Daily Devotional – 4/20/16 “Holy Ghost Hallway!”

Stop crying because of the closed door you’re currently standing in front of. Baby, as long as you’re in the hallway of the Holy Spirit, you ought to know that God doesn’t close doors that belong to you. So what should you do? Praise for the pain He just pushed from your life. Dance for the disaster He diverted from your dreams. Shout for the stuff He saved you from. Yea, you ought to be rejoicing in the fact the hallway never ends and the door that’s purposed for you is a few steps away. That’s the entire devotional right there but I need to encourage somebody on today. Who is it? It’s you who are mad at God because you think He took something that belonged to you. It’s for you who still want to question God over something that happened last year. It’s for you who’s stuck at the closed door and can’t move. I simply stopped by to tell you, God doesn’t owe you an explanation. He closed that door because He could and because he knew it wasn’t right for your life. See, whether it’s a closed door on a job you thought was yours, it wasn’t. If it was a denial on the application for that house or the car, it isn’t your time. Or even if it’s the closed casket of a loved one; they didn’t belong to you either. Stop questioning God when God doesn’t owe us an explanation.

Beloved, God doesn’t owe us an explanation for coming back to get those who belong to Him. God doesn’t have to tell us when He’s coming to repossess what’s His, He has a right. God doesn’t owe us a reason as to why HE shut that door. God doesn’t have to explain to us why He does what He does. God has no need to plead His case as to why He allowed them to leave you. God owe us nothing yet He still gives. God doesn’t owe us a thing but He still shows up. God doesn’t have to prove His love to us, it’s already been done yet He loves us regardless of the mess we get in. So what are you doing, other than standing in the hallway crying over a closed door, a failed relationship, a denial or folks leaving you? What have you done for the Lord lately other than questioning why you? What do you plan to do? Either you get comfortable sitting in front of that closed door or get your butt up and move until you get to the door God opens. Yea, you can stand there whining about how your life isn’t this or that or you can rejoice in the reality that you’re living. God has a purpose for everything He does. Stop looking at the closed door because as long as you have VIP access to the Holy Ghost hallway; you have a way out, a way over and a way through! Now, you have to decide whether to stand there or move!

Proverbs 8:34-35, “Blessed are those who listen to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. For those who find me find life and receive favor from the LORD.”

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: