For we walk by faith, not by sight.
What does it mean to walk by faith, and not by sight? Walking by faith is not normal, it goes against what we are taught, and our basic human nature. God is a Spirit, and wants us to function, and think, in the spirit realm. Faith in God is the quality that allows us to function in that realm. Faith is trusting in a God that can not be seen, or perceived, with our five senses. Satan wants us to have strong faith, and actually most people do. God’s promises are full of positive faith. Satan’s promises are full of negative faith. Negative faith causes us to believe our senses, above and beyond the promises of God. Negative faith says impossible, positive faith say’s, Mathew 19:26 “… with God all things are possible.” negative faith say’s, “the doctor tells me I will have this condition forever, I will have to try and manage the pain.” Positive faith say’s 1 Peter 2: 24, “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” Negative faith say’s, ” I’m to old for that, you guys go ahead without me.” Positive faith say’s, Isaiah 40:29-31, “29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Negative faith say’s, ” I will never find a good paying job in this economy.” Positive faith say’s, Philippians 4:19, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Satan wants us to have strong faith in a negative world. He wants us to believe everyone, and everything, is out to get us. God wants us to have strong faith, in his promises, to actually believe them, and declare them publicly. Lets have faith, and believe, for things of real value. Colossians 3:2 “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” To have faith in God, means to have faith in his word. Romans 10:17, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” What we can perceive with our five senses, is often a lie. Close your eyes and smell a freshly baked apple pie, open them, and prepare to eat a burning candle. Our senses can easily be fooled. Jesus said his followers were not of this world, and his word is truth. John 17:16-17. Lets have faith in the word of God, and not the lies of this world. Lets walk by faith and not by sight.