Daily Devotional – 12/31/15 “God’s surgery of restoration!”

It’s the last day of the year; please don’t sit around crying over what could have happened. Beloved, you woke up this morning which means God is giving you another opportunity to try it again. I don’t know what ‘it’ is in your life but get up and try again. Get out of that mess you’re in and try it again. Get up out of the pity and try it again. Oh, I know it doesn’t feel good but when has been broken felt good? Have you ever broken a limb, didn’t it hurt? Well, going through things of this life hurts too but in order to be fixed, it first has to be broken, right? Then stop complaining. I mean, how can God work on you if there’s nothing to fix? You wouldn’t go out and break your car just to see if you could fix it, would you? Well, God works the same way. He is only dealing with you, at the appropriate time, because there’s something broke that needs fixing. Let Him finish. Stop rushing the work because you need all the help you can get. Let’s be honest. God deals with us (I mean spiritually whoops us) when He is fixing that which is broke within us; let Him finish. Stop acting like you don’t know what it is. You know there is some stuff in you that need to be removed, let God fix it. You know there are some words that need to be taken out of your mouth, let God do it. You know there are some folk that need to be removed from around you, let God handle it.

God's surgery

Yea, God has found some defeats in you and now you need to go through the spiritual surgery of restoration. Your heart has holes from brokenness, spirit filled with leaks from mess, lungs not functioning properly because you’re breathing in the wrong stuff, blood filled with hater toxins because you’re around the wrong folk, veins clogged with anger and your joints are locked from non-movement; you need surgery. Oh, I know you can’t figure out why you keep getting knocked down, that’s God trying to do surgery. Trying to figure out why you can’t stand for long, that’s God trying to do surgery. Trying to figure out why it feels like you’re groggy and can’t seem to make sense of what’s around you, that’s God trying to do surgery and you need to be still! Don’t go into another year carrying the same baggage from this year, the year before that and the year before that. You need this surgery because it’s the only way for you to live. Allow God to do it. Yes, it’s going to hurt but then there’s recovery and after recovery, you’ll be restored. But you have to let God do it. Don’t go into another year broken from a past hurt. Don’t go into another year filled with anger from unresolved issues. Don’t go into another year lying to God. Get it together Saints. God wants you. Allow Him to fix you. Don’t go into another year without being the best you!

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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