Daily Devotional – 10/25/17 “The enemy owes me!”

Hypothetical scenario … Someone breaks into your car and steals your cell phone and wallet or someone breaks into your home and steals all your TVs, computer and tablet. Do you go searching for the thief or do you file a police report and make a claim with the insurance company? I would think the latter because you may not be able to recover what was stolen but you sure can cash the claim check, right? What’s my point? God says the only reason we’ve yet to recoup, from our loss, is because we’ve been too busy looking for the enemy who stole it instead of filing a claim. Who am I talking too? Because I am still feeling like Isaiah, proclaiming this is the year you shall see God’s favor. Who am I speaking too? Because I am declaring God’s anger against your enemy. So you can stop looking for the thief who stole the beats from your heart, file a claim with God who can replace it. Stop looking for the one who stole your joy, file a claim with God who can restore it. Stop looking for the one who stole your peace, file a claim with God who can refill it.

Yes, I know we are so used to saying, “I’m coming for everything the enemy stole,” or “I’m taking back everything the devil stole from me,” but today my war cry is different. Today, my prayer has changed. Today, my declaration becomes specific. For today, I am no longer looking for what the enemy stole but I am waiting for God to make him repay me seven times more than it is worth. Because my bible tells me in Proverbs 6:30-31, “People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry, but if he is caught, he will pay sevenfold; he will give all the goods of his house.” Yea, he may have gotten in and stolen my stuff but he’ll have to come back and repay me for it. What’s my affirmation now? It’s simple, “I shall get everything the enemy owes me!” But this is only after God gives me permission to go get it. “Then David asked the LORD, “Should I chase after this band of raiders? Will I catch them?” And the LORD told him, “Yes, go after them. You will surely recover everything that was taken from you!” – 1 Samuel 30:8

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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