We’ve all heard it. “Seeing is believing or, when I see it I’ll believe it!” But, actually, that’s not true. If you have to see it to believe it, then it’s really not believing it! So, what am I saying?
Having to see something before you’ll believe it is the world’s way of “looking” at things. It’s not God’s way. He says that believing is seeing. With God, you have to believe it before you see it in order to actually see it. How can that be? Keep reading.
Take God for example. You can’t see Him, so the “seeing is believing” won’t work with Him. You have to believe that He is and then you’ll “see” Him with the eyes of your faith. Faith is believing before you see results. Once you have the results, you don’t have to believe for them any longer. You have them.
Too many times people want to understand everything before they’ll believe the truth in God’s Word. It doesn’t work that way. You have to first believe the Word is true and then the understanding opens up to you. Anything else is not faith. And without faith, it’s impossible to please God.
Take the New Birth. You really can’t understand much about it until you make a commitment to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. When that happens, a whole new world opens up to you and understanding starts to flow. But, you have to step out and believe with your faith. Then your spiritual eyes open and praise the Lord, revelation starts to flow.
All of God’s promises work the same way. You have to step out in faith and believe that what God says in His Word is true and then understanding comes.
God is faithful and will always back up His word. You can count on it!
Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
1 Kings 8:56b (KJV) 56 … there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant.
Numbers 23:19 (KJV) 19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?