Daily Devotional – 8/14/17 “It’s just the edge!”

Have you ever rolled to the very end of the bed, only to catch yourself from falling? Ever got close enough then suddenly woke up right on time? What about waking up, to find yourself wrapped in a sheet and one move from being on the floor? Or moving your arm, only to realize you are one turn from hitting the nightstand? Have you? I have and it made me think about all the times we’ve been at the edge, of this thang called life, knowing we should have fallen but suddenly, something happened. Or those times we’ve come to the end of all we can do mentally, knowing if we move slightly, it’ll be all over. Looking out at the edge, breathing heavy and heart pounding knowing, I should have fallen over but I didn’t. Anybody else besides me experienced an “I almost fell” moment? Thinking, had it not been for God stopping me, I should have been dead. Had it not been for the sheet of salvation keeping me, I could be out my mind, right now. Had it not been for the sudden opening of my eyes, I would have found myself in another jacked up situation, crying over another catastrophic circumstance, weeping over the woes of this world and fighting in a fixed fight I have no chance of winning.

But something happened … your eyes were opened to realize, I’m just at the edge and got another chance to step back. I’m just at the edge and I’m still safe. I’m just at the edge and can roll back over. I’m just at the edge and I can get up. Because being at the edge doesn’t mean I’m out, it’s just mean I almost. I almost what? I almost gave up, I almost gave in, I almost jumped, I almost died, I almost committed suicide, I almost counted myself out and I almost let go. BUT I DIDN’T! I don’t care what it looks like, step back. I don’t care what it feels like, roll over. I don’t care what they said, what does God say? Open your eyes beloved, you are just at the edge. Open your eyes sister/brother, it’s just the edge. And being at the edge means there is still a chance. It’s not over until God says it is! It’s just the edge!

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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