Daily Devotional – 12/13/13 “Rejoicing now!”

I don’t know what the next hour holds so I will rejoice now. I don’t know what tomorrow holds so I will rejoice now. I don’t even know what my future holds yet I will rejoice now. See, rejoice is defined as to feel or show great joy or delight and that’s just what I’ll do. Why? Well because God has been just that good. {Yes He has!} I know you’ve heard that if God never does anything else for me, He’s already done enough and He has but I need Him to continue. So, in order to ensure that I continually receive God’s blessing, I’ll rejoice now because the last thing I want to show is that I am ungrateful. For the bible tells me in Philippians 4:4, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.” Even when it’s dark and I can’t see the light I’ll rejoice because I’ll know that eventually the darkness has to end. Even when I’m temporarily out of funds and my credit won’t get it; I’ll rejoice knowing that my situation is temporary. Even when I’m sick and it seems like I can’t get well, I’ll rejoicing knowing that my healing is on the way. Even when my day is bad, I’ll rejoicing in knowing that when I sit down and count; my good days outweigh the bad. So, I’m rejoicing now. I won’t wait until Sunday because I may not see it. I won’t wait until my change come because I may not receive it. I won’t wait until my prayer is answered because I’m alive right now! So, I’ll rejoice now! “More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us (Romans 5:3-5).” So, in the midst of everything, I’m rejoicing now!

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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