Daily Devotional – 2/11/15 “Thank the pumper!”

My uncle tells this story from time to time … “There was this famous organ player who traveled all around the world playing for sold out theaters. Every time he would get on stage he would thank all those who he says have made it possible for him to play music but he would never thank the most important person who, without him there would be no music. See, he could never see this person because he was up above him, hidden; he was simply called the pumper and he was responsible for pumping the air into the organ that made the beautiful music the organist got credit for playing. So, this night after doing his nightly ritual, he sat down to play but when he touched the keys, nothing came out. He tried again and nothing. Then he looked up into the rafters of the theater and remembered his pumper. He jumped up and began giving thanks to the one who makes it possible for the music that he plays. And this time when he sat down and begin playing, the pumper began pumping.”

The moral of the story, don’t forget who pumps you up! Yea, I know man can sometime fill you up but don’t forget the one who favors you. Yea, I know the world can sometime pump and prime you but don’t forget the one who picks you up when the world lets you down. Yea, I know the world can sometime toot your horn but don’t forget the one who turns your tests into testimonies and your transgressions into triumphs. Don’t forget about your pumper! Just because He doesn’t give up on us as easily as man does, it still doesn’t mean we should take Him for granted because the next minute may not be granted unto us. Every now and then we need to look up into the rafters and remember our pumper. And every chance we get, we need to thank our pumper for the bible says in Mark 8:38, “If anyone is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.” Stop taking your pumper for granted! Some of us aren’t worth the mercies that He sends new every morning but He still pumps them into us! Some of us aren’t worth the strength He places in our legs, arms, hands and feet; yet He still pumps it into them! Some of us aren’t worth the sight in our eyes, the taste in our mouth and the knowledge in our brains, yet He continues to pump it into us! Some of us wasn’t even worthy of the gift He entrusted us with yet He pumped it into us anyway so, isn’t the pumper worth a shout out? Isn’t the pumper worthy of thanks too? Ephesians 5:20 says “always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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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