Daily Devotional – 10/17/18 “The day of small things!”

Did I tell you that Kisha’s Daily Devotional blog is up for an award? Yes, we are in the top 3 for the Best in Black Awards. I am up against two amazing bloggers and whether I win or not, I am simply grateful for all the votes, shares and followers of this blog. See, this started out as just me sharing my thoughts on Facebook. At the time, there was a minimum to the amount of words you could post so I ventured out to a blog. I’d never done one before but I knew people needed a “Dose of Devotion.” Sure, my devotionals started out long and wordy and with few people reading them but here we are, seven years, 1,596 blog posts, 745 blog followers and a multitude of devotion later. Some of my blogs are being shared in places I probably don’t even know about, they are being viewed all over the world and encouraging to a body of believers; most I don’t know personally. And it is all by God’s grace. Why am I sharing this? Because I need you to have faith in what God has led you to do. I don’t care how small it seems, at the moment, keep pushing. It doesn’t matter if you only get two likes and one comment, keep sharing. I don’t care if you have never preached outside your home church, keep preaching. If you only sale two items or books a week (or month), keep selling. If you have never been invited to share the big stage, keep practicing until it comes. It will pay off.

The question was asked in Zechariah 4:10, “For who has despised the day of small things?” Oh, it doesn’t stop there because the verse continues with, “But these seven eyes of the LORD, which scan the whole earth, will rejoice when they see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.” Why are you despising your small beginning when the Lord is rejoicing over you simply being obedient to His call? Why are you despising your small beginning when your sacrifice will pay off, after a while? This verse says, the Lord rejoiced when He saw the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand. You know why? Number one, it meant work was being done and number two, it meant Zerubbabel was taking the time to ensure the work was right. See, you can look at something and to the naked eye, it looks straight yet, in measuring you find out it’s not as straight as it portrays to be. Thus a plumb line. Here, a plumb line was a cord with weight on the end used to find the depth of water and to make sure vertical structures are straight and true. Sure, it may cause the work to be slow but at least it’ll be right. Beloved, take your time. Don’t despise the slow start, make sure it’s right. Take your time and stop getting frustrated over the time it’s taking for you to grow. Make sure it’s right. Don’t despise your small thing because it may just detour your big thing.

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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