Open Your Mouth And Encourage Someone!

August 22nd, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  I want you to know God loves and adores you.  I want you to know I appreciate you.  I want you to know your efforts have not been overlooked.  I want you to know you really do make a difference.  I want you to know I thank God for you.  So often in life, we go each and every day without ever hearing words of encouragement or kindness.  We give so much of ourselves to people without ever receiving a simple ‘thank you.’  There are times when you find yourself so discouraged with life and how it has treated you.  You want to throw in the towel.  You want to give in.  It is during these times when you need to hear how valuable you are to the body of Christ.  Please forgive me for ever overlooking your value.

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, how does it make you feel to know I appreciate what you do for the body of Christ?  How does it make you feel when you think about your value?  The joy you feel within is the same joy your neighbor can experience if you make it a point to encourage someone else.  We all need to hear and know we are appreciated.  Tell the people around you how blessed you are to have them.  Tell your family members how great it is to be with them.  Do you realize tomorrow is not a guarantee?  All we have is right now.  Do not put off for tomorrow what you can do and say to someone today. Open Your Mouth And Encourage Someone!  The Bible declares in Proverbs 18:21 - Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. 

My brother, my sister, do not allow another day to go by without encouraging someone.  Understand this, if you sow encouragement today, during the times when you need it you can expect to reap it.  Beloved, we never know what the people around us are enduring.  So often we think we know it but we really do not.  We only know what they allow us to know.  Some people have suicidal thoughts run through their minds.  Some people battle low self-esteem.  Some people walk the floors at night worrying about everything.  Open Your Mouth And Encourage Someone!  The Bible declares in Galatians 6:7 - Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.  Prayer for Today: Father, thank You for always being there for me. Lord help me encourage those around me each and every day.  In the name of Jesus … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: Philippians 4:7

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Do Not Allow People’s …

August 21st, 2014

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, so often we allow what people say and think of us to hinder the assignment God has placed on our lives.  We spend hours, days, weeks, months and years trying our best to make everyone around us approve who we are.  We do not feel important unless our loved ones give us the nod of approval.  Do you realize God’s assignment for your life has been stamped and approved by Himself?  His approval is all you need to succeed.  People’s opinions will change as the seasons change.  Today they may dislike you and tomorrow they may flock toward you.

Beloved, the Bible declares in Psalms 118:8 - It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.  I understand you want to be liked and loved by everyone, but you must proceed in obedience to God whether they agree with you or not.  For today, I have been given strict instructions to share.  While riding in the car recently, the Holy Spirit told me to tell you …

Do Not Allow People’s

Opinions To Hinder

Your Progress!

Prayer for Today: Father, please help me to proceed forward, no matter what people say or think about me.  In the name of Jesus … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: Proverbs 3:26

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Title Seeker or God Pleaser?

August 20th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever known someone who always wanted to be in the spotlight?  No matter what the occasion pertained to, this person had to be in the limelight.  Even if it meant hurting someone, this person would do whatever it took to be seen and heard.  Have you ever had to work with a person like this?  Maybe at church or at work.  This person would allow you to do all the work but they wanted all the credit.  For some reason, this person has the strange idea that always being out front is wonderful.  Do you realize being placed before the people requires a great responsibility … especially when you are doing it for the Lord?  Fasting, praying, obeying, trusting, seeking, denying, are requirements.

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, are you a Title Seeker or God Pleaser?  When people ask for your assistance, do you offer it because you love the Lord or because you desire to be seen?  Is your heart yearning to please the Lord or gather as many titles as possible?  Many times in life, people will cut you at the throat just to have the opportunity of being out front.  Whatever it takes, their going to do it.  Lie, cheat, deceive, manipulate, scam, compromise, whatever it takes.  The Bible declares in Matthew 6:5And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.  As much as I love ministering to God’s people, it will never measure up to how much I love the Lord.

My brother, my sister, what about you?  Are you a Title Seeker or God Pleaser?  When people evaluate your ministry, can they tell you desire to please the Lord?  Can they see your zeal for the Lord Jesus Christ?  Are you in it for the money or the ministry?  Are you easily angered when someone does not call you by your title?  Beloved, do you realize when we get to Heaven, our titles will remain here on earth?  God will not say, “Pastor such and such, enter in.”  No, no, no!  According to Matthew 25:21 - His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.  Today, check your motives.  Evaluate yourself.  Can you be effective for the glory of God with or without the title?  Prayer for Today: Father, allow my heart to always desire to please you and not seek titles and positions.  In the name of Jesus … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: Luke 13:27

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Don’t Fuss Just Trust!

