Daily Devotional – 4/19/18 “Don’t quit now!”

God is about to take what you thought was to break you, to bless you. That sickness, yep, it was sent to save you. That grief, yep, it was sent to grab you out of your guilt. That thing that caused you to weep, yep, it is about to be the very thing that sends you back into worship. That abusive relationship, you once hid, is the thing that is going to make you accept God’s call on your life. That sickness that left you scarred, is about to be that thang that shifts you spiritually. Beloved, it wasn’t meant to take you out but it is to bring you out. The death of your baby, wasn’t to make you go crazy but it pushed you out of your comfort zone. That eviction wasn’t for embarrassment but it was to evoke the excellence within you. That divorce was for you to discover just how much time you’d spent being devoted to the wrong stuff. That pain pushed you from the pit to now praying. Those nights of weeping turned your closet into a war room. Those dark days made you turn the living room floor into an altar.

So you see, not everything we go through is because God isn’t pleased but just maybe it’s to get us to being pleased with self. You’ve been hurt in the church so God allowed your house to turn into a place of worship until He softens your heart. Then He’ll connect you to church that can assist in your healing. God knows the number of times you’ve thought about suicide. This is why He will not allow you to leave that job, you hate because there is someone there speaking life into you. Sometimes, even when God has already showed you the dreams of tomorrow, He will allow you to live through a nightmare of today. Not so you suffer but so your testimony could be like that of Joseph in Genesis 50:20, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.” Sometimes, you have to give credit to the things that tried to take you out because it/they were the thing(s) need to get you to destiny. Yes, there is a rough road to destiny but don’t you dare quit now. The detour is only temporary unless you make it permanent.

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Daily Devotional – 4/11/18 “And so it shall be …”

Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name, let your kingdom come so your will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us today, daily bread and forgive us of our sins as we forgive others. God, don’t allow us to be overtaken by temptation and deliver us from evil because we will live and not die. This is why, oh God, I petition you to hear this prayer because I have need to ask of you today. Not for me, Master but for that mother. Not for me, Jehovah, but for that father. Not for me, El Shaddai, but for my sisters and my brothers. God, they stand in need of your touch for we know your touch can make everything alright. They have need of your hands because in your hands is peace. God, I am not asking you to remove the pain but give them power to press until you say it’s pleased. I’m not asking you to stop the suffering but give strength until their sorrow is satisfied. I’m not asking you to stop their tears but comfort until you wipe them away. God, I’m not even asking you to remove the darkness but will you give them night-time vision until morning shows up. And while I have your ear, I just want to thank you. Thank you for the miracles that will be manifested. Thank you for the testimonies that will be told. Thank you for the healings, the deliverances, the marriages, the babies and for the financial blessings. Thank you for the seeds that are being sown, may they reap harvests, doubled in size. Thank you, in advance, for the cancers that are about to go into remission and the organs that will show up for transplant. Thank you oh God for it shall be, not just by my faith but connected with the faith of all those who stand in agreement. It is so, by the blood of our crucified Savior. It is so. Amen.