Daily Devotional – 8/19/16 “Turbulence”

Baby, that shaking you’re feeling; yea, the one you can’t understand … That’s just turbulence! I know you feel the rocking and thought all hell was breaking loose but that’s just God getting ready to shift you higher. You’re probably asking, why does it have to hurt so bad but did you think this journey would be easy? Did you really think there’d be a physical bridge over your troubles, a faucet to fill your valley of circumstances or a rope to climb out of your despair? Beloved, if it were that easy, you wouldn’t appreciate the sacrifice. Look, you need to understand that this moment in your life isn’t really about you. Of course, you’re the one going through but that’s because God has use of you and keeping you on this level won’t do it! And in order to anoint you with the oil of true sanctification, He has to first elevate you and that comes with turbulence.

And guess what? It hurts like a __________ (insert your word)! However, if you are lucky enough to experience turbulence, (a sudden change of conditions, an unexplained change in the way things are happening in your home, all hell breaking loose, children acting crazy, folk on the job talking foolish, spirit seems unsettled, etc.,) that means God has chosen you from among millions for such a time as this! Don’t you dare fall for the schemes of the enemy when all he’s trying to do is get you to miss your flight, fight on! Because when it’s over you’ll realize that everything you experienced through turbulence; from the knock downs, the names you’ve been called, the wanting to give up moments, the heartaches, the closed doors, the sickness, the let downs, the addictions, the could haves, the should haves and even the woe is me moments made it all worthwhile once you hear the captain say you’ve reached your destination at destiny!

“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.” —1 Peter 4:12-13

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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