Daily Devotional – 9/20/16 “It’s time to upgrade!”

As time changes, an electronics company will put out an update for their devices. Their updates normally fix issues with the device, give updated information and sometimes there are new things to get you excited. This is because the company is consistently looking for ways to keep us, their customers, coming back. As I was thinking about this, I began to wonder why as worship leaders, pastors, preachers and etc. we can’t recognize the need for some upgrades. I mean, we are quick to buy the latest gadgets but we are okay with singing from the same tired list of songs. We cannot wait to get the latest update on our stuff but when it comes to God’s work, we’ll settle for what’s been there since 1982 because we don’t want to ruffle any feathers. Well baby, in actuality, some of those feathers need to be ruffled and plucked! Times are not the same as it was when grandma nem worshipped. We’ve got to meet people where they are, spiritually, and sometimes that means getting out of our comfort zone. Sometimes we need to lay some hands and slang some oil to get the devils out of the church. What I mean is … It’s time to upgrade. It’s time to finally say, this isn’t working anymore? Hold up boo-boo, this isn’t just for the leaders because as worshippers within the body of Christ, you have to be acceptable to the upgrade too. Yea, I know things have been the same since you were little but baby, that was 42 years ago; times have changed and things have to be updated. You might not agree with it but when you don’t upgrade after a while, things stop working.

Oh, please understand, this isn’t just for worship places; it’s for relationships, jobs, cars and houses too. And it’s especially meant for that lowdown attitude of yours. Look, at some point in your natural life you ought to wake up and realize, this isn’t working anymore. I mean, what’s the sense of constantly arming an alarm on your house that’s been there since the 50’s that isn’t securing anything? It won’t stop an intrusion. And it’s the same way with worship places and relationships. If you’ve yet to upgrade your ‘system’ what good is it to arm it when it can’t stop an intrusion? Why do you think the enemy can get in so freely and wreak havoc? Why do you think you keep having issues in your house? How do you think the hell is getting in your worship places? It’s because you’re trying to download some stuff into a ‘system’ that isn’t compatible. Haven’t you seen the warning, “Your app isn’t compatible with this version?” Well, this is what you need to say to some folks and some things in your life. Tell them, you are no longer compatible with this version. Yes, I appreciate the time but we’re upgrading and you’re either for or you ain’t, either way it’s happening!


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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