Archive for March, 2017

You Can Laugh In The Devil’s Face!

Friday, March 31st, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever had someone attempt to speak destruction into your life?  No matter what you attempted to do, this person always had a negative thought or word to give.  No matter how much you have changed, this person wants to always remind you of your old ways.  Just when you take two steps forward, this person desires to push you back three steps.  Your progress is always attacked by this person.  Have you ever found yourself wondering why others dislike you?  You treat everyone with the utmost respect.  Never speaking against anyone.  You often intercede for the same people you know dislike and attempt to misuse you.  Child of God, those who speak ill against you fail to realize they are really speaking against the Lord.  The Bible declares in Psalms 105:15 - Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.  It is the anointing on your life that cause the enemy to send people against you.  The plan is to destroy you and your life’s purpose.  The devil is a liar.

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Guess what, you have a charge to keep and a God to glorify.  No matter what it looks like, God has His hand on you.  Death cannot nor will not take you.  Until your purpose is fulfilled, there will be no leaving.  God is in control of all things.  My friend, You Can Laugh In The Devil’s Face!  You can laugh at all he has tried and will try to do.  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.  The God you serve is greater than any demon or imp sent against you.  Think of all the times you thought there was no way out.  Think of the times your back was pressed against the wall and things appeared impossible.  Do you remember who it was that made a way of escape?  Yes, it was the Lord!  The enemy left you for dead.  Ha Ha Ha.  You Can Laugh In The Devil’s Face!  Once again, his plan failed and God’s people prevailed.

My brother, my sister, what are you dealing with this morning?  What matter has you worried?  Who has your mind consumed with worry?  The Bible declares in 1 John 5:4 - For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.  Beloved, you are victorious over the adversary.  God is greater and mightier than any demonic attack that comes your way.  Do not give in.  Do not submit to the enemy.  Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord (Exodus 14:13).  You Can Laugh In The Devil’s Face!  When you find yourself feeling down and out, start remembering all the great and excellent things God has done for you.  If He did it before, He is able and willing to do it again.  Learn how to counter the enemy’s words with the Word of God (Matthew 4:1-11).  The Bible declares in Matthew 16:19 - And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.  Until Monday …  Prayer for Today: Father, you have given me the victory over the enemy.  As a result, I can laugh in his face.  Thank you.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!  

Scripture Reading for Today: 1 Corinthians 15:55-57

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Shhh, God Is Talking To You!

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever found yourself surrounded by people who never stopped talking?  Everytime you see them, they’re always talking about something or someone.  Never stopping to take a break.  Never stopping to listen.  Always has to dominate the conversation.  Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a noisy place?  It appeared as if everyone was talking at the same time, with the same sound level.  At times you found it difficult to hear yourself talking or even thinking.  So often in our lives, we find ourselves around people or in places that cause us to miss out on many things.  Since everywhere and everyone is loud, many times you miss people calling your name or exiting the building.  Isn’t it amazing how your environment can get inside of you?  Since everything and everyone is often loud, you now find yourself yelling in quiet places.

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  So many times in life, we have missed the voice of God because we expected Him to sound a certain way and come at a certain time.  We are taught that God will yell when He wants your attention.  While some may know this to be true, God more often will speak with a quiet voice … almost like a whisper.  Only those who have relationship with Him can hear it and recognize Him.  When you are always talking, you can easily miss what the Lord is saying.  For that, my friend I have been sent to tell you something.  Shhh, God Is Talking To You!  The Bible declares in James 1:19Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:  Allow me to ask you a question.  If you are always talking, when do you have time to listen?  You must be careful.  Do not become as the Pharisees.  They were known as a people who talked a lot but was saying nothing.  (Matthew 6)  There are times when God will have you remain quiet even when you feel assaulted or under attack.

My brother, my sister, is God talking to you this morning?  Is He trying to tell you something?  Can you hear His voice clearly or do you need to cease from talking?  It is imperative that we, as the children of God, find ourselves listening for the voice of our Father.  It is through the voice of God that we are able to withstand the attacks of the enemy.  It is through the voice of God that we are able to discern good from evil.  The Bible declares in John 10:27 - My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow meShhh, God Is Talking To You!  Beloved, just because the people around you are always talking, does not mean you have to follow suit.  Learn how to speak after God has spoken.  Even in your prayer time, before you close your prayers, leave time for God to speak and give instructions.  For your information, I would like to give you three ways God speaks to His people. 1.) Through His Word; 2.) Through prayer; and 3.) Through His people.  There are other ways, but these ways are most common.  Prayer for Today: Father, help me hear You more clearly, know You more dearly, and feel You more nearly.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: 1 Samuel 3

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Its All or Nothing!

