II Corinthians 5:7: "For we walk by Faith and not by sight" (KJV).
"Indeed, our lives are guided by faith, not by sight" (Gods Word Translation).
I had a dream many seasons ago, that is very appropriate to share at this time because it deals with faith, obedience, and walking. These three words are action words that require instant participation on behalf of the readers of this meditation.
I was standing on a gangplank that was wide enough for me to stand, with my feet close to gather, but narrow enough that there was only room to move in one direction and that was straight ahead. While standing in this position, I could see on each side of me and I could see in front of me. There was darkness on each side as well as in front of me, but just enough light to see the boards of the gangplank in front of me, that was a path to be followed. From out of nowhere the voice commanded me to start walking, in a tone that actually was very inviting for me to follow the commands that were being spoken to me. Not only did the voice say to walk, but it also instructed me to trust. I hesitated because the view in front of me looked like it was a long way, but I wasn’t really sure. This time the command came again a little sterner to walk, but there was also a sharp point in the lower part of my back pushing me forward. I reason with myself; well I could see, so I begin to move forward; slow but sure. To my astonishment a blindfold appeared out of nowhere and covered my eyes, and fear gripped me in such an awful way. Before I could cry out, I remember what I had seen and knew that I had to keep walking, because the presence behind me would not let me stop, and there was no room to turn around. The voice said you only need to walk, trust and obey.
I moved forward more slowly because I figured that the end of the board was near, and I feared falling off. The voice said, move forward, walk, trust me, and obey me. I moved and stepped off; I felt like I was falling, pulled the blindfold off, in time to see the hand of God come up out of the darkness catching my next step and gently guided me forward. I then heard the sadness of the voice that said you only needed to walk by faith, trust and obey.
In this season God is calling for ‘Obedience without Comprehension." Just obey. Seeing the path or journey is ok as long as there is a view of what is ahead, Human reasoning is not supernatural; supernatural is "blind faith." I had a physical view of the situation, and made my mental assessments and was very aware of all possibilities of what was going on according to my sight. When the walk started I was fine, until the blindfold appeared. I left out the surprise factor/ God Factor. The voice said trust, walk and obey.
Most of my faith walk has been based on what I can see, because of something that I have done, like working 40hrs, knowing I had a paycheck coming TO HANDLE EVERYTHING; worked stopped, no check SAME NEEDS TO BE MET, then my faith went to another level. Trust, obey and walk. I had to believe what I heard and read. Faith cometh by hearing and hearing Gods voice speak to me through His word. Walking blind is’ I don’t know what, when, where or how; I AM JUST TOLD TO WALK, TRUST AND OBEY IN THE WHO! This is just something to think about. How much of our walk is really by "faith and not by sight?"
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