Daily Devotional – 11/12/14 “God isn’t pleased!”

What’s the sense of being put together on the outside but you’re tore up on the inside? Yea, what’s the point of having your clothes and hair on point if your heart is jacked up? Don’t you realize that no matter how you try to hide the fact that your attitude is rude, it still shows? I get it, you had a bad night and although you try to cover it with a smile, it shows the moment you open your mouth. Oh, I’m sure the bed is sick of being blamed for the way you treat folk when you consistently lie about getting up on the wrong side of the bed when the truth of the matter is, it’s the same side you’ve been sleeping on since you were three. My point is; while you are trying to dress up for folk, God is reading your heart and He isn’t pleased with the report. You put up the façade that everything is good when you plaster that smile on, for folk, yet at home you’re drinking more tears than water. God isn’t pleased. You’re too ashamed to tell someone that you’re suffering until depression has you bound, broken and bruised. God isn’t pleased. When will you stop running?

I am new to having the title of minister but I am not new to ministry because God has been using me for as long as I can remember and I am tired of the shape Christians are in. I am tired of the way Preachers are handling their roles and I am tired of the way Saints are handling theirs because we all play a part. God isn’t pleased! The bible says in James 5:14, “Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord,” yet now days, you can’t even trust folk to lay hands on you because you don’t know if their heart is genuine and where their hands have been. The bible says in Hebrews 3:13, “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness,” but instead we’d rather tear one another down. But don’t you know that this same scripture picks up in Hebrews 3:14 and says, “For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ.” Yet how can we share in everything that belongs to God when He isn’t pleased with us and the way we are? We have to get it together y’all. I don’t know about you but I need God, I long to have Him because without Him, I am nothing. I am not perfect but I am a work in progress and as a work in progress, you should see some evidence of work being done. I can’t keep using that excuse and nothing is changing. It’s the same with you.

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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