What is Real?
Several years ago I was working on two separate issues of the Women Alive magazine. One day I received an article in the mail for a future issue, and I sat reading it while waiting in line for the car wash.
It was a good article, and it was a relief to have it and a few others for the theme we would use several months later. I thought of the issue with the closer deadline. I had no articles for the theme it would address, but I had prayed and the Lord had assured me He would provide.
At that moment I realized that the promised articles seemed more real than the article in my hand.
Although faith is the evidence of things unseen, it is not a weaker evidence just because it is invisible. The assurance in our spirit that comes when we believe can be more real than a physical substance. The Holy Spirit can give us an internal consciousness that we do believe. "He that believeth...hath the witness in himself" (I John 5:10).
What God declares to be evidence can make other things appear as shadows. Faith is spiritual sight. It is the ability to be confident of that which is "not seen."
Faith is a certainty that what we've received in our spirits from God is as real-no, more real-than what we perceive with our five senses.
Dear Lord, teach me to order all my life as though I continually see the invisible.
"What is faith? It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see" (Hebrews 11:1 NLT).
"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal" (2 Corinthians 4:18).