Daily Devotional – 10/31/16 “Silence!”

It’s Monday and somebody got up dragging yesterday’s mess into the new mercies of today. Yea, you laid down fighting the enemy and then you got up still boxing. Well, I need to let you know the only reason you aren’t winning is because you’re fighting with the wrong stuff. Sometimes you need to stop fighting with words and hush. Yes, I get it … They hurt your feelings, they won’t support you, they won’t see your vision, they, they, they! Chile hush! Sometimes you need to just put your lips together and shut up. There are some things you just can’t do on your own. There are some situations you won’t be able to figure out and some tests you won’t have the ability to pass. And fighting won’t win it for you. This is why, every now and then you need to hush and stop fighting. If I can be truthful, you ought to be worn out and tired of fighting the same folk over the same situation. Be still!

Man/woman of God, sometimes you need to let prayer do what it does because if you could fix it yourself, you would have by now. The bible says in Mark 11:24, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” And when you don’t know what to pray, you need to let the power of the Holy Ghost do its thang for the bible says in Romans 8:26, “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” You can’t do it alone because obviously what you’ve been doing isn’t working. I’ve told you before that when I get angry I tend to shut down. This is because I don’t like to argue but I’ve found something else out and that’s is, silence is a powerful thing. See, when you’re surrounded by silence you can really hear what you couldn’t hear when you were talking and/or yelling. When you’re silent you can, actually, gain a better understanding of what you’re actually dealing with. When it’s silent, you can hear the stillness of the air and it’ll be then you can realize the truth of Exodus 14:14 that says, “The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” Be quiet and let the Lord work!

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Daily Devotional – 9/18/15 “Let’s start in prayer!”

I had the opportunity to see War Room, the movie, on last night and it was awesome. Now, I wondered why a movie like War Room didn’t get the buzz around town like the move The Perfect Guy when we all know good and well, he doesn’t exist. Is it because it’s Christian based? Don’t get me wrong, I am not advocating for the movie simply because this is a Christian devotion but the movie is worth seeing. If you ever needed your prayer life reignited, War Room is the movie to see. Listen, I’ve said it before; it’s time we start fighting in the spirit because that’s where our war is. Yea, I know you think those folk you call haters are the ones you should be fighting but baby, they aren’t anything compared to the spiritual enemy we cannot see. Don’t you understand that when the spiritual enemy gets into your fleshly body, it is now in control and nothing that you do, in the natural, can kill or destroy it? This is why God didn’t give us natural weapons. If God wanted us fighting in the natural, He would have equipped us for that but baby, God gave us spiritual battle gear that we should always have on or nearby in case we have to suit up for war. This is why the bible says in Ephesians 6:13-17, “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

And once you understand this, Ephesians 6:18 continues with, “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” Let’s start over and begin with prayer! Don’t wait until the odds are stacked against us. It’s time out for trying to fight folk with our hands and with our fleshly words. Neither is working and they are draining us but physically and spiritually. Stop trying to change your spouse, throw the blood of Jesus on them through prayer. Stop constantly hollering at those children, cover them with the anointing. Stop worrying about finances and let prayer fight for you and see if it can’t get the increase on your behalf. Your healing can be done, if you pray it to be. Stop worrying about the naysayers in the church, God can handle them; if you turn it over to Him. Take your hands off and fight in your war room, in prayer! The word of God says in Mark 11:24, “I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.”

We’ve got to get back to praying, in and out of our homes, for our families and in front of our enemies, on our jobs, in our schools, in the car, at the movies, at the salons and barber shops, at the doctor offices and hospitals, outside of prisons (before the sentencing), walking, running, kneeling and definitely in our worship places. Let start in prayer and see the difference!