Lord, I Need Guidance!

July 28th, 2016

Its a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever found yourself in a dilemma?  Your will versus God’s will?  You wanted to do something God said not to do?  You wanted to go somewhere God said do not?  Its very hard to handle, especially when you refuse to submit to the Lord.  So often in our lives, our desires do not complement God’s Word.  It sounds like a wonderful idea, but we know it is not of God.  You feel stuck.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  As a child of God, it is very important that we seek our Father’s approval.  Many times what we see [naturally] differs from what the Lord sees for us [spiritually].  We see nice cars, nice homes, nice looking people, but we never see destruction.  We never realize how priceless our peace is until it is gone.  Now you are in a dilemma.  Your will versus God’s will.  In your current position, you need to stop and say, Lord, I Need Guidance!  The Bible declares in Psalms 37:23 - The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.  In your life, the dilemma is not as bad as you think it is.  It can all change instantly.  How?  You must be willing to submit and surrender your will to the Lord’s will.  Always know, your will can never be superior to God’s will.

My brother, my sister, release yourself to the Lord.  Begin to pray, Lord, I Need Guidance!  I need help with my life.  I need you to guide my every step. The Bible declares in Proverbs 16:9 - A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.  You can have your life planned out in increments.  You can establish five year goals for yourself.  You can declare your own major(s) in college.  You can date the person you think you want to marry.  But you must always know one important thing, if it is not the Lord’s will, change will definitely take place.  Lord, I Need Guidance!  I am going in the wrong direction.  Help Me!  The Bible declares in 1 Peter 2:21 - For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:   Thought to Remember: Let God lead and you follow. 

Scripture Reading for the Day: Jeremiah 10:23

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

What Are Your Desires?

July 27th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God!  Have you ever desired more in life?  Have you ever accomplished one goal but still desired more?  Have you ever believed God for something others thought was crazy?  People looked at you and laughed.  Have you ever doubted yourself?  So often in our lives, we desire heavenly things but we are surrounded by earthly people.  No matter what you say, someone replies negative.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, What Are Your Desires?  What are you believing God for in your life?  Who said you could not have it?  So often, it becomes difficult to desire more when no one around you believes.  Many people live with no expectations for their lives.  They take whatever is given.  No hope, no faith, no expectancy.  What Are Your Desires?  The Bible declares in Psalms 37:4 - Delight thyself also in the LORD: and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  If you read the scripture closely, you will notice two very important parts.  First, you must delight yourself in God and not man.  You must have a desire to please the Lord … always!  If you delight in the Lord, the scripture goes on to say, He shall give you YOUR heart’s desires.  The Lord just made you a promise (never miss the promises God makes to you).  The Bible declares in 2 Corinthians 1:20 - For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

My brother, my sister, What Are Your Desires?  What do you expect from the Lord.  Many times people want God to bless their desires, but they never no what their desires are.  Allow me to ask you a question, if God were to ask you What Are Your Desires, would you have an answer?  The Bible declares in Mark 11:24 - Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.  Maybe you are expecting a new child, What Are Your Desires?  Maybe you are planning your wedding, What Are Your Desires?  Maybe you are believing God for a transition in your life, What Are Your Desires?  Maybe you are in a holding pattern, seeking the Lord for guidance and direction, What Are Your Desires?  Thought to Remember: Make sure your desires complement God’s Word!

Scripture Reading for the Day: 1 John 5:15

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Why Not Trust Him?

July 26th, 2016

 It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever had a problem with trusting people?  Have you ever trusted someone and they let you down?  How did it make you feel?  Did you vow to never trust anyone again?  So often in our lives, we experience hurt, pain and disappointment because we placed trust in man.  You opened yourself to trust and your heart was broken.  You have shut everyone out of your life, including the Lord.  You refuse to open up to anyone or anything again.  Does this sound like anyone you know?  Does this sound like you?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Allow me to start by asking you a question.  Why Not Trust Him?  (Him - being the Lord).  Why Not Trust Him?  Usually in life, when man hurts us we blame the Lord.  Since we believe it was God’s fault, we refuse to trust in Him.  Within, you know the situation is not the Lord’s fault.  You know God was trying to alert you but you ignored the warnings.  The Lord wants you to trust in Him.  The Bible declares in Psalms 118:8 - It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.  The problem is not with God, it is with you.  Your confidence in man was more important than your trust in the Lord.  Man hurt you, but you are now ignoring the Lord.  Why Not Trust Him?  The Bible declares in Proverbs 3:5 - Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

My brother, my sister, Why Not Trust Him?  You know that the Lord has never failed you.  He has never forsaken you (Hebrews 13:5).  He has never lied nor deceived you (Numbers 23:19).  He has always loved and cherished you (Romans 5:8).  At your current point of life, you must learn to trust in the Lord.  The “thing” you are believing God for (only you know what the “thing” is), can only come when you learn to trust Him at His Word.  The Bible declares in Psalms 37:3 - Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.   Why Not Trust Him?  Thought to Remember: If He said He will do it, Why Not Trust Him? 

Scripture Reading for the Day: Proverbs 29:25

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Lord, Help Me Forgive Me!

July 25th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  What do you do when your heart is heavy?  What do you do when you are disappointed with yourself?  How do you forgive yourself?  Is it possible?  So often in our lives, we find ourselves in bondage to past hurts and pains.  You thought you were healed until a familiar situation arose.  Your decisions are now haunting you.  Your fears are now trying to attack you.  What do you do?  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, everyone makes bad decisions.  We all come short of God’s glory (Romans 3:23).  Many people live defeated lives because they fail to forgive themselves.  Many believe God has yet to forgive them, but that is untrue.  We you ask God to forgive you, He does it instantly.  The Bible declares in 1 John 1:9 - If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.   This morning, you must say, ”Lord, Help Me Forgive Me!“  After God has forgiven you, it is important for you to forgive yourself.  You must pick yourself back up again.  You must vow to never allow it to happen again.  You must allow God to cleanse you completely.

My brother, my sister, are you able to say, Lord, Help Me Forgive Me!“   When you realize all that Christ has done for you, His love is evident toward you.  The Bible declares in Romans 5:8 - But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.   He died so you may live.  He died for sins you committed.  He bled for you.  He suffered for you.  Yes you made bad choices in life.  Yes you failed in the past. Yes you hurt others; but God is able to heal you.  Lord, Help Me Forgive Me!“   Thought to Remember: Hidden hurts are not healed hurts.

Scripture Reading for the Day: James 5:16

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

He’s Praying For You!

July 22nd, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Are you glad its Friday?  Has it been a long week for you?  Are you feeling overwhelmed?  Frustrated?  Irritated?  When you become frustrated and irritated, what do you do?  Do you walk away and pray?  Do you sing your favorite song?  Do you release your anger on everyone?  So often in our lives, we find ourselves lashing out against everyone.  When you get upset, you attack the entire world.  Everyone is wrong but you.  Does this sound like someone you know?  Does this sound like you?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Guess what?  When you are feeling overwhelmed, overworked, under-payed, irritated and frustrated, He’s Praying For You!  He intercedes on your behalf.  The Bible declares in Hebrews 7:25 - Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.   At your worse points in life, the Lord is still able to handle you.  When no one else wants to be bothered with you, the Lord always has a way to get your attention.  He knows you.  Not only does He know you, but He has given the Holy Spirit charge over you.  While in charge, He’s Praying For You!  The Bible declares in Romans 8:27 - And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.   

My brother, my sister, is the job that bad?  Are you that mean?  Is it too hard for the Lord?  Have you ever been in a position where you did not know what to pray for?  Even at that point, the Bible declares in Romans 8:26 - Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.  Dear friend, never allow your anger to lead to sinning.  The Bible declares in Ephesians 4:26 - Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:   When everything seems to be against you, always know … He’s Praying For You!  Thought to Remember: At your lowest point, God can still pick you up!  Until Monday …

Scripture Reading for the Day: Romans 8:34

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Bring It All To Jesus!

July 21st, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Are you currently trying to handle your problems alone?  Have you refused assistance from other people?  Has your problem become bigger than your understanding?  Do you not know, all big problems were once small problems?  So often in our lives, we attempt to do everything for ourselves and by ourselves. You trust nothing nor anyone.  You inconsistently trust the Lord.  Does this sound like anyone you know?  Does this sound like you?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  You have tried every possible solution you could invent.  The problem still exist.  Why?  My friend, you must learn how to Bring It All To Jesus!  Over time, I have learned how to give all my cares and concerns to the Master.  He desires all of me, including my problems.  The Bible declares in 1 Peter 5:7 - Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.  The key words in this scripture are casting and Him.  You cannot cast your cares upon just anyone.  It must be someone who truly knows and cares for you.  “Him” represents the Lord God Most High.  Bring It All To Jesus!

My brother, my sister, what prevents you from giving your problems to the Lord?  Who stands in your way?  In your eyes, the problem is beyond repair; but in the eyes of God, your problem can be easily fixed.  The Bible declares in Luke 18:27 - And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.  There is nothing too hard for the Lord … nothing!  Give it to Him.  Not tomorrow, but right NOW!  You should be tired of being without.  You should be tired of being burden down with the cares of this world.  Bring It All To Jesus!   All of it!  Thought to Ponder:  If God cannot handle it, who can?  

Scripture Reading for the Day: Hebrews 13:5

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

God’s Work

July 20th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God. Have you ever been overwhelmed with problems and dilemmas? Everything in your life seemed to weigh you down? Have you ever involved yourself in more than you can really handle? Each time you turned around, you were needed to do something else. So often in our lives, we overload ourselves with assignments and task that press us down. We become so heavily involved until no one can offer us advice. The more projects, the more problems. The more assignments, the more assaults. Have you been there? Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you. While we think we are impressing others, we are actually destroying ourselves. My friend, I know you are creative and innovative, but are you doing God’s Work? It matters not to achieve the applauds of man, if God receives no glory. It matters not if you get the promotion, if God receives no glory. The Bible declares in Hebrews 13:2 - Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. So often, we become heavily involved in church work, until we ignore the work of the church. The work of the church is God’s Work. Church work is our comfortable, programmed activities. No changes possible. Tradition. God’s Work is outside the four walls of the church building. The Bible declares in Matthew 28:19 - Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  

My brother, my sister, we are surrounded by people who need God’s Work in their lives. They need someone to express love towards them (in spite of their condition). There are children who need to know God cares. In our neighborhood and church communities, there are homeless and drug addicted people who need God’s Work in their lives. The Bible declare in Hebrews 13:2 - Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.  I charge you today, lessen your work and start doing God’s WorkThought to Ponder: If my work is more important than God’s, then who am I serving?

Scripture Reading for the Day: Mark 8:36

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

To God Be The Glory!

July 19th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever received a complement or encouraging word from someone?  After you ministered the Word of God or led a song in the choir?  How did you feel about the complement or encouraging word?  Did you receive the glory?  Did you entertain pride and arrogance?  So often in our lives, we receive accolades from man without ever giving the Lord the true recognition.  We know that it was the Lord’s doing.  We know God used us to do what we did.

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, To God Be The Glory!  I could never stand back and receive God’s glory.  No matter how successful you become in life, if it had not been for the Lord, you would not have what you have.  It is by the grace of God that I am able to do what I do.  It is through the love of God that I am not lost in my sins (Romans 5:8).  The Bible declares in Colossians 3:23 - And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.  I owe God the glory.  When someone wants to thank you for doing something, tell them, “To God Be The Glory!”  When the Lord uses you to do anything, always allow your reply to be To God Be The Glory!

My brother, my sister, never forget who anointed you.  Never forget who pulled you out of your messy situation (Romans 3:23).  Never forget to acknowledge the Lord in all your ways (Proverbs 3:6).  No matter how wonderful your voice is, To God Be The Glory!  No matter how excellent you sound when you teach or preach, To God Be The Glory!  The Bible declares in Mark 8:38 - Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory. Thought to Remember: Never forget to give God His glory!

Scripture Reading for the Day: 1 Corinthians 10:31

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Draw Close to God!

July 18th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever found yourself in a place of danger?  Did everything around you seem deadly?  Were people out to destroy you and your family?  So often in our lives, we find ourselves engaged in deadly dilemmas, tremendous trials, and severe storms.  No one to count on.  No one to trust in.  No one to lean on.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, when everything has gone wrong, Draw Close to God!  The Lord knows what you stand in need of.  He knows what you need to make it through each day.  The Bible declares in James 4:8 - Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you …  You must learn to depend upon the Lord for everything in life, not just when things have gone wrong.  When you are on the “mountain top, ” you must still depend solely on the Lord.  The Bible declares in Proverbs 3:5 - Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  When you think about it, God is the only one who can uphold you.  Draw Close to God!

Today, what are you enduring?  What trial or test are you faced with?  Who has set out to destroy you?  My brother, my sister, Draw Close to God!  Become so close to God, until you know He will handle all your problems.  Give it all to Him.  Do not attempt to do it by yourself.  Do not depend on man to do it for you.  The Bible declares Psalms 118:8 - It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.  Draw Close to God!  Thought to Remember: God awaits for you with His arms wide open.

Scripture Reading for the Day: Matthew 6:33

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

It Was The Passion of Christ!

July 15th, 2016

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever wondered why God loved you so much?  Have you ever wondered why God would send His only begotten Son to die on the Cross … for you?  Have you ever wondered why He endured all He did … for you?  So often in our lives, we never stop and thank our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for enduring the pain and agony of the Cross.  He loved each of us that much!  This morning, after waking up (and before leaving for work), did you stop and tell the Lord, “Thank You?”

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  What kind of love is this?  Why would He do it?  My friend, It Was The Passion of Christ!  He died so we may live.  He bled so we may be free from sin.  The Bible declares that while He hung on the Cross, he prayed for all who mocked and scorned Him.  The Bible declares in Luke 23:34 - Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.   After all He went through, what made Him pray for the offenders … It Was The Passion of Christ!  After all of our mistakes and failures, what made Him forgive us … It Was The Passion of Christ!   When we were deep in sin, far from a peaceful shore, what delivered us … It Was The Passion of Christ!

My Brother, my sister, what are you enduring today?  What dilemma do you face?  What storm are you going through?  Do you not know God will deliver you?  No matter what we face in life, nothing can ever compare to the sacrifice of the Cross.  It Was The Passion of Christ!  The Bible declares in Romans 5:8 - But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  As you go through your day, temptations will arise.  Test will come.  Tribulations will surface.  When things become overbearing, ask yourself one question, … does this come close to the sacrifice of the Cross?  Some wonder why He died for us … It Was The Passion of Christ!   Thought to Remember: What can wash away my sins? Nothing but THE BLOOF OF JESUS CHRIST!  Until Monday!

Scripture Reading for the Day: John 15:13

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee