A weekly blog, by author Leslie K. Howard, filled with spiritual, uplifting thoughts to help you get through your week

Living Faith

What if you lived your life by faith?  I mean totally by faith, what would it look like? Does living by faith mean throwing caution to the wind?  For example, if you want a new car does it mean forgoing paying your rent and light bill to provide the down payment?  Reasoning “The Lord will take care of my needs.” Does it mean, because you had a dream about marrying a man that you immediately claim the new guy at church yours?  Name it and claim it.

Faith doesn’t mean you don’t accept reality.  However what it does mean is you have, through the working of the Holy Spirit, the ability to see things not as they are but as they will be. It is as the scripture says in Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Okay so, what if you lived every moment as if it was already done by God?  Would you turn in the best projects at work?  Would you treat your enemy with love?  Would you forgive the person who wronged you?  Would you do all you’re supposed to do and not stress about how the situation is going to turn out? Would you walk each day knowing you’re blessed?  Sounds to me if you are doing this then you are living by faith.  When we walk by faith and not by sight we live life in a contented state.  We consult God asking what He wants for us; then we accept His will, whether things turn out in our favor or not.  Living by faith is not about us acquiring things; it’s all about our trust relationship with the Lord.  Living in a state of contentment is pure evidence that we are living by faith.

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Comments on: "Living Faith" (2)

  1. thanks for this post Leslie. You ask alot of helpful questions and challenge some unhelpful ideas about what it means “to live by faith.” How does living by faith show itself in your life?

    • Hello Anna,
      Thank you for your comment. To answer your question; For me living by faith is trusting Jesus to take care of all my needs.Having faith does not mean I don’t do my part, but I must trust the instructions the Holy Spirit gives and follow them completely. Finally it means being content with whatever the outcome is, knowing that God’s will is perfect even when it may not be what I wanted. I must always say Father, it is well with my soul. ~Be Blessed

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