Daily Devotional – 3/14/13 “You got the facts but not the fire!”

Isn’t that something? You read your bible, you know a few scriptures by memory, you can recite some of the commandments yet you don’t get excited about the things God does. You know how He healed folks in the bible, gave sight to the ones who were blind, made the lame walk, removed demons that resided on the inside of some yet you still don’t get excited about the things God does. You’ve been taught, read about or even watched a movie about the hell that Jesus endured at the hands of folk who found no crime that He had committed, just so we’d be able to sin and then repent for it yet you still don’t get excited about the things that God does. He woke your ungrateful self up this morning, gave you back the piece of mind you had, gave you the ability to dress and feed yourself and you’re still not excited. He allowed your family to rise in their right mind; He gave you common knowledge to know how to drive a car and work at the job He blessed you with yet you’re still not excited. God healed your body of the pain that had you tossing and turning yet you won’t praise Him. He allowed your marriage to go from failing to favorable yet you won’t fellowship with Him. He blessed you with a car with that credit you got when you should have been walking yet you won’t worship with Him. Yea, you wondering why God hasn’t shown up in your life; you may want to look at your praise. See, God inhabits the praise of His people which means if you aren’t praising Him, He has no place to reside. No, praise doesn’t mean you have to jump, dance, shout and scream but praise can simply be you thanking Him in the midst of your day, praying to Him while you’re driving in the car, singing about Him when you’re in the shower or calling out to Him while you’re lying in your bed. Yea, I know you have the facts about the Father but do you have the fire? That kind of fire that makes you cry when everything is going right, dance without caring whose watching, laugh when folks say you should be sad or feel like running when no one is chasing you. Have you ever felt that fire on the inside of you? You got the facts but where is your fire? Oh, you have it because the bible says in Luke 3:16, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” The fire is there, you just need to add some fuel to it! You have the facts but where is the fire?

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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