Daily Devotional – 8/23/18 “The time will come …”

Do you remember what I shared yesterday? For those of you who do not, I shared that not every season is a season to reap. This is still true today but I need to speak to those of you who are in a season of little to no return. Today, I come to speak to those of you who are in a season of feeling defeated because there has been no return on your investment. I am speaking to those of you who are feeling like it’s time to throw in the towel, close the business, tear up the vision, destroy the plans or shut up the blinds and die. I only have four words for you … THE TIME WILL COME! However, here is something I need to ask. What has God told you to do that you are ignoring? Yes, you might be in a dry season but is it because God has retracted His hand or it is simply your season? Speak to yourself for a moment so we can figure this thang out. If it is your season, then you have to work and wait until the season change. On the other hand, if your field is dry and storehouse is empty because God has shut up the heavens, what are you not doing? Are you harboring un-forgiveness, hatred or anger when God has told you to forgive? Are you idolizing something or someone you should have longed gotten rid of? Are you out of God’s will due to your pride? Are you working in iniquity because it is easier than salvation? What are you doing or not doing?

I am only asking because you just might be holding the ability to change your season with the words of repentance from your mouth. I am only inquiring because I know you have to be tired of lugging water to a place that does not have the ability to grow the very thing you are watering. I am concerned because I need you to come out of that desolate place but I cannot do it for you. Please understand, I can feed you from my harvest but at some point, you should want your own and it can happen because THE TIME WILL COME. You don’t have to believe me but take God’s word. In Amos 9, starting at verse 11, God promises restoration to Israel after He had removed His judgment for things they did. Even after warnings, Israel still did what they knew was not right and although it seemed like God had forsaken them, He was still there. Still lingering around waiting on the day, His people repented. Still holding onto the wings of the air, waiting for them to return to Him. Is that you? Is God waiting on you to repent and return? Because when you do, God will say like He did in the prophecy given to Amos in Amos 9:13-15, ““The time will come,” says the LORD, “when the grain and grapes will grow faster than they can be harvested. Then the terraced vineyards on the hills of Israel will drip with sweet wine! I will bring my exiled people of Israel back from distant lands, and they will rebuild their ruined cities and live in them again. They will plant vineyards and gardens; they will eat their crops and drink their wine. I will firmly plant them there in their own land. They will never again be uprooted from the land I have given them,” says the LORD your God.” The time will come but you have to be ready to receive it?

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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