God Is Up To Something!

January 26th, 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, today’s devotional will be a little different.  I feel directed by the Holy Spirit to talk to you today.  Over the almost 13 years the Meditation Moments with Minister McGhee have been circulated, God has shown Himself to be faithful.  From day one the devotionals have always been about God and for His glory.  Never did I expect so many people would become recipients of the devotionals.  The first devotionals were sent to fellow church members and friends on July 7, 2003, just to encourage them.  I never knew what God was up to.  Today, I can testify that even when you have no idea how you will make it … God Is Up To Something!   I am a living witness that God will never suffer the righteous to be moved.  The Bible declares in Psalms 37:25 - I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

Today, what are you believing God for?  What dilemma are you asking God to help you get out of?  What decision are you forced to make today?  What relationship are you trying to get out of?  My friend, God desires to help you out.  Even when everything and everyone around you are causing “hell,” God is able to intervene and interrupt the plan of the devil.  Do not give up on your dreams.  Do not doubt the promises of God.  If God said He would do it, you can bank on it.  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?  Beloved, God Is Up To Something!  Just wait patiently and see what it is!

FYI: From day one, I told God if He would keep speaking, I would keep typing.  I told Him, whenever He stopped speaking, I would stop typing (the devotionals.)  Each day He has kept His Word.  He can be trusted!

Scripture Reading for Today: Psalms 119:11

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

When All You Have Left is Your Faith

January 23rd, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  So often in our lives, we find ourselves in the place of unfamiliar.  Our surroundings are different.  The people we grew accustom to are no longer present.  You feel alone.  No one seems to understand you or your thoughts.  On your job, things seem worse than ever before.  You think of moving on, but you have not.  Your marriage started out wonderful, but now you feel unappreciated.  Finances are at an all-time low.  Suicidal thoughts bombard your mind.  Your last doctor’s visit was not favorable.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and encourage you in the Lord Jesus Christ.  My friend, I can relate!  I understand how it feels to be surrounded by faithless, judging people.  I can recall a time when my ministry was unappreciated by others.  I remember times of low finances.  Today, be encouraged in the Lord.  When All You Have Left is Your Faith, you are in the right position.  In life, you can lose everything of worldly value, but as long as you keep your faith you can regain more than you ever lost.  The Bible declares in Hebrews 11:6 - But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

My brother, my sister, When All You Have Left is Your Faith, learn to operate in it.  Learn to step out on it.  The Lord knows your past, present, and future troubles.  He knows you.  What portion of your life seems unchangeable?  Have you lost everything?  Are you without employment?  Without shelter?  Without finances?  Without transportation?  Without peace?  By faith, place your impossible situation in the hands of God.  Release it over to Him and watch Him move.  Never has the Lord lost a case.  Never has He failed.  Never has He stumbled.  Never has the devil overtaken Him.  The Bible declares in Psalms 118:8 - It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.  Point to Remember:  Whatever you do, do not lose your faith!

Scripture Reading for Today: Numbers 23:19

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

No Résumé Required

January 22nd, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  There have been times in my life when I wondered why God called me into ministry.  Knowing all the mistakes I have made in my life, I find it strange that God would still want to use me.  In 30+ years of living I have said many things I should not have, I have been places I should not have, I have thought things I should not have and I have done things I should not have.  The love of God is so real to me.  To think how God could know your sins and still hand select you for great works is amazing.  Child of God, do you realize how much God truly loves you?  In spite of the errors you have committed, the Lord still has an assignment on your life.  WOW!

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Think about your life and the many sins you have committed.  Think about the poor decisions you have made.  Think about the things you knowingly did wrong.  Think about the time and energy you spent planning to do wrong.  Think about the times the Holy Spirit convicted you of your plans and you still went through with them.  Are you thinking back over things now?  Guess what? God knew all about it and He still chose you.  My friend, the next time someone questions your integrity, your anointing and/or your calling, respond by telling them, “No Résumé Required.”  The Bible declares in 1 Corinthians 1:27 - But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

My brother, my sister, stop allowing the opinions of people to detour you from your destiny.  Stop allowing the lies of your peers to alter your progress.  Stop allowing the mistakes of yesterday to cloud the achievements of today and the successes of tomorrow.  God knew what He was doing when He selected you.  He knew what you were doing, what you had done and what you could potentially do.  Beloved, let your haters know, No Résumé Required.  God did not ask you to interview for the calling.  He picked who He wanted.  The Bible declares in Matthew 22:14 - For many are called, but few are chosen.  From this day forward, walk in the power God has invested in you.  HALLELUJAH!

