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For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully, just as I also have been fully known.

1 Corinthians 13:12


God’s Word clearly teaches that if we want to please Him and live for His glory, we must live by faith. (see Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11 and Hebrews 10:38) Living by faith requires us to set our priorities and take action in our life without knowing all the facts, outcomes or possibilities. Living by faith is trusting in the character and purposes of our Lord as we follow His leadership for us. In this life we certainly will face difficulties and opposition as all people do regardless of whether they are a person of faith or not. As Christians, we are to rely on the presence and power that the Holy Spirit in us provides so we can do what is right no matter how scary things may look. As Job stated, “Though He slay me, I will trust in Him.” (see Job 13:15) We have to settle in our heart and mind that God’s will for us must be our will. There will come a day after this life is over when we will face God and He will reveal to us all that He has done that is unclear or unknown to us now. This new knowledge that is promised in the verse up above will lead us to praise God forever and proclaim His goodness throughout eternity. Whatever challenges you may be facing today, be sure to put God’s purposes as your top priority and then let Him guide you and provide for you. “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided to you” is what Matthew 6:33 promises us who know and love Jesus Christ. This is what we all need to live out. Blessings!

Love in Christ,

Pastor Gary Houdek