Daily Devotional – 9/16/11 “Let me be Spiritual!”

There is a new song by Donald Lawrence called Spiritual.  The chorus says,

“You’re not a natural being
Having a spiritual experience
But you’re a spiritual being
Living this natural experience”

I listened to it on my drive to work this morning and the Lord placed these words in my heart for you. 

He said you’re not a natural being but you’re a spiritual being.  Because if you were a natural being, man of this world could hurt you.  But being a spiritual being, the joy that you have the world didn’t give it nor can the world take it away. 

If you were a natural being, when man speak harsh words in your life, tears fall.  But being a spiritual being, the words roll off like water does on oil.  If you were a natural being, man can cause you heartache. But being a spiritual being, God has your heart and the only way to it is through him, so there is no hurt!  If you were a natural being, when folk walk off you feel like you don’t have anyone.  But being a spiritual being, when folk walk off it’s just God’s way of removing your enemies.  Being a natural being when man says sickness you feel like you have no hope. But being a spiritual being, when sickness comes, you claim healing before it even comes! 

Natural being = Test                 Spiritual being = Testimony

Natural being = Pity                  Spiritual being = Praise

Natural being = Mess                Spiritual being = Mercy

Natural being = Hope                 Spiritual being = Faith

God, I pray today that you allow me to be spiritual! When I have the world on my shoulders, God let me be spiritual.  When folk talk about me, let me be spiritual.  When I can’t see my way, God let me be spiritual.  When I feel like I can’t go on, God let me be spiritual.  When I keep getting pushed down & back, God let me be spiritual.  When the downs outweigh the ups, God let me be spiritual.  When bills outnumber money, God let me be spiritual.  

For the word of God says in John 4:24, “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”  and 1 Corinthians 3:16, “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?’ and Deuteronomy 5:32–33 “Therefore you shall be careful to do as the Lord your God has commanded you; you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. 33 You shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess.

God, I want to be; let me be spiritual!

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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