“For we live by believing and not by seeing.”
II Corinthians 5:7 (NLT)
We live by faith. I sometimes wonder what was wrong with the disciples? They were with Jesus. They saw Him everyday, they saw the miracles, they heard the teachings, and yet, how many times did Jesus have to say, “Oh, you of little faith!” Thomas wouldn’t believe in the resurrection until he saw Jesus and the nail prints in His hands. And Jesus told him, “Thomas, you believe because you have seen with your own eyes. How blessed are they who believe and yet have not seen?” And that is our calling. We see without seeing. We live by faith. Paul writes, “Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.” We live in what John Wimber called the “here and not yet”. It means that the Kingdom of God has come to earth but we are not in Heaven yet. However, for this world God has assured us that faith is enough. The truth is Thomas did see Jesus everyday, yet he doubted that Jesus rose from the dead. And so with us, it is not seeing that makes the difference in our life, it is faith. The author of Hebrews writes, “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” With faith we can have hope and certainty. Finally, Paul wrote, “We live by believing, not by seeing.” Today, trust God. Put your faith in Him. Look at life with your spiritual eyes and you will see that faith has a sight of its own.
Father, help me live by faith. Help me see with Your eyes. Help me use hope and belief as my instruments to navigate through this life. I trust You. I believe in You. Guide me by faith, I pray.
Do You Know What Your Spiritual Gifts Are?
Now You Can. CLICK HERE to Get your FREE Spiritual GIfts Test and Workbook
Do you want to know how to be a Child of God? CLICK HERE to find out how