Daily Devotional – 10/15/14 “Prayer day!”

Guess what day it is? To some, it’s pay day. To some, it’s hump day. To a few others it’s just Wednesday, another day they have to see that full of problems they can’t solve, situations they can’t fix and circumstances they can’t get out of but to me; this is another day the Lord has made so I will rejoice and be glad in it. Yea, I know you’re probably saying she perhaps got it all together but baby, I’m human like you so I struggle in this day-to-day thing called life too; I just don’t allow it to get me down. See, I could allow the weight of worry to weigh me down but why? I could let stress, stroke me out but why? I could let the burden of bills beat me but why? I could allow the severity of sickness to stiffen me but why? I could even let the enemy encamp my enjoyment that has been established and end it but why? Why not rejoice in the fact that you’re seeing a day that someone else didn’t. You do know that someone healthy laid down on last night yet they didn’t wake up this morning, don’t you? You do know that you don’t have to be sick to die, don’t you?

God is not pleased with His people and His people shouldn’t be pleased with themselves. Too many of us are hiding when we should be doing God’s word. There aren’t enough of us praying and studying and studying and praying. I don’t know about you but all you have to do is turn on the news and you will see that it’s praying time saints! It’s praying time over our children and our elderly. It’s praying time over our love ones who have to travel for jobs, flight crew and healthcare workers. It’s praying time over our clergy. We need to lay hands and pray over our city official and politicians, our school leaders and teachers. It’s praying and fasting time. We need to get back to the time when you gave up some stuff and actually prayed until you felt the move of God on your life. We need to get back to the times when you gave up some stuff to be at Sunday school and worship service on Sunday and bible study on Monday. We need to get back to the time when you didn’t mind being labeled a Christian. This is why the bible says in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” If only we as God’s people would get ourselves together while we had the time. So for me, it’s simple; today is prayer day because we surely need it. Say a prayer for someone today or say one for yourself. Share one here on my blog, on my personal Facebook page or even my devotional page. Pass it along and let’s get to praying. It doesn’t matter. It’s prayer day! You pray for me and I’ll pray for you and watch God change things!

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.

2 thoughts on “Daily Devotional – 10/15/14 “Prayer day!”

  1. Keisha, you are truly anointed and skillfully appointed to present a fresh word to worn out worriers. Thank you for allowing God to use you to help me to “keep on keeping on” for His Glory. I am an old saint that loves your messages and they are great for me to pass on to my 19 year old daughter and her friends. Bless you, no… You are blessed!
    cheryl w.

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