Daily Devotional – 5/7/14 “Stand on what you believe in!”

Why is it so easy for us to lay our beliefs down? I mean, we are quick to “preach” on Facebook but as soon as someone’s feelings get hurt, we back pedal and apologize. You stand up in worship service on Sunday agreeing with the word of God but as soon as a friend’s feelings get hurt because you don’t believe in what they believe in, your words change. Why is that? I heard on the radio this morning that Porsha from Atlanta Housewives called herself an Evangelist 3 years ago and used to preach in a church there yet as soon as a recording she did came out she started apologizing to people for the things she said. Oh, but they were right 3 years ago. What happened to standing on God’s word? Why is it so easy for use to forget what the bible says? Listen, let me make something perfectly clear … I don’t judge anybody nor do I condemn you for the life you decide to live; whatever it maybe, however don’t try to push your beliefs on me and I’ll return the favor yet I won’t apologize for my love of God and what His words say. I’m not going to stand and argue with you over what’s right and what’s wrong because if I follow the scripture, it’ll win every time.

Yes, it is my Christian duty to share God’s word with you but I won’t beat you over the head with it. Yes, it’s my Christian duty to tell you what is considered right and wrong but I won’t burn you at the stake because you have to learn from your own mistakes. It’s my Christian duty to teach God’s word but I won’t drown you in it because the bible says that YOU should study for yourself. All I’m saying is don’t dip in God’s word when it’s convenient for you and then shake it off because someone is looking. If you’re a man or woman of God (this is for anyone who is a baptized believer) then you should stand on His word at all times. Don’t apologize for not going club hopping, for not smoking, for not drinking and for not sleeping around; stand on what you believe in. Don’t apologize for going to worship service, bible study, prayer meeting and choir rehearsal; stand on what you believe in. Don’t apologize for loving God first; stand on what you believe in. If I lose a few friends, then goodbye because I’d rather surround myself with likeminded friends who won’t cast me away when I fall but they’ll pray for me while picking me up. If my phone stop ringing for calls to go out, that’s ok because I’d rather answer the calls of those who need me instead. I’m standing on what I believe in because my bibles tells me in 2 Timothy 2:15, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” I am not ashamed of what I believe in and for that I will stand on God’s word every time!

Daily Devotional – 4/7/14 “Stop claiming what you can’t handle!”

Yea, stopping claiming a position if you’re not fully capable of meeting the requirements of filling it. You claim to be a teacher (of any kind) yet you don’t carry yourself as one and then you wonder why no one is learning when the bible says in Titus 2:7, “And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching.” You claim to be a teacher of God’s word yet you act worse in the streets than nonbelievers when James 3:1 says, “Dear brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged more strictly.” You’ve claimed God’s calling but you’ll stand in the pulpit preaching from your flesh because you’ve yet to seek God when 2 Timothy 2:15 says, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” You claim to be a leader in the church yet you’re so full of hell no one would dare follow you. You claim to be someone’s husband but you don’t want the responsibilities of the title when you’re supposed to be the head of your house. You claim to be someone’s wife but you only do the things a wife is supposed to do when it’s convenient for you. You claim to be grown yet you act like a child whenever time permits. You claim to be a Christian yet you steal, lie, cheat and hurt folk every chance you get. You claim to be delivered yet you still dabble in those things that had you addicted. You claim to have a testimony yet no one has heard it. You claim to be healed yet no one ever saw you sick. You claim to have been made new yet all we still see is the old you. All I’m trying to say is stop claiming what you’re not and stop claiming that which you know you’re not capable of handling. When you claim it, you’ve asked for it which now makes it yours which further means you are now responsible for everything that comes with it. Don’t claim it if you can’t handle it!