Daily Devotional – 8/14/15 “At the edge!”

This morning when I rolled over, I was almost at the edge of the bed. I was so glad I was just at the edge and that I didn’t go over. Being wrapped in my sheet was also a help because had I rolled a little farther I, most likely, would have found some danger. See, there’s a night stand on the side on the bed that could have caused some damage; had I fell. Then there’s the floor that could have also caused some issues not to mention a bruise to my ego, had I fallen yet I only made it to the edge. When I rolled back over, I laid there for a minute because then I begin thinking about all the times, as Saints of God, we’ve rolled to the edge but didn’t fall. Yea, things start going through my mind about all the times God has allowed us to roll to the edge yet He had us wrapped up and it prevented us from going over. Yea, I thought about the times we’ve been caught up in our mess and almost rolled to the edge of “jacked up again” yet God kept us! Oh, I even thought about the times we’ve been in our feelings and it caused us to roll to the edge of “I’ve messed up again,” yet I’ve been forgiven! For had you fallen, you’ve encountered some danger. Some of you probably had some potential one night stands standing next to you that could cause you danger, had you fallen (you’ll get that in a minute). Some of you could have been hurt by hitting the ground, had you fallen. Some of you could have been knocked out of God’s will, had you fallen.

Oh but aren’t you glad that the God we serve kept us at the edge? Yea, He allows us to go through some stuff but only edge type trouble. Yea, He allows us to get to the edge but He won’t allow us to go over it. Trouble, sickness, hurt, death, loss of jobs, financial trouble, car problems, family issues … edge type issues for the bible says in Deuteronomy 4:31, “For the LORD your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon or destroy you or forget the covenant with your ancestors, which he confirmed to them by oath.” Baby, I understand you’re crying now but that means you’re at your edge but get this … you haven’t went over! Step back! For the bible says in Deuteronomy 31:8 “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.” may be at your edge now but know this, the Lord is with you. How do I know? You’re still here to tell somebody! Stay at your edge for as long as you need to in order to understand that God is right there with you. Then step back with your faith reignited! It isn’t over yet! You’re just at the edge!

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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