Believers, who are skilled faith walkers, didn’t become proficient overnight; they had to learn how not to fall for the enemy’s fears, just like the tightrope walker had to learn how not to fall off the rope. The tightrope walker understands the body’s physics can keep them from falling; believers understand God’s love keeps them from falling.
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 2 Corinthians 5:7.
The secret to walking by faith is knowing God loves you.
Humans’ interpretation of love covers a broad scope based on their personal experiences. Unfortunately, some people view love through tear-filled eyes and battered hearts. In those cases, learning to trust God’s love can be more challenging; however, not impossible when open to discovering and receiving a different kind of love from the Holy Spirit. Even if one had positive love experiences—there’s still much to learn about God’s love.
Learn to walk the tightrope of faith.
Our relationship with the Holy Spirit becomes a love affair when we reciprocate love back to Him. When this happens, a bond begins to weave; the faith walker confidently knows that cord is unbreakable and will hold up through tough times.
Can you do the faith walk?
We must keep in mind: God will permit “faith exercises” to test our security in Him. When these tests come, we should view them as calisthenics to strengthen our relationship with Him. If God allowed the circumstances to come, He has a plan to see us through it. One of the devil’s deceptions is to tell us we have to go it alone. He doesn’t want us to know that the Holy Spirit will walk with us when we ask for God’s help.
When we understand God’s love, the faith walk gets easier.
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. 3For I am the Lord thy God …. (Isaiah 43:2-3)
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