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, late last night, as I was preparing for bed, the Lord began to deal with me about the lack of trust within the body of Christ. The more the Lord spoke, the more I realized He wanted me to share it as today’s devotional. As you are reading, if any of this applies to you, just say ouch (I know I did). Here is what the Lord said to me …
“My people do not truly trust me. They act as if they do based upon the people they are around, but I see and know the intents of their hearts. Their trust for me is conditional. As long as I am doing what they want they love me, but if I do not respond based on their timetables then the same people begin to revert back to their way(s) of doing things. Each and everyday I hear their prayers, petitions, pleas and promises. While they sound so sincere, their heart is not really genuine. Its offensive to see how My people fail to realize I know them better than they know themselves. They cannot deceive me. I know if they really love me or if it is just lip service. I am the Lord, I deserve their love and respect. Who else can do what I have done? Who else can do what I do? Who else can do what I plan to do?
When my people are in need of finances, they run to get second jobs, play the lottery, call their connections, take out more loans or sell personal items. I am their last option. When my people are in need of an answer, they run to tarot cards, horoscopes or palm readers. I am their last option. When my people are offended by someone else, they quickly plot a way to get revenge. They forget vengeance is mine. When my people are hurting in their bodies, they run to drugs, alcohol, grandmas remedies or Internet medical websites. They forget My word has every answer they are in need of. They forget by His stripes they are healed. When my people are in need of comfort, they run to loved ones, friends, past mates, ungodly men or women, sex. They forget the Holy Spirit was sent to be their Comforter.
Where is the trust? If My people would sit down and think about all I have done for them, THEY would realize I have always been there for them. Never have I neglected them. Never have I turned my back on them. I despise sin and I will not look upon it. If they want to run their own lives, I can make it possible (Romans 1:28). I am the Lord, I change not. My WORD is available. I AM available. BUT, I am tired of people saying they love me, but their hearts are far from me. I am tired of the stiff-necked people. I AM the Lord, I deserve better. It is time for My people to answer one important question: Do they really trust me?”
Scripture Reading for Today: 2 Chronicles 7:14
May God Bless you at Your point of need!
Minister Darrick D. McGhee