Feature photo from Greene County, Indiana, Courtesy of Nick Schneider, a faith-based social media blogger and photographer. “Morning Greetings” on the Times is a column featuring his recent and past devotionals and inspirational photos. Follow Nick Schneider on Facebook where he posts his newest devotionals early in the day.

Greetings on July 14


We've all heard the statement, 'seeing is believing'.

For a Christian that might seem to be contrary to faith, but it really isn't.

In Hebrews 11:1 we read: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” 

It takes faith to bring things from the unseen realm of the spirit into the seen realm — the here and now.

Fear is something I battle with, but as this truth gets down in my heart I am learning to trust God at his Word and believe it more fully. I heard this message nearly a year ago and I have reviewed the notes from that teaching several times since then to increase my faith. It doesn't hurt to review what we have heard to help the learning process.

Our eyes are connected to the brain – our mind. 

In physical terms, the eye sends what we see as a message to our brain, which  then processes that message into an image of what we see.

From a spiritual standpoint, we have to see it in our mind, not our eyes to believe by faith.

We have to see that we don’t have to wait to get to heaven to prosper and have our needs met.

We must not agree with what the world that insists and says, 'You could never have that' and don’t say, 'That’s too good to be true!'

If we’re speaking negative words of doubt and unbelief, we have a heart problem. 

“For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks” (Matthew 12:34, The Amplified Bible).

Through out spiritual eyes we can have the victory.

When Jesus died on the cross, our inheritance was written and stamped 'paid in full'.

Just like Jesus said it takes faith to receive a healing, it takes faith to walk with more. 

Be blessed.