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His Eyes

Posted by Pastor Dave Johnson on April 30, 2022

The Bible tells us something most important in a believer’s relationship with the One who saved his soul: “We walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). That doesn’t mean we are without vision regarding our journey in life; we can trust the Lord, who reminds us that: “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye” (Psalm 32:8). So, we do have eyes after all, when we possess and see through HIS EYES, with the practice of viewing life through the eyes of Biblical faith. Faith is a very important doctrinal word, and it is “by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8). Yes, salvation comes to the repentant sinner, trusting in the Savior of saving grace. There’s more, for faith doesn’t stop at salvation; the Lord has gifted the believer with faith for the walk. The Apostle Paul tells us, “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him” (Colossians 2:6). Let’s look to the Word regarding that walk with HIS EYES, walking by faith, and not by our sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).

When we walk by faith, trusting HIS EYES, and not placing confidence in our limited short-sightedness and reasonings, we enter into a sphere of activity empowered in HIM and by HIM. Back to Colossians chapter two: “So walk ye IN him”(v. 6). In him, meaning a “fixed position in HIS PLACE, by him, with him and for him” (James Augustus Strong). So, what about that walk IN HIM with HIS EYES on the road of our faith? Well, the Lord sees it all, up close, the wayside, upcoming traffic, the “down the road” dangers, the best road to take ahead, detours, pot-holes, slippery places, the rest areas, the blessings on the way, and then, your final arrival. Now, faith with HIS EYES, that’s “the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). When the Lord tells us to “walk ye in him,” that means the Christian is going to have a wonderful opportunity in joining up with the One who not only sees it all, but with the One in whom “dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead” (v. 9). Want the intended fullness of HIS LIFE of which Lord desires for you? Any Holy Spirit “wooing” for you to submit to His Word of authority, and telling yourself, “My word isn’t the final answer after all!” Do you desire those “unseen yet” great expectations that only the Lord can give you from the power of his “faith-way” gifted to you? If so, then this verse is for you: “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). He came not only to save your repentant soul, but to walk with you giving you HIS EYES, revealing HIS abundance for the journey. Do you see it now? You can with HIS EYES for your faith.