You Are Still Standing

May 31st, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever looked back over your life and wondered how you made it over?  At one point in your life, you were at a point of no return. Things were awful for you. Job was in jeopardy. Money was funny. Marriage was headed to divorce court. Friends were betraying you. Your fellow church members were lying and gossiping about you. Have you been there? Are you there now?

 

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you. If you ever look back over your life, you begin to remember people you were with, places you were going and things you were doing. The enemy was tempting you with everything he could think of. But once the Lord saved and changed you, the attacks begin to surface. There have been days you wondered if you would make it. My friend, after all you have endured, You Are Still Standing!  The Bible declares in Ephesians 6:13,14 - Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, …  Through each lie that was told, You Are Still Standing! Through the heartaches and the pains, You Are Still Standing! Through the stress on the job, the uncertainty in the home, the lack in your finances, or even the pain in your body, You Are Still Standing!

 

Every time the enemy tried to destroy you, God was always there to uphold you.  My brother, my sister, You Are Still Standing, because God is not through with you yet.  The Bible declares in Ephesians 2:10 - For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.  Thought to Remember: When you thought you were falling, it was God who upheld you!

 

Scripture Reading for the Day: John 20

 

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

 

Minister Darrick McGhee

God Can and God Will!

May 27th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God. T.G.I.F. How are you doing this morning?  Has this week been challenging for you?  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.  You sit back and observe their behavior.  Because you will not go to the extent they will, others ridicule you.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Do you feel like you are in a “bucket” full of crabs?  Their always clawing at you.  The more you do, the more they attack.  Your ideas have been stolen.  Your promotion 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.  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.  14 Stand therefore, …

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!  Point to Remember:  God Can and God Will be whatever you need Him to be!  Until Monday …

Scripture Reading for the Day: Psalm 23

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick McGhee

Stand Still!

May 26th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God. Have you ever found yourself in the midst of chaos?  Trouble seems to come on every hand.  You are under attack for just being yourself.  You have done nothing wrong.  You work hard, tend to your own business, but you still endure attacks.  The more you smile, the more they attack.  On your job, it seems as though everyone is out to get you.  At the church, you are the center of everyone’s jokes.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  So often in our lives, we find ourselves fighting battles that are not ours to fight.  My friend, when the attacks begin to arise, you must learn to Stand Still!  The Bible states in Exodus 14:13 - And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: … During assaults, God wants you to allow Him to fight your battle.  When hell rises on your job, in your marriage, in your ministry, in the classroom, your job is to pray, God will handle the battle.  The Bible states in 2 Chronicles 20:15 - … Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.

Has the enemy attempted to steal your peace?  Are you operating in fear?  My brother, my sister, Stand Still!  When the lies are told on you, Stand Still!  When the gossip arises against you or your home, Stand Still!  When co-workers set out to destroy you, Stand Still!  When the light at the end of the tunnel seems so far away, Stand Still!  The Bible states in 2 Chronicles 20:17 - Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, … Question to Ponder:  If the battle is not yours, why are you trying to fight for God?

Scripture Reading for the Day:  2 Chronicles 20

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick McGhee

Just One Touch!

May 25th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God. Are you at a breaking point in your life?  Has this year been a challenge for you?  So often in our lives, we find ourselves enduring constant turmoil.  It seems as though the light “at the end of the tunnel” is impossible to see.  You are tired of holding on.  Family and friends try to encourage you, but you are no longer receptive to their kind words.  You are just tired and frustrated.  Does this sound like you?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, I understand how it feels to be tired and frustrated.  You no longer see clearly.  You have tried everyone and every thing, and nothing has helped.  So many issues in your life.  At that point in your life, you need Just One Touch!  The Bible declares in Mark 5:25-26 - And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, 26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse … Sounds familiar?  Although your issue may not be blood, it has lasted several years.  You have experimented with every remedy you can think of … no cure!  The Bible goes on to say in Mark 5:27-28 - When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.  28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.  

Today, you need Just One Touch!  Whatever you are facing, Just One Touch!  Whatever turmoil you find yourself involved in, Just One Touch!  Through dangers seen and unseen, Just One Touch!  On your job, in your home, in your ministry, in your finances, in your mind or body, Just One Touch!  The Bible declares in Matthew 17:7 - And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.  Point to Remember:  The only touch that matters, is a touch from the Master!

Scripture Reading for the Day: Matthew 18:19-20

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick McGhee

Prepare Yourself Now!

May 24th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God. What are you expecting from God? So often in our lives, we find ourselves asking God to open doors for us.  We want God to bless us with opportunities no one else has ever experienced.  No matter how ridiculous it may sound, we expect God to do it for us.  A new job, we expect it.  A new home, we expect it.  A new companion, we expect it.  More finances, we expect it.  Does this sound like you?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  While you are expecting God to bless you beyond measure, Prepare Yourself Now!  It makes no sense to consistently ask God to open up doors, if we never prepare ourselves to enter the open doors.  The Bible declares in 1 Corinthians 2:9 - But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.   It is important for you to understand, what you are asking the Lord to do, was prepared prior to you asking.  The question to answer is, are you prepared to enter in.  There are places God wants to take you [this year], but your lack of preparation will hinder you.

My brother, my sister, Prepare Yourself Now!  Prepare youself for the promotion, for the new home, for the new car.  The Lord has great things in store for you.  The Bible declares in Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.  Prepare Yourself Now!  Point to Ponder:  When the doors open, will you be prepared to enter in?

Scripture Reading for the Day: Judges 7

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick McGhee

God + You = MAJORITY!

