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In his last devotion before David Wilkerson passed away last week he focused on belief and faith without sight (James 20:29).   You can read it here.  David summed it up this way

God has never failed to act, but in goodness and love. When all means fail – his love prevails. Hold fast to your faith. Stand fast in his Word. There is no other hope in this world

I often get discouraged when God doesn’t seem to answer my prayers.  I think I’m pretty good at believing but I get discouraged when I don’t see the results.  What I do know though is there are lots of things I pray for that are answered that I don’t see or even know about.  Why do I know this?   Simple, I have faith, and it seems like something God would do because it is all really about him extending his kingdom and not really at all about me.

After all, my faith is about being sure of what I hope for and certain of what I do not see (Hebrews 11:1).  

So what are you certain about – what you see or what is unseen?

Beyond Belief

Do you see today
The answers to your long prayers
Do you hope to see

When all hope seems lost
It’s not because you are blind
You trust beyond hope

The enemy will
Make you believe that your God
Has not answered you

Blessed are your prayers
Know that your prayers never fail
When all hope seems lost

For if you don’t hear
The answer to your long prayers
Know this, you are heard

You have believed because you have seen, but blessed are those that do believe and have not seen ~ John 20:29.

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The Rev. David Wilkerson, an influential evangelical minister who wrote a best-selling book, “The Cross and the Switchblade,” about his work with drug-addicted youngsters in Brooklyn, was killed last Wednesday in a car accident in eastern Texas.

Mr. Wilkerson, 79, was best known in New York as the founding pastor of Times Square Church, which opened in 1987 and is widely considered the first modern evangelical church in the neighborhood.

His book, “The Cross and the Switchblade”, and “Run Baby Run” by Nicky Cruz had a profound impact on me when I became a Christian 27 years ago.

It’s hard to put into words a tribute to David Wilkerson because he was so much to so many. 

To me, David was an author of a book.  A book where I encountered Jesus.

Tribute

On your lonely crusade
You were one man with the Lord
Showing love to the gangs
Their world, their small-sword

I read you book
It impacted my life
I have walked both those sides
On the edge of that knife

You performed miracles
All through the years
Through the words of one book
I encountered God there

Now you are with my God
What joy must fill your soul
Thank you for work
May God make you whole

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