Posts Tagged ‘walk by faith’

Do Not Fear What You See

March 19, 2020

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Do not fear what you see
Look to the Lord –Ps 34:4
Walk by faith –2Cor 5:7
Trust in the Lord
You will not be disappointed –Rom 5:5;Ps 22:5
Your face will be radiant with joy! –Ps 34:5
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Romans 15:13Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may abound with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Word Study

From NetBible Rom 15:13

  • abound[4052] = to have in abundance, overflow
    ** “Abounding” is used of a flower going from a bud to full bloom
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  • => Hope grows by the power of the Holy Spirit
    like a flower bud grows into full bloom!

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Tho He Slay Me – Yet Will I Trust

November 26, 2019

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Job 13:15 NKJV … Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him. Even so, I will defend my own ways before Him.
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Affliction is not necessarily due to sin
Affliction is not necessarily the Lord’s judgement
It may be a refining or testing of faith –Job 1:8-12
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Tested faith is more precious
Than much refined gold! –1Pe 1:6-8;Rev 3:18
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Will you still trust the Lord and bless His name in unfavorable circumstances?
… when you can’t see evidence of Him?
… when no miracles appear?
… when the Lord doesn’t answer as you expect? –Job 1:21-22
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Choose to trust in the Lord
Walk by faith not sight –2Cor 5:7
=>Your faith will be refined –1Pe 1:6-8;Rev 3:18
=>Your intimacy with the Lord will grow –Job 42:5
By the hand of the Lord –Isa 41:10
=>You will come forth as gold! –Job 23:10
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Job 23:11-12, 10 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
11 My foot has held fast to His steps; His ways have I kept and not turned aside.
12 I have not gone back from the commandment of His lips; I have esteemed and treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food. …
… 10 But He knows the way that I take [He has concern for it, appreciates, and pays attention to it]. When He has tried me, I shall come forth as refined gold [pure and luminous].

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2 Corinthians 5:7,9 Amplified Bible (AMP)
7 for we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises]—
… 9 Therefore, whether we are at home [on earth] or away from home [and with Him], it is our [constant] ambition to be pleasing to Him.

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Job 42:5 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
5 I had heard of You [only] by the hearing of the ear, but now my [spiritual] eye sees You.
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Related:
Trust-Wait-Hope in the Lord!{prayer}

Living Mustard Seed Faith

November 25, 2019

Matthew 17:20 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
20 He said to them, Because of the littleness of your faith [that is, your lack of firmly relying trust]. For truly I say to you, if you have faith [that is living] like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to yonder place, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.
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A small amount of faith that is living
Can move mountains –Mt 17:20
Nothing is ever impossible with God –Lk 1:37
God is able to do far beyond all that we ask or think –Eph 3:20
Walk by faith, not by sight! –2Cor 5:7
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Luke 1:37 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
37 For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.
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2 Corinthians 5:7,9 Amplified Bible (AMP)
7 for we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises]—
… 9 Therefore, whether we are at home [on earth] or away from home [and with Him], it is our [constant] ambition to be pleasing to Him.

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Faith “Sees” with an Understanding Heart

June 20, 2019

Hebrews 11:1 Amplified Bible (AMP)
11 Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].
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Hebrews 11:1 NKJV … Now faith is the *substance[5287] of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

  • substance[5287] = a setting or placing under, firm foundation, confidence, firm trust, assurance
    *from a compound of [5259] = place under
    and [2476] = make to stand, firm, fixed, established on sound foundation
  •  Hebrews 1:3
    The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His nature{substance[5287]}, and upholds all things by the word of His power. …
  •  Hebrews 3:14
    For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance{substance[5287]} firm until the end …

    • partakers[3353] = partners, companions, sharing in work
    • hold fast[2722] = keep secure, keep firm possession of{from going away}, keep (in memory)

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Look how faith in Jesus Christ affects what our “spiritual eyes” see!
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Interesting, looking at Matthew 13 – we see the opposite of faith = hearts that do not “see”. The key seems to be how receptive your heart is to receiving, understanding and applying God’s word. It is also a warning to not devalue God’s word …
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Matthew 13:10-16 Amplified Bible (AMP)
10 Then the disciples came to Him and asked, “Why do You speak to the crowds in parables?” 11 Jesus replied to them, “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted. 12 For whoever has [spiritual wisdom because he is receptive to God’s word], to him more will be given, and he will be richly and abundantly supplied; but whoever does not have [spiritual wisdom because he has devalued God’s word], even what he has will be taken away from him. 13 This is the reason I speak to the crowds in parables: because while [having the power of] seeing they do not see, and while [having the power of] hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand and grasp [spiritual things]. 14 In them the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says,

