There Is None Like The Lord!

December 18th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  So often in our lives, we find ourselves admiring people, places and things.  Our marriages and/or relationships are filled with so much love and trust.  It seems as though the more you are with the person, the harder it is for you to leave their presence.  Maybe its your new car, or your new job, or your new home.  Whatever it may be, you find yourself engulfed in it.  You’re always thinking about it.  There are times you find yourself day-dreaming about it.  You have a hard time imagining life without this person or this thing. Have you been there?  Are you there now?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and set the record straight. My friend, There Is None Like The Lord!  There’s no comparison to the love God has for you.  It matters not how other people, places or things make you feel.  God’s presence, power, love, protection, peace and friendship has no comparison.  No one can compare to Him.  No “idol” can survive His presence.  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.  He is Lord of all!

My brother, my sister, what are you currently faced with today?  What storm have you found yourself in?  Who lied on you?  Who betrayed you?  What trap has satan set for you?  What hurdle do you have in front of you?  What mountain stands between you and God’s promise?  Whatever the case may be, today I come to tell you, There Is None Like The Lord!  What God is able to do for you, no person, place or thing will ever be able to measure up to it.  Stop worrying.  Stop wavering in your faith.  Stop sweating the small stuff.  The Bible declares in Psalms 118:8 - It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.  Point to Remember:  Before you encountered the storm in your life, God already created shelter for you.

Scripture Reading for Today: Psalms 91:1

May God Bless you at Your point of need! 

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Your Grass Is Also Green!

December 17th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever wondered why God continues to use you, even though He knows you have the potential to ruin everything?  Have you ever wondered what God sees in you that sometimes you do not see in yourself?  Have you ever wondered why God refuses to give up on you, even when you desire to give up on yourself?  Have you ever wondered why God continues to make a way of escape for you, even though you continue to put yourself in compromising situations?  So often in our lives, we lose sight of the true love God has for us.  Sometimes we confuse God’s love for us with man’s love for us.  While man may love you, its all conditional.  However, God’s love for us is unconditional (no matter what condition you are in, He still loves you.)

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Do you realize there are people who idolize your life?  They see the car you drive, the home you reside in, the clothes you wear, the salary you make, the spouse on your arm and they want the same thing.  Little do they know, everything that appears good is not always good.  Be careful not to covet your neighbor’s house.  On the outside, their home may appear better than yours but within it may be a den of thieves.  My friend, Your Grass Is Also Green!  For some reason we have this false belief that someone else has something better than us.  Just because their grass appears greener than yours, does not mean your grass is dead … it just needs more water.  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.

My brother, my sister, today’s devotional is not designed to confuse you.  To the contrary, it is designed to make you realize what you have is a blessing.  Sometimes we become so consumed with what “so and so” has until we forget what we have is also a blessing.  Stop living your life through or by someone else.  What God gave you is just as important as what He gave the next person.  Beloved, Your Grass Is Also Green!  The Bible declares in Romans 2:11 - For there is no respect of persons with God.  As today unfolds, take the time to evaluate all the many things God has entrusted to you.  Think about the things you begged for and received.  Think about the things you wanted so bad and now you complain about.  Allow me to ask you, has the blessing lost its importance or have you lost yours?

Scripture Reading for Today: 2 Corinthians 1:20

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Will You Stand?

December 16th, 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, as I was sitting at the computer hearing from the Lord about several matters, He asked me a very important question.  After answering the question, I was charged with posing the same question to you.  Do you realize we spend so much of our days and nights attempting to please people who will never like us?  Whether you accept the fact or not, there are some people who dislike you and would love to see you fall.  No matter what they do or how they do it, you must still press forward.  Now, having said that, the question today is …

Will You Stand For God In 2015?

Even when no one else will stand with you.  Even when satan sends attacks from every side?  Even when you cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel?  Even when threats are sent against you.  Will you say, “YES?”

Scripture Reading for Today: I Thessalonians 5:16

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Always Keep A Smile on Your Face!

December 15th, 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 want to take this time and offer one simple suggestion.  As the day unfolds, …

  • There will be hurdles to leap over
  • There will be obstacles to overcome
  • There will be co-workers to deal with
  • There will be attacks to deal with
  • There will be lies told to tear you down
  • There will be gossip sent to pollute you
  • There will be rumors sent to distract you
  • There will be traps set to destroy you
  • There will be mountains to climb
  • There will be tears to wipe away
  • There will be e-mails to disregard

In spite of all that takes place today, I encourage you to …

Always Keep A Smile on Your Face!

Your ability to smile when everything seems out of control sends a message to God that you trust Him and sends a message to satan that you will not give up.

