Daily Devotional – 10/27/15 “Would you pass inspection?”

You’ve heard the saying, we (as in Saints of God) are the church, haven’t you? Well the bible shares with us in 1 Peter 2:5 this, “And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What’s more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God.” This lets me know that we are the bricks that make up the church of God. It doesn’t matter what shape you are, what color you happen to be and where you are placed; as long as you are usable in the building of God’s kingdom. See, God is the chief cornerstone which means He is the foundation (the concrete) that is laid with the 4 corners that connects the walls of the church. We, Saints of God, are the brick (bible says living stones) that are used in the building of the church thus making us important. Now, I have to ask the question … Would you pass inspection. If God had to look you over to see if you can be used in the kingdom, would you make the cut?

God is our foundation (He should be) so we know this would pass but what about everything else? Would your outer appearance (although it may have a few scratches and dents from everyday use) pass? Is it inviting to the unsaved? Would someone want to get to know the God you serve by looking at you? Would your inside be clean in order enough to pass inspection? If God looked, would He see something worth using in you or will your mouth and heart keep you out of commission? Would you pass inspection? I mean, if God is our overseer that makes Him our code enforcement officer, doesn’t it? Well, if He just happened to pop up for inspection to see if we should be used, would we pass? If He had to check what comes out of our mouth, would we pass? If He had to check how we serve, would we pass? Oh, don’t be put in the discard pile for the bible says in 1 Peter 2:8, “They stumble because they do not obey God’s word, and so they meet the fate that was planned for them.” But it doesn’t end there because 1 Peter 2:9 picks up and says, “But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” Are you usable? Would you pass inspection?

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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