Daily Devotional – 10/14/16 “Our Manufacturer’s spare!”


In the majority of cars, there’s a spare tire placed in the trunk. This is because the manufacturers know or assume that a time may come when you’ll need it. They only give you one because it’s to be used for emergency purposes only. See, a spare tire isn’t made to driven on, long term. It’s only there to replace the bad tire until you can get the damaged tire fixed or repaired. Now, as I was on my way to work, in the rain, I thought about this. And then the Holy Spirit said to me, our manufacturer is better than that. You didn’t know? Well, when God made us, He made us with spares because He knew there’d come a time when we would need it. A time we would become damaged. A time we may get low and unmovable. A time we’d break down and in need of the spare. So He, our manufacturer, ensures that our spare will be there when we need it. Oh but the good thing about our manufacturer, He made our spare to be used more than once. He made it so that if we just happen to need it long term, it’ll work. This is why you can be damaged and still used. This is why although you break down, you can still go.

Aren’t you glad, this day that our manufacturer, God, didn’t stop at just one spare? Aren’t you excited that our manufacturer, God, didn’t make our spare for just short term use? And aren’t you glad that He doesn’t charge us to replace the spare? I don’t know about you but there’s been some times in my life, I wasn’t even worthy of the spare yet when I looked up I saw the lights behind me which meant, my help had shown up. Yea, there have been some times when my manufacturer should have said, you’ve used up all your spares but instead He said “I’m on the way daughter.” Baby, there was some times when I found myself needing help for the spare. You know those times God showed up and got me out of the enemy’s camp even though I told Him I wouldn’t go again but I did? Those times I promised Him I wouldn’t do it again but I did. And He simply showed up with the spare, replacing my damaged parts, saying, “Daughter, your sins are forgiven.” Anybody else been there? Standing on the side of the road trying to figure out if you should call for help or try to fix it yourself only to see help coming? Anybody else got a “Thank you God for sparing me” praise? Can anybody else say like David in Psalm 30:3, “You, LORD, brought me up from the realm of the dead; you spared me from going down to the pit?” Anybody?


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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