Daily Devotional – 10/29/14 “I’ll help you, will you help me?”

It’s Wednesday and someone is wobbling from the weight of the world that seems to have you weighed down but why won’t you sit it down? Why are you trying to carry it all by yourself? I know you want to act like you got it all together but how is that working out for you? You don’t want people to see that you’ve been wounded in your battle, so you’d rather wander around like you’re in the wilderness whispering your witness because it’s now whack instead of seeking Godly wisdom. Well, how long do you think that will last? Don’t you know the enemy is watching and he’s sitting back rejoicing over the fact you’re letting your guard down? Don’t you understand that now you are more vulnerable to the enemy’s attacks because your flesh is weaker than it was before? And yet all you have to do is sit down that weight you’re trying to bear alone. Who said you had to do it by yourself anyway? Galatians 6:2 says, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Why as Christians are we so prideful? We don’t want to ask for prayer, don’t want folk to see us cry and, don’t want to go to the altar out of fear that someone may think we need God’s help when the truth of the matter is … we do! Stop being ashamed to ask for help and if you are afraid to ask for help out of fear of what others say then you are around the wrong type of Saints!

See, as Saints, we have to understand … the bible says to help carry one another burdens, not take on! Read this carefully. We are to help one another. It’s like, I see you sitting on the side of the road with two buckets of water. I stop to see what you’re doing and you tell me, you’re drinking water from one of the buckets in order to make it lighter to carry. Now, I can do one of two things. I can either help you carry one of the buckets or I can sit down and help you drink some of the water and take on some of your water weight. (Did you catch that?) The better of the two would be to help you carry the bucket of water and I’ll tell you why. 1. I didn’t take on the excess water I needed to consume to make the bucket light enough for you to carry. 2. You still had water in both buckets which mean you don’t have to make this trip again (before time) which you would have had you drank the water. We have to help one another! It’s our charge as brothers and sisters in Christ for the bible says in Romans 15:1, “Now we who are strong have an obligation to bear the weaknesses of those without strength, and not to please ourselves.” Because when it all boils down and simmer away; it’s not about us anyway!

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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