Daily Devotional – 8/17/15 “We take for granted … “

I was talking to my mom and sister on yesterday and we were speaking on how blessed we’ve been. The death angel hasn’t been camped out at our houses, no major diseases, all of our children are still alive, all of my uncles and aunts are alive and well, I have all my cousins and my nieces and nephews, I still got grandma and even our spouses yet we take it all for granted; most times. Oh, I know we aren’t the only ones because as fleshly bodies, we sometimes take the passing minute for granted … until it’s too late. We don’t value life, we don’t appreciate time, we aren’t grateful for family and we sure don’t give God his due honor. What in the world is going on? We glorify reality television when the truth of the matter is, it isn’t reality. You have women that will spend more money to sew hair into their heads than to decently clothe their children. You have men who will spend all their time working in a warehouse just to go out to pay hundreds of dollars on a pair on tennis shoes instead of paying for a GED program or a college course in order to better themselves to be better men. What in the world is going on? Folk complain about tithing yet don’t complain about popping bottles. You want to blame the pastor for the church being in distress when it’s the sheep roaming in wrong pastures. It’s time we fix this thang!

Baby, you can’t keep expecting things to work out for you when you keep speaking evil on other folk lives. Keep your mouth off of folk. You do know that once you speak it, it’s said; right? There is no taking it back. That’s like trying to unscramble an egg or unbreak a plate – It can’t be done. Watch your mouth! You cannot continue to take life for granted and think you’ll have time to get it right. Time has no respect of person and it won’t wait on you just because you asked it too. As a people of God, it’s time to get right. Stop playing with God and stop playing with your life. I am not saying that it’ll be an overnight change because with any change, it’ll take time but if you are willing to make a change; it should be evident. If I say I am working out to lose weight, after a while a change should be seen. And if you are working on your spirituality, to be greater than you were, a change should be evident by your living. You have to make the choice and the changes necessary to be pleasing in God’s sight. Just don’t wait too long!

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