One of our lessons in church this week deals with the exhortation from 2 Corinthians 5:7 “…for we walk by faith, not by sight…” In this passage one of Paul’s goals is to encourage the Church to live a life that demonstrates that we are seeking after the things of God and the things of our faith rather than the self-centered things of our flesh. I had a conversation one time with someone who asked me how to do a better job of living by faith rather than by sight. I told them of the story of a 7th grade science teacher who presented her class with a plastic glass which was half full of water and she asked the class to devise a way to get the air out of the glass. A discussion ensued and the class came up with several ideas. One suggested using some sort of vacuum pump to pull the air out of the plastic glass. Others thought that perhaps the plastic glass should be shrunk or squeezed so that it could only accommodate the water that was presently in the glass. When they ran out of ideas the science teacher walked over to the glass and she simply poured in more water until the glass overflowed.
And such it is with us. Christians we have some heavenly things in our hearts, our minds and our lives. And yet there are still some earthly things which remain. How do we remove the earthly things? We must pour in more heavenly things. We must pour in more of the truth of God, the worship of God, and the love of God so that it will push out the earthly things and spill over and permeate all of our behaviors and relationships. We are to walk by faith. I know it may not always be easy. But I also know that anything God asks us to do, He will help us to do.
I pray that you will have a blessed week. I pray that you will experience God’s peace and God’s presence. And I pray that you will walk by faith.