Daily Devotional – 11/29/17 “Process of preparation!”

Somebody woke up this morning contemplating doing some things you wouldn’t normally do. Times have gotten so hard, you don’t know if you are coming or going. You’ve tried to make sense of it but you cannot. And it seems the more you try, the more broken you feel. Marriage isn’t going right, child acting out, sickness will not let you go, death angel showed up, bills behind, coworkers trying you and you are one word away from snapping. It feels like you’re losing your mind. Well beloved, I showed up on your timeline, your phone, computer or email to tell you; breaking is part of the process and it sometimes come after everything seemed to finally settle in place. Why? It’s part of the process of preparation. See, in the bible, whenever Jesus prepared to bless a hungry multitude, bible says, “When he had given thanks, he broke it.” You don’t have to believe me but it’s in 1 Corinthians 11:24, Matthew 26:26, Mark 14:22, Luke 22:19 (the last supper), Matthew 14:19 (when He fed the 5000+) and Matthew 15:36 (when He fed the 4000). Do you see what is happening? God is preparing you. First, He blesses you, then He breaks you and finally He uses you. Breaking is part of the process of preparation.

I don’t know what you are being prepared for but I can surmise that it’s about to bless a multitude of folk but you’ll have to make it pass the breaking. Yeah, God is preparing you for the masses but you have to endure the breaking. God is about to utilize the gift He placed in your belly but you have to tolerate the breaking. Okay, you’ve lost some stuff, some relationships have ended, you’ve received some declines, invitations have stopped and your phone is no longer ringing but it is part of the process of preparation. And God only puts you through the process of preparation in order for you to then profit off the pieces left over. Because there is a profit coming but you have to suffer the breaking. How do I know? The bible tells me so in Matthew 14:20, “And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over.” Twelve (12), God’s power and authority, perfect number and completeness. So you see, you cannot give up because withstanding the breaking gets you a prosperous return on the process.

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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