Daily Devotional – 8/21/15 “This accessory may not be supported!”

Have you ever purchased a cheap charger only to plug it in to get the error message, “this accessory may not be supported?” Welp, I can imagine our spirit saying the same thing when we plug some of the stuff into us that we know good and well, don’t belong. Yea, I can just hear our spirits screaming, “accessory not supported,” every time we hook up to somebody we ain’t got any business intertwining our spirit with. I can just bet our spirit is hollering, “hold up; this accessory isn’t supported,” every time we try to make stuff fit into us that we know doesn’t mesh well with our innermost parts. That’s like eating something you know isn’t going to agree with your stomach. Yea, it may feel good going in but it sure doesn’t coming out. Oh, I can imagine God saying, “that accessory doesn’t fit,” when we try to make worldly stuff fit into His word to appease folk. Baby, the word doesn’t change and we shouldn’t change it because folk’s feelings get hurt. The bible says in 2 Timothy 3:16, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.” If it offends you; say ouch, repent and do better.

Understand this, not everybody or everything is fit for you. Why do you think clothes and shoes come in different colors and sizes? Why do you think there is different variety of stuff to choose from? You have to know who or what is compatible to your spirit before you go allowing them or it to be plugged in. Don’t you know plugging anything into you can cause damage? Yea, you might short-circuit and then you’ll be walking around with a dim light. Or you might go dead completely and then you’ll be walking around here wandering without knowing who or whose you are. Beloved, if you don’t get anything else; get is this, not everything is going to fit in your spiritual life and as a Saint of God you should be okay with that. Be okay with declining that party invitation, be fine with not hanging out with them and be alright with not going there. This is your life and only you will be giving an account at judgment. Be careful who you allow to plug into your spirit because their accessory may not be supported!

Daily Devotional – 10/17/14 “Update and restart!”

Its Friday y’all! Praise the Lord with me! Even though I have to work on tomorrow, I still look forward to my weekends. But as I sit at my computer, it is prompting me to restart (after installing some updates) and if I don’t catch this little box thing every now and then to postpone it, it’s going to restart on it’s own and I’ll be screwed because it’ll restart in the middle of me working. Now, ok … Y’all know me but as I was sitting here I was thinking, how, as Saints, if we would upgrade our knowledge of God’s word every now and then and restart ourselves how much better we would be for the up building of God’s kingdom. I mean, just think about it. We update our computers, telephones and electronics with the latest updates yet we don’t update ourselves with the latest knowledge of God because if you’re a seasoned Saint you think you know everything and if you are a young Saint you think you know everything. But do we, really? Every scripture can be interpreted a hundred different ways to a hundred different people on a hundred different days but not if you don’t know them. Yet, how can you be taught a scripture if you haven’t read it for yourself?

If you’re wondering why your hope is falling short pick up your bible for Romans 15:4 tells us, “Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.” 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.” Every now and then, update the software inside of you and restart and see if it doesn’t make a difference in your life. See if it doesn’t make your shine better. See if it doesn’t make you run a little faster. See if it doesn’t give you a boost of energy to fight the enemy off harder than before. Stay up on your game because the enemy sure in hell stays up on his. Update and restart because you might just find it was what you needed after all.