Archive for September, 2017

Something Important!

Friday, September 29th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My brother, my sister, I have come to say one important thing to you this morning.

LISTEN TO AND OBEY

 THE HOLY SPIRIT!

The Holy Spirit will never lead you wrong nor will He ever cause your foot to stumble.  Whether you have full understanding or not, if the Holy Spirit gives you instructions … please obey.  The Holy Spirit knows what is best for you and me.  Prayer for Today: Father, help me obey the Holy Spirit, which resides in me.  Help me to rely on the Holy Spirit as I go forth each day.  In the name of Jesus … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: Luke 11:13, Ephesians 4:30 & 1 Thessalonians 4:8

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

God Has Not Forgotten About You!

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My brother, my sister, God Has Not Forgotten About You!  I do not know what you are dealing with this morning.  I do not know what dilemma you find yourself faced with today.  I do not know what obstacles stand in your way.  I do not know what mountain stands between you and the promise God made to you.  I do not know what you have lost along this journey.  I do not know the nights you walked the floors with tears running down your face.  I do not know how many people walked away from you.  I do not know what mistakes you have made along the way.

Beloved, while I do not know these things, here’s what I do know.  I know God loves you.  I know God gave His only begotten Son for you. I know God has a specific plan for your life.  I know God has called you for such a time as this.  I know God is orchestrating the events of your life.  I know your latter days will be greater than your former days.  I know what God has for you is definitely for you.  I know earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.  I know the promises of God are yea and amen.  I know the devil is a liar and the blessings of God are for you.  I know God will never leave nor forsake you.  I know God can make provision for you.  I know God is a very present help in the time of trouble.  I know you have more going for you than what is against you.  God Has Not Forgotten About You!   My Prayer for You Today: Father, help my friend to see that what You have for him/her is greater than anything (s)he ever experienced in life.  Give him/her the strength to hold on and hold out.  In the name of Jesus … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: Hebrews 13:5, Psalms 46:1, Job 42:12, Isaiah 42:9, Isaiah 43:18-19

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

There Is Life After This Matter!

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever suffered tragedy within your family?  Maybe someone close to you passed away or a close friend betrayed your trust.  Have you ever had life hit you with something unexpected?  Out of no where, things began to go from bad to worse.  The plans you made were put on hold because an unforeseen circumstance required immediate intervention.  Have you ever watched someone you love fight for their life?  With your own eyes, you watched as this person fought for every breath they took.  You watched as this person, whom you loved, suffered and there was nothing you could do about it.  Have you ever been mad at yourself because you wanted to do more but there was nothing else to be done?  You did all you could possibly think of but things still did not change.

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  Often times life catches us off guard with situations we were not prepared for.  While things appear under control, to our surprise one phone call, one doctor’s visit, one missed paycheck and now everything is hanging by a thread.  Who would have ever thought things could get like this.  This was not apart of your plans.  Your masterpiece did not conclude like that.  Have you ever been there?  Are you there?  A place where you wonder how you will go on.  My friend, There Is Life After This Matter!  The Bible declares in 1 John 4:4 - Ye …because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.  I know how it feels to lose close relatives to death.  I know how it feels to lose close friends to jealousy.  I know how it feels to wonder if things will ever get better.  I know the feeling.  BUT, I also know how it feels when Jesus intervenes and intercedes for me.

My brother, my sister, what are you currently dealing with this morning?  What dilemma do you find yourself faced with?  What tragedy has you questioning life and the Lord?  What has happened that makes you want to quit?  There Is Life After This Matter!  You can make it.  You can survive this situation.  The Bible declares in Romans 8:37 - Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.  Beloved, this is not the time to give up.  This is not the time to doubt God’s abilities.  This is not the time to question your dreams and purpose.  No, no, no!  This is actually the time for you to stand up and be bold.  God is on your side.  No matter what has happened, you can and will make it.  Prayer for Today: Father, help me see that there is life after this matter.  In the name of Jesus … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: Proverbs 18:21

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

When People Disappoint You

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever had friends you thought would always be there for you, but at the first sight of tragedy they vacated the premises?  One day they’re right beside you, but the very next day they’re no where to be found.  One day you’re sitting around planning your futures, but the next day their plans exclude you.  Have you ever shared your personal life stories with a family member or friend only to later hear your business all over the church, the job, the neighborhood and/or the beauty shop (barber shop)?  You specifically asked that no one tell this information to anyone else.  Now you are in a position where everyone knows your inner feelings.  Have you ever been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, what do you do When People Disappoint You?  How do you handle the times when the people you trusted the most turn their back on you?  How do you recover from bruises and scars left by people you would give your life to defend?  The Bible declares in Psalms 118:8 - It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.  There are times in our lives when family members and friends, we love and adore so much, will break our hearts.  Whether intentional or not, there are times when you find yourself “all by yourself!”  Not because you chose to make it this way, but because of the disappointments you experienced while dealing with people.  You must understand man makes a lot of promises, which sound good, but the fulfillment of them are never kept.  Be careful not to place your trust in people who have the same potential to fall as you do.

My brother, my sister, what do you do When People Disappoint You?  How do you handle knowing your closest friend has been spreading nasty rumors about you?  How do you handle being rejected by people you try so hard to help?  How do you handle these matters?  The Bible declares in Proverbs 18:24 - A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.  Beloved, there will never be a friend as faithful, loyal and loving as the Lord Jesus Christ.  While many people may argue this point, I know it to be true.  Jesus is the only friend you can tell your deepest, darkest secrets to and know one ever finds out about them.  He is the only one able to handle whatever mood you are in, matter you are facing and mountain you need moved.  Prayer for Today: Father, help me to know You are a friend that will never disappoint me.  In the name of Jesus … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: John 15:15-16

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

When Life Disappoints You

Monday, September 25th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Have you ever found yourself in a position where everything you planned fell apart?  You had everything in order and organized accordingly, but one bad report or one bad phone call threw everything out of place.  Unforeseen and unexpected, but it happened.  Have you ever planned for the future but something so tragic occurred that threatened your previous plans?  What you prepared for and what actually happened were two different scenarios.  Have you ever shared beautiful wedding vows with the person of your dreams only to later find yourself at the point of divorce because the vows have not been upheld?  The words sounded so good to your ears but the actions and promises never followed.  Have you ever wondered if things would get better?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, what do you do When Life Disappoints You?  How do you handle the hurdles and obstacles, which come with life?  Do you give up and surrender or do you stand still and declare the Word of God?  Do you run and hide or do you rebuke and denounce every demonic assault?  What do you do?  The Bible declares in Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.  You must understand just because life disappoints you does not mean the plan God has for your life now ends.  Sometimes disappointments push you further into your destiny and purpose.  If you never taste pain, hurt, betrayal or disappointment by man, you will never truly appreciate the love of God.

My brother, my sister, what do you do When Life Disappoints You?  It is at that point you should seek the Lord for His instructions.  Sometimes life disappoints us because we place our trust in things we thought we had under control.  Beloved, God will never allow any person, any place or any thing to provide for you the way He desires to do so.  The Bible declares in Proverbs 16:9 - A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.  Disappointment will always follow when we attempt to do things our own way and not surrender to the way of God.  Disappointment is a feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized.  Do not allow disappointment to rob you of the purpose God has for you.  Prayer for Today: Father, help me to overcome all disappointments I experience in life.  No matter what happens, Your plan for my life is perfect.  In the name of Jesus … Amen! 

Scripture Reading for Today: Isaiah 55:8-11

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

When You Pray

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My brother, my sister, when you pray do you believe God is able to do what it is you stand in need of?  Do you believe the Lord can handle whatever you bring to Him?  Do you believe He can do anything but fail?  Are your prayers spent telling God about your problems or praising Him for His power?  Do you find yourself crying about matters that the Lord said He would take care of in due time?  Do you often doubt God hears your prayers?  Do you wonder if God has forgotten about you?  Do you sometimes feel as if everything around you is chaotic?  Sometimes, do you think one more bad report will push you over the edge?

Beloved, if you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this morning’s devotional is for you.  I have been sent to remind you of two important things:

  1. When You Pray always acknowledge that you are talking to God (Genesis 18:14); and
  2. When You Pray always close in the name of Jesus (Acts 4:12).

When you acknowledge that you are talking to God, you are sending a message to the devil.  The message you send tells Him you are talking to your Father about the matter he has attacked you with.  When you close in the name of Jesus, you are placing that request in Jesus’ hands to handle as He sees fit.

Scripture Reading for Today: Matthew 6:9-13, Philippians 2:10-11

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

God Foreknew!

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  So often in our lives, we wonder, where is God?  What is He doing?  Why hasn’t He responded to me?  Is He mad at me?  We find ourselves surrounded by unfamiliar and uncomfortable circumstances.  Everywhere you look, there seems to be an attack arising.  Whether its on your job, in your finances, in your marriage, with your children, in your ministry, your home or even in your faith.  Attacks on every hand.  No matter what you do or where you go, there appears to be more against you there for you.  Have you been there?  Are you there now?

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and strengthen you in the Lord.  No matter what you find yourself [currently] in, God is much bigger and greater than it.  My friend, God Foreknew! This means, before your problem, your storm, your dilemma, arose, God was already there.  Before you realized there was something wrong, God was present.  Before you cried out to Him, He responded with a way of escape.  The Bible declares in Genesis 1:1In the beginning God created … Whatever you are faced with today, God has already created a means of escape and/or protection.  He has gone before you to straighten out every crooked road.  Whether you realize it or not, God sees all and knows all.  The Bible declares in Romans 8:29 - For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

Foreknow = to have previous knowledge of: know beforehand especially by paranormal means or by revelation

My brother, my sister, God has not forgotten you.  He hears each prayer you pray.  He wipes every tear you release.  What makes you think He has disappeared from you?  The Bible declares in Hebrews 13:5 - Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.  Beloved, God Foreknew!  Relax, God is in control.  Point to Remember:  If He was God enough then, He is God enough now!  Prayer for Today: Father, please give me the understanding to know you have everything under control.  In the name of Jesus … Amen!

Scripture Reading for Today: Psalms 46:1

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick McGhee

Do Not Be Fooled By Things!

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  In spite of how bad things may have been in your life, it is great to be a child of God.  Even when there appears to be more problems than solutions, more questions than answers and more tears than smiles, its still great to be a child of God.  No more what other people say or think about you and your personal walk with the Lord, it is great to be a child of God.  So often in life we define how blessed we are by the materialistic possessions we enjoy each day.  The more we have, the more blessed we think we are.  To the contrary, the reason we are blessed is not because we have many things.  No, no, no!  We are blessed because of our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.  The things come as a result of our relationship with Jesus.

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My friend, Do Not Be Fooled By Things!  Today you can have many things and tomorrow you could be begging.  Today you can be driving the best, but tomorrow you could be hoping to catch a ride.  Today you can be dressing in the famous styles, but tomorrow you could be borrowing from someone else.  The Bible declares in Matthew 6:33 - But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.  The material things we enjoy are defined as the ‘things that shall be added unto you.’  They only come when you seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.  Many people are living with no understanding of God’s blessing system.  The blessings come through intimacy with the Lord, not through separation from the Lord.

My brother, my sister, Do Not Be Fooled By Things!  You must be very careful to make sure you do not become fooled by things.  Many people enjoy things so much until they begin to worship the gift (idol) and not the Giver of the gifts.  The Bible declares in Exodus 20:3 - Thou shalt have no other gods before me.  Beloved, have you become consumed by things?  Are you doing whatever it takes to possess more things?  You must remember, as quick as you get it, can be as quick as you lose it.  Be not deceived, there will never be any thing more important than the Lord Jesus Christ.  Prayer for Today: Father, forgive me for ever becoming consumed with the possessions of life.  Allow my heart and mind to always long after You.  In the name of Jesus … Amen! 

Scripture Reading for Today: Romans 8:39

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

A Blessed People!

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My brother, my sister, do you realize we are A Blessed People?

  • No matter what we see on television or read in the paper, we are A Blessed People!
  • No matter what the stereotypes and statistics say, we are A Blessed People!
  • Even when people turn their backs on us, we are A Blessed People!
  • In spite of the trials and tribulations we face in life, we are A Blessed People!
  • In spite of all the negative rumors you heard against you, we are A Blessed People!
  • Even when your current situation does not compliment the promise God made you, we are A Blessed People!
  • When it seems as if you have more going against you than for you, we are A Blessed People!
  • When people laugh in your face and mock your belief in God, we are A Blessed People!
  • When no one believes in your vision, we are A Blessed People!
  • When your flesh desires to quit but your spirit will not give up, we are A Blessed People!
  • When people walk away during the lowest points of your life, we are A Blessed People!

Why are we a blessed people?  We are blessed not because of the materialistic possessions we have.  Not because of temporary things we own.  We are blessed because through all that we have been through God is still on our side.  This is the reason we are A Blessed People!  After all we endured in life, God stayed when no one else did.  He comforted us when no one else could be found.  Beloved, we are blessed like that!

 

Scripture Reading for Today: 1 Peter 2:9

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee

Take No Thought For Tomorrow!

Monday, September 18th, 2017

It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God.  Do you realize how blessed you are today?  Do you understand God has His hand upon your life?  Do you understand the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord?  Can you see how the Lord continues to orchestrate events in your life?  Just think about the many doors of opportunity God continuously allows to open for you.  You did not think it was because of your educational background … did you?  Please do not be mistaken, the Lord does not bless us based on the accolades man looks for.  God can use and bless a person with no degree and no formal education.  He can birthed His Word within this person’s spirit like never before.  The things man seeks after often times are not the things God focuses on.

This morning, I have been commissioned to come and minister to you.  My brother, my sister, Take No Thought For Tomorrow!  Everything you will ever need God has and will make provision for you.  The Bible declares in Matthew 6:25-26 - Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?  Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?  The same God who provides for the needs of birds, who do not sow, is the same God who will make greater provision for you.  My friend, you must never depend on your connections and degrees to do what only the Lord is able to do for you.

Many people fall victim to worry because they focus on what is needed for tomorrow, while never enjoying the time they have right now.  Believe me, tomorrow’s bread has been supplied.  The daily bread and anointing you need to face and endure tomorrow has been made available for tomorrow.  Do not ruin today worried about tomorrow’s concerns.  Take No Thought For Tomorrow!  The Bible declares in Matthew 6:31 - Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.  Beloved, remember this: Today is the day you worried about yesterday and tomorrow will be today in due time.

Scripture Reading for Today: Genesis 18:14

May God Bless you at Your point of need!

Minister Darrick D. McGhee