You Don’t Know My Story, What You See Is God’s Glory!

February 17th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Do you realize how blessed you are?  In spite of the troubles, heartaches and pains, the Lord has always been there to watch over us.  Do you know that the Lord is so good?  I mean so good.  Even when you were deep in sin, His goodness allowed Him to surround us with unconditional love.  When the enemy tried to prove our guilt, it was the Lord who pleaded our case.  Have you noticed how far the Lord has brought you?  Just think about the things you were doing before you committed yourself to His will.  Think about the places you visited regularly, or the people you hung around.  God is so good to us.  Knowing how ungrateful we can be at times, He still continuously blesses us.  Do you appreciate the Lord this morning?  Are you glad that there is life still in your body?  Are you allowing anger and bitterness to suck the life out of your days?

This morning, I am commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, You Don’t Know My Story, What You See Is God’s Glory!  So often in our lives, we meet people who applaud us for where we are in our lives.  Every time you see them, (s)he always wants you to sing a song, tell a joke, pray a prayer, preach a sermon, or share your testimony.  While that is fine, many people were not around when you were going through your breakdowns and let-downs.  What they see today is the glory of God upon you.  Many people do not know the price you have paid for the anointing you display.   They do not understand how/why you shout and praise God all the time.  The Bible declares in Psalms 46:1 - God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. You Don’t Know My Story, What You See Is God’s Glory!  You must beware of people who try to come in your life after you have endured testing and trying.  You must be careful with who you allow to speak into your ear.  It was the Lord who brought you through the ‘hell’ in your life.

My brother, my sister, its not that you are arrogant or acting holier than someone else.  Its not that you think others are beneath you.  But you have been through enough in your life to declare that you are not going back there anymore.  The Bible declares in Psalms 40:2 - He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.  The passion people see in your eyes is the glory of God.  The love you display to everyone is the glory of God.  The favor you enjoy in your life is the glory of God.  You Don’t Know My Story, What You See Is God’s Glory!  Stop apologizing because God is using you.  There was a refining process God took you through.  Stop allowing people to discourage what the Lord has spoken in your life.  What man does not understand, man questions and judges.  Beloved, God brought you so that He could use you for this time.  Do not go back in what the Lord took you out of.  Live free in the Lord.  There’s a story to compliment God’s glory.  Prayer for Today: Father, I want to thank you for everything you brought me out of.  I have a story behind the glory.  I honor you today.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!  

Scripture Reading for Today: John 8:36

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Do Not Allow Others To Speak Evil of You!

February 16th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever had your name and character abused by someone?  Out of wrath, someone spread false statements about you and your family.  Because of jealousy, people began to lie on you.  With hopes of destroying you, the enemy started using old friends to break you down.  Have you ever told someone what the Lord said but they attempted to rebuke and scorn you?  Since they did not believe what you were saying, they gathered others to take their side.  Now everyone is trying to rebuke you in stead of receiving the Word God gave you.  When was the last time you had family and friends smile in your face but talk behind your back?  While you were together, everyone praised God for you and your willingness to serve others.  When you separated, the same people used the same tongue to speak against you.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  I encourage you to remain faithful to the assignment God has charged you with.  I rebuke the spirit of quitting and depression that has attempted to hold you bound.  The Lord has chosen you for this time and this hour.  You must understand the enemy desires to hinder you from obeying the will of God.  My friend, Do Not Allow Others To Speak Evil of You!  The Bible declares in Romans 14:16 - Let not then your good be evil spoken of:  You have a purpose to fulfill for the kingdom of God.  The Lord has invested great things within you.  Do not allow others to see you living contrary to the Word of God.  Do not allow the enemy to lead you in the path of unrighteousness.  Let others, especially family and friends, know you can be counted on.  The Bible declares in 1 Peter 3:16 - Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

My brother, my sister, Do Not Allow Others To Speak Evil of You!  Do not allow others to think of you as a hypocrite.  You are God’s child.  You are anointed to work for the kingdom of God.  You are designed to be a vessel for God’s use.  The Bible declares in Ephesians 2:10 - For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.  Beloved, let your speech and your walk compliment each other.  Others are watching you.  Many will only see the glory of God through you.  Do Not Allow Others To Speak Evil of You!  Child of God, let your praise be honest and your worship sincere.  Do not allow others to question the Word of God because you misquote it.  The Bible declares in Psalms 37:23 - The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in His way.  When others look at you, let them see Jesus in you.  Prayer for Today: Father, I realize you have chosen me for a great assignment.  Help me to live and to speak according to Your Word.  Let others see You in me.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!  

