A Humbled Servant and Majestic King…


Philippians 2:5-11

Living Bible (TLB)

Your attitude should be the kind that was shown us by Jesus Christ, who, though he was God, did not demand and cling to his rights as God, but laid aside his mighty power and glory, taking the disguise of a slave and becoming like men. And he humbled himself even further, going so far as actually to die a criminal’s death on a cross.

Yet it was because of this that God raised him up to the heights of heaven and gave him a name which is above every other name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

So many times I wonder, in amazement, why God would have so much love for us.

What would make God strip himself of his Throne and decide to take the form of a lowly human. Not only did God become a human,  but out of all of the posh life-style choices he could have made, he chose to come in the form of a servant.

He, even though completely Divine, Jesus humbled himself to the point where he died the most agonizing death, a crucifixion. A punishment set aside for criminals. However, Jesus wasn’t the criminal, WE WERE. He died for our crimes. He died for our sins. HE TOOK OUR PLACE. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN US ON THAT CROSS.

Jesus loved us so much, that while the earth was full of sin and criminals,  his deepest desire was to have relationship with us.

When people ask why I trust God so much, I always respond with this statement, “Because he loved me enough, even when I wasn’t worthy. He paid the price just to have an intimate relationship with me. THAT IS LOVE.”

Be blessed today and know that I love you ALL with an AMAZING AND EVERLASTING LOVE.

Rev. Marcia F. Davis

Please enjoy the worship video today performed by Trinity Worship entitled, “Tis So Sweet To Trust in Jesus.”

(If you can, close your eyes and truly listen to this worship song. I still can’t stop crying.)

My Soul Longs for God…


Good Wednesday morning. I prayed for you last night. May God comfort all of your broken pieces. May his everlasting love bring you to a place of wholeness and healing.

Your heart will begin to long more and more for God’s presence. As you spend more time learning, studying the word, and developing an intimate time with God, you will long for the presence of God even more, just as the deer in Psalm 42. Seek him and chase him with all of your heart.

The two most important commands given to the children of God are to love God with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength. Secondly, to love your neighbor as you would want to be loved (even on your not so loveable days).

Be patient with yourself and allow God to complete the work he began in you, before you were even born.

Psalm 139:1-14

New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 139

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

You have searched me, Lord,
    and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.

Remember, I love you. God loves you….and there is nothing you can do to change our mind.

Rev. Marcia F. Davis

Enjoy the worship video today performed by Donnie McClurkin entitled, “I Need You.”




Through the Storm…


Good morning and Divine Blessings to you.

I pray this morning’s devotion finds you in a state of hope instead of despair.

Many of us have things that we could complain about. Many of us have things in our past that may cause us to cry… in pain, in shame or in sorrow.

Praise be to God, we have more blessings than we have curses. There are abundantly more reasons for us to say, “Hallelujah and Thank You, Lord.”

When the enemy, or even when we, try to bring up the shame and pain of our past, remind the devil, and remind yourself, that God has been  so good, so faithful, so loving, so forgiving, so gracious and so merciful!!!

Speak to the atmosphere and speak to yourself. Get your flesh in submission to your spirit. The flesh is linked to the cravings and desires of this world, but the spirit is linked to God.

Use your words and use The Word.

Go with God today and allow him to do great things in you and through you. Even through the storm. 

I love you with an AMAZING Love.

Rev. Marcia F. Davis

Please enjoy the worship video today performed by Casting Crowns entitled, “Praise You In This Storm.”

You Are the Most High…


Psalm 97:9-11

New International Version (NIV)

For you, Lord, are the Most High over all the earth;
    you are exalted far above all gods.
10 Let those who love the Lord hate evil,
    for he guards the lives of his faithful ones
    and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
11 Light shines on the righteous
    and joy on the upright in heart.

Good morning, Beautiful Ones:

HAPPY Monday morning. We start each Monday with a prayer to God. Please join me as we enter the Throne Room humbly, with thanksgiving and praise.

Father God, Everlasting King, we come to you first to always say that we love you and adore you. You are worthy of 10,000 praise and more. Hear us today as we lift up the thousands of people affected by Hurricane Harvey. Protect, cover and encircle them with your arms of love. Watch over the rescuers and their families as they usher people into safety. 

Father, be with us today, and this week, as we know that we will have  many opportunities to shine for you and your kingdom. May we be your ambassadors of love, hope and peace. 

Father, you have so many names. Allow us to have intimate knowledge of how vast and deep you are, as characterized by your names. We love you and lift you higher than any other. 

In the precious and powerful name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen, Amen and Amen. 

May we all enjoy the worship video today by Tye Tribbet entitled, “You Are The Most High God.”


The Spirit of Expectancy…

kids-dancing-clip-artWHAT DAY IS IT??!!!!

It is Praise Friday.

At The Sacred Journey, Praise Friday is the day we set aside to give God a radical, hysterical, and full-bodied praise. If you are at home, move the furniture, wake up the family and start the day off giving God your BEST PRAISE. If you are at work just dance in your cubicle or work area. You never know, your praise may be contagious and jump on someone else, Amen.

Today’s devotional is about setting our mind, heart, and spirit on the great things of God.

I serve a Great and Powerful God. Nothing God does is mediocre. When I go to God in prayer, I don’t pray expecting God to fail. I pray in agreement with God’s Word and I leave it at the alter. I walk away expecting miracles and blessings.

Read below about Paul’s thoughts on the greatness of God. The letter was written to the Ephesians, but it could Have just as easily been written to you and me.

Ephesians 3:14-21

New International Version (NIV)

A Prayer for the Ephesians

14 For this reason I kneel before the Father,15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Expect Great Things from God, today, because he is expecting great things from you.

Enjoy today’s praise song performed by Jonathan Nelson entitled, “Expect The Great.”

Speak Life…


Proverbs 18:21

The Message (MSG)

21 Words kill, words give life;
    they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.

The above scripture passage is probably most familiarly read as “Life and death are in the power of the tongue.” However, I chose the Message Bible translation because it is so transparent, as it simply says, “Words kill, words give life.”

Why is it so important to be conscious of our words? Words can leave scars or they can be healing.

Do you remember a time when someone spoke an affirming word to You? Do you remember how good it made you feel? In the same way, do you remember when someone spoke a harsh or unkind word and how it made you feel. The hurt of destructive words can sometimes last minutes, hours, days or even years.

I always tell people, “Make sure, when you leave a room or finish a conversation, that you leave it better than you found it.”

Speak Life, in every situation. Even if you don’t see eye to eye, speak with love and not death.

Today’s worship video is entitled, “Speak Life” and it is performed by TobyMac.

Set Sail…


Good morning. What do you think of when you hear the phrase to “Set Sail?”

Most people think of a boat opening up her sails and beginning the voyage on the sea. I think of the beginning of an unknown adventure that is both exciting and a little bit scary.

The one thing that gives me comfort is the fact that the captain of the vessel is someone that has plenty experience on the water. Even if the waters get a little rough during the journey, I still trust the experience of the captain.

In the gospel of Mark we see Jesus as the Captain and Conquer of the sea.

Mark 4:35-41

New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Calms the Storm

35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.”36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”

39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

If Jesus asks us to get in the boat, please understand that he has already made a way for us to get to other side. Whatever storms may come in your life, remember who is the Captain. 

Please enjoy today’s worship video from Dr. Jonathan Greer and the Cathedral of Faith Choirs entitled, “He’s the Captain of My Soul.”

The Cost…

Good morning, Beautiful Beams of Light.

May we all shine brilliantly today and every day. No, not for our glory, but for the glory and kingdom of God.

Please know and understand that shinning for God’s glory will eventually cost something. Living for God, whatever that looks like in your life, will require a sacrifice.

The Cost may be a friendship. The cost may be giving up an addiction. The Cost may be stepping out in faith and starting that new company or ministry. The cost may be moving to a different state where you have no family or friends. If you are single, the cost may be waiting a little bit longer to date because God needs to continue a good work in you, with no distractions.

However, for EVERYTHING that it may costs us,  the greatest return is for God to be glorified. If one life is changed because of our obedience to God, how much more will we be blessed?

May we continually hunger and thirst for God. May God be lifted up in and through us.

Matthew 5:14-16

English Standard Version (ESV)

14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Enjoy the worship video today from Psalmist Tasha Cobb as she worships God in singing, “For Your Glory.”

Always remember that I love you ALL, with an amazing and everlasting Love.

Minister Marcia Davis.

Your Destiny, God’s Promise…

2 Chronicles 7:14

King James Version (KJV)

14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Good morning,

It’s Monday morning. I hope everyone had a great weekend. Monday’s at Sacred Journey means that it is time to pray. I pray that all hearts and minds are connected as we go to the Throne Room of God in prayer.

Father God, Everlasting Lord, we come to you early this morning to tell you that we love you and to tell you Thank You. 

Thank you, Father, for wanting the very best for us. Thank you for placing a call on each of our lives to serve you and honor you based on the gifts and talents you have given us. 

We pray that nothing would get in the way of us fulfilling our destiny. May we seek your face every day and be diligent in our work for the Kingdom. 

We pray for our local, national and world leaders. We pray for their humility and submission to you. Lead them in the way they should go. 

We pray for the protection of our families as they go about their day. May every scheme, trap, and trick of the Deceiver be canceled and destroyed, in Jesus name. 

We pray for a continued burning passion and hunger for your presence in our lives. May we never be luke-warm toward you. 

We seal this prayer with the redeeming blood of the Savior, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Risen King. Amen, Amen and Amen. 

Family, I pray that your feet would be firm today as you stand for what is right in the Eyes of the Lord. Let nothing or no one get you off track from your destiny. The world needs your gifts, talents and anointing. Be vigilant. Be watchful.

Enjoy today’s worship video from Kevin Levar entitled, “Your Destiny.”

הַלְלוּיָה (Hallelujah)

It’s “Move the Furniture” Praise Friday!

What better way to end our week than by giving God the Highest Praise. Why is hallelujah called the Highest Praise?

The word halal is the source of “Hallelujah,” a Hebrew expression of “praise” to God.

Psalm 148 

The Message (MSG)

148 1-5 Hallelujah!
Praise God from heaven,
    praise him from the mountaintops;
Praise him, all you his angels,
    praise him, all you his warriors,
Praise him, sun and moon,
    praise him, you morning stars;
Praise him, high heaven,
    praise him, heavenly rain clouds;
Praise, oh let them praise the name ofGod
    he spoke the word, and there they were!

He set them in place
    from all time to eternity;
He gave his orders,
    and that’s it!

7-12 Praise God from earth,
    you sea dragons, you fathomless ocean deeps;
Fire and hail, snow and ice,
    hurricanes obeying his orders;
Mountains and all hills,
    apple orchards and cedar forests;
Wild beasts and herds of cattle,
    snakes, and birds in flight;
Earth’s kings and all races,
    leaders and important people,
Robust men and women in their prime,
    and yes, graybeards and little children.

13-14 Let them praise the name of God
    it’s the only Name worth praising.
His radiance exceeds anything in earth and sky;
    he’s built a monument—his very own people!

Praise from all who love God!
    Israel’s children, intimate friends of God.

I know we have so much to praise God for this week. As you being to thank God this morning, give your praises out loud. Fill the atmosphere with thanksgiving and praise to God. 

You will be surprised what happens when you continually and audibly give praises to God. 

Are you ready? Ok, then let’s start opening our mouth this morning as we praise God with Judith Christie McAlister as she sings High Praise / Hallelujah.