6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,
7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.
For all who have received Christ and been born again we are to now walk in Him, established in a lifestyle of faith. There are keys to walking by the faith of God that we must know to learn this new walk of faith. Faith is always present tense. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is…”, which is present tense. When we look to God’s Word we don’t see what Christ has done for us as something in the future, we see His Word as already fulfilled, therefore we act upon the Word as if it is so because it is.
Faith is the evidence of things not seen, which means we don’t base what we believe on what we see in the natural, we base our belief on what God’s Word says. We walk by faith and not by sight. We are unaffected by what is seen or felt, and like Abraham we consider not the circumstances, we only consider God’s Word. His Word is the source of our faith so we feed on the Word of God, for this is how faith comes.
Faith also calls those things which be not as though they were. Faith does not deny the circumstances we see, but we confess God’s Word, magnifying God and His truth. We abound in faith with thanksgiving, always grateful for what Christ has done for us. Once faith in the Word of God has been released, believing we receive His promises when we pray, we then continually give thanks to God that we have what He promised. To walk in Him we must be established in bible faith, for this is how Jesus our example lived His live here on earth.