Daily Devotional – 10/30/12 “While you’re sneaking …”

Something just might sneak up on you! Are you ready for it? I mean, while you think you are sneaking from God’s sight; He sees it all. While you are shouting on Sunday and then sneaking and creeping on Monday, God sees. While you’re at Bible Study on Monday and then sneaking and stealing on Tuesday, God knows. While you’re at Prayer Meeting on Wednesday praying over folks lives and then sneaking behind folks back with a knife in your hand, God is aware. While you’re the loudest one singing at choir rehearsal on Thursday and then sneaking off with your best friend’s husband on Friday, God is well aware. Don’t keep thinking you’re getting away with it because the bible says in Titus 1:16, “They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.” Yea, see while you’re sneaking around behind your spouse’s back don’t be surprised when you find out they’ve been sneaking, too. While you’re sneaking and hiding and stealing clothes from the store, the enemy is stealing your son or daughter away. While you’re sneaking and gossiping about your friend, she’s being abundantly blessed. While you are sneaking and throwing salt on your sister’s blessings, she’s getting yours. This is why 1 Peter 5:8 say, “Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” See, if you’re too busy looking over your shoulder to make sure no one is seeing you creeping, you’re missing the signs that the enemy is close by. While you’re so busy creeping, you’re missing the signs that your child is failing school. While you’re so busy sneaking and snitching on your coworkers, you’re missing the warning that your job is the one in jeopardy. While you are so busy speaking hell over folk’s life with your mouth, you don’t even see the hell that is brewing in your own life. But had you been alert then you would have been able to do what 1 Peter 5:9 says, “Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your Christian brothers and sisters all over the world are going through the same kind of suffering you are.”

See, you creep with the mister because you think that God is punishing you when you’re temporarily out of funds but God, doesn’t work like that and you’d know this if you stop sneaking and start stealing away to read God’s word for yourself. Don’t you realize that when you’re going through that God is simply seeing how strong your faith is? This is why you get the call from your “friend” you haven’t talked to in a while as soon as you need a few extra dollars. As soon as the wife starts nagging at home, your coworkers skirt gets a little shorter. As soon as your body gets sick, you get meaner than a rattle snake to all those around you but this isn’t you being punished for 1 Peter 4:12-13 says, “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.” Am I saying that you won’t have moments of your flesh talking and even temptations that will make you want to give in? No! But the bible says in 1 Corinthians 10:13, “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” Isn’t this great news? God didn’t say the temptations wouldn’t come but He says He’ll give you a way out from it. However, you must be, you have to be alert enough to see it. It’s like you’re driving and you’re trying to find the street you need to turn on in order to get to your destination but instead of you being watchful and alert of the street signs, you have your head down reading a text; now you’ve passed the street and driven 30 minutes out of your way simply because you weren’t paying attention. And if you didn’t know, it’s easy to get off track when your mind and eyes are on something else! All I’m saying is, while you’re sneaking, something just might sneak up on you! You’d better stop sneaking and start seeking God.

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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