Daily Devotional – June 4, 2020 “You are royalty!”

Do you know who you are? Do you know what you possess? Do you know the greatness you carry and the things you can birth? Do you know what you are? Look, our world is in unrest. No, I’m lying, black people are in a constant state of unrest due to the continued acts of racism. Understand me, this is a devotional blog but I’m still a black woman living in a world with people who don’t see me as equal. From the pulpit to corporate America, folk think I have to prove myself to them because of the color of my skin and my gender. I won’t.

Here’s what I will do though, I’m going to walk boldly with my head held high because I don’t owe anybody an explanation or an apology. It took me a while to get here but baby, I’m here now, showing who God has made me. Because it was He who created a smart, educated, anointed, gifted and cute semi-sweet chocolate, thick thang who has been cultivated in circumstances that gave me strength to push passed boundaries. I am who I am, and I don’t expect you to accept me, but you will respect me. It took me some time, but I know who I am now.

So, let me ask. Who are you? Stop looking at what people say, who are you. Stop waiting on the validation of anybody else, who are you? See, Bible tells us who we are, and it isn’t race or gender specific. It’s who we are, in God. In First Peter 2:9-10 (KJV), Bible tells me, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.”

Bible says at first, we weren’t a people but now we’re people of God. At first, we had not obtained mercy, but now we do. At first, you may not have had an identity, but now you do. You are a peculiar people, not as in odd or strange, yet meaning a people for a special reservation. And I just need to encourage you, my brothers and my sisters, in Christ, to hold your head up, knowing who you are and what you possess because you are filled with greatness. Don’t ever allow anyone to take that from you. You are royalty, doggone it! You just need to know it, believe it and show it!

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Daily Devotional – 5/5/20 “Do it again!”

The enemy has confused you into believing you won’t succeed or nothing you set out to do will prosper. That funky enemy has you fighting yourself, sabotaging your relationship and thinking crazy thoughts. You got up today messy as hell because you laid down with the enemy attached to your back. Beloved, it’s the enemy’s job to get you to ruin relationships, fail at your job, flunk out of class, hold off on opening the business, not beat the addiction, hush and not pray and shut your bible. He also knows you don’t believe enough in yourself, so he’ll plant the small seed of doubt and sit back to watch you destroy everything God purposed for your life.

However, I have enough crazy faith to declare that whatever the enemy is trying to do in the lives of folk around me today won’t prosper! I have enough praying power within me to shift whatever attack the enemy thought was about to prevail! I got enough faith on the inside of me that whatever the enemy was getting ready to release won’t even ignite into a flame. For whoever you are who’s suffering in your pit, I urge you to cry out to God. I don’t care if you’ve cried the last seven days straight, make today number eight and continue until He answers. Whoever you are, being tormented with the demons of your thoughts, I need you to turn it over to God, He’s waiting on you to release it. Whoever you are, who’s drowning in your sorrows, stand up and surrender to God.

Today, I’m praying for you even when you don’t know it because the enemy can’t have you and I will make sure he knows it. Whoever you are, who needs to be reminded that someone is praying for you, here I am. If you need to be reminded that someone believes in you, here I am. If you need to be reminded that someone cares, here I am. I’m praying with and for you that your faith, especially now, does not fail.

Yes, I know you’ve probably tried, and it didn’t work but do it again until it does. If you happen to fall, get up and do it again. If it breaks you, heal then do it again. If it makes you cry, cry then do it again. If you must scream, scream but do it again. If you have to throw everything away, scrap it then do it again. I believe in you and you got this!

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