Daily Devotional – 10/24/17 “A Thank You Lord praise”

Sometimes you just have to throw your head back and tell the Lord, thank you! Every chance you get, you ought to have yourself a thank you God praise party. Even if it happens to be while you are having a moment of misery, a twinkling of turmoil, a situation of sickness, the groaning of grief, the taste of tears, another futile fight, one more declared denial and more headaches of hurt; tell God thank you. Even when they have walked out again, the walls of woe are closing in, the blinders of bitterness are beginning to cover your eyes, the darkness of depression is setting in and the prongs of pain press in; tell God thank you. When the money has run out, landlord knocking, electric company is threatening, water a second from being turned off and gas company is driving slow by the house; tell God thank you. When the children aren’t acting right, having more downs than up with the spouse, family keeps calling with mess and even coworkers acting suspect; tell God thank you. When you find yourself having a hard time in worship, tell God thank you.

No, I am not about to say it could be worse because let’s face it, we cannot take any worse. But how can I tell God thank you when it seems like I’m about to lose my mind? How can I declare a thank you God praise when it feels like I’m about to fall into another valley? How can I recite a thank you God praise when it looks like my enemies are camped all around? Easily. Open your mouth and recite these words, THANK YOU GOD! See, when you appreciate God for the good and bad, your value increase. Instead of depreciation, your appreciation initiates an inundation. In other words, a massive influx of blessings. This is why I feel like the prophet Isaiah, declaring like Isaiah 61:1-2, “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is upon me, for the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the LORD’s favor has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies.” God is about to turn it around but will you tell Him thank you while He works?

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Daily Devotional – 8/18/16 “The time is now!”

I don’t have a full devotional today, I simply stopped by to tell somebody … The time is now! All you have to do is believe it and it shall be. Trust God and He’ll make the provision. Take God at His word and it’ll never return void.

For whomever you are, reading this; whether it was forwarded to you or you follow this blog, know this … the time is NOW for you to move. My God! You’ve been sitting still too long, stagnant in a comfortable place that has been everything but comfortable, shifting to make it work, covering up for what’s not working and hiding out of fear! Baby, the time is NOW for you to take up your bed and walk.

Dear God, 

Thank you for opening my eyes, for I now know I’ve been walking blind. God, I thank you for saving because I now know I’ve been wandering lost all this time. God, I thank you for saving me because it has made me realize all the time I wasted in bondage. God, I thank you for shielding me from what I thought I needed. Oh God, I simply thank you for sparing this ole life of mine, one more time and for snatching my ignorant behind from the hands of those I thought were good for me. Thank you Father for shaking me when I started to get comfortable in my mess. Lord God, I just thank you for it all! And after this … I’ll get the chance to write my testimony for the world to witness.

Amen!

Give it to God