On The Brink Of A Breakdown?

July 31st, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever found yourself feeling overwhelmed by life and all of the demands that come along with it?  It appears as if  everyday there is more and more pressure to deal with.  From the time you wake up in the morning, until the time you lay your head down at night, there’s trouble on every side.  Job says it best in Job 14:1 - Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble.  Have you ever had to deal with the punches life throws at you?  Just when you thought you were getting back on your feet, WHAM something else happens.  Just when you thought things where on the uphill, that one phone call comes in.  Just when your family members and friends began to believe things could get better, you get a call from your doctor’s office.  After all of this, you find yourself saying, “Lord, what is going on?”  “Lord, why me?”  Have you ever been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Have you ever found yourself hanging on by a wing and a prayer?  Have you ever found yourself pressed against the wall?  Have you ever found yourself in need of a financial breakdown by close of business?  Have you ever needed to make an immediate decision but you knew the outcome would be detrimental.  You felt if one more thing went wrong, you would lose your mind.  My friend, are you On The Brink Of A Breakdown?  Are you on the brink of throwing in the towel?  Are you on the brink of giving up on yourself and life?  Are on the verge of quitting.  The Bible declares in Philippians 1:6 - Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

My brother, my sister, this prayers for you:

Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray for the person reading today’s devotional.  Lord, their dealing with a situation that only you can fix.  Help them now to hold on to Your Word and Your promises.  Help them to see You in the midst of the storm.  In the name of Jesus, allow them to realize You are a very present help in the time of trouble.  Let them know Your report is greater than any doctor’s report or credit report.  Let them know when everyone counts them out, they can count on You.  Master, give him/her peace in his/her mind and strength for the journey.  In the name of Jesus … Amen! 

Scripture Reading for Today: Psalms 121:1-2

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Its Your Time For Greatness!

July 30th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My brother, my sister, I send you this devotional in total obedience to the Spirit of God.  Beloved, …

Its Your Time For Greatness!

Because your Father is great, greatness resides in you.  Therefore, expect greatness everyday!

The Bible declares in Psalms 95:3 - For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

Scripture Reading for Today: Deuteronomy 10:17

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

The Enemy Cannot Win!

July 29th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Are you currently experiencing a battle within your mind?  Maybe the enemy is trying to cause fear to hinder your progress.  Have you ever been in a position where there appears to be no way out?  No matter what you attempt to do, it seems as though there are no exits.  Have you ever felt defeated before you began to fight?  Along the way you told yourself you could not win.  Have you stopped encouraging yourself?  Have you given up?  Have you stopped believing God for a turn around?  So often in our lives, we ask God for certain things but we begin to waver in our faith (Hebrews 11:6).  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, The Enemy Cannot Win!  No matter how terrible you feel or how impossible it appears, you are more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:37).  Your current situation is not hidden from the presence of God.  The enemy is trying all he can to hinder your progress.  The enemy understands his time of attacking you is rapidly coming to an end.  The enemy is now using anything or anyone he possibly can to destroy you.  The Bible declares in Isaiah 54:17 - No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of Me, saith the LORD.  The Enemy Cannot Win!  The battle you find yourself fighting is not your battle.  The battle belongs to the Lord (2 Chronicles 20:15).  If you stand still and see God’s salvation, you will also see the victory God has won for you.

My brother, my sister, what are you dealing with today?  What dilemma are you faced with today?  Do you believe in the power of God?  You are no longer the victim, but God has made you into the victor.  The Enemy Cannot Win!  The Bible declares in 1 John 4:4 - Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.  What you are dealing with today is minor when compared with the God you serve.  The “hell” you are facing is the enemy’s attempt to have you denounce the name of the Lord.  If you begin to proclaim the name of Jesus against every attack, you will notice a change taking place.  The Bible declares in Philippians 2:10-11 - That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  Thought to Remember: The Enemy Cannot Win!

