Daily Delight

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Luke 18 is the story of Jesus healing the blind man. Taking a look this time, it reminded me so much of why we strive for God's presence, even in the midst of so much doubt and fear.

We are all blind in our own way. For me, it's when I come to a dead end and think, "when will my heart finally be healed after something I have prayed about for years?" This story reminds us that whatever area of our life we are blind in, or can't see God's purpose at the time, we have to remember that it's what we trust but don't yet see that keeps us going. I believe He even places a little bit of Heaven into our lives so that we have a preview of what Heaven really is like. So that we don't settle for less in our lifetime and that we look for the best in every situation.
It's possible to become hopeful and excited for what is yet to come! The good, the bad, the ugly, but also the great, exciting and adventurous. Just when I think once I get to a certain point in life that I will be fully content, I remember that the best, yet the most difficult, is yet to come. And that's what I love about life- it's not going to go the way we plan. In fact, it usually goes the exact opposite and ends up being the biggest blessing and brings the most happiness. If it weren't for speed bumps in in all of my plans, hopes and faith- then I wouldn’t be where I am in my relationship with Christ today. He has always prepared me leading up to evens in my life, so why would I think he would change? He knows what we need much better than we do.
He is the only thing that we have been given in this life that we know will never be taken from us. Therefore, I have to remind myself to live the life He has given me in joyful expectation. One way we can all do this is by opening our eyes & accepting God and His plans and purposes. I ask that the next thing that God speaks to you about, that you not only listen, but also respond. God’s got you! Receive your sight; your faith has healed you. (Luke 18:42) 

About the Author

Carli Stump
≫ ≫ Originally from the great state of Ohio, Carli moved to Nashville, TN, five years ago to attend Lipscomb University and believes that staying in Nashville is God’s calling for her. // An avid foodie with a love for adventure and fellowshipping with good friends, Carli is always in the mood for a good meal and a deep convo. // Currently working for a behavioral healthcare company, she has found a strong passion for working with those struggling with mental health and addiction illness. This has allowed her to better understand that we all have our own, unique story and owe it all to Him. // Carli hopes that being a part of the Daughter of Delight family will help to give her and others the courage to take that leap of faith; in hopes to transform their faith into something bigger and better.


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