If we serve a God who allows the sun to shine through rain, don’t you think He has the power to allow us to smile through pain? If the God we serve can create the Heaven and the Earth with the power of His voice, don’t you know He has the power to give us life with immeasurable joy? If the God we serve can breathe life back into the dead, don’t you think He has strength to lift your bowed down head? If the God of our lives has the power to put a road in the midst of a sea, don’t you think He knew exactly who you would be? Yes, there are things that we do, outside of the will of God yet it doesn’t stop us from being a child of God. This is why you have to stop being tricked by the enemy into believing you aren’t worthy enough because of your past. Baby, if our past could keep us from tapping into our destiny, a lot of us would be walking the street, right now, out of our mind. If our past could hinder us from being what God has ordained for our lives, a whole lot of us would be strung out on drugs in the back of somebody’s alley. If God had to wait until we cleaned ourselves up, He wouldn’t have anybody to choose from. So, stop being bamboozled and fooled into thinking you aren’t worthy. Stop listening to what ‘they’ say when ‘they’ weren’t there the night you laid out in the floor on the brink of natural death and it was the spiritual sanctification of resuscitation that brought you back. Quit allowing what man think to knock you on your back when man wasn’t the one who snatched you out the pit of purgatory (agony) and put you into the place of peace. Yes, you have to fight. Yes, you have to suffer. Yes, your name may be slandered and you may find yourself having thoughts of giving up but my brother, my sister; you lose when you stop fighting. It’s not when you get tired, it’s not when you cry, it’s not when you scream but it’s when you stop fighting that you lose the chance to become victorious. We lose the opportunity to win when we give up. Don’t let that be today. You’ve come too far in this thang to quit now. No matter what you see, know that there’s better on the other side as long as you continue to press forward!
Daily Devotional – 7/28/16 “If the God we serve … “
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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. View more posts