Recently my wife and I had a baby. WOW! What a journey! It seemed just like yesterday I came home and received the news that I was going to be a Dad. I was excited, thrilled and honestly I felt a bit unprepared. Even though my wife didn't look pregnant God was doing something on the inside of her. And as time progressed she started to look "More" Pregnant to those around her.
In the first few months of her being pregnant we really had to walk by faith and not sight. Yes the test said she was pregnant but was she? What if this was all in our head? Did we tell everyone to soon? But during our first ultrasound we saw Dax! We saw an outline of our Baby! What was hidden was seen and we knew that Yes we would be having a Baby.
Walking with the Lord is a little bit of what I like to call a trust fall. We have to trust that what God says is true no matter what is going on around us. We have to believe that His promise will stand and that if we trust Him and lean into Him those promises will come to pass in our lives.
I love how the Passion Translation reads for 2 Corinthians 5:7. It states this "For we live by faith, not by what we see with our eyes". Faith is a walk! Faith is a lifestyle! It is not something that you just do on Sunday or Wednesday or when things get bad. This is a lifestyle that you have to live 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We have to learn to feed our faith and continually trust in the Lord. Even though we don't see it yet we trust in Him. Why? Because He is faithful! He never lies and if He has said it, then He will do it.
I want to encourage you with this simple message today at the start of a New Year. Trust in Him and walk by Faith not by sight. It's easier to trust God than man because God never lies! He is always true to His Word and promises so find out what God says about your situation, you, your spouse, etc... and stand on that. I can tell you that when you do God will give you strength and encouragement and you will see it come to pass! Have a blessed New Year and remeber to walk by faith, not by sight.