Prayer Is Your Key!

September 26th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever found yourself at the point of no return?  You made some bad decisions that led you in the wrong direction.  Have you ever had to choose between two things?  You desired both, but you knew you could not have both of them.  Have you ever faced dark clouds in your life?  Sickness, depression, loneliness, and death surround you.  Have you ever received word that your job was in jeopardy?  After all the years of service and loyalty, there is a chance you may be unemployed.  Is there hell on your job?  Can you relate to any of theses questions?  Do you know someone who can?  What do you do when life’s problems want to overtake you?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, Prayer Is Your Key!  Prayer is the most effective, yet under-used weapon.  The Bible declares in James 5:16 - Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.  God has given you the key to open door(s) of healing, peace, security, comfort, love, and His presence.  Prayer Is Your Key!  When nothing seems certain in your life, you can always bend your knees in prayer.  During your times of loneliness and despair, prayer will allow you to enter into conversation with Almighty God.  In your life, there are many doors in front of you.  You have family and friends attempting to advise you.  You have co-workers desiring to instruct you.  Your emotions are trying to get the best of you.  Prayer is the secret ingredient that will allow you to discern which door the Lord would want you to enter.  The Bible declares in Matthew 21:22 - And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

My brother, my sister, what are you currently going through?  What dilemma do you face today?  What negative report have you heard?  Prayer Is Your Key!  When friends have walked away, prayer can surround you with new friends (Proverbs 18:24).  When money has dried up, prayer can lead you to the overflow of God’s blessings (Luke 6:38).  When your body has experienced sickness and disease, prayer can direct you to the healing hands of God (Isaiah 53:5).  When your job is in jeopardy, prayer can lead you into the peace of God (Philippians 4:7)(Matthew 6:25-33).  Prayer Is Your Key!  The enemy will attempt to discourage you.  Attacks will come against your mind.  The Bible declares in Matthew 16:19 - And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.  Prayer Is Your Key!  Thought to Remember: When nothing else works, prayer will every time (P.U.S.H. - Pray Until Something Happens).

Scripture Reading for the Day: Mark 9:29

 

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

 

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Just When They Thought You Were Dead

September 23rd, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever been wounded by the negative words of your family and friends?  Every time they opened their mouth, jealousy and envy leaked out.  Have you ever been wrongly judged or condemned by your supervisor or co-workers?  Someone spoke falsely about you, now everyone looks at you different.  Has your ministry ever been misunderstood?  You are surrounded by people who want to keep you and your God in a box.  Have you ever been left to recover alone?  Someone or something drained you until you had nothing else to offer.  Have you ever endured divorce, separation or adultery?  Your spouse broke your trust and confidence.  Have you ever received a negative report from your doctor?  You went in for a normal check up and received uncomfortable news.  Can you relate to any of these questions?  Do you know anyone who can?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, we all have endured very hard times.  People you thought you could count on, left you to recover alone.  Your enemies sit and watch you with a smile on their face.  In the midst of all that you have faced in life, I want you to understand that today is your day of resurrection.  Think of all the people, places and things that wanted you to lose in life.  Get them on your mind.  Can you see them?  As you resurrect from life’s heartaches, give God praise.  Just When They Thought You Were Dead, God gave you life again.  The Bible declares in John 10:10 - The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.  After all you have endured, God has rejuvenated you again.  People thought you would never minister again.  No one expected you to recover so soon.

My brother, my sister, Just When They Thought You Were Dead, your God manifested Himself.  The Bible declares in 1 John 4:4 - Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.  Dear friend, you were born to win.  God did not create you to lose.  What are you going through today?  What dilemma do you face?  Who left you for dead?  God does not require for you to seek revenge.  He does not need you to speak for Him.  Do not allow your enemies to push you to evil.  Just When They Thought You Were Dead, love lifted you.  The Bible declares in ? Romans 8:31 - What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?  Today, it is time for you to get back up again.  You have been down too long?  Thought to Remember: Just When They Thought You Were Dead, God brought you back.

