Doses of Devotion

In 2012, after I’d been penning devotionals to this blog, God gave me the authority to create a printed devotional titled Doses of Devotion. It was my very first Christian Devotional and I am very proud of it. I believe it, like the many fiction books God and I have created, has helped many.

On last week God said it was time for it to be revised. The name is still the same but the content is different. In this revision, I’ve included prescriptions of Faith, Strength, Courage and Obedience for those times you need something a doctor can’t give.

I recognized the need for the revision because my work in ministry has changed and so has my writing. This is something I can’t take credit for because it’s been ALL GOD. You know what I say, “It isn’t just writing, it’s ministry,” because it is.

And it is my prayer, through this devotional, you’ll find the strength to press on because it could be the right Doses of Devotion to urge you to try again. Below, for an inside look, download the first 15 pages of the devotional and if desire the full book, the link is included.

For those of you who want to bypass the sample, you can get your ebook version HERE for $2 or download it with Kindle Unlimited. Paperbacks will be available by Wednesday.

As always,

Happy Reading,

Lakisha

Daily Devotional – 11/8/19 “God is working!”

I’ve shared this before but sharing it again, won’t hurt. I’ve always loved to watch my Grams cook, especially during the holidays. There are pots covering every burner on the stove, cutting boards on the table and pie crusts waiting to be filled. And while she is preparing cornbread for dressing, sweet potato and egg pies for the oven; we will be busy chopping onions, celery and bell peppers, peeling potatoes and etc.; silently watching her work and trying not to interrupt her. See, an interruption causes delays and a delay meant I’d have to wait longer for my request to taste test.

So, I would do my part only stopping when she interrupted me. Why am I sharing this? Well, many times we make a request of God and instead of waiting and watching Him work, we constantly interrupt. Truthfully, we don’t mean any harm, we just need assurance that what we’re doing is right but I’ve come to realize that interrupting Him can cause a delay. Understand, I am not talking about praying but the, “why me God,” the “when me God,” the “how long God,” and etc.

Yes, I know you’re eager but wait because causing an interruption versus allowing God to interrupt does not have the same kind of outcome. Our interruption can cause confusion, whereas God’s interruption can cause revelation. Our interruption can cause us to become depressed in the waiting but God’s interruption can cause a shift in our atmosphere. Our interruption can cause things to halt but God’s interruption can cause things to happen. Beloved, God is working and He can interrupt our formalities to force our faith to kick in. God can interrupt our peace to test our trust of Him. God can interrupt our happiness simply to see if we can actually handle the harvest we’ve been waiting for.

I don’t know who this is for today but God isn’t intentionally ignoring you, He’s working on your request and He needs you to trust Him in His silence. He’s working, beloved, you just need to watch Him work it out. Can you do that? Yea, it’s hard, “But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.” – Micah 7:7