Daily Devotional – 10/21/14 “Saints needed!”

Be careful what you ask God for because the bible says in Mark 11:24, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Be careful what you speak for the bible says in Matthew 12:36-37, “I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Be careful what your heart says (your heart does speak) for Jeremiah 17:10 says, “I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.” As Saints of God, we go crying out in prayer asking Him “Lord whatever you’re doing in this season, don’t do it without me” yet this is the season for kingdom building and we’re lacking on your post. Where you at Saints? Now, Saints; by definition is one of God’s chosen and usually Christian people or a person who is officially recognized by the Christian church as being very holy because of the way he or she lived; is this you? You were the one that ask God to not leave you out, weren’t you? Where are you? Oh but you are a diehard Saints or whatever team football fan and you can’t wait to plaster social media with that mess but will you rep your home team of God? I don’t mean just for a few minutes on Sunday morning but I mean at all times through the life you live? It should be evident by the way you live, not just by the status you post!

We ask God to deliver us from our sins so that we can serve Him and then we get up and go the opposite way. We ask God to remove obstacles that are blocking us from doing His will and He does and then we still don’t do it. We ask God for a car to get to church and now we got another excuse as to why we can’t get to church but we go everywhere else. We get locked up, find God (who by the way isn’t lost), get Holy, learn a few scriptures and swear before God and momma that as soon as you’re released you’re going to church and you’ve been out 7 years and not one church has seen you yet (other than a funeral). Why are we, as Saints of God, lacking on our posts? Why are we slacking on our jobs? Why are our areas suffering? I’m sick of hearing “God knows my heart” when baby; your heart should have been made over by now. Stop making excuses for why you can’t get right when God has made left a choice. Stop allowing our children to suffer when we have bibles but they don’t. Take the phones away and give them bibles or at least show them how to find the bible on the “smart” phone they have. God won’t keep being pleased with the way we, as Saints, are doing things. We asked for healing over our bodies in order to serve Him yet we aren’t serving. Keep speaking negative, hurtful things with the mouth God keeps blessing, He won’t keep blessing. Aren’t you fed up with the way things are? God has given me power to speak life, I shall. God has given me power to defeat the enemy, I shall! I don’t know about you but I am sick and tired of fighting the enemy every time I look around so I want to give him a taste of the hell he gives me so he’ll think three times before trying me.

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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