Archive for January, 2017

Will What You Ask God For Bring Him Glory?

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  When was the last time you overwhelmed your problems with praise to God?  Times when you take your attention off of the problems surrounding you, and offer total praise to the God who can bring you through.  When was the last time you opened your mouth to bless God and not to complain to Him?  Times when you thank Him for who He is and all He has done.  It is easy to complain when things are not going the way you would hope.  It is easy to gripe and moan about what you do not have but someone else does.  How often do you praise God for blessing someone else?  You do realize God is pleased when we are able to celebrate with our brothers and sisters?  If you can praise God for what He has done for others, then you are displaying to God how much you believe He can do the same for you.

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  When someone around you receives a blessing from the Lord, how does it make you feel?  When a friend gets what you have been praying for, how do you react?  Are you filled with anger and jealousy when a family member experiences God’s overflow?  Many times in life, the thing(s) we ask God for do not come when we desire for them to come.  Sometimes we find ourselves surrounded by people who are being blessed with abundance while we are waiting in anticipation.  My friend, whatever the case may be, there’s a question you must answer.  Will What You Ask God For Bring Him Glory?  Is God’s glory your primary reason for asking?  Will your request cause people to praise God or praise you?  The Bible declares in 1 Corinthians 10:31 - Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.  In all that we do, the glory of God should be our top priority.  The applauds of man are temporary.  The same ones who cheer for you today, could be the same ones who scorn you tomorrow.

My brother, my sister, Will What You Ask God For Bring Him Glory?  Are you asking because someone else has it, or do you want it to edify the body of Christ?  Will your request bless the people of God or just you?  Is your request only for increasing your bank account or for supplying meat in the house of God?  The Bible declares in Colossians 3:23 - And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;  Beloved, your place of employment is for more than a biweekly or monthly paycheck.  God does not need your job to bless you.  He also has you there to be a light shinig for Him.  Your complaining dampens the brightest of your light (Philippians 2:14).  Will What You Ask God For Bring Him Glory?  Each time you ask God to do something on your behalf, ask yourself why you want it done.  Prayer for Today: Father, in all that I do and with all that I ask for, please let my request bring glory to Your name.  In Jesus’ name … Amen! 

Scripture Reading for Today: 2 Corinthians 4:6

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Do Not Bow To The Enemy!

Monday, January 30th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  When was the last time you took a stand against wicked devices?  The times when church members and family members engaged in destructive gossip, what did you do about it?  The times when unrighteousness was occurring at your place of employment, what did you say about it?  Do people flock to you with the latest rumors?  Many time those who gossip and spread rumors, only go to those who enjoy hearing it.  Are you one?  Have you declared Christ as the head of your life?  Is He in total control of your comings and goings?  When was the last time you told someone about the goodness of Jesus Christ?  Are you ashamed?  Are you afraid?  Is the enemy trying to make you bow?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister.  So often in our lives, we see many people compromise their walk with the Lord for momentary recognition or acceptance by friends.  We watch many people lose their blessings because they partner with people who did not fear the Lord.  We know people who have walked away from the church and fellowship with the Lord because the world appeared more glorious.  There are members of our family that refuse to confess Christ as their Savior because they believe all Christians are hypocrites.  You have debated and pleaded with them.  No change.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?  My friend, Do Not Bow To The Enemy!  The Bible declares in Daniel 3:10-11 - Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, shall fall down and worship the golden image: 11 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.  As the three Hebrew boys, you must bow to no other gods (Exodus 20:3).

My brother, my sister, it does not matter how wonderful this world appears.  It does not matter what promises the enemy has issued (John 8:44).  Do Not Bow To The Enemy!  You must remain stedfast and unmovable in the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:58).  Beloved, there is only one God to bow down before … the One True and Living God.  The Bible declares in Psalms 95:6 - O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.  We are the creation of God.  We have been designed to offer Him daily praise and sincere worship.  He has given us a heart to know Him (Jeremiah 24:7).  Do Not Bow To The Enemy!  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.  Has the enemy been tempting you with unfulfilled promises?  Are you enticed by his lies?  Are you his pawn?  Have you bowed to the enemy?  I pray you have not.  Prayer for Today: Father, I realize the enemy desires to make me bow before him.  As your child, I submit myself totally to you and no one else.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!  

Scripture Reading for Today: Exodus 20:5

 

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

 

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

You Must Use Wisdom!

Friday, January 27th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever reacted to an offer before thinking it out clearly?  It sounded good when first presented to you.  Maybe it was a promotion on your job.  The new increase seemed wonderful.  You jumped to the opportunity.  Now that you have committed yourself to what you agreed upon, you regret it.  While the money is good, the hours are tiresome.  The extra work is overwhelming.  Have you ever carelessly misused money?  When the paycheck was first deposited, the amount was large.  You thought of many things you could do with or buy with the money.  The new dress, shoes, suit, jersey, you always wanted is heavily weighing on your mind.  You forget about the budget.  When was the last time you prayed before making a decision?  When was the last time you asked for a little more time to think on the offer?  When was the last time you took your desires to the Lord?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  In our lives, we are often faced with daily decisions.  Everywhere you go, something or someone needs your guidance before they proceed.  Quick reactions can be deadly.  What do you do?  What do you say?  Do you have time to pray? (I believe you always have time to pray).  My friend, You Must Use Wisdom!  The Bible declares in Proverbs 4:7 - Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.  As a child of God, having wisdom is essential.  Many decisions you will make can easily be resolved when you respond in a wise manner.  Wisdom allows you to determine the difference between what you need and what you want.  Without it, many people confuse the two.  You Must Use Wisdom!  How many decisions have you made without wise counsel?  How many mistakes could have been avoided if you used wisdom?  The Bible declares in Proverbs 1:7 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

My brother, my sister, what are you faced with today?  What decision do you have to make today?  Before you respond, as you normally would, ask God to help you make a wise decision.  The Bible declares in Proverbs 2:6 - For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.  You Must Use Wisdom!  Beloved, many people have suffered due to unwise choices or reactions.  Many have lost days, weeks, months and years of their life as a result of unwise investments or contributions.  In Proverbs 3:13, the Bible declares that happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.  You Must Use Wisdom!  It is imperative.  Wisdom enables you to speak when necessary and hold your tongue when you desire to speak negatively.  It allows you to uphold the Word of God when you desire to give someone a “piece of your mind.”  Wisdom allows you to do your job when co-workers are gossiping and complaining about the job.  It allows you to think before you speak.  You Must Use Wisdom!  Prayer for Today: Father, today I pray for wisdom and understanding.  Wisdom to make wise decisions.  Understanding to understand your will and assignment for me on today.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!  Until Monday …

Scripture Reading for Today: Proverbs 4:5, Proverbs 8:11

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Whatever You Do, Never Stop Praying!

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  When was the last time you prostrated yourself in the presence of God?  I mean fully stretched out in humble submission and worship.  When was the last time you stayed in your secret place until you heard from the Lord?  Many times we enter into prayer with one agenda … dominating the conversation.  We vent and release all of our cares, but we usually do not leave with what the Lord intended to give us.  We are quick to speak but slow to listen (James 1:19).  When was the last time you interceded for someone else’s situation?  A time when you went before the Lord because your brother or sister was in need of God’s intervention.  A time when you stood in the gap for the life and soul of your neighbor.  How often do you pray in a day (1 Thessalonians 5:17)?  Are your prayers influenced by tragedy or covenant relationship?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  I know how it feels to be overwhelmed with life’s problems and the assignment on your life.  Giving up is easy.  Many times you are hanging on by a wing and a prayer.  Your spirit is willing but your flesh is weak.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?  My friend, Whatever You Do, Never Stop Praying!  Do not allow your current dilemma to force you away from conversation with God.  The enemy would love to see that take place.  The Bible declares in Matthew 6:6 - But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.  You are designed to commune with the Lord.  Many of our problems derive out of our lack of prayer.  We start out praying often, but when things are going well we slowly decrease in our prayers.  Do you not know God desires to converse with you always, not just when you are in trouble?  Whatever You Do, Never Stop Praying!

My brother, my sister, has your prayer life slowly diminished?  Have you replaced your prayers to God with telephone calls to friends and family?  The Bible declares in Philippians 4:6 - Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  Beloved, challenges will come.  The enemy will try all he can to tempt you and draw you away from the Lord’s will.  Whatever You Do, Never Stop Praying!  Do not cease in seeking after the Lord.  There are many traps, which the enemy set against you, that God has exposed because you remained in fellowship with Him.  There are many wolves in sheep’s clothing God allowed you to discern because you remained in communion with Him.  The Bible charges us to always pray.  When rising in the morning.  While getting dressed.  When driving to and from work.  When cleaning our homes or paying our bills.  Whatever You Do, Never Stop Praying!  Prayer for Today: Father, today I uphold my convenant with you.  I will remain in constant conversation with you.  When I speak you always listen, now it is time for me to listen when you speak, in Jesus’ name … Amen! 

Scripture Reading for Today: James 5:16

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Who Do You Stand For?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever felt tempted to do what you knew was wrong?  Within your spirit, you knew the Lord would not be pleased but you contemplated doing it anyway.  You knew the outcome could ruin you and bruise your family.  Have you ever said ‘yes’ to something when ‘no’ was the response you should have given?  Now that you have given your response you regret it everyday.  You heard the Lord clearly tell you not to do it or say it.  Even when you gave the response their was no peace.  Your response came at your request to belong or be accepted.  When was the last time you spoke up against unrighteousness?  I am not talking about judging but correcting.  Turning your back from sin and acting as if it is not happening does not excuse you.  If your brother or sister has fallen into sin, trying to assist them with a cover-up does not eliminate the problem.  God sees all.

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, Who Do You Stand For? - God?  What do you stand for? - Righteousness?  What are you standing on? - The Word of God?  In life, we must commit ourselves to upholding what is right in the sight of God.  We must learn to operate in accordance to the Word of God.  We must live to obey and glorify the Almighty God.  The Bible declares in Matthew 12:50 - For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.  To be a child of God is an awesome privilege.  What great benefits we enjoy.  However, for every great thing comes great responsibility.  We can no longer act how we want, when we want, where we want.  We must set the examples on our jobs, in our homes, at our churches (yes, even at church), within our communities.  No longer can we proclaim Christ alone.  We must also live for Christ and act like Christ.  Who Do You Stand For?  Are you easily swayed by the world (Luke 9:62)?  Are you quick to return to sinful pleasures?

My brother, my sister, a close friend of mine often says, if you do not stand for something, you will fall for anything.  This is a true statement for each of us.  Who Do You Stand For?  The Bible declares in Joshua 24:15 - And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.  Beloved, you must make a decision for your life.  Will you live everyday for the Lord?  Will you work to uphold the commandments of Jesus (Matthew 22:37-40)?  Will strive to treat your neighbor with love (1 John 4:20)?  Who Do You Stand For?  Prayer for Today: Father, today I commit myself to live a life that is pleasing to you.  I commit to stand for what you commanded.  Help me uphold this covenant.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!  

Scripture Reading for Today: 1 Peter 2:9

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Don’t Give Up … Grow Up!

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  When was the last time you endured a life changing test?  A test that caused you to do a self- evaluation.  A test that placed the mirror in front of you.  A test that no one could pass for you.  A test that dropped you to your knees.  When was the last time you believed in yourself?  Believed when no one else did.  Believed when everything seemed uncertain and unclear.  When was the last time you apologized?  Apologized for disrespecting someone.  Apologized for lying on or gossiping about someone.  Apologized for not offering to assist when you had the resources they needed.  When was the last time you thanked the Lord for being faithful toward you?  Faithful when you were not.  Faithful when no one else was.  Faithful when the pressure was against you.  When was the last time you encouraged yourself?  Or the last time you treated yourself well?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  In life, there are times when we are faced with ourselves.  Times when we are forced to evaluate everything in our lives.  The good and the bad.  The highs and the lows.  The trials and the triumphs.  There are times when we have to trust the Lord in the middle of the storm.  During these times, in our lives, the Lord is not trying to destroy you.  He desires for us to mature to new levels.  The tests are not designed for us to quit, but grow.  My friend, when you realize the areas that need improvement, Don’t Give Up … Grow Up!  The Bible declares in 1 Corinthians 13:11 - When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.  There comes a time, in our lives, when we must put away childish things.  Things that cause us to act against God.  Things that cause tantrums or complaining.  When you realize you are not perfect, as you thought, Don’t Give Up … Grow Up!

My brother, my sister, how can you effectively minister to the next generation if you are not willing to grow?  How can you constructively criticize your neighbor, when you are unwilling to be criticized (Matthew 7:1-5)?  The Bible declares in Hebrews 5:13For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.  Beloved, Don’t Give Up … Grow Up!  There comes a time when you must correct what is wrong (2 Timothy 3:16).  Stand for what is right.  Pray for those who spitefully use you (Matthew 5:44).  This morning, do you notice areas in your life which need growth?  Do you notice faults needing improvement or sins needing repentance?  The Lord has a purpose for your life.  None are without sin (Romans 3:23).  Think on this question: What prevents you from growing up?  Every test we endure is designed to mature and strengthen us.  Don’t Give Up … Grow Up!  Prayer for Today: Father, in my life, I see  areas that need growth.  Help me grow up and not give up.  As I grow, allow me to be a witness to others.  In Jesus’ name … Amen! 

Scripture Reading for Today: 1 Corinthians 13:12

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Don’t Cry, … Fight!

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever endured a storm that seemed to never end?  As time went on, and you suffered a little while, you assumed things would begin to change for you.  It has been days, weeks, months or even years and it feels as if the storm has not passed.  Have you ever felt like giving up in the middle of the battle?  For some reason, you no longer had the desire to fight.  What you once prayed for, now you do not feel it is worth it.  Have you ever asked God to take the pain away?  Things were so painful until you could no longer handle it.  The dilemma became overwhelming.  The responsibility began to consume you.  Are you currently experiencing a test?  Where you are in your life, are you faced with a challenge?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  So often in our lives, we find ourselves in the face of a giant.  This giant stands between you and your promise from the Lord.  As much as you scream or cry, this giant has no desire to move out of your way.  The enemy is trying all he can to keep you from receiving what the Lord has promised.  The giant is symbolic for whatever has been designed to stand in the way of your destiny.  My friend, Don’t Cry, … Fight!  This is not the time for you to cry and complain.  It is time for you to go after what the Lord said was yours.  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.  The promises of God are assured.  If He said it, He will complete it (Philippians 1:6).  Knowing this, the enemy will try what he can to hinder the process.  Don’t Cry, … Fight!  You have to be willingly to fight for what is yours.  While it is true, what God has for you is for you, the enemy is still going to attack when he can.  Your tears do not move him.  Wipe them and fight back.

My brother, my sister, what has the Lord promised you?  What has the Lord spoken in your spirit?  Do you still believe?  Don’t Cry, … Fight!  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.  Beloved, the Lord is on your side.  He is a very present help in the time of trouble (Psalms 46:1).  You have to been determined.  You must not roll over and die.  Dear friend, do you realize the enemy is trying to steal your promise, kill your dreams and destroy your destiny (John 10:10).  Now is not the time to be passive and shy.  The Bible declares in Matthew 11:12 - And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.  When the enemy attacks on your job, in your home, at the church, in your finances, within your marriage, Don’t Cry, … Fight!  Fight for what the Lord has promised you.  Remember, anything worth having is worth fighting for.  Prayer for Today: Father, for too long I have allowed the enemy to attack me and I never fought back.  Today, I walk in the boldness and authority you gave me.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!  

Scripture Reading for Today: Romans 8:31

 

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

 

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

There Is A Difference!

Friday, January 20th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever dedicated yourself to pleasing other people with hopes that they would notice you in return?  You do certain things hoping people will notice you.  You hope people will except you.  Sometimes you give your last just because you desire to fit in with the clique.  Have you ever searched for love in all the wrong places?  You hung with people, went places and said things just to feel love.  After all you have done, your search came up empty handed.  Have you ever committed your life to pursuing happiness?  For some reason you believe happiness is more important than the joy of the Lord.  Have you ever walked away from the things of God because family and friends did not believe what you were believing?  Their doubt discouraged you.  Are you in need of peace of mind?  The peace that passes all understanding.

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Somewhere along the way, we have experienced confusion when defining happiness and joy.  We believe both words mean the same.  My friend, There Is  A Difference!  Besides the definitions we find in Webster, there are other differences.  Happiness is based on certain things happening in my life.  If things are going well, I am happy.  If things are not going as I would like, I am unhappy or disappointed.  The Bible declares in Proverbs 29:18Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.  On the other hand, joy does not depend on what happens in my life.  Joy enables me to smile and rejoice when everything in my life seems upside down.  Joy is the satisfaction of knowing everything will be all right.  There Is  A Difference!  While it seems dark in my life, joy allows me to keep going until I see the sun shining again.  The Bible declares in Nehemiah 8:10 - … for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

My brother, my sister, many people wait years for good things to happen in their lives.  Their life is placed on hold because certain things have not taken place the way they would like.  Many are pursuing happiness, only to realize it was not worth it when they received it.  There Is  A Difference!  The Bible declares in Romans 15:13 - Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.  Joy allows weary, wounded and sad people to proceed as if everything was going well.  Joy allows you to laugh when nothing is funny.  Smile in the midst of hell.  Work in a hostile environment.  Believe when others doubt.  Beloved, There Is  A Difference!  While happiness may bring a smile, it only occurs when good things happen in your life.  Joy is mentioned with the fruit of the spirit.  It enables you to celebrate before you see the manifestation of your prayers.  Dear friend, God desires to shower you with joy unspeakable.  Remember, you do not need certain things to happen to experience God’s joy.  Prayer for Today: Father, today I ask that you bless me with joy.  The joy You promised me in Your Word.  The joy that enables me to see You in everything.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!  Until Monday …

Scripture Reading for Today: Galatians 5:22, Ecclesiastes 2:26

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

God Knows What He Is Doing!

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever found yourself looking for love in all the wrong places?  You knew God loved you, but the desire to be loved by man caused you to search in places displeasing to God.  Have you neglected your needs for those of the job?  You worked overtime, never took vacations and skipped lunch breaks.  Have you ever compared your lifestyle to a family member or friend?  Your definition of success was comparing your achievements with those of others.  If you had more, you felt good about yourself.  If they had more, you became depressed and bitter.  Are you mad at yourself because of your current location in life?  You assumed things would be different.  At your current age, you thought you would be further along.  Are you happy?  This is a serious question.  Hmmmmmmmm 

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  When we were growing up, we had our lives mapped out.  We had our lives broken down in five year stages.  By 18, you graduate high school.  By 23, you had your first degree and working with a nice salary.  By 28, you are married or in a serious relationship. By 33, you have the white picket fence, with the dog, wonderful spouse and one or two beautiful children.  Sound familiar?  While planning your life, you never anticipated trials and tribulations.  You never thought of life’s hurdles.  What do you do when your plan for life is altered because of finances, an early (or late) pregnancy, death in the family, divorce or health reasons?  How do you cope with alterations?  You are now upset with life, God and yourself.  You feel like a failure.  You wonder what went wrong.  You wonder what God is doing.  My friend, God Knows What He Is Doing!  The Bible declares in Proverbs 16:9 - A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

My brother, my sister, the Lord still has a plan for your life.  The mistakes you’ve made are not hidden from the Lord.  The things that caused your misery, God will use for your ministry.  Before you experienced the ‘hell’ you did not qualify to minister to the broken.  If you never had financial troubles, you could not testify that the Lord is a provider.  God Knows What He Is Doing!  The Bible declares in Psalms 37:23 - The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in His way.  Beloved, although you do not understand everything, He does.  The struggles you’ve endured are preparing you for a greater assignment.  There are many people God wants you to encourage along the way.  The things you experienced in life, some people are currently enduring.  They want to give up.  You now qualify to minister to their needs.  You can relate.  You can give them hope.  The Bible declares in Psalms 18:30 - As for God, His way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: He is a buckler to all those that trust in Him.  God Knows What He Is Doing!  Prayer for Today: Father, forgive me for complaining during my testing times.  I now realize you know what You are doing.  Use me to encourage someone who does not believe.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!  

 Scripture Reading for Today: Job 23:10

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Make Sure Its God!

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever had friends pressure you into doing what you knew was not right?  They made every attempt to persuade you.  Have you ever found yourself in a difficult position on your job?  The temptation to lie was trying to overtake you.  Have you ever felt overwhelmed by life?  Everyday seemed to get harder and harder to handle.  Everyone and everything requires your attention.  You feel pressured to perform at the highest level man expects each day.  Have you ever tried to lock yourself in your bedroom, office or car?  You hoped hiding would erase the increasing demand.  Have you ever wanted to resign from a committee, a position or an organization?  Because of increasing disagreements, you have experienced a strong desire to separate yourself.  Can you relate to any of these questions?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Life will often place you in position where sudden decisions must be made.  There are times when you are not given ample time to think or meditate on the offers or assignments.  A response is requested immediately.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?  My friend, before you open your mouth to speak … Make Sure Its God!   The Bible declares in 1 John 4:1 - Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.  Make sure your response is from the Lord.  Make sure you can hear the Lord speaking to you.  The enemy will always try to push you away from the will and plan of God.  You will receive offers that appear unreal.  Meet people with ulterior motives.  Meet wolves in sheep clothing.  Make Sure Its God!   Make sure what you do and why you do it brings glory to the Lord.  If what you are doing does not offer God glory, why are you doing it?

My brother, my sister, what are you involved in today?  Who are you serving?  What decision do you feel pressured to make?  Make Sure Its God!  Allow me to offer one point of advice.  If the decision(s) you make leave you confused, know that it is not of God.  The Bible declares in 1 Corinthians 14:33 - For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.  Beloved, there are somethings God will ask you to do that seem ridiculous.  You will question your abilities.  While that may be, God will not ask you to do something that causes confusion.  The enemy uses this to pollute your mind with his thoughts and plans.  The enemy is trying to destroy you and your relationship with God.  Make Sure Its God!  Dear friend, before you join yourself to a person, place or thing, make sure it is the Lord’s will for you.  Everything that seems good is not God.  Prayer for Today: Father, I have a desire to please you in all I do.  Please help me make decisions for Your glory.  Lead and guide my steps, in Jesus’ name … Amen!  

Scripture Reading for Today: Matthew 6:33

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee