Daily Devotional – 3/15/16 “Walking dead!”

The enemy has a hold of somebody this morning and he has you making your own funeral plans. He has you thinking the diagnosis means death. He’s put it in your mind that you can’t live without the one who ended the relationship. He walked all through your dreams last night and you got up saying, I can’t do it. The enemy is even walking through some of our homes where he’s become comfortable because we’ve allowed him too. He’s gotten into our children because although we pray for ourselves, when are we praying for them? You’ve given the enemy so much power that now you’ve become the walking dead! Yea, you have a pulse but you won’t live because the enemy has made you fearful of the day light. You have warm blood coursing through your veins but the enemy has you scared to breathe. You have functional organs but he’s been whispering in your ear, “What if they fail again?” Baby, you are the walking dead. You are in dead-end relationships, working on dead-end jobs and holding on to dead stuff simply because you are afraid of what might happen if you let go. The enemy has fooled you into thinking you can’t shake that addiction, you can’t fast and pray, you don’t need to go to worship service, God isn’t hearing you and now you’ve become the walking dead.

But why have we given the enemy so much power? Why does he get to dictate how you should live? Beloved, I don’t know about you but I’ve seen what God can do and I’ll place it all on Him before I believe in the enemy’s schemes. I’ve seen the miraculous manifestations that have taken place in the lives of those the doctor said wouldn’t live. I’ve seen the healing of those man said wouldn’t survive cancer. I’ve witnessed the testimony of those society said shouldn’t be nothing because of where they were raised. Oh, I know what God can do because He’s doing it for me, right now. You don’t have to take the enemy at his word. Yes, he will make it seem like you won’t get off your sick-bed. He will throw naysayers in the midst of your congregation to try to kill your vision. He will take away those you thought loved you and he will make it seem like you’ll never win but he is a lie! He is a bold face lie and today I do declare that you shall live and not die! You shall be first and not last! You will win! You will be the lender and not the borrower. So put away those grave clothes, there won’t be a burial of anything here. You will live and you will live victoriously. All you have to do is believe it!

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

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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