To Do-ers List: Walk by Faith
Learning to walk by faith is also a process.
We fall. Bumped, bruised, and hurt-yes. Vanquished-no. We are not beaten because we fall; we are only beaten if we refuse to rise. We get up and try again. We learn to walk by faith.
What does a walk of faith look like?
A walk of faith looks like a series of good decisions based on the truth of God’s Word.
- A friend invites you to a party. You know your parents would not approve. You also know they will never find out. You say no. You walk by faith. “Children, honor your parents.”
- Your co-workers are chewing up a colleague no one likes (for good reason) at the lunch table. You change the subject. You walk by faith. “Let no unwholesome talk proceed out of your mouth.”
- Your husband has asked you to make a pie for tomorrow’s work picnic after he has just delivered a five-point lecture on how to park the car. The nerve of him. You make the pie. You walk by faith. “Repay evil with good.”
- Your sister/spouse/boss/mother-in-law snaps at you during a conversation. You choose (it takes all your strength) to answer with respect. You walk by faith. “Repay no one evil for evil.”
- You KNOW God has called you to serve in the new ministry at church. It doesn’t make sense – everyone says so. Some say you aren’t qualified, skilled, or educated enough to do it. God calls you anyway. You say yes. You walk by faith. “Be on your guard before Him and obey His voice.”
Walking by faith is usually scary, uncomfortable, and involves stepping out of the usual. But I have to tell you, I have never regretted a single step of faith. How do we avoid walking by sight? By keeping our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith.
What is the outcome of walking by faith?
Our faith grows.
The faith of others grows.
Our lives produce fruit.
We are entrusted with greater work.
The greatest benefit of walking by faith is listed in verse 9 … we please our Father.
Make decisions based on faith; not fear, not feelings, not the usual. When faced with a decision today ask yourself, What would a faithful person do? And do it.
Use the To-Doers List Study Guide or a journaling app to plan and journal your day.
- To Do-ers List Journal Page PDF
- Days Lite: My Wonderful Life App free app from App Store.
For ideas on how to walk by faith, please check the resources below.
- How Strong is Your Faith?
- Keeping Faith Strong Through the Summer
Please take a moment to pray and ask God for His strength to walk by faith. Don’t forget to leave a comment in the comment section below. Have a blessed day!
Missed a day? Don’t worry. Just click on the links below!
To Do-ers List, Day 1: Love God
To Do-ers List, Day 2: Love Others
To Do-ers List, Day 3: Pray ’bout Everything
by Mary Kane
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Jane VanOsdol says
I have gotten to the place where I am used to having a safety net of some sort under me, just in case a decision doesn’t work out. I like to know ahead of time all the particulars. Today I am reminded that while seeking wisdom and planning is important, sometimes God calls us to things where we have to trust Him to make it all happen — instead of ourselves.
Kaala Guess says
This was so good and so relavent! Obeying God is not always the easiest option, it’s often the more difficult, because without the difficultly, we would see no need for God’s guidance and help. I find so many times that those steps I take in faith make me die to self, allowing God to step in and step back up into his rightful place in my life, the forefront!
We can either trust ourselves or trust God. We can’t do both! Good insights, Kaala! Thank you for sharing!
Tricia Smith says
LOVE the examples/ scenarios …
Today I will make decisions based on faith; not fear, not feelings, not the usual. And I will ask God for HIS strength to do so!
I wish I could say this one is a no-brainer for me. I still have to deliberately choose faith over fear. ONE DAY I will be a woman of great faith! It can begin today!
(glad you got your question mark/exclamation point figured out!)
Thanks for sharing, Tricia.
Usually I pray for Your strength to walk by faith. Today I pray for wisdom to walk by faith. Living, choosing, and acting by faith is the wisest thing I can do. I pray for everyone involved in this study dear Father, to choose, decide, and act today by faith.
“A walk of faith looks like a series of good decisions based on the truth of God’s Word”…I love this quote. This really helps me clarify walking in faith.
It really helped me too, Emily! But I can’t claim it, God gave it to me!
I find that some decisions for me are easier to walk in faith than others…for example finances, I too like to know all the particulars and have a back up plan. I am working on this because God has always provided without question.
Finances are a tuffy for me too! I am still on the learning curve here too.