Daily Devotional – 6/11/18 “Be quiet this time!”

There are days I do not write a devotional. It’s not due to being lazy, picking and choosing but I move by the command of the Holy Spirit. See, if I were to write, from a personal space, this devotional would not benefit you spiritually. Yeah, it will give you access to my life but it would do nothing for yours. This is why I am sometimes quiet. I don’t know why I was led to share this but somebody needs to know today, it is okay to be quiet. Stop reacting to everything. Stop flying off the handle. Stop engaging every argument. Stop giving your two cents to every discussion. Stop posting on social media when things happen. Sometimes the blessing is in your silence. Sometimes the ending to your hurt is in you hushing. Not everything deserves a response. Sure, it may feel good but when you are lying awake at night, replaying the words spoken; you’ll wish you could take them back. Beloved, not every fight is your fight. Sit this one out and hush. When you do, you allow God to fight it for you. Moses told the people, while they were whining and complaining about being saved from their bondage in Egypt, in Exodus 14:13-14, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

I know you want to do it on your own but be quiet, this time. I know you want to fix it but be quiet this time. I know you’re looking at what you can physically see but be quiet this time. I know the date is nearing for when they will cut off your service and there is no check in the mail but be quiet this time. Surgery date is drawing near and God’s promise of healing hasn’t shown up but be quiet this time. You want to call it quits on your marriage but be quiet this time. You are thinking about resigning from your position in the church and the deacon meeting is coming up but be quiet this time. You are recounting the pills that will end your life because nobody is there to help you but be quiet this time. It don’t make sense but be quiet this time. That addiction is calling your name but be quiet this time. Want to fight but be quiet this time. Because, “The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” And get this, the very enemy you are facing NOW, you will NOT see them again. Refer back to Exodus 14. If this isn’t enough to make you shut up and shout, the bible shares in Lamentations 3:25-26, “The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.” Yes ma’am, sir; It easy to fight and hard to keep quiet but being quiet may just keep your life. Be quiet this time.

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Daily Devotional – 4/24/14 “Wait!”

I’ve had my notepad up all morning waiting on God to move in my spirit with what He would have me to say to you today and yet nothing came. Then it donned on me, maybe there isn’t anything to say. Maybe today is the day you need to wait on God to move. Just maybe today is the day for you to wait on God to answer you before you make a mistake you can’t get yourself out of, create debt that you can’t erase or even say some stuff you can’t take back. Just wait. Yes, I get it, waiting is hard but so is writing a check your … well, you know. Don’t get to in a hurry and end up falling off into something that you might just drown in. Stop rushing to make a relationship with that person who has showed you over and over that they aren’t worthy of being called girlfriend or boyfriend, let alone husband or wife. Don’t rush to become a parent when you can barely take care of yourself. Just wait! You’ll wait on a bus or a ride yet you’ll rush God. You’ll wait on that dude that’ll come 2 hours late yet you can’t wait on God to move. Chile, relax yourself and wait. Haven’t you heard that all good things come to those who wait? Then what’s the problem? Psalm 27:14 says, “Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.” Psalm 31:24, “Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!” And Lamentations 3:25-26 sums it all up, “The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.”