The harder the struggle

Recently, I’ve started doing 60 second devotional vlogs on Tik Tok (a social media platform). It was never my intent to start yet another thing, but God would see differently. I’m so glad my plans are not God’s plans. Yes, it’s entitled #DearSis but I believe it can be helpful to men too.

I’m sharing today’s devotional minute in the hopes it’ll help someone to know your struggle isn’t in vain. See, we sometimes curse our struggle, turn our back on God and become angry at everything and everybody. However, I’ve come to understand, the harder the struggle of the vine makes better the wine.

If you have a minute, check it out and if you’re on Tik Tok, follow me. To read the devotional from 2018 on this subject, click HERE.

Don’t give up, it’s not in vain.

1“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. 2He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. 3You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. 4Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.” — John 15:1-4

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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