Daily Devotional – 4/13/16 “Adjusting to the wrong thing!”

I saw a post that showed a frog inside a pot. The post said that the frog will adjust its body to the temperature of the water. So, I had to google this. In fact, Wikipedia says this … If you put a frog in hot water, it’ll jump out but if you put a frog in cold water and gradually increase the heat; the frog may be killed. Why? Well because although the frog’s body did adjust, it didn’t recognize the impending danger of the water getting hot so it stayed there and could eventually die. I know you’re wondering why I’m sharing this but look; many of us, Saints of God, have gotten into situations that had it been hot (not worth it in the beginning) we would have jumped out of it but because we started in it when it was cold, we’ve allowed ourselves to adjust to the mess we’re in. Yea, we’ve tied ourselves to folk we are spiritually unyoked with and we’ve adjusted to it. We get up on Sundays and go to church but leave them at home saying, “You going to that church again”. We hang out with folks who mean us no good because in the beginning they acted as if they’d change but in actuality all they were doing was warming us up to their ways. And now we’ve adjusted. Don’t believe me?

You used to go to bible study and at the start of the relationship; he/she was cool with it. Oh but now, since you’ve been there a while, they start making plans on the night they know you have bible study. You miss the first one and say you won’t miss the next one until you look and realize you’ve stopped going all together. You said you were going to abstain from sex until God sends your husband. You meet Ray and he’s acceptable to it, at first. Then he starts making comments, “Other women do it for their man,” and before long you’ve adjusted your body to the temperature of his water and stayed. You’re a member of said church and you know good and well you aren’t being spiritually fed but you’re comfortable there and now you’ve adjusted your spirituality to accept what’s been offered even though it’s not helping you. My question to you is, when will you stop adjusting to the wrong thing? Don’t you feel the water on your skin? Isn’t it hot? When will you get out? Oh, you’re waiting. Then you get out and realize the water was hotter than you thought and now you have second degree burns that have tainted your skin and your spirit. Yea, you’ve adjusted to the mess you’re in and still trying to figure out where God is. Chile, He’s where you left Him before you went in the pot. Get out and get Him!

“So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then.” – 1 Peter 1:14

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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