Daily Devotional – 7/25/16 “Stop judging!”

Stop judging folk by their outside appearance because you don’t know what they are dealing with inwardly. Baby, you see a person who is well put together but what you don’t see is the hours they paced and cried all last night. You see the smiling man but you don’t see the hell he has to put up with from a jealous/nagging wife. You see the smiling woman but what you don’t see is the pain she’s enduring from an abusive husband. You see her as abrasive but what you don’t see is the anger from sickness that’s consuming her life. You see him as cocky but what you don’t see is the many times folk have torn him down to shreds. Yea, you see an anointed preacher, minister or pastor but what you don’t see is the many hours they’ve spent in prayer to keep from losing their mind. You see the slander but you don’t see their inward suffering. This is why you have to stop bashing folk, you don’t know their story. This is why you need to keep your mouth off folk, you haven’t walked in their shoes. This is why you need to hush and pray instead of throwing in your two cents.

We are living, now, where it is time out for judging and time in for joining together in prayer. The enemy is destroying homes, businesses, relationships and worship places and by the time we recognize him (or her) it’s too late, damage is done. This is why we’ve got to get away from basking in someone else suffering and get right spiritually. I don’t know if you believe this or not but you aren’t getting away with it, it’s simply not your time to suffer. Please don’t think you’ll continually get by with causing chaos in the church because it doesn’t fit your logic of thinking. Keep thinking God isn’t abreast of your malicious deeds, it’s just not your time to be dealt with. If you aren’t a helper to God’s kingdom, stop being a hindrance. Sit down somewhere and hush because we have too many souls being lost than to dwell on your selfish, ignorant behind. There are folk dealing with spiritual demons that need to be dealt with and there’s simply not time to fight over who has been at the church the longest or paying the most tithes. When you get to a point where you can laugh at the suffering of someone else, you need to rededicate your life to God because obviously you’ve lost your way.

“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven.” Luke 6:37

Shut up

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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