Daily Devotional – 11/24/14 “He who finds a wife …”

Now, this isn’t a women’s bashing devotional but my role is to teach and encourage and that’s what I shall do. I don’t know why God is leading me this way today but the bible says in Proverbs 18:22, “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.” Please don’t get mad at me, I’m simply the messenger but the only reasons you haven’t found a husband yet is because you’re not wife material, you’re not able to be found, you’re angry and unapproachable and/or your standards are too high. Let me break this down …

  • 1. The verse above says, “Whoso finds a wife,” which means you are supposed to be already groomed to be a wife. You’re supposed to know how to take care of your man, your house and then children. Oh but now days, you find it cute to not know how to cook and clean and you wonder why you can’t find a husband. Genesis 2:18 says, “The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
  • 2. A man can’t find you if you can’t be found. I am not saying you should put yourself on blast for the world to see but every now and then, get out and mingle with friends, stop by the break room at work, go to bible study or Sunday school and worship service because you might just be missing your husband. Refer back to Proverbs 18:22.
  • 3. Stop being angry ALL the time. Stop nagging! Stop belittling every man you see. He is not your ex who did you wrong so stop treating him as such. What makes you think a man wants to come home after working all day (whether in the world or church) to a home with a nagging woman. Proverbs 19:13 says, “…and a quarrelsome wife is like the constant dripping of a leaky roof.”
  • 4. Stop setting high standards for a man that are higher than the ones for yourself. You want him to work but you don’t. You want him to bring home the bacon but you can’t cook it. You want a house but won’t clean it. You want him to be God fearing yet you don’t want to go to church. Proverbs 12:4 says, “A worthy wife is a crown for her husband, but a disgraceful woman is like cancer in his bones.”

This won’t be for everybody but it’s for somebody who has been praying for a helpmate. Someone is praying for the state of their marriage, it may be for you. Please understand; I am not blaming the issues of your relationship or the lack of one on you, I am simply stating this from a woman’s point, today. In order for us, as women, to be a helpmate to a man we have to first help ourselves. This is why we have to be prepared to be wives because marriage is hard enough as is, the last thing you need when fighting the world and the enemy is to be fighting at home. And please, please; do this for me … stop waiting for Boaz, he’s dead; wait on your husband that God has already designed for you! But you have to be ready to be a wife! For he who finds a wife finds a good thing!

Daily Devotional – 7/9/14 “Just be thankful!”

Just be thankful because it could be worse. Just be thankful because, if the truth shall be told, it should be worse. Just be thankful for what you have because you could be without. Just be thankful because if God blessed based on your merit, you should be without. Just be thankful for the bad days because then you’ll appreciate the well days. Just be thankful for the sickness because when you’re healing comes, you’ll get to see God’s power firsthand. Just be thankful for the pain you can feel because it means you’re alive yet again. Just be thankful for the storm you sometime have to endure because it could be a consistent thing. Just be thankful for the trouble that shows up every now and then because it’s simply God saying He’s chosen you because of your faith.

Baby, don’t you see? Don’t you get it? Trouble is promised to each one of us even before we were born but it’s not to cause you to tap out of the fight but it’s simply to test your faith in God. Don’t believe me? Come here Job. Job was stripped of everything, absolutely everything; yet his faith sustained him and he got back what he lost multiplied. Come here woman with an issue of blood. She spent everything she had trying to get well by man’s hand yet her persistent faith got her the healing simply by touching Jesus’ robe. Come here 3 Hebrew boys. They were cast into a fire for praying to their God yet they didn’t get burned, didn’t die of smoke inhalation; they didn’t even have the smell of smoke in their clothes and hair because their faith held back the flames. Still don’t get it? Come here my sister Laquisha. She had to endure her Job experience when a sickness attacked her body. A sickness that leaves most doctors bewildered, a sickness that cost her the ability to eat, sleep, talk or even go outside. Oh but her faith held her up and now she’s restored. Come here woman who’s had to endure kidney dialysis for as long as she can remember yet she still living. Come here single parent who has had to do it all by yourself yet you’re still making it. Come here you with cancer who the doctor said you wouldn’t live 6 months and it’s been 6 years. Come here woman or man who is only making minimum wage yet you’ve never missed paying a bill or cooking a meal. Come here, you who thought you couldn’t afford your rent yet you’re still paying it a year later. Come here, you who thought you’d never get a new car but the loan was approved. Come here, you who folk said wouldn’t be promoted and now you’re over those same folk. Chile, just be thankful! Even if you’re facing hell right now; be thankful because God hasn’t left you, He’s simply working behind the scenes. Even if the rope you’re holding on too is breaking and you’re too tired to reach beyond the break; let go but do so with the faith to know that God will catch you before you reach the bottom. Just be thankful y’all and watch the difference it makes!