Live By Faith


Indiana Jones movies have always been among my favorites. Love the story lines, the toughness & grit. This scene really stuck with me. Indy’s dad was dying & he had to take a leap of faith across, what seemed to be a chasm he could not cross. His decision to rely on faith more than his fear guided him because he had a strong reason for doing so (saving his dad’s life with the chalice used by Jesus to drink wine out of it during The Lord’s Supper).

Much like in our own lives, we might let our fears overtake & paralyze us from taking action. Fear of what people think, fear of the negative outcome or just fear of the unknown. For myself, I’ve let fears rule too long & I had to just trust, by faith, that everything would work out. Fear is just False Evidence Appearing Real, it’s just smoke & mirrors.

Faith is “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen,” as referenced in the book of Romans. Faith is believing in something you cannot see & that those good things we want to have will come to fruition if we take action with the right heart & attitude.

As Martin Luther King Jr. stated, “Faith is taking that first step even when you cannot see the whole staircase.”

When we have something we desire to have happen, we must learn to live by faith. Then, when we act on it, it absolutely brings about the results we are looking for. Maybe not always immediately but, for sure, over the long haul. Take a leap of faith in some area in your life this next week & see how life begins to bend in your favor.


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