I Can Heal Your Brokenness!

May 22nd, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Yesterday late afternoon the Lord began to prepare me for today’s devotional.  While doing office work, He dropped the word “brokenness” into my spirit.  Not fully understanding exactly what the Lord was saying to me, I began to pray and inquire of Him.  In response, the Lord said, “I Can Heal Your Brokenness!”  Webster defines brokenness as damaged or altered by breaking; disrupted by change.  As soon as I received this word, I began to think about several times in my life when I wanted to give up.  Life was difficult to handle and relief appeared hard to achieve.  The more I thought, the more I realized how Awesome our God is.

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend …

  • Have you ever had your heart broken by life or the things life throws your way?
  • Have you ever had your trust betrayed by close friends or family members?
  • Have you ever had your character assassinated by the same people who attend your church?
  • Have you ever had co-workers turn their backs on you just to get a promotion?
  • Have you ever spent time encouraging people during their trying times, only to see them rebel against you later in life?
  • Have you ever dated the man or woman of your dreams, only to realize he or she was the man or woman of your nightmares?
  • Have you ever had someone break your heart and leave you to gather the pieces?
  • Have you ever had friends drain you dry and leave you seeking answers?
  • Have you ever found yourself mad at God for something man did to you?
  • Have you ever questioned God about lies told on you?

My brother, my sister, thus saith the Lord, “I Can Heal Your Brokenness!”  Whether you realize it or not, God is able to heal you where you hurt.  He is able to heal your hidden places.  The Bible declares in Malachi 4:2-3 - But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. 3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.

Scripture Reading for Today: Isaiah 53:5

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Its God’s Glory!

May 21st, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever received a compliment or encouraging word from someone?  After you ministered the Word of God, led a song in the choir or prayed a prayer, you had people approach you with words that caused your flesh to be puffed up.  How did you feel about the compliment or encouraging word?  Did you receive the glory?  Did you entertain pride and arrogance?  So often in our lives we receive accolades from man without ever giving the Lord the true recognition.  We know that it was the Lord’s doing.  We know God used us to do what we did.  The Bible declares inProverbs 16:18 - Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, Its God’s Glory!  I could never stand back and receive God’s glory.  No matter how successful you become in life, if it had not been for the Lord, you would not have what you have.  It is by the grace of God that we are able to do what we do.  It is through the love of God that we are not lost in our sins (Romans 5:8).  The Bible declares in Colossians 3:23 - And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.  We owe God the glory.  When someone wants to thank you for doing something, tell them, “Its God’s Glory!”  When the Lord uses you to do anything, always allow your reply to be Its God’s Glory! 

My brother, my sister, never forget who anointed you.  Never forget who pulled you out of your messy situation (Romans 3:23).  Never forget to acknowledge the Lord in all your ways (Proverbs 3:6).  No matter how wonderful your voice is, Its God’s Glory!  No matter how excellent you sound when you teach or preach, Its God’s Glory!  No matter how often man attempts to elevate you, Its God’s Glory!  The Bible declares in Mark 8:38 - Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory. Thought to Remember: Never forget to give God His glory!

Scripture Reading for the Day: 1 Corinthians 10:31 

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee 

Who Is Like The Lord?

May 20th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed with life’s problems?  The more you do, the more you endure.  The more money you acquire, the more problems you experience.  The more you attempt to help someone, the more heartache you withstand.  The more you pray, the more the devil attacks you.  Have you ever had one of those days where you wanted to give up on everything and everyone?  Those days where everything appears to be going against you.  Those days where you continue to be misunderstood by your peers.  Those days where it appears that everything you touch crumbles.  Have you ever found yourself pressed against the wall with no foreseeable outcome?  Yes you are saved, but you find yourself stuck in a dilemma.  Yes you love the Lord but somehow you find yourself in the midst of a hellish situation.

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  In spite of all we endure in life, God is still faithful unto us (His people).  In spite of the mistakes we make each and everyday, the Lord still speaks highly of us.  Do you realize the things you cried over yesterday, have actually made you stronger today?  Do you realize all of the mess you endured in the past has actually qualified you for present and future opportunities?  If you had not endured the heartache, heart break or heart renewal you would have never been able to stand as you are now.  My friend, when you are going through your storms in life, it is very hard to see how things will work out for your good (Romans 8:28).  When you are trying to pick up the broken pieces of your heart, it is hard to see how you will ever love or trust someone again.  Just when you decided to stop trying, THE LORD steps in.  Child of God, Who Is Like The Lord?  The Bible declares in Exodus 15:11 - Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?

My brother, my sister, do you realize God may not come when you want Him to, but He will always … always be on time?  He may not appear when you think He should, but just before you breakdown, He comes through.  Allow me to be very frank with you, it is hard to understand why you are going through.  It is hard to understand why you continue to be tested.  It is hard to understand why people continue to gossip about you.  It is hard to understand why tragedy continues to knock on your door.  It is hard to fully understand what’s really going on around you.  In spite of what is going on around you, coming against you or happening within you, God is [still] up to something in your life.  It may not look like it, but He is.  Beloved, Who Is Like The Lord?  The Bible declares in Psalms 71:19 - Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!

Scripture Reading for Today: Psalms 113:5-9

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

 

You Owe God …

May 19th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My brother, my sister, I have been instructed by the Lord to send this message to you. (When I received it in prayer, I had to instantly repent.) 

Child of God,

You Owe God An Apology For Your Complaints This Morning!

Some of you may be innocent of the charges, however many of us are not.  Some of us have complained since exiting the bed this morning.  Some of us have yet to thank the Lord for a new day, but we have taken the time to gripe and murmur about everything else.  The Lord is requesting an apology from each of us for complaining about our jobs, our finances, our ministries, etc.  The Bible declares in Philippians 2:14 - Do all things without murmurings and disputings:  Think about it, all of the things we complain about can end instantly, if life is taken away from us.  The fact that the Lord allows us to see another day should let each of us know He loves us, cares about what we are going through and is able to handle the situation.  Beloved, since you cannot start the day over at least start fresh from this moment forward.

Scripture Reading for Today: 1 Corinthians 10:10-11

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

 

There’s a Higher Calling For You!

May 18th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever felt unfulfilled?  No matter what you accomplished in your life, you always felt empty within?  From the outside you seem so successful, but on the inside you are broken. You are surrounded by people, places and things that always applaud you.  People say, “I want to be like him/her.”  You have achieved great things, BUT why do you feel a void?  So often in our lives, we never submit our will to the Will of the Lord.  We follow our own blueprints.  We have our own agenda.  Does this sound like anyone you know?  Does this sound like you?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  What do you do when your success leaves you broken?  What do you do when your accomplishments leave you alone?  My friend, There’s a Higher Calling For You!  God has more in store for you.  Ask yourself this question, why do I feel incomplete?  The Bible declares in Proverbs 16:9 - A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.  There is much more to your life than what you currently see.  God has a purpose for you to uphold.  You are the righteousness of God.  You are a son and a daughter of the Most High God.  The Bible declares in Psalms 37:23 - The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.   

My brother, my sister, There’s a Higher Calling For You!  There’s more work for you to complete.  I know things seem cloudy right now.  You cannot see the sun shining in your life.  Everything and everyone has lost hope in you.  You feel beaten, battered and bruised.  You wonder what the Lord is trying to teach you.  The Bible declares in Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.  You must know things will work together for your good.  God will not fail you.  He will not leave you stranded.  There’s a Higher Calling For You!  There’s more God has in store for you.  Thought to Remember:  If your life feels incomplete, now is the time to surrender to the God of all completion.  

Scripture Reading for the Day: Philippians 1:6

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Great Is The Lord!

May 15th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  What do you do when everything in life seems to be wrong?  What do you do when the people, places and things you once enjoyed, no longer satisfy you?  How do you handle change?  Can you bear being alone?  So often in our lives, we become dependent on everything and everyone.  When a decision has to be made, we have to call our family and friends for advice.  No dependency on God!  Does this sound like you?  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Great Is The Lord!  My friend, after you seek your family and your friend’s advice, what do you do if their advice was wrong?  The Lord God is a great God.  He only wants the best for His people.  The Bible declares in Psalms 145:3 - Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable.  Do you know the Lord loves you? He loves you in spite of your faults and failures.  Your rights and wrongs.  Your confessed and unconfessed sins.  How many people do you know that would love you even when you have done wrong?  The Bible declares in 1 Chronicles 16:25 - For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: He also is to be feared above all gods.

My brother, my sister, Great Is The Lord!  When your situation seems impossible, He is still great.  When everything and everyone has gone away, He is still great.  When money has run low, He is still great.  When you face difficulties in your relationships or friendships, He is still great.  When people lie, gossip and spread rumors about you, He is still great.  The Bible declares in Psalms 48:1 - Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of His holiness.   In spite of it all, Great Is The Lord!  Thought to Remember: When you want to give up on life, call on the Lord … He is Great!

Scripture Reading for the Day: 1 John 4:4

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Kick The Devil Out … NOW!

May 14th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My brother, my sister,

Kick The Devil Out … NOW!

Once you discern it is him, do not play with him … get rid of him.  The Bible declares in James 4:7 - Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  Beloved, stop trying to negotiate with the devil.  he is not your friend and he definitely does not care about you.  You know what you need to do … so do it … NOW!

Scripture Reading for Today: Jude 1:9

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

If You’re Going To Leave, Then Leave!

May 13th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever met someone who felt as if they could treat you any kind of way?  These are the people who speak to you in nasty ways.  Truthfully speaking, sometimes these people are not just co-workers, but they are spouses, relatives, church leaders, etc.  Quite often its people who you would never expect it from.  Have you ever befriended someone who loved to hold things over your head?  Sometimes these are people who knew you before you accepted Christ as your Savior.  Since they know the old you, they often want to remind you of your old nature … as if you have forgotten.  Child of God, you are redeemed by the Lord.  Stop living in bondage to the threats of man.  Scripture declares in 2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, the next time someone in your life threatens to walk out on you, look them right in the eyes and say, “If You’re Going To Leave, Then Leave!”  You must get to a point in your life where you stop trying to force people to remain.  If they want to leave, let them go.  If they think your life will fall apart once they walk away, let them walk away and see what the Lord does in return.  Have you forgotten where your help comes from?  Have you forgotten who keeps watch over you?  It is not some fine brother or sexy sister, it is the Holy Spirit of God.  It is the Blood of Jesus that serves as a shield and buckler, not some brother with a tight muscle shirt.  The Bible declares in Psalms 118:8 - It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

My brother, my sister, why are you allowing people to manipulate you?  Why are you allowing people to suck you dry?  Why are you allowing people to verbally and mentally tear you down?  Beloved, you are a child of the KING!  This means you are not just any child, you are GOD’S child.  Your daddy does not play that.  He can and will take care of you whether people believe it or not.  From this day forth, stop running behind people.  Stop trying to fit in with people who you know mean no good.  Stop trying to assure yourself that “such and such” thinks well of you.  If they do not, so what!  It is time for you to tell certain people, “If You’re Going To Leave, Then Leave!”  The Bible declares in Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Scripture Reading for Today: 1 Corinthians 2:9

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Can You See Your Reflection In The Mirror?

May 12th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever met someone who acted as if life could not go on without them?  They think the church service cannot start unless they are there to do praise service, the opening prayer or devotion.  They think the meeting cannot start until they make their grand entrance.  They think your life will now end because they no longer want to be with you.  Have you ever interacted with self-righteous people?  People who have “never” done anything wrong.  People who have never thought anything wrong, experienced anything wrong or engaged in anything wrong.  People who act as if they were born tongue talking and sin-free.  People who hold their nose in the air as if your life is the only thing that stinks.  Do you know anyone like this?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  One of the most difficult things to see is redeemed Christians acting as if they have never done anything wrong.  I find it amazing when I over-hear people conversing about other people.  I find it amazing and at times I have been guilty of doing it.  We spend minutes, hours, days, weeks and even months talking about someone without ever doing a personal evaluation of ourselves.  During my time of prayer, worship and repentance, I have been instructed by the Lord to talk about this matter in today’s devotional.  My friend, Can You See Your Reflection In The Mirror?  The Bible declares in James 1:23-25 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 

My brother, my sister, be careful not to think you are better than the person next to you.  Be careful not to walk around as if you are not a target of the devil.  Just because you are enjoying peaceful days does not mean your days of spiritual warfare are over.  Every time you look in the mirror there should be something about you that needs improvement.  There should be something about you that keeps you at the feet of Jesus.  Beloved, Can You See Your Reflection In The Mirror?  Can you see the real you?  Beyond all of the makeup, masks you have worn and the titles you have acquired, can you see who you really are?  Beyond the applauds of man, can you see who you really are?  I am concerned we have become believers of our own press, which has caused us to become proud instead of humble.  The Bible declares in 1 Corinthians 13:12 - For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

Scripture Reading for Today: 1 Peter 5:6

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Let Them Gloat But Get Yourself Together!

May 11th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever met someone who loved to point out all the wonderful things they have done?  Whether you asked them or not, they took the time to give you a run down of all the “things” they have done in life.  The more they talked, the more you heard the word “I.”  Never did they give God acknowledgment for all He has done in their lives.  Never did they give God the glory or credit for His new mercies each and every day (Lamentations 3:22-23).  Have you ever worked alongside someone who loved to have their name placed on every project?  Have you ever dated someone who did not want you to do anything except idolize them?  Have you ever thought you were meeting your dream guy or girl but realized they were the guy or girl of your nightmares?  If you answered yes to any of the above questions, please continue.  If you cannot relate sorry for wasting your time.

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.

  • Why do you allow people to control your behavior?
  • Why do you allow bitterness to get in your spirit?
  • Why do you allow the opinions of man to bombard your thoughts?
  • Why are you still trying to date that person when you know it is not God’s will?
  • Why are you still investing in things you know will not bring glory to the Lord?
  • Why are you still trying to make people stay who you know mean you no good?
  • Why are you still praying for “such and such” to come back when you know they brought hell to your life?
  • Why, why, why?
  • How do you plan to minister to the masses when you are bound by secret sins?
  • How do you plan to encourage others when you are lying to yourself?

My friend, while people are promoting agendas and elevating themselves, Let Them Gloat But Get Yourself Together!  If you learn to focus on you, you will realize God can and will take care of everyone else’s behavior.  The Bible declares in 1 Thessalonians 4:11 - And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

Scripture Reading for Today: Luke 2:49

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee