Living by Faith…
It sounds so simple, but this week I’ve been finding it a little hard.
Actually, I didn’t even know that I wasn’t living by faith. I thought I was .. until this morning.
As everyone knows, our country is going through some troubling times. This week, it hit a little closer to home. Without going into it too much, let’s just say my DH business was cut dramatically this week.
I was able to keep praising God for even the small amount of work he has. He had to watch over 50 of his customers loose their jobs this week! That’s 50 families who are hurting instantly.
It’s hard to focus on your own issues when you know your not the only one.
But anyway. This morning I was sitting outside ( on a BEAUTIFUL, cool, AMAZING morning) and I was reading my amplified Bible. In there was a commentary from Joyce Meyers that pricked my heart.
This week I have NOT been living by Faith.
I’ve been living by sight ( the economy, the news) and feelings ( anxiety, fear, trouble, grief).
I need, and will, LIVE BY FAITH.
I will trust and believe in the unseen.
I will walk in salvation.
I will go before God’s throne and trust in His promises.
I will walk by FAITH – the things I can’t see or understand – Peace, Love, Righteousness!
1 Corinthians 2:14-15
14But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly (meaningless nonsense) to him; and he is incapable of knowing them [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them] because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated.
15But the spiritual man tries all things [he examines, investigates, inquires into, questions, and discerns all things], yet is himself to be put on trial and judged by no one [he can read the meaning of everything, but no one can properly discern or appraise or get an insight into him].