Daily Devotional – 3/23/15 “Let’s be real … “

If people lived their day-to-day lives like they actually portrayed on social networking we might be alright! I mean, folks are so spiritual online yet you can’t find them in church on any day of the week. Folks are so encouraging on a stranger’s post yet you won’t speak to the person you live with. Folks are quick to repost a missing person’s picture on Facebook yet your daughter been gone all weekend and you ain’t called to find her yet. You are quick to bash someone else for their choice of selling drugs, partying or hanging out in the streets but that’s because they don’t know that your son is doing it too. Let’s be real! Yea, we are quick to blame social networking on the decline of relationships when the truth of the matter is, it isn’t social networking that is breaking up relationships; people are. Stop putting the blame on social networking! Folks have lost the ability to be real because technology has made it easy. We text instead of talk because we have more balls to type it out rather than say it. You get mad when folk judge you by what you post but didn’t you post it? You air every aspect of your life on social media and then get mad when your life is social … let’s be real! You post your every movement, everything you eat & drink and your every thought and then you have to wonder why folk won’t take you serious. Are you serious?

Baby, you can’t be upset because no one likes your boo when one day you’re over him for beating you and the next “that’s bae” … let’s be real. No one can take your life serious when one day you’re a bad “bit..” and the next you’re sold out for Jesus … let’s be real. God doesn’t need a bad “bit…” He needs redeemed riders! Who are you without social media? If you check it before you pray in the morning, you have a problem! All I am saying is this as 1 Peter 1:14-16 says, “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, “YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.” Or Romans 12:2, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Yes, we all make mistakes; we will sometime stumble and even make some bad judgment calls but don’t stop there. We’ve got to get to a point in our lives where we desire to do better because we are tired of doing wrong and it’s the right thing to do. Let’s be real … aren’t you tired yet? We’ve got to do better.

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.

One thought on “Daily Devotional – 3/23/15 “Let’s be real … “

  1. There is nothing like the raw truth…It hits hard but will make a difference one way or another. If we would just hold fast to the word of the Lord, we must be not only hearers of his word only, but doers as well lest we deceive no one but ourselves. James 1:22 (paraphrased). Thank you so much for sharing Kisha.

    Be A Blessing!


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