This New Year … HUSH

Beloved, I’m just going to come right out and say this (well, type it but you get my point) …

Consistently speaking against the blessings of others hinders yours.

You don’t have to believe me, but BIBLE (I put it in caps for ya) says  in Proverbs 18:21, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Are, verb, 3rd person present tense is used to indicate something due to happen. You can’t expect God to bless you with the very thing you’re speaking against. Well, technically you can but it won’t work. Why not? Because the negative you’re speaking for someone else is due to happen to you. See, you can’t expect your business to flourish, by the hand of God, when all you ever do is speak harmfully against the blessings of everyone else.

Proverbs 13:2, “A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.” Transgressors Biblically means to act or deal treacherously, faithlessly, deceitfully, or offend.

If you notice, I like to break down words because they give deeper meaning to the message, I’m trying to convey. Sister/Brother, all I’m sharing is this, HUSH! It’s a little harsh, right? It should be because some of you should be praying, “God, if you must hush me to stop me from messing up the blessings of you, do it.” Truth is that a lot of you should have hushed a long time ago. Maybe then you’d come out of agreement with the negative, bitter, spiteful, jealous, and manipulative spirits you’ve been playing house with. It’s the only way to truly pray, see and receive the blessings of God meant for you. Sure, you can’t understand why everybody else seems to be prospering when you aren’t. But how do you know they are? You only see what they want you to see and you’ve allowed that to change the posture of your heart.

God has plans for all of His children, including you. Although most times it’s us that messes up and/or delays them, God’s plans are still God’s plans FOR YOU. Don’t block or delay them any longer by what you allow to come out of your heart and mouth.

This New Year … HUSH and mind your business, blessings, benefits, bank accounts, beliefs, belongings, body, and baby hair. (I threw that in for my sisters.)

Dear God,

Forgive me. Forgive me for the negativity I’ve allowed to fester within my heart. Forgive me for speaking on the blessings of others. Forgive me for blocking access to the power of you in my life. Forgive me for not forgiving, holding grudges and being inwardly jealous of others although I may not have publicly said it. Father forgive me because I now know I need to come out of agreement with everything that hinders me from getting to you. Father, in this new year, I will do better to receive better and to be better. I may have messed up times before, but I’m ready now to get everything that’s mine and if that means dealing with me, so be it. God, if you have to hush me to help me, I’m willing. From this point on, let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

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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