…for we walk by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7 (ESV)
Today I wanted to share the song “Walk By Faith” by Jeremy Camp.
Well I will walk by faith
Even when I cannot see
Have you ever felt that way, that you’re walking along a rocky path, but you can’t see one foot ahead of you? I’ll admit, actually, I’m feeling like that at times right now. I’m trying to figure out what steps to take next, and honestly I don’t know what to do sometimes. The path that I think I want doesn’t seem to be the path God’s leading me on. But I have to remember that God knows me better than I know myself, and unlike me, He can see in the dark. Most of all, since Jesus loves me enough to die on the cross for me, I need to trust Him.
God, thank-you for your guidance along this sometimes dark and scary path. Please protect me from harm and guide my steps. Thank-you for the gift of faith.
“Walk By Faith”
He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Colossians 1:13-14 (ESV)
I decided to revisit Monday’s post and put the quote from MLK Jr. in context. It comes from the passage below from the book Strength to Love, which is a compilation of many of Dr. King’s famous sermons. Besides, Dr. King says it much better than I could anyway.
Let us move now from the practical how to the theoretical why: Why should we love our enemies? The first reason is fairly obvious. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction. So when Jesus says, “Love your enemies,” he is setting forth a profound and ultimately inescapable admonition.
Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love. New York: Harper & Row Publishers, 1963. pp. 52-53.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Strength to Love (1963) by Martin Luther King Jr.
“But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,”
Luke 6:27 NASB
Lord, give me the strength to love.
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. For further reading, check out The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change. See also Matthew 5:43-44.
“Turn Around” by Matt Maher
Love the lyrics to this song…and it rocks!
Has your heart broken down? He sings, “Love won’t take away the pain, but don’t be afraid, ’cause it will never walk away.”
God may not take away the difficulties in life, but He will not leave us. If we call upon Him, He will be there with us through it all.
Matt Maher performing “Turn Around”
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted
And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:18 NASB
I pray that whatever circumstances you are in today, the Lord is close to you.
14You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 5:14-16 (ESV)
I hope this blog will be a light on your spiritual path through life, and that God will speak through these posts to comfort you, encourage you, guide you.