Scripture Reading for Today: Romans 8:31

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Reconcile Any Differences

July 28th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.   Have you ever experienced disagreements with family or friends?  Your opinion about a matter was rejected or considered crazy.  Have you ever walked away from a friendship that took years to establish?  Because of constructive criticism, you decided their friendship was no longer in your best interest.  Are you currently in “limbo” with a certain person in your life?  For whatever reason, you find yourself at odds with this person.  Have you ever purposely ignored someone because you were bitter about an “old” matter?  You felt avoiding them was the best remedy to the problem.  So often in our lives, we experience times when our friendships are challenged.  Challenged by trials, dilemmas, situations and tragedy.  There comes a time when two do not agree (Amos 3:3).  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  The first thing you must understand about life is no one is perfect.  We all have flaws in our character.  We all stand in need of God’s grace and mercy.  After all you have been through in life, you would not allow a disagreement to destroy your progress … would you?  My friend, Reconcile Any Differences.  Bring closure to any open wounds.  The Bible declares in Matthew 5:23-24Therefore 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.  Many times we cover up a wound that was caused by a friend or family member.  We never doctor the wound, but we do cover it up.  As time goes on, the same wound becomes infected by jealousy, rage or even misunderstandings.  The infection occurred because the open wound was covered but never doctored first.  Reconcile Any Differences.

My brother, my sister, are you at odds with anyone today?  Do you have peace in your life?  Have you become a victim to pain?  Today I challenge you to Reconcile Any Differences.  Where God desires to take you can be hindered by past situations that were left unresolved.  The Bible declares in Leviticus 19:17 - Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbor, and not suffer sin upon him.  Beloved, has your past resurrected itself?  Has an old situation remained unresolved in your life?  Do you feel trapped?  Do you desire to be totally free?  Reconcile Any Differences.  You must fix what is broke.  Dear friend, whatever or whoever has wounded you, in your life, needs to be exposed, confronted and then reconciled.  Think of the days and nights you have wasted.  The times you cried because of pain.  The confusion the enemy has sown into your mind.  The Bible declares in Hebrews 12:1 - … let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us … Today, experience freedom.

Prayer for Today: Father, help me reconcile any differences in my life that have left me wounded.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!  

Scripture Reading for Today: Philippians 3:13-14

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Everything Will Be Alright!

July 27th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Do you currently feel overwhelmed by the assignments on your job?  No matter what you do, it is never good enough.  Are you growing wearier as the days pass?  Each day becomes harder and harder to handle.  Have you ever wanted to stay in bed all day?  You felt as though you could sleep your troubles away.  Have you ever desired a vacation from life?  Have you ever wished others could understand what you were going through?  Have you ever questioned God about the confusion in your life?  Has your job taken your joy?  Has life knocked you off balance?  Is your marriage enduring trying times?  Are you in a need of a financial breakthrough?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, Everything Will Be Alright!  No matter how bad the situation appears, God is working everything together for His glory.  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.  The assignment God has charged you with, will experience attacks.  Everyone will not be able to understand the full magnitude of it.  There will be times when you will have difficulty understanding everything.  The Bible declares in Philippians 1:6 - Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.  Everything Will Be Alright!  God has not forgotten about you.  He has not left you in the middle of the ocean without His protection.  Whatever you are dealing with today, God has equipped you to handle it.  If you could not handle it, God would not allow it.

My brother, my sister, what storm are you going through?  What confusion are you trying to clear up (1 Corinthians 14:33)?  Everything Will Be Alright!  The pressure you feel does not hinder the God you serve.  The one thing you feel is impossible to overcome, God can move from your path.  The Bible declares Luke 18:27 - And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.  Dear friend, learn how to rejoice in the face of the enemy.  Know this, the enemy only attacks those who do not belong to him.  If you were serving and living for him, he would never bother you.  Everything Will Be Alright!  God will see you through.  You are on the winning side now.  When attacks come against you, compare them to our God.  In a second, you will realize our God is greater than any enemy.  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?  Thought to Remember: If God brought you to it, He is able to take you through it.

Scripture Reading for Today: 1 John 4:4

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Are You In Pursuit of Happyness?

July 24th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  One of my favorite movies is Will Smith’s, The Pursuit of Happyness! (I highly recommend this movie)  While watching the movie I always think about my life - the mistakes I have made, the choices I have made, the steps I have taken, etc.  The more I watched, the more I thought.  After the movie ended and I wiped my eyes, I began to think about my life and how I view it.  Have you ever met someone who never appeared satisfied with all God is doing for them?  No matter what the Lord is doing or has done, they either want more or they complain about what they have.  Have you ever met someone who appears to be on a daily pursuit to find something or someone to fill the void in their lives?  This person looks everywhere for something or someone to fill the void in their life … accept UP!  Have you ever found yourself seeking to find in people, what only God can give?  Because people do not have what you expect them to have, you become disappointed with them and with life.  Have you ever been there?  Are you there now?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Do you realize somewhere along the way we have experienced confusion when defining happiness and joy?  We believe both words mean the same.  My friend, Are You In Pursuit of Happyness?  Besides the definitions we find in Webster, there are other differences.  Happiness is based on certain things happening in my life.  If things are going well, I am happy.  If things are not going as I would like, I am unhappy or disappointed.  The Bible declares in Proverbs 29:18 - Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.  On the other hand, joy does not depend on what happens in my life.  Joy enables me to smile and rejoice when everything in my life seems upside down.  Joy is the satisfaction of knowing everything will be alright.  While it seems dark in my life, joy allows me to keep going until I see the sun shining again.  The Bible declares in Nehemiah 8:10 - … for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

My brother, my sister, many people wait years for good things to happen in their lives.  Their life is placed on hold because certain things have not taken place the way they would like.  Many are pursuing happiness, only to realize it was not worth it when they received it.  Are You In Pursuit of Happyness?  The Bible declares in Romans 15:13 - Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.  Joy allows weary, wounded and sad people to proceed as if everything was going well.  Joy allows you to laugh when nothing is funny.  Smile in the midst of hell.  Work in a hostile environment.  Believe when others doubt.  Beloved, Are You In Pursuit of Happyness?  While happiness may bring a smile, it only occurs when good things happen in your life.  Joy is mentioned with the fruit of the spirit.  It enables you to celebrate before you see the manifestation of your prayers.  Dear friend, God desires to shower you with joy unspeakable.  Remember, you do not need certain things to happen to experience God’s joy.

Prayer for Today: Father, today I ask that you bless me with joy.  The joy You promised me in Your Word.  The joy that enables me to see You in everything.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!  

Scripture Reading for Today: Galatians 5:22, Ecclesiastes 2:26

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

When No One Believes In You

July 23rd, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever encountered disbelief from family and friends?  You shared your vision with them and no one believed it was possible.  Have you ever felt alone in this crowded world?  It seemed as though you were fighting to be noticed.  Have you ever felt your back against the wall?  No matter what you said or did, nothing seemed to change.  Have you ever wondered why God chose you?  Have you ever questioned your calling?  Have you ever doubted your abilities?  Have you ever cried yourself to sleep at night?  So often in our lives, the above questions become reality to us.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, what do you do … When No One Believes In You?  What do you do when your dream is criticized by your surroundings?  Do you give up on yourself?  Do you walk away in tears?  Do you proceed as God commanded?  What do you do?  The Bible declares in Isaiah 55:8 - For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the LORD.  The first thing you must understand about the thing God has spoken to you is, what God has spoken and promised will not be understood or accepted by carnal-minded people.  If God spoke it to you, then you were the only one to hear Him.  Therefore, those who did not hear His voice will always question the promise (1 Samuel 3:4-9).  You have to get to a point of no return.  So what if no one believes.  Do you?  The Bible declares 2 Corinthians 1:20 - For all the promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

My brother, my sister, what do you do … When No One Believes In You?  The second thing you must understand about the thing God has spoken to you is, He made no mistake when He chose you.  God knows everything about you.  He did not pull your name from a hat.  He purposed for you to do the work.  The Bible declares in Matthew 10:30 - But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  What do you do … When No One Believes In You?  The third (and final) thing you must understand about the thing God has spoken to you is, you have been anointed and equipped to fulfill the assignment.  God never calls anyone without giving them everything they need to make it.  The Bible declares in Luke 12:48 - … For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.  Thought to Remember: When No One Believes In You, remember the above three.

Scripture Reading for the Day: Philippians 1:6

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Something Happens When Two Touch And Agree!

July 22nd, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever experienced a period of depression and grief?  Things in your life seem to be going wrong.  Have you ever felt alone in this world?  Although there are many people surrounding you, for some reason you feel as though no one can relate to you.  Have you ever wanted to walk away from years of hard work?  Have you ever felt a void in your life?  No matter how much you achieve, you still lack something.  So often in our lives, we endure the questions of life.  We think we are the only person enduring difficult times.  During the tough and trying times of life, God can and will manifest Himself.  Have you ever been in need of assistance?  Are you there now?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, Something Happens When Two Touch And Agree!  It is important for you to have at least one person you can agree with in prayer.  Many people will pray for you, but there comes a time when you need someone to pray with you.  The Bible declares in Matthew 18:19 - Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.  No matter how impossible the situation seems to the natural eye, when two people can agree in prayer [for the same outcome], there are no limitations to the power of God.  Something Happens When Two Touch And Agree!  So often in our lives, we share our deepest secrets and pains with everyone.  We search for anyone who will listen to what we are experiencing.  In return, we begin to receive opinionated advice from each person we opened up to.  Dear friend, after you have received their advice, the matter still exist.  The Bible declares in Matthew 6:33 - But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

