Friday, November 9, 2007

You walk by faith, not by sight, remember?

"For we walk by faith, not by sight" (2 Corinthians 5:7).

I had a great day Friday, really doing nothing. When I got up and spent time with the Lord, I felt he wanted me to tune out every voice that wasn't His.

I spent the day focusing on God and his promises. As much as I've possibly been able to, I've tried to tune out the computer, all those web site, the news, etc.

I just concentrated on being still. I don't do enough of that, really.

I highly recommend it. If you're going through something, why not spend a day just being quiet...not allowing the outside influences and voices to interfere with what God is doing in you. Keep the TV off. Keep the radio off. Stay off the web.

I find it's amazing how clear the still small voice becomes when He's not being forced to compete with everything else.

Maybe when you look out into your life today or tomorrow you don't see everything you'd like with your natural eyes. Maybe your circumstances aren't perfect. Maybe you feel like your waiting on something that will never come.

I would encourage you today to choose to walk by faith and not by sight. Just because you don't see those things coming to pass right now doesn't mean God is withholding from you.

Trust God. You're not alone. He'll never leave you or forsake you. He's always working on your behalf, even when you don't see it.

I just looked up the above scripture in The Message Bible. I love it:

"That's why we live with such good cheer. You won't see us drooping our heads or dragging our feet! Cramped conditions here don't get us down. They only remind us of the spacious living conditions ahead. It's what we trust in but don't yet see that keeps us going. Do you suppose a few ruts in the road or rocks in the path are going to stop us? When the time comes, we'll be plenty ready to exchange exile for homecoming." (2 Corinthians 5: 6-8)

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