Daily Devotional – 9/14/11 “Blind Faith”

Have you ever tried walking with your eyes closed?  Imagining how your life would be if you could no longer see?  Usually you walk into a wall or bump into furniture, right?  Well, living a Christian life is just like this.  But you don’t walk around with your eyes closed but it still doesn’t stop you from walking into walls and bumping into things.   See, on this life’s journey you will encounter all kinds of obstacles (walls) while you walk.  Things like not finding a job when you are over qualified, not being promoted when you trained the person who got the job, studying for a test that you still couldn’t pass or budgeting your money just right but still coming up short.  But the bible, 2 Corinthians 5:7 states, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 

We have to walk in the faith that God already has it worked out, because the obstacles that we are facing were allowed.  God already knows the paths that we will walk because he has ordained them.  In Jeremiah 1:5 it says, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”  God knows what we can bear & what things we can overcome.  Don’t you know the devil has to get permission from God before he can interfere in your life?  So because of this we have to walk like there is nothing standing in our way.  We have to act like & know that no matter what this world does, it can’t take what God has already promised.  We have to walk like there are no bumps in the road, no curves to the street, no hill to climb and no darkness ahead.   2 Corinthians 4:18 says, “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 

When you work on your job, you work on the unseen promise of a check in 2 weeks.  When you drive your car, you drive with the unseen hope that it will make it to your destination.  When you get up in the morning, you stand without knowing if your legs will hold you up.  When you sit down in a chair, you sit without knowing if it will stand.  Isn’t this the same kind of faith you should have in God who has already promised you he’d be there?  Unlike man, God keeps his promises but it is up to you to receive them.  Step out on faith & stop allowing fear to hold you back.  Even when the world seems cold and it looks like there are no open doors to walk through, press on!  Romans 8:24 says, “For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has?” 

Hebrews 11: 1 – “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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