Daily Devotional – 6/27/17 “It isn’t your time!”

Many times we pray for God to get us out of things, to heal the paining/sickness of our body, get rid of the darkness, snatch away the depression, revive some places that have been dead and stop our weeping. But when will we understand that not every time is our time? In the bible, John 5, it says, “Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.” Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.”

Here this man is, been sick for 38 years and it didn’t matter if he was the first in line at the pool, somebody always beat him to the healing. He, probably, has been there the longest but it didn’t matter. Why? Well, it wasn’t his time. Ma’am, sir; I know you’ve been on the job a lot longer than the one who got promoted before you but it wasn’t your time. I know you’re wanting to be married like all your friends but it isn’t your time. I know you’ve been praying for God to open your womb but it isn’t your time. Yes, you’ve been fasting and praying for God to send you a church to pastor but it isn’t your time. That new car/house, it isn’t your time. You have to wait. Verse 6 says, “When Jesus noticed him lying there [helpless], knowing that he had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to get well?” God knows your condition, He knows how long you’ve been in it and at the appropriate time, He’ll do it. Do what? Whatever it is you’re standing in the need of. You simply have to wait in faith that it will be done, when it will be done because whenever it is; it’ll be right on time!

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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