Daily Devotional – 11/4/15 “I shall not want!”

I’ve come to realize on my Christian walk that as long as I know whose I am, I shall not want for nothing. For Psalm 23:1 says, “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” See, wanting means I have no faith but waiting means my faith has taken over. Wanting means I’m trying to figure it out but waiting means it’s already done. Wanting means my flesh is hungry but waiting means my spirit has been fed. Wanting means it’s in my hands but waiting means it’s in the Master’s hand. Wanting means I’m looking through natural eyes but waiting means I see it in the spirit. Wanting means I try to get even with folk but waiting tells me that vengeance is the Lord’s. Wanting means I look at my checking account and cringe but waiting means I look and believe that greater is coming. Wanting means I need to do it but waiting means it’s being worked out in my favor. Wanting calls me by my name but waiting calls me anointed. Wanting gets me tangled in mess but waiting gets me before great men. Wanting has me looking at my past but waiting has me in praise. Wanting has me thinking about the future but waiting has me blown away by my present.

Oh we are children of the King, we shall lack for nothing. I don’t have to want; all I have to do is wait! Psalm 27:14 “Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.” Yea, I know you need some things now but wait. I know you are looking for some things to happen but wait for the bible says in Philippians 4:19, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Baby, waiting doesn’t tell you no, it’s simply preparing you for what’s to come because Lamentations 3:25 says, “The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.” Oh, there’s joy in waiting if you tap into it for Isaiah 40:31 tells me that, “but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” All you have to do is go from wanting to waiting and see the change in your life. Go from wanting to waiting and see the evidence in your getting. The Lord is our shepherd and we shall not want! #Psalm33Verse20

Daily Devotional – 5/4/15 “How’s your light?”

Here we are at the beginning of a new month, the fifth month of 2015; look around you’ve made it. A lot of people didn’t make it yet you’re one of the few who did. Isn’t that something? With your messy self, God spared your life. With your mean self, God allowed you to live. With your unforgiving self, He pardoned you. With your non-tithe paying, mouth always on the Pastor or the church self yet God allowed you to see another promised day. With your hand always out but never helping self, God still gave you another portion of health. With your gossiping self but here you are. And what are you doing with this new day you’ve been given? What are you doing with this new chance you’ve been granted? What are you doing with this fresh anointing you’ve been covered in? What are you doing with your life? Oh, I bet you got up with the same ole jacked up attitude you laid down with, didn’t you? You probably got up like the world owe you something, huh? Are you still toiling over that person who left you? Baby, they weren’t yours, stop allowing them to come and go when they please. Are you still depressed because that job laid you off? When are you going to stop wallowing in that pit long enough to see the blessing that God has for you? Still trying to get yourself together before you get back in church? You do know you can’t do it alone, don’t you? God is simply waiting on you to allow Him to do it.

All I am trying to get you to see is this … Time is passing you by and it’s moving swiftly! Either you get your life or you’ll still be singing the same song this time next year with no changes. Don’t you know, haven’t you heard; God isn’t pleased with the current state of His children. Youth are dying which mean parents are burying their children, men are sleeping with men and women are sleeping with women, church has become convenient when it’s actually necessary, we don’t study our bibles anymore because most of us don’t even carry them now (smart phones have replaced them) and if we aren’t studying that means our children aren’t being taught; we don’t sing songs that have real meaning and our devotion is to materialistic stuff and not our salvation and we idolize those who have passed on yet we don’t worship our God who is living – God isn’t pleased! We’ve got to get back to being about our Father’s business and that’s being disciples of His word. It is our duty as Saints of God to save the unsaved and we do this through teaching of His word, through our giving and through our living. This is why the bible says in Matthew 5:16, “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” The light this verse is talking about is God that is in you (us). God should be so in you (us) that it shines bright enough for everybody to see. Can they?