Daily Devotional – 7/31/2020 “Urge vs Urgency

When a woman is in labor, there’s pain during delivery and all she wants is that thang out of her and quick, playa!

Yet, here’s what I learned. You can’t push simply because you want it out. In order to reduce the decelerations of the baby’s heartbeat and to promote a more safer delivery, it’s better for mother to push when she feels the urge.

What are you getting at Pastor?

Some of y’all are in spiritual labor and the pain is heightened, contractions coming every 3 to 5 minutes, lasting 45-90 seconds; you’re crying, snotting, screaming and acting silly because you want this thang out. However, you need to wait. Why? Well, pushing is most effective when the mother feels the urge to push.

Some of you are pushing and your cervix ain’t even dilated yet or the “baby” (fruit of your labor) is crowning and the perineum needs to stretch gradually. Keep on pushing when it’s not time, and you might tear some stuff up that has the potential to cause more pain that could have been avoided.

I know you’re ready for it, get into position, but push when you feel the urge, not for urgency.

“Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the LORD. “Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb? ” says your God.” — Isaiah ‭66:9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Daily Devotional – 7/2/20 “How long?”

You cannot be the one doing the hitting, then hollering when you get hit back. What I mean by hitting is … Hurting, Ignoring, Threatening, Tormenting, Injuring, Neglecting and Grumbling against people. You get what you put out. Beloved, how long will you cry victim when you started it? Please understand, you are deemed the victim when you ARE the victim, not when you are the aggressor.

And understand, this is NOT for victims of abuse and mistreatment of any kind, but I am speaking to the bullies who are quick to want to strike. You know those who find joy in making others suffer. Those who find it easy to demean people on social media or attack through text. Those who belittle for the fun of it. You’re the bully and you cannot cry victim when the victim of your attacks strike back.

Bible shares in Isaiah 29:20-21, “The ruthless will vanish, the mockers will disappear, and all who have an eye for evil will be cut down–those who with a word make someone out to be guilty, who ensnare the defender in court and with false testimony deprive the innocent of justice.”

How long do you think you can get by hurting folk? How long do you think you can get away with doing people wrong? How long do you actually think you’ll prosper from stealing people’s stuff? Oh, and just because you don’t get caught, doesn’t mean you are getting away with it. God sees all. See, here’s the truth — the only reason some of you are still being blessed in spite of your evil ways, is because of God’s compassion and love for you, not your cleverness. But bless your heart if you think so.

There are some of y’all, in high places, whom God has snatched the oil from, and the only reason you’re still being promoted is because of your name, not the anointing. Some of y’all are hiding behind the pretense of being holy when you’re really hellish, and the only reason folk are not dying, on your watch, is because God’s hand is on His people. It’s not you boo. God hasn’t knocked you down, YET, because He’s giving you time to fix it. How long will you wait? How long will you act like this? Will you fix it before it’s too late? You won’t keep getting a pass.