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Don’t Give Up, God is Standing With You

And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

– Matthew 28:20 NKJV

Recently I did a cover on YouTube of the song “I’m Standing With You” by Chrissy Metz. It was on the soundtrack for the movie “Breakthrough”. The lyrics of the song are very beautiful and powerful. I always thought of it from the perspective of me singing the song to a loved one. But today as I was singing that song this morning it was like God was singing that song to me.

It hit me especially hard when the lyrics say, “And when you think that all the odds are all against you, and you just feel like giving up well I won’t let you.” God made it perfectly clear that He is still with me and He is still with you too. Even when we don’t deserve it, God is still with us. Even when we sabotage our own blessings God is still there to help us.

So if you feel disqualified and are thinking about giving up on the assignments that God has called you to then this message is for you. God doesn’t want you to give up, He wants you to keep going and take heart in knowing that He is standing with you.

Devotional Playlist:

I’m Standing With You – Chrissy Metz

God’s on Your Side – Mississippi Mass Choir

You Are For Me – Kari Jobe

Blessed Is The Man Who Endures

Blessed is the man who endures temptation – James 1:12 NKJV

Last month I wrote about letting go of worthless things. But the truth is it is easier to say than to do or stay consistent with. Our spirit always wants to do right, but our flesh can really put up a fight when it wants to. Sometimes you’re good for a few days and then the next day the urge to sin is almost unbearable.

This is why we have to be vigilant. Whenever thoughts to give into temptation begin to arise, remember that blessed is the man who endures temptation. To endure means to last and persist. In order to endure temptation we have to feed our spirit more than our flesh. We have to stay connected to God through prayer and His written word. Ephesians 6: 17 says the word of God is the sword of the Spirit. So let’s pick up our swords and persist past our temptations.

Letting Go of Worthless Things

Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, And revive me in Your way.

Psalm 119:37 NKJV

In my previous post I talked about revival and what the word revive really means. Revival is a great thing to desire and ask God and the Holy Spirit for, but from reading the scriptures I noticed something that can hinder our own personal revival. In fact it is our constant consumption of worthless things that keeps God from reviving us in His way.

The truth is it is so easy to become distracted and even addicted to worthless things. Some of the things we consume are sinful, and others are simply just not beneficial. So if you have been seeking a spiritual refreshing but haven’t seen much change, then I suggest that you evaluate what are the worthless things in your life that might be a hinderance to you and your relationship with the Lord.

Right now it is Spring Cleaning season, however it it also the season of renewal and nature around us is coming back to life. There is a correlation between pruning the dead things in our lives and embracing the new. Now is the time to decide what is worth keeping and what should be thrown away. I pray that you decide to let go of some worthless things today because sweet revival is on the way!

To everything there is a season. A time to keep and a time to throw away.

– Ecclesiastes 3: 1, 6 NKJV

Link to previous devotional http://camilleawalker.com/2019/04/revive-me-o-lord/

Revive Me O Lord

Revive me, O Lord according to Your lovingkindness

– Psalm 119: 159 NKJV


It’s the beginning of Spring and we’re starting to see the April showers. The refreshing water and warmer weather breathes life into the dry lands that were affected by the harsh Winter. As humans sometimes we go through dry patches in our life where we need something as refreshing as a cool glass of water or as warm as the rays from the Sun to breathe new life into us. But truth be told the greatest refreshing that you can ever receive is from the Lord.

The word “revive” is used a lot in scripture, especially in the book of Psalm. Revive means restore to life. Synonyms for revive are refresh, energize, strengthen, and renew. So are you in need of a revival? Have you grown weary and need a touch from the Lord to strengthen you and give you new energy?

If you answered yes then know that revival starts with getting in the presence of God and reading His word. In your prayers say “Revive Me O Lord.” Sometimes God might call you to a fast or a personal retreat just so you can disconnect from the noise of the world and get refreshed by Him. Get new instruction, strategy, and creative ideas from Him. May the Lord drop a sweet revival onto you!

All of My Help Comes From the Lord

My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 121:2 NKJV

Recently I heard my little cousin sing a beautiful song for her church Choir Day titled “My Help (Cometh From The Lord)” by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. I heard it for the first time that day and the song totally touched my soul. I could tell that song had to have come straight from the scriptures and it did. It came from Psalm 121, which is titled “God the Help of Those Who Seek Him”.

As we continue to live we will eventually run into situations where we have exhausted all of our natural resources and have reached the end of our own natural ability to accomplish a task. It is then that we see God’s mighty strength shine the most.

So if you know that you’re doing all that you can do and you need divine intervention then it’s time for you to seek God today. Stay in a constant posture of seeking Him. Be honest with Him about what areas you desire help in. God delights in helping His children. God has given all of us assignments on earth and He wants nothing more than to help us in completing those assignments and completing our race. From the beginning of time we were created to do life with God so seek God today.

Devotional Playlist

My Help (Cometh From The Lord) – The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

Hold on (Change is Comin) – Sounds of Blackness

I Am Not Alone – Kari Jobe

The Answer Is In The Word

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope ” -Romans 15:4 NKJV

Have you ever come across a problem that you just couldn’t solve yourself? When faced with that predicament who/where do you turn for answers? Now more than ever we have so much access to information and opinions. Today’s facts can change tomorrow and opinions are not a firm ground to stand on, but the Word of God is a firm foundation.

Let the Bible be your first source to learn from and get hope from. The Bible is a gift to us. It would be foolish to not open such a precious gift. Read it when you’re down it will give you hope. Read it when you’re mad it will calm you down and help you to reason. Study it to learn more about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we desire for God to speak audibly to us, but He doesn’t do that much because the answers are in the Word.

Devotional Playlist:

Praise Before My Breakthrough – Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Sing A New Song – Camille Walker

Build My Life – Housefires

Joy Over Burden

For he will not dwell unduly on the days of his life, because God keeps him busy with the joy of his heart -Ecclesiastes 5:20 NKJV

This verse represents what many of us want out of our lives. We want a life of fulfillment. We desire to love the work that we do. That’s why we switch majors, jobs, and career paths for a chance to spend our days working on the things that we’re truly passionate about. How great would it be for God to keep us busy with the joys of our hearts? That would be pretty awesome. Right?!

However in life the very things that once brought us joy can bring us burdens. It’s up to us to get the right perspective back. A perspective of JOY. A perspective of GRATEFULNESS. If you go the burden route you’re gonna burn out real quick. And you’re really missing out on seeing all the good that God is doing in your life each and everyday. So make whatever you’re doing fun again. Lighten up. Give the burdens to God while you keep your joy.

Devotional Playlist:

Love Theory – Kirk Franklin

King of My Heart – Stephanie Gretzinger

Let Go – Dewayne Woods

Finding Yourself For Your Delight and Others

One day I was randomly watching an I Love Lucy documentary when one of the women talking about Lucy said, “Much to her delight and ours, she finds herself.” That’s a really powerful thought and it made me think of why it’s so important that we discover who we really are.

We should find out what our gifts are both naturally and spiritually (Romans 12:6-8). We should seek to learn God’s plan and perfect will for our life. Just keep asking, seeking, and knocking (Matthew 7:7-12). Knowing who you are and your specific calling will bring you so much delight and it will be a delight to others. Sometimes we are reluctant to fully be bold in who our Father has called us to be because we’re afraid of the backlash or disapproval of others. Today I encourage you to be bold and free in your calling for your delight, the delight of others, and most of all God’s glory!

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” – Matthew 5:16 NKJV

Clothing Yourself With Humility

“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” – 1 Peter 5:6-7 NKJV

It’s a new month and a new year is right around the corner. Thanksgiving has come and gone. I hope you had a great time with your family and loved ones at the dinner table. I don’t know about you but I think the one thing missing from most of our menus was “humble pie”. Without constant heart checks it’s easy for our humility to go out the window. We start to wonder what happened to the me who was completely dependent on God? The me who made time for the Lord during my day? The me who casted all my cares on Him?

May this devotional serve as a reminder for you to clothe yourself in humility again. It’s that time of year where we start to make our own plans for the next year. Be real with yourself and God and acknowledge that you don’t have all the answers. When you humble yourself God will give you grace. When you humble yourself and stop trying to figure out everything on your own, then you give God room to step in and get the glory from your situation. As you humble yourself you will be able to hear the still quiet voice of God prompting you and giving you instructions. Don’t miss what the Lord is doing. Humble yourself today.

Read 1 Peter Chapter 5: 5-11 for a more complete context of scripture.

Devotional Playlist:

Nothing Without You- Jason Nelson

To Worship You I Live – Israel & New Breed

Make Room – Jonathan McReynolds

 

Some Will Say You Failed: Persevering in Every Season

“Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness” – Psalm 37:3 NKJV

In life everyone has their own perspective on what failure means. Likewise, everyone has their own view of what success truly is. One day I watched an interview with Priscilla Chan (pediatrician, philanthropist, and wife of Mark Zuckerberg). The interviewer questioned Priscilla on an initiative that her and her husband invested a lot into financially. Priscilla spoke positively about the things they have accomplished with the initiative, however the interviewer mentioned that some would say their efforts were a failure.

Today I want to encourage you to keep going. Sometimes what the world sees as a failure, God sees as a success. Don’t feed into the lies that the positive strides you’re making is insignificant or a waste of effort, money, and time. Some may say you failed, but at least everyone will be able to say you tried! The world needs more people who will step up even if it seems foolish to the majority.

In the interview Priscilla also mentioned that their investments would take years and even decades to see the full benefits. So often people call something a failure prematurely. Practice patience. Just because we put a seed in the ground doesn’t mean a tree is going to spring up over night. It’s easier said than done, but trust in the Lord and continue to do good. Do not despise small beginnings (Zechariah 4:10). Also know that if ever you do fall or “fail” that God can always take our “failures” and turn them around for our good and the good of others.

Devotional Playlist:

It Ain’t Over- Maurette Brown Clark

You Are For Me – Kari Jobe

Way Maker – Sinach