Daily Devotional – 7/2/20 “How long?”

You cannot be the one doing the hitting, then hollering when you get hit back. What I mean by hitting is … Hurting, Ignoring, Threatening, Tormenting, Injuring, Neglecting and Grumbling against people. You get what you put out. Beloved, how long will you cry victim when you started it? Please understand, you are deemed the victim when you ARE the victim, not when you are the aggressor.

And understand, this is NOT for victims of abuse and mistreatment of any kind, but I am speaking to the bullies who are quick to want to strike. You know those who find joy in making others suffer. Those who find it easy to demean people on social media or attack through text. Those who belittle for the fun of it. You’re the bully and you cannot cry victim when the victim of your attacks strike back.

Bible shares in Isaiah 29:20-21, “The ruthless will vanish, the mockers will disappear, and all who have an eye for evil will be cut down–those who with a word make someone out to be guilty, who ensnare the defender in court and with false testimony deprive the innocent of justice.”

How long do you think you can get by hurting folk? How long do you think you can get away with doing people wrong? How long do you actually think you’ll prosper from stealing people’s stuff? Oh, and just because you don’t get caught, doesn’t mean you are getting away with it. God sees all. See, here’s the truth — the only reason some of you are still being blessed in spite of your evil ways, is because of God’s compassion and love for you, not your cleverness. But bless your heart if you think so.

There are some of y’all, in high places, whom God has snatched the oil from, and the only reason you’re still being promoted is because of your name, not the anointing. Some of y’all are hiding behind the pretense of being holy when you’re really hellish, and the only reason folk are not dying, on your watch, is because God’s hand is on His people. It’s not you boo. God hasn’t knocked you down, YET, because He’s giving you time to fix it. How long will you wait? How long will you act like this? Will you fix it before it’s too late? You won’t keep getting a pass.

Daily Devotional – 6/22/20 “Trust Your Father!”

On yesterday, I have the privilege to deliver God’s word at our church. Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS. I spoke from Genesis 22, when God instructed Abraham to offer his only son Isaac, whom he loved, as a burnt offering. A burnt offering that meant, whatever was being placed on the altar was to be burned in its entirety. Can you imagine what Abraham must have felt? Could you imagine being in his place?

However, here’s the blessing of the text. Isaac trusted his father. We can surmise that Isaac was of age where he could have fought being tied down to an altar. Yet, bible says in Genesis 22:9, “…Abraham built an altar and arranged the wood on it. Then he tied his son, Isaac, and laid him on the altar on top of the wood.” Why would Isaac go along with this, knowing what was about to happen? He trusted his father. Why? He’d never let him down before and his father told him, “God will provide a sheep for the burnt offering, my son.” He trusted his father.

Today, will you trust your Father God, the one who’s never let you down. Will you, child of God, who has been praying but on the verge of giving up, trust your father? For you, who woke up, fed up, messed up and tired; will you trust your father. For you who feel as if nothing you do, works and no matter how you pray, you cannot seem to get ahead; will you trust your father. Because here’s the truth of the matter, you may not be carrying the wood, on your way to the mountain but you’re carrying worry. You may not be carrying the thing to start the fire, but you’ve been fighting. God may not have asked you to offer yourself as a burnt offering but baby, some of y’all feel like you’ve been through hell’s fire and racked over the coals of condition, circumstance and struggle.

Here’s what I need you to do … pray, fast, faith this thang, get up and trust your father. Why should you? Because He’s never let you down. Yes, you may blame Him for some things that have happened in your life (it’s okay), you may be questioning Him about some more things (you can), you might be mad at Him about this & that (it’s okay); but if you’d take a real good look, you’d see that God has never left you. God, your father, is still right there and if you call Him, He’ll answer.

Pray, fast, faith this thang called life, get up and trust your Father.