Daily Devotional – 9/26/19 “Get back to YOU!”

I’m resharing a post from 2014, with updates because, although the date has changed, the message hasn’t. And I would try to be all nice with it but I ain’t, you need to read this …

You’re stressed out, right now about a job that’ll replace you, in the amount of time it takes them to post the job, interview and offer the position. You’re stressed out and losing sleep over somebody, who is in a whole relationship with somebody else, yet they’re dictating what you can and can’t do. You are stressing over debt, you created and got the audacity to be mad at God. No boo, this is all you, but you can come out of it, if you cut up the credit cards, stop spending beyond your means and get on a “get out of debt” plan. If that means bankruptcy or budget, do it and stop being embarrassed. Your blood pressure is high because you won’t take your medicine. That’s fine but you’re being selfish, to your family, who’ll be left behind when that high blood pressure claims your life. Your house is unhappy because you got folk in your business. Your ministry is in an uproar because you won’t sit down and devote the time, it needs, to studying. Your relationship isn’t working because you’re basing it on what happened in your last one, boo, start over.

What I’m saying is, God didn’t create us to be unhappy, all the freaking time. Bible shares in Ecclesiastes 2:24, “So I decided there is nothing better than to enjoy food and drink and to find satisfaction in work. Then I realized that these pleasures are from the hand of God.” Baby, your life should be enjoyable and your home should be your refuge from this cruel world. Life is but a vapor, which means we ain’t got time to be stressing, losing hair, getting sick, off balance, running up doctor bills, being angry all the doggone time, wound up, crying, groaning and complaining. For the bible says in Proverbs 12:25, “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.” This is my good word for you today … get back to you! I don’t know what you need to let go of but do it. I don’t know who you need to whisper bye to but do it. I don’t know who you need to forgive but do it. I don’t know what changes you have to make but do it. Get back to you, have that margarita, glass of wine, cigar, weekend getaway, cut your hair, put some makeup on, dance in the house, cry one good time, scream loudly, rent that movie and laugh, take that walk, read that book … whatever it takes, GET BACK TO YOU!

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Daily Devotional – 3/10/15 “Who are you claiming?”

Who are you claiming? What set you representing? Who are you down with? Oh and who are you up with? Isn’t it strange how we are ride or die for our football teams yet we won’t go to church in the rain? Yea, we will buy shirts, license plates, flags for our cars, hats, blankets, jerseys and even decorations for the house in our favorite team color and logos yet we won’t even pay our tithes. We get our boo name tattooed on our bodies yet we won’t give our heart to God. We give all our attention to social media and none to the message that God left in His word. Who are you claiming? Dearly beloved, God didn’t say we couldn’t enjoy life because Ecclesiastes 2:24 says, “There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God,” but in doing so don’t forget about the one who gave you life! Yea, you can rep your favorite team but don’t allow that to overshadow the ultimate team leader, God. Yea, you can love your boo but God should always be the head. You can have a life but let it be pleasing unto God. You don’t have to stop dancing when you become a Christian, just change some of the moves, partners and places. You don’t have to stop drinking but be mindful of what you consume because the bible says wine is good for the stomach but nobody should get drunk. You don’t have to stop living but live in your purpose! Don’t be ashamed to rep God because then He’ll be ashamed to rep you! Don’t be only down for God but be for God when you’re up as well. Who are you claiming? Can you honestly finish this sentence? “As for me and my house …”

Be a willing worker for God, who is not ashamed yet one who truthfully handles His word by studying to present yourself as one of God’s approved (2 Timothy 2:15)!