You Are Anointed By God

June 27th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Do you realize God has anointed you?  It is evident in your life.  Things people spend years trying to do, God has enabled you to do … now!  You are often misunderstood, mocked, ridiculed, or even unappreciated.  People see you as a person, not as a vessel for the Lord.  Many see the glory, but never know the story.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, You Are Anointed By God!  God’s outpouring is evident in your life.  So often in our lives, we notice God’s anointing on our lives.  We realize the charge God has given unto us.  Out of jealousy or envy, many people attempt to destroy you.  What you have, they want.  Your name is often involved in the latest gossip columns, rumor wheels, or e-mail distributions.  At times in gets difficult.  You want to stop, but you cannot.  The Bible declares in Psalms 105:15 - Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.  You Are Anointed By God!   God has anointed you for His glory, not man’s.

My brother, my sister, you owe no man an apology.  God chose you!  He ordained you to do the work.  The Bible declares in John 15:16 - Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.  You must understand, it is the anointing that destroys the yoke (Isaiah 10:27).   You Are Anointed By God!  What God has placed upon your life, man could never do.  You must go forth in the anointing of the Lord Jesus Christ.  No excuses!  No apologies!  No fear!  Thought to Remember:  God anoints, but man appoints (remember: Man’s appointment can never replace God’s anointing). 

Scripture Reading for the Day: 1 John 2:27

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

God is not Pleased!

June 24th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God. So often in our lives, we find ourselves engaged in relationships and friendships which bring no glory to God. We spend so much time with a person, until all we desire in life is him or her. Whatever makes them happy, usually makes you happy. You attempt to buy their love. You know the relationship is ungodly, but its better than being alone. Right? Wrong! While you spend so much time idolizing the person, place, or thing, you ignore the principles of God. Does this sound like you? Was this ever you?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you. My friend, God is not Pleased with your behavior. When you place something or someone ahead of God, a change will always occur. God has never nor will ever come second to anything or anyone. 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.  Before you began to date the person you are now with, God was there. When there was no one who seemed to care for you, God was there. When circumstances were unbearable, God was there. He was the friend you always wanted. The parent you always needed. God is not Pleased! He is not pleased with being overlooked or cast aside. The Bible declares in James 1:8 - A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.  

How would you feel if your child, whom you loved and cared for, gave their love to someone else. God is not Pleased! He’s not pleased with traditional worship services. He’s not pleased with denominational separation. He’s not pleased with ungodly living. He’s not pleased with outward love but inward hate. So often, we find ourselves adapting to the ways of the world. We know better but we do not do better.  We have become comfortable with our ways. My brother, my sister, today I charge you to live a life that pleases our God. Thought to Remember: Whatever displeases God, should always displease you. 

Scripture Reading for the Day: Joshua 24:15

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Talk Is Cheap!

June 23rd, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever been around people who always tell you what they’re going to do?  They always have a new invention with no guidelines.  When you express your feelings about something you like, he/she always wants to act as though he/she already has it.  Always talking, never producing.  For years you have heard the same ideas, from the same person, but no results.  Does this sound like anyone you know?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, Talk Is Cheap!  It is imperative that you put actions behind your talk.  The Bible declares in Habakkuk 2:2 - And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.  As children of the Most High God, we are expected to reflect the light of Jesus Christ.  If you ever read about the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, you will notice whatever promises He made, He would always fulfill.  When all you are doing is talking, people begin to avoid and ignore you.  Talk Is Cheap!  Are your actions complimenting your conversation?  Can people see you without ever hearing from you?  (explanation: Can people tell you are saved without you having to tell them?)

My brother, my sister, Talk Is Cheap!  When you are engaged in marital relationships, to hear your spouse say he or she loves you is a wonderful feeling.  It makes you feel wonderful within.  But what do you do when the mouth is saying, “I love you” but the actions are saying, “I hate you?”  To see love in action is what we all desire.  The Bible declares in Romans 5:8 - But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  For years, you have spoken about the business you would one day start.  You made promises you have not fulfilled.  God has given you songs you have not written yet.  You are always saying what you are going to do, but you have done nothing yet. Why not!  Talk Is Cheap!  Stop talking and start producing!  Thought to Remember:  If you are always talking, then you are never listening!

Scripture Reading for the Day: Proverbs 29:18

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Do You Love The Lord?

