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 – 12/19/16 “Pre-term labor!”

It is six days before Christmas and as I sat here, I wondered how Mary was feeling as she prepared to give birth. So I Googled symptoms and signs that labor is near because a lot of us are in labor, spiritually and we’ve yet to recognize the signs. You know something is happening but you don’t understand it. Well, here’s Lakisha’s thoughts on signs that you’re headed for labor.

1. Your baby “drops” – By baby, I mean blessing and this is why you can’t explain the heaviness you feel. Things don’t make sense and you’re even wobbling and swaying but that’s because the pressure of your blessing is preparing to be pushed out.

2. You start to dilate – This means things are being made wider or larger to make room for the receiving of your impending birth. And this is why…

3. You feel more pain – This is because your muscles and joints are stretching and shifting in preparation for delivery.

4. You get clumsy – You start bumping into things and tripping over stuff even though you looked and didn’t see anything. This is because God is surrounding you with supernatural beings that’s covering you on every side.

5. You lose weight – That’s the dead stuff you shed that no longer fits your birthing plan. Like folk who used you, folk who said they’d be there but lied and folk who only show up to be nosey.

6. You may get a burst of energy – This is because God is doing a work in you and sometimes that happens at night. So while you sleep, God is working and although you only got 4 hours of sleep, you to wake up feeling refreshed and it’s hard to explain.

7. You may feel contractions – this is pain that takes your breath away, stops you in your tracks, cuts off your words and pain you can’t do anything about but breathe knowing it’s only momentary.

So, whomever you are that’s experiencing these signs, it’s just pre-term labor and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. There’s ways you can deal with it but you can’t stop it so prepare yourself to push. For the bible says in Isaiah 66:9, “Would I ever bring this nation to the point of birth and then not deliver it?” asks the LORD. “No! I would never keep this nation from being born,” says your God.”