Daily Devotional – 1/6/14 “Let’s get right!”

I wrote a devotional on Saturday morning and I don’t normally do one but church and worship have been weighing heavy on me. See, lately I’ve been feeling like I am tired of church. Maybe it’s the people or to be honest, maybe it’s me but all I know is God is working on me because I just can’t understand why worship services can be so dead on Sunday yet the clubs are jumping every day of the week. Now, I can understand if this was just my church but I’ve visited others and it’s the same way. The pastor, preacher and minister of music have to pump and prime (can I get an Amen, give God praise…) “Christian” folk to do what they say they’ve come to do which is worship. Oh, but all through the week, you keep posting on how good God is, how He’s keeping you, healed your body, kept your baby daddy out of jail, blessed you with the money you’ve posted pictures of and still you got the audacity to come into God’s sacred house on Sunday morning yawning and falling asleep. I don’t get it. Baby, you better stop coming to church because it’s the right thing to do but do the right thing and then come to church (you’ll get that later). Oh, don’t get me wrong, I don’t need a partner to praise with because God has been too good to me to sit on my praise but aren’t we supposed to worship together? Worship is, by dictionary definition, treating somebody or something as divine and showing respect by engaging in acts of prayer and devotion or to take part in a religious service but in Lakisha’s logical thinking; worship is simply loving and respecting God enough to show it!

Yea! I know that I am all up in my feelings but when will we start to treat God the way He treats us. Ok, so your account maybe in the negative after getting paid on Friday but are you hungry? Oh, you must be living outside or sitting in one of the warming shelters that have been opened up by the city or are you at home? You must be reading this devotional on someone else’s device or does it belong to you? Did you have to visit a clothes closet this morning before you dressed or did you walk into your own? Did you stand on a corner begging for food or did you open up your refrigerator to get what you wanted? Oh, let me guess; someone is reading this to you because you’re plugged up to a machine that’s breathing for you? No, then what are you complaining about? You’re mad because you haven’t gotten all the things you think you should but have you done all that you could be doing to get your blessings for Deuteronomy 28:1-2 says, “And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God.” I’m simply saying; let’s get right because death is no longer knocking at your door but he’s showing himself in, sickness has no respect of person or age and danger doesn’t care about the color of your skin. Stay prayed up by worshipping God the way you’re supposed to because it’ll be a shame to be heading in the wrong direction after the judgment.

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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