Mimicking God….…. By LaKisha M. Johnson Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. Scripture Reference: Proverbs 6:18, Galatians 5:19-21, 1 Thessalonians 5:11 and Ephesians 4:29 1 Corinthians 14:33 I remembering a little girl, wanting to wear my mom’s shoes, her clothes and that I wanted hair just like hers. I remember the times I would watch her play in her make-up and then I would turn around and sneak in the make-up and try to repli
Purest Form of You….…. By LaKisha M. Johnson Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." Scripture References: Matthew 5:8, Matthew 6:33, Psalms 51:10 and Galatians 5:16-21 Do you know the purest form of water? It’s rainwater. Water has no acidity in it, its purest form. Rainwater doesn’t become impure until it comes through the atmosphere that is when it picks up impurities and chemicals. The pollutants change the pureness of the water, and ma
Training ground for their lives….…. By LaKisha M. Johnson Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Have you ever been on a job were you have been poorly trained? I have, it was one of the most frustrating things. I wasn’t prepared and I knew it, I had spent maybe twenty (24) hours with the person. They walked out my office as if they had done a good job, and said, “Let me know if you have any questions.” I just lo
Never be thirsty again?….…. By LaKisha M. Johnson Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Have you ever been really thirsty, how about thirsty and hungry? I mean so thirsty, you thought your throat was going to close up. My grandmother had this rule growing up, once you went outside, you stayed outside until she called you. And, In the south, during the summer that made for some hot days, really hot days. And u
They are weak but He is strong….…. By LaKisha M. Johnson Matthew 5:5, “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” My grandmother when I was little played the Piano. I remember sitting in the living room listening to her play, she wasn’t the best singer, but she could play well. She would always sing, “Jesus Loves Me”, to me and my sisters. I remember really listening to the lyrics one day, thinking why I would want to be weak, weak people don’t get anything done.
Blessed are they that mourn….…. By LaKisha M. Johnson Matthew 5:4, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” When I was a little girl, I was in love with dogs, I had this intense love for all animals, but a puppy was everything. I remember we had gone to the grocery store with my mom, and when we came out there was a lady who had puppies in a basket that she was giving away for free. There was this little sandy looking puppy that was sleeping in a ball. I mus
Keeping the Main Thing, the Main Thing…. By LaKisha M. Johnson Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness and all these things will be added unto you.” Years ago I had read a book, called first things first, I believe by Paula White. Some of the things that I read came to mind this morning. We have to remember to trust God in our most difficult moments, but also to keep God as our priority above everything. Seek HIM first, look for him first, s
Matthew 5:3, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” I often struggle with everything that we have going on, on social media. Are we talking too much about the wrong things, are we focused too much on ourselves? Why are we looking for the world to validate us, to tell us we look good, how we should feel, where we are going? What am I getting out of looking at a picture of myself every day, how much am I supposed to talk about myself?” My ultimat