Walk By Faith

Question? Do you feel the need to control everything in your life?  For those of you that answer yes, then this devotional is for you.  You see our Christian walk is a walk of faith. Paul tells us in 2 Cor. 5:7 “For we walk by faith not sight…”

I have been in ministry for over 20 years and let me tell you, even the strongest Christians struggle in the areas of faith at time. Remember that even Christ’s disciples struggled with doubt and fear at times, and they were physically walking with Jesus. Still, they would falter and were prone to casting their focus in the wrong direction. Remember Peter on the water? Or what about the story of Phillip?  Just before He was about to perform the miracle of feeding the 5,000, Jesus tested Philip by asking him where to buy bread for the crowd. The disciple’s response revealed that he was thinking of solving the dilemma through man’s ideas and worldly means, instead of God’s provision. What a lesson for them all that day!  Jesus performed this amazing feat of compassion and provision to prove who He was and always would be God, and fed 5,000 with five loaves and two fish.

In difficult times, when it seems all hope is lost, try not to assess your circumstances from a worldly perspective. Try not to “control” the situation by manipulation.  Don’t say well if I do this then I can cause God to do this.  Don’t ask, “What am I going to do” but rather, in a spirit of faith, ask, “Lord, what are YOU going to do?” Remember, He tells us to cast all of our cares upon Him because He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7).  Avoid attempting to engineer your circumstances. The virtues of patience, faith, and waiting upon the Lord will help you to know God’s grace and to experience His love and miraculous touch in your life.


Pastor Keith