Seven Ways to Know That You are Walking by Faith
"For we walk by faith, not by sight." (2 Corinthians 5:7)
People casually define faith as trusting God, belief, believing His promises; having expectation of good things to come, and even taking leaps of faith into the unknown. This sounds good, but I think it's a little too casual, too passive. One definition of casual states, "lacking in thoroughness or seriousness."
James said that faith without works, or corresponding actions, is "dead" (James 2:20). I like to think about faith in terms of "walking." Walking by faith sounds like a purposeful, active, "going-somewhere-to-make-something-happen" kind of faith!
Here are seven affirmations on the importance of non-casual faith:
- You are walking by faith when you are fully persuaded of a biblical promise or a God-inspired purpose that you have not "seen."
- You are walking by faith when you are joyful about things that you have not yet received.
- You are walking by faith when difficulties and setbacks do not change your mind about the will of God or the word of God.
- You are walking by faith when you receive answers to prayer and begin to see results based on your faith in God. Don't wait for the "full load" before you rejoice! Thank Him now!
- You are walking by faith when you continue to diligently follow God and perform those actions consistent with what you believe.
- You are walking by faith when you take calculated risks. We are not like the man who receive one talent (a small amount of money), but "played it safe" and buried it, rather than invest it. (Matt. 25:25)
- You are walking by faith when you daily do something related to your plans, dreams and expectations.