A battle wages within me daily — What to believe? Should I trust only what I can see — the visibly obvious? Or can I trust what I cannot see — by faith?

I know what I can see. My actions which produce tangibly visible results are endorsed by my culture — work hard and seek security. But the result of this approach is the need to control my life and its outcomes — such pressure. The "what I can see" approach promises what it cannot fulfill — meaning, purpose and hope for my life. If sight cannot fulfill, what can faith offer?

Can the invisible world of God be made visible to me with "spiritual" sightedness by faith? Stepping out in faith in Jesus opens my eyes to totally new vistas. The invisible becomes clear. Since Jesus is The Way, The Truth and the Life — He can fulfill all that He promises. Security, satisfaction and salvation are possible in God alone. Control of my life is replaced by a humble dependence on Him — sweet relief.

  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus , the author and perfecter of our faith… (Hebrews 12:2 NIV) 

  We live by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV) 

Will you join me this year seeing not only through our physical eyes but through the eyes of faith? If so, 2014 will be a very different year!


Sharing the journey with you,

Bob Snyder