Daily Devotional – 1/9/17 “Suddenly!”


The other day, my husband and I were watching Family Feud. Steve Harvey introduced the families and one of them were the returning family who’d one 3 times already. Well, I watched and I couldn’t see how they’d won three games because they were struggling so badly this time. I mean, it was up to the third question and they were losing. By all accounts, there was no way they should win the game, this time. But then something happened. They ended up winning the third round which meant the two teams would have to go to sudden death. If you’ve ever watch Family Feud, then you know at sudden death, the person who gets the top answer wins. Well, they won. They’d been down the entire game and still won. They’d probably been counted out by everybody because even I didn’t think they could win. But they did. Why am I sharing this? Well because somebody is in the hardest struggle of your life and folk have already counted this as a lost. You’re at the toughest part of the fight and the referee is beginning to count you out.

You’re looking at the scoreboard and you’re still losing. You see the odds stacked and they’re not in your favor. You’re looking at the court papers and they still say guilty. You just answered the door or the phone and it was more bad news. You looked and you still can’t win for losing. You can’t get up for being knocked down. Well beloved, even when it looks like you’re losing we serve a God who has the power to change the game suddenly, in your favor. We serve a God who has the ability to still call you victorious after the lost. Baby, we serve a God who has the power to turn your default into deliverance, your forfeit into favor and your penalty into plenty. We serve a God who specializes in victories not scores. We serve a living God who counts you as the champion, not based on your wins but your faith. All you have to do is stay in the game, stay on the battlefield and stay in the fight. It may not look like it now but God can do it suddenly and without your permission.

Daily Devotional – 7/18/16 – “At the name of Jesus!”

Sometimes in the face of chaos, confusion and calamity; you need to just take a moment and call on the name of God. Yea, every chance you get, you ought to cry out to God in your loudest voice, letting everything around you know whose you are and who you believe in. You do believe in God don’t you? Beloved, the bible says in James 2:19, “You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror.” Now, if demons shake at the thought of God, what do you think they’ll do if you call His name in the midst of the hell you’re going through? Jesus! Baby, I just believe that by calling on the name of Jesus, it’ll make the enemy let go of my stuff. I’m spiritually crazy enough to believe that calling on the name of the Lord will make the enemy tremor in his spirit, making him let me go. Think about it, when you’re trembling it’s hard to hold on to stuff. When you’re shaking in fear, you can barely think right to hold your composure. When you’re unsteady, it’s hard to keep a grasp on things. So, if this is the case and this is what happens to the enemy when I call on the name of the Lord; why wouldn’t I do it?

I don’t know about you but I’m tired of the enemy taking my stuff. I’m sick of the enemy grabbing a hold of me and my family. I am fed up with the boldness of the enemy. And if calling on the name of God, shakes him loose; I have no problem doing it. Look, the enemy will make you think he has control of the situation you’re in but baby, if God wanted you to lose your mind and if God wanted you dead; you’d be there by now. Stop looking at the darkness as a punishment from God when in fact it’s purpose. There isn’t anything that goes on, in the lives of believers that God don’t know about and allow. God ordains everything that happens to His children. How do I know? Well, If God designed our path, clearly He designed the mile markers of trouble along them and just like mile markers; they don’t last long for you to dwell on. This is why you have to get to a point where you trust God in the good and the bad. This is why you have to get comfortable calling on the name of Jesus, even if it’s in places you wouldn’t normally. You have to get to a place in your life where you believe in the God you serve, call on His name and trust Him to do that which you’re asking. Because the bible says in Deuteronomy 28:7, “The LORD will conquer your enemies when they attack you. They will attack you from one direction, but they will scatter from you in seven!” Do you believe it?

Trust God