27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:27-29
Some Christians really can’t tell if they’re walking in faith or not. Faith is an essential aspect of our relationship with the Father. And as the child of God, you ought to easily know when you’re in faith or not.
Unfortunately, many assume they’re walking in faith when in actual fact, they’re driven and motivated by what they only see. Blessed are those who haven’t seen, yet they believe. This is how you know when you’re in faith or not. If you’re can believe when what you what to see hasn’t yet materialized, then it is a big indication that you’re in faith.
18 In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, “So shall your offspring be.” 19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb.
20 No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, 21 fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. 22 That is why his faith was “counted to him as righteousness.” Romans 4:18-22
The main conveyor of faith is the Word of God you hear. It is hilarious when people think they have faith based on what they can just see. Abraham’s faith was taunted to be great because he didn’t have to see what he was promised yet, he was convinced by the truth that God was faithful.
Walking In Faith Depends Only On The Word Of God
17 So faith comes from hearing and hearing through the word of Christ. Romans 10:17
Because it doesn’t look spectacular, some Christians don’t see the Word as enough. They want to experience the change they’re expecting before they actually believe that they were in faith. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. If you’re not moved by the Word you heard, then you cannot be walking in faith. It is hypocritical, to say the least, that some want to celebrate the result of the Word they didn’t believe in.
9 But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined,
what God has prepared for those who love him”— 10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 1 Corinthians 2:9-10
The things that no one has seen are what God has prepared for His children. These things, however, are imbibed in His Word. In other words, if you want to see great things in your life, the only way possible is to get addicted to the Word. By so doing, walking in faith becomes easy which in turn, triggers the manifestation of what you have not seen.
Will you be excited when all you have is the Word? That is the indication that you’re walking in faith. I come across Christians who think they have faith because of what they have. What you have is not an indication of faith per se – it is the Word you possess that shows the level of your faith. The Word is what holds everything together. It is the binding force of what is seen.
Therefore, if you’re going to walk in faith, don’t wait to see what you’re looking for before you start shouting that you’re in faith. That is what Thomas did. He wanted to see before believing. By so doing, he lacked faith. Jesus gave His disciples His Word that He will rise from the dead – yet, Thomas wanted to see before believing. An indication that He lacked faith.
Don’t celebrate because of what you can only see. Celebrate the more because of the Word of God you have heard. Stay blessed
Read Further: Ephesians 3:16-17, 2 Corinthians 5:7
Prayer For Today
Faithful Father, I thank you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for your empowering Word. I refuse to live by sight. I live by the Word that you’re – the Word that made everything possible. I hold on to the truth of the Word that you have given me. Thank you for transforming my life today through your Word. Amen