August 19th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever found yourself arguing with people about what the Lord told you to do?  For some reason you felt the need to run and tell everyone.  In doing so you have now run into people who do not understand what you are talking about or they do not believe God really said it.  In stead of you operating in obedience, you spend every waking moment trying to make your peers grasp what the Lord specifically said to you.  Do you realize everyone will not understand?  Do you understand where God plans to take you everyone cannot go on the ride?  Do you realize your current friends may not be your future friends?  Truthfully speaking, when the Lord begins to move heavily in His children’s lives, moving and shaking takes place.  Have you ever been there?  Are you there now?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.   My friend, Don’t Fuss Just Trust!  Stop getting upset with people because they do not believe what the Lord said to you.  Stop spending so much time chasing people down to get them onboard.  If you begin to obey the Word God spoke into your spirit, the people who doubt today will eventually believe tomorrow.  Many people will not believe until they see you bear fruit.  The Bible declares in John 15:5 - I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.  The Word of God spoken to you will always produce what man said it could not.  People will initially doubt you and your ability to hear from the Lord clearly.  They will look you up and down and wonder how or why God would want to speak to you.  In spite of it all, you are charged to operate according to the Word God spoke to you.

My brother, my sister, Don’t Fuss Just Trust!  Do not argue any longer but place your trust in our Master’s hand.  If God spoke a Word into your hearing, He made no mistake in doing it.  He knew who He was talking to when He did it.  Man may not believe, … so what!  Family members may question your hearing ability, … so what!  You must trust in the Lord and what He said.  The Bible declares in Psalms 118:8 - It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.  Beloved, I believe God is still speaking to His people.  I believe God can speak a Word to you.  But even if I do not believe, you must believe.  Go forth and obey what thus said the Lord.  Prayer for Today: Father, I vow to trust in what you spoke for me to do.  In the name of Jesus … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: John 15:16

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Never Forget About The Cross!

August 18th, 2014

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, …

  • No matter what you go through in life.
  • No matter how many friends you make or lose.
  • No matter how many degrees you achieve or promotions you experience.
  • No matter how much the crowd cheers your name.
  • No matter how successful America makes you feel.
  • No matter how much money you have stored away in savings, IRAs, mutual funds or stocks.
  • No matter how anointed you think you are
  • No matter who brags on you or your abilities.
  • No matter what church you attend or who your Pastor may be.
  • No matter what storms you overcome or mountains you climb.

In spite of all these things, beloved. whatever you do, …

Never Forget About The Cross!

All that you have, all that you will have, all that you desire to have, are made possible because our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ suffered, bled and died for us.  Its the Cross that makes the difference in each of our lives.  It all starts with Jesus’ love for us.

Scripture Reading for Today: Romans 5:8

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

God’s Love is Unconditional!

August 15th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  You know God is so faithful to each one of us.  In spite of our unfaithfulness toward Him, He always remains faithful to each one of us.  Think about the many mistakes you have made.  Think about the sins you have committed.  Think about the places you were, the people you were with and the things you were doing.  We never deserved the Lord’s love or grace.  We were consciously doing wrong, but He still spared our lives.  He still forgave us.  He still pardoned our sins.  Have you ever known someone who loved to bring up your past?  Every chance (s)he had, (s)he would tell everyone about the things you use to do, the places you use to visit and the people you use to hang with.  This is a person who fails to realize the blood of Jesus has remitted all your sins … not some. 

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  There will be times when we wonder if anyone understands what we are going through.  There will be times when we question the love and friendship of our peers.  There will be times when we wonder how genuine the people around us really are.  While these times will come, never question how much the Lord really loves you.  My friend, God’s Love is Unconditional!  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.  Outside of the Lord, who else do you know would give their only son to die for you?  Who do you know would give their own life for you?  This love of God’s cannot be compared to anything or anyone.  Do you realize God gave Jesus to endure the cross for a people (you and me) that did not deserve it?

My brother, my sister, why are you acting like you deserved a second chance?  Why are you acting so self-righteous?  Why are you behaving proud and boastful?  We do not deserve what the Lord sacrificed for us, but He did it anyway.  Beloved, God’s Love is Unconditional!  Unconditional means in spite of the condition things will not change.  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.  Man’s love for us is based on conditions.  The conditions have to be right and remain right in order for them to love you.  God’s love does not change even when the conditions change.  You may wander away from Him, but when you sincerely cry out to Him you will find that same love restoring you again.  Prayer for Today: Father, thank You for Your unconditional love toward me.  I have not always been faithful, but You have.  I Love You because You first loved me.  In the name of Jesus … Amen! 

Scripture Reading for Today: 1 John 4:12

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Faithful God vs. Fake Friends!

August 14th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever committed your life to helping other people?  No matter how extensive the request was, you did whatever you could do to help them.  Many times you sacrificed and went without in order for someone else to have.  How does it make you feel when people turn and question your motives?  Because of your love for the Lord Jesus Christ, you face more attacks than ever before.  Never would you have imagined your family and friends would turn on you.  Never would you have guessed people who smiled in your face were the same people attempting to destroy you.  One of the hardest things to overcome in our walk with the Lord is attacks from our brothers and sisters in Christ.  Its one thing to be attacked by worldly people, but it is something different when a fellow laborer of the Gospel sends out an attack against you.

