Daily Devotional – 4/9/19 “Prepare for the storm!”


It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve shared a devotional and this is because, I don’t share just anything. I wait for God to release a word and this morning, while I have so many things going through my head, God told me to stop and tell somebody … prepare for the storm. Yes, I know you don’t see the clouds but there’s a storm brewing. The sun is shining but the clouds are still forming. The weather is nice but a storm is on the way. What kind of storm? The storm of circumstance that’s going to attempt to cease your prayers. The storm of tragedy that will try to break your trust in man and God. The storm of weeping and suffering that’s trying to make you believe God has forsaken you. Beloved, prepare for the storm because here’s the reality, everybody with you in the sun, won’t be there in the storm. In fact, there’s someone already in your camp who’s waiting on the right time to betray you (hello Judas). Truth is, the one who is going to deny you, you invited them to your table (hello Peter). The one who will break a promise may be the one who vowed to love, honor and cherish you, forsaking all others until death do you part. What I’m saying is, if you aren’t prepared, the storm may just push you over the edge because it’s going to hurt like you wouldn’t believe and those you thought would be there won’t but you’ll survive, if you prepare for the storm.


Experts gives you a list of things to do in preparation for a hurricane or tropical storm. Experts say, know your evacuation route but God says, know you have a way out and be prepared to take it, even if it don’t make sense. Experts say, create a safety kit of water, nonperishable food, first aid kit and etc.. God says, trust Him enough to know, if He’s provided the way out then He’ll provide while you’re moving. Experts say, set up a safety room but God says, set up your prayer room and use it. Experts say, know where you are but God says know whose you are. Beloved, prepare for your storm. I don’t know when it’ll come but be prepared. I don’t know how harsh it’s going to be but be prepared. I will not lie, this storm is going to shake you to your core but I come today already decreeing that you shall not die! I don’t care what the enemy says, lay on your face in prayer and don’t forsake worship. Even when the storm starts to shake your dwelling, stand steadfast and know that you will come out and rebuild! I don’t care that it looks like the odds are against you, you will be victorious! It’s about to get crazy but it won’t last. The sound in your ears is about to be loud but keep praying. The shaking in your spirit is about to be something you’ve never experienced, brace for the impact! For the bible tells me in Revelation 2:10, “Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.”

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Daily Devotional – 3/26/19 “It maybe the weight!”

For the past few months, I’ve been dealing with pain in my thighs and legs. Unexplained pain so, I’ve been going back and forth to my primary doctor who tries this medicine and that medicine while doing blood work. Afterwards, the results showed inflammation but couldn’t determine where it was coming from. He refers me to a rheumatologist, to rule out arthritis, lupus and etc. (I’m sighing writing this because more doctors.) However, this doctor was really cool and he did, what was within his specialized field of study and nothing. All of my tests came back normal. Read this carefully because it’ll make sense in a minute. ALL OF MY TESTS ARE NORMAL and he checked everything. He said, maybe you need to have a nerve study of your legs. Did that, a year or so ago and it was normal. Anyway, I go back to my primary doctor who says … Lakisha, all of your tests are normal and there’s nothing we can find. I can do so more tests but I really believe, you’ll see some benefit if you lose weight. Sitting in that cold room, looking in the face of a doctor I’ve seen more than I like, I was incline to agree because I’d, also, come to the same conclusion, it’s the weight.

Why am I sharing this? For somebody who, like me, is facing some unexplained pain whether in your physical or spiritual. For somebody who can’t understand why your life is seemingly unstable and for somebody who is feeling the pressure. Beloved, it may be the weight. The weight of being immobile and unhealthy eating habits. The weight of him or her who you’ve been dragging around too long. The weight of burdens you’ve been carrying on your own. The weight of being the only provider. The weight of caring for a sick love one. The weight of a job that keeps ignoring your potential. The weight of the mantle God called you to carry. The weight of being for everybody, what nobody can be for you. Beloved, it may be time to lose the unnecessary weight. For the bible shares in Hebrews 12:1 says, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” Here’s how you do it. Get up, get active, get vocal and get to cutting. A dietitian will tell you to cut out bad carbs, sweets and fats and Lakisha is advising you to lose bad carbs, fats, sweets along with bad choices, settling for anything and fickle folk. When you do that, you’ll start to see the benefit of losing the weight.