Daily Devotional – 9/18/14 “Life happens!”

I almost got carried away with work and forgot to post a devotional today. Isn’t that something? I almost forgot, literally got caught up, got busy, got sidetracked and it almost slipped my mind that I hadn’t even posted a devotional today. And yet it happens. Things happen. It’s the same way with trying to be holy, Christian, sanctified and all that. Yep, I said it; you don’t have too. You don’t have to admit it because I will. I don’t tell God thank you every morning. I don’t pray every day. I don’t say grace before every meal. I don’t say my prayers every night. I don’t feel like encouraging folk all the time. Shoot, life happens to me too. I’m just keeping it real. I don’t have joy all the time. I don’t feel like smiling at you every time you see me. I don’t have a word for you every day because life gets at me too yet I have to keep going. Why? Well because I don’t have an option to give up. When God called me, He didn’t give me an option because He could have easily left me alone but He didn’t, He cultivated this gift within me. How? By giving me the chance to use it freely every day and it touches people every day. This is why I can’t and won’t stop. I am not perfect but every day I am striving to be better because I striving to be an example of God. Yes, life happens but things also happen because of life.

Yes, I know sometimes you feel like giving up but that’s just the enemy making you feel like giving up is easier than holding on. I know you may feel like suicide is the answer but it isn’t, ask me the question again and I’ll give you a different answer. That sickness that you’re dealing with, I don’t know how you feel and you may be tired of hearing God is a healer but I’ve seen Him work in others, all you have to do is believe He’ll do it for you. Your finances falling short; have you made a plan to get back on track? Do you believe you can? Your home isn’t happy? Cleanse it from the inside out making God the head and then allow everything else to fall in line like it should. Are you suffering? Cleanse yourself from the inside out allowing God to be the head allowing everything else to fall in line like it should. For Ephesians 5:1-2 says, “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Life happens but you don’t have to suffer for it. Be an imitator of God and follow His example and believe that things will work out for you and they will. Will this life always be good no but it won’t always be bad either for when I sit down and count it out, weigh my options and look back over my life the good always outweigh the bad! Life happens but Jesus says in John 14:6, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life!” #Thatsenough

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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