Daily Devotional – 11/17/15 “God’s investment in us!”

God has made an investment in us, will it pay off? Yea, will the investment God made in us be worth anything to Him or will He lose big? I’m not speaking of God’s investment like you think of investing money but I’m thinking along the lines of this definition … time, energy, or matter spent in the hope of future benefits actualized within a specified date or time frame. Let me explain what I mean. If God has invested a gift in you, will anything manifest from it before you die? If God has invested a calling on your life, will it pay-off while you have time? If God has invested an anointing on you to help folk, will you do it before you are buried in a dusty grave? If God has invested the time in you to repair your broken heart, will you allow it to love again before it stops beating? If God has invested energy into making you brand new, will you convert back to your old self? If God has invested so much into us, will it pay off before the death angel stops by our house? I’m only asking the question, do you have an answer?

I’ve come to realize that worrying makes me frown so I’m taking the strength and the power of prayer that has been invested in me to spiritually fight instead. I’ve come to know that complaining makes me nag so I’m taking the blessings of everyday and turning them into edible fruit to be able to help somebody else. Yea, see being rude makes me ugly so I’m taking the love that God has invested in me and loving the hell out of folk. I’m taking the investment of favor and forgiving. I’m taking the investment of mercy and moving on. I’m taking the investment of grace and glorifying God. I refuse to allow the investment that has been made in me go to waste. I refuse to allow God’s investment in me to come back void. 1 Peter 4:10-11 says this, “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.” Don’t allow your investment to be invalid!

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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