Journal Entry ~ 11/07/18
7 for we walk by faith, not by sight. - 2 Corinthians 5:7
Probably one of the most quoted verses in the Bible - I’ve seen it on t-shirts, pillows, wall art. We see the reminder everywhere that this journey though life must be done through in faith because it’s one of the hardest things to get through to our deceitful hearts. Walking by faith, not by sight is completely contradictory to everything we know as humans. We see what’s in front of us - that’s tangible. We can touch it, so we know it’s real. What’s in front of us commands our attention and demands our response. Our hearts want to walk by sight.
There is no denying that humans have a deep desire to know and understand everything. We spend so much time trying to answer questions and figure things out. We are unlike any other creature on this planet because our behavior is not driven by instinct, it is driven by what we know. Curiosity drives us. In fact, as a teacher, I encourage and promote that sense of wonder and curiosity in children all day long. The pursuit of knowledge is considered an admirable characteristic, and those who most learned are revered.
Our curiosity and drive for knowledge is a gift given to us by the One who created us, as a way to draw us to Him. Our God in Heaven has set us apart from all His other created creatures with a desire to discover so that we may come to know Him.
The problem is we have sin in our hearts along with that drive for knowledge and understanding. We can get caught in the trap of self-sufficiency and control, thinking we’ve got it all figured out.
So, our human hearts need the constant reminder that there is more to life than what we can see. There is more to the universe than we can know or understand. We must walk through this life clinging to the faith that something greater is going on that we can see or know. We must walk through this life with the faith that God is at work in everything, and that He is working all things for our good.
Press on ~ you are loved💗
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