Daily Devotional – 5/6/15 “Who are you hooked too?”

When your car battery is dead, you hook it up to another battery that is full of life for a charge. When your electronic device dies or is dying, you plug it into an electrical outlet to recharge its battery – it gets hooked back up. When your tire is low, you hook an air hose onto the tire to re-pump it full of air. When man is on the verge of death, life saving measures is sometimes taken in the form of them being hooked up to machines that breathes for them. When you’re in heart surgery, you’re hooked up to a heart bypass machine that keeps your body alive while your heart is being worked on. When you’re addicted to something, you’re hooked on it. When you can’t get enough of someone, you’re hooked on them. When you go fishing and you catch a fish, it takes the bait; it’s caught on your hook … What am I trying to say? Well, you need to be careful who and what you hook up too. Yea, Psalm 1:1 says, “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers.” See, not only are you blessed by what you do but you’re also blessed by the company you keep. You need to be careful who you hook up with! Who are you hooking up with? 2 Corinthians 6:14 says, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?”

Yea, I know you’re trying to show yourself friendly but baby; you’ve got to be careful who you hook up with. It’s like buying a cheap charger for your expensive phone, they won’t all work. Haven’t you seen the warning that comes up on the iPhone when you plug just any charger into it? It’ll say, “This accessory may not be supported,” well that’s how some folk and things are to our spirit, “They may not be supported!” This is why you have to be careful who you allow to hook up to your spirit. Yea, I know you want everybody to go with you but beloved, everybody won’t make the cut, everybody can’t handle your elevation, everybody can’t take it – they may not support your spirit! My God! You’ve got to be able to unplug before it overloads you and then you’ve got to be alright with it. What’s the sense of constantly having something plugged in that’s draining your spirit? What’s the sense of consistently having something hooked up to you that’s not replenishing your power? Chile, you’d better learn who you need to be hooked up with. The greatest power source there is to have is God. He, who can recharge, refreshes, restores and renews you all in one sitting. For Isaiah 40:29 says, “He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.” Be careful who you hook up with!

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Daily Devotional – 2/17/15 “Who are you hooking up with? “

People often time ask my husband what it’s like living in the house with me now that I’ve accepted my calling into ministry, “what is it like living with a minister”? I don’t know what people think changed in our household because I am still the same person; I just have a different path, purpose and position now, yet I didn’t accept it without my husband being fully aware of it. Truth is God knows our destiny because He created it which means, He knows who our spouse will be to handle it (if we allow Him to lead us to the one we are destined to be with). This is why we have to be careful who we attach our spirits too. This is why we have to be mindful who we hook up with. Everybody isn’t capable to walk this spiritual walk with us and we can’t expect them to. Being spiritual, being a Christian, a Saint of God is a day-to-day thing that we have to prepare for daily and it isn’t easy when we have to fight against spiritual evil that tries to destroy us. Now, imagine having to fight against spiritual wickedness and somebody in your own home. You shouldn’t! This is why you have to make sure the person you are hooked up with is hooked up to the right source which is God. You need to make sure that when you can’t get a prayer through, your spouse can. You have to be sure that when you don’t know who to call, they can call Jesus louder than you can.

Baby, listen (I don’t know who this is for) but you can’t be a Christian and your fiancé/spouse/significant other doesn’t believe in God; it won’t work. That’s like buying a car that runs off gas but you don’t believe in gas; it doesn’t make sense. You have to be equally yoked with a person in order for your physical and spiritual relationship to survive. The bible says in 2 Corinthians 6:14, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” Yea, I know you thought you could change them but baby it took God to change you; you can’t change nobody, you don’t have that power! Yes, this spiritual thang is hard and I get frustrated sometimes and even though my husband isn’t the chairman of the deacon board, he understands but it was God’s doing, not mine. This is why you’ve got to be careful who you hook up with because they’ll start putting stuff in your spirit that’ll have you second guessing your purpose, questioning your vision, and rethinking your path. Be careful who you attach yourself too because they’ll have you getting fed from the wrong bed of nourishment. Be careful who you hook up with, they may not be getting the same watts of power as you!