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  When the Lord dropped this devotional in my spirit, I began to think of all the people and things I had to fight off because of jealousy.  I never imagined so many people would dislike me because I have committed to living my life for the Lord Jesus Christ.  Do you realize this will happen to you as well?  It makes no difference if your ministry causes you to stand in front of the people or work behind the scene.  Attacks will come your way.  You often wonder why are people jealous of “little o’ me?”  Always know this: The anointing that rest on your life is what brings hatred … not you!  My friend, I would rather have a Faithful God vs. Fake Friends!  The Bible declares in Lamentations 3:22 - It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.  

My brother, my sister, there are times when you feel alone throughout this journey.  You often wonder if anyone understands you or what it is you are enduring.  They think they know you, but they really do not.  On the outside you are smiling, but within you are breaking down.  You love everyone, but for some reason people do not feel the same way about you.  Have you ever been there?  Are you there now?  You act like it does not bother you, but within it hurts.  You have the mask over your face acting tougher than you really are.  Beloved, at some point in your life you must desire a Faithful God vs. Fake Friends!  I know you hate being alone, but with the Lord Jesus Christ you always have a present help.  The Bible declares in Psalms 46:1- God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Understand, you have a faithful God, … so why are you settling for fake friends? 

Scripture Reading for Today: Proverbs 18:24

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Trust God To Do The Unexpected!

August 13th, 2014

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 been sent to speak this word of hope into your life.  No matter where you are in your life, the Holy Spirit has instructed me to tell you:

Trust God To Do The Unexpected!

Scripture Reading for Today: Psalm 118:8

May God Bless you at Your point of need! 

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

You Are The Righteousness of God!

August 12th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  There are times in each of our lives when we find ourselves in the middle of a dilemma.  There’s pressure coming from both sides.  No matter what you decide to do someone will be upset with you.  While you desire to please everyone you know it is impossible.  The person on the right expects you to take their side.  The person on your left is convinced you will take their side.  What do you do?  Have you ever found yourself in this position? Maybe you are stuck between a spouse and your family.  Maybe it is your job and your joy?  Could it be your vision and your doubters.  While everyone reading this may not be in the middle of a dilemma, rest assure you will experience it.  The more your strive to be like Jesus Christ, the more you will experience attacks.  Keep striving!

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  The attacks will come from people, places and things.  Before you committed your life and heart to the Lord, there were no pressures.  Everyone was pleased with you.  They knew what to expect from you and when to expect it.  You were systematic in whatever you did.  Now, that you operate in obedience and in faith, people always want to talk about you.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?  My friend, come what may … You Are The Righteousness of God!  The Bible declares in 2 Corinthians 5:21 - For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.  In being the righteousness of God, you must be able to make righteous decisions without worrying about your reputation.  You must be able to stand for and on the Word of God no matter what people say about you.  You must be trustworthy and full of integrity.

My brother, my sister, many people claim to be God’s child, but their daily walk does not compliment their words.  To be righteous is a lifestyle not a Sunday morning performance.  This must be you and you must be it.  Wherever you go, people should notice something different about you.  You should never lead the gossip in your office and then want to quote scriptures.  Beloved, You Are The Righteousness of God!  There are certain things you cannot nor should not be doing.  The Bible declares in 1 John 4:17 - Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.  As you go today, make sure you are speaking and living the same thing … Christ!  Prayer for Today: Father, help us remain righteous before you.  In the name of Jesus … Amen!   

Scripture Reading for Today: 2 Corinthians 5:17

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Assignment From Hell

August 11th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever wondered if the people around you really were for you?  While everything is going good in your life, the surroundings appear stable.  No sight of any storms, no threats of turbulence, no severe wind blowing your way.  Everyone appears legit.  But are they really?  Have you ever worked alongside someone for years and you still discern deceit and manipulation?  Yes they are a Christian, but there’s more.  Yes this person appears friendly, but you have seen and experienced their other side.  Have you ever befriended someone who appeared genuine but now you are seeing attributes from him/her that were not there before?  Out of no where this person has become someone different.  One minute (s)he is laughing and joking, but the next minute (s)he is angry and making threats.  Have you been there?  Are you there now? 

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, many people can see what the Lord desires to do in your life.  They recognize the anointing resting heavily upon you.  Just as people notice it, so does the devil.  he sees it and he hates it.  Having said this, you must be careful who you allow in your inner circle.  While we are commissioned to love everyone, we are not charged to hang with everyone.  Some people are on an Assignment From Hell!  They have been sent to destroy you.  The Bible declares in Luke 22:31 - And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:  The devil himself has sent people, places and things against you.  It is not a coincidence that people act evil toward you.  No, no, no, this is all apart of the enemy’s plan.  he hates God and with that hate he desires to kill all God’s children … which includes you!

My brother, my sister, beware of the people who are on an Assignment From Hell!  These people are determined to see you fall.  Yes, these people even reside in the church.  Yes, these people even reside in your family.  When God blesses you, watch the reactions you receive from others.  Their reactions can reveal to you if their demonically influenced.  No Child of God should be jealous of another Child of God being blessed.  

Scripture Reading for Today: Revelation 20:10

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee