Daily Devotional – 7/29/20 “When is your Sabbath?”

You will get tired! I don’t mean physically and mentally, but spiritually. See, if you’re a true Christian, a blood bought believer, righteously redeemed reaper, a shouting sower, a Heaven bound helper who doesn’t mind dipping into the valleys and shouting from the mountaintops that God is your choice; then you will get tired on this Christian journey. Doing the work of the Lord is longsuffering, but it’s what you’ve been called to do. However, stop saying you’ll sleep when you’re dead. Baby, there’s a blessing in resting.

In Mark 6:31, after the disciples came back to Jesus to tell Him all they’d done, He didn’t say good, now get back to work. He told them, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because He knew there was still work ahead. In fact, they didn’t even get the chance to rest. Bible says, folk saw them leaving and followed and Jesus had to end up feeding them with two sardines and five pieces of hot water cornbread. Nonetheless, Jesus knew the value in resting.

Giving our body rest revitalizes us with strength we didn’t even know we were lacking. When you allow your brain to rest, it’s giving it time to rejuvenate itself and also time not to cause further damage. I don’t know if you know this or not but being tired and burned out leaves room for you to make mistakes that could be detrimental to you and your well being.

Some of you, you need to rest. Maybe the mistakes you’re making is because you’re tired. Stop trying to do everything. Quit acting like you can never say no, take a day off, go on vacation or whatever. Baby, you better rest. I know you’re trying to build a business, get out of debt, grow your brand, etc. but what good is it if you’re dead? Yeah, we’ll remember you but um, dats it! Rest so you can be the best you, your mind can be clearer to hear from God, your ideas are fresh, and you’re re-energized to keep pressing.

Bible shares in Exodus 20:8-11, “Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God. On that day no one in your household may do any work. This includes you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, your livestock, and any foreigners living among you. For in six days the Lord made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and everything in them; but on the seventh day he rested. That is why the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart as holy.”

Question, when is your Sabbath? In other words, when do you rest, reset and recharge? If God can do it, certainly you can too.

Daily Devotional – 1/15/19 “God got it!”

Fear will make a grown man cry. Fear will make a woman do things she wouldn’t ordinarily do. Fear will cause things not to go according to plan. Fear will cause us to die, prematurely. Fear of no paycheck will have your thoughts wandering. You want to know something though? Fear only has the power we give it. You don’t have to believe me but be the person wanting on the results of blood work and see if fear will not have you going stir crazy. You’ll start looking up your symptoms and WebMD will have you dying. You’ll be worried and concerned about something that hasn’t even happened yet. Let the meteorologist say bad weather and the entire city is frantically clearing off the shelves of the local grocery story. Think you’ve lost or left your phone somewhere or think you’ve misplaced your bank card and see if fear will not have you panicked. More than that, fear of the unknown is even more paralyzing. I’m a witness even though I trust God, fear still lingers because that’s what fear does. Well, no more! No more fear holding us hostage, fear is not our portion. We shall walk in the abundance grace of God and trust Him. Yea, I know the government is shutdown but Heaven is still open. I know government workers are on day 25 but God’s power still works. I know you are looking at your natural but can I get you to trust God?

Here what the bible shares in Leviticus 25:20-21, after God told Moses to tell the people of Israel they shall not work the fields for an entire Sabbath year; God says, “You may ask, “What will we eat in the seventh year if we do not plant or harvest our crops?” I will send you such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years.” Beloved, stop looking at what you think is the source of your survival when God is the resource of the source! You’re depending on the job, people, places and things and looking at the President’s actions when God says, in Psalm 37:1-9 (NIV), “Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land. A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found. But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity.” The righteous and the faithful, you will not lack. In fact, God will use the wicked to feed, clothe and provide everything you need during your need. Don’t fear it and don’t fight it; faith it!