Wednesday, April 14, 2010

For We Walk By Faith and Not By Sight

For it is by sight, that we lose connection with all things good! Our faith is what connects us to the impossible. Our faith is what helps us to transcend difficulties. Our faith brings us into line with God’s will. For when we walk by faith in God, and in all of His many promises in the Bible, we can be assured of success in this life! 2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV “For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Our faith helps us to breathe easier during times of trouble. It is by faith that we can conquer the evil in our lives. Having faith means that we cannot give in to fear. Fear cannot exist when we stand firm in our faith. God did not give us a spirit of fear, no! He has given us the gift of faith. 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

The devil will try and rob you of your blessings. He is happy when you are not walking in faith. We must be strong and of good courage, and stand against the devil in order that we may receive all of our inheritance. We must resist the devil. James 4:7 NKJV “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

Our muscles grow over time, with use and by exercising them. When we put our faith in Jesus, we can expect to see results. He promises us that if we have faith as a mustard seed, we can accomplish great and amazing things! It is written Luke 17:6 NKJV “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”

God says that we cannot please Him without faith. He wants us to believe in Him, in order that we may receive our blessings. Hebrews 11:6 NKJV “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”

Faith comes to those who practice it. Our faith is increased when we stand on God’s word. The more we use it the more we will see those things that we have hoped for and dreamed of, coming to fruition. It’s easy then to have faith, once we see God’s promises all unfolding in our lives.

It is through having faith in God that we are able to rise above challenges. The more we read God’s word, the more we learn about who we are in Christ. Just knowing who we are to Jesus, strengthens us, enabling us to stand up to whatever lies ahead.

A life with Jesus is a life of miracles. He died on the cross so that we could live a full life, rich with blessings and abundance, and free of all the curses that sin brings. He died so that we can be whole and complete, and lacking in nothing.

He died so that we could have eternal life. 1 John 5:11-12 “And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.”

PS Hebrews 12:1-2 NKJV “ Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Amen.

All glory for these words, as always, goes to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

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