Scripture Reading for Today: 1 Thessalonians 5:18

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

All You Do Should Be For God’s Glory!

December 12th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever met someone who acted as if the world could not function without them?  Their attitude was nasty.  You could barely hold a conversation with them.  No matter what efforts you made to develop a camaraderie, this person made it almost impossible for you to coexist with them.  Do you know someone or know of someone who treats everyone as if their less than them?  Whatever you have, they make sure you know they had it first or what they have is better.  This person is stuck on ’self!’  Their comfort comes in knowing what they have no one else does.  Isn’t it amazing to see or meet people who act as if what they have came without God’s help?  Just selfish for no reason.

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, All You Do Should Be For God’s Glory!  No matter how people speak about me, I understand it is all possible because of who God is.  Be careful not to behave as if God needs you.  While God does use us, He could always find someone else to do what it is you currently do now.  We all can be replaced.  The Bible declares in Proverbs 16:18 - Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.  Child of God, beware of people who are stuck on themselves.  According to scripture, this person’s steps are numbered.  God will never bless you with anything unless He is assured glory and credit will be given unto Him.

My brother, my sister, what are you praying for?  What have you been asking God to do in your life?  What are your motives?  Is your request surrounded around your ego?  Will the Lord receive any recognition?  Many people pray with ulterior motives.  They sound so sincere to the natural ear, but the Lord discerns the intents of their heart (Hebrews 4:12).  Beloved, All You Do Should Be For God’s Glory!  The Bible declares in Proverbs 18:12 - Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.  Could it be possible that what you are asking God for is only for your gain and no one else’s?  Just think about it!  As you go forth today, make sure you give glory, honor and praise to the rightful owner … Almighty God.

Scripture Reading for Today: Proverbs 6:16-19

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

You Are A Winner!

December 11th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever experienced spiritual warfare?  I am not talking about an occasional lie being told or someone giving you a mean stare during church service.  I wonder have you ever experienced true demonic warfare where everywhere you turn the devil is attacking?  It is amazing to think how much the devil hates us.  When we were living for him (before confessing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior), he never caused us any problems.  As soon as you committed your life to the things of God all “hell” broke out.  Do you realize many people are enduring spiritual warfare but their focused on the wrong enemy?  You are not my enemy … satan is!

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  No matter how anointed you proclaim to be, each of us are on satan’s hit list.  The day you said, “Yes” to the Will of God, your name was written on his list.  From that day, forward, he has become determined to destroy you and everything connected to you.  In spite of what some people may say, hell is real and so is the devil.  However, my friend, You Are A Winner!  When Jesus went to the cross, suffered, bled, died, and resurrected our victory was won.  However, until the body of Christ begins to walk in the victory Christ won for us, we will continue to operate with a defeated mindset.  The Bible declares in Philippians 2:9-11 - Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 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.

My brother, my sister, stop fighting your co-workers.  Stop fighting your family members and your friends.  While they can be used as tools of the devil, the true source behind all demonic warfare is satan himself.  he is our enemy, not momma.  For far too long, the enemy has caused the body of Christ to fight each other.  How can a body function properly when there’s warring within?  Today is the day that each of us refocus ourselves on the things of God.  Beloved, You Are A Winner!  The church you attend does not make you a winner.  The car you drive, the clothes you wear or the people you know do not make you a winner.  Your ‘winner’ status comes because of the awesome work Jesus Christ has done.  The Bible declares in John 15:13 - Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Scripture Reading for Today: 1 Corinthians 15:51-58

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Even When You Fall, You Can Get Back Up!

December 10th, 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, each and everyday we experience challenges.  No matter who you are or what you think you have, each of us will have our moments.  While it may be very difficult to be ready when the attacks arise, it is our duty to be prepared.  Have you ever noticed how the devil usually waits until you are at a low point before he begins to attack you?  When you are on the mountain top, he limits the attacks.  It is during the valley experiences that each of us endure his greatest ambush.  When we are vulnerable, he is cunning.  When we are weary, he is deceiving.  Be very careful to always guard your spirit from the subtle deceit of the enemy.

My friend, have you ever declared you would never do something but found yourself doing it?  Have you ever convicted someone else for doing something and later you commit the same act?  Do you realize none of us are perfect?  Just because you are not behaving in that manner does not mean you do not have the potential to.  The Bible declares in Romans 7:18-21 - For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. 19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. 20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 21 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.  Paul, an apostle of Jesus and writer of 1/3 of the New Testament, informs us that even when you want to do good, evil is always present.

Beloved, today I came to tell you ..

Even When You Fall,

You Can Get Back Up!

