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This Is Why You’re Not Seeing That Promise Fulfilled

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We know we are meant to walk by faith and not by sight, but how do we do that? Christine Caine takes us to church in her new series on Embracing the Unexpected. Today's lesson is on why hearing His voice is crucial in seeing His promises fulfilled.


For we live by faith, not by sight. —2 Corinthians 5:7

We know we are meant to walk by faith and not by sight, but how many of us can say, with conviction, that we know how to do that? Or furthermore, how many of us can even say why living by faith and not by sight is important? In our impatient, driven and consumeristic culture, I would wager not many.

In our latest chapter of #TakeMeToChurch, Christine Caine shares a pivotal lesson from her new series on Embracing the Unexpected—why hearing His voice is crucial in seeing His promises fulfilled.

So a lot of us, we are bombarding our hearing with a whole lot of stuff that’s not the word of God. So, we’re not hearing the sound of rain. We’re not seeing the fulfillment of the promise.

Christine shares, “So you’ve got to have your ear tuned in to the voice of the Spirit of God. Because [Elijah] said, ‘I heard it before I saw it.’ And you know, I live most of my life like that. I hear things way before I see them in the natural. Why? Because we walk by faith—not by sight.”

“And faith comes how? By hearing, and hearing what? The word of God. So a lot of us, we are bombarding our hearing with a whole lot of stuff that’s not the word of God. So, we’re not hearing the sound of rain. So, we’re not seeing the fulfillment of the promise.”

“What we need to do is tune out all of the background noise that’s drowning out the promise of God, that’s drowning out the word of God—so that we can fill our hearts and our minds with the word of God. Faith comes by hearing, so that we can walk by faith and not by sight—and as we walk by faith, we will eventually see the promise that God has brought for us to see,” Christine continues.

“That’s how it works! It’s an ongoing journey.”