We are told in the Bible to walk by faith and not by sight. (2 Cor 5:7) What exactly does that mean? It means that even though we didn’t see Jesus on the cross, we not only believe He died on that cross and was raised to life 3 days later, but we let that belief influence and change the way we live. Walking by faith means that even though we don’t always see ourselves as becoming more like Christ, we still believe and live with a full assurance that one day we will be exactly who God created us to be and we will continue to strive each day to be more and more like Jesus.
Walking by faith and not by sight means that even though we don’t always feel God’s love and see His power in our lives, we believe and trust that no matter what comes our way what the Bible says is true – nothing can ever separate me or you from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Walking by faith means that not only do we believe but we are fully convinced, excited, and longing for the day when faith does become sight and we get to be with Jesus, personally, mentally, spiritually, physically… really.
Walking by faith is more than intellectual assumption or agreement. Faith in the world of the Bible always connects 2 concepts – action and belief. Faith involves the head, the heart, the feet, the hands, and the mouth. Walking by faith means that every part of me is wrapped up in this amazing God that I serve.
Faith is being sure of what we hope for, being certain of what we do not see the Bible says. But if that assurance isn’t coming out in your life maybe what you have is simply belief not faith.
May we learn that belief is never enough. God is asking and demanding faith. Faith in His word, faith in His promises, faith in Him. And Faith Demands Action. So may our beliefs and our actions reveal faith in the One True God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob who is able to save us to the uttermost.