Where Is Your Heart Now?

October 8th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever wanted to give up on yourself?  You vowed to stop living a certain way, but the more you tried to stop the worse it got.  Have you ever been disappointed with yourself?  In spite of all you have achieved, you still critique yourself.  Do you ever stop long enough to enjoy life?  Do you ever sit down and enjoy your family and friends?  Do you enjoy being with yourself?  So often in our lives, we spend most of our time doing busy work but never productive work.  Always on the go but never knowing where you are going.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Do you ever ask yourself, “Why am I doing what I am doing?”  Many times, we do things because we believe it is expected of us.  Your heart is not in it, but if it will make everyone happy then you do it.  There has to come a time in your life when what you do is done for the Lord.  I understand you want to make family and friends happy, but if you are not happy doing it then you are not being real with yourself or God.  My friend, Where Is Your Heart Now?  The Bible declares in Psalms 19:14 - Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.  When you first started the work, there was a glow surrounding you.  Wherever you were needed, you were willing to go.  As time has passed, your glow has diminished.  It is no longer ministry, but now it is obligation.  It is no longer for the glory of God, but due to fear of rejection.  

My brother, my sister, Where Is Your Heart Now?  Have you lost your passion?  Are you still committed?  If not, why are you still involved?  You must understand one important thing.  Although you aim to please man from the outside, God views your inside (the heart).  Your heart reveals your true essence (1 Samuel 16:7).  The Bible declares in Matthew 5:8 - Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.  Dear friend, when you refuse to operate from your heart, you pollute your life.  Whatever your heart beats after, is what will keep you going.  The Bible declares in Matthew 12:34 - … for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.  Where Is Your Heart Now?  Are you still excited about the things of God?  Have you taken on more than you can handle?  Do you have hidden anger toward someone?  Is your mouth speaking what your heart is leaking?  Thought to Ponder: If your heart is no longer there, why are you?

Scripture Reading for the Day: Psalms 51:10

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

You Are Blessed to Bless!

October 7th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever focused your attention on one area in your life, until another area went neglected?  Maybe you spend a lot of time focused on your personal matters until you ignore the matters of your children.  Have you ever felt it was all about you?  No matter what anyone said, you only cared about you.  Have you ever took time to assist someone who was in need?  Do you realize God has blessed you to be a blessing to someone else?  Are you selfish with your blessings?  Are you spiritually obese (overweight with the Word because you do not share it with anyone else)?  What keeps you from sharing your gift with someone else?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, You Are Blessed to Bless!  You may disagree with this but it is true.  Do you not know that God sends blessings to you, that they may go through you for someone else?  God has not blessed you just for you.  There is someone else God wants to bless through you.  The Bible declares Luke 6:38 - Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.  In order for you to continue receiving, you must learn how to give.  So often we think we can store away all the many things God has blessed us with.  We begin to think foolishly.  We fail to realize how blessed we are.  You Are Blessed to Bless!  You are blessed to share with other people.  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. 

My brother, my sister, can God trust you with the blessings?  Will you consider others?  Is it all about me, myself and I?  You Are Blessed to Bless!  Think about the time(s) you found yourself in need of assistance.  The time when you were experiencing a dry season.  Who did God use to bless you?  If you really think about it, when we were headed to hell, God sent His best blessing to redeem us … JESUS!  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.  You Are Blessed to Bless!   Who has God told you to help today?  Are you being disobedient?  Is your answered prayer hindered by your failure to help someone else?  The Bible declares in Matthew 25:40 - And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me.  What are you waiting on?  Thought For Today: You Are Blessed to Bless!

Scripture Reading For Today: Luke 12:16-22

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Help Is On The Way!

October 6th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever felt the weight of the world on your shoulders?  It seemed as though everyone’s problems were given to you.  Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the demands of work, church, home and finances?  At one point, it appeared as though everything required your immediate attention.  Have you ever stood in the shower hoping today would be better than yesterday?  You try your best to prepare for the task waiting on you today.  Have you ever felt fearful when the phone rang?  Not knowing if the next call will be about death, debt or destruction, you wish that the phone never rings again.  Have you become a prisoner of your fears?  Due to your fears and concerns, you have isolated yourself from everything and everyone.

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  It can be difficult trying to proceed forward and still worry about the things behind.  You attempt to tell yourself all is well, but within you do not believe yourself.  In so many ways, you are crying for help but you never open your mouth.  Your mind desires to fight, but your body is to weak to respond.  You feel defeated and conquered.  What is wrong with me has become a daily question you ask yourself.  My friend, Help Is On The Way!  The trauma you are faced with today, is not yours alone.  God is a very present help in the time of your trouble (Psalms 46:1).  The Bible declares in Psalms 121:1,2 - I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.  It is above where you will find the help you need for the situation you face.  If you call on His name, Help Is On The Way!  JESUS

My brother, my sister, today you can be freed from the pain and hurt.  You can be freed from the uncertainties of today.  You no longer have to live in fear or despair.  In the Lord you can find a resting place (Isaiah 32:18).  The Bible declares in Psalms 91:1 -He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  Beloved, Help Is On The Way!  Help is being sent.  (Help - to give assistance or support to)  Do you realize God is the only one who can see in the areas you attempt to hide?  He is the only one who can touch the areas family and friends did not notice.  He is able to heal what trained doctors question.  He can explain what seminary and a Ph.D cannot.  Dear friend, the help you need is available to you but you must learn to ask for it.  The Bible declares in Hebrews 4:16 - Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.  It is at the throne of grace that you receive the help you need for the pain you endure.  Prayer for Today: Father, I have tried everything and everyone.  This morning, I ask for Your help.  Please help me, in Jesus’ name … Amen!  

Scripture Reading for Today: Hebrews 13:6

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Reconcile Any Differences

October 5th, 2015

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 5:23-24 - 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.  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 or others 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

You Still Belong To God!

October 1st, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever found yourself in need of a miracle?  For whatever reason, you need a direct act from God.  Have you ever received a negative report from your doctor?  Just when you thought your life was in order, one doctor visit changed everything.  Have you ever suffered divorce or separation?  After years of love and unity, turmoil overwhelmed your marriage.  Have you ever had a child go astray?  You taught him/her one thing but they chose to do something totally different.  Have you spent years on the same job but the promotion was never offered?  For years you have dedicated your life and time to the office, but each time they promote someone else.  Often times in our lives we find ourselves faced with dilemmas, turmoil, lack of appreciation, or just hurt.  The more you give, the more they take.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, through all that you have experienced in your life, You Still Belong To God!  The Bible declares in Romans 8:16-17 - The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:  17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together.  After the rejections you encountered by friends and family, God was there each time to pull you in.  No, life is not easy.  Yes, there are painful days and nights.  In spite of all you have endured, You Still Belong To God!  You still have a rightful place in the family of God.  God still has a plan for your life.  Whether your job appreciates you, your friends encourage you, or your family accepts you, God has a plan for your life.  Many times, our most miserable experiences are used, by God, to elevate us to another level in Him.  Those times of hurt and despair are later used for opportunities of ministry.  Do you not know your misery is always used for your ministry?

My brother, my sister, what lie has the enemy spoken in your ear?  What fear has he caused in your life?  Do you not know whose you are?  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.  You Still Belong To God!  I understand you have made mistakes in your life.  I know you have fallen short of your goals (Romans 3:23).  I know many people have walked away from you (Hebrews 13:5).  Beloved, if everyone walked away, You Still Belong To God!  God still wants you for Himself.  He still wants to use you for His glory.  Dear friend, is your current trouble greater than your everlasting Father?  The answer is “no.”  After all you have done in your life, God still wants to use you … will you let Him?  Prayer for Today: Father, help me grow beyond my past mistakes and failures.  Help me understand that I still belong to you, no matter what the enemy has said.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: Jeremiah 29:11

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

You Can’t Touch This!

September 30th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you often felt as though everyone was out to destroy you?  For some reason it appears as though everyone in your life has an alternate plan.  Have you ever been kicked while you were already down?  After receiving life changing news (negative report), someone comes and throws another blow at you.  Have you ever cried out for help and your peers began to ignore or avoid you (Luke 10:31-33)?  When everything was going well, everyone was there.  Now that your are in serious need, the same people have exit the back door.  Many times the plans we have for our life never unfold the way we want them to.  The people you thought would always be there, are no longer around.  The things you grew to depend upon are now a vapor.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Life can be an interesting experience.  People can love you today and hate you by tomorrow.  Your finances can be awful today and overflowing tomorrow.  I have learned that things change, as well as people.  As a child of God, you have the one main component an unbeliever does not … Jesus!  As a result of this, you now have the ability to tell the enemy You Can’t Touch This!  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 blessings God has for you cannot be withheld no matter what the enemy attempts to do.  The only person, place or thing that can hinder you from receiving what God has for you, is … you!  The Bible declares in Psalms 84:11 - For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.   You Can’t Touch This!

