What Does It Mean to Walk by Faith?

I came across this amongst some old church newsletters I was sorting through and thought it worth sharing. There was no author attached, so I don’t know who originally wrote it.

Does walking by faith mean that one walks blindly?

No more than the pilot of a 747 flies blind when he is being talked into a landing by the control tower.

No more than the pilot who believes his instruments rather than the “seat of his pants.”

One of the hard lessons any pilot learns is to trust his instruments when they disagree with his “feel.” He is in much greater danger if he depends upon his feelings instead of his instruments. Ceiling zero–visibility zero–very poor conditions to fly by sight…. but the aircraft still lands safely when the pilot listens to the words of the control tower and obeys them.

To walk by faith is to heed the Word of God…. to read it, to know it, to obey it. It isn’t those who walk by faith who mess up their lives …. it is those who walk by sight!

“I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12

For more about walking in faith see these posts:

Walking in Obedience

Walking With Jesus — Another Quote

Walking With Jesus Devotion #2