Daily Devotional – 1/14/13 “No title needed!”

It’s Tuesday and someone is contemplating suicide, grieving over the death of a loved one, heartbroken, being abused, was lied on yesterday, being talked about today, in pain, unemployed, sick, tired, sick and tired, addicted to something, chasing after someone whose running away, using the one good person who actually love you, homeless, wrestling with demons while trying to hide the skeletons in your closet, all in other folk’s business when your porch needs to be cleaned, straddling the fence after you’ve fallen a few times already, sitting at the edge of the cliff because you hear a voice telling you to jump, crying because doors keep being closed, applications keep being denied, no one is calling you back for the job, can’t get promoted, medicine cost rising along with your light bill, car acting up, children are too, checking account closed, check is gone before you even get paid and your credit just won’t get it … And now you have the audacity to question God. Yea, you got the nerve and you’re even bold enough to point your face towards Heaven to ask why me. Well, I have to ask you, why not you? What makes you different from anyone else? Don’t you realize and understand that a little stress is sometimes necessary for you to appreciate the sacrifice you’ve made to succeed? Haven’t you comprehended yet that sometimes you have to go through some ugly stuff to uncover that which is unmovable? Do you not see that sometimes you have to be buried under dirt in order to be developed into your destiny? Yea, sometimes you have to cry but that’s simply cultivating (developing) your calling. Yea, you have to pace but that’s just perfecting your purpose. Yea, you have to stumble, sometimes, but that’s salting (flavoring) your sanctification (blessing).

Oh, I’m going to leave this thang alone but I had to let you know that “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.” (Romans 5:3-5) and if this isn’t enough then know, “the one who endures to the end will be saved, Matthew 24:13.”

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.

One thought on “Daily Devotional – 1/14/13 “No title needed!”

  1. There are many words in many books, offering us tools for living a more peaceful life. But to only collect them and not use them does no good. Until they have real meaning, through experience, they are only words. We have become a people of wanting fast results, big pay offs, with little effort. Forgotten are the words, ‘ That which is worth having is worth working for’.
    Complaining, worrying about the state of the world, our lives, the loneliness we feel inside, and yet we go right on doing the same things we do. With the slightest of effort, we could realize its the things we do, that brings the things it does. Our thoughts, words and deeds are very powerful, constantly creating the world we live in within our hearts and the world we see… with them.

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