Walk by faith - our God is more sturdy than shaky cinder blocks (2 Cor 5:7)

"For we walk by faith, not by sight." - 2 Corinthians 5:7

When I was in college I lived in the dorms. My second year I took my bed and stacked it on top of cinder blocks. Two under each leg of the bed. Then every night before I bed I would stand by the door and look at the room, mapping my way to the bed before I turned off the light and stepped up the back of my couch and on to the bed - gently - so as not to disturb the delicate balance of the legs on the blocks.

This was walking by faith, not by sight. Albeit it was felony stupid. In retrospect it's truly amazing my bed never fell. Nothing fastened my bed on the cinder blocks and they were up on end one atop the other. I had faith that I would make it into bed every night and sleep through the night with no problems, awaking unscathed and still atop 8 pieces of stacked cement.

Again - stupid.

But I take joy in knowing the one in whom we place our faith (assuming we place our faith in God) is worthy of that faith. He isn't shaky cinder blocks and we're only lucky if we don't fall. Rather - He's firm, unshakable, and trustworthy. When we walk in faith we're actually better off than when we walk by sight. Because our eyes can trick us, and we can make stupid decisions.

But God is bigger than the things that seem obvious, and following Him sometimes looks crazy, but he knows better. And it's worth it. And we won't stumble, or fall.

My bed is nice and firm on the floor these days. I place my faith in something more sturdy. I like to think my faith has grown like that as well... I hope it has, and continues to.