Scripture Reading for Today: Matthew 6:25-33

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Help Someone Who Is Down and Out!

January 21st, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever found yourself battling depression in your life?  Although everything in your life appears in order, you are still unhappy.  From the outside looking in, people wonder what’s wrong with you.  Have you ever had suicidal thoughts running through your head?  Never, in the past, have you thought about doing harm to yourself but lately the thoughts continue to come.  You carry a fake smile.  Act the way people expect you to, even when it is outside of your character.  Have you ever wondered why you continue to get out of bed each day?  The devil has polluted your head to think people do not love you.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Do you realize the Lord loves you?  Yes life can be hard at times, but God still loves you.  Yes you make mistakes, but God still loves you.  Yes you experience hurt at the hands of someone else, but God still loves you.  Do you realize someone, somewhere is currently enduring what the Lord brought you out of?  This person is in need of your assistance.  They need to know God can bring them out as well.  You need to stop listening to satan.  he is a liar (John 8:44).  Your testimony is important.  Your life can impact someone else for the glory of God.  My friend, Help Someone Who Is Down and Out!  The Bible declares in Proverbs 18:24 - A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

My brother, my sister, when was the last time you told someone about the goodness of Jesus?  When was the last time you put your agenda on hold to aid someone else?  When was the last time you went outside your comfort zone to help the hurting?  When was the last time you encouraged your brother or sister … whether you knew them or not?  If you are having a hard time answering this question, its not to late to start.  Beloved, Help Someone Who Is Down and Out!  The Bible declares in John 15:13 - Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  Child of God, there’s a single parent out there that needs to know God is able.  There is a young lady or young man who needs to know God is still healing the sick.  There’s someone out there that needs to know God specializes in the things, which seem impossible.  Today, make a difference!

Scripture Reading for Today: 1 John 3:16

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

One Thing

January 20th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, I have been instructed to share One Thing with you today at that is it.  Beloved,

Now Is The Time,

Where You Are Is The Place and

God Is The One Who Will Do It!

Stop worrying about when it will happen, where it will happen and how it will happen.  God has everything under control.  Just trust in Him.  Have a great day child 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.

Scripture Reading for Today: Esther 4:14

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Learn How To Wait, …

January 16th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you. My friend, God’s delay does not mean God’s denial.  Before you decide to throw in the towel, make sure you are not giving up too soon.  The Bible declares in Isaiah 40:31 - But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Beloved,

Learn How To Wait, Even When You Do Not Want To!

Your lack of patience can destroy the blessing(s) God has in store for you.  Remember this: Every person who comes to the emergency room is required to sit in the waiting room.  While it may appear the personnel is operating very slow, eventually they will get to you.  If you leave without being cared for, then one has to ask how serious was your matter.  KEY NOTE: If you really need it, you will wait on it. 

Scripture Reading for Today: Psalms 40:1

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

You Shall Not Die, But Live

January 15th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  My brother, my sister, as I was driving to work yesterday I began to think about my life and how faithful God has been to me.  Even when I was knowingly doing wrong, the Lord was still faithful.  When I was plotting and planning to do ungodly things, He still kept watch over me.  There were times when things appeared out-of-control.  Money was low, friends were few, life seemed meaningless.  I remember contemplating suicide because I thought it was an easy way out.  Do you realize satan is cunning?  he is good at making you feel worthless.  I can recall times when I made up my mind to end it all.  Truthfully speaking, everytime I tried God would intervene.  He would never allow me to do harm to myself.

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  I know how it feels to wonder if anyone really cares about you.  I know how it feels to question the loyalty of family and friends.  I know how it feels to cry myself to sleep at night, only to wake up the next morning still crying.  I know how it feels to walk the floors wondering if or when God would show up.  I can relate to what you are going through.  BUT, I also know even if God shows up at the last minute, He is still on time.  Could it be possible that you are giving up to soon?  Could it be possible that your clock is set to a different time than God’s?  The Bible declares in Psalms 37:25 - I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.  My friend, You Shall Not Die, But Live!

Beloved, now is not the time for you to give up on the Lord.  He is able to come see about you.  Just because He has not shown up when you thought He should, does not mean He will not show up.  During this season, your faith needs to be stable.  The enemy desires to do anything, use anyone, and say whatever it takes to destroy you.  Today, I declare and decree in the name of Jesus that You Shall Not Die, But Live!  Child of God, I speak life into your spirit.  According to Mark 11:23 - For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

Scripture Reading for Today: Read God’s Résumé 

(He can handle whatever you experience)

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

This Is A War Cry!

