Walking By Faith
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:18 [NIV]
Developing a lifestyle of faith requires deliberate action on our part. When we look through the hall of faith in Hebrews 11, we see how each person described took deliberate action to work out God’s plan in their lives. But what’s even more important is the mindset, the radical way of thinking each one of these people possessed. They refused to rely on what their physical senses and emotions told them and, instead chose to rely wholly on what they had seen in their interactions with God.
This is what a lifestyle of faith looks like. Faith requires that we perceive invisible spiritual things as real fact by ‘seeing’ the invisible, and that we act based only on what we perceive from that realm, even when it contradicts what we see in our physical, tangible realm.
To learn how to do this, we must follow the example of the patriarchs in the Bible, and of Jesus as well. Jesus explains that a lifestyle of faith must be built by doing two things: ‘watching, and praying’ (Luke 21:23). We ‘watch’ by practicing – visualizing God’s presence and visualizing the Holy Spirit with us at all times. And we ‘pray’ by communicating regularly with God through our thoughts and words.
As you go through your day, practice visualizing God’s presence and stay in constant communion with Him and see how your faith lifestyle grows.
Have a faith-filled day!
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