June 22nd, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Do You Love The Lord?  I mean do you really love the Lord?  Beyond the blessings He has bestowed upon you.  If no more blessings were to come your way, would you still love the Lord?  So often in our lives, we lose sight on who our Father really is.  Before we recognized we had a problem, our Father had a resolution.  Before you knew there was a need, our Father took care of it.  Do You Love The Lord?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Do You Love The Lord?  If you truly love the Lord, are you living a life which displays your love for Him?  My friend, actions will always speak louder than words.  In our lives, we confess to know a lot.  We have the educational degrees, the ministerial titles, the advanced vocabulary; but in spite of all, do you love the Lord?  The Bible declares in John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  It was the love of our Lord, that allowed Him to endure a cross for our sins.  The Bible declares in Romans 5:8 - But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.   When you think about it, He died for the sins you planned, you thought about doing, and even the ones you were afraid to actually do.

Do You Love The Lord?  Do you live a life which brings pleasure to the Lord?  God desires to give you everything you stand in need of.  The Bible declares in Psalms 34:10 - The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.  So often, we give our best to other people, and give the Lord whatever is left over.  Today, ask yourself this question, DO I TRULY LOVE THE LORD?  Thought to Remember:  The way you feel about the Lord, is shown in your everyday actions. 

Scripture Reading for the Day: 1 John 4:16

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Tell The Truth and bring Shame to the devil!

June 21st, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  What do you do when someone you trust has been dishonest with you?  How does it make you feel?  Do you end the friendship?  So often in our lives, we find ourselves on the receiving end of dishonesty.  A person you trusted held back the truth from you.  When you confronted them, more lies were given.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?  Are you the person?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, Tell The Truth, Shame the devil!  When we are dishonest with our brothers and sisters, we give glory to the enemy.  God hates lies and he expects us to hate it as well.  The Bible declares in John 8:44 - Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.  Sometimes you find yourself in positions where telling the truth seems so difficult.  Being dishonest is your first reaction.  Be that as it may, Tell The Truth, Shame the devil!

You must understand who your Father is.  He expects more out of you.  The Bible declares in Proverbs 17:4 - A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.   Dishonesty never betters anyone.  When a person tells a lie, he/she must continue to lie to cover the first one.  The Bible declares in John 8:32 - And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.  When you find yourself wavering between the two options, always Tell The Truth and bring Shame to the devil!  Thought to Remember: If you hate being lied to, make sure you are not doing what you hate!

Scripture Reading for the Day: Revelation 21:8

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Seasons

June 20th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever noticed change occurring in your life?  Things you use to do, you no longer desire to do them.  Places you use to go, you no longer want to go there.  People you always hung with, are no longer apart of your company.  Your reactions are now spirit-led and not flesh-led.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, the changes you are experiencing have been designed for your good.  You must learn to walk into your Seasons!  What are seasons?  Seasons are a recurrent period marked by certain occurrences.  The Bible declares in Ecclesiastes 3:1 - To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:  Every Believer must experience his/her own season.  It is during our seasonal changes that we begin to receive the manifestation of God’s power and blessings.  As long as you remain stagnant in your walk with the Lord, you will never position yourself for His purpose.  The Bible declares in 1 Peter 5:6 - Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time (season): 

My brother, my sister, be not afraid to walk into your new Seasons!  God desires to take you to new levels in Him.  Its out with the old and in with the new.  I understand how it feels to get comfortable with life.  Things are familiar.  Each day you know what to expect.  Although you feel safe in your comfort zone, what God has ordained for you to do cannot be hidden within comfortable surroundings.  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.  Thought to Remember:  There’s more to you than what you currently see!

Scripture Reading for the Day: Galatians 6:9

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Confusion is not of God!

June 17th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you found yourself against a wall?  Without realizing it, you were backed up against it.  You try to figure out what went wrong.  You begin to evaluate your past decisions.  Confusion begins to set in.  You turn to family and friends for advice, but they cannot help you.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Has life’s problems held you down?  My friend, you are not the only person facing turmoil.  Times have been hard for others as well.  The enemy desires to confuse you during your testing times.  If he can cause you to doubt the Lord, he will surely try.  During your current situation, always know … Confusion is not of God!  The Bible declares in 1 Corinthians 14:33 - For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.  It is the Lord’s desire to grant you peace during your chaotic times.  When things seem uncertain, obstacles seem to prevail against you, rumors are created to destroy you, the Bible declares in Philippians 4:7 - And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

My brother, my sister, Confusion is not of God!  On your job, God can give you peace.  In your home, God can give you peace.  In your marriage union, God can give you peace.  During financial setbacks, God can give you peace.  When sickness or disease attempts to overtake you, God can give you peace.  The Bible declares in Philippians 4:9 - Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.  Thought to Remember: When everything is going against you, turn to the God of peace (Jehovah Shalom).

