Jesus Loves You

April 24th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Today, I have been commissioned to come and start your day out on the right note.  Beloved,

JESUS LOVES YOU!

Now go and have a great day in the Lord!

Scripture Reading for Today: John 3:16-17, Romans 5:8

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Walk In The Victory … Its Yours!

April 23rd, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  My brother, my sister, are you living a defeated life?  Are you operating with a defeated mindset?  Are you behaving with a defeated demeanor?  Have you given up on the one thing God said was yours?  Have you allowed your current situations to cause frustration and anger to consume your beliefs?  Have you surrendered to the enemy when God told you he was a defeated foe?  Are you walking and working with a defeated disposition?  Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  I have been charged to tell you one thing.  Beloved,

Walk In The Victory … Its Yours! 

It makes no sense if we sing about victory but live a defeated life.  You are the victor not the victim.  ACT LIKE IT … IN JESUS NAME! 

Scripture Reading for Today: 1 Corinthians 15:57, 1 John 5:4, Revelation 15:2 & Matthew 28:18

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Who Are You Listening To?

April 22nd, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever experienced a trying time in your life and everyone wanted to give you advice?  Whether they knew everything or not, they were very eager to offer their opinion.  Whether their opinion differs from the Word of God or not, they still desire to tell you what to do, when to do it, how to do it and what they would do if it were them.  Be careful about who you have in your ear.  Have you ever had family and friends try to tell you how you should approach a certain situation?  Understand, some of their advice is beneficial but some of it is not.  You must make sure you do not allow people to push you or advise you away from the Lord.  Always know this: People are quick to give you advice when they see you in a dilemma but they are usually slow to receive advice when they experience the same dilemma.  Do you know someone like this?  Are you this person? 

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, Who Are You Listening To?  Who are you taking advice from?  Who do you run to for instructions and guidance?  Do you realize if you depend upon anyone else more than God, that person becomes your god?  I am not attempting to discourage you from taking advice from loved ones around you.  That is not the intent of today’s devotional.  The purpose is for you to be aware of the advice given and make sure it is complimenting the Word of God.  When people attempt to advise you, can you hear God in their voice?  The Bible declares in John 10:27 - My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me:  There are times when God will send people to offer you sound advice and Godly instructions.  These are the people sent to help you along the way.  But there are also times when satan will send people to speak death, discouragement, confusion and frustration into your ears.  These are the people you avoid at any cost.

My brother, my sister, Who Are You Listening To?  Do you realize God has a special anointing on your life?  Do you realize satan would do anything to keep you from walking in the fullness of God?  Do you realize there are people who are determined to destroy you?  Be not deceived by people’s smiles and “Christian” hugs.  The enemy knows how to disguise himself to look saved, act saved, sound saved and walk saved.  The Bible declares in Matthew 7:15 - Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.  Beloved, ask God to increase your spiritual discernment.  You are on an assignment for the Lord.  Everyone cannot handle how God is using you.  BEWARE CHILD OF GOD … BEWARE.  Prayer for Today: Father, please increase my discernment that I may be able to see through people and their motives.  Lord, remove from me those who mean me no good.  In the name of Jesus … Amen! 

Scripture Reading for Today: Matthew 10:16

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Give It Back To Him!

April 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, have you taken back what you asked God to take from you?  Have you taken back the same situation or circumstance you laid on the altar?  Have you gone against the promise you made to God?  If you remember, you said, “God if you get me out of this, I promise to never do it again!”  Do you remember saying this?  Are you trying to fix the same situation God asked you to trust Him with?  Are you trying to help God be God?  Have you really surrendered your all to the Lord?  Have you really let go of that person, that place and that thing?  Are you trying to secretly work on the matter as if God cannot nor does not see you?

In life, we know the things we must let go of.  We know God is instructing us to release it to Him.  We know we must lay it at the altar and never return to pick it up again.  Beloved, now that you know, it is time to start doing it.  The Bible declares in 1 Peter 5:7 - Casting all your care upon Him; for he careth for you.  My friend, today, Give It Back To Him!  Give that person, place or thing back to the Lord.  You cannot fix this.  You have tried it your way for far too long.  God is asking for you to release it to Him and trust that He will work it.  In your eyes, things appear real horrible.  You cannot see how things will get better for you and your family.  Right now everything seems hopeless.  This is the reason God is asking you to cast your cares on Him.  The way you see the matter and the way God sees it is totally different.  You see it as over, but God sees it just beginning.  You see it as defeat, but God sees it as victory.  You see it as bondage, but God sees it as liberty. 

Today, whatever the situation is or whomever you are trying to change, Give It Back To Him!  The Bible declares in Isaiah 55:8-11 - For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.  9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.  My Prayer for You: Father, I pray for the recipient of this devotional.  Whatever (s)he is holding onto that You are asking them to give up, I pray (s)he will obey You and trust in Your word.  In the name of Jesus … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: Proverbs 23:26

May God Bless you at Your point of need! 

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Word for the Weekend (April 19-20, 2014)

April 19th, 2014

Matthew 28:6 (NLT) - He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.

