Daily Devotional – 10/5/16 “Period, not a comma!”

Beloved, you should have gotten up this morning thanking God for placing a period where you would have placed a comma. See, a comma means to pause before continuing on however, a period means to stop in order to start something new. Doesn’t that put a shaking in your spirit? Imagine it like this … you’re in the middle of a relationship that’s not working. You say you need some space to think things over only to come back together and continue on with the same foolishness as before – That’s placing a comma. But when you finally wise up and gather the strength to tell that no good piece of so and so that ‘I am better than this,’ pack your stuff and leave; meaning it this time – That’s placing a period. Don’t you understand that when you place a period, you’re ending it? Don’t you place a period at the end of the previous sentence before you can begin a new one? Well, why are you placing commas where periods should be when it comes to relationships and such? Why are you trying to add something else to the sentence when it has run on for far too long as is? Why are you still trying to make it work when you know good and well it doesn’t even sound right nor does it fit?

I don’t know about you but we ought to thank God for stopping some stuff we didn’t have the strength to do. I don’t know about you but we should thank God for cutting off some relationships we were too emotionally invested in to quit. I don’t know about you but we must thank God for closing some doors we would have still walked through, knowing they were harmful to our harvest. Baby, rejoice to God for stopping some stuff! I’ve now come to realize that in order for Him to give us something new, He has to first cut off the old. In order for us to grow correctly, He has to stop that which is stunting our growth. You do know that a plant has to be pruned of the old before it can produce anything new, right? This is why God has to step in and place periods in places we thought were for our good. Yes, I know you grew up in that church but it’s time for you to go, place a period. Yea, I know you’ve been dating for twelve years but you know it’s not working, put a period there. Yea, I know you love that house but it’d draining you; place a period and move on. If you don’t, you’ll wind up being a run on sentence that didn’t make sense to nobody, including you.

“The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.” – Psalm 37:23


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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