Daily Devotional – 10/30/14 “Turn it over Thursday!”

It’s Thursday and you know what that means right? Yep! It means its turn it over Thursday! Yea, you may be going through, the enemy may be standing outside your home beckoning you to come out, your storm may be brewing over head and you just came out of one, car may be on its last good tire, cut off notice for MLGW staring you in the face and you barely got enough for gas, food and the medicine you need and you just got paid but turn it over! Wife acting like she ain’t got good sense, husband acting like a stranger you don’t know, children acting like you didn’t birth them and family acting brand new but turn them over. Folk on the job trying to make you lose your religion, church folk constantly acting like they have already lost theirs and the world won’t find any but turn it over! For Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Never worry about anything. Instead, in every situation let your petitions be made known to God through prayers and requests, with thanksgiving. Then God’s peace, which goes far beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your hearts and minds in union with the Messiah Jesus.”

Yes I know it’s easier to worry but why worry about when God says He’ll take it if you give it to Him. Why are you stressing yourself out over things you have no control over when God says give it to me, let me handle it and I’ll let you rest. I get it, it’s easy for me to sit at this keyboard and give you encouragement when I’m not in your shoes, going through what you’re going through but I’ve been through a few things and trust me when I tell you, I ain’t finished going through. Is it easy for me to always give it over to God, no but I’ve learned (the hard way) that when I do, He makes it all better. Beloved, please understand … “In every way we’re troubled but not crushed, frustrated but not in despair, persecuted but not abandoned, struck down but not destroyed, 2 Corinthians 4:8-9.” So on this Thursday; stop trembling and tarrying in that terror, get up out of that trench of turmoil without tumbling over the trials you’ve already triumphed above and turn it over! You made it to another day which means God has a purpose for you! Find it and then use it! Turn over that “I can’t”, “Sickness won’t let me”, “No money” “They said I can’t”, attitude and do it!

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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