There’s A Praise In You!

May 26th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Are you currently experiencing a challenge in your life that desires to overtake you?  For some apparent reason, you know the situation is greater than you but it cannot overthrow you.  From every angle the attacks are coming but you still remain steadfast and immovable.  The enemy has sent what he could send.  He has thrown what he could throw.  He has said what he could say.  However, everything he has tried have all backfired.  Are you currently enduring pain in your body or confusion in your mind?  You know things will get better soon but right now it appears so far away.  Each day you encourage yourself in the Lord.  You know God will show up at the right time but in your current state things appear out of control.  As the tears lap your face you continuously remind yourself that God would never bring you this far to leave you.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  From the outside looking in, many people wonder how in the world you are still making it.  They know things are not going well (naturally) in your life.  It appears as if your business has been publicly displayed for the world to see.  Everyone is wondering how you are able to stand after everything has been thrown at you.  The questions are mounting against you.  “How are you standing?”  They cannot understand how or why you are still smiling.  My friend, There’s A Praise In You!  There’s an inward praise that controls your outward behavior.  The Bible declares in Psalms 7:17 - I will praise the LORD according to His righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.  After all you have been through you understand praise is the way into the presence of God.  Yes you are aware of the attacks against you.  Yes you see the traps set before you.  Yes you hear the lies and rumors about you.  Be that as it may, you also know God responds to the praises of His people.

My brother, my sister, There’s A Praise In You!  Its a praise that will not allow you to be overtaken by depression and guilt.  Its a praise that rebukes the plots and plans of the enemy.  Its a praise that encourages your spirit.  Its a praise that releases the shackles that once held you bound.  Its a praise that fights off the imps and demons of the adversary.  The Bible declares in Psalms 100:4 - Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.  Beloved, the praise within you has become your weapon against life’s problems and dilemmas.  It has become an offense in the time of spiritual warfare.  Do you not know that God inhabits the praises of His people?  As your day unfolds, never lose sight of the praise within you.  The Bible declares in Psalms 34:1 - I will bless the LORD at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.  Prayer for Today: Father, in the midst of whatever I go through, You have birthed a praise within me.  Thank you for giving me this weapon against the attacks.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!  Until Monday …

Scripture Reading for Today: Psalms 56:4

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

You Are Not Alone!

May 25th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  So often in our lives, we desire for God to use us in mighty ways.  There’s something special about us that will not allow us to sit back and remain passive.  Within you have a burning to walk out the purpose and plan God has ordained for your life.  Your days and nights are spent asking God to show you what He wants from you.  Have you ever had family or friends tell you God could not use you?  For some apparent reason, they believed God could not clean you up.  The more they talked, the more you believed it was possible.  The more they questioned your abilities, the more you assured them it was not about you.  Have you ever had people laugh in your face because what you were believing God for seemed ridiculous?  Since you had enough faith to believe God for it, others mocked and scorned.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  You must understand, when you confess Jesus as your Lord and Savior, the attacks will not decrease.  The enemy will not turn and walk away from you.  The lies and vicious rumors will not diminish.  To be honest with you, all of the things may increase.  You might experience more challenges and assaults.  You might lose more friends and supporters.  You might endure times of loneliness and isolation.  However, in all that you are faced with, be encouraged.  My friend, You Are Not Alone!  You are not facing life alone.  You are not fighting off the enemy’s attacks by yourself.  The Bible declares in Hebrews 13:5 - … for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.  During those times when it feels as if no one cares about you.  Or the times when you feel alone and overlooked.  Or the times when everything around you is chaotic.  Be assured of this one thing: God is ever present in your life.

My brother, my sister, what matter are you faced with this morning?  What challenge or dilemma are you dealing with?  What lie or rumor are you trying to overcome.  You Are Not Alone!  God will never allow anyone or anything to destroy you.  Even when things appear hectic in your life, God is still able to do exceeding abundantly above all you may ask or think (Ephesians 3:20).   Beloved, think about the lonely times in your life.  Think about the times when you wanted to give up but you could not.  Think about the many days you wanted to lay in bed because life was weighing you down.  How did you make it?  How did you overcome?  How did you persevere?  It was through the mighty power of God.  It was by the mercies of God.  The Bible declares in Psalms 46:1 - God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  You are where you are because God would not leave you alone.  Get up and walk in victory.  Prayer for Today: Father, thank You for always being there.  Thank You for being with me when things in my life appeared out of control.  I Love You.  In Jesus’ name … Amen! 

