Blind Faith

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By Sister Felicia

Felicia serves as a blog contributor for The Ministry of Linda L. Johnson

“Now faith is the confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see”, Hebrews 11:1 .  “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7….These are two of the most popular scriptures on faith in the bible.  In my opinion, having faith is one of the most difficult aspects walking with God.  I pray and ask God for things. I start out with great faith, but then when I don’t see it, sometimes I get discouraged, anxious, or nervous that it will not come to pass.  Other times I may doubt God ever promised me what I was believing for to begin with.  It’s at these times of confusion and uncertainty, I know to turn to the Lord, be still and allow Him to minister to my Spirit.  We all know God is not the author of confusion and Satan would like nothing more than to rob us of what God has promised us. It’s at these times our faith must increase, opposed to decrease.

A few weeks back I was in what I consider to be an “old school” gas station car wash.  I say this because there was an attended inside the car wash and there were brushes cleaning your car opposed to the more modernized water pressure type of cleaning.  There were multiple cars in line for a wash that day, so I sat patiently awaiting my turn.  Before the wash started, I could see the very expensive limousine truck not too far in front of me going through the wash.  The attendant took my number to verify I had paid, ensured my wheels were aligned to the washer and told me to put my car in neutral to start the first step.  While in neutral, my car was moving along the path and then immediately, I could not see anything.  I wasn’t sure if the truck was still in front of me or those were brushes.  Everything was blurry!  Was the attendant still watching or had he moved to the car behind me!  “God, please do not let me crash into that expensive truck I thought to myself!  Is this over yet?  Should I turn on the windshield wipers? When will this be over?!”

Although I was tempted to stop the process multiple times, I allowed my car to continue moving through each step. I managed to calm my nerves and trust the process.  I trusted that the attendant knew what he was talking about and patiently waited for the car to rinse and dry.  By the time the wash had ended, all was well, I had a clean car and did not slam into the limo truck that was in front of me.

Many of us have gone through car washes multiple times in our lives, but God used this experience to show me how many of us are regarding believing him and taking him at his word.  We get fearful in the middle and want to Stop The Process because we don’t understand what is going on.  Others wonder why exactly God is taking so long. Remember God says in his word, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways” (Isaiah 55:8).  He is a God who is ordering our steps.  We won’t receive all the answers, understand, or see it until the process is completed.  Trust that God knows better than you do.

I don’t know what God has promised you or what obstacles you are facing but remember as I said in my previous blog, “Press on!”.  Faith is placing hope in God for something we cannot see.  Just because you cannot see it now or it didn’t happen when you thought it should doesn’t mean God isn’t going to do it for you.  Often, He’s testing you to see how much you really want it.  He wants to develop your faith to continue to ask for greater things in the future, because if you cannot believe God can bless you to pay your rent for, how can you believe him to pay for your home mortgage?

Allow God to stretch your faith, knowing you will not be able to see it.  For the word says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” (Galatians 6:9) I’m not sure who God is speaking to but keep the faith! Trust that God will come through FOR YOU!
God Bless, Felicia            Email:
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Sister Felicia serves as a Christian Blog Contributor for The Ministry of Linda L. Johnson where her anointing and assignment is to blog concerning singles and relationships. We offer this blog series to encourage and bring hope to believers and unbelievers, especially singles.
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The Love of My Life In my season of singleness, I sometimes have feelings of loneliness. I have met and spoke to other singles who have similar feelings. One of the weapons I use to fight off these feelings of loneliness is writing/journaling. I pour out whatever is inside of me on paper. Sometimes those feelings are positive, in a state of thankfulness. However in my periods of loneliness, the writing tends to be in a sad, “woe is me state of mind”. Towards the end of my pity party, God shows up and reminds me, I have everything I need in Him.

One day not too long ago, the lonely feelings came upon me, so I decided to write a letter to “The love of my life”, which in my mind equated to the man that God is preparing for me. In this writing I was sharing how I missed him and how my heart was ready to love him. I shared that I was preparing to be a selfless partner and friend. Midway through this letter, I began to recount all of the times God had delivered me from areas of bondage as He was preparing me to be a wife. Then I recounted the times God blessed me by answering my prayers or simply blessing me beyond anything I could ask or think. I began to recount the love God had poured out to me and how He loved and accepted me in, as a sinner. Despite all of my filth and faults, God accepted me as I am, loving me unconditionally. As I pursued God, He began to teach me His ways and He worked on my heart, in the quest of showing me the princess of the King that I am.

After I recounted all of these things, joy filled my heart! I was no longer sad or lonely. It was in that moment I realized, that I had already met “The Love of my Life”! Jesus! Jesus, is the love of my life! I know many people say this and it can sound cliché, but when you take the time and write down on paper ALL of the things God has done for you, you cannot help but to feel special. Truly loved. If you recount the time He saved you, the countless times He’s delivered you, the times He’s blessed you, you can’t help but to feel joy! To make it personal for me, I recounted the very day He saved me, when He delivered me from the health scare of cervical cancer, when he delivered me from the enemy’s attempts to take my life, when He delivered me from fornication, when He loved my son so much that He would save his life when the enemy told me to abort him 16 years ago, when He allowed me to graduate from college in 4 years despite having a child, how He blessed me to have a successful career at multiple fortune 500 companies despite being a single mother, how He’s blessed me to travel with my son, how He has provided me with more than enough despite the fact that I’m supposed to be a statistic and most importantly, the fact the He loves me unconditionally, just because. He has shown me true love. He’s never left me or forsook me despite the times when I’ve chosen to leave Him. He is still faithful!

Therefore, brothers and sisters in Christ, before you seek the love a man or woman, desiring to develop a relationship with a person, ensure the true love of your life is Jesus. No man or woman can ever love you with the love your Father God has for you. It is from Jesus that we learn how to love another person. We’re required to love how He has loved us. We must love unconditionally even when we don’t feel “loving feelings” or feel we have been wronged by our mate. Why? Jesus still loved us despite of all the times we’ve sinned against Him. We must possess the fruit of the spirit with the mate God has called us to, being loving, patient, kind, etc. towards them always (see Galatians 5:22-23). If you have experienced true transformation with God, which I pray you have, then God has shown you true love. It is our responsibility to love in the same manner.

May God bless and keep you! ~Felicia   Email:

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Divine Appointments

Events and circumstances in our lives are not always just mere common occurrences but rather divine set-ups and many times they unfortunately go unrecognized. Hence, you did not recognize your answer or your blessing that you have been praying about.

The book of Samuel (Judge, Prophet & Priest) sites a clear situation in the case of Saul who had no idea he would be chosen as KING over Israel on a very ordinary day “going about” doing an ordinary task.  Saul was as a common no big deal kind of person much like you and I.  The difference was that unknown to him he had been chosen for a kingdom purpose and it was the perfect (divine) time.

The book of Samuel (Judge, Prophet & Priest) sites a clear situation in the case of Saul who had no idea he would be chosen as KING over Israel on a very ordinary day “going about” doing an ordinary task.  Saul was as a common no big deal kind of person much like you and I.  The difference was that unknown to him he had been chosen for a kingdom purpose and it was the perfect (divine) time.

In scripture we find Saul in the middle of doing a very mundane ordinary task, of all things just seeking his father’s missing donkeys, nothing necessarily exciting. The truth is many times we are oblivious as we shop, attend events, catch a taxi, bump into a stranger, or out for a meal, that our divine appointment may show-up! Notice we don’t have to be doing anything special or big!  Many times it shows itself among our mundane tasks.

I’ve had recognizable divine appointments; two in particular immediately come to mind through one person per occurrence that brought me to a higher dimension in my life and mission.  That divine appointment may be your new job, it may be your wife, your new car, or like a person in my family who received a full ride college athletic scholarship as a result of a coach (her divine appointment) who happened to be seated next to her on an airplane.

I want to caution church goers that your divine appointment is not just limited to your church.  It may show up anywhere, anytime!  This is why it is so important as you live a life of prayer that your sensitivity is heightened and your spiritual eyes illuminated for possible situations involving the Lord’s guidance, or people as potential divine appointments for God’s next phase for your life.

The biblical book of Ruth is another excellent example of a poor and broken woman and her incredible story of marrying a very wealthy man named Boaz to whom she once gleaned from his field and evidently married and bore his son, Obed.  This all happened due to the Lord’s guidance by way of divine orchestration and divine appointment.  (Beloved To build your faith, I highly urge you to read this brief book of Ruth for the full account of this dramatic and amazing story.)

May this blog bring due season exhortation to readers who thinks, who me? I wish. Don’t let the devil fool ya, because truth be told, like Saul, God does direct your pathway as well as set’s perfect conditions in order to bring you to the place he will’s for you to be at the right time. You need only be sober and alert!

Bible References:

– I Samuel Chapter 9 (Learn more about Saul’s divine appointment)

-The Book of Ruth (Learn more about Ruth’s divine appointment)

By The Ministry of Linda L. Johnson