Walking by faith not by sight 2

Daily reading: 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10
Saturday June 18, 2016

Focus passage: So we are always confident, because we know that while we are living in the body, we are away from our home with the Lord.  We live by faith and not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:6-7

Father Abraham walked by faith not by sight when he followed God’s call to be the father of a new nation, even though he and his wife had no children. 

Queen Esther walked by faith and not by sight when she spoke up to save her own people knowing that her actions could result in her own death.

David walked by faith and not by sight when he went before the giant Goliath with just a few stones and a sling shot.

The disciple Peter walked by faith and not by sight when we got out of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus.

The leaders of the early church walked by faith and not by sight when they proclaimed the resurrected Christ and brought healing and wholeness to communities with their words and actions. 

Walking by faith and not by sight requires that we have courage and strength enough to move forward even when all that we see is counter to what we believe.

If we believe that we are beloved children of God then we treat one another in that manner.  If we believe that God offers us forgiveness then we too offer that forgiveness to others.  If we believe in God’s goodness and grace then we offer that goodness and grace to others.  We live it out even when it isn’t apparent in the moment. 

We walk by faith and not by sight when we remain faithful to God’s call in our life and in the collective life of our faith community even when we face adversity.


Prayer: God help me to build up your kingdom today.  Help me to walk by faith and not by sight.  Guide my words and my actions.  Amen.

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