Daily Devotional – 8/6/18 “I called your name!”

Look… I don’t know everything but I know God.

This morning, leaving the neurologist AGAIN with another medicine to “try” and alleviate these migraines and vertigo, I began to talk to God. As my head pounded, I started, what I thought was, a simple conversation with God but then the Holy Ghost took over and my talk went from being about me to calling out the names of others.

Some are people I’ve never met but connected through ministry or books. Others were my family and friends. I called names because some of you have been portraying to be strong, in public and for social media but in the darkness you’re weak and crying. I called your name because you’ve been calling everybody else name. I called your name because you need God immediately. I called your name, beloved because you’re at your breaking point.

I called your name, for over 30 minutes because I need God to do for you what you’ve been praying for. I called your name because I need your tears to stop and your fears to subside. I called your name because I need you to trust your destiny plan. I called your name because you’re in an unfamiliar place and you’re scared. I called your name because you didn’t know what else to do.

Don’t worry about me because while I was calling your name, somebody is calling mine. Thank you.

Rest now, servant, God is working.

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Daily Devotional – 2/25/15 “Hasten to God’s throne!”

I wonder why we, as children of God, don’t hasten to our Father’s throne. Why don’t we petition His throne more or why don’t we hasten to ask of Him things when the bible says in Hebrews 4:16 “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” I mean, hasten is defined as to do something in a hurry or to make something happen quickly and as I was sitting here pondering on something to write about, this thought just happened to drop into my spirit. Why don’t we hasten more to God’s throne? We find it so easy to grumble but we won’t get up, we play the pity part but won’t pray, we say we are hurt yet we won’t hasten to the throne of grace and mercy where our help lies! What is going on? Ephesians 3:12 says, “Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence,” yet we wait, why? I don’t know about you but I need the favor of God to rest upon me because I’ve found that God’s favor helps with the labor I have to sometime endure. Yea! See, the favor of God can open doors I didn’t even know existed. The favor of God can take my feet to places I didn’t even think I belonged. The favor of God can place my name in the mouths of folk I don’t even know knew me. The favor of God can promote me when man says I should be demoted. The favor of God can sometimes take away the labor all together and yet we won’t even hasten to His throne to get it.

Why won’t we hasten? We say we need rest but Jesus says in Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” We say God isn’t answering but have you asked lately when the bible says in Luke 11:9, “And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” We say we believe, we say we have faith but then we get scared to step when we see the enemy looming when the bible says in Luke 10:19, “Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you.” Why won’t we hasten to God’s throne? Why won’t we hasten to petition God for what we need when He has it all? Where is our faith? It’s time we changed the lyrics to our song to this …“I love the Lord, He heard my cry and pitied every groan, long as I live and troubles rise, I’ll hasten to His throne!” We might not get another chance.