It’s been a month

It’s been a month since I last pinned a devotional on this blog. Isn’t it funny how fast time moves? I’m often reminded that time waits for nobody and this is why I suggest one thing to you … TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED!

If you follow me on social media, then you may know that my Grams passed away on September 6, 2020. She was the matriarch of our family and her passing, even at 90 years old, affects us deeply. You’ve heard me mention her in sermons and devotionals and you may even know the influence she has on my life, now she’s gone. Am I sad? Yes, but I’m grateful that she’s not suffering and I got to spend the last 2 weeks with her.

Anyway, allow me to change the subject before I become a mess of tears. I didn’t come with any particular subject in mind, I simply wanted you to know I haven’t forgotten about you. I’ll be back posting devotionals soon.

In the meantime, I want to share with you our virtual Bible study from last night. There’s so much going on and others who are hurt, grieving, broken, hopeless and in need and due to this, last night’s virtual service was prayer. I’m sharing it, in the hope that it’ll help someone else to know, you aren’t alone.

You can view the video by clicking HERE

In all things give thanks!

Daily Devotional – 8/12/20 “Still praying.”

Our God in Heaven,

As I humbly petition your throne, I come submitted to your authority asking your will to be done. God, give us bread to fill us, provisions to sustain us, power to resist the enemy and he’ll flee and strength not to fall into temptations. God, by your power, deliver us from evil and give us the words and voice to forgive others so that you forgive us. God, yours is the kingdom we seek, and this is why we ask you to destroy whatever keeps us from it.

Then God, thank you for healing, providing, protecting and shielding us. Thank you for never being too far away that our cries cannot pierce your ears and your hands not reach us. Thank you for even being a silent Father those times you have to let us fall and then thank you for picking us up. And while I have your ear, will you heal and restore our land. I know we aren’t perfect, but will you go into every city, town and country and heal.

God, will you calm anxiety, wipe tears of fear and comfort those who are grieving. God, will you keep us close to you and allow us to abide in your shadow because you are our refuge and strength. Surely, you’ll deliver us from the noose of the wicked, this deadly plague called Covid-19 and the demonic pestilence of racism. Surely, you can cover us because your faithfulness is our shield and protection and we shall not fear.

And I still pray, that no man or woman will succumb to sin, fall into depression, be anxious, commit suicide, be bound by fear, devoured by mental illness,  hunger, thirst, become homeless nor sick. I still pray for us to trust, seek, hear, feel, taste, pray, tithe and devote ourselves to you, God. Keep protecting the essential workers and healing those who are sick. Today God, we’re still praying, in the name of Jesus. Amen.