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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Live by Faith

Our physical eyes can’t help but see evil in this world, and even when we try to avoid it, our ears can’t help but hear. If we trust God, we learn that what we see or hear can’t destroy our faith. Instead of allowing fear to run rampant, we believe God will protect us, no matter what happens. We stand on His Truth. No weapon that comes against us has any power to destroy our confidence in His unfailing love. Victory comes from knowing our relationship with Him.


“You live by believing and not by seeing,” Paul wrote (2 Corinthians 5:7, NLT). His Word says that we live by faith and not by what we see. Exercising faith is something that we consciously render. When we consistently apply faith to our problems and struggles, we’re changed and renewed in our mind. The Holy Spirit reveals what the natural mind can never understand—the miraculous depth and life-changing power of a relationship founded on God’s Truth and Grace. 


Our natural inclination is the opposite of the spiritual. The spiritual mind knows the possibilities and opportunities and promises of God. We might experience hopelessness and fear in our logical mind, but as we choose to believe and exercise God’s Truth revealed by the Holy Spirit, the mind of Christ replaces our thoughts. His thoughts become ours—our attitude changes. We have hope in a world turned upside down by evil.


God has great hope for His children—where fear no longer controls us—where peace is consistent—where what we hear or see with our natural mind always gives way to His spiritual Truth. When we live by faith, our perception changes. We change in the spirit of our mind. We spiritually receive the revelation of God’s Truth and Grace. We have the ability to believe what we once thought impossible.


When we place our trust entirely in God’s Truth, He is our shelter from the bombardment of the natural world—keeping us safe where no enemy or fear can reach us. We have a relationship with Him like no other. He is our Savior—our Healer—our Provider. Nothing has the power to destroy what the Holy Spirit reveals as Truth. Live by believing God’s Truth and not what you see or hear or feel.


©2020 Lynn Lacher

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