Scripture Reading for the Day: James 3:16

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

The Lord’s Favor is for Life!

June 16th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever felt like everything in your life was going wrong?  No matter what you tried to do, everything just went wrong?  As a result, has your faith wavered (decreased)?  So often in our lives, we find ourselves stuck.  You attempt to move forward, but the old ways try to hold you back.  You wonder if the Lord is paying attention to your problems.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  I know things do not always seem promising.  You often wonder how the impossible will become possible.  You have so much coming against you.  My friend, The Lord’s Favor is for Life!  The Bible declares in Psalms 30:5 - For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.  The Lord is able to bless you beyond your understanding.  You must understand, favor supercedes finances.  When you ask for finances, there’s a chance you will ask for it again.  But with the favor of God, what finances cannot pay for, favor can get for you.  What is favour?  Favor is defined as a gracious, friendly, or obliging act that is freely granted.

My brother, my sister, The Lord’s Favor is for Life!  You often wonder how the doors are opening in your life, it’s God’s favor.  When people set traps for you, but they fall in their own traps, it’s God’s favor.  When your job threatens to fire you, but as a result you get a promotion, it’s God’s favor.  When your money runs low, but your bills get paid, it’s God’s favor.  The Bible declares in Psalms 41:11 - By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.   Thought to Remember: As a Believer in God, you live within the Lord’s favor; but as an unbeliever you attempt to get the Lord’s favor.

Scripture Reading for the Day: Proverbs 3:4

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Alpha and Omega!

June 15th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Are you feeling overwhelmed with life’s problems?  Do you feel oppressed by past decisions you made?  Are you depressed over unsuccessful ventures in your life?  So often in our lives, we spend so much time beating ourselves up over past mistakes and failures.  Years have passed but we are still living in the past.  So much clutter remains in our minds.  Old relationships which did not work, old jobs which have ended, finances which are now spent.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Are you mad at yourself?  Have you lost all hope in yourself?  In your current position, God is able to free you.  Do you not know, before you recognized you had a problem, God had already resolved the matter?  He is Alpha and Omega!  The Bible declares in Revelation 1:8 - I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.  Before you knew you, God had already ordered your steps.  Yes you made some bad choices, but God grants second chances.  My friend, if you do not allow God to free you from your passed failures, the enemy will continue to remind you of them.

I understand how it feels to live depressed.  I know how it feels to feel like a failure.  You tried everything, but nothing worked.  You trusted so many people, but each of them came up short.  My brother, my sister, He is Alpha and Omega!   You have a friend in the Lord Jesus Christ.  The Bible declares in John 15:15 - Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.  Thought to Remember: Before you knew you, God knew you.  Therefore, allow Him to do what’s best for you!

Scripture Reading for the Day: Jeremiah 29:11

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Do You Have A Grateful Heart?

June 14th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Are you grateful to God for what He has done for you?  Do you ever tell Him, “Thank you?”  Did you thank Him this morning?  So often in our lives we develop an ungrateful attitude.  We feel as though God is suppose to do the things He does.  We never say thank you.  We expect God to move when we say move.  If everything is going well, we do not need His help; but when trouble knocks on our door, we expect God to stop what He is doing and cater to us.  Does this sound familiar?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  What if God never blesses you again?  Has He done enough already?  My friend, God blesses us because He loves us, not because you tell Him.  Allow me to ask you a question?  Do You Have A Grateful Heart?  The Bible declares in Romans 5:8 - But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.   When you look back over your life, you should realize God’s love towards you is evident.  The things He has rescued you out of.  The people He has delivered you from.  When you really think about it, God has been better to you than you have been to yourself.  The Bible declares Psalms 8:4 - What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Do You Have A Grateful Heart?  Do you thank the Lord in spite of all you go through?  On your job, in your home, within your marriage or relationships, with your finances, do you thank the Lord for what He has given unto you?  The Bible declares in James 1:2 - My brethren, count it all joy …  We owe God our praise.  He deserves our worship.  Thought to Remember: Before you ask God for anything, thank Him for what you have.

Scripture Reading for the Day: Psalms 100:4

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee