For we walk by faith, not by sight,
2 Corinthians 5:7 HCSB
Fascinated with the phrase, “it’s how I roll”, I’ve wondered what that means. I’m pretty sure it means, “that’s my sense of style” or “that’s the kind of the person I am.” I feel that applies to our Christian wall as well. They didn’t “roll” back in James’ day, but they did they walk. If you didn’t ride a horse or a wagon, you walked. Jesus walked everywhere he went. James probably did too.
James puts forth here that though we walk, we walk by faith and not by sight. He isn’t talking about closing your eyes when you walk here. That would be silly. He is talking about how we walk through life, making decisions day to day and the wisdom by which we make those decisions. We make those decisions based on eternal priorities. How will benefit or even hurt my witness for the kingdom? Will this help me grow as a Christian?
But we also need to remember walking by faith also means trusting God at His word. When God promised to protect you as you follow in His footsteps, you can feel confident in waking into places that are dangerous, but necessary for the kingdom. I walk into some patient rooms that seem pretty intimidating, with families surrounding a bed-ridden patient that look right out of Sons of Anarchy, but with cheerful expression and a bit of “help me God!” I engage them in conversation. Your calling may have different danger zones, but we walk by faith, in the confidence of God’s promises, and not by what our eyes can see.
May God bless you in your walk today.