Daily Devotional – 9/4/11 “Am I a Christian?”

I am a Christian, can’t you see that? I go to church on Sunday even though I get there late, sometimes hung-over.  I may not wave my hands or give God praise like he is due, but at least I’m there.  Isn’t that good enough? I might gossip and talk about folk I say are my friends, but that’s alright, God said he’d forgive me.  I hate on people’s blessing because I feel like I should be getting blessed too, but that’s alright too, because God said he’d forgive me.  Doesn’t that still make me a Christian?

I sometime take my blessings for granted, I even misuse people; my friends, family, sisters and my brothers. I’m supposed to be my brother’s keeper, to be there when they need me but I’ll spread their business faster than a gardener planting seeds. I’m supposed to pick up those that fall, pray for those that are lost; but usually I’m only on “Christian duty” when it is convenient for me.  Isn’t that ok? Won’t God forgive me for it? I am supposed to pay tithes from the job that I am blessed with, but I saw this pair of shoes that I just had to have so I’ll pay God later.  Chile, God knows my heart!  I saw this man begging and even though I had the extra money, I decided not to give because he should get a job too. Humph, God didn’t say be a fool! But I am a Christian, can’t you see?

Who am I to choose when it’s ok to do God’s will? When he’ll see me through any situation, if I would just keep still. Who am I to choose what Sunday I go to give God praise; when God was the one that lifted me, my bowed down head he raised. Who am I to be a “fair weather” Christian, a some-timer for God; when he is the one that has kept me, all my problems he solved.

Will it be too late for me to change, will I have enough time? Or will it be too late for me to let my light of God shine? Will I get the opportunity a change before my time on this earth ends, will I be able to apologize to my family, say I love you to my friends? Will God give me the chance to show him that I am walking his path?  I guess I’d better start today, this moment to be the Christian that God has ordained me to be.  I am a Christian, you will see!

Published by Pastor LaKisha

Lakisha Johnson, native Memphian and author of over fifteen titles was born to write. She’ll tell you that “It isn't just writing, it's ministry." Along with being an author, she is an ordained minister, co-pastor, wife, mother and the product of a large family. She is an avid blogger at kishasdailydevotional.com and social media poster where she utilizes her gifts to encourage others to tap into their God given talents. She won’t claim to be the best at what she does nor does she have all the answers, she is simply grateful to be used by God.

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