Walking by faith

walk by faith

For we live by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7

Be willing to follow wherever I lead. Follow Me wholeheartedly, with glad anticipation quickening your pace. Though you don’t know what lies ahead, I know; and that is enough! Some of My richest blessings are just around the bend: out of sight, but nonetheless very real. To receive these gifts, you must walk by faith- not by sight. This doesn’t mean closing your eyes to what is all around you. It means subordinating the visible world to the invisible Shepard of your soul. -Sarah Young, Jesus Calling

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 

“How much grace it requires to bear a misunderstanding rightly, and to receive an unkind judgment in holy sweetness! Nothing tests the Christian character more than to have some evil thing said about them. This is the file that soon proves whether we are electroplate or solid gold. If we could only know the blessings that lie hidden in our trials we would say like David, when Shimei cursed him, “Let him curse;…it may be…that the Lord will require me good for his cursing this day.”

Some people get easily turned aside from the grandeur of their life-work by pursuing their own grievances and enemies, until their lift gets turned into one little petty whirl of warfare. It is like a nest of hornets. You may get disperse the hornets, but you will probably get terribly stung, and get nothing for your pains, for even their honey is not worth a search.” A.B. Simpson, Streams in the Desert

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