Daily Devotional – 5/14/15 “Get your faith up!”

I declared on 3/31/15 that by 5/1/15, I wouldn’t be the same and I’m not. See, on 4/26/15 I was officially ordained as Rev. Lakisha Johnson – my name changed and as I study my bible I recognize that when God change folk name their responsibilities change (somebody will miss that)! I recognized and realized that when God changed my name things around me would have to change. Yea, I even realized that the attacks of the enemy would have to change – they would get harder but I’m ready as I have my prayers stored up. Let me explain something to y’all. I’ve been on my job for almost 13 years and although I have the potential and the experience (not boasting just facts) I was just promoted on last year to Sr. Rep. Then when our manager was promoted two months ago, they didn’t even open her position; they simply filled it with another manager from another department. Yet, in my recognition of my name change I have to realize that things have to happen in God’s time. So, I’m taking it all in. Then I had an interview on yesterday for another position, in another department, in a total different realm of work. I am confident about the position but not so much about the pay (if they can match what I make now) but you know what I did this morning, I put it in God’s hands because I know a man who can work everything out according to His will! Won’t He do it? So, I’m going to wait. I have faith enough to believe that what God has for me is for me, in due time. I have enough faith that God will do it and if this job is for me that they will blow my pay out the water! And if it’s not, it’s not the end; my faith is crazy enough to know that too.

And somebody today, right now, reading this; you need to reach down and get your faith. You’ve reach the end of your rope, you’re right at the edge of give up, backed up at the end of give out street, looking out over jump cliff, standing at the side of suicide bridge, facing depression avenue, staring at the bottom of alcohol bottle number two or four, about to light blunt number six, getting ready to snort your next vial of cocaine or shoot the next hit of crack; but hold on … baby don’t give up! I don’t know what you’re in need of but wait. I don’t know what you thought you should have got but wait. I don’t know what you’re going through, what you’re dealing with but my sister; my brother, wait! I know that you are unsure about what the next moment holds but I can be sure about who holds the next moment. All you have to do is wait for the Lord and in your waiting, cry out to Him, He hears you. You don’t have to take me at my word but the word says in Psalm 40:1, “I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.” And baby, after He hears you, things will start happening. For David said in Psalm 40:2-3, “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him.” Yea, I know you’re in a bad place right now, your refrigerator may be empty, body may be sick, you may be tired of waiting, finances may be low, friends may be gone, family acting funny, nobody will call you for a job, Christian folk acting worse than the unsaved but wait and in your waiting, cry out to the Lord because when He brings you out; thangs happen. Come here Job, in his waiting he got back everything he lost. Come here Lazarus, he was dead and was bought back. Come here grandma, doctors said cancer years ago and she’s over 80 and getting around better than you and I put together. Come here sister, doctors said suicide disease; a disease that have claimed the lives of many yet she’s still alive now! Come here you who are reading this … you’re still here! Baby, get your faith up!

Published by Pastor LaKisha

Lakisha Johnson, native Memphian and author of over fifteen titles was born to write. She’ll tell you that “It isn't just writing, it's ministry." Along with being an author, she is an ordained minister, co-pastor, wife, mother and the product of a large family. She is an avid blogger at kishasdailydevotional.com and social media poster where she utilizes her gifts to encourage others to tap into their God given talents. She won’t claim to be the best at what she does nor does she have all the answers, she is simply grateful to be used by God.

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