Daily Devotional – 9/21/15 “I’ve surrendered!”

Since accepting my calling into ministry; I’ve preached God’s word a time or two however yesterday was unexplainable. When I say the move of the Holy Spirit went forth, MY GOD. The subject was, “Yours don’t fit,” from 1 Samuel 17: 38-39 yet it wasn’t even about the topic, the setting or even the people in attendance but it was simply the fact that I’ve surrendered all to God. Yea, I know somebody is probably asking, “Isn’t that what you do when you accept your calling anyway?” Well, I can counter and ask, “Isn’t that what we are all supposed to do when we accept God?” Yet, we never really fully surrender all to Him. But I’ve made up in my mind to do just that to surrender all to Him! See, I’m tired of trying to fight folk so I’ve surrendered to God and He’ll handle them. I’m tired of trying to convince folk of who I am so I’ve surrendered to God and now I know more of whose I am, He’ll handle the rest. I’m tired of trying to increase areas of my life so I’ve surrendered to God, He’ll take it from here.

And baby, when I tell you the difference it has made in just a short amount of time. You don’t have to take me at my word, try God for yourself. When you are tired of trying to fix it yourself, when you are tired of crying, when you are tired of carrying around that heavy heart, dragging that load of worry and when you are tired of just being tired; surrender it all to God and see if He won’t do it for you. James 4:10 says, “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.” I am a living witness that God can and God will! All you have to do is get to a point of extreme exhausted and you’ll surrender. Get to a place of I can’t do it by myself any longer and you’ll surrender. Get to a situation of I’ve tried too many times and still failed and you’ll surrender. It’ll be then that you’ll find God waiting with His arms outstretched and you’ll understand what I mean when I say, surrendering to God was the second best choice to make. The first best choice is choosing God! I’ve surrendered, will you?

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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