Daily Devotional – 9/10/18 “Let me encourage you!”

It’s Monday and for some of you the enemy has been toiling with your emotions since last Monday. He has spoken fear over your life and now you are afraid to move forward and all he has said is starting to replay in your mind. The more you think, the less you trust because your mind is saying, “maybe I won’t get healed,” “maybe I’m not cut out for this position like I thought,” “maybe I didn’t qualify for that position,” “maybe that house is out of my league,” “maybe I’m not marriage material,” and “maybe I reached beyond my potential.” Baby, don’t you know who you are? You are royalty. Do you not know the power that lies within your palms, the authority you speak with your mouth, the lineage in your loins, the gifts intertwined in your genes, the manifestation of things that can happen with obedience and the birthright you have inherited? You are fearfully and wonderfully manufactured by a God who does not make failures. Yea, you may fail, you may lose some, you may fall but you, my dear, are no failure. Get up because you have work to do, places to go and people to meet. And the next time you get down on yourself, refer to David’s words of Psalm 139 for encouragement.

Psalm 139:1-16, “O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand! I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me. I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night—but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you. You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.”

In other words, you got this!

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Daily Devotional – 9/4/18 “God’s plan concerning me!”

I have not written a devotional in a few days. Personal disclosure: I pray every day to never preach, pray, serve and even write a devotional, in my flesh. This is the reason there are some days when I do not publish a devotional and/or post on social media. Sure, Lakisha has plenty she can say but this thang is not about me. See, today, you could be going through the worse storm of your life and here I am posting something, from my flesh that pushes you further from God. Nope, I am not about that life. My anointing is not for me but it is for you and this is why, I had to stop by and let you all know. Understand I am not saying there will not be a devotional shared tomorrow but just in case, I needed you to know there is nothing physically wrong.

Yes, God has been working on me lately and although I do not know what He has planned, I trust Him. This is my fourth year in ministry and my seventh year blogging and I believe God is preparing me for even greater. Why? I simply believe. On the fourth day of creation, God created light, dividing day from night, marking time. Seven signifies completeness, perfection and the foundation of God’s word. Could it be, God is about to shift me, spiritually by completing some stuff within me concerning Him? Baby, I do not know but I trust Him. Anyway, I wanted to stop through and let you all know and when the time comes and He gives me a word for you, I will share it. Until then, please look back at some of my previously shared devotionals and if you need prayer, email me.

Also, check out my book, Bible Chicks: Book 2. It is the stories of Hannah, Gomer and Jezebel. As well as Bible Chicks: Book 1, written by Khara Campbell, with the stories of Woman with the issue of blood, Rehab, Leah and Tamar.

Blessings.
Lakisha ♥