Midnight Prayer

God, I pray that your spirit will saturate those who are tired, suicidal, depressed and at the end of their rope. Father, in this watch hour, dismantle every attack that is being put into motion, silence every demonic voice, remove the nightmares, don’t allow the gun to fire, the pills or poison to work. Instead God, rescue your children.

While I’m praying, break the shackles, destroy the chains and open prison doors of their mind that they may be free. While we’re praying, dispatch your angels. They may not take away the pain but they can strengthen and hold up the ones going through. And if the person reading this, is going through a dark period, give nighttime vision to see until it’s over. Comfort, tonight, those in mourning. Give hope, peace and understanding where there is none.

God, I need you to do it now, for your people. Place a song on their lips instead of sorrow. Let them rest, tonight, in you, knowing that someone is praying their faith doesn’t fail and that they survive.

Amen.

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Daily Devotional – 7/29/19 “Focus on the purpose, not the people!”

There are people around you who are waiting on you to fail, family members who don’t believe you will amount to anything and people who come to cheer you on, but then leave speak negatively about you. Here’s what you do … stop trying to explain! All you have to do is, continually walk and work, in the purpose God has set before you. Stop trying to demonstrate signs that you’ve been called. Stop trying to provide evidence of your purpose. Stop trying to get them to visualize your vision. You don’t have to make the statuses of “I’m going to make it with or without you,” show them. You don’t have to make the subliminal post, show them. You don’t have to buy the shirt, show them. Baby, if I sat around waiting on folk to “buy in” to my purpose, I’d be somewhere, raggedy and tore up with a dried up harvest and no plan. If I waited on folk, to support my ministry, I’d probably never preach in “their” pulpits. If I had to count on folk, I do know, to buy books, I’d never get and be appreciative of all those I didn’t know.

What I’m saying is, stop putting time in the wrong people and things. When you focus on the purpose, you’ll see God’s plan but when you focus on people, you’ll miss God’s purpose. Child, if I focused on people who statistically said, because I was raised in the projects of North Memphis; I should be a teenage mother with multiple baby daddies, high school dropout, living in the same area on government assistance and possibly drugs; I would’ve doubted God’s plans for my life. Folk said, I couldn’t possibly be called to preach when I write books with sex/cussing, tattoos, high heels, shaved head and don’t conform to the standards of man AND I almost allowed this negative thinking to stunt my growth; BUT I know what I heard when GOD called me and not man. When I stopped living for the world and instead living, in the word, my life changed. When I stopped trying to please folk, my life became pleasing. When I stopped trying to make folk believe in me, folk began believing in me. Why? Because I no longer tell them ANYTHING, but I show them! How? By the fruit that I produce. Focus on the purpose, not the people!