Daily Devotional – 5/23/14 “During the interrogation!”

On yesterday, I asked the question; where’s the witness because I am still trying to figure out why we’ve gotten away from testifying on God’s behalf in this day and time. Yes, I know you say you don’t want folk all in your business but I know that couldn’t possibly be it when you post everything to social media. So, what’s the real reason? This is how I see it. Going through storms, tribulations, falling moments, stumbling situations and all the hell you’ve endured was your interrogation and after coming out of it, why not testify about it? I mean, you do know that you’ve been granted the ultimate immunity by the ultimate judge; don’t you? You do know that nothing you done, in your past, will be held against you, don’t you? Then why not witness? During the interrogation you may have lost a few friends and family members but you made it through. During the interrogation, the clouds may have become dark and hung a little low but can’t you see the sun peeking through? During the interrogation, you probably shed a lot of tears, had some sleepless nights, moments of not being able to make ends meet, days of having no food in the refrigerator and thoughts of wanting to give up but didn’t you make it out? During the interrogation you may have had some pain in your body, some sickness the doctor said you’d probably not make it through or some disease that made man shake their head yet you’re alive today; aren’t you? During the interrogation you may have even been addicted to the bottle, the feeling you got when you shot that stuff in your veins, the high you thought you’d never come off of or the excitement of doing you but look at you now; clean and sober. Isn’t God worthy of your witness? Didn’t you make it through your interrogation with your integrity? Didn’t you come out of your interrogation with your inheritance increased? Didn’t you come out of your interrogation with God inhabiting your inward places? Then why can’t you witness? Didn’t God keep His promise of protection, providing, healing, peace that surpass your understanding and gifts that’ll make room for you all during your interrogation? Then where is your witness? You may even be in the midst of your interrogation now but take notes because when it’s all over with and those doors are opened, you’ll be able to walk out with freedom and a clean past. God has a purpose for the things we go through as long as we go through with Him. Don’t count yourself out because of the hell you’re going through now, that’s just your interrogation and soon you’ll have the opportunity to witness by saying, “I can remember when” because then you’d be delivered from it!

Daily Devotional – 5/22/14 “Where’s the witness?”

Isn’t it crazy how God will bring us through stuff and we won’t tell nobody? Why has it become hard to be a witness when God has set you free? I don’t understand how you can go through the trial (sickness, disease, addiction, abuse, hurt, etc.,) be found not guilty (by being delivered) and not tell anybody. That’s like the defense attorney standing before the court calling your name and the judge asking, where’s the witness? I just don’t understand. Why has it become so hard to tell somebody about the goodness of the Lord? You do know that you’re the bible to unbelievers, right? You’re the one an unbeliever sees and your life is what they read, so how can you not share? How can you get me to believe that God can heal me if you can’t tell me how He has healed you? How can you make me believe He will love me through my mess if you can’t tell me a little about the mess He loved you through? How can you make me believe He can pick me up if you can’t tell me how He picked you up? Where is the witness? Weren’t you the one who survived that abusive relationship? Weren’t you the one who was healed of cancer? Aren’t you the one with kidney disease yet you’re still living? Aren’t you the one who used to walk but now you own a car? Aren’t you the one who was once homeless but now a homeowner? Weren’t you the one who was in the gang but now you’re preaching God’s word? Weren’t you the one who used to break up marriages but now you’re happy in yours? Weren’t you the one who tried to commit suicide but it didn’t work? Aren’t you the one who was shot but it didn’t claim your life? Weren’t you the one who was given ten years in jail but only did two and now you’re free? Where’s the witness? Hasn’t God been good enough to you to cry out like the song of David in Psalm 22:22, “I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will praise you?” Can you say like Psalm 40:9, “I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O LORD?” Where is your witness? When will you tell your story? I don’t know about you but I don’t mind sharing God with you for I’ll scream it from the mountaintops and even from the valley like Isaiah 6:8 says, “Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.”” Where’s the witness? Here I am, with my hand on the bible saying, I promise to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth about our God and His wondrous work! Is it easy? No. Is it worth it? Every day!