When I first began to walk with God through Jesus Christ Our Lord, I remember reading that Grace was given not because of works, but as a gift. Since then I have had to understand and come under the learning and understanding that walking is grace, and walking in the Spirit are different. Again both are commands to walk in obedience. Yet we see in the living Word of God that our actions do not grant us grace no. Yet our actions are the effective manifestations of the fruits we have in our lives. It is so interesting that God gives us so many commands through out His chosen writers. Once I was able to see through the Spirit of God the knowledge of each walk, and the purpose behind each one.
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:) ~ As we see in this verse it is saying that we are not to look to what is seen, but walk it faith. This is simply a verse that can mean so much. When we want to see things in our lives happen, or we think we need to see proof from God. This verse will tie into another one a little later!
Eph. 2: 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Here is where we are to understand that our faith in Jesus Christ is the only thing that will allow the work on the Cross to be effective in our lives as disciples of Jesus! Here is where we are not to look to what is seen, but to have faith in the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
You see, I had to complete comprehend this message. Nothing that we do is worthy to God since we live within a fallen state of existence. Earth is far from Him because of the sin it inhabits within it. Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
We are only worthy within our minds and to God by us walking in faith, that allows us to be established with grace and abound to it, walking in it. Our fruits are from the Spirit of God once we inhabit the Holy Divine Spirit of God. How do you know you have the Holy Spirit? Once you have asked for it you receive conviction on things and when you are around sin you feel opposed to it. So today be encouraged to walk under the grace God has designed for all mankind to have, with your faith walk believing not need proof but that you already have the proof within you and bare fruits for the Lord and people around you!! God bless you! God Head Disciple Ministry©