December 3, 2012

Walk By Faith

Written by Boyd Bailey

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- December 3, 2012

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV

Eyes of faith are for this world, while eyes of sight are for eternity, where we see Jesus face to face—there faith is not necessary. Ironically, if we attempt to walk by sight we are blind to the things of God, but if we walk by faith we can fully see the ways of the Lord. On earth blindness to God breeds confusion, but eyes of faith receive vision and clarity. Thus, walk by faith and watch Him work.

For example: forgiving an offender (who has no remorse) seems irresponsible now, but ultimately brings peace through God’s forgiveness of us. Or, if the Lord guides you to walk away from a deal, a relationship or a job, do so even if you don’t completely understand why. Say no to what you see and yes to what you don’t see. Your Savior Jesus has given you spiritual sight to see and act with conviction.

“For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12

Indeed, your view or understanding is not the perception of your heavenly Father’s. Like a student observing the master sculptor whose statue is only half hewn out of marble, the gifted artist has the completed masterpiece in his mind’s eye, but only reveals the work as it progresses. In the same way, God knows the intricate details of your destination and He makes known to you His plan as is proper. You are a wonderful work of His sculptured grace.

Your physical eyes grow tired and dim as time rushes by, however your spiritual eyes grow more keenly robust with age. Put on the faith colored glasses of God’s grace and you will see things as He wants them to become: a faithful and fun marriage, a job with joy and fulfillment, a clear calling, children who love Jesus and good habits that replace bad. Walk by faith and experience the abundance of Christ’s capacity. Let the Lord heal your lame legs of unbelief, then once again walk robustly with Him!

“By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith.” Hebrews 11:7

Prayer: Heavenly Father, lead me daily in a faith walk with Your son Jesus.

Related Readings: Mark 10:52; 2 Corinthians 4:18; Hebrews 11:1; 1 John 3:2

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  1. Teresa Roberts says:

    So very perfect for me today and just what I needed this Monday morning. I have chosen to walk away from a career and my amazing team. I am doing this after much prayer and guidance from the Lord. I am not sure what the next step is for me, however, I know that God is faithful and he will provide. I am praising him for what he has in the works for me and my future.
    Thanks for reminding me to “Walk by Faith”

  2. Boyd says:

    Teresa the example of your faith walk is so inspiring. Thanks for following Jesus in humble obedience!

    A fellow servant of Jesus,


  3. Rhonda says:

    I really needed this today! I mean really needed it! Thank you so much for allowing God to use you tip encourage others.

  4. Carolyn says:

    The man I have loved and considered my best friend for five years, has been dishonest, betrayed me and ended our relationship. My heart is broken and the tears sometimes overtake my day. I know God is merciful and has a plan for my life. However, I am still in grief and severely wounded. My hope is in the Lord, but I still love this man.

  5. Boyd says:

    Carolyn my heart breaks for you. thank you for sharing your painful walk with Christ over the loss of your best friend. I am so sorry you have been hurt so deeply. I have personally suffered similar pain over the years, but not just like yours.

    We will ask Gwyenn our Wisdom Hunter prayer coordinator to pray for healing in your heart and in your friend’s heart.

    I pray for a beautiful work of the Lord in your life. We would also like to send you a complimentary 365-day devotional book to give you a hard copy of past writings. Please email us at with your mailing address if you would like a copy.

    A fellow servant for Jesus,


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