Daily Devotional – 4/23/19 “Dear God,”

Dear God,

There’s a cry, within our city, that isn’t being heard and that is why I’m asking you to open our ears to hear. Father, we are losing too many of our children and adults to mental illness and suicide. Too many of our children are dying because of bullying and too much blood is being shed. God, pull back the curtains because this is no longer a thing we can continue to cover and hide. Families need help. Husbands and wives need help. Sons and daughters need help. Preachers and pastors need help. Doctors and lawyers need help. Principals and teachers need help. From the CEO to the janitor, from the servant to the one being served and from the lowest to the highest; we need help. For those contemplating suicide; don’t let the gun go off, don’t let the pills and alcohol work and don’t let the cut be deep enough. Stay the hand of the enemy that is fighting against the preacher/pastor who is doing all they can.

Let the person who need help, say it and then seek it. Let their cry be heard today by somebody who can help. Give us the power to not only write, I’m praying for you but also pray. My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from us, yet not as we will, but as You will. Hear the cry and heal the land. God, give those who seek you, an ear to hear the cry, eyes to see the signs, the mind to comprehend and the anointing to help. We need it God. We need you God. Send forth intercessors who will cry loud and spare not. Remove the veil from those who use your name in vain and bring forth those who has your ear and can turn things around. Convert the worship places back to hospitals and the altars to operating rooms. Send forth shepherds who have a heart to serve your sheep. Give us a mind to create war rooms, use them and then let us fight, by your might. For we’ve got to survive this! Dear God, have thine way.

Let the redeemed of the Lord say,
Amen.

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Daily Devotional – 2/27/19 – Trust God!

It’s been a while since I’ve penned a devotional and I’ve missed you all. I pray every one of you, reading this, is happy, healthy and whole. I pray that, since our last time together, you have been blessed beyond man’s measure, healed, delivered and set free. If by chance, life has thrown you a curve ball, death did what death does and left you grieving, sickness showed up and left you sad or all hell has broken loose … I am praying your faith does not fail. As for me, I’ve been good. Sure, I could list my complaints but they are meaningless. Instead, I’ll tell you that I took a week from social media as a time of consecration to God and it was the best thing I could have done. I plan to do this, more often. I started back at the gym, at 6:30 in the morning and baby, it has been a struggle yet I feel good. See, I’ve realized that although I’m cute in the face, I’m unhealthy in the waist and getting healthy spiritually means nothing if I’m still unhealthy naturally. This is my truth. Oh, I did finish another book, that released yesterday, while working on a few other things God will not allow me to slack on. I’m still carrying the mantle and preaching God’s word and still encouraged to go on.

And while this devotional really isn’t structured with one topic in mind, I simply stopped by to encourage somebody to keep going. Is it hard? Heck yes! Is it easier to give up? Heck, heck yes! But keep going. Let me share with you the verse of the day, I receive from this bible app I use. It says in Psalm 33:4, “For the word of the Lord holds true and we can trust everything He does.” Beloved, I don’t know what you’re going through or getting ready to face but you can trust God because His word holds true. What word? The promise He made to go before you and to never leave you nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:8). The promise He made to forgive you when you forgive others (Matthew 6:14). The promise He made to give you what you ask in prayer when you believe (Mark 11:24). It may not look like it but God’s word is true. It may not feel like God’s word is true, concerning you. You simply need faith. Faith that will allow you to tell the thing(s) that’s trying to defeat you to crumble and be no more and it will. Faith that will give you the power to speak healing, over yourself, and it manifests. Faith will let you keep going even when there is no more road or fight left. Trust God, with all of you and every part of your life because His word holds true, every time! Will you trust God?