Diving into the Unknown – Faith that Pleases God

faith lessonOn 4th of July, 2012, we went for Skydiving near Chicago. It was one of the most exhilarating experiences of our life. Skydiving jump was at thirteen thousand feet, with free fall for about 40-50 seconds at about 120 mph. To jump out of plane at such height requires great courage. Yet your tandem instructor is right there with you, holding you tightly with all the harnesses, gears and most importantly parachutes. (Two of them, one as a backup). To jump from the plane is to trust him for your life, believing that even if you will fail to open the parachute, he will do it at the right time. When you are at such a height in plane with open doors and when you look down, all your senses may tell you, “This is not a good idea!” Your common sense look for safety and security…

 

Now Faith is the substance of things hope for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)

Faith in some ways is similar to this experience. When you are in an extreme situation, all your senses would tell you to look for a safer route (to stay in the plane). But you need to trust your Savior and jump in the unknown, believing that He will do the right things at the right time. This can be the most scary, yet the most amazing experience of your life. One that cannot be described, unless you do it yourself. (Also read: Jesus heals Jairus’ daughter)

We walk by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthian 5:7)

  • To walk by faith is to look beyond sight. It does not always mean not to use your common sense. But it means to look beyond your current circumstances.
    • Sight looks at the circumstances and common sense. Faith looks at the person of God and His Promises.
    • Sight looks for safety but faith goes into the Unknown.
    • sight evaluates the present, but faith looks forward to the future.

And without faith it is impossible to please God. (Hebrews 11:6)

  • Nothing pleases God more than faith in Him.

Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12: 1-2)

Are you willing to live your life by faith or by sight? Please share your comments here.

 

Comments

  1. ISAAC WAIRANGU says

    I like walking by faith not by sight despite the challenges and fear in some situations. To tam the physical eye is a real sacrifice but with prayer and trust in God i have made to a greater percentage still having hope to win and be a spiritual being.

  2. James Turner says

    I feel the main focus is that we believe in our lord Jesus. I we cannot trust him with the little things on this earth, how are we able to trust him with our salvation ?

  3. Ayo Odunowo says

    To be honest, attempting to walk by could be scary but God help us. Help my unbelief Lord Jesus.

  4. Maryellen says

    I love walking by faith each day of my life. Just today the gas company came to cut off my gas but, I run to my room and prayed and thank the Lord for the help . Then I went back to the door and talk with the gas man, well the Lord work out every thing.Then my uncle stop by just to give me some change. And then I look at my son and said do you see how fast the Lord work all it takes is faith. Thank you Lord for letting me share my store. My it help someone out when things look grim. Jesus will not give up on us.

  5. Ann says

    Corinthian 5:7
    Suggest that we should walk bye faith . Therefore faith should be put on everyday of our lives as a garments . We should wake up Giving God praise and honor him by believing he has instructions for our lives everyday . It’s high time we as believers trust God . And live in the peace he has ordain to us .

  6. Linda says

    Faith is a gift. We can pray and ask God for faith and He will increase it. He has the power to strengthen our faith. We must believe that He will. There is nothing impossible with God. We cannot see God but by faith we believe that He is there. He says if we have faith as small as a mustard seed, we can move mountains. Do you believe? Do you believe that God is real?

  7. chie says

    thanks for sharing this topic, the faith… I want to live by faith– faith in the Lord makes me stronger. Itrust You Lord Jesus. Thank You for everything

  8. James Durkin says

    In all honesty I take this question to heart. I see that my spirit really wants too but my body wont let it. I have went ski diving. Its easy to say yes I can jump. Once the door is opened and your there. It for me was the hardest things I did. In fact the instructor pushed me out of the plane or I would have never left. I like to believe that I do have faith but without practicing it I will still have to say no. That’s one of the reasons why I’m here to practice faith and learn where I am and where I want to be. Thanks Jim

  9. Darcinar easley says

    I know that faith is the true way to get through life, it’s just sometime I have trouble with the waiting the time it take for the thing to become real I believe that all things are possible and I know for sure that what ever you ask of the father it will come to past but waiting is the key to it all

  10. Chakradhar Rout says

    GOOD ARTICLE, FAITH INCREASED TOWARDS ALMIGHTY ,IN MY LIFE I FELT IT TO A GREAT EXTENT.

  11. raphael Isong says

    I God for this message of faith thooios time bcus it put courage to my life soituation and I believe my oin God wll grow more stronger than now. Thanks to Bibleso

  12. Austin says

    I see FAITH as that ‘invisible hand’ receiving the impossible from the God of all possibilities. Ask God for this invisible hand. Thanks

  13. Amit Christian says

    I agree with you. His invisible presence helps us face the difficult situations of our life.

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