Daily Devotional – 10/15/15 “Are you being used?”

God is trying to use you, when will you allow Him too? You keep making excuses but why won’t you get excited instead? You keep coming up with reasons why not but why not see the real reasons why? Why are you second guessing the gift, purpose, passion, destiny, calling or assignment that God has placed in you? You don’t need folk to validate it, stop asking them. Stop hiding behind the gimmicks of glorifying man and get to know the glory of the only man who can save you. Do you know that God loves you? Do you know that He will set you free? Do you know that He will allow you to cry and then wipe your tears? Do you know that He will calm your fears? Baby, it isn’t about the theatrics that are displayed in our common day pulpits but it’s about the teaching that God is who He say He is and He’ll do it for you (it is whatever you need it to be), if you seek Him.

We, as Saints of God, get caught up in the pastor but not the purpose. We, as Saints of God, are so hung up on how well they can whoop and holler but are they wise and holy? We are so stuck on the number of members joining church but how many of those members are joyful about Christ? Yea, I see you shouting but is there any sustenance in it? What do I mean? Are you only shouting because the music sounds good or are you shouting because there’s been some fuel (the Word of God) added to the fire that’s already burning in your spirit? Are you praising God because He’s worthy or is it because you want to prove something to the worldly folk? Are you serving God because for show or because He saved you? Do you go to worship to actually worship or it is because that’s all you know? When will you get from behind religion and get behind God? It’s not about denominations, what church you attend, who has more members, how well your pastor can dress, who pays the most tithes or who serves on what committee because God says it is our duty to, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone Mark 16:15).” Are you being used, the right way?

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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