Daily Devotional – 6/17/19 “Blooming time!”

My grandmother loves gardening, whether it’s flowers or vegetables, she’s always been able to grow whatever. However, there’d be times I’d see her pruning a plant or flower that looked dead, to me. She’d be breaking up the soil, adding water and clipping dead leaves and the entire time I’m saying, “why is she dealing with that dead stuff.” Here’s what I grew to realize. It looked dead to me because I wasn’t trained to know, it wasn’t that plant’s season to bloom. Grams knew therefore, she’d spend time pruning and preparing a plant, I thought was dead. And somebody, you’re looking at the seeds you’ve planted and trying to figure out why, although they’re growing, they look dead – it isn’t blooming time yet. You’re trying to understand why you aren’t receiving any of the things you’ve been asking God for – it isn’t blooming time yet. Yea, I know you’re tired and thinking about giving up but stay grounded. See, had grandma bothered those flowers, that looked dead to me, she would have disturbed their roots, risking their chance of blooming. So, you beloved, stay grounded and don’t disturb your roots. There’s something going on, inside, that’s setting you up for blooming time.

Yes, to the untrained eye it may look dead, but we serve a God who can breathe life into dry bones and they’ll live. All you must do is hold on and trust God’s harvesting schedule. I know you’re looking at your checking account and thinking about another check advance but wait, don’t disturb the roots. You’re looking at the circumstances and want to reply to that text but wait, don’t disturb the roots. I know you’re anxious but beloved, a flower knows when to bloom because of a gene that’s within them. It tells them, “Wake up, it’s time to bloom,” and the plant starts making leaves/flowers. You’ve been blessed with a gene, too, it’s called the Holy Spirit and when it’s time, He’ll shake you and say, “Get up, it’s time to bloom.” Bloom, a verb that means, “to mature into achievement of one’s potential.” I know you’re tired but wait because in due time, the Holy spirit will tap you and say, “Get up son/daughter, its blooming time.” If you wait, until blooming time, you’ll see the evidence of God manifesting. Doors, you didn’t knock on, will start opening. Things you didn’t ask for, you’ll receive. You’ll be extended invitations by folk you didn’t even know knew you. Your ministry will overflow, and you’ll stand in places you’ve only dreamt of … IN YOUR SEASON OF BLOOM. Stop rushing the process because if you bloom too early, you could do more harm than good. Galatians 6:9, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

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Daily Devotional – 5/7/19 “Trust God’s Process”


For years I fought God. (Sometimes, I still unintentionally do) Yes, I was in church but church wasn’t in me. I could recite scriptures but I was still in a place of suffering. I was faithful to worship but I wasn’t worshipping and the truth is, I didn’t know how because I was wounded. Somewhere on this journey, I was wounded by church. Maybe it was due to being tired of traditions, overlooked because of the gender I was born with, overworked but undervalued. Whatever it was, I was in worship with open wounds. Then God called me, He chose me and He set me apart and I knew things had to change. So, I said YES to grace and I said YES to God.


Did it mean all my suffering would end? No, sometimes the weight feels even heavier now but it was God intentionally lengthening my journey because He needs me capable of handling destiny. The days when funds are low, they’re preparing me for destiny. The nights of not being able to sleep, preparation for destiny. Being talked about, preparation for destiny. The unextended invitations, preparation for destiny. Those nights I stayed up pacing, God was preparing me for the nights I now stay up to pray. Those days I wanted to give up, God was preparing me to now stand in the gap for those who seek encouragement from me on the days it’s you who wants to throw it in. Those times we suffered in marriage, God was preparing me to tell you how to push through in yours. Those times we suffer financially prepare us to now help somebody else survive.


I shared this because you need to know … God isn’t making you suffer intentionally, He’s intentionally lengthening your journey because He needs you ready when you get to destiny. Understand, you may be walking in your destiny now but it doesn’t mean you’ve reached the part where it pays better, the stress isn’t so heavy, your money ain’t funny or etc. Truth is, God needs you prepared to handle everything that comes with destiny. See, when you reach the platform of true destiny; the pain, the problems, the people, the purpose AND the paychecks are different (increase). If you can’t handle being talked about, lied on, overlooked, underpaid and tired on this level; you sure in heaven, won’t make it in destiny.

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