Daily Devotional – 1/27/15 “Set your house in order!”

I did a devotional the other day titled “As for me and my house” and I am not sure why the Lord is taking me this way but someone needs to be helped today so stay with me. See, we are quick to say, “As for me and my house we will serve the Lord” but how can that honestly be if not everybody in the house is serving the Lord? If the wife is serving God yet the husband is still lost, the whole house isn’t serving God. If daddy is going to church and momma is still lost, then the whole house isn’t serving God. If the kids are being left in the bed while mom and dad go to church, the house isn’t serving God. If you’ve allowed others to move in and they aren’t serving God, then your whole house isn’t serving because the “house” is everyone under the same roof. Please understand, I am not criticizing or chastising, I’m simply coaching because the word says God’s people perish for lack of knowledge. We’ve got to do better y’all.

I’ve said this a few times before (even yesterday) but every once in a while we have to reevaluate the circle of friends we are around because not everybody is going to go with us when us are elevated. They just won’t and that’s ok. But even in our reevaluation period, we need to also reevaluate the relationship we have with our spouses because we need to be sure that we are still on the same page with each other. Yea! We have to make sure we are still headed in the same direction, wanting the same goals and still serving the same God because in the midst of walking; things and people change and that’s cool but just be sure you are aware of the changes. Look, get this … In order for 2015 to be our year; we have to do better than we did in 2014. We can’t do the same things and expect better results, it doesn’t work like that. In order for our house to be greater in 2015, we need to set it in order. That means, setting God as the head. After all, we chose Him, right? It makes no sense to choose God and then not allow Him to lead. That’s like buying a GPS but still getting lost; it doesn’t make sense when all we have to do is use our guide. If you’re going to say, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord,” mean it and then do it. There is a blessing in serving God and it pays off! Yea, there’s a little suffering too but baby, the blessing is bigger and better. Try it!

Daily Devotional – 12/2/14 “Indecisive Saints!”

I wonder why we, as folk, find it so easy to sign a 2 year phone commitment with a cell phone company but we won’t commit to God. Yet we renew this contract with them year after year, when we upgrade our phone but we’ve yet to upgrade our worship. Isn’t it something how we are quick to sign that loan for a new car committing to paying once a month for the next 3 to 5 years on a loan yet we can’t even dedicate 4 Sunday mornings, 1 to 2 possible Sunday evenings and 4 Mondays (or whenever your bible study is) out of a month to serving God. We commit to the job but not to the one who gave us the talent. We commit to the man but not to the one who made the man. When will we stop being indecisive Saints? You know those whose faith wave like a flag in the morning wind. God doesn’t need those He has to wait until you get up in the morning to see whose side you’re on because He needs workers who are willing and able at all times. Aren’t you looking at the news? God needs folk who don’t mind going out into the streets to pray because our world is in trouble y’all.

Oh, you don’t know if you’re decisive or not? Well, let me tell you. If your faith is dependent on your mood, you are an indecisive Saint. If you attend worship by the weather, you are an indecisive Saint. If you’re devoted when it’s convenient, you are an indecisive Saint. If you praise based on who is looking, you are an indecisive Saint. If you go to worship for the mess, you are an indecisive Saint. And if you are the one keeping up the mess, you are an indecisive Saint. Baby you need to decide today whose side you’re on. What if you died at this very moment? Would you die in sin? Then what sense would it make to live in hell and then die and go to hell? Please understand, you do have a choice for the bible says in Joshua 24:15, “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” You have a choice but you need to choose. Stop being indecisive! If you choose God, choose Him with your whole heart and be committed!