Daily Devotional – 12/20/16 – It’s my story to tell!

Chile, it’s time you get to a place in your life where you tell folk, “If you’re going talk about me, tell my story right.” Look, at some point in your natural life, you’ve got to accept your flaws. You’ve got to own the mistakes you made. Stop hiding behind what you used to do. Stop using your past as an excuse as to why you can’t step into the shadow of the God who gives us an infinite amounts of do overs. Baby, we ALL have a past. We’ve all sinned and fallen short. We’ve all been one sin away from damnation. Oh but we serve a God who can settle our case with charges dismissed while wiping our slate clean. God can use us even with the major imperfections in our clay pot. God will use us even with our present being a little tainted. God will use us despite us because He specializes in remodeling and restoration. That ought to be great news for somebody today!

Because somebody is looking at their credit report and already counting out the blessing. Somebody is looking at their arrest record and counting out the job. Somebody is looking at the many baby daddies/mommas and already counting out your wife/husband. Somebody is looking at the scars and dismissing the healing. You’re, right now, looking in the mirror and counting yourself out. You’re looking at the screen, reading the words and still shaking your head. Well beloved, I’m simply being obedient to the God I serve and He told me to tell you, try again! I don’t know who this is for but God said, try again. He didn’t tell me how many tries it’ll take, He simply said to tell you TRY AGAIN! I don’t know who this is for but tell your story. Ma’am, tell your story. Sir, tell your story. Don’t allow it to die without being told. You are the living testimony someone needs to hear in order to push through.

“But Jesus said, “No, go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been.” Mark 5:19


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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