My brother, my sister, what are you going through today?  What lie has the enemy spoken to you?  What trap has he set against you?  Tell that lying devil, You Can’t Touch This!  The Bible declares in Psalms 105:15 - Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.  Beloved, there’s a new level God wants to take you.  There are new dimensions God wants you to experience.  Understand, the enemy will continue to attack you but you have the ability to rebuke and renounce his powers.  The Bible declares in Matthew 16:19 - And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.  You Can’t Touch This!  Dear friend, have you given up on life?  Have you thrown in the towel?  Is there anymore life in you?  I encourage you to get up and fight back.  Prayer for Today: Father, today I declare you are Lord of my life.  Since I know this, I tell the devil he cannot touch me, my family or what’s mine, in Jesus’ name … Amen!  

Scripture Reading for Today: Job 1

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Make Sure Its God!

September 29th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever had friends pressure you into doing what you knew was not right?  They made every attempt to persuade you.  Have you ever found yourself in a difficult position on your job?  The temptation to lie was trying to overtake you.  Have you ever felt overwhelmed by life?  Everyday seemed to get harder and harder to handle.  Everyone and everything requires your attention.  You feel pressured to perform at the highest level man expects each day.  Have you ever tried to lock yourself in your bedroom, office or car?  You hoped hiding would erase the increasing demand.  Have you ever wanted to resign from a committee, a position or an organization?  Due to increasing disagreements, you have experienced a strong desire to separate yourself.  Can you relate to any of these questions?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Life will often place you in position where sudden decisions must be made.  There are times when you are not given ample time to think or meditate on the offers or assignments.  A response is requested immediately.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?  My friend, before you open your mouth to speak … Make Sure Its God!   The Bible declares in 1 John 4:1 - Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.  Make sure your response is from the Lord.  Make sure you can hear the Lord speaking to you.  The enemy will always try to push you away from the will and plan of God.  You will receive offers that appear unreal.  Meet people with ulterior motives.  Meet wolves in sheep clothing.  Make Sure Its God!   Make sure what you do and why you do it brings glory to the Lord.  If what you are doing does not offer God glory, why are you doing it?

My brother, my sister, what are you involved in today?  Who are you serving?  What decision do you feel pressured to make?  Make Sure Its God!  Allow me to offer one point of advice.  If the decisions you make leave you confused, know that it 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.  Beloved, there are some things God will ask you to do that seem ridiculous.  You will question your abilities.  While that may be, God will not ask you to do something that causes confusion.  The enemy uses this to pollute your mind with his thoughts and plans.  The enemy is trying to destroy you and your relationship with God.  Make Sure Its God!  Dear friend, before you join yourself to a person, place or thing, make sure it is the Lord’s will for you.  Everything that seems good is not God.  Prayer for Today: Father, I have a desire to please You in all I do.  Please help me make decisions for Your glory.  Lead and guide my steps, in Jesus’ name … Amen!  

Scripture Reading for Today: Matthew 6:33

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Don’t Cry, … Fight!

September 28th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever endured a storm that seemed to never end?  As time went on, and you suffered a little while, you assumed things would begin to change for you.  It has been days, weeks, months or even years and it feels as if the storm has not passed.  Have you ever felt like giving up in the middle of the battle?  For some reason, you no longer had the desire to fight.  What you once prayed for, now you do not feel it is worth it.  Have you ever asked God to take the pain away?  Things were so painful until you could no longer handle it.  The dilemma became overwhelming.  The responsibility began to consume you.  Are you currently experiencing a test?  Where you are in your life, are you faced with a challenge?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  So often in our lives, we find ourselves in the face of a giant.  This giant stands between you and your promise from the Lord.  As much as you scream or cry, this giant has no desire to move out of your way.  The enemy is trying all he can to keep you from receiving what the Lord has promised.  The giant is symbolic for whatever has been designed to stand in the way of your destiny.  My friend, Don’t Cry, … Fight!  This is not the time for you to cry and complain.  It is time for you to go after what the Lord said was yours.  The Bible declares in 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.  The promises of God are assured.  If He said it, He will complete it (Philippians 1:6).  Knowing this, the enemy will try what he can to hinder the process.  Don’t Cry, … Fight!  You have to be willing to fight for what is yours.  While it is true, what God has for you is for you, the enemy is still going to attack when he can.  Your tears do not move him.  Wipe them and fight back.

