Walk by Faith (1)
A blind man with a guide dog ‘walks by faith’ in his dog. He believes that what the dog sees will be translated into a signal that tells him when it’s time to go, stop, turn right or left. And he picks up on those signals by holding the harness that connects him with the dog.
Why does he trust the dog?
Because it has something he doesn’t have: sight. And it’s the same with you and God.
Today it might be unclear where God is taking you. That’s why the blind man must hold the harness and stay connected to the dog. He may wonder, ‘Why am I stopping at this corner so long?’ Because there’s traffic coming and he’s being protected from unseen danger.
God says, ‘I will bring the blind by a way they did not know…I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them’ (Isaiah 42:16 NKJV). God has your tomorrow already planned out, even though you haven’t been there yet. He works outside of time, so He’s not held back by the limitations we labor with.
Paul writes, ‘I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can see something of the future He has called you to share…I pray that you will begin to understand how incredibly great His power is to help those who believe Him.
It is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated Him in the place of honor at God’s right hand…’ (Ephesians 1:18-20 TLB).
‘…We walk by faith, not by sight.’ 2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV
ENCOURAGEMENT 4 TODAY
Jeremiah 29:11-13; 31:3; 32:27; 33:3; Lamentations 2:19; 3:25; Hosea 10:12
I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord plans for good & not for evil, to give you a future & a hope.
Then you will call upon me & come & pray to me & I will hear you. You will seek me & find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
I will be found by you! I have loved you with an everlasting love!
Therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you!
Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?
Call to me & I will answer you, & will tell you great & hidden things that you have not known.
Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord! For the Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him!
It is time to seek the Lord that he may come & rain righteousness upon you!
God is in love with you! He tells you what you must do to be right with him! Listen to him & you will be amazed at his provision for you! Seek him today! Never delay!