Daily Devotional – 11/7/17 “Facts but no fire!”

Reciting scriptures by memory does not mean a thing if you cannot put them to use. Dancing and shouting is good but it means nothing if you are still depressed and shackled when you are done. What good does it do to slay folk in the spirit and not be able to cast the enemy out of your own home? How is it, you can sing until the atmosphere is saturated with the Holy Spirit but you cannot discern Righteous Richard from Tricky Tyrone? You can whoop but your message is watered down. You can post real good messages on social media but in person your light of God is dim. You know what the bible says, I won’t take that from you but what good does it do if you don’t practice what you preach? You do know the devil knows the bible too, right? Those who say they don’t believe in God or the bible, they know it too. So, having the ability to remember where it said “that” in the bible really isn’t credible until you can put some oil on it. I can tell you what the bible says in John 3:16 but what does it mean? I can recite Genesis 1:1 but what does it mean? Jeremiah 29:11, we all know that but what does it mean? What I am asking is, where is your fire?

Where is your fire to run on even when you don’t know what the end is going to be? Where is your fire to not give up even when it looks like everything is against you? Where is your fire to withstand even when the world is against you? Where is your fire to press on when you don’t have a dollar to your name? Where is your fire, beloved, to believe even when your circumstances is trying to tell you not too? Where is your fire to trust God even with the grim prognosis from the doctor? Where is your fire to stand in the gap for your sister/brother and pray the hell out of them? Where is your fire to stand out in a conforming world? Where is your fire to tell all of God and not just the good? Where is your fire? Yes, you know God (facts) but will not share Him (fire). Yes, you can look your Sunday best (facts) but it doesn’t carry over to the other six days (fire). You can speak in tongue (facts) but not pray for your enemy (fire). Yes, you have biblical facts but when will you ignite your fire? Because Jesus says in Luke 12:49, “I have come to set the world on fire, and I wish it were already burning!”

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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