Daily Devotional – 9/2/15 “Off guard timing!”

God is getting ready to do some things in the lives of Saints that is going to catch a lot of us off guard. For some, it’ll be blessings that we’ve asked for and thought God forgotten about but a delayed blessing doesn’t mean no, it simply wasn’t reaping time. For some, it’s going to be a storm but it’s just our season, don’t count out your struggle by focusing so much on the fact that you’re in a storm; it’s for a purpose! And for some, it’s going to be an eye opener to, hopefully, get you back on your predestined path of purpose. Yes, sometimes the off guard blessings are good and sometimes God has to send some stuff, not to hurt us but to reshape us. Look at any off guard picture taken. Are they all good? Nope! And usually when you take a picture you don’t like, don’t you retake it by standing a different way? That’s reshaping your pose.

This is what I mean by off guard, you never know what to expect yet accept it when it comes. Baby, whatever it is that God does in our life, He has a reason. The bible says in Proverbs 16:4, “The LORD has made everything for his own purposes, even the wicked for a day of disaster.” It doesn’t matter what happens in our lives; if it is of God, by God due to the fact that we are in God, He has a purpose for it. Do we want the bad? No but why shouldn’t we have to take some of the bad in order to get the good when the good ALWAYS outweigh the bad? All I want you to get out of this today my brother, my sister; is this, whatever it is you’re about to receive, accept it for it is not to hurt you. How do I know? Well, the bible tells me so for Jeremiah 29:11-13 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.” It’s God perfect timing yet it’ll be off guard timing to you! Accept it!

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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