Daily Devotional – 10/19/15 “What are your intentions?”

Are you tired of playing yet? With your spirituality, I mean. Aren’t you tired of playing with the Holy Spirit that is imbedded in your spirit? Aren’t you tired of going to church playing with this thang? You do know at some point, the playing will have to cease whether it be my choice or force. Yea, there are only so many times you’ll be allowed to act like you’re shouting before the Holy Spirit intervenes and it’ll blow your entire mind. Think about it for a few seconds. When you don’t give your all to something, how does it turn out? If someone challenged you to a game and you go in without the intentions of winning, you might lose. Then you’d probably say, ok let me get serious about this. And when you get serious, you have a better chance of getting better results. Well, when you stop playing with this thing called spirituality, you’ll have a greater chance of getting greater results. What are your spiritual intentions, Saint of God?

When you go to worship with the intentions to worship, you get worship. However, if you step into God’s house simply because it looks like the right thing to do, you’ll leave saying, “Pastor didn’t preach worth nothing.” When the truth of the matter is, your intentions weren’t worth nothing. This is why you have to grow up and stop playing. This is why you have to get to a point in your life when you get out of the playtime mentality, the “I have time” thinking and the “God knows my heart” mess! At some point, you’ve got to get out of your childish thinking about your spirituality and grow up. There’s work to do, kingdom work and it takes a mature mind to deal with what comes along with it. There are souls to save and having an immature mind can’t do it. This is why Hebrews 6:1-3 says, “So let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. Surely we don’t need to start again with the fundamental importance of repenting from evil deeds and placing our faith in God. You don’t need further instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment. And so, God willing, we will move forward to further understanding.” It’s time we move into a new realm of teaching and preaching because the enemy has moved to a new realm of destroying God’s people. It’s time we grow up spiritually in order to get what we need in the spirit! What are you intentions on this journey?

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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