Daily Devotional – 11/4/16 “Interference”

interferenceAs I was driving into work this morning, I was listening to 95.7 Hallelujah FM on the radio. For the first part of the ride, I had the volume down because I was having my morning talk with God. Then when I turned the volume up, I started getting interference from another radio station. So much that I decided to turn the radio completely off. In the stillness of the quiet, the Holy Spirit said “This is how the enemy interferes with us.” Come on Holy Spirit. See, many times the enemy will show up simply to interfere with what you have going on. he will stop by and interfere with your marriage just when you are about to step out on faith and apply for that new house. he will interfere on your job, right at the time you’re getting ready for that promotion. he will interfere at the church, at the moment membership is going up and the chattering has finally stopped. The enemy has a way of interfering in your life and if you don’t pay attention to it, he’ll have you turning everything completely off. (Just like I did with the radio.)

This is why you need to listen, be alert and sober-minded because if you aren’t you’re likely to miss the interference and blame something or somebody else. And if you miss the interference, you miss the incentive. What do I mean? Well, in hockey, a penalty is assessed anytime you interfere with the progress of an opponent who is not in possession of the puck. In football, there is a penalty for pass interference and if it’s on defense, the other team automatically gets first down on the spot of the foul. Simply meaning, after the interference comes reward. See beloved, the enemy only interfered after my morning talk with God knowing good and well something is about to happen. And for somebody, he’s only interfering with you because he sees what’s about to be thrown your way. The enemy knows the puck/ball is headed in your direction and you’re in line to score so he interferes. Don’t fret, because after the penalty comes the prize of praise that’s about to push you into God’s promise for your life. Don’t miss it! You just need to be mindful of the interference.

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.

2 thoughts on “Daily Devotional – 11/4/16 “Interference”

  1. This is also perfect! As we pray or commit to something, often times opportunities come up right after we have made our decision. The key is to figure out whether it’s interference or from God.

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