Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the “substance” of things hoped for, the “evidence” of things not seen”
To walk by faith is to learn to recognize and follow the witness of the Holy Spirit. It is a boldness to do or say whatever the Holy Spirit has witnessed to. It is a peace to stand still in any storm. It is a new direction or the next step of an unfolding plan. It is a reverential fear that produces careful and instant obedience. It is the burden of another who stands in eternity. It is a sign of trust that the ground of our heart has been plowed and prepared to host this divine substance in seed form, in the incubator of time.
Romans 10:17 “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
When the quickened word is received, your spirit reacts much like a detective. You have learned from past failures to protect that moment and hold it carefully in your spirit so that every facet may be recorded and examined. You gather it as evidence of divine intent, of spiritual things not yet visible to the natural eye. Sometimes it’s like following a trail of breadcrumbs that are left by the Holy Spirit. You have learned to trust, so you follow this narrow winding path with expectancy, knowing that around the next bend or just over the horizon your natural eyes will behold what was already a reality in your spirit.
Hebrews 10:38 “Now the just shall live by faith”