‘You will hear and keep on hearing, but never understand;
And you will look and keep on looking, but never comprehend;
15 For this nation’s heart has grown hard,
And with their ears they hardly hear,
And they have [tightly] closed their eyes,
Otherwise they would see with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart, and turn [to Me]
And I would heal them [spiritually].’
16 But blessed [spiritually aware, and favored by God] are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.
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See how all this is linked with walking in obedience.
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1 John 2:5-6 Amplified Bible (AMP)
5 But whoever habitually keeps His word and obeys His precepts [and treasures His message in its entirety], in him the love of God has truly been perfected [it is completed and has reached maturity]. By this we know [for certain] that we are in Him: 6 whoever says he lives in Christ [that is, whoever says he has accepted Him as God and Savior] ought [as a moral obligation] to walk and conduct himself just as He walked and conducted Himself.
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2 Corinthians 5:7 Amplified Bible (AMP)
7 for we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises]—
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Matthew 13:23 Amplified Bible (AMP)
23 And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands and grasps it; he indeed bears fruit and yields, some a hundred times [as much as was sown], some sixty [times as much], and some thirty.”
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Prayer:
Ephesians 1:17-19 Amplified Bible (AMP)
17 [I always pray] that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may grant you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation [that gives you a deep and personal and intimate insight] into the true knowledge of Him [for we know the Father through the Son]. 18 And [I pray] that the eyes of your heart [the very center and core of your being] may be enlightened [flooded with light by the Holy Spirit], so that you will know and cherish the hope [the divine guarantee, the confident expectation] to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints (God’s people), 19 and [so that you will begin to know] what the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His [active, spiritual] power is in us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of His mighty strength.
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God’s Way

May 14, 2017

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Isaiah 55:8-9 … “My thoughts are not your thoughts, My thoughts are completely different from yours,” says the LORD.
“And neither are your ways My waysMy ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. 9 For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts”. 

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God is able to do far beyond all that we ask or thinkEph 3:20
Walk by faith, not by sight—2Cor 5:7
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Faith = belief/trust that God will make a way when you are unable to see one!

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Trust in the Lord
Seek His face –Ps 27:8
He will not forsake the ones who seek His help! –
Ps 9:10

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 @Khollandsblog
Tweets:
God’s ways are far beyond anything U can imagine #TrustHim to make a way even when U can’t see one! #GodInControl
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Related:
Higher Ways{Prayer}
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Walk in Christ

August 2, 2015

2 Corinthians 5:7 AMP
For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.

Yesterday contemplating what it means to walk by faith led to a previous post. This added more thoughts to what it means to walk by faith.

From yesterday Walk by Faith:
Walk by faith with the Lord – not by sight and
=> You will be given eyes to see even in the dark.

From previous post Be Transformed below:
Walk by faith = Walk in Christ
= Walk in union, conformity and obedience to Him
(not the world)

Then
=> not only will you be given eyes to see in the dark
=> you will be transformed
=> growing in faith
=> strong and vigorous in His truth
=> overflowing(blooming) in thanksgiving to the Lord Jesus!

Walk by faith
=>Faith comes by hearing and obeying the word of Christ.

Romans 10:17 NASB
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ

From NetBible Ro 10:17

  • word[4487]rhema= uttered by the living voice

Proverbs 22:17-19 AMP
17 Listen (consent and submit) to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge;
18 For it will be pleasant if you keep them in your mind [believing them]; your lips will be accustomed to [confessing] them.
19 So that your trust (belief, reliance, support, and confidence) may be in the Lord, I have made known these things to you today, even to you.

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Related:
Walk by Faith{prayer}

From Be Transformed:

Colossians 2:6-7 AMP
6 As you have therefore received Christ, [even] Jesus the Lord, [so] walk (regulate your lives and conduct yourselves) in union with and conformity to Him.
7 Have the roots [of your being] firmly and deeply planted [in Him, fixed and founded in Him], being continually built up in Him, becoming increasingly more confirmed and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and abounding and overflowing in it with thanksgiving.

From NetBible Col 2:6 & 2 Cor 5:7

  • walk[4043] = continue to live in obedience to, to make progress/grow in

From NetBible Col 2:7

  • rooted[4492] = to strengthen with roots, to render firm,
    to fix, establish, cause a person or a thing to be thoroughly grounded
  • built up[2026] = To finish the structure of which the foundation{Christ} has already been laid, to give constant increase in knowledge and in a life conformed to Christ
  • established[950] = to make firm, sure, strong
  • overflow[4052] = abound, be in excess
    *abounding is used of a flower going from a bud to full bloom.
  • thankfulness[2169] = gratitude, actively grateful

Colossians 2:6-7 NLT
6 And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to live in obedience to Him.
7 Let your roots grow down into Him and draw up nourishment from Him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all He has done.

