Daily Devotional – 2/4/2020 “In four days …”

In four days, I’m stepping out on faith and out of my comfort zone to do something God gave me last year. I’m hosting my very first ministerial event called Surviving Me. If you follow me on social media then you’ve seen the posts, but I wanted to share it here, on the blog for two reasons. One, so you’ll know and two, to encourage somebody to trust God and do it. Yes, it may be scary but if He gave you the plans; He’ll also provide the people, place, provisions, protection and peace.

See, I never had intentions of doing this because Surviving Me was only a scene in my book Broken but then I started getting messages about it and God wouldn’t leave me alone. I wrote it on a sticky note and pinned it to the wall in my Prayer Room and left it. God was still tugging at my heart, so I told Him, if this is meant, you make the way. Be careful what you tell God (LOL).

A little about Surviving Me. God and I are calling this, A Night of Worship: Divorce Edition because it’s designed almost like a divorce trial where we, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, prayer, song and God’s word; will divorce everything that causes us to abandon or abort our purpose. It is our prayer, that through this service, we divorce flesh and marry spirit. We divorce anger, bitterness, low self-esteem etc. to become who God has called us to be. Because let’s face it, sometimes, we’re our own worst enemy.

For this night, there is no cost and no registration fee; only a night of worship. There will be three speakers. Rev. LoTarsha Dillard, Arbeny Hunter and myself. There will also be prayer, praise and worship, a welcome and solo. I’ve scheduled two hours but fully intending to allow God to have total control.

Am I nervous? Yes, but not fearful because God gave me the vision and I trust Him enough to go forth, believing He’s going to see it through. I believe He’s going to prick the hearts of those who need to be in attendance and even those who He’ll send to sow into it. In other words, I’M BELIEVING and TRUSTING GOD. Y’all, I never want to be in the spotlight, but I know this event is not about me. It’s for some young lady who will be in the midst. It’s for somebody’s sister who is on the verge of giving up, but they won’t because their sister will come home telling them about #SurvivingMe. It’s for a mother, pastor, preacher, first lady, teacher, CEO, educator, guidance counselor, therapist, janitorial worker, warehouse worker, forklift driver, business owner, author, nurse, doctor, fire fighter, EMT, pilot, manager, etc. who feels hopeless, lost and their faith is falling.

Together, we’re SURVIVING ME!

If you’re in Memphis or surrounding areas, join us. If you are unable to attend, please send your prayers and if you would like to sow a seed, you may do so via cashapp ($RevKisha) or paypal.me/authorlakisha. If you’d like to order a Surviving Me Journal, click here or for any questions, you may reach me at authorlakisha@gmail.com.

Trust God. I did and in four days …

Luke 1:45, “And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.”

Daily Devotional – January 27, 2020 “What’s the answer?”

When tragedy happens, it is during this time we tend to question things. It’s a natural reaction when we don’t understand why certain things happen. One moment you’re celebrating birth and the next, death. One moment you’re happy and the next, tears won’t stop. One moment you’re going about your day and the next, sickness shifts what you know to be normal. One minute you’re driving to work and the next, your car is being slammed by somebody who ran the light. One moment you’re making plans for tomorrow and the next, funeral arrangements. One moment you’re in a helicopter headed about your normal business and the next, you’re gone.

Why do things happen?

I wish I had the answer but here’s what I know, sometimes things happen. Sometimes, the test will be positive for cancer. Sometimes, your womb will be shut. Sometimes, the pain won’t stop. Sometimes, your heart will be broken. Sometimes, the business will fail. Sometimes, you might lose your job. Sometimes, your organs may not function well. Sometimes, family will get sick. Sometimes, the house will be foreclosed, or car repossessed. Sometimes, the accident couldn’t have been prevented. Sometimes, death will darken your door. Sometimes, it looks like evil is winning.

And although we may never understand, bible shares in James 5:13, “Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises.” What’s the answer? PRAYER. Even in the hardest, darkest and toughest moments that cannot be explained; PRAY. Even in the moments when tears won’t stop, and words escape you, allow God to hear your heart. When it feels as though you won’t survive the pain, pray. When confusion is invading your thoughts, pray. When you’re angry, pray. “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere (Ephesians 6:18.)

Dear God,
We may not understand why things happen, but we won’t lose hope. God, the pain feels unbearable, the questions seem never ending and confusion is present; but we call out to you. Help us, God that we don’t perish by misunderstanding, yet we hold tightly to hope. Help us, God that we do not sin in the midst of pain. Help us, God that we do not turn from you, in the moments of anger. Help us, God to pray. Send God, people who can pray for those who can’t pray for themselves. Surround those who are fighting sickness, temptations, grief and confusion with intercessors who will cry loud. Help right now that we don’t lose our way. We need you, God and we’ll trust you. Amen.