Daily Devotional – 7/6/15 “It’s praying time!”

I normally don’t give the enemy a lot of credit because as a people of God, we have to learn to stand firm in the faith that God will give us the strength to fight the enemy and win but the enemy is running haywire! Not only is he running rampant in our communities but he’s in our homes and our churches. When will it end?

  • When he can’t get the parents, he attacks the children and as parents we have to be attentive enough to know his schemes. Stop leaving the children at home on Sunday morning or bible study/prayer meeting nights because something will eventually rub off on them. Stop allowing them to go any and everywhere because something can rub off on them there too. We’ve got to get back to praying over our children because the enemy is preying on them!

  • When he can’t get the pastor, he attacks their spouse; this is why it’s not enough to just be praying for him or her but pray for their spouse as well. Don’t you know the enemy’s job is to keep the church off balance and what better way than to give the pastor something else to worry about? Oh but if he or she had folk camped around him or her praying like we ought too, he or she can make it through this thang!

  • Yea, it’s great to pray for our city but let’s start praying for the people in the city. Let’s start praying for the leadership. Maybe they need to get closer to God and then it’ll trickle down from their administration to the streets. Yea, it’s cool to pray for the city but the city isn’t the one doing all the killing, let’s pray for the teenagers who are killing one another. Let’s pray for parents who have to keep burying their children. Let’s pray for racism to end. Let’s pray for unity. Let’s pray for hate to be sent back to the pits of hell. Let us lay out in the streets praying to God before the killings instead of after.

When the enemy can have families fighting and they classify it as hating, we have a problem. When the enemy can sit down next to you in church with the intention of killing you, we have a problem. When you can be killed in your own home by a stray bullet, we have a problem. When you can no longer walk the streets safely in your own city, we have a problem. When you have to worry about the police who have taken oath to protect you, we have a problem. When the cemeteries are increasing minute by minute, we have a problem. When girls don’t know their purpose or destiny in life but they’ve already become mothers, we have a problem. When boys can’t vote but already have a record, we have a problem. It’s time we go before the throne of God, praying in our houses with our families. It’s time out for playing and it’s time in for praying!

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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