Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor. 15:58


Friday, March 2, 2012

day 256: Walking by Faith (Guest Post by Mike)

Today's post is a first for 'Encourage365': the first guest post. At the beginning of this blog, I wasn't going to do guest posts because I felt like *I* was committed to writing 365 days of encouragement for you-- and then I decided-- you know, reading others posts are a blessing to me. And reading/writing guest posts could encourage you more than I can on certain days.

If you'd like to write a guest post, send me an email: ohthatmomagain (at) yahoo (dot) com. And if you'd like your blog listed in the directory, let me know.

Here is what Mike has to say:

Walking today in the un-perfect printed path in the snow, I realized that this was just like our own lives. It wasn't straight .It was curvy. Left to right, right to left. As I'm trying to walk the best I can by looking straight and keeping in the lines, I realized I started singing the song of "We walk by faith and not by sight" After I finished singing that song quietly, there was a wind and the sun just shone in my face. Then before I knew it, I was at the end of the trail. I had completed the long trail, and there were many foot steps many becoming lighter by foot step.

I think it's a little to often how we look at ourselves and find ourselves concentrating on the earthly things, walking by sight.I can often see myself walking by sight. And how often I realize that I need God to help me walk in a straight road and to walk by faith. But how happy God will be when we let him in.

So then God throws a brick and says that Walking by sight is dangerous because we start to worry about all the things and not just worry about the troubles of this day, and we look into the future... We need to let him walk us by faith and let him see the things of our world and let him take care of it. We might think that we can look after everything, but really, we can't. WE NEED GODS HELP!

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

16 "For this reason we never become discouraged. Even though our physical being is gradually decaying, yet our spiritual being is renewed day after day. 17 And this small and temporary trouble we suffer will bring us a tremendous and eternal glory, much greater than the trouble. 18For we fix our attention, not on things that are seen, but on things that are unseen. What can be seen lasts only for a time, but what cannot be seen lasts forever."

What we really need is to keep it simple and not to fix our eyes on the things that are seen. But to pray and wonder what are these great things that are not seen. Yes we will go through plenty of things and yes we will have our own sufferings, but our reward will just become that much greater! Our pain will be like that curvy track in the snow. Going to the right then going to the left. Until it reaches the last bit and there is no more trail to follow.

" For We walk by faith and not by sight"

For when we walk by our faith we carry our cross and follow Jesus. When we look forward at the road to see if it is going right or left we are walking by sight and doing the opposite. We need to look forward, carry our heavy cross, and follow the path by faith and not by deceiving sight.


- Mike
I have the privileged to guest post at encourage 365. I am the witter at Life of us and saints blog. If you want to see it click Here

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  1. This is such a huge encouragement for me today. First, the fact that you allow others to "guest post" on your blog is so "self-less!" I thank God for your blog. I was just reading John 3:30 this morning & what I great way to "decrease" & see others to increase in Christ & for Christ so that God is glorified! Second, thanks for sharing Mike's post today. What a blessing, thank you! I need God to increase my faith daily so I don't have to rely on my sight. Amen!

    1. Thank you. I hadn't thought of it that way, but you are right. And yes, Mike's post was great blessing :)

  2. Great post. :) Thank you so much for linking up. I am blessed by you.

    And yes, I would love to be listed in your blog directory. Thanks friend!

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    2. Awesome Laura! I sent you an email.