Open Hands, by faith

2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.

What does it mean for me to walk by faith, not by sight?
I’m not talking about a theoretical, or even necessarily deeply theological, interpretation of 2 Corinthians 5:7.
I see the context. I know what Paul was talking about, and frequently meditate on the beautiful reality of the resurrection, and how we live out our lives in Christ by God’s grace, believing through faith that Christ rose and we too as His people will rise with Him.

But we love to take this verse out of context, as Christians, don’t we?
It is widely, and wildly, applicable.

So for me, right now, how do I walk by faith when I can not see beyond the tips of my fingers?
I need to walk with open hands.
How do I do that?

BY FAITH.

And walking by faith with my hands wide open is very sanctifying.
May the Lord give me eyes to see and ears to hear, open hands and a heart eager to follow Him ~
even when I can not see where He is taking me, or why He had to choose this path
and even (or especially) when my heart is broken and my face is tear-stained…
because I need Him to take me by the hands and lead me.

And following Him happens by, through, and with faith.
I’m in a season of praying for faith.
Bigger, stronger, deeper, truer, unabashed, open-handed, eye-blinding FAITH.

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