Once again Lakisha Johnson has had me sitting on the edge of my seat these past three days. The friendship of these six ladies reminds me of the friendships I have with my BFFs. Their bond is one that only gets stronger when they realize that going back to God is necessary at this point in their lives. It’s amazing how I was able to relate to Chloe and her situation. If you’re feeling down in your spirit, then this series is just for you. Thanks again Ms. Johnson for another set of awesome reads.
I am always happy when someone enjoys the work of God through my hands.
Ms. Tricia, thank you!!
This is my first time reading anything by Lakisha Johnson and I must say,, this book is GOOD! Jayme’s struggle with her past/present seemed so real. I couldn’t put the book down and finished it in about two amd a half hours. I can’t wait to read more of her work.
I didn’t understand what God was doing when He gave me the assignment of Surviving Me but now, it makes perfect sense.
This Night of Worship was amazing. I’m grateful for my husband, family and friends who supported this assignment. There were those who didn’t leave until they sowed a seed (THANK YOU)! Those who hugs allowed me to know, my work was not in vain. Those who cried with me and those who simply believed. I’m thankful.
For those who couldn’t attend, here are the videos.
Part 2 – This one is sideways but the sound is good. LOL
I pray you are blessed by it.
“And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.” — Luke 1:45
In four days, I’m stepping out on faith and out of my comfort zone to do something God gave me last year. I’m hosting my very first ministerial event called Surviving Me. If you follow me on social media then you’ve seen the posts, but I wanted to share it here, for two reasons. One, so you’ll know and two, to encourage somebody to trust God and do it. Yes, it may be scary but if He gave you the plans; He’ll also provide the people, place, provisions, protection and peace.
See, I never had intentions of doing this because Surviving Me was only a scene in my book Broken but then I started getting messages about it and God wouldn’t leave me alone. I wrote it on a sticky note and pinned it to the wall in my Prayer Room and left it. God was still tugging at my heart, so I told Him, if this is meant, you make the way. Be careful what you tell God (LOL).
A little about Surviving Me. God and I are calling this, A Night of Worship: Divorce Edition because it’s designed almost like a divorce trial where we, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, prayer, song and God’s word; will divorce everything that causes us to abandon or abort our purpose. It is our prayer, that through this service, we divorce flesh and marry spirit. We divorce anger, bitterness, low self-esteem etc. to become who God has called us to be. Because let’s face it, sometimes, we’re our own worst enemy.
For this night, there is no cost and no registration fee; only a night of worship. There will be three speakers. Rev. LoTarsha Dillard, Arbeny Hunter and myself. There will also be prayer, praise and worship, a welcome and solo. I’ve scheduled two hours but fully intending to allow God to have total control.
Am I nervous? Yes, but not fearful because God gave me the vision and I trust Him enough to go forth, believing He’s going to see it through. I believe He’s going to prick the hearts of those who need to be in attendance and even those who He’ll send to sow into it. In other words, I’M BELIEVING and TRUSTING GOD. Y’all, I never want to be in the spotlight, but I know this event is not about me. It’s for some young lady who will be in the midst. It’s for somebody’s sister who is on the verge of giving up, but they won’t because their sister will come home telling them about #SurvivingMe. It’s for a mother, pastor, preacher, first lady, teacher, CEO, educator, guidance counselor, therapist, janitorial worker, warehouse worker, forklift driver, business owner, author, nurse, doctor, fire fighter, EMT, pilot, manager, etc. who feels hopeless, lost and their faith is falling.
Together, we’re SURVIVING ME!
If you’re in Memphis or surrounding areas, join us. If you are unable to attend, please send your prayers and if you would like to sow a seed, you may do so via cashapp ($RevKisha) or paypal.me/authorlakisha. If you’d like to order a Surviving Me Journal, click here or for any questions, you may reach me at email@example.com.
Trust God. I did and in four days …
Luke 1:45, “And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.”
Dear Lakisha Johnson,
Dear God: Hear My Prayer has won 1ST PLACE in the category of Christian (Fiction) in the 2019 TopShelf Book Awards!
This is the email I just opened. My first full Christian Fiction novel has been awarded 1ST PLACE in the category of Christian (Fiction) in the 2019 TopShelf Book Awards! Y’all… to say I’m ecstatic, blown away and honored would be an understatement.
Who am I kidding, I am beside myself.
This book, Dear God, was released a year after I purchased the cover. See, I had every intention to release it in 2017 but God said NOPE! I didn’t understand it and I questioned God. “God, haven’t I been faithful? God, what else? God, why me?” All the questions I asked the many months I toiled, the many nights I cried and the days of wanting to just throw in the towel.
But I pressed!
Bible says in Philippians 3:12, “Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.”
God shut me down but it was the best thing for me, even when I couldn’t see it because in 2018, I released 7 books with Dear God being my very first full Christian book. I was nervous because it was different from any I’d written previously. This book didn’t have sex and minimal to no cursing. Yet, it has been one of my best sellers. This book deals with sexual abuse at the hands of a pastor who should have been praying instead he preyed. And while Jayme’s story is one of fiction, this same abuse is happening in houses all across the world but there’s hope. Hope to overcome, hope to press and hope to be restored.
I just want to encourage somebody. Press on, even when you don’t know what the end will be. Press on, even when it hurts and you don’t understand. Press on, especially when it takes you out of your comfort zone. It’ll pay off. I’m a witness. A bold, declaring and decreeing witness.
Get your copy today HERE