Love The Person In The Mirror!

November 26th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  My brother, my sister, I believe life is a gift given to each of us by our Father in Heaven.  I believe the way we behave each day displays our appreciation or lack thereof.  Do you realize the Lord does not expect us to copy anyone but the Lord Jesus Christ?  He is the only person we should strive to be like.  Many people stumble and fall in life because they desire to be like the Joneses (who are the Joneses anyway?).  They want to dress, live and spend like the celebrities on television.  We live in a world where people are never satisfied with who God made them to be.  We want more plastic surgeries to fix this, trim this and adjust this.  We are a people who always find something wrong … even when nothing is there.  Sound familiar?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Allow me to ask you a few questions.

  1. Who are you trying to lose weight for?
  2. Who are you dressing to impress?
  3. Who’s attention are you trying to gain?
  4. Do you love yourself?
  5. Do you like yourself? (It is possible to love you but dislike you.)
  6. Are you happy with who you are?  (Understand it all starts from within.)
  7. Do the opinions of other people consume your thoughts?
  8. Are you addicted to the approval of family and friends?
  9. Can you obey God, even when no one else will?
  10. Are you bound by the mistakes of your past?

Beloved, if the church is not delivered, how can we help others experience deliverance?  Stop trying to be someone else and Love The Person In The Mirror!

Scripture Reading for Today: Read your motives

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Do Not Wait To Late To Praise God!

November 25th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  How often do you tell the Lord, “thank you?”  Do you wait until something miraculous happens in your life before you display appreciation?  Do you wait until the preacher instructs you to say it?  Do you have to feel a certain way or be in the right mood to do it?  Do you have to make time to do it?  I often wonder if we, as children of God, really understand how blessed we are to call God our Father.  So often we become consumed with the cares of this world that we lose sight on how awesome God really is.  Imagine how you would feel if your child only displayed love and affection toward you when (s)he was trying to get something from you.  There are times when we behave this way with God.

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  I am just as guilty as the next man.  Yes you can be anointed and still lack appreciation.  Yes you can jump real high, shout real good, dance acrobatically, and still lack gratitude.  There are times when we allow the applauds of the crowd to bombard us.  We begin to believe the chants.  Be careful!  People are very fickle.  They will cry hosanna today and then crucify him/her tomorrow.  My friend, Do Not Wait To Late To Praise God!  Whether you admit it or not, no man knows the day nor the hour when the Son of Man will appear (Matthew 25:13).  Therefore, now is the perfect time and where you are is the perfect place.  The Bible declares in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 - In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

My brother, my sister, have you forgotten all the wonderful things God has done in your life?  Have you forgotten the many traps God kept you from falling in?  Have you forgotten the nights God consoled you and the days He conversed with you?  Have you forgotten the provision the Lord made for you and your family?  Have you forgotten the way He keeps opening doors for you?  If your mind has begun reminiscing over God’s faithfulness, this is the perfect time to stop and tell Him THANK YOU!  No one else can praise Him for you or like you.  Beloved, Do Not Wait To Late To Praise God!   The Bible declares in Psalms 92:1 - IT IS A GOOD THING TO GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD, AND TO SING PRAISES UNTO THY NAME, O MOST HIGH:

Note: In the words of Kirk Franklin - “It could’ve been me with no clothes, no shoes and no food to eat.”

Scripture Reading for Today: John 4:23-24

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

There Is No One Greater Than God!

November 24th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever felt overwhelmed by life and the demands it presented?  It seemed as if each day presented greater challenges than the day before.  Giving up appears so easy at this point.  The opportunities continue to present themselves.  Have you ever found yourself at a breaking point?  If one more thing is placed on your plate you do not think you can handle it.  Before, you would walk around smiling and acting as if everything in your life was okay.  Now you have become so bombarded until you can no longer hide behind the mask.  Have you ever been there?  Are you there now?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Do you realize other people are experiencing troubling times as well?   Do you realize if someone else was faced with the daily challenges you deal with they would not be able to handle them?  I have come to realize life is not bias.  Whether it is the rich man or the poor man, both have circumstances to deal with.  Whether you are in the limelight or hiding behind the curtain, you still have your giants to deal with.  My friend, There Is No One Greater Than God!  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.  It matters not how awful things appear to your natural eyes.  Your current situation does not pose a threat to our Everlasting Father.

My brother, my sister, what are you dealing with today?  Has that matter caused you to question if God could see you through this time?  Have you thrown in the towel?  Have you taken the matter to the Lord in prayer?  Please understand, what we endure in life is not hidden from the Lord our God.  When we go to Him in prayer, He is well aware of your current hurdle.  When you go to the Lord, you are displaying an act of dependency.  You realize only God can help you.  Allow no one to make you feel as if you are wasting God’s time.  Beloved, There Is No One Greater Than God!  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?  Whatever you are faced with today, realize it is small potatoes to a great GOD.  Point to Remember: The way you see God is the way you pray to God.

Scripture Reading for Today: Genesis 18:14

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Just When You Want To Give Up

November 21st, 2014

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?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, I know how it feels to wonder if God was still on your 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!

Scripture Reading for the Day: Isaiah 40:28-31 

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

You Must Be Honest With Yourself!

November 20th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever lived your life trying to make everyone around you happy?  You spent all of your energy attempting to make your friends and family members feel good about themselves.  As long as they were happy, you were happy.  Your personal life was secondary in comparison to the life of others.  Have you ever forsook your dreams and aspirations in order for someone else to experience the fulfillment of their dreams?  For some reason you felt your God-given assignment could be placed on hold until the next man’s goals were achieved?  Does this sound like you?  Are you the type of person who often gets stepped on by other people?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, You Must Be Honest With Yourself!  Until you confess how you really feel, how can you truly walk in the boldness of God?  It is important for you to understand something: The Lord wants us to be meek and humble, not a doormat that people wipe their feet on.  It is time for us to begin walking in total obedience unto the Lord.  Do you realize the enemy sends people into your life to cause destruction to take place?  Whatever it takes to keep you from standing firm on the promises of God, believe he will attempt it.  The Bible declares in Matthew 11:12And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

My brother, my sister, You Must Be Honest With Yourself!  Who in your life keeps you from walking in the fullness of God?  Who do you spend your time pampering?  Who do you bend over backwards to satisfy, even when they verbally attack you?  You can care about the feelings of others without allowing them to walk all over you.  It is time for you to stand up and speak out.  What’s keeping you from standing up for yourself?  Are you afraid?  Do you realize there are people God has anointed you to touch in this lifetime?  How can you do this if you continue to allow people, places and things to hinder you?  Beloved, the Bible declares in Isaiah 54:17 - No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

Scripture Reading for Today: Romans 8:31

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Let People Say What They Will!

November 19th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever spent hours, days, weeks or years worrying about other people’s opinions?  Have you ever attempted to make everyone around you happy?  Do you believe you can make everyone happy?  Do you believe you can make everyone like and accept you?  So often in our lives, we fail to realize how important we are to God.  We spend so much time trying to receive man’s kind words, until we shut God out of our lives.  The way you wake up and go to sleep usually depends on what has been said about you.  Does this sound like anyone you know?  Does this sound like you?   

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, Let People Say What They Will!  You will never be able to please everyone.  There are some people who strive to make your life miserable.  You can have ten friends.  You can treat each of them the same way all the time.  In the end, at least one of the ten will complain that you treat him/her different.  The Bible declares in James 1:8 - A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.  When you spend your time trying to please each person you encounter, your foundation becomes unstable.  You find yourself tossed to and fro.  You are who the Lord made you to be in this world.  You are here to fulfill your purpose by design.  Let People Say What They Will!  The Bible declares in Psalms 118:8 - It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

My brother, my sister, your God-given assignment will not make everyone happy with you.  There will be times when you are misunderstood and misrepresented.  You will have fingers pointed in your face.  You must stand for righteousness sake.  You must not waver.  The Bible declares in Matthew 6:24 - No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.  Let People Say What They Will!  Your anointing is not based on man’s opinion.  The success and significance of your ministry is not based on the newspaper articles.  You cannot spend your days and nights in a corner hiding.  You are chosen to help change a generation.  Some things will come with the territory.  Let People Say What They Will!  Thought to Remember: Dear friend, always remember this one thing, when you had nothing to give, God gave His Son, let them talk about that! 

Scripture Reading for the Day: Revelation 3:16

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

It Is Time To Restore Integrity!

November 18th, 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 noticed any changes within the body of Christ?  Changes that appear hypocritical to the Word of God.  Changes that have caused bickering amongst brothers and sisters in Christ.  Changes which make you wonder if people still reverence the Lord.  Over time I have begun to wonder if Christians have become more concerned with their own agendas instead of fulfilling the will of God.  Have we become crowd pleasers, even though it has been the Lord who has taken care of us?  Whatever happened to the times when we lived our life to please God, no matter what people said or thought about us?

Beloved, have we lost our impact on this world?  Have non-Believers begun to second guess our authority and/or sincerity?  Have we become a people who speak all the time, but display no actions?  Just think about it.  When was the last time your life and your words complimented each other?  My friend, we must not lose our position.  We must not allow the enemy to draw us away from obeying the Word of God.  If no one else is willing to do it, you must be willing to stand as a child of God.  Today,

It Is Time To Restore Integrity!

Scripture Reading for Today: Proverbs 6:16-19

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Now Is The Perfect Time!

November 17th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever felt as if there was more to your life than what you were doing?  Not to say what you are doing is not enough, but within you know there is more to do.  Have you ever had people verbally cheer for you but internally there was still a void?  Yes what you are doing is affecting many lives but you are not satisfied.  You desire to do more.  You feel pressured to do more.  Have you ever had people who were great coming out the gate but they never finished anything?  In the beginning they have much enthusiasm, but eventually they give up before seeing any results.  This is not you.  The fire within you will not allow you to give up until reaping has taken place.  Am I right?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Do you realize God has anointed each of us for great work?  While my assignment may differ from yours, we are both called to bring glory unto the Lord Jesus Christ.  No matter how people feel about you or your ministry, understand God made no mistake when He chose you.  My friend, Now Is The Perfect Time!  The Bible declares in Isaiah 6:8 - Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.  Child of God the harvest is in need of your labor.  Yes there will be people who betray you.  Yes you will experience rough days along the way, however, with the Lord Jesus on your side you are more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37).

My brother, my sister, what’s keeping you from walking in the boldness of the Lord?  Who’s keeping you from possessing the land?  Are you scared?  Has the enemy stolen your joy?  Are you awaiting the approval of others?  Are you questioning whether you heard God clearly or not?  Beloved, Now Is The Perfect Time!  I believe today’s devotional will serve as confirmation for you to now obey the voice of the Lord.  The Bible declares in Esther 4:14 - For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?  I prophesy today you shall experience a quickening in your spirit.

Scripture Reading for Today: 1 Corinthians 2:9

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Are You Impacting The Lives Of Others …?

November 14th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My brother, my sister, as you take a brief overview of your life, I want to ask you a few questions that were birthed into my spirit.

  • Are you pleased with where you are?
  • Are you comfortable with the steps you have taken in life?
  • Are you striving for more materialism or are you content?
  • Has your life set a good example for others to follow?
  • Do you believe God is pleased with you and the way you are living?
  • Is your life hypocritical?
  • Can others see the love of God in you?

So often in our lives we never sit still long enough to see what areas of our lives need improvements.  I claim not to be perfect or flawless, but I have been assigned to come and tweak your thought process.  Beloved, …

Are You Impacting The Lives Of Others for the Glory of God?

Scripture Reading for Today: Colossians 3:17, 23

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

There’s Something About God’s Presence

November 13th, 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, do you realize there is something wonderful about being in God’s presence?  No matter how awful things are in your life, if you ever enter into the Most Holy Place you forget about the chaos of life.  It is in the presence of God that broken hearts are mended.  It is the place where the promises of God are granted.  Do you realize there is a difference between the outer courts, the inner courts (Holy Place ) and the Holies of Holy (Most Holy Place)?  No matter how wonderful people make you feel about yourself, flesh is not welcome in the presence of God.

  • Are you currently stuck in the middle of a dilemma?
  • Are you currently stuck between a rock and a hard place?
  • Have you run into a dry season?
  • Do you feel like giving up on life and the things that come with it?
  • Has ministry caused you to wet your pillow at night with tears?
  • Are you tired of walking the floor at night stressing about your bills, your marriage, your children and/or your career?

Beloved, if this is you, There’s Something About God’s Presence.  In His presence there is fullness of joy (Psalms 16:11).  In His presence there is healing for the sick and afflicted (Isaiah 53:5).  In His presence there is safety from the attacks of the enemy (Isaiah 54:17).  In His presence there peace for the troubled mind (Philippians 4:7).  The Bible declares in Psalms 91:1 - He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  My friend, where you want to be is in His presence.  Whatever you want, God has it.  Whatever you need, God has it.  Whatever you desire, God has it.  Child of God, worship your way in.

Scripture Reading for Today: John 4:22-24

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee