Daily Devotional – 6/22/15 “The other side!”

I’ve told you before that you need to start changing your thought process. Yea, you may be going through some things at this very moment, you may be so broke that you can’t even pay attention, so hungry that even air taste like Church’s chicken, so tired of dealing with mess that you feel like walking to the nearest bus station and getting on the next bus to wherever, so sick of hearing “it’ll be alright in the morning,” that you shut every curtain in your house, so tired of calling on folk who won’t answer, tired of being without and really sick of Holy folk telling you to pray about it but baby change your way of looking at things. See, we’ve got to stop looking at the worse side of things because there’s always another side to it; when you’re dealing with the God I serve. Don’t believe me, just watch. See, when it looks as if you have nothing; God says yet I will provide. When it seems as if you’ve reached the lowest of low, God says I’ll reach way down and pull you up. Habakkuk 3:17 says, “Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty,” Habakkuk 3:17 (looking on the other side) says, “yet I will rejoice in the LORD! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!” Oh, there’s some joy on the other side of your situation!

Yea, even though it looks dark now (one side) I’ll wait on the morning (the other side). Even though I may be struggling now (one side), I know where my help is coming from (the other side). You may count me out (one side) but I can always count on God (other side.) Yea, I may not be who you say I should be but my bible says in Romans 3:23, “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” Oh but on the other side Romans 3:24 says, “Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.” Isn’t that great news? There’s another side to whatever it is you’re going through but you’ve got to go through it to get there. Think of it this way … Your blessing is waiting on the other side but you’re facing a storm. How can get to it except you go through the storm? Stop shortening your blessings out of fear of the unknown. God sent a many of people to do some crazy things in some unknown places yet the reward on the other side was well worth it. Please know this, God won’t send you anywhere He hasn’t already been!

Daily Devotional – 6/13/14 “Converted!”

Why do we, as Christians, place but where God has placed yet? Yea, we’ve become but type people because every time God says move we say but why? God picks you out and you ask but why me? God says I’ll provide for you and we say but I’m still struggling. God says just trust me and we say but I can’t see you instead of saying, although I can’t see you God yet I’ll trust you. See, it’s mind boggling to me that we will trust a chair to hold us up when we see it’s shaking and raggedy yet we won’t trust God who has never let us down. The bible says in Habakkuk 3:17, “Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty,” … wait for it because someone right now was about to say but where is the joy in that when it picks right back up in Habakkuk 3:18 that says, “Yet I will rejoice in the LORD! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!”

Yea, you’re probably saying but how can I rejoice with cancer, dialysis, no money, stomach growling, no car, no job and friends who are really enemies? How can I rejoice when it seems like I take one step forward only to get pushed three steps back, I keep knocking but opportunity isn’t answering, I keep applying for jobs but getting no call back and I keep praying and praising but nothing is happening. Well, this is where you change your thought process because now say, think and believe like this … I may be struggling in my finances yet I shall not be without. I may be drinking tears for water yet my weeping won’t last. I may be heartbroken at the moment yet my God is a heart fixer. I may have a few storms in my life yet God is my umbrella. I may have to lose a few friends yet God is a whisper away. I may lose a few loved ones through death yet God never leaves. I may get burdened down in my trials yet God is my strength. I may not always see my way yet God is my light. I may sometimes do wrong yet God forgives me if I repent. I may not always know my worth yet God continues to bless me. I may not always do what I know I should or go where I know I could yet God still uses me. Yea, I may fall at times yet I can still get up. Sickness may be attacking my body yet I’m living. My road may be longer and my fights may be harder yet I’m willing. I may not have done everything right yet God is keeping me. I may not have all the answers yet God is still teaching me. I may not hear everything I should yet God is still reaching me! My God! I just know in my sanctified spirit that someone reading this is being converted from a “but” person to a “yet” person and that’s enough to rejoice about. Stop questioning God and instead say, “God, I am not worthy yet here am I, use me!”