May 23rd, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God. Are you happy to be alive?  Did you wake up with anger in your heart?  So often life presents difficult times for us.  No matter how prepared you attempt to be, there seems to always be something that catches you off-guard.  You have made the right investment decisions, the checking and savings accounts are intact, the insurances are up-to-date, the children’s trust fund is set.  Things could not be better.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  The Bible declares in Proverbs 16:9 - A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.  In all that you do in life, are you ever grateful?  With all that you have, where does God rank?  It is important for you to understand, no matter what success you enjoy, no matter how good things look now, without the Lord in your life, you lose every time.  With God in your life, there is nothing nor no one who can stand successfully against you.  My friend, God + You = MAJORITY!  The Bible declares in Romans 8:31 - … If God be for us, who can be against us?   

My brother, my sister, you can win with the Lord on your side.  God + You = MAJORITY!  You are on the winning side.  No matter what test or trap you face, you are an overcomer through Christ Jesus (Romans 8:37).  No matter what mistakes you have committed, you are forgiven (Romans 5:8).   You + the enemy = death every time, but God + You = MAJORITY!  Point to Remember:  Since there is no failure in God, there is no failure in His children!

Scripture Reading for the day:  Philippians 4:13 

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick McGhee

Procrastination destroys Destination!

May 20th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God. Do you realize, this is the last work day of the week  How do you feel about it?  Are you free?  Are you still bound by your past mistakes and failures?  So often in our lives, we plan for our future but never release our past.  You want to move on, but you have not.  You want to step out, but you cannot.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  At the beginning of this year, you wrote down several goals you wanted to achieve.  You were very excited about accomplishing them.  Now it is the last day of the year.  Have you accomplished them?  Are you close to achieving them?  Any signs of progress?  My friend, Procrastination destroys Destination!  When you allow your destination to be hindered because of a lack of preparation (lazyness), you never really experience the fullness of God’s blessings.  The Bible declares in Luke 12:48 - … For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: …

My brother, my sister, why are you procrastinating?  Is there something or someone in your life [currently] stopping you from your destination?  No matter how awesome the vision is, Procrastination destroys Destination!  The Bible declares in James 2:26 - For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.  What are you waiting on?  Who are you waiting on?  The destiny was designed for you.  Point to Ponder: Have you lost your destiny for momentary satisfaction?

Scripture Reading for the Day:  Jonah 1

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick McGhee

He Will Give You Peace!

May 19th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God. How are you doing today?  Did you sleep well last night?  Were you tossing back and forth?  Has worry taken over your mind?  So often in our lives, we find ourselves trapped by the cares of the world.  No matter how hard you try, you can never seem to overcome the mental depression.  You feel oppressed.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?  No matter how good things are, you always find something to worry about.

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  The Bible declares in Philippians 4:7 - And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.   My friend, God is a faithful God.  During your times of worry and anxiety, He Will Give You Peace!  Understand, man’s peace depends upon what you do for him, but God’s peace results in what Christ did for you.  You are free from the cares of this world.  The Bible declares in Philippians 2:5 - Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:  God will give you peace during a hellish situation.  When everything seems to be against you, God will give you peace.  When everyone has counted you out, God will give you peace.

My brother, my sister, what are you worried about?  Where have you devoted all of your attention?  Be set free!  When you cannot see your way out, He Will Give You Peace!  The Bible declares in Romans 8:6 - For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  Point to Ponder:  Do you find yourself worrying about everything?

Scripture Reading for Today: Romans 12:1,2

 

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick McGhee

Just When You Want To Give Up

May 18th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God. So often in our lives, we find ourselves discouraged and depressed.  Things are at an all-time low.  Nothing seems to be going your way.  You wonder how things will work together for your good.  No matter how hard you try, your situation(s) seem to get worse.  You hate getting up in the morning.  Each new day you see brings anger and tears to your eyes.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, I know how it feels to wonder if God was still on my side.  Wondering if He was still a just God.  You want to quit.  You hate living.  You plot ways to rid yourself of the misery.  Just When You Want To Give Up, that’s when God will step in for you.  The Bible declares in 1 Corinthians 10:13 - There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.  Just When You Want To Give Up,God will intervene on your behalf.  He knows how hard things are for you.  He knows your breaking point.  He knows you.

My brother, my sister, what are you dealing with?  What pain are you experiencing?  Have you given up?  Have you lost your faith?  The Bible declares in Galatians 6:9 - And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.  Just When You Want To Give Up, God will always come and see about you.  Point to Remember:  If you can wait on anyone, learn to wait on God!

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

The Promise Shall Be Fulfilled!

May 17th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God. So often in our lives, we encounter struggles and setbacks.  We strive to press forward, but there’s a hinderance fighting against our progress.  When you take one step forward, you are pushed back two.  Hmmmm!!!  Yes you pray.  Yes you fast.  Yes you have faith.  Yes you know the Word of God.  Yes you trust.  But with all that you have going for you, you still have several oppositions.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and encourage you.  My friend, when you feel pressure going against you, do not fret.  When you are living for God, opposition will come.   If you face no trouble, no storms, no betrayal, no lies, no rumors, then you should be concerned.  What you are encountering comes with being a Christian (greek - Christ-like) - John 15:18 .  Be encouraged!  God has not forgotten you.  The Promise Shall Be Fulfilled!  What promise?  Whatever God has spoken in your life.  Whatever God has shown you.  The opposition you currently face is there to prevent you from the destiny God has ordained for you.  The Bible declares in Numbers 23:19 - God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?   

My brother, my sister, what are you faced with today?  Have you become frustrated?  Are you discouraged?  Have you lost your faith?  The Promise Shall Be Fulfilled!  God is faithful to His promises.  What God has for you, the Bible declares, … Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him (1 Corinthians 2:9).  Be encouraged.  Point to Remember:  You can always stand on the Word of God!

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee