Daily Devotional – 11/26/12 “It’s the Monday after Thanksgiving …”

Are you still thankful? You know how you were so thankful for everything and everybody that is in your life on Thursday but is it still true today or was that all a show? See, we tend to put on an act for folks instead of being who we really are. You know that you’ve never liked your brother’s girlfriend but on Thanksgiving you acted like you all were BFFs but today you’re posting negative stuff on her Facebook wall. You haven’t spoken to your daddy since he refused to co-sign for a car that you knew you couldn’t afford; yet on thanksgiving you acted like he was the best thing since sliced bread but on today you’re declining his calls. You barely see momma because you’re always “busy” yet you spent the whole day at her house, eating and sleeping on Thursday but today you won’t even stop by nor call. I mean, it’s only been a few days and your thanks is already gone? Thursday you tweeted how thankful you were to God for all that He has done for you but today, you got more curse words than nouns being used. Thursday you dressed like you had sense and now today you’re dressing like you’re worth cents. Is that all the difference a day makes? Why can’t you be thankful everyday of your life that you’ve lived to see? Why can’t you rejoice in your struggles and praise in your pain? Why can’t you be thankful for your storms and your blessings? They are one in the same, you know? Yea, see your storm is just a temporary situation that strengthens you to stand when the stuff heats the fan but after going through and enduring the storm you become a stronger believer and it is then that God bestows upon you a bountiful blessing that will bury your burdens and build up your broken heart. All I am saying is, don’t choose the day to be thankful because Ephesians 5:20 says, “Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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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