I’ve been trying to find time this week to put together the next message. Confirmations of confession #A-1 and other recent themes have continued – will focus on just a few of them here.
I loved it Sunday when the choir member who led us in prayer before we went out for worship said, “We walk by faith and not by sight,” and knew this was another kiss of confirmation for us from the Lord. Then, at the beginning of this week, I finally began trying to figure out how to use the Twitter account I had signed up for a few weeks earlier. One of the first posts I saw (from the small number of people I originally selected to “follow”) when I got on the newsfeed was:
“Don’t ask yourself too many questions in a battle. Don’t reason away your faith. We walk by faith & not by sight. Hold on to your faith!” Christine Caine
This not only went along with our theme of walking by faith and not by sight, but also tied back to our previous themes of not reasoning our way out of obedience to God’s instructions and trusting and taking steps (or leaps) of faith in obedience even when we don’t yet understand/see (which IS walking by faith and not by sight). (Previous short FB posts on these things from past few months):
Don’t Let Natural Logic and Reasoning Talk You Out of Obeying God
“Go and I’ll Show You”; “OBEY So You Can SEE”
Awesome Confirmations of “Go and I’ll Show You”…
I WILL BE YOUR TOUR GUIDE
Our passage from II Corinthians 5:7 was also in my Bible reading today:
For we live by faith, not by sight. NIV For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance. AMP
This message from Ed Traut this morning also went along with our theme (and we could definitely relate to this picture – lol!)
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things WE CANNOT SEE. HEB 11:1 NLT
- Hope is a positive expectancy, built on the consistency of God and His established Word. We never lose Hope while there is a God in heaven.
- Faith comes by hearing the word and the ‘rhema’ that takes hope to the level of faith. Once faith comes then we are assured and convinced of the promise before it materializes.
- KNOWING is the complete and highest form of faith.
Prayer: Thank You for Your promises mighty Father and I pray that You HELP ME TO WALK ALL MY DAYS IN FAITH, ALWAYS RESISTING FEAR AND UNBELIEF. ~ Ed Traut (Copyright, Prophetic Life Ministries)
to be continued…