Daily Devotional – 10/21/15 “Wake up like …”

It doesn’t matter that you laid down crying from a broken heart. It doesn’t matter that you may be temporarily out of funds. It doesn’t matter that you’re in the midst of your storm. It doesn’t matter that you don’t have all you think you have. It matters that you woke up like this! What’s this? You woke up! If you’re reading this, you’re in your right mind with the activity of your limbs. Yea, you may be in pain, you may be worrying about that, you might be still trying to figure out last month’s bills with this month’s added on, you may be looking for a job, trying to understand how you ended up in that valley or pit, trying to figure out how to feed the children dinner, trying to get somewhere with no car and no reliably friends but you woke up! Baby, you may not have the house you want but you didn’t wake up outside or in a homeless shelter. You may want steak but only have ground beef budget but you have food. You may not have the job you want but you’re surviving.

Chile, wake up like this! What this? Baby, wake up appreciating the blessing of seeing a new day. Wake up thanking God that He allowed the death angel to bypass your name and your house. Wake up with a praise on your lips instead of pity. Wake up expecting greater instead of gossiping. Wake up feeling like the royalty you are. Wake up walking in the favor you’ve been filled with. Wake up acknowledging the anointing you’ve been allowed to achieve. Wake up blessed because you are! Wake up grateful because you should be. Wake up thankful because you ought to be. However you woke up, you woke up!

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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