Archive for February, 2015

Haterade (The Drink For Haters!)

Friday, February 27th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Do you know someone who tries to undercut everything you attempt to do in life?  Even the smallest things you work toward are attacked by this person.  Truthfully speaking, they do not want what you have but they also do not want you to have it.  It is amazing to think that someone, somewhere finds motivation in attempting to blessing block you.  Do they not realize what God has for you is for you?  Do they not realize the Bible declares in Numbers 23:20 - Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.  Do you know someone who gets offended when people do not applaud them?  They expect the earth and everything that dwells therein to bow to them daily.  Man please!  While this may sound funny to most of us, there really are people who get mad when God blesses you first.

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  I have learned that for every new level God raises you to, there are also new devils you must endure.  These devils (demons) graduate in their tactics, the same way you graduate in the spirit.  When you first gave your life to Christ, you were attacked in elementary ways; but now since you are in higher education (higher spiritual level), you are enduring more sophisticated attackers.  Be not deceived, the Bible calls satan (serpent) the most cunning/subtil of all creatures (Genesis 3:1).  As you mature in the spirit you begin to realize the enemy also uses people against you.  These people are known as haters.  Their job is to do whatever it takes to keep you from the destiny God has for you.  How do they accomplish this task?  They have an energy drink known as Haterade (The Drink For Haters!)  The Bible declares in 1 John 4:17 - Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he (Jesus) is, so are we in this world.

My brother, my sister, a hater is one who expresses or feels extreme enmity or active hostility.  This person or group of people are influenced by an inward demon that makes them feel justified in their behavior.  This is the person who second-guesses your testimony.  This is the person who smiles in your face and instantly passes a note about you.  This is the person who operates in the same ministry with you (and even sits next to you), but inwardly they’re plotting and scheming.  This is the person who sits at your dinner table on Sunday and leads the gossip sessions on Monday.  What makes a person do such ungodly things, it is the energy drink known as Haterade (The Drink For Haters!)  This drink makes the nicest person evil.  The Bible declares in Proverbs 6:34 - For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.  Today, have you taken a sip of this drink?

Scripture Reading for Today: John 8:44

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

God Changed Me!

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever had someone disrespect you?  Without any reservation, this person felt no remorse for trying to step on or over you.  This person did not feel bad for spreading vicious lies or hurtful rumors about you.  This person did not care that your character was being assassinated by their devilish acts.  This person did not mind scandalizing you or your family.  Have you ever had someone criticize you for something they did wrong?  This person threw you right under the bus with hopes of protecting himself/herself.  With no feeling of guilt or shame, this person pointed their finger at you.  If they only knew!  For some reason people take your Christian walk as an opportunity to take advantage of you.  To push you just to see how you will respond.

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  If people only knew how you were before God cleaned you up.  If they only knew how your attitude once was.  If they only knew how mean you were before surrendering your life to Christ.  If they only knew you this time a few years ago the outcome would be much different, but since you are saved by the blood of Jesus revenge is not your first alternative.  My friend, the next time someone disrespects you, remind yourself, God Changed Me!  Yes you could cuss them out but you are above that now.  Yes you could react fleshly but you no longer live according to the flesh (John 3:6).  The Bible declares in Matthew 5:44 - But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

My brother, my sister, whose trying to provoke you to wrath?  Whose trying to pull you back into the world?  Whose trying to bring back the old man’s nature?  Whose trying to make you appear hypocritical?  In each of our lives, there is at least one person who tries us.  This person is determined to bring you down.  Their entire motivation is to see you fall.  It could be your co-worker, your boss, your brother or sister sitting next to you in the choir, your family member or even a past friend.  Beloved, whomever it may be, remind yourself: God Changed Me!  The Bible declares in 2 Corinthians 5:17 - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  Today, look that demon in the face and declare unto him that the old man is dead!  Hallelujah!

Scripture Reading for Today: Romans 6:6, 1 Corinthians 2:14

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

You Do Not Have To Hang With Everyone!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever found yourself avoiding certain people?  No offense to anyone but you know certain people are not good for your health.  Its not that you think you are better than them but you do realize when they are around there’s a heaviness in your spirit.  Guess what, this person can even be related to you.  Have you ever been in conversation with someone and you discerned that everything they said were lies?  The more they talked the more your spirit grieved.  A great heaviness comes over you when their speaking because you know their speech is dishonest.  You find yourself wondering why is this person lying.  It is not worth it.  Have you ever been there?  Are you there now?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  I believe the enemy uses people, places and things to contaminate our spirits.  he will use these tools to press us down, attempt to walk over us or even pull us down like crabs in a bucket.  Each of us know at least one person who fits this category.  This person cannot handle God blessing you.  Whenever something awesome happens in your life, they find a reason to get the spotlight back on them.  When the Lord blessed them, you rejoiced.  When God blessed you, they hate.  (FYI: If you do not know anyone like this, could it possible that you are the person?)  My friend, You Do Not Have To Hang With Everyone!  While the Bible instructs us to love our neighbor, it does not instruct us to hang with them (Mark 12:31).  There are some people you must love from a distance.  The Bible declares in 2 Corinthians 6:17 - Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

My brother, my sister, you may not agree with me but there are some people who hate seeing you blessed.  Yes they smile right in your face, but within their hating on you.  Yes they stand close to you when the cameras are shooting, but when it is over their the same ones driving the knife in your back.  Yes they claim to be praying for you, but truthfully their praying against you.  Yes they promise to always be there for you, but during tough times where are they?  Beloved, You Do Not Have To Hang With Everyone!  Child of God, evaluate all of the people you have in your life.  Are they there because God put them there, because you refuse to let go or because their leeching from you?  The Bible declares in Malachi 3:18 - Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

Scripture Reading for Today: Proverbs 18:24

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Calm Down!

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Yesterday something very interesting happened to me at work.  As a result, anger filled my heart.  I was beyond upset.  Instantly the devil began to fill my head with evil thoughts and ungodly plans.  Isn’t it amazing how the enemy is always lurking around waiting for a chance to come in and wreak havoc?  I do not mean minutes, hours or days later, but instantly he attempted to implement his plans.  Be very careful.  In the midst of this situation, the Holy Spirit began to minister to my spirit.  Calmly, but effectively, He began to bring scriptures back to my remembrance.  A sermon was not preached, tongues were not spoken nor were praise songs ringing in the background.  Truthfully, all of this occurred within.

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Today’s devotional comes as a result of that situation.  In the midst of everything that occurred yesterday, the Holy Spirit spoke two words into my spirit: Calm Down!  As soon as these two words hit my spirit, a heavenly peace came upon me.  Have you ever found yourself stuck between to opinions?  You are stuck between to forces that require for you to choose whose side you are on.  Whether on your job, in your home, at the church, in class, while shopping, or even in the midst of heavy traffic, have you ever had the devil pollute your head with demonic thoughts but instantly have the Holy Spirit intervene?  If you answered yes, allow me to share this scripture with you: Jude 1:9 - Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

My brother, my sister, what are you currently going through in your life?  Are you sitting around worried about the affairs of someone else?  Are you consumed with the opinions of your peers?  Are you stressed out about the day-to-day operations?  Have you become preoccupied with approval of everyone accept the Lord?  Are you walking the floors at night wondering how you will pay your bills or care for your children?  Are you running around behaving as if God cannot fix what you are going through?  Are you impatiently waiting for God to answer but it appears as if He is taking too long?  Beloved, if you answered yes to any of these questions, I have been instructed to tell you something: Calm Down!  The Bible declares in Genesis 18:14 -Is any thing too hard for the LORD? …  God will respond in due time.

Scripture Reading for Today: Isaiah 55:6-11

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

He Will Give You Peace!

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Did you sleep well last night?  Were you tossing back and forth?  Has worry taken over your mind? Were you walking the floors wondering how things will get better?  So often in our lives, we find ourselves trapped by the cares of the world.  No matter how hard you try, you can never seem to overcome the mental depression.  You feel oppressed.  No matter how good things are, you always find something to worry about.  If it is not something directly, then it is indirectly.  Whether it is your own personal matter or something affecting someone else, you always find a reason to worry.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  The Bible declares in Philippians 4:7 - And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.   My friend, God is a faithful God.  During your times of worry and anxiety, He Will Give You Peace!  Understand, man’s peace depends upon what you do for him, but God’s peace results in what Christ did for you.  You are free from the cares of this world.  The Bible declares in Philippians 2:5 - Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:  God will give you peace during a ‘hellish’ situation.  When everything seems to be against you, God will give you peace.  When everyone has counted you out, God will give you peace.

My brother, my sister, what are you worried about?  Where have you devoted all of your attention?  Be set free!  When you cannot see your way out, He Will Give You Peace!  Do you realize God is able to give you peace when everything and everybody is fighting against you?  He will give you peace in the midst of confusion.  He will give you peace that causes other people to wonder how you remain so calm, especially when they know what you are going through.  The Bible declares in Romans 8:6 - For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  Point to Ponder:  Do you find yourself worrying about everything?

Scripture Reading for Today: Mark 4:39

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

The Anointing Comes With A Price!

Friday, February 20th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  What a week this has been.  For some it went by very fast; for others you could not wait until Friday came.  Isn’t it amazing how people can be placed in the same situation but respond to it differently?  Some people breakdown, while others fight back.  Some run and hide, while others stand firmly.  Some ask why me, while others say why not me.  Could it be possible that the very thing you are complaining about is the tool God is using to position you?  I know it is hard to believe or receive, but sometimes God will allow certain things to happen to prove to the devil whose side you are on.  Read Job 2.  Stop allowing the enemy to pollute your thoughts.  Just because you are being challenged today does not mean God is punishing you.  He could be bragging on you. 

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Do you realize your anointing comes with a price?  Do you realize God notices your sacrifices?  He recognizes your faithfulness.  Imagine how He must feel when you are complaining because someone else has what you feel you deserve.  Child of God, before you covet your neighbor’s house and/or possessions …

  • Make sure you are ready to pay the price they had to pay.
  • Make sure you are ready to cry like they have.
  • Make sure you are willing to suffer the way they have.
  • Make sure you are prepared to lose friends like they have.
  • Make sure you are able to stand in the midst of hell like they have.
  • Make sure you are willing to fast as much as they have.
  • Make sure you are willing to pray and consecrate as much as they have.
  • Make sure you are able to say ’no’ when everyone expects you to say ’yes’.
  • Make sure you are willing to be faithful to God, even when other Believers are compromising.
  • Make sure you are ready to experience severe spritual warfare.
  • Make sure you are ready to be lied on, laughed at, kicked around, ridiculed, gossiped about, and/or criticized.

Beloved, there are people who would love to have what you have, but their not willing to suffer through what you have.  The Anointing Comes With A Price!  Cherish it.  Value it.  Nurture it.  Appreciate it.  The Bible declares in Isaiah 10:27 - And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.

Scripture Reading for Today: Exodus 20:17, Psalms 37

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

You Either Believe Or You Do Not!

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  If you will recall, yesterday’s devotional was entitled, You’re Coming Out Of This!  While going through yesterday’s activities, the Lord began to deal with me on this matter.  He began to speak to me about the worry, wonder and lack of faith some Christians are dealing with.  Although they believe things will get better one day, they do not believe it will happen anytime soon.  Are you that person?  As a result of this spiritual inpartation, today you are receiving part two of yesterday’s devotional.  Since your situation has not changed for a while, have you become consumed with the thoughts that this is how it will always be?  Maybe you are working on a job you really would love to leave, or in a relationship that has since expired, or experiencing financial hardships that haven’t gotten better.

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  No matter what your current situation is, God is still greater.  How is it we can believe God for someone else’s breakthrough, but when it comes to our own personal breakthrough we doubt it can happen?  How is it we can fast and pray for someone else’s healing, but we give in to the doctor’s report about our health?  How is it we can prophesy to someone else about greatness but fail to speak into our own lives about greatness?  How is it we can see God moving in someone else’s life but fail to see Him moving in our own lives?  (Just some questions I often think about.)  My friend, You Either Believe Or You Do Not!  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.

My brother, my sister, if you can believe God for someone else, it is time for you to believe God for yourself.  God is not bias.  He does not favor so-and-so over you.  Read Romans 2:11.  He is a just God and He also loves you.  Beloved, You Either Believe Or You Do Not!  You either believe God is able to fix it or you do not. You either believe God is mightier than satan or you do not.  You either believe you are coming out of this or you do not.  After hearing from the Lord I came to the conclusion that I cannot make anyone believe.  It is time for you to believe in the Word of God for yourself.  It is time for you to believe God will stand by His promises.  I believe … do you?  The Bible declares in Matthew 16:13-16 - When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God

Scripture Reading for Today: Matthew 16:17-19

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

You’re Coming Out Of This!

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Are you currently going through trying times?  Times where it appears doom is getting ready to take place.  Times where it appears everything you touch is falling apart.  Times where it appears that nothing you do is good enough.  Think about what you are currently going through.  Does it appear as if God has vacated the premises?  Does it appear as if God has forgotten about you?  Does it appear as if God is ignoring you?  Lets be honest with ourselves.  Each of us have experienced those moments in our lives when we have asked God that one important question … WHY ME?  You wonder if God is punishing you.  You wonder if past sins have finally caught up with you.  While you know God is faithful, lately you have been questioning this.  Have you ever been there?  Are you there now?

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  It is amazing how God can shut the mouths of lions (Daniel 6:22), take the burn out of fires (Daniel 3:15-22), raise man from the dead (John 11:43), heal the blind (Mark 8:23), give strength to lame legs (Matthew 11:5), feed the multitude (Matthew 14:21), etc., but we think He cannot fix our problems.  We act as if God is not the same God.  The Bible declares in Malachi 3:6 - For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.  My friend, You’re Coming Out Of This!  It matters not how bad things appear right now.  It matters not what the devil is saying to you.  The same God who did it then, is the same God who can do it now.

My brother, my sister, what are you dealing with today?  What are you faced with?  What roadblock do you have in front of you?  What trap has the devil set before you?  What lie has he told you?  Do you believe God is able?  I believe God is able to bring you through whatever it is.  Beloved, You’re Coming Out Of This!  The Bible declares in Hebrews 13:8 - Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.  Whether it is a bad relationship, there is an exit.  Whether it is financial hardship, there is an exit.  Whether it is an unfavorable health report, there is an exit.  Whether it is lies and/or vicious rumors, there is an exit.  Whether it is unemployment, there is an exit.  Child of God, trouble does not last always.  God will lead you through this.

Scripture Reading for Today: Psalms 46:1

May God Bless you at Your point of need! 

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Stop Missing God Because of Someone Else!

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever known someone who never expected anything good to happen for them?  No matter how many times God blesses them, this person still expects something awful to occur.  They cannot imagine nice things happening to or for them.  Have you ever had God speak a word into your spirit but in stead of receiving it you questioned its validity?  Because you never saw it happen before you questioned if it could really be done for you.  Have you ever told someone something God promised you, but they discouraged you in return?  Just because they could not fathom it really coming to pass they tried to detour you from your destiny.

Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Just because someone else does not believe God like you, does not mean you need to give in to their disbelief.  I have learned that God will not backslide on His promises.  If He promised you (or me) anything, He is God enough to bring it to pass.  The Bible declares in Numbers 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?  My friend, Stop Missing God Because of Someone Else!  Do you realize God has great things in store for you?  Do you realize the Lord had you in mind when He placed you where you are?  Do you realize you have been anointed for this?

My brother, my sister, who do you have speaking doubt in your ears?  Who do you run to every time you hear the Lord speaking (1 Samuel 3)?  It is important for you to understand everyone is not happy to hear about the things God is doing or promising to do in your life.  {Read about Joseph - Genesis 37}  You need to be careful when you run to tell people what God has promised you.  Sometimes it is best to keep things to yourself or write them down.  The more you reveal to people, the more they will attempt to kill, steal or destroy your dreams.  Beloved, Stop Missing God Because of Someone Else!  Do you realize there are people who miss God moving on their behalf because their preoccupied with people’s opinions?  The Bible declares in 1 Thessalonians 4:11 - And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you

Scripture Reading for Today: James 1:19

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Praise Your Way Through!

Monday, February 16th, 2015

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  My friend, God is faithful.  At your lowest points of life, He has always been there for you.  When no one could be found, you could always depend on the Lord.  When the storms of life were raging, God was your anchor.  When the enemy attempted to destroy you, God was your protection.  When your marriage, your ministry, your home, your children, or even your job was in jeopardy, God granted an unexplainable peace.  He is Faithful and Just.  Just think back.  It was no one else but God!

Today, I have been commissioned to come and encourage you in the Lord.  My friend, what are you facing today?  What dilemma do you find yourself involved in?  You have tried everything and everyone and the results have not changed.  The Lord desires to free you from the turmoil of this life.  When your surroundings seem threatening, and everything is [seemingly] against you … Praise Your Way Through!  Stop complaining.  Stop griping.  Do you not know who your Father is?  Your Father responds to praise and worship, not whining and groping.  The Bible declares in 1 Chronicles 29:13 - Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.  Exalt the name of Jesus Christ.  Let your enemies know who your Father is.

My brother, my sister, lift up your head.  Walk with upright shoulders.  You have no reason to walk with a depressed demeanor.  God is on your side.  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.  Through every attack of the enemy, Praise Your Way Through!  When your finances get low, Praise Your Way Through!  When tomorrow seems uncertain, Praise Your Way Through!   When your place of employment is hellish, Praise Your Way Through!  When your relationship is on the ropes. Praise Your Way Through!   When your friends laugh in your face, Praise Your Way Through!

Point to Ponder:  Have you ever praised during testing times?  —— Now would be a great time to start!

Scripture Reading for Today: Psalms 100 

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee