The devil Is Defeated!

September 18th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  One of the greatest discomforts I have in life is seeing Christians living their lives as if Jesus Christ never died for them.  So often we (I am a part of the body as well) give so much credit and authority to the devil until we mentally and spiritually weaken ourselves.  Even when the enemy is not responsible for something, we find a reason to give him the credit.  Do you realize the Lord JESUS Christ is greater than that nasty devil?  Do you realize Jesus is not afraid of him?  Just because something is chaotic to you does not mean it is chaotic to the Lord.  How we view things and how the Lord sees things are totally different.  Until we totally surrender ourselves to the Lord and submit our wills to His, we will always find ourselves fighting a battle that Jesus already won. 

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, The devil Is Defeated!  No matter what lies he continues to speak in your ears, he is a defeated foe.  As mentioned yesterday, we must understand the work of Jesus is a complete work.  For you to continue living a depressed, defeated and down-graded life means you do not believe Jesus out-powered the devil.  The Bible declares in Hebrews 2:9-14 - But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. 10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, 12Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. 13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. 14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he (Jesus) might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 

My brother, my sister, what more must I say other than … 

The devil Is Defeated!  

Scripture Reading for Today: 1 Corinthians 15:58

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

You Have The Victory!

September 17th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Do you realize the work of Jesus on the Cross was a complete work?  No one before Him and no one after Him could do or can do it.  No longer are we bound by the sins of  this world.  No longer do we need to be conformed to this world.  No longer are we to run and hide as scared puppies.  We are free by the blood of Jesus Christ.  We are liberated by the work of Jesus.  We are powerful through the name of Jesus.  Have you ever known someone who lived a defeated life when they were suppose to be celebrating their authority?  They spend all of their energy sobbing and moaning about the things they do not have, failing to see and realize God has set them apart for greater things. 

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Do you realize your life is with purpose?  No matter how hellish your job is, there’s a purpose why God has you there.  Whether you realize it or not, there is a reason why God will not allow you to leave just yet.  No matter how evil people treat you, there’s a purpose why God has them around you.  Whether you realize it or not, there is a reason why God will not allow you to give in to their plots and schemes.  There are times in each of our lives where we do not notice how powerful we are until we are placed in fiery situations.  It is during these times that our anointing really flourishes.  My friend, You Have The Victory!  You are on the winning side.  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.

My brother, my sister, what are you dealing with today?  What dilemma do you find yourself in the midst of today?  Are you stuck between two opinions and you do not know what to do or where to go?  Beloved, You Have The Victory!  You are a victorious child of God.  Why are you allowing the devil and/or his workers to control your behavior?  Why are you living as if Christ did not die for you?  Its time for you to get yourself together because there is work for you to do.  Child of God, all you have to do is think about all the wonderful things the Lord has done for you and you will realize how blessed and victorious you are over the enemy.  The Bible declares in Number 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?   

Scripture Reading for Today: Look at Yourself 

May God Bless you at Your point of need! 

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

If God Said He Would Do It …

September 16th, 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, before you give up on the promise(s) God made to you, allow me to ask you something important.

If God Said He Would Do It,

What Are You Quitting For?  

My Prayer for You Today: Father, I pray that a spirit of perseverance will overtake my brother/sister.  No matter what lies the enemy speaks in their ears, they will not give up on what you promised.  In that name of Jesus … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: 2 Corinthians 1:20 

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

When The Going Gets Tough …

September 15th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever experienced a crucial point in your life when it appeared as if everything was falling apart?  For some reason things went ballistic at the wrong time.  While you were working to get one side nailed down, the other side unexpectedly popped up.  With no time to spare you are now stuck trying to nail both sides down by yourself.  Have you ever been hit with unforeseen circumstances?  Just when you thought it was okay to relax, one phone call, one e-mail, one doctor’s visit, one meeting with your supervisor has changed everything.  Yesterday you were planning for retirement, but today you are seeking employment.  Yesterday you were admiring how bright your future was, today you are being haunted by your past.

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Child of God, have you ever been there?  Are you there now?  If you have been there before, what did you learn?  No matter how successful we claim to be or desire to be, each of us will experience challenges in life.  While this is certain, we must be able to see God in everything.  Just because things appear hectic does not mean God has neglected His promises to you.  My friend, When The Going Gets Tough … The Tough Gets Going!  The Bible declares in Psalms 37:25 - I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.  During the tough times in your life, it is there that you must know God is real.  You cannot find yourself falling apart when the God you serve is able to make the impossible very possible. 

My brother, my sister, what are you going through today?  What are you faced with today?  What dilemma do you find yourself in the middle of?  Can you see the light at the end of the tunnel?  Do things appear bleak and dark?  Beloved, during the worse times in each of our lives we must never lose sight of the power of God.  Just because you cannot see how things will work out for the good does not mean God cannot do it (Romans 8:28).  When The Going Gets Tough … this is the time to depend on God.  The Bible declares in Psalms 121:3 - He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.  No matter what you are going through at this point in your life, I declare prophetically that the end of a thing is better than its beginning (Ecclesiastes 7:8).  My Prayer for You: Father, remind my brother/sister that You specialize in the things that seem impossible.  In the name of Jesus … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: James 1:3-4

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

JUST TRUST GOD!

September 12th, 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, this devotional will not be the normal length but I pray it is just as impacting.  As I was walking from the truck this morning, the Holy Spirit pressed this heavily in my spirit to share with each of you.  Beloved, whatever it is … 

JUST TRUST GOD! 

He knows what is best for each one of us.

Scripture Reading for Today: Proverbs 3:5-6; Psalms 118:8; Daniel 3:17 

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

When Is Enough, Enough?

September 11th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever found yourself repeating the same cycle in your life?  For some reason you found yourself hanging with the same jealous people.  You attended the same boring events week after week.  You continued to make the same mistakes day after day.  No matter how awful it made you feel, you constantly engaged in the same activities.  Have you ever found yourself having to repeat yourself all the time?  No matter where you go, you find yourself having to always give the same instructions and rules.  As a result, frustration and anger consume your mind and body.  There are times in each of our lives when we find ourselves doing the same things, the same way all the time.  We hate when people bring it to our attention but within we know their telling us the truth. 

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, When Is Enough, Enough?  When do you get to the point where you are tired of doing the same things?  When do you get to the point when you are tired of committing the same sins?  I have learned that we as a people are funny.  We love to point out someone else’s faults and shortcomings, but we hate to have ours pointed out.  The Bible declares in Hebrews 12:1 - Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.  There comes a time in each of our lives when we must make an internal decision.  This decision must come from within us not someone else.  Until this happens, we will never stop the cycle.

My brother, my sister, When Is Enough, Enough?  When do you get tired of having God convict you about the same things each day?  When do you get tired of behaving in hypocrisy?  When do you get tired of preaching good but living wrong?  The same Bible you read to find an answer to your questions, is the same Bible you must live according to. The Bible declares in Hebrews 4:12 - For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.  After all you have endured in your life, when do you get tired of riding the roller-coasters of life?  Beloved, it is time for you to declare that the cycle when end TODAY! 

Scripture Reading for Today: Luke 9:62 

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Father, Grant Unto Me My Daily Bread!

September 10th, 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 God wants you to have a wonderful day today?  Do you realize God has blessed you with everything you will need for today?  Do you realize even when the unforeseen circumstances arise, God has anointed you to handle them?  Do you realize the things that seem chaotic to you are not chaotic to the Lord?  Do you realize today will be what you make of it?  Having said this, I want to share something important with you.  As you prepare to handle each day, declare this statement out of your mouth:

Father, Grant Unto Me My Daily Bread!

The Bible declares in Matthew 6:11 - Give us this day our daily bread.  Beloved, yesterday’s manna will not be useful for today’s challenges.  God has everything you need in today’s daily bread.  All you have to do is ask for it (James 4:2).  Prayer for Today: Father, Grant Unto Me My Daily Bread.  In the name of Jesus … Amen! 

Scripture Reading for Today: Exodus 16

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

This Season Will Not Last Always!

September 9th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever sat back and watched how the seasons changed?  One minute it is burning hot outside (summer), then you begin to see leaves falling off the trees and the wind blowing heavier (fall).  After that you begin to see ice and/or snow surrounding your home and your car (winter).  After a few months you see the snow and ice melting and now the flowers are blossoming and the grass is turning green again (spring).  As it is in the natural, so it is in the spiritual.  There are seasons when it appears as if everything is falling apart; but there are also seasons when you harvest is blossoming forth.  Do you realize we have not been promised that everyday we would experience sunshine?  Each of us will have to endure some rainy seasons.  No matter who you are, or who you know, the rain falls on the just as well as the unjust (Matthew 5:45). 

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, This Season Will Not Last Always!  The Bible declares in Ecclesiastes 3:1 - To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:  I know how it feels to find myself stuck in the middle of hailstorms.  You did not see it coming and you do not know when it will leave.  As you engage in conversation with loved ones, you hear the testimonies of how they made it out.  The more they talk, the more you wonder when it will be your turn.  In the midst of whatever you are going through, you must understand God is still in control.  Just because things appear chaotic in your eyes, does not mean God is having a nervous breakdown.  To the contrary, when things are at their worse, God is at His best (2 Corinthians 12:9).

My brother, my sister, can you hold on a little while longer?  Can you see the light shining at the end of the tunnel?  Can you sense God’s presence in the midst of your storm?  I hope you can, but if you cannot just know God is still there.  He will never leave nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5).  Even when family members and close friends depart, God is still a very present help in the time of trouble (Psalms 46:1).  Beloved, This Season Will Not Last Always!  In the words of the old hymnal, “The storm is passing over … Hallelujah!”  Prayer for Today: Father, endow me with the perseverance needed to hold on until my breakthrough takes place.  In the name of Jesus … Amen 

Scripture Reading for Today: Romans 4:21 

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Preach To Yourself!

September 8th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  There are times in each of our lives when we find ourselves faced with tough decisions and great opposition.  Its not that you are a bad person, but as you proceed in life you eventually experience trouble, heartaches and pains.  Job declares ”Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble (Job 14:1).”  Have you ever experienced times in your life when it felt as if everything and everyone was fighting against you?  No matter how hard you tried, it felt as if you had an extreme weight upon your shoulder.  It felt as if something or someone was trying to keep you down.  Have you ever experienced a lonely season?  This is a season where no one appears to understand you or your faith.   

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Do you realize there are many people who live there lives hoping and craving the approval of their peers?  They define their success on the words of man and not the affirmation of God.  No matter what you experience in life, you must be able to minister to yourself.  You must be able to encourage yourself.  You must be able to remind yourself that God has not brought you this far to allow things to fall apart.  My friend, Preach To Yourself!  The Bible declares in 1 Samuel 30:6 - And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.  During the rough times of life, you must be able to preach back to yourself. 

My brother, my sister, what are you currently going through?  What dilemma do you find yourself in the midst of?  What circumstance or situation are you battling with?  The same way you preach to others, now you must preach to yourself.  The same way you tell others to trust in the Lord, now it is time for you to repeat it to yourself.  Now it is time for you to walk out what you have been speaking out.  Beloved, Preach To Yourself!  The Bible declares in Psalms 124:1-3 - If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say; 2 If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us: 3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:  No matter how bad things appear right now, God has placed power within you to overcome whatever it is.  Prayer for Today: Father, help me to hold on even when my flesh wants to give up.  In the name of Jesus … Amen! 

 Scripture Reading for Today: Psalms 121:3

May God Bless you at Your point of need! 

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

All Things Are Working Together

September 5th, 2014

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever wondered how things would and could be working together for your good?  You always hear people saying this, but within you often wonder how this could be possible.  You analyze your current storms and there is no way things could be working together for the good … so you think.  Have you ever walked the floors at night trying to figure out how you would make ends meet?  You have gone through every name and phone number in your address book, but you cannot nor have not found anyone to help you out.  Its not that they do not want to assist you but their also in need of a breakthrough.  Have you ever found yourself going through your checkbook wondering where all the money has gone?  At the beginning of the month you had an abundance of funds, but now on the 5th of this month you find yourself already scraping.  Have you been there?  Are you there now? 

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Isn’t it amazing how God can hear your prayers and send encouragement to you through someone else?  During the time of prayer and meditation you often wonder if the Lord is really paying attention to what you are going through.  For some reason you believe when you go through storms God automatically turns His face to you.  Beloved, All Things Are Working Together!  Just because you cannot see it happening does not mean it is not.  The Bible declares in Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.  During the rough times in your life, you must know, without any doubt, God is still in control.  The way you view your current problems and the way God sees them are totally different. 

My brother, my sister, the things we worry ourselves over are powerless when compared with our God and His power.  I care not what the enemy has said or attempted to do, what it takes man years to fix, can be resolved instantly if God so chooses.  The Bible declares in Philippians 1:6 - Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:  Beloved, All Things Are Working Together!  I do not send you this devotional as a person who has never experienced trying times.  I have endured eviction notices, no money, no food, betrayal, unemployment, etc. but during these seasons God has always shown Himself strong in my life.  I want you to know the same God who has done it for me, is the same God who can and will do it for you.  My Prayer For You: Father, help my friend understand you are still in control.  Even when things appear chaotic, you are still in control.  Thank you for this.  In name of Jesus … Amen! 

Scripture Reading for Today: Ephesians 3:20

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee