How can I, a plain somebody who has been gifted by God for such a work as this, still sometimes sin, still make a few mistakes, still curse, still dance to worldly music, still have a glass of wine every now and then, still sometimes fall, still sometimes act; you know human; how can I tell you to still hold on when the rope is breaking, still look for the hope when your eyes are filled with tears, still see joy when all you see is junk and to still keep the faith when faith hasn’t been keeping you? Well, I can tell you all these things because I know. How do I know, you ask? Well, it’s because I go. Yea, see; I can tell you to hold on because I still have a rope breaking moment sometime. I can tell you to not give up because I’ve been in the place of almost giving up before. I can tell you that it gets better because I’ve seen some bad times. I can tell you that your breakthrough is coming because I’ve had to wait on mine. I can tell you to go on through the storm because I’ve stood in a few over the years. I can tell you to cry because I’ve shed a lot of tears. I can tell you now because I know but I only know because I had to go; go through that is. See, I cannot tell you how hard the storm will be if I’ve never been through one. I can’t tell you how to overcome a test if I’ve never taken one. I can’t tell you how to pray, if I’ve never prayed. I can’t tell you to stand still and wait on God’s command if I’ve never done it. So, you see; I tell you these things each day I write the devotional because I know. When I say trouble won’t last, I know. When I say your dark days will end, I know. When I say the pain won’t always be there, I know. When I say it’ll be alright, I know. When I say that God is all that you need, I know. When I say that God will be right there when you need Him, I know. When I say you can be delivered, I know. When I say your breakthrough is only a step away, I know. When I say your victory is within reach, I know. I know because I go!
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. View more posts