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

It’s wonderful day to be a child of God.  Has anyone ever told you how much the Lord loves you?  Has anyone ever told you about all God sacrificed for you?  Has anyone ever told you that God is a forgiving God?  Has anyone ever told you about the healing hand and nature of God?  Has anyone ever told you how God keeps watch over you and your family while you sleep each day and night?  Many times in our lives, we never hear about the quality time God spends making sure we have everything we need to survive each day.  We often hear about the crime in our streets, drugs in our neighborhoods, marriages that hit rock bottom, young ladies who ended up pregnant, or so-and-so’s child whose now in jail.  The very world we live in thrives off of negative reports.  But God does not desire for His people to become consumed with the reports of the world.  While there are negative actions taking place in our world, God wants us to know that He is still on His throne.  He is still Sovereign.

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  If we start living our lives based on what television tells us or shows us, we begin to live contrary to the will of God.  Neither television nor the newspaper can hold you in the midnight hour.  When you are in need of an immediate breakthrough, it will not be television nor the newspaper that will make it come to pass.  In all that the Lord does for you, how often do you return to tell Him “thank you!”  Often times, we give God half of ourselves until tragedy knocks on the door.  Once that occurs, we begin to flood Heaven with our prayer request.  My friend, God wants me to tell you something.  Its All or Nothing!  99 and a half will not do it.  The Bible declares in Luke 9:62 - And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.  We must understand the importance of this decision.  Think about this: What if God was inconsistent towards us the way we are inconsistent toward Him?  What if God was ashamed of us the way we act ashamed of Him at times?

My brother, my sister, Its All or Nothing!  You cannot give God your Sundays and keep the other six days.  You cannot give God the other six days and keep your Sundays.  He desires all of you.  Yes, all!  Even the areas you need to improve.  Even the attitude other people cannot handle.  Even the heart that was broken or the pain you currently feel.  Even your need to always have people around you.  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.  Beloved, its time for you to surrender all unto the Lord.  God cannot fully release His blessings in your life, until you fully release the person, place or thing that keeps you bound.  Its All or Nothing!  Nothing nor no one should stand between you and the Lord.  Prayer for Today: Father, today I give You all of me.  Every area of my life, I surrender unto You.  I am available to You.  In Jesus’ name … Amen! 

Scripture Reading for Today: Exodus 20:3, Exodus 34:14

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

You Cannot Steal My Praise!

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever allowed someone to come into your presence and when they left you were upset over something?  Before you saw them, everything was going very well.  After they walked away, you found yourself walking with your head hanging down, upset and frustrated about a certain matter.  It never fails, everytime things are going your way this same person seems to appear with one thing on his or her mind … to steal from you.  Have you ever noticed how you tighten up when certain people come around?  Its not every person you meet or know, but there is that one person you feel uncomfortable around.  No matter what you say, its just the opposite to them.  No matter how wonderful the news is, this person always brings up the negative aspect.  WHAT IF …, is there favorite phrase.  Are you able to discern certain spirits on people that others cannot?  You are able to look right through people and really see the truth behind their motives.

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Do you not know, the enemy knows what he is doing?  If you allow certain people, places and things to control your behavior or steal from you, the enemy will always send it.  Just when things were going so well, he will send it to rob you.  You must get to a point in your life where no thing and no one is able to take what God has ordained for you to have.  People should never have the ability to control you like a puppet.  You are not man controlled.  My friend, it is time for you to tell the devil, You Cannot Steal My Praise!  To steal means to take the property of another wrongfully and especially as an habitual or regular practice.  Until you decree it, it will not be established (Job 22:28).  The enemy, on a repeated basis, comes to always steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10).  There is no other reason for his existence.  But even when he comes to steal from you, the Bible gives you instructions.  The Bible declares in Psalms 100:4 - Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

My brother, my sister, the enemy can only take what you give to him.  If you allow him to come in and possess your territory, whose fault is it?  If he sends people to steal your praise, whose fault is it?  God created you to win.  You were formed in the image and likeness of God.  Beloved, it is time for you to tell the devil, You Cannot Steal My Praise!  Your praise belongs to God and God alone.  The Bible declares in Isaiah 61:3 - … to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.  The praise you have is a weapon against the devil and his imps.  If and when they come against you, learn how to open your mouth and offer God your heartfelt praise.  No matter how bad it looks or feels.  No matter how nasty the rumor sounds.  No matter how evil the plot was against you.  The Bible declares in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 - In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.  Prayer for Today: Father, thank you for enabling me to offer praise unto You.  I will not allow the enemy to steal my praise.  It belongs to You.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: Psalms 34:1

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

SHIFT

Monday, March 27th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever found yourself doing the same thing over and over again?  For some apparent reason, you continued to repeat the same cycle.  You hung with the same people who were comfortable doing the same things.  No matter how challenged you felt to change, no change has been made.  Have you ever found yourself talking yourself out of the blessings of God?  It was not your friend or family member this time, it was you!  You were the one who said it could not be done.  You were the one who doubted the power and provision of God.  You were the one who second guessed everything God promised you and your family.  Have you ever allowed the fact that no one else has ever done it to stop you from being obedient?  Since you do not know anyone who has attempted what God told you to do, now you worry about the outcome.  Your faith has been suffocated by fear and anxiety.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  In each of our lives there comes a time when we must make a change for the better.  There comes a time when we must be willing to step out on the promises of God, whether you have man’s support or not.  My friend, it is time to SHIFT!  To shift means to change the place, position, or direction of; to move.  Have you ever thought that maybe what you are going through is God’s way of making you change your direction?  It could be God’s way of showing you how to trust in Him for everything.  The Bible declares in Romans 12:2 - And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  In order to be the most effective witness for the Lord, each of us must experience a time of shifting.  A shifting away from the old man and the old way of doing things.  We cannot continue to do the same thing, the same way and expect a different result.  It is time to SHIFT!

My brother, my sister, what hinders you from being obedient to the call of God for your life?  What prevents you from stepping out on what God to you to do?  Beloved, it is time for a SHIFT!  Often times, we allow what other people say or think about us to prevent us from completely surrendering and obeying God’s commandments.  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.  When you totally commit yourself to the work of God, He washes away the old man and the old man’s nature.  Yes there will be challenges from all sides.  Yes there will be people who question you and your ministry.  Yes there will be times of discouragement and weariness.  But through it all, when you SHIFT you stop living for others opinions and start living for God’s will.  Prayer for Today: Father, help me make a SHIFT in my life.  A SHIFT that leads me closer to You and further from the old man.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: Isaiah 43:18

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Don’t Be A Hindrance But A Blessing!

Friday, March 24th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever watched the way some people treat other people?  Sometimes people can be very rude and nasty.  Sometimes people treat others like slaves and peasants.  They talk to them any kind of way.  Respect and love are never shown.  Have you ever listened to two people who were in conflict about something or someone?  Its always the other person’s fault.  No one wants to admit their wrong.  Their way is the only way that’s right.  Many times in our lives, we want God to bless us but we refuse to bless others.  So often we fail to realize the power invested within us.  We think of blessings as materialistic or monetary.  When you speak to a person in love, that’s a blessing.  When you greet someone with a sincere hug, that’s a blessing.  When you treat someone the way you want to be treated, that’s a blessing.

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Do you not know God can see everything you do (omni-present)?  Do you not know God can hear everything you say?  When you ask God to bless you in a specific way, He is able to do that and more.  However, you must also understand God does not bless evil.  When you treat His children in an evil and devilish way, He will not bless you with more.  My friend, Don’t Be A Hindrance But A Blessing!  Be the person who speaks life.  Be the person who displays the glory of God wherever you go.  The Bible declares in Matthew 5:16 - Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.  The worse thing to see is a nasty and evil Believer.  A person who confesses Christ with their mouth, but acts like the devil.  Each day, there are a number of people who come into your presence.  They either work with you, live by you, attend church with you, or interact with you by e-mail and telephone.  Don’t Be A Hindrance But A Blessing!

My brother, my sister, you are chosen to reflect the glory of God.  You are hand-selected to represent Christ.  You are an Ambassador.  The Bible declares in Luke 6:38 - Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.  Beloved, think about the lives you could impact for the Kingdom of God if you would become determined to bless everyone you meet.  Don’t Be A Hindrance But A Blessing!  Can God count on you to be the best representative?  Can God trust you with the blessings He pours in your hands?  Today, you should make it your point to bless every person you see through your smile, a nice e-mail, or a simple phone call.  Do not allow your flesh to hinder your spirit from blessing others.  Prayer for Today: Father, help me become a blessing to everyone and not a hindrance.  Help me reflect Your glory and represent Your Kingdom.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: James 1:22-25

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

It Is Time To Be Circumcised!

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever found yourself doing what you knew was wrong?  You said you would never do it again, but you have.  You said you would never act that way again, but you have.  You said you would never think those thoughts again, but you have.  Many times in life, when we want to do good, evil is always present.  What we will to do, we never do; but what we do not want to do, we find ourselves doing very often (Romans 7).  Have you ever found yourself conforming to the ways of others?  Just because your peers were behaving a certain way, you alter yourself to fit in.  Since your best friend dislikes someone, you find yourself disliking the same person.  The Bible declares in Romans 12:2 - And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  Have you become something or someone you now despise?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  There comes a time in our lives when we must make decisions based upon the Word of God and not our desire to be popular.  If your motives and intents are motivated by acceptance and applauds from your peers, you are headed for destruction.  God did not form you to be conformed to the ways of the world.  My friend, It Is Time To Be Circumcised!  To be circumcised means to cut off the excess fat or unnecessary skin.  Each Believer needs to experience a time of circumcision.  While it is very natural for male children to endure circumcision, every child of God needs to face the knife as well.  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.  Many of us are carrying excess fat and unnecessary skin that we collected before committing our lives to the Lord.  We are continuously trying to carry old baggage into a new land of promise.  We are trying to hold on to the things God said release.

My brother, my sister, It Is Time To Be Circumcised!  It is time to allow God to remove every wasteful and past thing.  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.  Now that you are in the family of God, you should no longer feel bound by the weight of the world.  The enemy should no longer have reign over you or your life.  Beloved, God desires to set you free from the burdens of this world.  The Bible declares in 1 Peter 5:7 - Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.  Today, you can be freed from the mistakes of your past and the strain from your load.  God is waiting to circumcise you.  Yes it will hurt.  Yes it will feel uncomfortable.  Yes it will require a change in your life.  It is necessary and It Is Time To Be Circumcised!  Prayer for Today: Father, please cut away any excess baggage and weight from my life that I have not let go of.  Help me understand it is for the best.  I trust you, in Jesus’ name … Amen!  

Scripture Reading for Today: John 8:36, Isaiah 43:18

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Looks Can Be Deceiving!

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Many times in life, we experience seasons of ups and downs.  There are times when things seem so horrible, and then there are times when everything you touch blossoms.  Some times there are days and nights that you would love to overlook; then there are days and nights that you would love to last forever.  So often, there are phone calls and doctor visits you would love to avoid or forget; but on the other hand, there are memories and events you wish could happen again.  Have you ever found yourself looking at a picture and you begin to visualize yourself involved in the scenery?  It could be a picture or painting of Hawaii or someone driving a luxury vehicle.  Out of no where you begin to say, “Oh what I would do for a chance to be there or have that!”  Have you ever felt the grass was greener on the other side than it was in your yard?  Your eyes can only see the outward appearance (1 Samuel 16:7).

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, Looks Can Be Deceiving!  When you look at someone else’s situation, many times you either feel good about yours or feel awful.  Have you ever compared your life to that of someone else?  Your success story was based on what you had and others did not.  Be careful!  The blessings you enjoy today were not given for you to boast or compete, but for you to glorify the name of the Lord.  Jesus did not die for you to die, but He died so that you could live (John 10:10).  The Bible declares in Galatians 6:7 - Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.  Do not think because a person has a nice home, a nice car, great salary, beautiful children, wonderful spouse and a gorgeous smile that their life is worth having.  Looks Can Be Deceiving!  On the outside, everything appears wonderful.  They play the role very well.  No one knows what takes place behind close doors like God does.  In stead of comparing and praying for their life, thank God for the life He has blessed you with.

My brother, my sister, God is able to bless you in ways man could never (Ephesians 3:20).  While you desire to copy someone else’s life, God desires to bless you with your own.  Be careful in what you ask for.  The Bible declares in Exodus 20:17 - Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.  Beloved, Looks Can Be Deceiving!  Your friend’s smile could be fake.  Your supervisor’s nasty attitude could be a cover up for a broken heart.  Your co-worker’s constant staring could be his or her cry for someone to help.  Child of God, in stead of trying to be like Mike, why don’t you be the best YOU.  There is only one of you.  God did not make a carbon copy when He made you.  Be grateful today for the life and blessings you enjoy each day.  Prayer for Today: Father, help me be more appreciative for the awesome things you are doing in my life.  My life is an original work by Your hands.  Thank you for investing in me.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: Ephesians 2:10, Galatians 6:3

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Who Are We Without The Lord?

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  When was the last time you found yourself praising God for the little things He has done in your life?  For each morning He allowed your eyes to see.  Each meal He enabled you to enjoy.  The clothes you choose to wear each day.  When was the last time you told God how much you loved Him?  For the way He watches over you day in and day out.  How He protects you against the attacks and traps of the enemy.  The way He continues to allow your ends to meet even when you were unwise and undisciplined with your spending.  When was the last time you testified about the goodness of God to someone else?  For the doors He has opened in your life.  The many opportunities He has blessed you with.  The favor He has bestowed upon you.  The power and authority He put within you.  When was the last time you analyzed your life?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  So often in each of our lives, we become so preoccupied with our daily affairs until we forget our top priorities.  We often forget how we made it to where we are today.  If it had not been for the Lord on our side, we would have been swallowed up by the enemy (Psalms 124:1-2).  Seldom do we remember, each day, how patient and kind God has been toward us.  Think of the times God told you to do it one way and you did it another way.  My friend, Who Are We Without The Lord?  The Bible declares in Psalms 8:4 - What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that Thou visitest him?  How often do you really sit down and evaluate your life?  Do you understand the power of God’s love for you?  When everyone else gave up and walked away, it was the love of God that kept us from falling apart.  Many people wrote you off.  When you were in need of finances and food, many people ignored your plea.  But God!  It was Him who put your name on the mind of someone else.  It was the Lord who pricked the heart of someone else to bless you abundantly.  Who Are We Without The Lord?

My brother, my sister, what are you going through today?  What dilemma are you faced with this morning?  What situation or storm has your mind consumed?  What family member or friend has you worried?  Beloved, you must understand, if God did it before, He is able to do it again.  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?   Who Are We Without The Lord?  Child of God, we are nothing without the Lord.  Our very existence is controlled by the hand of God.  No matter what the enemy sends your way, your life is protected by the hand of God.  No hurt or harm can overtake you, when you are in the shadow of the Almighty (Psalms 91:1).  From this day, forward, it is time for you and me to live with the knowledge that we are nothing without the Lord.  Prayer for Today: Father, I am nothing without you.  Everything I am and everything I have belongs to you.  I fully commit myself to You for the glorifying of Your name.  I love You, in Jesus’ name … Amen! 

Scripture Reading for Today: Philippians 4:13

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Have You Forgotten How Blessed You Really Are?

Monday, March 20th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  I often wonder if we understand how blessed we really are.  Many times we forget to tell God thank you when we rise in the mornings.  We forget about those who lost their lives prior to that morning.  We often forget to bless God for the food we receive each day.  We forget about the people and families who go to bed hungry each night.  So often we enter and exit our doors at home without ever telling God how much we appreciate His provision and protection.  We forget about the people living in homeless shelters or on the streets, as well as the people who experienced burglary or assault the night before.  Have you told God thank you this morning?  Have you thanked our God for watching over you while sleeping last night?  Have you thanked our God for another day of life?  There are many people who rose out of bed with a fatal disease and illness, but they rose with praise on their lips and thanksgiving in their hearts.  What about you?  What’s on your lips or in your heart?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  How often do you forget to tell God thank you?  When our peers do something nice for us, or give us a nice gift, we instantly reply with a thank you.  When the Lord blesses us, we act as though He took too long to respond.  My friend, Have You Forgotten How Blessed You Really Are?  In the Old Testament times, when the people committed sins, the priest was the only one who could atone for their sins.  Read Leviticus 16:30.  The people did not have access to the presence of God like we do today.  There was a certain time and a certain way the priest could enter God’s presence to atone for the people’s sins.  But when Jesus gave His life on Calvary’s cross, He atoned for our sins once and for all.  Read Matthew 27:51.  Through the love of Jesus, we are now able to approach our Father in His name.  Have You Forgotten How Blessed You Really Are?  The Lord has been so good to us.  When we deserved to die, He spared our lives (mercy); and when we did not deserve it, He blessed us anyway (grace).  What a mighty God we serve.

My brother, my sister, I do not care what the enemy has attempted to do.  I do not care what others have said about you.  In spite of it all, you are blessed.  Read John 10:10.  The enemy is out to destroy us because he knows God has His hand on us.  Have You Forgotten How Blessed You Really Are?  Beloved, you owe the Lord a radical praise this morning.  A praise that comes out of your mouth.  Not just a hand clap, but a praise where words exit your mouth.  No longer are you allowed to say, “I praise God within.”  When you needed God to do something quick in your life, He blessed you openly (not in secret.)  Read Matthew 6:6.  My friend, you are a child of God.  You are amongst the promise generation.  You are a part of the Abrahamic covenant (Genesis 12:1-3).  Why?  Because, not what you did, but what Christ did for you.  Have You Forgotten How Blessed You Really Are?  Prayer for Today: Father, forgive me for ever taking You for granted.  Thank You for always watching over me.  I am blessed because You chose to bless me.  Today, I walk in it.  In Jesus’ name … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: Psalm100

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee