WALK BY FAITH
By Carolyn Dale Newell
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
2 Cor. 5:7 (NKJV)
I leaned against the boat, longing for a glimpse of a dolphin with my small field of vision. Then I heard the familiar sound of air coming from a dolphin’s blowhole. Like a little child, I pointed to where the sound came. A few seconds later, everyone else on the boat saw the dolphin. How did the blind woman know where the dolphin was before everyone else?
They were all depending on sight. Some of them did not even consider the blowing sound that dolphins constantly make.
Let’s look at the blind man in John chapter nine. Jesus made clay and anointed the man’s eyes with it, and He told him to go wash in the pool of Siloam (John 9:6-7). He never questioned Jesus about this long journey. The Bible does not say whether he used something as a cane, but even if he did, it would have been a long tedious walk. He may have tripped or fell. Surely, he bumped into people, and they may have scolded him. It would have been easy to stop and give up, but he didn’t. He had faith.
We are accustomed to living our lives by sight rather than faith. We learn to walk by faith when we step out into the unknown – what we cannot see. Our faith grows every time we take another step. If we don’t take that step, we will continue in doubt, worry and fear. Our faith will never grow because we are not exercising it. When it looks as if all odds are against us, we must have faith.
God is our loving, merciful Father who has rescued us from hell. Certainly, we can trust Him for the battles we face daily. Christians are not of this world. We walk by faith, not sight!
Increase our faith so that we may walk through the troubles in life totally trusting You with no fear and no worry. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Read Heb. 11.
HIKING THE TRAIL
If you had a testimony among the heroes of faith in Hebrews chapter 11, what would it say?
Copyright 2015 Carolyn Dale Newell.