Daily Devotional – 7/31/2020 “Urge vs Urgency

When a woman is in labor, there’s pain during delivery and all she wants is that thang out of her and quick, playa!

Yet, here’s what I learned. You can’t push simply because you want it out. In order to reduce the decelerations of the baby’s heartbeat and to promote a more safer delivery, it’s better for mother to push when she feels the urge.

What are you getting at Pastor?

Some of y’all are in spiritual labor and the pain is heightened, contractions coming every 3 to 5 minutes, lasting 45-90 seconds; you’re crying, snotting, screaming and acting silly because you want this thang out. However, you need to wait. Why? Well, pushing is most effective when the mother feels the urge to push.

Some of you are pushing and your cervix ain’t even dilated yet or the “baby” (fruit of your labor) is crowning and the perineum needs to stretch gradually. Keep on pushing when it’s not time, and you might tear some stuff up that has the potential to cause more pain that could have been avoided.

I know you’re ready for it, get into position, but push when you feel the urge, not for urgency.

“Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the LORD. “Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb? ” says your God.” — Isaiah ‭66:9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Daily Devotional – June 4, 2020 “You are royalty!”

Do you know who you are? Do you know what you possess? Do you know the greatness you carry and the things you can birth? Do you know what you are? Look, our world is in unrest. No, I’m lying, black people are in a constant state of unrest due to the continued acts of racism. Understand me, this is a devotional blog but I’m still a black woman living in a world with people who don’t see me as equal. From the pulpit to corporate America, folk think I have to prove myself to them because of the color of my skin and my gender. I won’t.

Here’s what I will do though, I’m going to walk boldly with my head held high because I don’t owe anybody an explanation or an apology. It took me a while to get here but baby, I’m here now, showing who God has made me. Because it was He who created a smart, educated, anointed, gifted and cute semi-sweet chocolate, thick thang who has been cultivated in circumstances that gave me strength to push passed boundaries. I am who I am, and I don’t expect you to accept me, but you will respect me. It took me some time, but I know who I am now.

So, let me ask. Who are you? Stop looking at what people say, who are you. Stop waiting on the validation of anybody else, who are you? See, Bible tells us who we are, and it isn’t race or gender specific. It’s who we are, in God. In First Peter 2:9-10 (KJV), Bible tells me, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.”

Bible says at first, we weren’t a people but now we’re people of God. At first, we had not obtained mercy, but now we do. At first, you may not have had an identity, but now you do. You are a peculiar people, not as in odd or strange, yet meaning a people for a special reservation. And I just need to encourage you, my brothers and my sisters, in Christ, to hold your head up, knowing who you are and what you possess because you are filled with greatness. Don’t ever allow anyone to take that from you. You are royalty, doggone it! You just need to know it, believe it and show it!

1 Peter 2