My brother, my sister, what has the Lord promised you?  What has the Lord spoken in your spirit?  Do you still believe?  Don’t Cry, … Fight!  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.  Beloved, the Lord is on your side.  He is a very present help in the time of trouble (Psalms 46:1).  You have to been determined.  You must not roll over and die.  Dear friend, do you realize the enemy is trying to steal your promise, kill your dreams and destroy your destiny (John 10:10).  Now is not the time to be passive and shy.  The Bible declares in Matthew 11:12 - And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.  When the enemy attacks on your job, in your home, at the church, in your finances, within your marriage, Don’t Cry, … Fight!  Fight for what the Lord has promised you.  Remember, anything worth having is worth fighting for.  Prayer for Today: Father, for too long I have allowed the enemy to attack me and I never fought back.  Today, I walk in the boldness and authority you gave me.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!  

Scripture Reading for Today: Romans 8:31

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Praise ye the Lord!

September 25th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Do you know that God is faithful?  In spite of what you have been through in life.  Do you understand how much He loves you?  Even when you did not love yourself, He still loved you.  Do you realize at your lowest points of life, He has always been there for you?  After all of your friends and family disappeared, He kept watch over you.  When no one could be found, you could always depend on the Lord.  When the storms of life were raging, God was your anchor.  When the enemy attempted to destroy you, God was your protection.  When your marriage, your ministry, your home, your children, or even your job was in jeopardy, God granted an unexplainable peace.  He is Faithful and Just.  Do you believe it?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and encourage you in the Lord.  My friend, what are you facing today?  What dilemma do you find yourself involved in?  You have tried everything and everyone, and the results have not changed.  The people you thought could be called on, failed.  Your hiding place was exposed.  The thing you hid behind has been taken away.  You feel as though your world is crumbling down.  Beloved, the Lord desires to free you from the turmoil of this life.  When your surroundings seem threatening, and everything is [seemingly] against you … Praise ye the Lord!  Stop complaining.  Stop griping.  Do you not know who your Father is?  Your Father responds to praise and worship, not whining and groping.  The Bible declares in 1 Chronicles 29:13 - Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.   Exalt the name of Jesus Christ.  Let your enemies know who your Father is.

My brother, my sister, hold your head up.  Walk with upright shoulders.  You have no reason to walk with a depressed demeanor.  God is on your side.  Through every attack of the enemy, Praise ye the Lord!  When your finances get low, Praise ye the Lord!  When tomorrow seems uncertain, Praise ye the Lord!   When your place of employment is hellish, Praise ye the Lord!   When your relationship is on the ropes. Praise ye the Lord!  When your friends laugh in your face, Praise ye the Lord!  Prayer for Today: Father, today I declare that you are God of all and in all.  No matter what my situation looks like, I give You the praise.  I know that my current situation is not greater than You.  Father, have Your way in my life.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: I Thessalonians 5:18

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

It Is The Perfect Will of God!

September 24th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.   Have you ever experienced rejection from your family and friends?  They wanted you to remain in a place of comfort, but you felt God leading you to step out on His word.  Have you ever heard God speak directly to you about something but others questioned it?  Since they did not hear it [first], they refuse to believe.  Have you ever felt as though it was you against the world?  Everything and everyone was fighting against you and your passion.  Has your anointing ever been criticized?  Has your ministry ever been labeled?  Have you ever prayed for God to cover and comfort you?  Are you questioning the call of God on your life?  Does you current situation seem unchangeable?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  So often in our lives, we find ourselves in an area of unfamiliar.  Everything around you is different.  Your comfort zone is no longer upholding you.  God has called you away from family and friends.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?  You are wondering why now?  Why me?  My friend, It Is The Perfect Will of God!  The Bible declares in Genesis 12:1 - Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:  The place God is sending you may be unknown to you now.  You might be afraid of the outcome.  Beloved, whatever the Lord says, do it!  If God is trying to move you from something (old), it means He desires to take you to something (new).  Your will, must submit to His will.  Your way must surrender to His way.  The Bible declares in Isaiah 55:8 - For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the LORD.

My brother, my sister, where is God telling you to go?  Are you in the position to hear Him?  Are you obeying His voice?  It is not a mistake, It Is The Perfect Will of God!  The blessings of God are predicated on your ability to obey His word.  The Bible declares in Deuteronomy 28:2 - And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.  Dear friend, be not deceived, God knows what He is doing.  Where are you in your life today?  Are you in line with the will of God?  Have you gone astray?  Are you trying to ignore the voice of God (Deuteronomy 28:15)?  Is there something or someone trying to prevent you from obeying God?  Trust in the voice of God.  Stand on the Word of God.  Live by the commands of God.  Serve as a servant of God. Thought to Remember: It is no mistake, It Is The Perfect Will of God!  

Scripture Reading for the Day: 1 Samuel 15:22

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee