Daily Devotional – 3/5/18 “Real Rotation”

It is recommended to rotate the wheels on your car every 3000 to 5000 miles. Studies suggest rotating tires helps to even out the wear and tear. This is due to the weight of the front and rear axles being different, which causes uneven wear. Also, doing this can extend the useful life of the tire. Now, I thought about this as I tried to put it into a spiritual context. See, a car represents the carrier, the things that holds what you’re transporting. Tires represent the ability to move the carrier and handle the weight within the car, if aired properly. Spiritually, you are the car or carrier. You are the thing that holds, transports and protects what God has placed within you while you go from place to place. Friends, for the sake of this devotional, are the tires. They are the ones pumping you up, pushing you to get to where you need to go, rolling with you to ensure you make it and able to bear the weight of which you, the car, is carrying. Knowing this, I have to ask you a question, when was the last time you rotated your tires? No, not a wheel rotation but a real rotation because your ride, at this moment, could be rocky because of the tires (friends)? Maybe they’re worn out and it’s time for a rotation.

Understand, I am in no way saying discard your friends but maybe they can’t handle the weight of your anointing. This is why a real rotation is needed, sometimes. One where you take a, for real, look to check the pressure of your “tires.” And get this, sometimes you need to do a real rotation to see if the “tires” still want the position because it could be too much for them after you assumed they could handle it. Yes, they are great at being your best friend but this doesn’t mean they can handle the anointing that’s spilling from your cup. Sure, back in the day they were ready to ride with you to pull up and bust some windows, curse some folk out and talk bad on social media but are they ready to handle your cup of oil, cast out some demons, war in the spirit and cry loud? Beloved, everybody can’t handle the front. If I can be truthful, some cannot handle the rear either because they have to be able to see and handle what’s coming up on your rear and be able to sustain the impact. And just like the front, they may be tired and in need of a rotation. This is also why you need to have some spares ready in the event one of your tires go flat; somebody ready, willing and able to fill in the gap. All I am sharing is, it may be time for a real rotation.

Daily Devotional – 1/23/17 “Unsubscribe!”

When I got to work this morning, I was going through my emails and just like any other day, there were numerous ones from companies I’d one time or another associated with. You know how you sign up to get discounts or to stay in the know and now all you get is daily reminders from a place you probably don’t even shop at anymore. You delete them only for more to show up the next day with a new offer you don’t read or need. Well today was one of the days I am tired of going through them so I began unsubscribing. Yea, I unsubscribed from their junk. They’ll still send it but I’ll no longer get it. This made me think of life, naturally and spiritually. See, so many times we associate with people and things not realizing we’re signing up to receive their junk. We get attached and before you know it, you’ll start receiving more and more of their junk and less of the stuff you need. And by the time you recognize it, you’ll be just like me, tired! Well beloved, I have the remedy and it’s called un-subscribing. Yes ma’am and yes sir! It’s time you cut off some stuff that’s no longer beneficial to your way of living.

If you’re trying to save money, unsubscribe from all those stores you once shopped in. If you’re trying to get your spiritual mind together, cut off those friends who only need you when they want company to a party or bar. If you know it’s a temptation for you, cut it off. If you’re trying to stop smoking or drinking, it’s time to unsubscribe from the nicotine companies and liquor stores. If you’re trying to overcome sexual addiction then come out of the chat rooms and porn sites. If you want to stop cheating, cut off the relationships in your inbox. And if you want to get closer to God, remove yourself from the mess that’s blocking your way. Your marriage/relationship won’t work if you stay subscribed to the person who has never been in one. If you want your spiritual relationship to work, stop listening to the person who continually church/pastor hop. Look, I am not telling you to cut off everybody and everything but what I am sharing is this … reevaluate whether the subscription still meets your needs because you may just find that who or what worked last year no longer fits this year.

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2