January 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, I have a few questions to ask you.

  • Are you able to tell the difference between the saved and the unsaved?
  • Are you able to identify the people who are living for the Lord and those who are not?
  • Are you able to recognize whose on the Lord’s side?
  • Are you able to see Christ within other people?
  • Are people able to see Christ within you?
  • Have we become preoccupied with our own agendas and neglected the Kingdom agenda?
  • Are we stuck on helping ourself and not someone else?
  • Are you reflecting the glow of God on your life?
  • Is your walk upright or backslidden?
  • Are you a vessel for God or a tool of satan?
  • When people see you coming do they alter their conversation and behavior or run to you with mess?

My friend, today I was instructed to present these questions to each of you.  Beloved, This Is A War Cry!  God is looking for all the Christian Warriors!  The Bible declares in Romans 1:16 - For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Scripture Reading for Today: Mark 8:38, Luke 9:26

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Always Keep God’s Praise On Your Tongue!

January 13th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Yesterday as I was driving to work in the rain I began to give God praise.  Nothing major occurred that warranted this moment of praise.  I was not given a huge promotion, a new car or a decked out home.  Truthfully speaking, my wife did not hear me praising the Lord.  My praise was not issued as a way to get man’s attention.  The reason for my praise was because I thought of something in my past that God brought me through.  Occasionally I get a reminder of a past mistake I made, a past mountain I had to climb or a past trap satan set for me.  Without trying to get recognition, I often break out in a praise.  Have you ever been there?  Are you there now?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Have you ever been in the grocery store, the mall, in your car, at home, at work or even walking and you broke out in praise?  The people observing you have no clue why you are doing what you are doing but you know … and so does God!  My friend, Always Keep God’s Praise On Your Tongue!  Even when your day becomes overwhelming, you have to learn how to praise God in spite of.  Even when people get on your last nerve, you have to learn how to praise God in spite of.  If your praise is based on good things happening, there’s a strong chance you will have many delays.  There will be times when you have to, need to and must praise God in the midst of trouble.  The Bible declares in Isaiah 61:3 - To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; …

My brother, my sister, are you willing to praise God in the good and the bad?  Are you willing to praise God when the people around you will not?  Are you willing to praise God when your current circumstances do not appear promising?  Are you willing to praise God when your flesh is tired?  I know life can be difficult at times, but I also know there is a power that rises up in us when we praise God.  The Bible declares in Psalms 100:4 - Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.  Beloved, Always Keep God’s Praise On Your Tongue!  Even when the devil releases his arsenal against you, never stop praising the Lord.  Your ability to praise God through the good and the bad sends a message to the enemy.

Scripture Reading for Today: Philippians 4:8

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself!

January 12th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Some times I find myself watching how people speak to and treat others.  I must be honest with you, I strongly dislike mean people.  I cannot understand how or why a person would spend the entire day being mean to someone else … especially does who call themselves Christians.  Something on the inside of me grieves when I see people being mistreated.  Do you realize it is a great challenge to be saved but work in an unsaved environment?  Everything you do is being evaluated.  Your life is under a microscope.  People may never know your name, but they are watching you.  Your first stumble or your first fall and the judgment of the world has been passed down on you.  Have you ever been there?  Are you there now?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Since giving my life to the Lord, I have learned that God does not want to hear excuses from me.  I cannot blame my sins on anyone but myself.  Whether my friends or family members are doing right or not, I choose to do right or wrong.  Just as I choose to live holy, I choose how I will treat others.  Just because I see my fellow co-workers speaking negative about someone does not give me an open door to do the same thing.  My friend, Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself!  The Bible declares in Mark 12:30-31 - And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

My brother, my sister, how are you treating other people?  Would you treat them the same way if you knew God was watching you?  Guess what?  The Lord sees all and knows all you are doing.  Do you realize to be a Christian means we are striving to live Christ-like?  I cannot proclaim Christ and act devilish.  I cannot preach love and display hate.  Under the authority of the Holy Spirit I rebuke every hypocritical Christian.  We will either speak love and treat others with love or we will step aside.  Beloved, today, Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself!  The Bible declares in 1 John 4:20 - If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?  The way you treat people is a choice you make … choose wisely!

Scripture Reading for Today: Hebrews 13:2

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee