Daily Devotional – 9/13/13 “Faith, blind faith!”

Have you ever tried walking with your eyes closed or ever imagined how your life would be if you could no longer see? I would think you’d probably bump into things, walk into doors or walls or cause all kinds of chaos until you got used to it, right? Well, being and living as a Christian is just like this. The only difference is, we walk around with our eyes open and yet we still bump into stuff like other folk’s folk, walk into sin like lying and stealing and break stuff like commandments. However, God has given us faith, this blind faith that carries us through all of it. It carries us through storms, tests, death, being lied and cheated on, being looked over and even sickness. This faith, this blind faith covers us no matter where we are and it guides us even when we don’t look where we are going because 2 Corinthians 5:7 states, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” See, on this journey we will encounter all kinds of obstacles while we walk. Some obstacles we will see and some we won’t; we will encounter all kinds of enemies, some we know and some we don’t but no matter what it is we have to walk as though whatever it is, God has already worked it out. Why? Well because He has. See, God tells us in Jeremiah 1:5, “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.” Yea, God already knows the paths that we’ll walk because He has ordained them and He knows what we can bear because he made us! This is why we have to walk like nothing can stop us. Oh, it’ll slow you down but it cannot stop you unless you allow it. You have to walk towards the promise that God has made like you see it printed in the sky and 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 because 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 because you have faith that’ll it be deposited at 12am. When you drive your car, you drive with the unseen hope that it will make it to your destination because you have faith in the money you’ve spent. When you get up in the morning, you stand without knowing if your legs will hold you up yet you do with faith that they will. When you sit down in a chair, you sit without knowing if it will stand but you have faith that it will. Isn’t this the same kind of faith you should have in God who has already promised you He’d be there? Don’t you walk through the house at night with the unseen faith you won’t stump your toe on the end of the couch or trip over something the kids have left lying out? Don’t you put your trust in that person you just met who is smiling in your face? Then why not trust the only Man that has never lied, broken a promise or ignored your call? Unlike man, God never fails yet you are quick to doubt Him. Faith is your belief that God exists. Faith is your belief that He’ll never fail. Faith is your belief that He’s always there because faith is “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1).”

“Mark 11:22-24, And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

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