Our confidence comes from God and knowing that He’s got our back, front, sides, top and bottom. Our faith in Jesus Christ is the reason why we are not influenced by what we see, but we are moved by what we believe. We walk by faith; in other words, we LIVE, FUNCTION and CONDUCT OURSELVES by faith.
Therefore faith rules everything around me.
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17 KJV)
If faith is the fuel by which we live, we have unlimited supply through the Word of God! This is incredible because the Word of God has a single source. The Word of God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. The Word of God always has my best interest. The Word of God stands regardless of how I feel. The Word of God cannot be modified to fit my situation BUT the Word of God can give me the faith I need to change me in the face of my situation.
I can speak, declare, decree, claim, name, whatever I want into the universe and it means nothing if it is not according to God’s purpose for my life.
There is no guarantee that it will come to pass. But I know if I speak what thus sayeth the LORD, if I have faith in His Word and my will is lined up with His Will…it HAS to come to pass and whatever comes my way – prosperity or poverty, healing or sickness, friends or enemies I have the faith in God that it has no choice but to work for my good!
As we walk this walk by faith, we have an assurance – as saved, born-again Christians – that eternal life awaits us on the other side of this life. We can’t see the mansion. We can’t see the golden paved streets. We can’t see the new body. We can’t see the robe. These mortal eyes couldn’t handle it. But in faith we have the hope of glory to see and experience that eternal reward on the other side. By faith, we walk knowing that death is not the end of life, but merely a transition to a newer, better, everlasting life in the presence of the Father.
The world says that “seeing is believing” – but the world has got it twisted. Brothers and sisters, to walk by faith and not by sight is to live based on evidence that is not seen. Habakkuk says:
God desires to have a people who will trust Him no matter what they see and no matter what circumstance they find themselves in. What that means is this is not something you do on a case-by-case basis. Faith is not something you do out of convenience or physical evidence, it is something that you live according to the Word of God.
You’ve seen your gas gauge read “E” but by faith you kept going. You saw that short stack of money and that tall stack of bills, but by faith God made a way. You saw the doctor’s report say cancer, but by faith there’s no sign of it. You saw the job description and knew you weren’t the most qualified, but by faith – you go to that job everyday. You saw where you couldn’t have children, but by faith you’re picking up your child from daycare. You saw a storm take everything you had, but by faith your new house is bigger than the old one. You saw the bars of that cage close behind you, but by faith you are free today. On today it’s (still) not about what you can see but it’s all about who you believe and by faith we live because Jesus Christ died and rose again!
Continue to walk by faith and not by sight. Keep your life focused on the Word of God. We won’t be there, but praise God because our life was lead by faith in Him – we will see Christ for ourselves in heaven. We will be with the One who saved us. So let’s keep walking and don’t let anything turn us around. For we walk by faith and not by sight.