2 Corinthians 5:7 (KJV)
7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
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.
Walking by faith and not by sight is not a cliché. Loving God and wanting to please Him isn’t faith either. This is all good but let me give you an example. me give you an example.
When you go out walking with a friend, it’s common courtesy to walk beside the other person so that you can converse while enjoying the exercise. It’s the same with God. If we’re going to walk with God, by walking by faith, then we have to be up close and personal with Him. We can’t walk with Him from a distance because that defeats the purpose of the walk.
Too many people think they’re walking by faith and not by sight but in reality, they won’t believe until they see the results of what they’re praying about. It doesn’t take any faith to believe once you see the results. That’s not what believing is.
Believing – which is faith, “sees” the answer as already theirs before the manifestation. If you wait until you see the manifestation to believe, you’re not in faith and that is not pleasing to God. [Mark 11:23-24]
Faith is the door that gives us access to all of the promises that God has already freely given to us. But we can’t partake of them without using our faith. [I Peter 1:3-4]
So, the question that might arise is how do we do this: walking by faith and not by sight? Very simply, believe what God has said in His Word and act on it! Faith is an action word and voice activated. We must speak the same things that God has said if we want His results. I know I’ve said this over and over but it bears repeating until we get it into us and start doing it.
Let’s be the faith people God has called us to be — Pamela