Scripture Reading for Today: Isaiah 6

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Something Just For You!

February 15th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  During meditation this morning, the Lord pressed something heavy in my spirit for you, His child.  Please receive in Jesus Christ name. God gave me Something Just For You!

  • If you have been betrayed, God can be trusted (Proverbs 3:5,6)
  • If you are sick, God can heal you. (Isaiah 53:5)
  • If you have a need, God can supply it for you (Philippians 4:19)
  • If you are hurting, God can mend it (Acts 18:10)
  • If you are weak, seek God for strength (II Corinthians 12:9-10)
  • If you are under attack, God can protect you (Psalms 91:1)
  • If you feel alone, God is always there (Hebrews 13:5)
  • If you need peace, God can grant it (Philippians 4:7)
  • If others doubt you, God believes in you (Jeremiah 29:11)
  • If others do not know what you can do, God has a plan just for you (Jeremiah 1:5)
  • If you wonder why, know God has a purpose for you (Romans 8:28)
  • If you desire direction, God has your steps ordered (Psalms 37:23)

 

Purpose To Remember: No matter what you endure throughout the day, God is able to be whatever you need Him to be.

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

It Does Not Work That Way!

February 14th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Life is so amazing.  You work so hard to achieve so many wonderful things, only to get them and realize its not what you thought it was.  You work night and day to obtain the applauds of man, but along the way you compromised your relationship with the Lord.  Have you ever found yourself doing what you said you would never do?  Have you ever found yourself saying what you thought you would never say?  Have you ever found yourself acting in a way that is outside of your character?  So often we do what we normally would not, we say what we usually would not, and we act in ways that are uncommon because we desire to please everyone we meet.  We often say, “If they accept me, I will feel better.”  This is an untruthful statement.  No matter how hard you work, there will always be someone who disapproves.  Think about it …

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  When was the last time you attempted to adapt to the ways of your friends?  When was the last time you did what you knew was unpleasing to the Lord?  Why did you do it?  After you did what you did, how did you feel?  There comes a time, in each of our lives, when we must choose who we will serve.  A person who confesses Christ, but lives for friends is a hypocrite (Matthew 6:24).  My friend, It Does Not Work That Way!  God will never allow you to abuse His blessings because you want to impress others.  The Bible declares in Exodus 32:26 - … Who is on the Lord’s side? let him come unto me …  How often do you say, “if you get me out of this, I will never do it again?”  How often do you do it again?  Do you realize how much the Lord really loves you?  He knows before you say it, that you may do it again.  In spite of it, He still loves you.  How many people do you know like this?

My brother, my sister, the world we live in is fickle.  People love you because of what they believe you can do for them.  If you have nothing to offer, people do not want you near them.  But God!  When the Lord chose you, He knew you had limitations.  How is that we call on the Lord only in trouble, when He wants to be there always?  It Does Not Work That Way!  God desires daily fellowship with you.  The Bible declares in Proverbs 8:17 - I love them that love me; and those that seek Me early shall find Me.  Beloved, are you trying to live without God’s guidance and protection?  Do you think you can handle it alone?  Are you deceiving yourself?  It Does Not Work That Way!  Child of God, the answer you need is found in the Lord.  The guidance you seek comes through the Lord.  The void in your life can be filled by the Lord.   Prayer for Today: Father, I realize confessing you but living for others does not work.  You have been faithful from day one.  I belong to you.  Thank you for all you do.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!  

Scripture Reading for Today: Matthew 11:28

 

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

 

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Father, Will You Forgive Me

February 13th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  When was the last time you admitted doing wrong to someone?  Maybe you said something you were not suppose to, or you forgot to uphold a promise once made, or you neglected them when they needed you the most.  When was the last time you looked in the mirror and rebuked yourself?  Yes, it is possible to rebuke yourself.  Yes, we all need to check ourselves from time to time.  So, when was the last time you did it?  When was the first time you did it?  Are you aware that all have sinned and come short of God’s glory (Romans 3:23)?  While we act like everything is in order, within we know that is not true.  There are people hurting because of us.  There are relationships that have been broken because of us.  When was the last time you lowered yourself to assist your neighbor?  Think about it …

