2 Corinthians 5:7. “It’s what we trust in but don’t yet see that keeps us going.
People talk about how much faith they have and how by faith they can move mountains, but have you ever stopped to wonder what exactly faith is? Today’s passage takes a decent crack at it, but even then you might have to read different versions and maybe related passages to understand it properly.
You see faith isn’t what you do per se; it’s what you allow God to do for you. Having faith is akin to putting on a blindfold and charting a course. You see the layout of the maze in your mind’s eye just as a Christian has a vague vision of heaven. You must rely on someone who can see physically to call out instructions just as the Christian is directed by God’s Word and the Holy Spirit. You need to trust that person that no matter the obstacles you bump into you’ll be guided out safely, just as the Christian must trust that God knows what He is doing and the end will be joyous glory!
Walking in faith, much like walking in a blindfold, is tough and will only get better if you keep at it and stay the course.
Faith, as part of the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22; Hebrews 11:1), enables ordinary people to do extraordinary things (Hebrews 11). Colossians 1:10 teaches that a Christian takes the knowledge and wisdom that God gives them so that they “might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God…” Christians walk in faith knowing that God will guide them and strengthen them to do great things.
Dr Michael L. Williams
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Dear Lord, help me to trust you with everything. In Jesus name I pray. Amen