Daily Devotional – 1/18/18 “If you know God then trust God!”

Does anyone else, besides me, find it quite perplexing of how easy it is for us to trust and take folk at their word but we have an issue taking God at His? I see statuses every day saying, “I release this over your life,” “I decree this over you,” or “God told me to tell you,” and all you have to do is type Amen. Hundreds of people respond, “Amen,” or “I receive it” yet some of those same people don’t believe what the bible shares in Jeremiah 29:11-12, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.” God’s word says He has already made provisions for our end before our beginning even starts but we are skeptical. We trust the GPS but not God’s word that says in Psalm 16:11, “You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.” We are lost without our cell phones and electronics but not without Jehovah Jireh, the Lord our provider. We trust the expired medicine in the cabinet but not Jehovah Rapha, the Lord who heals. We trust folk with our lives but question God’s plan. We even eat at restaurants and work potlucks but we have a problem digesting the meat of God’s word.

Beloved, to know God is to trust God because He never, ever lets us down. Understand, I know sometimes we have to have a conversation with God but why is it easy to question Him when you will not question that relationship you don’t trust. Why is it easy to doubt God yet you’ll still ride on those tires with the thread hanging out. Beloved, if God didn’t have plans for our life, He could have allowed us to perish in the pits of our sin. God could have cut us off when we continued to show up at the places we said we’d never go again. You know God could have allowed that overdose to shut your mouth but He didn’t, instead He granted you the opportunity to be a living testimony. God could have allowed the judge to sentence you to years behind bars but He didn’t because He needs the lessons from your mistake to save somebody else. God could have very well allowed your heart to stop on that operating table but He believes in you. Do you believe in Him? What I am sharing is, trust God at ALL times. Even when it doesn’t make logically sense to your natural eyes, trust God. Even when what you are being confronted with doesn’t look like it’ll work in your favor, trust God. Even when you have tried and can’t figure it out, trust God. Trust Him like you trust the button on those pants you barely got in. Trust God like you do the bank for that check you just wrote. Trust God like He holds your best interest at heart because He does. And if you find it hard to trust God, it may be because you don’t know Him as well as you claim because bible shares, “And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10

Daily Devotional – 5/1/14 “Life!”

On last night, I was woken up twice and when this happens, I know that it’s God dropping something into my spirit and each time I prayed yet He said nothing making me realize that He was simply dropping by to let me know He’s here. See, I’ve realized that even if I never mumble a word, God still listens to my heart and just maybe my heart has been crying out on my behalf to feel God and He showed up. Listen, I don’t know why God placed this calling over my life but I am grateful. I don’t know why you all take a moment, each day, to read the words I put together but I am grateful. I don’t even know what tomorrow holds but I’ll thank God for whatever it is in advance (tomorrow being my birthday). I’ve come to know that even when we are scrapping to make it to the next payday, God has already provided a way. When we dwell on the sickness that’s in our body, God has already worked out a healing plan. When our path is dark, all we have to do is keep walking because God designed the path. Yea, God is the brain of this body and all we have to do is trust Him and then follow His lead. I know that I shared a prayer on yesterday but on this national day of prayer, I just thought I’d pray for life today.

Our Father in Heaven, holy is thy name, giver and taker of life, alpha and omega of all things, my provider and my comforter; I petition your throne praying for life. God, I am not praying for just my life but for the life of your people. Lord, we’re in a dying world and we need your help. Our children aren’t making it to see adulthood and adults are making it to the promised time that you’ve given. Life is being snatched away and we need you. Folks aren’t living anymore because they’ve become afraid of the world. Folks aren’t living anymore because the storm of life has them hiding inside. Folks aren’t living anymore because they’ve deemed living hard; oh God we need you and on today I pray, to you, God because you’re the only one who can help us. Send your Holy Spirit to abide in your people so that they live like you would have them to live. Touch all those who stand up in your name so that they reach your people to teach them more. Go through our worship places and clean out the mess so that we can hear your message. Go through the hearts of your people and remove anything that is hindering them from living. Lord, revive us, renew us and restore back unto us life. Restore back unto us the life you’ve meant for us, the life you’ve already promised. Lord, I know you will. This prayer I submit to you, Amen.

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore” Psalm 16:11