What does it truly mean to live by faith not by sight 2 Corithians 5:8
The day my beautiful daughter travelled across the ocean to Indonesia for the first time I learned a small portion of faith. Extremely small if I stopped for a moment and compared to other peoples faith I have witnessed. I logged onto the website that shows the radar view of all planes flying and found the one she was on. I spent an entire night watching it move accross the computer screen. In the midnight hours the width of the computer became the distance of an ocean and yet her voice was so close.
“Have faith mom” she had said as we hugged goodbye.
I admit in my first attempts to Have Faith I found a way to also have a little sight . It was in that night I reached out to a God (I really had little faith in) merely because I had no other choice. My mind was quite pitiful at the time
Yes…she made it there safely and had one of the greatest experiences of her life.
and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
When I suffered from a rare form of inflammation in my eye (Iritis) I lost my sight. The eye drops I was given dialated my pupils where too much light could get in and opening my eyes in the daylight felt as though I was staring straight at the sun. I struggled through one of the literally darkest summers of my life.
My faith in a God who knew better than me was again put to the test. Of course it seem unfathomable to put my faith in someone or something that wasnt even here. After a summer of stubbed toes, trusting God even more, knocked knees, pinched fingers and crying out to God in prayer to just be healed He answered.
Yes, your eye is healed
At the time though my faith was still so infant and yet even if small I could see how I was living in faith not be sight literally
and this is how our faith can grow. We won’t be perfect at it ! We will feel like a child learning to balance on our new spiritual feet. I truly am a spiritual child learning how to walk. Just like our physical children fight against the laws of gravity when they learn to first walk we too must learn how to spiritually walk to prepare us for a world rooted in faith not in sight.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Just like a seed planted beneath the soil in a garden ……..from the very first signs of faith we ever achieve we become rooted in a life of good courage.
No sometimes not better courage than everyone else but “good courage”
The kind of courage that helps us walk into our future even when we cannot see the outcome. The kind of courage that helps us walk right out of hell into heaven.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.