Walking by Faith and not by Sight

God is clear in His Word. If we are going to be pleasing to Him, it requires us to live by faith.  

Hebrews 11:6 - But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Faith pleases God because God wants to move in our lives and it's our faith that invites Him and allows Him to move; He is pleased when He can work in our lives.  God is a perfect gentleman.  He won't work in our lives uninvited.  Our faith opens the door to God to move and work for us.  God only moves in response to faith!  God's power meets faith!

The greatest joy we can give our Creator and Redeemer is to take His Word and believe and act on His Word over every other word, every other voice and every circumstance that we face in this world.  This is called walking by faith and not by sight.    

I'm reminded of the testimony of the woman who went to the doctor to have an ultrasound as a previous test had shown a spot on her breast.  As the doctor was doing the ultrasound, he turned the monitor towards her and said, "See this spot right here", as he circled it on the screen, "this is what we are concerned about."  She said inside herself, "Oh, Lord, if I just hadn't seen it with my eyes, it would be so much easier to believe you."  She heard within her spirit the Lord say, "Is what you see greater than My Word?"  She quickly answered, "Oh, no Lord, please forgive me.  There is nothing greater than Your Word! Your Word says that by the stripes that wounded You, I was healed!"  In that instant as she, the doctor and the nurse looked on, a bright circle of light appeared on the screen and around that "spot".  It kept moving in closer and closer in on it and when the light was gone, so was the spot!

We walk by faith and not by sight!  NOTHING is greater than your Word, Lord!