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9. Closing Thoughts

Faith is how we begin the Christian life, and it sustains us throughout. As believers in Christ, we are not given the option as to how we should walk. It is clearly stated in 2 Corinthians 5:7, “for we walk by faith, not by sight.” And in Colossians 2:6, “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord (by faith), so walk in Him (by faith).” So what effect does living by faith have on your life?For me, it deepens my walk with God because I have to depend on Him, not myself. I have to depend on His provision and His sovereignty, not my own methods and plans. It causes me to love Him more deeply as I see Him working in my life and the circumstances around me.

I pray that as a result of this study your relationship with the Lord has grown deeper and your faith has grown stronger. Let us be women who please God by living by faith.



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