Faith is a verb! Sometimes I take time 'to faith' - that is, to focus my heart and mind and speak back to the Lord his own Word, his truths, his promises. I declare back to the Lord the truths he has spoken over my life. I do this in faith - often when I least feel like it. Why? Because, 'we live by faith and not by sight.' (2 Cor 5:7) Because life's 'truest' truths - like God, like the words of Christ - are 'spirit', and we see them with eyes lit by his light of revelation, not by the light of our own minds or experiences.
I often stand to my feet when I'm doing this - because I think of Moses standing with his arms raised over the battle, to see the victory through. (Exodus 17) I stand, and I proclaim something like this:
'Lord, you are true, you are holy, you are good! Lord, Jesus, you speak peace over my life. You have provided and will continue to provide. You blot our my transgressions, and remember my sin no more! You give me a secret name, and you call me your friend! Lord, you walk with me, and are pleased with me. Jesus, you have poured out your spirit on me, through me, and you bottle my every tear! Jesus, I am not offended on account of you. I know you live, I know you walk with me, I know my faith honors you, and opens doors before me. I know you love when I persist in prayer, in faith, in hope. I trust in you, Jesus. I know your blood defeats barriers, and opens new paths. I believe, Lord. I believe you, Lord. I rest in you, Lord.'
Then I usually sit in the quiet, the dark, and listen to the Lord. I sit silently with him and listen for his Spirit. I sip on my hot cup of coffee, and I might put on some good worship music...
#faithing (2 Cor 5:7; John 4:24; 6:63; Ps 36:9; 2 Cor 4:6; Ex 17; Heb 11:6; Is 43:25; Rev 2:17; John 15:15; I John 3:24; Luke 18:1-8; Heb 12:24; 2 Cor 10:3-5; Mt 16:19; 17:20; John 10:27; 14:26)
Peter Walker. I hope you enjoy these reflections. Please feel free to comment!:)