Daily Devotional – 6/28/18 “Trail Mix!”

I was looking at this bag of trail mix, laying on my desk. It has peanuts, M&M’s, almonds, cashews and raisins. Now, all of these things can be eaten separately and taste just as good but the blessing is; they taste even better when eaten together because you mix the sweet with the salty. I know you’re trying to figure out what this has to do with a devotional. I’ll tell you. We are all different. We each have different talents, looks, voices, hair styles and even clothing styles. We are all anointed, individually, which means we can stand alone. We have the ability to do things on our own like pray, fast, speak in tongue, sing, cast out and etc. But what happens when we all come together? Do you not see the blessing in all of us being on one accord? Do you know the things that can happen when we link our faith together? Bible shares in Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. For if one falls down, his companion can lift him up; but pity the one who falls without another to help him up!” But you know this, right?

What I am saying is, imagine what could happen if we all linked our faith and prayed instead of preyed. Imagine how greater we could be, as a body of believers, if we linked up and offered grace instead of gossiping. Just imagine how many folk could be saved, if we linked up and laid hands instead of laying down together. Imagine if we prayed on the altar, collectively for things to change in our community. What if we worked together and cried loud against the schemes of the enemy. Sure, we are good individually but can you imagine what could happen if we combined. Think about the healing that could take place if the elders of the church were on one accord. Imagine the people being saved from bondage, sickness and diseases, pits of hopelessness and valleys of fruitlessness and etc. if intercessors linked up with prophets, prophets with preachers, preachers with deacons, deacons with mothers, mothers with ushers, ushers with choir members, choir members with pew members, pew members with missionaries and missionaries with visionaries. Just imagine if we all blended our faith instead of fighting. Just imagine how greater we could be a body of believers if we mixed our faith like trail mix instead of separating like oil and water.

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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