Daily Devotional – 8/9/19 “Intervention”

I’ve shared this before, but somebody needs to hear, well read this … Sometimes you need to stage an intervention for your doggone self! Look, if we wait on folk to make life easier for us, it never will be. This is why, you have to stop waiting on somebody to help you, they’ll want the credit when you’re restored. Here’s what you do, sit yourself down and stage an intervention, to get you out of the rut you’re in. How? Start by looking yourself in the mirror and saying; I’m tired of being the way I am, I’m tired of looking this way, I’m sick of being labeled by my mess and I’m tired of being addicted to people and stuff that mean me no good. Then take the blame. How? By no longer blaming folk; they didn’t make you do what you did. By no longer blaming momma and daddy, you’re grown now and capable of making your own choices; break the curse. By no longer using what that pastor from 1982 did, there are thousands of other churches with pastors who are capable of covering and healing you; out of that despair.

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Make today the start of your intervention, by making the decision to get free. Give up the negativity, the anger, the hatred for others, the worrying, always wanting to blame someone else, the excuse as to why you can’t … today is the day it stops! Stop looking at what you don’t have and count what you do have, and I can guarantee DO outweighs DON’T. Beloved, it’s time you get self together and get this, it’ll only work if you work! Come out of fear and comfortability and make the first step. Come out of wanting to do it for others and need to do it for self. Sure, the first step is the hardest and you might even fall/fail; a few times before you get it right, but Bible says in Deuteronomy 31:8 “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.” God is there, holding the door of freedom open for you but you’ve got to walk through it yourself. If you don’t know how to begin, start with … “Lord, deliver me from me because I’m ready to be free.”

Daily Devotional – 2/27/19 – Trust God!

It’s been a while since I’ve penned a devotional and I’ve missed you all. I pray every one of you, reading this, is happy, healthy and whole. I pray that, since our last time together, you have been blessed beyond man’s measure, healed, delivered and set free. If by chance, life has thrown you a curve ball, death did what death does and left you grieving, sickness showed up and left you sad or all hell has broken loose … I am praying your faith does not fail. As for me, I’ve been good. Sure, I could list my complaints but they are meaningless. Instead, I’ll tell you that I took a week from social media as a time of consecration to God and it was the best thing I could have done. I plan to do this, more often. I started back at the gym, at 6:30 in the morning and baby, it has been a struggle yet I feel good. See, I’ve realized that although I’m cute in the face, I’m unhealthy in the waist and getting healthy spiritually means nothing if I’m still unhealthy naturally. This is my truth. Oh, I did finish another book, that released yesterday, while working on a few other things God will not allow me to slack on. I’m still carrying the mantle and preaching God’s word and still encouraged to go on.

And while this devotional really isn’t structured with one topic in mind, I simply stopped by to encourage somebody to keep going. Is it hard? Heck yes! Is it easier to give up? Heck, heck yes! But keep going. Let me share with you the verse of the day, I receive from this bible app I use. It says in Psalm 33:4, “For the word of the Lord holds true and we can trust everything He does.” Beloved, I don’t know what you’re going through or getting ready to face but you can trust God because His word holds true. What word? The promise He made to go before you and to never leave you nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:8). The promise He made to forgive you when you forgive others (Matthew 6:14). The promise He made to give you what you ask in prayer when you believe (Mark 11:24). It may not look like it but God’s word is true. It may not feel like God’s word is true, concerning you. You simply need faith. Faith that will allow you to tell the thing(s) that’s trying to defeat you to crumble and be no more and it will. Faith that will give you the power to speak healing, over yourself, and it manifests. Faith will let you keep going even when there is no more road or fight left. Trust God, with all of you and every part of your life because His word holds true, every time! Will you trust God?