Daily Devotional – 8/26/16 “Broken but usable!”

Stop letting folk speak negative stuff over your life! Yes, your mom wasn’t perfect but you aren’t her. So what if you dad wasn’t present, you are not him. It doesn’t matter that your great grandma was a whoremonger, you are not her neither are you your granddaddy who was a rolling stone. Don’t you know our God specializes in remodeling? Yea! God can take an old filthy, beat up and broken vessel and remodel it into greatness. I’m a living witness. I just believe that God uses those of us who are the most broken because He’s knows we’ve already been through hell and if we could handle that, we can handle what’s to come. Think about it. A drunk usually never shut up so why not take him/her, clean them up and restore them with the anointing so that, now, they never shut up about God. An addict will do anything for his/her addiction of choice so why not take them, clean them up and restore them with the anointing so that now, they’ll do anything to get to their new addiction, Jesus! Why not remodel a whoremonger who used to lie with anybody, restore them with the anointing so that now they’ll lie at the feet of God on the behalf of others.

Oh, I am just spiritual enough to believe that God chooses folk who’ve been there and done it because He knows they’ll be here and do it. God will use you just to use your testimony. God will pimp you out but it’ll be for His glory. This is why you’ve been picked out. It’s not for you to be picked on but God has need of you and He trust you enough to do it. All you have to do is trust in Him to remodel you for the work. Please understand, the remodeling process hurts but it’s necessary. But look at it like this … You could be broken down during your remodeling phase yet you aren’t so tell folk, pardon my dust. You could be closed down for repairs during the process yet there’s work to be done so let them know to excuse the construction. Baby, God could have boarded you up yet you got up this morning and that’s because your contractor won’t leave His job undone nor will He run out of finances or time before it’s complete. All He needs you to do is trust that He knows His responsibility as foreman. God says, I am about to take you to some places your old self can’t go and this is why remodeling has to take place. He says, “Take your hand off child, I got this!”

“He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor. For the foundations of the earth are the LORD’s; on them he has set the world.” – 1 Samuel 2:8

Broken but usable

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: