Daily Devotional – 9/26/16 “LIVE LIFE HAPPY!”

The bible says in Romans 14:8, “If we live, it’s to honor the Lord. And if we die, it’s to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” So, my question is, “Why aren’t you living before you die?” We spend so much time on negative things, stressing over stuff that can’t sustain us, fretting over bills, and killing ourselves trying to keep someone who doesn’t want to be kept or mad because somebody said something about you; when does actually living come in? Yes, I know you value the sanctity of marriage but if it’s causing you more harm than good, something needs to change. You can’t sleep for bills, can’t eat because of nerves, can’t enjoy life because you’re too wound up; when does living fit in? If you can’t afford where you’re staying, move somewhere that you can. If you aren’t happy, find the reason why not and fix it. You and your spouse are probably fighting, right now, over finances instead of sitting down like adults and figuring out how to fix them. Get on a budget, file bankruptcy or ask for help. You are probably at home stressing over the folk on the job instead of leaving that mess on the job.

At what point will you actually enjoy the life that God has actually given you? Ecclesiastes 2:24 says, “So I decided there is nothing better than to enjoy food and drink and to find satisfaction in work. Then I realized that these pleasures are from the hand of God.” This means you can enjoy the fruits of your labor every now and then. If you work, why shouldn’t you have some enjoyment in your life? Baby, life should be enjoyable, your marriage should be enjoyable and your home should be enjoyable because it’s your place of refuge. You shouldn’t come home dreading to be there. Oh but look now, don’t go home giving your spouse a Dear John letter talking about Lakisha told me to do it, that’s not what I said. What I am saying is, life is too short to live each day stressing, losing your hair, getting sick, balance is off, running up doctor bills because your pressure up, can’t get prayers through because your heart is hateful, worship ain’t about nothing because your praise is so full of crap, you can’t smile because all you know is crying, not allowing yourself to be happy because you might enjoy it, can’t be love because you’re so caught up on dude or dudette who broke your heart years ago, selfishly not allowing God in because you’re still holding church hurt from 82; baby LET IT GO! Momma hurt you; she gone. Daddy didn’t love you, he gone. Baby daddy did you wrong, he’s moved on. Baby momma put you on child support, pay it and move on. Cousin didn’t pay you back, forgive and let it go! Job laid you off, find a new one. Whatever it is, LET IT GO! For the bible says in Proverbs 12:25, “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.” This is my good word for you today … LIVE LIFE HAPPY!


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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