I will never forget taking my first solo flight in a little Cessna 150 when I was learning to fly! It was completely exhilarating, and, looking back, it’s much like what I call the “flight of faith” I’m on now. God chartered this flight for me before I was born. (Jeremiah 29:11) Trusting God is making me a frequent flyer. God takes me to places I never imagined and helps me accomplish things I never knew possible! I’m no Billy Graham or Jim Elliot—just a small town lawyer—so how did this happen for an ordinary girl? Well, it began by learning to place greater faith in God than anything else.
It’s a daily decision—and sometimes—a daily struggle.
Of faith, God’s Word says:
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” (Hebrews 11:1, 3)
When we learn to live completely by faith in God, our daily decisions are framed with His eternal purpose. We aren’t stuck on the ground because we lack the faith to fly. When Noah built the ark on dry land, his faith in God enabled him to have “evidence of things not seen,” and thus, saved him from a flood greater than he could have ever imagined. Is our faith taking us to places our eyes could have never imagined?
Taking the “flight of faith” means obedience isn’t based upon the guarantee of a successful result. If God says jump in, we don’t worry about the landing! This applies to all areas, from talking to someone about our faith to major life-changing decisions such as marriage or a career change. The nexus of both should be faith, not sight.
Will we live the rest of our life “grounded by sight,” or “soaring by faith?” God is the wind beneath our wings, which we can’t see, and will never experience if our lack of faith keeps us grounded. Each morning, spend time with God and then—untie the ropes and hit the runway for your daily “faith flight!” His ride is powerful. By faith, we can soar!
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