Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My Faith Shall Be My Eyes...

There's a song by Chris Tomlin, "I Will Rise," that like gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.  Our praise and worship team at church sings it, and I just feel God in that song.  If you haven't heard it, listen to it now.

Now, there's a part in the song that says, "There's a day that drawing near.  When this darkness breaks to light.  And the shadows disappear.  And my faith shall be my eyes."

Well, that part had me thinking about how we need to be walking in faith, not by sight.  Easier said that done, right?  Of course, but isn't the important part about "faith" not seeing what you're believing for?

Hebrews 11:1 tells us that "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen."  

We've got to be blind to see.  Sounds crazy, I know, but hear me out here.  A blind person walks by faith every day.  He has to believe that he won't run into something; he has to believe in his own abilities to get him from here to there in complete darkness. 

So instead of having the ability to literally see, the blind man has to see by faith. 

"My faith shall be my eyes."  We need to take that example and start letting faith dictate our lives.  What is the point of faith if we can't believe what we've asked for?  God isn't going to give us something simply because we ask.  He has to know that we BELIEVE HIM for whatever we're asking for. 

I challenge you to start putting the faith of God in your everyday life.  Let your faith be your eyes.  Forget your empty bank account.  Forget the symptoms of the sickness you have.  Forget what is in front of you that is terrible.  INSTEAD, SEE the outcome you want.  BELIEVE for the outcome you want.  NOT what is in front of you. 

It doesn't have to be hard.  We make it hard.  We make it impossible.  Not God.  God is faithful and just to give us what we ask for.  We just don't believe hard enough. 

Let me leave you with this verse.  1 John 5:4 says, "For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith."

Notice what is says here.  OUR FAITH overcomes the world!  We have the victory!  It says so.  We just have to have faith!

Let faith be your eyes, and you can overcome the world and have victory! 


  1. I like your article, I found it when Iwas searching these words "my faith shall be my eyes". After listening to that song I was inspired by that part. It's very hard to walk by faith not by sight but I'm glad it's possible that our faith can be based on what we see, no need to be blind and on that day that's what will happen.tkx God bless you l.

    1. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by! I'm glad that you were inspired by the song as well.