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?

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Daily Devotional – 9/30/16 “Lord, I surrender!”

Sometimes, you may have to get help for yourself. Sometimes you may find the need to check yourself into rehab. Sometimes, instead of waiting for someone else to step in, you may have to step in for yourself. In other words, you may have to stage your own intervention. This means, you may have to get in the mirror and tell yourself, “Self, we’ve messed up.” “Self, we’re in a bad place.” “Self, this isn’t good for us.” “Self, this isn’t working out.” “Self, what in the hell are we doing?” See, I’ve found that when you’re truly tired, you’ll do something about some things. Yea, when you get tired of being walked over, you’ll walk out. When you get tired of being addicted, you’ll get help. When you get tired of being without, you’ll manage better. When you get tired, things change. But it’s not just any tired, it’s that fed up, pissed off with self, kind of tired. You’ll be mad because you’ve wasted time you can’t get back. Upset because you’re an adult yet you’re still living, like my grandma says, without a pot to … You know the rest.

This is why, beloved, you’ve got to make it up in your mind that today I no longer want to live the way I’ve been living because I’m tired of struggling to survive and still not. I’m fed up with being called by my shame and not my name. I’m tired of my past keeping me last. I’m sick of being addicted to folk who mean me more harm than good. Today is the day for you to declare, this is my intervention. It doesn’t matter what you’re cleaning yourself of, do it today. Rid yourself of negative people, anger from the root, worrying that’s killing you, excuses and reasons, bitterness that’s blocking you, unhappiness and its causes and anything that keeps you from being your greatest self. And you’ve got to do it now because you’re wasting precious time. Don’t worry about if it’ll work or not, it’ll work if you work it. Make the first step and trust that God has already laid out the plan for the bible tells us 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.” All you need to say to begin your intervention is … “Lord, I surrender all to you.” It’s going to hurt and you’ll lose some people but trust God’s process! Hello my name is ____________ and today I’m staging my own intervention!

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