Daily Devotional – 10/7/19 “Sober up!”

When a person is grieving, coming out of a bad relationship, angry, bitter or etc.; you tend to make decisions from that place. At the time, you probably feel as though that decision is the right one … until you sober up. Oh, you didn’t know you can be intoxicated from feelings? Yep, you can and in that intoxicated state, you might just do or say something you’ll regret later. This is why, you have to stop making decisions with your emotions. Baby, a bad relationship, the one when you were drunk in lust, will have you regretting some stuff, when that haze is gone and you’re clear-headed. That grief will have you getting tattoos, you’ll regret when the pain is more manageable, and you can think clearer. That anger will have you kicking up a dust storm and saying some stuff, you don’t even remember and can’t take back, once the dust settles. This is why you shouldn’t post, when you’re angry. You shouldn’t make drastic decisions, when you’re hurting. You shouldn’t sign your name, when you’re under pressure. You shouldn’t make life altering plans, when you’re under the influence.

In Second Timothy 4, Paul is talking to Timothy on how he should carry himself when preaching God’s word. And although you may not be a preacher, evangelist etc.; we all serve in the ministry of God, as children of God. Therefore, this scripture, Second Timothy 4:5, applies to you, for it says, “But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.” Evangelist, one definition is, “a zealous advocate of something.” This should be all of us, who are called God’s children. What I’m sharing is, stop doing stuff when you’re intoxicated and under the influence of feelings. If you don’t, you might just find yourself under arrest with a DUI (deceiving under the influence), DWI (defiling while intoxicated), DWT (desiring while tipsy), PWT (preaching while tow-up), DUP (delivering under pressure) and DWD (desperate while damaged). Beloved, get sober or get pulled over … by God. And if you didn’t know this, His penalties carry a far greater weight than man.

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12:38 AM Prayer

God,

I pray your spirit will saturate and comfort your children, who need you. Father, in this watch hour, I petition your throne to confront every storm of destruction and every wave of distraction that is being put into motion against your people. Father, destroy every curse that tries to steal blessings, stop purpose, interrupt destinies and dismantle the attack; before it even begins.

There’s somebody restless with worry and tossing because their pillow is wet with tears. There’s somebody who keeps drinking, just to stop the visions of the worst day of their life. Somebody is starring at pills, to quiet the voices. Somebody is in the eye of the storm and chaos is everywhere they look.

God, rescue your people.

That’s why I’m up, at this very hour, praying for peace. This is why, I’m up, praying for light to cast out the darkness during the darkest time of night. God, I’m decreeing peace, right now. Even if we don’t understand, give peace to trust your plan.

Father, I’m pleading the blood of your only son Jesus, right now. Why? For those who need to feel your touch and see you work. I’m pleading the blood of Jesus. Why? For somebody who simply needs you. I’m pleading the blood. Why? Because you said, if I ask in faith, it shall be. I’m asking for those who can’t find the words, those to weak to pray, to tired to cry and to angry to believe.

Allow my faith to cover them and don’t allow their faith to fail.

Amen.