Scripture Reading for the Day: John 11:43-44

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Omniscient, Omnipotent, & Omnipresent

September 22nd, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever found yourself in a position of uncertainty?  It seemed as though no one could relate to you or your circumstance.  Have you ever felt threatened by your new role or position in life?  The more God blesses you, the more you worry that something will go wrong.  Have you ever wondered if you were doing what the Lord purposed for your life?  You have a desire to please the Lord at any given cost.  Are you currently faced with a dilemma?  Are you currently running from your problems?  Do you still believe in the power of God’s might?  Can you relate to any of these questions?  Do you know someone who can?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  So often in our lives, we face trouble, heartaches and pains.  We face ups and downs everyday.  Your life resembles a roller coaster.  Never balanced.  My friend, we serve a God that is Omniscient, Omnipotent, & Omnipresent.  What does this mean you might ask?  The Lord is all-knowing, all-powerful and always present.  There are no situations in your life that God does not know about, cannot handle or that He is not present with you.  The Bible declares in Psalms 139:8 - If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, Thou art there.  No matter how difficult the outcome seems in your life, God is Omniscient, Omnipotent, & Omnipresent.  God does not respond to only those who have been in the church for fifty years.  This matters not.  Whether I am new to the faith or an elder, God is still willing and able to help me.  The Bible declares in Psalms 9:9 - The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

My brother, my sister, the God we serve is Omniscient, Omnipotent, & Omnipresent.  The devil cannot defeat Him.  Demons tremble before Him.  Hell does not threaten Him.  Your storm will not scare Him.  God knows what you are going through.  God is powerful enough to rescue you.  God is present when no one else is willingly to help you.  The Bible declares in Psalms 34:6 - This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.  What are you currently going through?  What have you lost in battle?  What are you believing God for?  Who has walked away from you?  God is Omniscient, Omnipotent, & Omnipresent.  The Bible declares in Psalms 37:39 - But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: He is their strength in the time of trouble.  Get up from your depressed state.  Stop worrying.  Once again, God knows what you are going through.  God is powerful enough to rescue you.  God is present when no one else is willingly to help you.  Thought to Remember: God is able to be whatever you want or need Him to be in your life.

Scripture Reading for the Day: Psalms 34:17

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Life Can Hurt Sometimes

September 21st, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever had a heavy heart?  No matter what you say or do, people refuse to listen.  Have you ever cried out to the Lord?  Life become more challenging as each day went by.  Have you ever questioned whether the sun would shine again?  Currently, all you see and experience are storms.  Have you ever felt handcuffed in ministry?  No matter what you did, someone doubted your integrity and anointing.  So often in our lives, we spend so much time trying to figure out where things went wrong.  We begin to do self-evaluations.  We begin to point the finger at ourselves.  Even when you know you did nothing wrong, you find yourself accepting the blame.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Do you have unanswered questions running through your mind?  You sit back and notice how different people are now.  Once worshipers, now worriers.  Once confident, now complainers.  Once blessers, now back-stabbers.  Once joyous, now jealous.  Things have changed.  You find yourself surrounded but you still feel alone.  My friend, Life Can Hurt Sometimes!  You watch the news and everything sounds negative.  You watch television and everything seems degrading.  You walk the neighborhood and everyone seems afraid.  People have changed.  There are days when you wonder if people still reverence and respect God.  Everywhere you turn, someone is trying to remove the Lord’s name.  Life Can Hurt Sometimes!  It is during the toughest times in your life that God draws closer to you.  The Bible declares in Isaiah 59:1 - Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear:  He understands how you feel right now!

My brother, my sister, the Bible declares in James 4:8 - Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you … It is during your challenging and overwhelming times, that you must know who God is (Hebrews 13:8).  You must understand what He can and will do (Ephesians 3:20).  You can never doubt His abilities.   Life Can Hurt Sometimes, but God can heal all the time.  In your life, there are no problems, dilemmas, burdens, worries, concerns or circumstances that God cannot handle.  Even when friends and family forsake you, God will never leave you alone (Hebrews 13:5).  Remember, earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.  The Bible declares in 2 Corinthians 12:9 - … My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness …  Thought to Remember: Yes, Life Can Hurt Sometimes, but God will be there all the time.