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Do you realize we are living our lives together?  God has ordained this time in our lives to be spent with each other.  It is not by coincidence that you are surrounded by the family and friends you know.  God makes no mistakes.  There’s a purpose involved.  What is the one thing satan does to confuse our fellowship?  Answer - he causes friction to arise that causes us to turn our backs on each other.  It causes our communication to die.  Father, Will You Forgive Me?  Will you forgive me for not giving my all to the union You ordained?  The Bible declares in John 15:4 - Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in Me.  The life we live was not a choice we made.  God put us where He wanted us to blossom.  He knows this, the enemy knows this, but do you know this?  The attacks are sent to detour you from destiny.  Father, Will You Forgive Me?  I have not given my all.

My brother, my sister, who do you need to forgive you?  Where in your life have you not given 100 percent?  Have you allowed your attitude to destroy your altitude?  The anointing God has on your life was given to you because someone, somewhere needs what God put in you.  There are people who are crying out for what God birth in you.  Father, Will You Forgive Me? The Bible declares in 2 Timothy 4:2 - Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.  Beloved, God sends blessings to us, that they may go through us for someone else.  Your ministry does not belong to you.  Ministry is designed to meet the needs of the people (not the person.)  Forgive me when my attitude hindered your worship.  Forgive me when my words wounded you.  Forgive me when I gave half of myself.  Prayer for Today: Father, forgive me for not giving my all to the ministry You ordained in me. I am anointed for such a time as this.  Today, is a new day and I plan to make it count.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: Philippians 2:5

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Keep Things In Perspective!

February 10th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  In our lives, there are times when we desire to be left alone.  No disrespect to anyone else, but sometimes you want to have some “alone” time.  Time where you can rest and be restored.  Time that you desire to spend uninterrupted with the Lord.  Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed with the responsibilities of life?  From the time you awake, until the time you sleep, you are on your feet attempting to keep things under control.  It seems as though everything and everyone depends on you for guidance.  Pressure on every side.  You feel stressed and strained.  Have you ever tried to vacate the premises but someone found you?  You tried to take a vacation but the cellular phone continues to ring.  You turn off the phone but your mind continues to wander.  Where do you go for refuge?  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Somewhere along the way we have lost control of our lives.  Our circumstances have begun to dictate our behavior and moods.  You have become consumed by the opinions of your peers.  Your priorities have begun to fall apart.  Throughout the week, you look forward to Friday but during the weekend you dread Sunday evenings.  Your job has become your god.  Your business deals have become more important than your family.  Where have you gone wrong?  My friend, Keep Things In Perspective!  The Bible declares in Exodus 34:14 - For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:  While God has blessed you with abundance, He does not want you to glorify the blessings but the Blesser (which is Him.)  When your eyes open to a brand new day, what are usually thinking about first?  Throughout your day, what keeps you excited?  Who do you live your life to please?  During your day, when do you focus on the Lord?

My brother, my sister, Keep Things In Perspective!  Do not allow life to control what you do and how you do it.  God should always remain your primary contact.  The Bible declares in Revelation 2:4 - Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.  Beloved, resting is not a sin, laziness is.  Spending time with your family is needed.  The church will go on without you.  A mental rest day is necessary from time to time.  The job can survive one day without you.  Stop thinking the show cannot go on without you.  God has called you to live for Him.  The same joy and love you have for co-workers, should be the same joy and love you have at home.  Keep Things In Perspective!  God did not create you to be Him.  He is God not you.  Re-focus yourself today.  Spend time with the ones you love.  Do not wait until tragedy hits.  Prayer for Today: Father, show me where I have lost focus.  You are God not me.  Allow me to do the best I can and leave the rest to you.  Help me keep things in perspective.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!  Until Monday …

Scripture Reading for Today: Joshua 24:15

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Who Needs A Second Chance?

February 9th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever had someone offend you?  Either their words or their actions really hurt your feelings.  With no regret or guilt, this individual hurt your feelings and walked off as if nothing wrong occurred.  Have you ever offended someone?  Without thinking twice, you said the first thing that came into your mind.  After saying it, you knew it was wrong but you refused to apologize.  When was the last time you accepted someone’s plea for forgiveness?  The individual who hurt you has not asked for your forgiveness and hand of mercy.  Have you forgiven them?  Are you still harboring animosity toward someone or about something?  Do you not know that uncontrolled anger will lead you to sin?  The Word of God says, “Father forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.” (Matthew 6:12)

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Are you aware that the forgiveness you seek from the Father comes after you have forgiven the one who asked your forgiveness?  Many times we think by smiling and acting as though everything is okay it pleases the Lord.  Forgiveness is an action not a hidden secret.  It requires you to step out of your flesh and self.  My friend, Who Needs A Second Chance?  Who are you angry with?  Has your behavior changed because you have housed this bitterness?  The enemy desires to shackle you down through your pride.  The Bible declares in Matthew 6:14 - For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:  Each person, at one point in their life, stands in need of God’s merciful forgiveness.  Each day we come up short in one way or another (Romans 3:23).  The thing we said we would never do, we find ourselves doing it again (Romans 7).  But each time, God is willing to forgive us our sins.  Who Needs A Second Chance?

My brother, my sister, you will never experience true peace until you release the anger you have on the inside.  Put yourself in the position of a person needing someone else’s forgiveness.  Would you expect them to forgive you?  Would you understand if they did not?  The Bible declares in Mark 11:26 - But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.  Beloved, Who Needs A Second Chance?  What if the Lord treated us the way we treat others when they seek forgiveness?  What if God turned His back on us the way we turn our backs on others?  The Bible declares in Matthew 5:23-24 - Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.  Child of God, Who Needs A Second Chance?  Since the Lord has given you a second chance, do you owe someone else a second chance?  Prayer for Today: Father, forgive me for not forgiving my brother or sister.  When I was in need of forgiveness, you forgave.  Today, I will forgive those who asked for my forgiveness.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!  

Scripture Reading for Today: 1 John 1:9

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Turn Your Worry Into Worship!

February 8th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever found yourself consumed by thoughts of worry and fear?  No matter what the situation may be, you always worry about things you cannot control.  You worry about people’s opinions.  You worry about backlash from church members.  You worry about being rejected by your family.  Have you ever allowed worry to interrupt your sleep?  While everyone else in the house is sleep, you are walking the floors.  You begin to have panic attacks.  Now you desire to stay in the house all day (you were known for being an outsider and an outgoing person.)  When was the last time you found yourself worried about bill payments, friend’s acceptance, ministerial approval or employment ratings?  Many times in our lives, the things we focus our attention on are things that bring no glory to God.  Its usually things that we cannot control or change by ourselves.

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister.  When I was growing up, my aunt shared an important phrase with me.  The phrase said: If You’re Going to Pray, Why Worry, and If You’re Going to Worry, Why Pray?  Today I share this same phrase with you.  Do you not know that God sees all and knows all?  The matters you worry about are minor to the Lord.  The things that keep you stressed out, depressed and oppressed are used by the enemy to keep you in bondage.  My friend, Turn Your Worry Into Worship!  Worrying is sin.  It is a statement to God that you do not believe He can handle it.  The Bible declares in Matthew 6:31-32Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?  32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your Heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.  Isn’t it amazing how God knows what you need before you begin to worry about it?  Provision was made before you recognized a shortage.

My brother, my sister, what are you worried about today?  Who are you worried about today?  Have you surrendered it unto the Lord?   Turn Your Worry Into Worship!  Learn how to overtake your worrying thoughts with worship to the Lord.  God can and will do it, but you must believe it.  The enemy will do all he can to hinder you.  Traps will be sent.  Uneasy thoughts will attack your mind.  The Bible declares in Luke 12:29 - And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.  Beloved, you were not created to doubt.  God would not choose you if He did not plan to use you.  Turn Your Worry Into Worship!  Think of the things that consume your thoughts.  Think of the concerns you have this morning.  Has your relationships and friendships experienced road-blocks due to your constant worrying?  Are you a slave to a worrying mind?  The Bible declares in John 4:24 - God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.  Child of God, your worship tells God He is greater than your worries.  Prayer for Today: Father, forgive me for allowing worry to consume me. I know you have a purpose for me. Today I worship with complete trust. In Jesus’ name … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: John 4:23

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Are You Grateful That God Is Faithful?

February 7th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever known someone who never appeared to be grateful for anything or anyone?  No matter what anyone did for this person, they always wanted more and more.  Even if you gave your last to this person, (s)he expected you to perform a miracle because (s)he wanted more.  Have you ever known a person who could never allow you to forget the mistakes you committed in your past?  Every chance (s)he gets, (s)he has to remind you of things you once did.  It could be ten years later and this person still desires to pull from the past.  Have you ever had a person say, “I forgive you” but their actions seem to say just the opposite.  With words they said one thing, but with action they said something totally different.  Have you ever been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  I am so glad the Lord is not like man.  I am so glad that when God forgives, He truly forgives (Psalms 103:12).  I am so glad the Lord has looked beyond our faults and saw our needs.  In seeing our needs, He noticed how much we needed Him.  My friend, Are You Grateful That God Is Faithful?  Do you appreciate what the Master has done for you?  Many people have given up on you.  Many people counted you out years ago.  Each time you were left for dead, it was the Lord who brought life back into your body.  The Bible declares in Lamentations 3:22-23 - It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.  How many people can you actually say are faithful toward you?  When things appear impossible in your life, how many faithful people can you call on?  Are You Grateful That God Is Faithful?  (Faithful - steadfast in allegiance or affection; loyal)

My brother, my sister, the Bible declares in Psalms 89:1 - I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known Thy faithfulness to all generations.  Beloved, it was the Lord’s faithfulness that enabled you to keep going when your flesh said give up.  It was the Lord’s faithfulness that cared for you when friends and family could not be found.  It is the Lord’s faithfulness that keeps you in the middle of your test and trials.  It is the Lord’s faithfulness that prevents the enemy from overtaking you.  It is the Lord’s faithfulness that protects you when traps have been set against you.   Are You Grateful That God Is Faithful?  The Bible declares in Psalms 36:5 - Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.  Child of God, the Lord is faithfulness when you are not.  Today, you should be grateful that the Lord is faithful toward you.  Prayer for Today: Father, I thank you for being faithful toward me. I truly appreciate you.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!  

Scripture Reading for Today: Psalms 89:5

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

You Can Make It Through This!

February 6th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever been told by a friend or family member that you would never amount to anything?  They looked you right in your eyes and spoke death to you.  With no regret or guilt, they attempted to destroy you and your dreams.  Have you ever had your dream(s) laughed at by people who had no faith?  You took it upon yourself to review your dreams to everyone you knew.  By doing this, you assumed everyone would support and pray for you.  To your surprise it was just the opposite.  More people spoke against your dream than for it.  A close friend of mine told me to beware of dream killers and dream stealers.  Today I tell you the same thing.  Have you ever felt the desire to give up?  Your hope was slowly fading away.  What you once believed has begun to change.  When was the last time you encouraged yourself in the Lord?  In spite of what was said or done, you told yourself it could be done.

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  The Lord is aware of the lies spoken to you by the enemy.  Do you not know that the enemy is the father of lies (John 8:44)?  There is no truth found within him.  Whatever he has said to you is false and you should not believe one word of it.  My friend, You Can Make It Through This!  If the Lord has said or promised anything to you, rest on it.  There is no storm, no dilemma, and no tragedy that can hinder the Lord from bringing His promises to pass.  The Bible declares in Numbers 23:19 - God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do it? or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?   If there was anyone you could trust in, it would have to be the Lord.  Check His résumé.  You will notice He is qualified for the job.  Child of God, the Lord would not bring you this far to leave you for dead.  You Can Make It Through This!  There is a purpose behind everything God allows (Ecclesiastes 3:1).

My brother, my sister, have you given up?  Are you falling apart this morning?  Do you still have the hope to believe?  Have you surrendered the victory over to the enemy?  Tragedies will come.  Storms will rise.  Traps will be set against.  Lies will be spread.  Rumors will travel.  Enemies will come.  Demons will attack.  Beloved, You Can Make It Through This!  The Bible declares in Romans 8:31 - What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?  The thing you face today was destroyed when Christ died on the Cross.  The enemy is fighting you because he does not want you to walk in the victory Christ won for you.  Dear friend, after you have cried what are you going to do next?  You must get back up.  You must fight back.  You cannot quit now.  Your promises shall come to pass (2 Corinthians 1:20).  Put your hand on your chest and declare to yourself … You Can Make It Through This!  Prayer for Today: Father, All I have is my faith in You.  Everything else will fade away.  Today, I rest in the assurance that I can make it through this.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!  

Scripture Reading for Today: Philippians 1:6

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee