Daily Devotional – 10/12/16 “Stay there!”

I told you on yesterday about my flat tire and how my help (my husband) was on the way. Now, the only way I could receive the help, he was coming to give, I had to be where I said I was. See, moving would have delayed my help. Had I not been in place, I quite possibly could have missed what I needed. And had I tried to do it myself, I probably would have messed some stuff up. Yet I waited and because I did, I got the help I needed to be on my way. And for somebody today, you can’t get the help you need because you aren’t where you’re supposed to be. Yes, your help is on the way but why delay receiving it by being out of place. Yea, you can try to do it on your own but you might just mess some stuff up. So just wait. Ok, it’s hard waiting but what has running got you? You may not like where you are but aren’t you tired of starting over only to get the same results? You have a hard time depending on someone but aren’t you tired of trying to figure everything out on your own? Chile, stand still! For you church hoppers who run every time your feelings get hurt, for you who throw in the towel when it gets too hard and for you who thinks it’ll be easier if you do it yourself – stop! Your help is coming but can’t get it if you’re out of place.

In Luke 24, after Jesus rose from the dead, He appeared to the disciples and says in Luke 24:49, “I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” See, Jesus left them with instructions on the work they were to do but they couldn’t do the will of God until they had been clothed with the Holy Spirit by God. And in order for them to get this power, they had to stay where Jesus told them. This is why, child of God, you’ve got to quit running. Yes, your help is on the way but you’ve got to be where He told you to be. Even if it looks like it won’t show up, it will but you have to be in place to receive it. Even if the waiting gets to be too much, wait some more until help comes because you ought to know that God is no short of His word. The bible says in Psalm 46:7-10, “The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Come and see what the LORD has done, the desolations he has brought on the earth. He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire. He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”


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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