Scripture Reading for Today: Psalms 3

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

He Will Come In If You Invite Him!

May 24th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever been around friends or family members and everything they said was negative?  For some reason, they only had bad things to say or talk about.  These same people claim to be Believers of God but they often contradict themselves by their constant complaining and murmuring.  Have you ever worked around people who spent their lunch break griping about their supervisor or another co-worker?  This person spent an entire hour focusing on one individual.  How is it that we enable others to overtake us in anger?  How is it that we allow our jobs to consume our thoughts?  How is it that we forget God is the same God, no matter where we go?  So often in our lives, we become so preoccupied with the affairs of life until we forget to invite the Lord in.  We must understand while God is every where at the same time (omni-present), He still has an order He follows.  We must invite the Lord in.

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Allow me to explain further.  God does everything decently and in order (1 Corinthians 14:40).  He operates according to the standard He set for the world.  Therefore, the same way we ask God to use us is the same way God is desiring to enter into our daily affairs.  The Bible declares in Revelation 3:20 - Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.  Yes we know God could open the door Himself.  Yes we know God could knock the door down.  Yes we know God could enter without opening or knocking the door down.  However, that is not what the Lord will do.  There’s a responsibility we must uphold.  My friend, He Will Come In If You Invite Him!  Do not wait until things are going wrong in your life before you ask God to intervene.  Do not wait until hours before the due date before you ask God to provide for you.  Do not wait until you have fallen into sin or the traps of the enemy before you ask God to rescue you.

My brother, my sister, God is the only wise God our Father (Jude 1:25).  It is true, He does know all things.  He is all places at one time.  He is the greatest power in the world.  While this may be true, He is also a God who wants His children to invite His presence into their lives.  Be not deceived, we cannot survive without the Lord.  No matter how successful you think you are, all that you have is because of Him.  Beloved, He Will Come In If You Invite Him!  He will step in if you make room for His presence.  Once He steps in, then He will show out on your behalf.  What are you dealing with today?  What dilemma do you find yourself faced with this morning?  What struggle are you overwhelmingly involved in?  Have you invited the Master in?  Have you made room for His presence?  If no, what are you waiting for?  Prayer for Today: Father, as this day unfolds, I invite You to have Your way.  Lead me where You want me to go.  Guide according to Your will.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!  

Scripture Reading for Today: Hebrews 4:7

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Another Question

May 23rd, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  For some reason, the Lord desires for me to ask you another question this morning.  It is my desire to always be in obedience to the Will of God. Understand, it is the Lord who knows all, sees all, hears all and can do all things.  Today, I have been commissioned to ask you one important question.  Beloved, according to the things you are praying for, …

 

Do You Still

 

Believe God Can

 

Perform Miracles?

Scripture Reading for Today: Luke 18:27, Hebrews 11:6

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

One Question

May 22nd, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Today, God has charged me to ask you One Question and that’s it.  In your life, …

 

Is What You Are

 

Doing Pleasing

 

To The Lord?

Scripture Reading for Today: Colossians 3:17, Colossians 3:23

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

He Will Do What He Wants To Do!

May 19th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Has this week seemed longer than normal?  Has this week brought more challenges than you can remember?  Has this week left you feeling overwhelmed and overworked?  Has this week made you question past decisions you made?  Has this week caused you to contemplate walking away from every thing and everyone?  Has this week been the best week of your life?  Has this week brought continuous joy and blessings?  Do you hate to see this week end?  Has this week positioned you for better weeks to come?  So often in our lives, we are faced with more questions than we have answers to.  Some times we desire to ignore as many questions as possible.  Above you noticed many personal questions.  Questions that no one else can answer but you.  Isn’t it amazing how the same week that brought you pain and heartache, can be the same week that brought joy and overflow for someone else?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  When was the last time you asked the Lord to stop the rain?  Or when was the last time you asked Him to stop something that brought you discomfort and grief?  Do you realize, somewhere someone is praying just the opposite.  What you are asking the Lord to stop, someone is asking God to start.  The rain that prevents you from enjoying a day at the park, is the same rain that allows the crops to grow for someone else.  So, who should God answer to?  Your prayer or the other person?  My friend, He Will Do What He Wants To Do!  This is one of things that makes God so awesome.  No dilemma hinders the power of God.  The Bible declares in Psalms 62:11 - God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.  It is not that God does not hear your prayers.  It is not that God is ignoring you.  Truthfully, God operates according to Himself.  Man must answer to someone, but God answers to Himself.  Therefore He can never go against Himself.

