Daily Devotional – 4/25/19 “May not know when but it will!”


‪Sometimes God will allow you to go through because you have the resources (or access to them) and the voice to fight for someone who doesn’t.

This is why you have to know …


You are not being used but unmovable
You are not being forsaken but faithful
You are not being overlooked but obedient


You may not be seeing a return on your investment and you’re thinking about giving up because being in the world was better. You may be struggling although you’re serving and you’re at the end of your rope. You might be contemplating ending it all or thinking about throwing in the towel. You may be tired of praying but beloved … hold on. No, I don’t have the magic word that will end your pain. I don’t have the wand to make all of your problems disappear. I don’t have the prophecy that will set your life in order. What I do have is the word and God’s word gives me a YET praise. What’s a yet praise? It’s what bible shares in Habakkuk 3:17-19 …


“Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the LORD! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! The Sovereign LORD is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights.”


Here’s my affirmation for today: I may not see a bud blooming YET I’ll praise God because I know it’s coming. I may not know when but I know it will!

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Daily Devotional – 4/11/19 “This is your pardon!”

I’m working on a new book and when I tell you, it has pulled from places within me… whew! On last night, while trying to finish it (I’ve changed the ending 5 times), God gave me this word. When you’ve been in prison for a while, after being found guilty, the governor has the ability to grant you a pardon. Now, the pardon doesn’t remove the offense from your record but you can no longer be held to the restrictions of your previous charge. In other words, a pardon forgives you for the crime you committed, either because you were wrongly convicted or the punishment you’ve received was too harsh for the crime. As people of God, we will make mistakes, we will go through some things and we will have things happen to us that we can’t control. When things happen, as they will; we tend to carry the weight with us, from place to place and relationship to relationship. A person who has been abused, carries that abuse. A person who has been broken, will carry the brokenness. A person who has been hurt will carry the hurt. Sad reality, it’ll show up every time you think you’re doing okay.

Why? Because you’ve sentenced yourself to a lifetime of recycling instead of destroying. Beloved, it’s time you go free. You’ve spent too much time making yourself pay for a mistake you made. You’ve spent too much time in darkness, ashamed of what you’ve done. You’ve allowed people the power to continually make you pay for something they claimed to have forgiven you for. Today, this is your pardon. You shall no longer be ashamed, hold your head up. You shall no longer sit in the dark, replaying what happened to you, come out and be free. Romans 8:1-3 says, “So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins.”

Baby, consider this your pardon. You are free and the chains are no longer holding you. Take up your mat and walk. Go, your faith has made you whole. This is your pardon. Oh, if you find yourself still stuck, it’s because the only person that can hold you back, once God releases you, is you.