2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV,“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
I remember years ago, I was at work making a copy on the copier machine. When the copy came out, the paper was completely blank. There was no image in sight. I held the paper up to the light to see if perhaps the image was just extremely light, but there was nothing. Right at that moment, I heard the Holy Spirit speak to my heart and say, “Faith is not what is seen, but what is unseen.”
Although walking by faith is one of the greatest privileges of being a Christian, it’s also one of the most challenging aspects of being a Christian. Letting go of the temptation to rely on what our eyes can see, and instead live by faith and trust in a God we cannot see takes strength and perseverance. We can’t do it on our own. God fills us with His Holy Spirit and gives us His Holy Word to empower us to live for Him by faith.
God used a copier machine mishap to remind me that I am to walk by faith and not by sight. As we walk by faith, we learn more about who God is and how He is working in our lives. Although our walk of faith will not be trial-free, we are maturing in Christ Jesus as we journey with Him. So keep walking by faith, one step at a time.