Daily Devotional – 2/27/18 “Clapback!”

Clap back is now a common term being used in reference to a response to criticism. Urban dictionary defines it as, a comeback most likely pumped with attitude, sass and/or shade. I know you’re wondering how this ties in to a devotional but let me share with you something. We are quick to clapback to what folk say yet we won’t clapback on the enemy that shares our bed. We are quick on our feet when we think somebody is coming for us yet we shy away from denouncing evil that’s in our worship places. When are we going to clapback, with some attitude against the way things are; those we know are not right? When will we clapback on these perverted, proph-a-lying prophets, idol worshipping intercessors, marred and messy ministries and selfish seed seeking serpents? When will we clapback against those who aren’t speaking the truth of God’s word? When are we going to clapback against those who always got their mouth of the church but never go to church? When are we going to clapback on those deacons who run the church their way and not God’s way? When are we going to clapback against the Facebook Live Preacher who doesn’t have a bit of oil?

Yeah, even the bible speaks of the clapback in Isaiah 58:1 where it says, “Cry aloud; do not hold back; lift up your voice like a trumpet; declare to my people their transgression, to the house of Jacob their sins.” Isaiah 40:6-8, “A voice said, “Shout!” I asked, “What should I shout?” “Shout that people are like the grass. Their beauty fades as quickly as the flowers in a field. The grass withers and the flowers fade beneath the breath of the LORD. And so it is with people. The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.”” Beloved, where is your clapback? Yes, you are great at calling folk out on social media but what about speaking against that’s trying to prevail in your home? You are quick with the clapback against the folk at the job but what about crying out against the war within your children? Where is your clapback against sickness, depression, suicidal thoughts, crooked politicians, government shutdowns, school shootings, mass murders, police brutality, sexual abuse and molestation, spousal and elderly abuse, cancers, heart attacks, strokes, aneurysms, unfair wage gaps, miseducation of our children, predators and predatory lending? Where is your clapback on stuff that matter because this is where we need your voice?

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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