DayBreaks for 10/13/14 – Faith Walking #1
What does it mean to walk by faith? What does it take?
Our minister is speaking on the topic of faith walking and we are all being challenged to consider our own walk with god and to learn to walk more and more by faith. What does it mean? It means listening to the guidance of the Word and Spirit, with a willing heart to do whatever He directs, believing that God has already made the way and then resting in supreme peace as we wait for Him to act.
The question was posed: if you could give one thing to God, just one, what would it be? Would it be some huge, heroic and incredible act of faith, such as Moses demonstrated at the Red Sea, or Elijah on Mount Carmel, the Zarepath widow, or the widow who gave her last two mites to God?
We all would love to be able to rise to such a pinnacle of faith, wouldn’t we? But the greater gift to God might very well be an entire lifetime of faith, well lived. The problem is that those humongous acts of faith may well be disguised as a tiny thing: surely such was the case with the widow and the two mites. I doubt that she saw it as such a great thing – she probably felt it was a small, simple act of obedience. And Jesus was mightily impressed!
The truth is that unless our faith encounters challenges and obstacles that are truly difficult for us to deal with, we quickly tend to slide backwards from walking by faith into walking by sight. And that is just not something that God is asking for.
As we walk through this sermon series, I’ll share more of the concepts of a faith walk with you. I’m being challenged by it…and perhaps it will challenge you, too.
But let’s just start with these two questions:
- If you could give God just one gift, what would it be?
- How much of your life are you spending walking by sight instead of by faith?
Hebrews 11:6 (NLT) – And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.
PRAYER: Jesus, we tend to believe in what we can see and touch. Help us to trust in you when we can’t see you or touch you and to walk in faith and not by sight! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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