My brother, my sister, Something Happens When Two Touch And Agree!  It is important for both of you to agree on the same thing.  The Bible declares in Matthew 18:20 - For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.  When you and your prayer partner come together in agreed prayer, the presence of the Lord is in the midst of you.  Something Happens When Two Touch And Agree!  The Bible declares in 2 Corinthians 3:17 - Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.  What are you currently dealing with?  Is there turmoil on your job?  Do you need release from a stronghold?  Are you sick in your body?  There’s power in prayer.  The situation may seem irreversible at this point, but you must always know God is Sovereign.  The Bible declares in Philippians 4:6 - Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  Thought to Remember: God hears and answers prayer.

Scripture Reading for the Day: 1 Thessalonians 5:17

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Lord, Order My Steps!

July 21st, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever been faced with a difficult decision in your life?  You know the answer will change your life.  Have you ever been overwhelmed with questions that needed immediate answers?  No matter what you attempted to do, the questions remained close to you.  Have you ever allowed your emotions to consume your thoughts and hinder your ability to hear God clearly?  You found yourself preoccupied with other things of less importance.  So often in our lives, we place ourselves in positions of anger and frustration.  Because of quick choices and rapid reactions, we now find ourselves seeking a way out.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, when you find yourself in a place of uncertainty and discomfort, you must learn to say, “Lord, Order My Steps!“  Sometimes our indecisiveness places us in harm’s way.  We had good intentions, but it was not the will of 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.  Your steps are ordered by the hand of God.  Before you were able to walk, God predestined your every step.  He walked out every step that we would eventually have to walk.  It is important that you line yourself up with the Word of God and His call for your life.  Lord, Order My Steps!  The Bible declares in Psalms 119:133 - Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.  Are you walking after the heart of God or trying to please man?  Are you living according to the new commandments of Christ or making your own rules (Matthew 22:37-40)?

My brother, my sister, where are you today?  Are you in the place God designed for you to be in or have you created your own paths?  Are you living in obedience to the principles of Almighty God?  If you are not, say “Lord, Order My Steps!“  The Bible declares in Proverbs 16:9 - A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.  Dear friend, the Lord’s plan for your life is greater than any blueprint you could create for yourself.  Before you knew you, God knew you.  Before you were aware of your likes and dislikes, God knew.  Before you asked, God knew.  Before you fell, God was there to pick you up.  Before you make any decisions, say “Lord, Order My Steps!”  Lead me away from the traps and snares of the enemy.  Lead me in the paths of righteousness.  Lead me in the ways that bring glory to your name.  Challenge for Today: Locate where you are in life (you are either walking for or against the Lord).

Scripture Reading for the Day: Psalms 23:3

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Against All Odds

July 20th, 2015

 

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever been considered the under-dog?  No matter what you did, no one really took you seriously.  Have you ever had to work twice as hard as others.  Because of your size or gender, no one wanted to take a chance on you.  Have you ever felt stepped on by life?  After all the love you gave, you received just the opposite.  Have you ever had to overcome setbacks and misfortunes in life?  Maybe you were born with a defect or unique trait.  So often in our lives, we find ourselves fighting just to be appreciated.  Can you relate to any of these questions?  Do you know someone who can?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  If you think about all you have endured in life, you understand that it was through the power of the Lord.  My friend, Against All Odds you made it.  You are where you are in life because you refused to give up.  The Bible declares in Romans 8:37 - Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.  No matter what the obstacle is, you are able to conquer it through Him (Jesus) who loves you.  Whatever setback you experienced in life, God was/is still able to use it for His glory.  The [one] thing the enemy desired to use in your defeat, is the same thing God used in your victory.  Against All Odds!  The Bible declares in Isaiah 54:17 - No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

My brother, my sister, Against All Odds you have overcome your dilemmas.  When you set out on your journey, no one really believed you had a chance.  No one trusted in your confidence.  Many laughed in your face.  Some walked away.  Through your faith and perseverance, look at yourself now.  Against All Odds!  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?  Dear friend, you must understand who you are in the Lord.  With God, you are always in the majority.  No matter what the natural eye perceives.  No matter how you feel.  God does not live according to what man says, but man lives according to what God has said.  The Bible declares in 1 John 4:4 - Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.  Thought to Remember: Against All Odds you are still victorious.

Scripture Reading for the Day: 1 Corinthians 15:57 

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee