For we walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).
While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18).
Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them (Mark 11:24).
As we get closer to the end of the age, it’s more important than ever to walk by faith. Our faith will catapult us over the gloom, depression and fear that is slowly creeping into the fabric of our culture. Faith positions you to overcome every challenge!
Walking by faith is believing, acting, and speaking like the Word of God is true right now, even though nothing seems like it’s working. Remember that God always sees the end from the beginning. Jesus was the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8). He changed Abram’s name (which means exalted father) to Abraham (which means father of a multitude). Though childless and old, God saw him with more kids than he could count!
Your faith will cause you to succeed today. In the face of contradiction of feelings and circumstances, act like God’s Word is true right now! Thank God for the healing while the pain racks your body and the negative report remains unchanged. Believe that you receive before there is any physical change whatsoever.
Thank God for the money you need in the face of lack. God will always honor His Word when acted upon. Praise and worship the Father now, before there is any evidence of the answer! Thank Him just the way you would if the money were already in your hand!
In whatever circumstance you find yourself today, cooperate with God by walking by faith! Look beyond what you can see and feel in your present circumstance. Say out loud what God says in His Word. He has said that you are more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37). He has said that the path of the just person gets brighter and brighter (Proverbs 4:18). God has promised to meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ (Philippians 4:19). You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13).
Throughout over 42 years of walking with Jesus, I have watched God honor His Word in my life over and over again as I chose to look past my thoughts and feelings and say what He says about each area of life. God is faithful. Faith works! But you must choose to act, even when you don’t feel like it.
Don’t just exist. Live life to the fullest with faith! God will not fail you. You’re already blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ (Ephesians 1:3). Your faith is pulling into your life the answer to your need. Expect God to do what He said! He always watches over His Word to make it good (Jeremiah 1:12).
When we get to heaven, we’ll have eternity to talk about all the things the Father did for us in answer to our faith! Walk by faith today. Expect God’s best. Walk in joy and peace. He never fails!