Point to Remember: There are some who do not believe in Jesus Christ. They do not believe He ever lived. They do not believe He ever died on the Cross. They do not believe He rose from the grave on that third day morning with all power. They do not believe. However, you believe because you know the mighty things that have been done in your life have been done by Someone mightier and greater than you. Some mock the Cross, while we reverence what IT represents. Some have turned their backs on the notion that He rose from the grave, while we celebrate that the grave is empty. Beloved, you do not have to defend the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus. An empty grave speaks for itself. (SN: Until the doubters can lead you to His physical body, stop wondering if they are right in their criticisms.)

What Will You Do This Time?

April 18th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever found yourself faced with making tough decisions?  You knew what you needed to do but the decision would not be favorable for everyone.  It is not that you do not love the person, but you know the decision is necessary.  You know God is requiring for you to make this decision.  For far too long you have operated according to your own will and agenda.  You have done whatever you wanted, whenever you wanted to do it.  But now God has placed you in front of two wills … Yours or His!  What will you do?  How will you respond?  Have you ever found yourself faced with life’s roller-coaster?  Yesterday things seemed smooth and straight, but this morning things appear rocky and out of control.  You do not know what went wrong.  Everyone was smiling in your face yesterday, but today you are looking at the same faces with different expressions.  Have you been there?  Are you there now? 

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Have you ever been at the strategic inflection point?  This is the point when you can no longer continue on the straight and comfortable path.  You must now decide if you will go left or right.  This is the sign you see when driving in your car.  It is the sign you see when the road you are traveling on comes to an end and ahead you see the sign indicating left or right turn (no longer can you travel straight.)  This same sign is in front of you today.  My friend, What Will You Do This Time?  The Bible declares in Joshua 24:15 - And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.  Today you must make a decision that will literally impact your home.  You must make a decision that will cause the plan of satan to be canceled.  Do you realize he is trying to destroy you, your marriage, your children and anyone else connected with you.? 

My brother, my sister, What Will You Do This Time?  How will you respond to this challenge?  How will you respond to this dilemma?  The Bible declares in Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.  You have tried things your way for far too long.  You have trusted in your own abilities and skills for far too long.  After all you have done, do you realize it is not working?  You must depend on God.  He wants you to depend on Him.  He deserves your dependence.  Your marriage is not over, it just requires God’s intervention.  Your children shall not fall into the enemy’s trap or plan, you just need to allow God to step in.  Your finances can get better, but you must obey the instructions God lays out for you and your home.  Beloved, What Will You Do This Time?  You tried it your way before, now try God’s way.  Prayer for Today: Father, I have tried my way for far too long.  Today, I ask that Your will be done.  In the name of Jesus … Amen!  

Scripture Reading for Today: Matthew 6:33

May God Bless you at Your point of need! 

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

You Are Not The Only One

April 17th, 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, you are not the only person who has ever sinned.  You are not the only person that repeated the same mistakes over and over again.  You are not the only person who had a heart to do right but your actions did wrong.  You are not the only person to go off on someone at work, home, church, in the store, bank or in traffic.  You are not the only one the world said, “would never be anything!”  You are not the only one who has faced great opposition from every angle.  You are not the only one to cry all night long.  You are not the only one to scream for help.  You are not the only one to feel alone in this crowded world.  You are not the only one who feels head over heels in debt.  You are not the only one who worries about their bills each month.  You are not the only one who wonders if life will ever get better. 

My friend, through all that you have been through in life, I want to tell you one important thing (that you may have forgotten about.)

GOD STILL LOVES YOU! 

You are not the only one God sent His son (Jesus) to die in place of, but you are one of them.  You are not the only one God can and will forgive, but you are one of them.  You are not the only one who has a purpose-filled life, but you are one of them.  You are not the only one God desires to use for His glory, but you are one of them. 

Scripture Reading for Today: Romans 5:8 & Mark 10:45 

May God Bless you at Your point of need! 

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

When Your Promise Appears Threatened?

April 16th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Has God ever promised you something that dropped you to your knees in worship?  Has God ever promised you something that others tried their best to destroy or prevent from happening?  Has God ever promised to take you somewhere you know man could never take you?  Has God ever promised you something that your current bank statement did not compliment?  Has God ever promised you something that made you question if He really said it or not?  Has God ever promised you something that your current living conditions did not agree with?  Has God ever promised you something that your level of education did not compare with?  Has God ever promised you something that eyes have not seen nor ears have not heard?  If He has …

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, what do you do When Your Promise Appears Threatened?  What do you do when people tell you it will never come to pass?  What do you do when everything around you appears to be going in the opposite direction of the promise?  What do you do when no one seems to believe in you or the promise?  During this time, there are two things you must always do.  Number one: you must always remember Who made the promise.  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.  If God made a promise to you, bank on it.  It shall not nor will not fail.  The Lord does not make any promises He cannot nor will not keep.  It does not matter who believes as long as you believe He will do it.  People will doubt when they see nothing happening, but they will come back and celebrate after it has come to pass.  Beware of people who are quick to doubt and walk away from you.

My brother, my sister, what do you do When Your Promise Appears Threatened? Number two: you must always remind yourself of the promise He made you.  Never expect other people to encourage you along the way.  If they do that is great.  But if you always expect it from them, you may become sorely disappointed.  Learn to encourage yourself in the Lord.  Sometimes people cannot encourage themselves, therefore it is difficult for them to encourage you.  The Bible declares in Hebrews 10:36 - For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.  There’s never a question of, can God do it but when will God do it?  No matter if others walk away in disbelief always remind yourself of the promise and Who made it.  Prayer for Today: Father, there is no lying in You.  Therefore, whatever You promise it shall come to pass.  In the name of Jesus … Amen! 

Scripture Reading for Today: Numbers 23:19 

May God Bless you at Your point of need! 

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Just Before Your Breakdown …

April 15th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever found yourself on the verge of giving up?  Things have become more than you are willing to handle.  Things have become more than you feel you can bear.  You have tried everything and everyone but to no avail.  Have you ever prayed for a better tomorrow but it seemed the same as yesterday?  You hoped a good night sleep would cause the problems to disappear, but when you woke up the next morning, there was the same problem waiting on you.  You found yourself reaching for the bottle of alcohol or the bag of drugs.  Someone told you that was the answer.  Do you realize alcohol and drugs only relieves you of the problem temporarily?  God is not a temporary God.  He desires to give you permanent relief.

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, Just Before Your Breakdown … God will send a breakthrough.  He knows when to step in and He knows how to step in.  He knows how much you can handle and He knows when the load has become to much for you to bear.  He knows everything about you.  Have you ever found yourself saying, “if one more thing goes wrong I am going to scream?”  The Lord knows how you feel.  It is not a coincident that God intervenes just when you needed Him the most.  The Bible declares in Psalms 46:1 - God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  If you can ever hold on, you can and will see the manifestation of God’s power.  The Lord is not worried about the size of your circumstance.  In the words of Bishop TD Jakes, “stop telling God about your problems, and start telling your problems about your God!” 

My brother, my sister, what are you dealing with today?  What matter kept you walking the floors last night?  What dilemma causes you to toss and turn each day?  Do you realize this is not the Lord’s will for your life (Psalms 121:4)?  God desires for His children to have peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7).  Yes there will be challenges along the way, but God will not suffer your foot to be moved (Psalms 121:3).  Beloved, Just Before Your Breakdown … God will send a breakthrough.  Just when the enemy tells you to curse God and die, the Lord will step in.  Just when friends and family walk away in doubt, the Lord will step in.  Just when the bank says no, the Lord will step in.  Just when tuition is due but money is low, the Lord will step in.  Just when everyone has forgotten about you, the Lord will step in.  Do not breakdown … breakthrough!  Prayer For Today: Father, please give me the strength to hold on and hold out!  In the name of Jesus … Amen!

 Scripture Reading for Today: Isaiah 40:31

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

There Is Still Hope!

April 14th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Many times in life, we find ourselves rebounding from the mistakes we said we would never make again.  The places we said we would never go again, we find ourselves there.  The people we said we would never hang around again, we find ourselves around them.  The things we said we would never do again, we find ourselves doing.  In the beginning you were very sincere when you made the committment.  You had every intent on fulfilling the promise(s) you made.  Somewhere along the way, you either fell away from your word or you just totally ignored it.  Whatever it was, you found yourself back to square one … again.  A repeated cycle.  A repeated mess.  A repeated relationship.  A repeated promise.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  It can be very frustrating when you find yourself doing the same things over and over and over again.  Just like a hamster on a wheel, you are just running in place.  You are tired as a result of it, but you soon realize no progress was ever made.  You thought things were looking better, but out of nowhere things changed.  With one step forward, life knocked you back two to three steps.  My friend, There Is Still Hope!  In everything we experience in life, God desires for us to realize there is hope for better days.  Each day you wake to see a new day, is a another day God is trying to show you He is still in control.  The Bible declares in Romans 8:24 - For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?  Yes things appear dark all around you.  Yes many people have counted you out.  Yes you want to give up on yourself and life.  Yes you wish you could stay in bed all day.  However, you know you must face today. 

My brother, my sister, what are you dealing with today?  What situation or dilemma are you stuck dealing with?  What relationship or friendship are you trying to fix today?  The Bible declares in Romans 15:4 - For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Beloved, There Is Still Hope!  There is hope for a turn-around.  There is hope for your current struggle to turn into a peaceful change.  There is hope for all things.  I do not know what you are going through today.  I do not know what causes you to cry.  I do not know the difficulties you experience.  These I do not know.  But I do know God is able to bare your load and mine.  I do know God is concerned about your daily activities.  I do know God can and will console you during your lowest points of life.  I do know God can change your surroundings.  I do know God is able to meet each of your needs without ever running out.  There Is Still Hope!  Do you believe it?  Prayer for Today: Father, You know exactly what I am facing today.  You know the pains and heartaches I bear.  I need Your help today.  Please help me.  In the name of Jesus … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: Romans 15:13 

May God Bless you at Your point of need! 

Minister Darrick D. McGhee