Scripture Reading for the Day:

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Will You Bless The Lord At All Times?

September 20th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever faced opposition on every side?  No matter where you went or who you went with, someone always opposed what you attempted to do.  Have you ever been surrounded by tragedy and turmoil?  When you finally get one side nailed down, the other side pops up.  Have you ever endured a season of lack?  Your money is funny but you are not laughing.  Have you ever received a negative or uncertain doctor’s report?  Just when everything was going well for you, something changes it.  Have you ever experienced hell on the job?  Just when you thought you had peace, you get a new boss.  Can you relate to any of these questions?  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  You must understand, opposition will come.  There will always be [at least] one person who opposes you.  Jealousy is a vicious tool of the enemy.  In the midst of what you are currently enduring, I would like to ask you a question.  Are you ready?  Will You Bless The Lord At All Times?  You see, it is easy to give God praise when everything is going your way.  What about when things are not pleasing?  What about when friends and family speak against you?  The Bible declares in Psalms 34:1 - I will bless the LORD at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.  Can you make this declaration?  No matter how bad it gets, Will You Bless The Lord At All Times?  There are no trials hidden from the presence of God.  No attack can overpower the might of God.  All demons tremble at the name of JESUS.  The Bible declares in Philippians 2:10 - That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

My brother, my sister, Will You Bless The Lord At All Times?  Will you look to Heaven for help (Psalms 121:1)?  Will you seek ye first the Kingdom of God or call your best friend (Matthew 6:33)?  The Bible declares in Psalms 103:1 - Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name.  Can God count on you to declare His glory always?  Does your praise for God require back-up singers, or can you praise Him by yourself?  The enemy desires to steal your praise.  I know things are trying on your job, but there is peace in the praise.  I know there are people who would love to see you fail, but there is release in the praise.  I know your body is tired and weak, but there is strength in the praise.  I know things are uncertain and uncomfortable, but there is joy in the praise.  Will You Bless The Lord At All Times?  Thought to Remember: This is a question that only you can answer.

Scripture Reading for the Day: Psalms 134:2

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Are You Still On Fire For the Lord?

September 19th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Today I have several questions I would like to ask you.  Are you still excited about Christ as you were when you first gave Him your life?  Has your excitement increased?  Are you ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  Have you lost your motivation?  Have you forgotten where you were when Christ picked you up?  So often in our lives, we forget the miraculous work God performed in us.  We become successful (in the worldly sense) and act as though we never needed deliverance.  We become high and mighty.  Egotistical and self-righteous.  You no longer engage in simple conversation with friends.  So holy, but no earthly good.  Does this sound like anyone you know?  Does this sound like you?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, Are You Still On Fire For the Lord?  Are you still in love with the Lord?  Have you become what you once hated?  Are you stuck on you?  Do you work for God glory or man’s recognition?  The Bible declares in Revelation 2:4 - Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.  Many times we surround ourselves by people who speak Christ but live demonic.  We know people who claim to love the Lord, but complain about everything the Lord created.  You do know that God loves you … right?  Are You Still On Fire For theLord?  Do you still witness to others about the Lord’s goodness (Acts 1:8)?  Do you still testify about what the Lord has done for you (Revelation 12:11)?  Do people have to pay you to praise the Lord (Luke 19:40)?  Are your sermons on sale (Colossians 3:23)?

My brother, my sister, Are You Still On Fire For the Lord?  Do you still have that glow in your eye?  Do you still get excited when you hear the name JESUS?  Do you still rush to get to church, or do you drag yourself there (Psalms 122:1)?  I understand how it is to get tired at times.  I know how it feels to want to give up.  You feel the weight of the world on your shoulders.  You think no one understands your pain.  Dear friend, you have tried to walk away from the things of God.  You tried to lay in bed longer than usual.  You refused to read your Bible or pray.  (just say ouch!)  The Bible declares in Jeremiah 20:9 - Then I said, I will not make mention of Him, nor speak any more in His name. But His word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.  You want to quit but you cannot.  You want to walk away but you will not.  Are You Still On Fire For the Lord?  Thought to Remember: The fire within you, should burn for the one who died for you!

Scripture Reading for the Day: Psalms 3

 

May God Bless You at Your point of need!

 

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

God Is The Reason

September 16th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever found yourself battling depression?  You are so overwhelmed with life until you want to give up.  Have you ever desired to remain in bed all day?  You felt as though the problems of life would end if you slept longer this morning.  Have you ever cried until there were no more tears in you?  Pain and burdens had you down.  Are you currently faced with trials and tribulations?  It seems as though nothing nor no one understands your story.  You feel alone in this crowded world.  Can you relate to any of these questions?  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, God Is The Reason!  He is the reason that you are able to live, move and have you very existence.  No tragedy can replace His sovereignty.  No dilemma can overshadow His dominance.  No problem can cloud His presence.  He is aware of you and your daily circumstances.  The Bible declares in Psalms 139:8 - If I ascend up into heaven, Thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, Thou art there.  You are never hidden from the Lord.  Through lies and vicious rumors, He is still a present help (Psalms 46:1).  When loneliness attempts to overtake you, He is a Comforter (John 14:16).  He understands.  He notices all the traps of the enemy.  He knows when you are mistreated and misunderstood.

My brother, my sister, God Is The Reason!  He is the reason you can sleep when everything seems to be going wrong (Psalms 121:4).  He is the reason you can laugh and smile in the face of your enemies (Psalms 110:1).  He is the reason you can have peace on a hellish and chaotic job (Philippians 4:7).  He is the reason your bills can remain paid while you are unemployed (Philippians 4:19).  He is the reason your marriage has survived (Matthew 19:6).  He is the reason your ministry is prosperous (1 Chronicles 4:10).  God Is The Reason!  When no one else wants to befriend you, God can do that.  When nothing seems organized, God can do that.  When you need strength, God can do that.  Thought to Remember: God Is The Reason your enemy is defeated.

Scripture Reading for the Day: Hebrews 13:5

 

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

 

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Stand On What God Has Spoken!

September 15th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever heard the voice of the Lord speaking directly to you?  You know it was His voice but you are doubting.  Have you ever felt the Lord leading you to start something that you have never seen before?  Maybe it was a business or the development of a home.  Have you ever noticed the hand of God moving on your behalf?  Doors that were closed in your face, are now opening in front of you.  People who denied you, are now approving you (i.e. - credit).  Have you ever been thinking of doing something and God blessed your thoughts?  Can you relate to any of these questions?  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, Stand On What God Has Spoken!  So often in our lives, we know what the Lord has spoken into our lives.  We heard His voice clearly and precisely.  We have noticed His hand moving on our behalf.  We begin to move in the right direction, until a friend or family member questions our intentions.  As others begin to make assumptions, you begin to waver in your faith.  The Bible declares in Hebrews 11:6 - But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.  Stand On What God Has Spoken!  There will come a time in your life, when no one will really understand what you are doing.  You spend so many hours and days attempting to explain what the Lord has spoken in you.  The more you speak, the more they question.  Do you not understand what the Lord is doing?  He spoke to you, not them.  You have received your assignment from heaven.  You do not need man to approve what God has spoken.

My brother, my sister, the Bible declares in Isaiah 55:8-9 - For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.  Stand On What God Has Spoken!  You cannot wait for man to catch up.  If God has spoken to you, it is time to be obedient.  The Bible declares in 1 Samuel 15:22 - … Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.  What has God spoken in your life?  What has the Lord assigned you to do?  Who are you waiting on?  You have a responsibility to uphold what God has said.  You have done all you can to get man to understand.  You have waited long enough.  It’s time to move forward in the Lord.  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, … Thought to Remember: If God said it, do it!

Scripture Reading for the Day: Deuteronomy 28

 

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

 

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

What Do You Do When No One Else Can Help?

September 14th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever felt helpless in life?  You felt alone in a world full of people.  You felt as though no one could be trusted.  Have you ever felt neglected?  Friends and family broke their promises to you.  Have you ever felt trapped in life?  No matter how hard you try, it seems as though you will never be able to get out.  Maybe it is your job that makes you feel trapped.  Or it could be your debt that makes you feel trapped.  Whatever it is, you find yourself crying out for someone to hear and rescue you.  After all you have done for other people, you expect someone to come to your rescue.  Right?  So often in our lives, our cry for assistance is ignored by the one person you never imagined it would be.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, What Do You Do When No One Else Can Help?  Where do you turn for guidance?  Is there anyone you can trust now?  The Bible declares in Psalms 121:1-2 - I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.  What Do You Do When No One Else Can Help?  It is there that you must ask God to help you.  There are no secrets hidden from the Lord.  There’s nothing too hard for God (Genesis 18:14).  The Bible declares in Isaiah 59:1 - Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear:  If you sincerely cry out for help, He is able to respond to your request (Ephesians 3:20).  In the face of lies and rumors, God is still your helper (Psalms 30:10).  When hell has attempted to surround you, God is your refuge and fortress (Psalms 9:9).  When friends have forsaken you, God will stick closer than your brother (Proverbs 18:24).

My brother, my sister, What Do You Do When No One Else Can Help?  You learn how to rest in the arms of God.  The Bible declares in Psalms 46:1 - God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  No one really knows the pain you feel but the Lord.  No one believes it can get better, but God said it can.  People think you are weird.  Your faith is considered to be foolish.  You are mocked and scorned.  Fingers are pointed in judgment toward you.  It is hard to smile at times.  You really want to react.  The Bible declares 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.  What Do You Do When No One Else Can Help?  You begin to thank the Lord.  Do you not know, people who help you will never let you forget they did?  They will always remind you (sometimes in front of other people).  Always know, you have a helper in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Thought to Remember: When you are in need of help, there’s only one choice.

Scripture Reading for the Day: Psalms 54:4

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Whatever Happened To Unity?

September 13th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever watched a family member die in your presence, and the family argued the entire time?  You watched their body go through changes that you could not change.  Have you ever experienced hell on earth?  It seemed as though everything was on a downward spiral.  Have you ever been falsely accused by another Believer.  They took your service and placed it on trial through lies and deceit.  Do you ever wonder why people enjoy causing chaos and confusion?  No matter what goes on, that person always finds something to complain about.  Can you relate to any of these questions?  Does this sound like anyone you know?  Does this sound like you?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, Whatever Happened To Unity?  Whatever happened to One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism?  We are surrounded [today] by a family of Believers who desire to compete and compare with others.  No longer willing to share with the less fortunate.  No longer willing to fellowship with other races.  Close-minded!  The Bible declares in Psalms 133:1 - Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!  How can we sing about heaven, which is full of God’s glory and love; but not get along with each other … God’s creation.  The Bible declares in 1 John 4:20 - If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?  Whatever Happened To Unity?

My brother, my sister, we are one body serving One Lord.  Many debate whether Christ was black or white.  We attempt to use scripture to defend our answers.  That matters not.  What matters, is that His blood was red.  It was His blood, not His skin, that covered my sins.  Whatever Happened To Unity?  The Bible declares in 1 John 2:11 - But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.  It’s a new day.  We must begin to change our mindset.  We must evaluate ourselves.  What can you do to make things better for others?  Who can you assist?  Does your job lack unity?  Does your home and marriage lack unity.  Does your church lack unity?  The Bible declares in Matthew 18:19 - Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.  Thought to Remember: Where there is no unity, there is division.

Scripture Reading for the Day: 1 Corinthians 14:33

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee