Daily Devotional – 1/31/14 “How are you living?”

We’ve got to get back to handling the kingdom’s business. As women, it’s time out for fighting over people and things that don’t belong to us because the only time you fight for something, when it’s yours. If he can’t put a ring on your finger to make you his wife, he isn’t worth fighting over because Proverbs 18:22 says “He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.” If she can’t treat you like you’re husband material, she isn’t worth arguing over because 1 Corinthians 11:9, says “For indeed man was not created for the woman’s sake, but woman for the man’s sake,” and If he or she can’t contribute to the household then they aren’t worth fighting over either because 2 Thessalonians 3:10 says “For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.” But you know all this don’t you? We’ve got so accustomed to this world that know we post all our business on social media and then got the nerve to be mad when someone says something about you. Oh but let me tell you, you can spend your tax money on whoever you want to because it’s yours. You can date, hook up with and fool around with whomever you choose because it’s your business. However, one thing I must say, YOU BETTER GET IT TOGETHER BEFORE YOUR TIME IS UP! Yea, we are spending way too much time on meaningless mess, foolish fighting, lavish lying, secret spying and blatant backstabbing than working God’s business. So many folks are dying and being killed when they are here at 2PM and gone at 2AM. It’s time out for playing church.

I sometimes wonder what God would say if he walked into our Sunday worship service. I mean, we are raising children who can’t pray because we’re too busy to teach them how. But get this … we teach them that it’s ok to play around with your cellphone during worship service because most times we are playing with ours. We have hell in us all week and then are the first ones shouting when your song is played. You gossip all day Saturday about the “church folk” and then get to church and tell your neighbor that you love them and they can’t do a thing about it. You tipping on Friday night to the motels and clubs and then is the loudest one singing, I love the Lord, He heard my cry! Baby, God isn’t in the midst of your mess! It’s time now to get it together! Live the life worth speaking about so that no one has to stand over your casket and lie about you being a good person because this life you live is the funeral that you’ll one day have. Live your life so that a sinner can see the God in you because sometimes the closest they get to God is through you. I pray that we all be ready when our time comes and even though God promised us 70 and even 80 years, we sometimes don’t make it. You may not have tomorrow to get it right, so start right now because Mark 13:32 says, “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”

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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