Truth and action are the two components to walking by faith. Truth is made impotent by fear, but it springs to life through the hands and feet of the faithful who act. Truth not acted upon by faith produces the same result as error acted upon by faith.
At the heart of Christianity is faith. Most believers understand that the Christian life is conceived by grace through faith (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9). But what too many fail to understand is that the Christian life is continued and completed by faith as well. It’s all by faith!
In fact, if we are not walking by faith on a moment-by-moment basis, the life we are living is not the Christian life at all — it’s only a going-through-the-motions effort to live like we think Christians are supposed to live. But that is not pleasing to God, as Hebrews 11:6 says: “But without faith it is impossible to please Him….”
The saddest part of seeing Christians walk by sight instead of by faith is knowing they haven’t experienced the miracle-working power of God. Vance Havner, the eminent Southern Baptist evangelist, used to say about those in the Bible who walked by faith, “They saw the invisible, they chose the imperishable, and they did the impossible!”
How often do you and I witness God doing something impossible in our lives? It ought to be as often as we have needs we cannot meet, goals we cannot achieve, relationships we cannot mend, or dreams we cannot fill in our own strength.
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SOURCE: Baptist Press