My brother, my sister, as much as you try to persuade the Father, He cannot nor will not be manipulated by us.  He Will Do What He Wants To Do!  Before God ever conforms to our will, we will always surrender and submit to His.  The Bible declares in Psalms 73:28 - But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all Thy works.  Beloved, we must always remember God knows what is best.  He knows when to do it and when to wait.  He knows when to intervene and when to leave it alone.  He knows when you are ready for the overflow.  He knows when you are prepared for the next step or phase.  He knows when we have fulfilled the assignment given to us.  In stead of trying to deceive the Master into accepting your will, why not trust His will for you?  No matter how strong you feel about it, He Will Do What He Wants To Do!   Prayer for Today: Father, help me to obey Your will for my life.  You know what is best for me and my family.  Help me to realize You are always in control.  In Jesus’ name … Amen.  Until Monday …

Scripture Reading for Today: Proverbs 3:5-6

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Healed of the Lord!

May 18th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  This morning’s devotional is short but impacting.  The Lord spoke to me this morning specifically in this area.  As your day unfolds, I would like to sow a word into your spirit.  Throughout today, I encourage you to declare these words, “Healed of the Lord!”  The Bible declares in 3 John 1:2 - Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. Many Believers are experiencing challenges within their bodies.  Many Believers have received negative reports from their doctors, have lost their supporting cast and have been left for dead.  However, I have been commissioned to come and inform you that the Lord has not forgotten about you.  He has heard your cry (Psalms 40:1).  He has noticed your tears (Psalms 126:5).  He has felt your pain.  He has watched the disbelief of others.  But, Beloved, you are …

 

“Healed of the

 

Lord!”

Walk in it today.

Declare it today.

Continuously recite it today.

Believe it today.

Live it today.

The Bible declares in Proverbs 16:24 - Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.  Child of God, if no one else believes, never allow your words to speak anything less than healing and wholeness.

Scripture Reading for Today: Isaiah 53:5

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Always Remain Humble!

May 17th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Many times in our lives, we desire for God to use us in mighty ways.  Within there is a desire to glorify the name of Jesus wherever we go.  A strong fire burns within our spirits longing to please the Lord.  The more you do for the Lord, the more the yearning intensifies.  Have you ever found yourself being used by the Lord, for His glory, and the people were applauding you?  You must be very careful when this begins to occur.  Never has it been about you or me.  Never will it be about you or me.  The Lord chose to use us (John 15:16).  It was not because he could not find anyone else, but because He trust us with His anointing.  When you become overwhelmed with the accolades of man, you lose the fervor of the anointing.  Do you not realize, it is the anointing that destroys the yoke?  It is not you or me.

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, Always Remain Humble!  Always remain at the feet of Jesus.  Never allow yourself to become high-minded and puffed up.  It is through your humility that God can exalt you.  The Bible declares in 1 Peter 5:6 - Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time:  One of the worse things to see is a Believer who acts as if God needs them.  A person who believes the world revolves around them.  A person who believes life does not begin until they arrive.  This person is bound for destruction.  The exaltation you desire comes as a result of your humility.  To be humble means you are not proud or haughty.  You are not arrogant.  Never forget where you were when the Lord changed your life.  Never forget what you were doing when the Lord changed your life.  Never forget the time and attention God spent to put you where you are now.  Its not about you or me.

My brother, my sister, Always Remain Humble!  Never allow the enemy to feed you with wrong information.  Pride is the same reason Lucifer was kicked out of Heaven (Isaiah 14:12-16).  God is looking for humble people.  People who know if God does not help me, I cannot do it.  A people who relies on the Lord for everything.  The Bible declares in James 4:10 - Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.  Beloved, imagine how many people have been sat down by the Lord because they attempted to steal what rightfully belonged to Him.  The applauds, the accolades and the glory all belong to the Master.  It was nothing you did.  It was nothing I accomplished.  All that we have, God granted it unto us.  All that we enjoy, God made it possible.  All that we expect, God will be the supplier.  Always Remain Humble!  Prayer for Today: Father, I am who I am and where I am because of You.  Please forgive me when I lost sight of this.  I humble myself before You.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!  

Scripture Reading for Today: Matthew 23:12

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Its Great To Wait!

May 16th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever prayed to the Lord for an immediate response to an immediate problem?  You desired God to respond A.S.A.P. to a “life or death” matter.  What you think is a life threatening dilemma are sometimes not as threatening as you really think.  As a people, we often want God’s undivided attention to all requests we make.  Have you ever prayed for an answer but it seemed as though the Lord was taking too long to respond?  As the time went on you began to feel God was not listening to you.  You decided to take matters into your own hand.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Do you realize God is always in control?  Have you forgotten who created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1)?  As my grandparents would often tell me, “God does not need help being God!”  You must understand the Lord knows what He is doing.  My friend, Its Great To Wait!  The Bible declares in Isaiah 40:31 - But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.  The God we serve definitely knows what He is doing in each of our lives.  When have you ever been in trouble and the Lord did not show up on time?  Never have you been in trouble and the Lord did not step in on your behalf.  The Bible declares in Psalms 46:1 - God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

My brother, my sister, Its Great To Wait!  Today, what matter are you faced with?  What dilemma are you dealing with?  These matters are not hidden from the Lord.  These matters are not greater than God.  Just because you think God is taking too long, does not mean He is.  The Bible declares in Isaiah 55:8 - For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the LORD.  Beloved, if you take it upon yourself to “fix” the problem that only God can correct, you will find yourself experiencing harder times and worse days.  Its Great To Wait!  Be not dismayed, the Lord knows what He is doing.  Prayer for Today: Father, grant me the patience I need to trust in Your timing.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: Hebrews 13:5

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Who Is Your First Love?

May 15th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever found yourself so overtaken by someone’s love that you stop thinking correctly?  All day, every day you sit thinking about this particular person.  You wonder what they are doing.  What they are wearing.  When you will see them again.  When the phone rings, your heart begins to race in great anticipation.  Have you ever found yourself devoting all of your time and energy to one person until everything else in life becomes secondary?  In your eyes, the sun rises and sets with this person.  Even God has become a second thought in your life.  You once knocked the church doors down to get in, but now you miss more Sundays than ever.  Your prayer life has diminished.  Your fasting has severely decreased.  Your worship and praise for God has been substituted for compliments and sweet words for this person.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, please never forget where love starts.  The Bible declares in 1 John 4:8 - He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.  The love we have for others, derives out of our love for the Master.  Allow me to ask you an important question: Who Is Your First Love?  Who keeps the smile on your face each day?  Who do you think about all the time?  Who do you aim to please and satisfy?  While God blesses us to enjoy (godly) relationships, he does not bless our relationships so that they can become our top priorities.  He must always remain first.  Just as the Lord spoke to the church at Ephesus, is He talking to you this morning?  The Bible declares in Revelation 2:4 - Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.  Have you left your first love?  Not that person you dated years ago.  Not that person who circled yes on the note you sent in the middle of class.  Not that person who wrote you a short poem or gave you one red rose.

My brother, my sister, Who Is Your First Love?  Who keeps you believing things will get better?  Who enables you to see beyond the current problems in your life?  Who comforts you when everything in life appears impossible?  Beloved, to be in love with Jesus is the best thing that could ever happen to you.  This is a love that accepts us as we are.  This is a love that does not just see where you are, but where you are going.  This is a love that receives the faults and failures that accompany you.  This is a love that enables you to get back up again.  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.  What kind of love is this?  Who do you know that can love you like this?  When every thing seems chaotic and out of control, reassess your life.  Make sure you have not lost sight of your first love.  Prayer for Today: Father, You are the first love of my life.  No one can ever replace You.  You are the first, the last, my every thing.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!  

Scripture Reading for Today: 1 John 4

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee