Daily Devotional – 9/6/19 “Keep Going!”

I need to encourage somebody, who is going through a dark time. Maybe its grief, sickness, abandonment, loneliness, financial problems, ministry woes, business failing … whatever.

KEEP GOING!

There’s a devotional, I wrote last year, regarding roller coasters. When you’re on a roller coaster, there comes a time when you might have to go through the part of the ride, that’s dark. Although, it only lasts a second, you still experienced the darkness. Why? Well, it’s part of the journey. You don’t get to customize the ride to fit you, by telling the operator, “I want to skip the dark parts,” do you? No, you get on, pull the bar down, to lock you in place and then prepare for the ride. If this is the case, what makes you think, you can change the parts of this journey, you have no control over.

Instead, here’s what you do. BUCKLE UP!

Sure, there’s going to be some twists and turns, some moments that cause your stomach to drop, sometimes you’ll have to scream out, squeeze your eyes shut and pray for it to end. It will but while you’re riding, this roller coaster of life; hold your head up, only lowering it when you’re in the posture of prayer. Trust that your God has made you to endure, withstand and overcome. And if nothing else, know that sometimes, in the dark parts of our journey, is when God has taken us down for maintenance. Hold tight because you’ll be back, running, in tip top condition in no time.

“It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going.” Hebrews 11:8

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.

One thought on “Daily Devotional – 9/6/19 “Keep Going!”

  1. Nicolesharonwrites@gmail.com

    On Fri, Sep 6, 2019 at 12:49 PM Kisha’s Daily Devotional wrote:

    > Pastor LaKisha posted: “I need to encourage somebody, who is going through > a dark time. Maybe its grief, sickness, abandonment, loneliness, financial > problems, ministry woes, business failing … whatever. KEEP GOING! There’s > a devotional, I wrote last year, regarding” >

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