Friday, August 21, 2020

It's A Faith Walk!

 I believe far too many of us attempt to walk our journey in our own strength. We try to make certain we control what we do and even how it's done. If some things work out for us along way we think we are something else. If some of the things don't work out then we just assume they were not meant to be. 

We want to figure it out ourselves. Some people are "nuts and bolts" kind of people. They want to work out the details. Some like to micro-manage situations. We oftentimes do this to the exclusion of God and His will for us. 

It's a faith walk! Or at least it is supposed to be. Paul, the apostle, wrote to the church at Corinth, "We walk by faith not by sight" (2 Corinthians 5:7). Paul goes on to write to the Galatians, "...the righteous will live by faith" (Galatians 3:11 CSB). We also learn in 1 Timothy 1:4 that God's plan operates by faith. Are you beginning to see a theme?

Since this journey is a faith walk, it would be a good idea to define what "faith" is. We find a good definition of faith in Hebrews 11:1 (CSB) "Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen". Faith sees what isn't there as though it is. Faith defies natural logic. Our faith is in God. 

We also learn in Hebrews 11:6 "Now without faith it is impossible to please God, since the one who draws near to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him". In this verse we learn that without faith it is impossible to please God. The writer didn't say improbable  or might not be able to please God. He said it's impossible. So now we see the importance of faith in our journey. It truly is a faith walk.

If you need some help in developing your faith walk I would encourage you to read Hebrews 11. I call this chapter "God's Hall of Faith". It will strengthen your faith as you see how God came on the scene and helped and blessed those who walked in faith. 

Until next time...enjoy the journey!


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