Daily Devotional – 7/18/16 – “At the name of Jesus!”

Sometimes in the face of chaos, confusion and calamity; you need to just take a moment and call on the name of God. Yea, every chance you get, you ought to cry out to God in your loudest voice, letting everything around you know whose you are and who you believe in. You do believe in God don’t you? Beloved, the bible says in James 2:19, “You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror.” Now, if demons shake at the thought of God, what do you think they’ll do if you call His name in the midst of the hell you’re going through? Jesus! Baby, I just believe that by calling on the name of Jesus, it’ll make the enemy let go of my stuff. I’m spiritually crazy enough to believe that calling on the name of the Lord will make the enemy tremor in his spirit, making him let me go. Think about it, when you’re trembling it’s hard to hold on to stuff. When you’re shaking in fear, you can barely think right to hold your composure. When you’re unsteady, it’s hard to keep a grasp on things. So, if this is the case and this is what happens to the enemy when I call on the name of the Lord; why wouldn’t I do it?

I don’t know about you but I’m tired of the enemy taking my stuff. I’m sick of the enemy grabbing a hold of me and my family. I am fed up with the boldness of the enemy. And if calling on the name of God, shakes him loose; I have no problem doing it. Look, the enemy will make you think he has control of the situation you’re in but baby, if God wanted you to lose your mind and if God wanted you dead; you’d be there by now. Stop looking at the darkness as a punishment from God when in fact it’s purpose. There isn’t anything that goes on, in the lives of believers that God don’t know about and allow. God ordains everything that happens to His children. How do I know? Well, If God designed our path, clearly He designed the mile markers of trouble along them and just like mile markers; they don’t last long for you to dwell on. This is why you have to get to a point where you trust God in the good and the bad. This is why you have to get comfortable calling on the name of Jesus, even if it’s in places you wouldn’t normally. You have to get to a place in your life where you believe in the God you serve, call on His name and trust Him to do that which you’re asking. Because the bible says in Deuteronomy 28:7, “The LORD will conquer your enemies when they attack you. They will attack you from one direction, but they will scatter from you in seven!” Do you believe it?

Trust God

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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