No matter what the devil tells you, restoration is available unto you.  GET UP NOW!

Scripture Reading for Today: Proverbs 24:16-17

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

In The Beginning God …

December 9th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  So often in our lives, we wonder where is God?  What is He doing?  Why hasn’t He responded to me?  Is He mad at me?  Is He up to something?  We find ourselves surrounded by unfamiliar and uncomfortable circumstances.  Everywhere you look, there seems to be an attack arising.  Whether its on your job, in your finances, in your marriage, with your children, in your ministry, your home or even in your faith.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and strengthen you in the Lord.  No matter what you find yourself [currently] in, God is much bigger and greater than it.  My friend, In The Beginning God …  This means, before your problem, your storm, your dilemma, arose, God was already there.  Before you realized there was something wrong, God was present.  Before you cried out to Him, He responded with a way of escape.  The Bible declares in Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created … Whatever you are faced with today, God has already created a means of escape and/or protection.

My brother, my sister, God has not forgotten you.  He hears each prayer you pray.  He wipes every tear your release.  What makes you think He has disappeared?  The Bible declares in Hebrews 13:5 - Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.  Relax, God is in control.  Point to Remember:  If He was God enough then, He is God enough now! 

Scripture Reading for Today: Psalm 118:8

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

God Can and God Will!

December 8th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Was last week challenging for you?  Did you deal with more last week than ever before?  So often in our lives, we find ourselves in uncomfortable places.  We are surrounded by people who will do or say anything to get ahead.  As you sit back and observe their behavior you wonder how someone could do those things and/or why would someone do those things.  Because you will not go to the extent they will, others ridicule you.  Because you will not “brown nose” others consider you crazy.  Because you have biblical morals you will not break or compromise, others label you “too holy!”  Have you been there?  Are you there now? 

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Do you feel sometimes like you are in a “bucket” full of crabs?  People are always clawing at you.  The more you do, the more they attack.  Your ideas have been stolen.  The promotion you sought after has been awarded to someone else.  My friend, during that time in your life, understand God Can and God Will!  He can and He will take care of you.  No matter what man says, does or attempts to do, God will still take care of you.  The Bible declares in Isaiah 59:19 - … When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.  Do not forget you are under the protection of your Father.  The Bible declares in Ephesians 6:13-14 - … having done all, to stand.  14Stand therefore, …

My brother, my sister, when your co-workers attempt to destroy you, stand still and know, God Can and God Will!  When foolishness arises at church, be comforted in knowing, God Can and God Will!  When your marriage or home is under attack, be encouraged, God Can and God Will!  When money is low and bills are stacked high, rest assure, God Can and God Will!  No matter how awful things appear, you can find comfort in knowing God has never lost a case.  Point to Remember: God Can and God Will be whatever you need Him to be!  

Scripture Reading for the Day: Hebrews 11:6 

May God Bless you at Your point of need! 

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Stop Letting People Put Trash In You!

December 5th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  When you went to bad last night do you remember what you were thinking about?  When you woke up this morning do you remember the first thoughts to enter your mind?  As you were getting dressed this morning do you remember what you were thinking about?  As you were headed to work or school do you remember what was running through your head?  Now that you are at work, home or at school what are you thinking about now?  I have learned that often times we spend much of our awakening moments thinking about things we cannot change.  We worry ourselves to sleep and wake up the next day still worrying.  Whether you realize it or not, your worrying has not brought you any closer to resolving the matter.

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  It amazes me to see how people spend their days.  We spend money on things we do not need to impress people we do not like (or do not like us.)  We invest in conversations hoping to learn the latest gossip (we call it “news”) about someone.  How often do you build up your spirit in a 24-hour period?  How often do you spend time in your Bible learning more about the Lord and His plans for your life?  Do you realize there are conversations we should ignore, people we should avoid and things we should destroy?  Yes it is true some people want to see you prosper, but it is also true that some people would love to see you fall.  My friend, Stop Letting People Put Trash In You!  The Bible declares in Joshua 24:23- Now therefore put away, said he, the strange gods which are among you, and incline your heart unto the LORD God of Israel.

My brother, my sister, today it is time for you to spend less time on unproductive things and more time on the things of God.  It is time for you to stop co-workers, family members and friends from running to you with the latest gossip (or it is time for you to stop running to them with the latest.)  It is time for you to put on the Lord Jesus (Romans 13:14).  Child of God, you are God’s child everyday not just on Sunday!  Now is the time to act like it.  Beloved, Stop Letting People Put Trash In You!  The Bible declares in 2 Corinthians 6:17 - Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

Scripture Reading for Today: Jeremiah 4:4

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee