Daily Devotional – 12/16/16 “If you were to fall …”

At night I plug my phone up to charge and lately it’s been in the bed, under my pillow. This morning when I got up I realized that my phone had fallen and was hanging over the side of the bed. I don’t know how long it’d been there because, well I was asleep. All I know is, it didn’t fall because had it fallen, I’m pretty sure it probably would have cracked. Yet the connection was tight enough that the cord didn’t slip out and the cord was strong enough to hold it in. Chile, you know this started my spiritual wheels to turning. See, I started to think about all the times we’ve being hanging over the cliff but never falling. I started to think about all the times we’ve being dangling over the give up bluff only to somehow still make it. All the times we’ve been hanging off of, “I can’t take it anymore,” mountain yet never falling into suicide valley. Or the many times we’ve slipped over “I’ve messed up again,” yet never falling into the gorge of “I can’t be forgiven.”

And you know why that is? It’s because our connection to the God of another chance is tight enough to not let us go. Our Father is strong enough to keep us even if it’s hanging over the cliff. Our God is mighty enough to hold us even if we happen to be in a jacked up place again. This is why you have to stay connected to the right source. And this is why you have to make sure your connection is strong enough to hold you through the difficult circumstances you’ll face in this life. This is why you can’t just put your hope in everything and anybody. See, had I had a cheap charger, my phone wouldn’t have stood a chance but because I invested in something stronger, it held on. So I ask you the question, who are you connected too? If you were to fall over the cliff, would you be in good hands to hold you? If you were to fall, again, is your faith connection to God strong enough to keep you? If you were to fall, would you survive? Or would you end up at the bottom, cracked up and unusable?


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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