Daily Devotional – 12/22/15 “Can God trust you?”

It’s the holiday season; can God trust you to do what’s right? What do I mean? Can God trust you not to overspend? Can God trust you to pay your tithes instead of buying gifts? Can God trust you to go to worship instead of being hung over? Can God trust you with the blessings you keep asking for? Can God trust you with the overflow and elevation you stand in the need of? Can God trust you to fulfill your assignment? Can God trust you with the spouse you’ve been seeking? Can God trust you with your healing? Can God trust you to praise Him? Can God trust you with the little before the lot? Can God trust you?

Can God trust you

See, I am declaring on today your breakthrough but God has to be able to trust you with it. I’m praying on today for your deliverance but you have to be trustworthy. Is that you? Oh, I’m glad God doesn’t check our credit but He will check our devotion. No, God doesn’t check references but He will check our serving. God doesn’t need to do a background check but He will check our present. Can we be trusted? You can’t expect God to bless you when He doesn’t even recognize your voice. That’s like me shouting “hey” in a busy restaurant, only the one who knows my voice will turn around. All I’m asking is this … Can you be trusted with what you’re asking God for? You can’t ask God for a car when He can’t trust you to pay the car note or keep it up. You can’t keep asking God to show you the way if He can’t trust you to look. You can’t ask God to get you out if He can’t trust you to get out when He opens the door. You can’t expect God to abundantly bless you if He can’t trust you to trust in Him. Can God trust you?

“You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name.” John 15:16

Daily Devotional – 1/16/15 “Are you dependable?”

Are you dependable? Can you be counted on? When you are invited, can you be counted in the number? When something is planned, can you be penciled in? Are you reliable? Are you trustworthy? If God had to pick someone to be tested, could He choose you? Would your faith withstand the test? Would you be like Job and make it through? Even after friends walk off after a few days, would you stay? When your family can no longer hang in there with you, will you still stay? When folk holler at you to give up because it’s no longer worth it to them, will you still stay? Can God depend on you? I find it strange that as Saints of God being in God, walking in this Christian way of life; we are all for the bless part of righteous living yet we throw in the towel at the first sign of trouble. I mean, we are all in the ship with God when the weather is good; the sun is shining and the cool air is blowing but baby as soon as the storm hits, the boat starts rocking, the water begins hitting against the side of the boat and it seems like we are about to sink; we start looking for a way out. Yea, when times are good we barely seek God, rarely talk to Him and don’t even look for us to come to worship service but let financial trouble hit, sickness start attacking our body or a close family member, child start acting crazy, marriage get in trouble or hell creep in your home; can’t nobody in the house beat you praying.

Why can’t God get the same dependability from us in and out of trouble? Isn’t He worth it? Doesn’t He come see about us in and out of trouble? Isn’t He dependable? When we call Him, doesn’t He come? When we seek Him, can He not be found? Yet God is still saying today like Jesus said to the disciples in Matthew 9:37, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” Don’t you get it? There are so many among us that are sick, heavy with burdens, depressed, suicidal, addicted to whatever, going through things in their own homes, dealing with things on their jobs and this is in the church; God needs dependable people who are willing to work for Him to help His people. There are more Saints suffering than sinners because sinners are living in their sins yet Saints are trying to cover theirs up. It’s time out y’all. More Saints are going to hell, more Saints are being used by the enemy and more of them are in the church doing it! This has got to stop. God needs dependable folk who are willing to do His will and He needs us now. Are you dependable? Can you be counted on? Can God depend on you? If you have to think about the answer to these questions, right now is a good time to change.