Daily Devotional – 2/3/14 “It’s time!”

We’re at the 3rd day of the 2nd month of this New Year; now what? You’ve been given another opportunity to do what you’re supposed to be doing, are you? You’ve been granted another day to get it right, will you? There’s really no sense in me telling you, again, what the bible says because you’ve heard it all before so what will you do with it? I mean, folk are so quick to judge a pastor for the mistakes they make when the flock is much, much worse. When will we get ourselves together? I mean, if the flock would do their part, the pastor wouldn’t have so much stress on him or her. Oh but you spend so much of your time watching to see if the pastor might stumble that you don’t even realize the wall you’re about to run into and then the pastor is so caught up in trying not to stumble out of fear of you seeing that they are stressed to the max. If you’re able to “turn up” and you’re a Christian, why can’t the Pastor live? Am I saying that it’s right for a pastor to do what he or she shouldn’t be doing; no, but neither is it right for you. However, aren’t they entitled to a beer or glass or wine, if they want? Are they entitled to listen to worldly music and dance, if they want? Aren’t they entitled to see an R rated movie, if they want? Aren’t they entitled to go out to a bar & grill and chill, if they choose?

I don’t know why this is in my spirit this morning but someone needs to know that it’s time to get right. You’re leaving the church in worse shape than you came when that shouldn’t be the case. However, it isn’t the pastor or members job to fix you because you can’t expect deliverance when God can’t even get to your heart to make the first attempt. It isn’t the church that’s dead but it’s the members who make up the congregation. It isn’t God who has left us but it’s us who have left Him. It isn’t the songs that are being sung or the prayers being said but it’s the spirit of the person who’s receiving it. It’s time! It’s time now! It’s time now to get right! You don’t have to stop living because you’re doing what you know you should be doing, you just live better.

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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