 

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Better to Walk by Faith

August 1, 2015

2 Corinthians 5:7 AMP
For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.
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Better to walk by faith with the Lord in the dark
Than to walk alone in the light by sight
Because with the Lord by my side
I know the darkness will be ever so bright!

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Psalm 139:10-12 AMP
10 Even there shall Your hand lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me and the night shall be [the only] light about me, 12 Even the darkness hides nothing from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.

Hebrews 11:6 AMP
But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].
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 @Khollandsblog
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Tweets:
Better to walk in the dark with the Lord by faith than to walk alone in the light by sight! -2Cor 5:7

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Related:
Walk by Faith{prayer}
Be Transformed{blog}

Walk by Faith

January 30, 2011

2 Corinthians 5:7  we walk by faith, not by sight–

Hebrews 11:1  NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].

Hebrews 11:27 [Motivated] by faith he left Egypt behind him, being unawed and undismayed by the wrath of the king; for he never flinched but held staunchly to his purpose and endured steadfastly as one who gazed on Him Who is invisible.

Exodus 2:15  When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh’s presence and took refuge in the land of Midian, where he sat down by a well.

Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe. –St. Augustine

When times are hard and your eyes can’t see the light
Remember what He said:
Walk by faith and not by sight.

It’s much easier to walk on water when you know it’s frozen firm beneath your feet and there’s no chance of sinking!
hahaha!

Refuse to be Discouraged!

March 14, 2009

Numbers 13:31-33    But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” 32 And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, “The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. 33 We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.”

Has the Lord called you into a seemingly impossible position?
Where all you can see is darkness and ‘giants’ ruling in the land?

Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. –2 Chron 20:15

Refuse to be discouraged!
Refuse to give way to fear!
Refuse to believe the bad reports!
Refuse to walk by your ‘natural eyes’.
Walk by faith, not by sight -2 Cor 5:7
Keep in step with the Holy Spirit. -Gal 5:25

[ The Triumphs of Faith ] Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. –Heb 11:1

Believe the Lord’s good promises
Not one of them will fail.

Not one of all the LORD’s good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled. –Josh 21:45

Refuse to be discouraged!
Remember who has gone before you to prepare the way
The great I AM is with you and will never leave or forsake you.

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. –Deut 31:8

Be strong in the LORD
Rely only on His power, His direction and not your own

Refuse to be discouraged
Trust in the LORD and His word alone.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. –Eph 6:10

I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. –Phil 4:13

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. –2 Chron 32:7

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Related:
I Refuse to be Discouraged!

Faith – Keep Walking!

February 25, 2009

Hebrews 11:1    Now faith is the *substance[5287] of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

From Netbibe: http://classic.net.bible.org/verse.php?book=Heb&chapter=11&verse=1

*substance — hupostasis [5287]

Definition: 1) a setting or placing under
1a) thing put under, substructure, foundation
2) that which has foundation, is firm
2a) that which has actual existence
2a1) a substance, real being
2b) the substantial quality, nature, of a person or thing
2c) the steadfastness of mind, firmness, courage, resolution
2c1) confidence, firm trust, assurance
from a compound of 5259 and 2476; a setting under (support), i.e.
(figuratively) concretely, essence, or abstractly, assurance
(objectively or subjectively):-confidence, confident, person,
substance.

Faith is the foundation of our hope, it convinces us of the existence of  things we do not see! 

2 Cor 5:7 NKJV   For we walk by faith, not by sight.

2 Cor 5:7 NIV   We live by faith, not by sight.

2 Cor 5:7 NLT    That is why we live by believing and not by seeing.

2 Cor 5:7 NMSG  It’s what we trust in but don’t yet see that keeps us going.


Jesus described a person without faith as a person without foundation.

Luke 6:49   But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.

Romans 10:17   So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

 

To build up your foundation of hope in Christ, hear His words AND put them into practice! It’s what we trust in but don’t yet see that keeps us going, that keeps us walking by faith and not by sight!
Hold fast! He who promised is faithful. 
Keep trusting in the unseen and walking by faith 
Soon the working of My mighty hand will be seen 
The performance of My word will be evident to all.

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Related Post — Faith Hold Fast

https://khollandsblog.wordpress.com/2009/02/19/faith-hold-fast/