Daily Devotional – 5/5/16 “I’ll just wave my hand!”


Have you ever been waiting at a restaurant for someone to come in and when they do, you stand up and wave your hand to get their attention instead of yelling? Have you ever been across a room and you see someone you know and you wave your hand to get their attention instead of calling out? Have you ever been in public and see someone familiar but instead of shouting, you wave to get their attention? Well, sometimes all you have to do to get God’s attention is simply wave your hand. Yea! He already knows your cry; He’s been listening to your tears. He already knows your prayer; He’s been listening to your heart. He already knows because He’s intercepted your groans. Sometimes, all you need to do is simply wave your hand. That’s letting God know, here I am. That’s letting God know, I need you and I need you now. Baby, God doesn’t need you to cause a scene, He isn’t waiting to see how loud you can scream; all He’s interested in is the sincere prayers of the righteous. Don’t believe me? Well, that’s alright because I have bible on my side. God says in Isaiah 65:24, “I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!” That’s not enough? Then read Romans 8:26-27 that says, “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.”

I don’t know what you’re in need of my brother. I don’t know what you’re seeking my sister. However, I know someone who can help you. I know someone who will meet you where you are. I know a man who will show up in the midst of your cry. I know a man who will listen even when you don’t speak. I know a man and He shows up, every time. This is why you have to do what Ephesians 6:18 says, “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion.” It doesn’t matter that it might not sound right, continue praying. God isn’t looking for proper grammatical conversation; He’s simply listening to see if you’ll call Him. God isn’t waiting to see if you’ll use biblical terms, He’s just waiting on you to let Him in. God isn’t counting the minutes of your prayers; He needs to see if you’ll take a minute for Him. Baby, I don’t know about you but when I’m in a spiritual fight for my life, I don’t have time for a long drawn out prayer; I simply say, “Lord, have mercy on me! Amen.” When I’m in the midst of a darken pit, I don’t have the resources to tap into a Sunday morning altar prayer, I simply say; “Lord, come and see about me. Amen.” When I’m at the edge of the cliff, there’s no time for meaningless mumbling, I simply call out, “Lord, I trust you. Amen” When my feet is in the fire, I don’t have time to think out my words, I say; “Lord, I’m willing to endure for you. Amen.” And when I come to a place I have no words, I’ll simply wave my hand and God will understand.

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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