Keep Your Eyes on the Word
We look [Faith looks] not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
If you want to maintain the spirit of faith, youll quit considering the natural impossibilities that might be piling up around you this very moment. God is not sweating them, so neither should you. Ken and I have found that out by experience! More than 40 years ago, when Ken was praying down in the riverbed in Tulsa, Oklahoma, God began speaking to him about preaching to nations. God told him way back then that he would have a worldwide ministry. It was clear God hadnt considered our bank account. We hardly had enough money to get across townmuch less go to the nations! But God didnt expect us to fulfill that call. He intended to do it Himself through our faith in His Word. He intended to provide the power, the resources, the abilityeverything! All He expected us to do was believe and obey. Thats all He expects you to do today. Right now you may be thinking, I really want to do that. I want to walk and talk by faith. The problem is, every time I look at the mess Im in, I get discouraged! Then stop looking at that mess! Instead, focus your attention on the promise of God. Keep His Word in front of your eyes and in your ears until you can see it coming to pass with the eyes of your spirit. Thats what the spirit of faith does. It looks not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. Of course, Im not saying you should ignore your problems or close your eyes to them as if they arent real. They are real. But according to the Word they are temporal. That means subject to change. And you can be assured that if you keep looking at what the Word says, they will change! You can develop your faith. You can walk by faith. You can. You can. You can. Just keep your eyes on the Word.Lamentations 4-5; Psalm 91I do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. I look through the eyes of faith. 2 Corinthians 4:18
Bibelstellen: Psalm 108:1-6