Daily Devotional – 2/28/18 “I’ll thank God for you!”

This morning I have this feeling in my spirit and I don’t know who it is for. To be honest, I don’t even know what it’s for but I’ll tell the Lord, thank you sir. Thank you for whatever it is you are about to do for somebody today. Thank you for the healing you are about manifest today. Thank you for the return of every seed that has been sown in good ground, today. Thank you for allowing the suffering to pay off, today. Thank you for promotion, today. Thank you for enlargement, today. Simply thank you sir.

I could go on and on but God, I just want to thank you for what you are about to do for my brother/sister who is reading this. You know, the one who tossed and turned all night. The one who was counting on the income tax check to help keep their head above water but didn’t get it. The one whose car wouldn’t start this morning and they have no more money to put into it. The one who is going to yet another job interview and still waiting. The one who has to sit through more hours of tests at another doctor’s office. The one who is still grieving. The one who has to make funeral arrangements. The one who has to look their abuser in the face. The one who is still fighting charges for a crime they didn’t commit. The one whose electricity is turned off for nonpayment. The one who is drowning in debt. The one who wants to do right but wrong keeps showing up. The one who believes in you but the enemy is using that small twinge of doubt. The one who is still bitter and angry. The one who is being haunted by generational curses. God, those who have need of you. Whatever it is you are about to do, thank you God in advance. They may not believe it but I believe enough for them so I am standing in the gap declaring that it is so. So beloved, rest while I thank God on your behalf. While you get yourself together, I will tell God thank you on your behalf. For Jesus prayed to God in John 17:14-15, “I have given them your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one.”

Jesus has you covered beloved so I’ll thank Him for you!

Daily Devotional – 11/6/17 “Mirror, mirror!”

“Mirror, mirror I see; what would my reflection show if you were to know the dark parts of me?”

If you could no longer hide the scars, the tear stains and the secrets of your heart; what would your reflection show? If you could no longer hide the molestation and abuse, what would your reflection show? If you had to own up to the truth of your addictions, what would your reflection show? If covering up the many one night stands or empty relationships were no longer an option, what would your reflection show? If for one day, all of your skeletons were on display, what would your reflection show? Hard questions, I know but if we can be honest for a moment; a lot of us toil with these thoughts every day. What if they knew this about me? What if they find out about my past? What if they knew my daily sin? Well, what if they did? What if they knew? So what if “they” happen to have an opinion. To hell with those overly religious, shade throwing, filthy mouth judgers; they don’t have a heaven or hell to put you in. Oh, they can make your life hellish on earth but why let them.

You do realize that those “they” folk have a past too, right? Oh, they are still sinning too and the only reason they are bold enough to call you out on yours is because nobody has been bold enough to call them out on theirs. But they aren’t even worth that because the truth of the matter is, God could, at any moment, expose any of us. However, here is where you shout, God says to us just as He did to Israel in Isaiah 43:25, “I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.” Beloved, God doesn’t forgive and forget because of us, we ain’t all that, but He does because of Him. Neither does God wipe our slate clean simply because He doesn’t have anything else to do but He does it for what He will have us to do. This is why He’ll pick us up each time we fall. This is why He will forgive us even when we do what we promised Him we would not do again. It isn’t for you but it’s because of what God has already placed in you. So the question now is, when will you return to God and give Him all of you? Baby, He already knows your secrets and He still counts you savable. He already knows your transgressions and still calls you His treasure. God knows what you did last night and He still counted in the number to wake up this morning.