Daily Devotional – 9/10/15 “The eye of your storm!”

You may be in the midst of your storm with stuff being shuffled all around you and it feels like you’re about to lose your mind. Your finances are in chaos, family going through hell, church folk got you stressing, spouse has you drinking, job got you thinking about walking off when you know good and well you can’t afford to miss a check and you’re trying to figure out which way to go when both seem wrong … Well, baby push through! Don’t you know that even in the midst of a storm there is an eye where the sky is clear, the wind is light and the weather is calm? It’s in the center of the storm which means you have to pass through the storm to get to it. Yea, I know it’s hard and the wind of hurt is pushing you but go. I know it hurts and the negativity, pain, abuse, misuse, being lied on, talked about, cast aside and being stepped on keeps hitting you on every side but go. Yea, I know the tears of shame, mistakes, regret, could have, should have, what if and all that is blurring your vision but go. Why? Because the Lord, our God has already gone ahead of us to ensure thangs work out. You don’t have to take my word for it but the bible doesn’t lie and Deuteronomy 31:8 says, “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

Beloved look, go through whatever it is you’re going through at this appointed time. Push through whatever it is you don’t think you are strong enough to get through. Praise in and out of whatever it is folk are saying about you because when it’s all said and done, you’ll make it to the eye of your storm where there is calm and peace. Don’t give up now when you are almost there. Will it be perfect in the eye of your storm? No, but God has made sure there is protection, provision and most of all prosperity there. Will all of your troubles go away? No but there you’ll find a recharging station to revive the dead places in your spirit that’ll give you strength to go back into battle ready to fight. Will this be the end of your storms? Probably not but the bible says in Deuteronomy 31:6, “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Whatever it is you’re facing at this moment in your life, don’t count it out as being for a purpose. Go through your storm because in the midst of it, there is peace, calm and clear skies but you have to go through it to get to it.

Daily Devotional – 9/4/15 “Uncomfortable position!”

I know it’s late in the day but I had an appointment this morning to have my annual mammogram so I got a late start. And as I sit here and think about how uncomfortable the mammogram is, I can’t help but to think of the many lives this uncomfortable test has also saved. So that brings me to my next thought … God has to sometimes put us in some uncomfortable positions in order to save us. Yea, God has to sometimes put us in some uncomfortable places in order for us to see Him clearly. God has to sometimes allow our feet to tread into some uncomfortable territories in order for us to know that He can save us like He said He could. God sometimes allows us to be uncomfortable in our mess long enough for us to see Him manifested through our coming out of it. It’s never comfortable being sick yet we have to go through it in order to get the revelation of healing. Losing your job, having your stuff repossessed, house foreclosed on and all your bills behind is uncomfortable yet God allows us to go through this stress in order for us to see Him working when we come through it with our mind, reclaiming everything!

Oh, I know it doesn’t feel good to be in that uncomfortable position but it won’t be long before it’s over. Have you ever ridden in a car with too many folk? Didn’t you eventually make it to your destination? Have you ever grew up in a house and had to share a bed with a sibling that slept wild and you ended up in an uncomfortable position? Yet now you can look back on the memories and laugh? Ever been crammed in an elevator, pushed all the way to the back and you felt like you were in an uncomfortable position and it looked like you would miss your floor? Oh but when the elevator opens, the folk made room for you to get out? It’s the same way with God. Yes, my brother; yes, my sister; you may be in an uncomfortable position at this very moment and although I don’t know the cause of your dilemma, know this … when it’s time for it to end, God will make a way out for you. Don’t give up. It may not feel good where you are but don’t give up on God! Your uncomfortable position is positioning you for a push into your purpose!