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Jul27FriJuly 27, 2012
Faith has a lot to do with seeing what you cannot see. Faith gives you the ability to look past what your eyes are seeing. Too many people live their lives based on what they are seeing in front of them. They make decisions based on what they can see and react accordingly. Faith on the other hand is making decisions and reacting according to the promises of God. Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for.” Faith means that God sees the next step and because we believe in Him we trust him for direction. Most times we are to stand firm and trust God for victory. For example Deuteronomy 20 states “When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you. 2 When you are about to go into battle, the priest shall come forward and address the army. 3 He shall say: “Hear, Israel: Today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not panic or be terrified by them. 4 For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.” Our eyes may see the size of the enemy and they may have an army greater than yours but God is with us and gives us victory. When we see what is right in front of us we need to trust God and stand on His promise to deliver us. Numbers 23 says, “Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill? The Lord their God is with them, the shout of the King is among them. It will now be said of Jacob and Israel; see what God has done.” If you have an obstacle in front of you that your eyes are telling your brain to panic or give up or change directions, stay the course and live by faith and believe that God will keep all of His promises. Don’t give up so that you too will be able to say with Paul in 2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day —and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.”