Daily Devotional – 1/11/13 “God is waiting!”

Why are you waiting on somebody to encourage you when you should be encouraging yourself? Why are you waiting on your Pastor to preach to you when you should be preaching to yourself? Why are you waiting on Sunday morning to open your bible when it will open the same way on Monday? Baby, don’t you know that while you’re waiting on folks to change and time to come, you’re allowing your blessing to pass you by? Yea, you keep saying that you’re getting yourself together before you go to church but if you haven’t realized it yet, you aren’t doing a very good job by yourself so why don’t you let God help? You keep saying, “Girl, when I get some clothes Ima go to church,” but don’t you know that God will take the filthiest rag and turn it into the finest garment? Why, because He isn’t concerned about your outside appearance but you keep doing you boo because the next time you get to church it may be rolling on 4 wheels in the beautiful casket your family picked out and then your choice in clothes won’t matter. Let me put a pin here and make something clear … I am in no way saying that you’re going to hell if you don’t go to church but if you aren’t studying the word for yourself outside of church, then yes, church is where you need to be. But if things aren’t going right for you no matter what you try and what you do; then you need to try someone else – God is waiting. Church isn’t the 4 walls that we worship in but church is us and in order for us to be the church we need God dwelling on the inside in order for us to show Him on the outside. This comes by studying the word, applying the word to your life and fellowshipping with others who share your same belief. This is why we have church.

We are living in terrifying times when innocent children are killed while they are studying at school, you can’t even go to a movie because you’ll lose your life at the hands of a fool, kids are finding joy being a bully because it seems to be the cool thing to do and they are even trying drugs because “everybody” is doing it too; folk would rather rob than get a job at the same store or kill their spouse because they don’t want them anymore more, they broadcast their personal lives on TV for a few minutes of fame, sell their soul to the devil so that the world would know their name; they’d rather drown their sorrows in a bottle of alcohol rather than admitting their mistakes and getting up after they fall or they’d rather shoot dope in their veins or swallow pills to hide the pain. Baby, your life can be changed, your condition can be healed but God can’t take away the issues unless you give them to Him because God does not steal. Yea, just give Him your addiction, your sickness, your pain and whatever has you bound because He is waiting to take over your fight but you have to tag Him into this round!

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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