We often hear the term “walking by faith”, but how can it be described to someone who isn’t doing so?  Is there a simple way that doesn’t step on any religious toes?  Here’s an example many people can understand, it’s as simple as going to Wal-Mart to shop.  All their stores I’ve gone to have electric doors that open when you walk up to them.  Now, I’m a pretty fast walker, and many times I walk toward that door, and it hasn’t opened until my nose almost touches it.  But I know it WILL open, so I don’t break stride.  I have no doubt that door will open in time for me to go through it without me having to stop and wait for it to open.  That’s a literal “walking by faith” example.  
   “Walking by faith” is primarily a knowing deep inside that God will, without exception, do exactly what is written in the Holy Bible.  That takes place not some of the time, or most of the time, but EVERY time, and nothing less is expected by me when dealing with God.  When I found in His Word that we are healed by the stripes of Jesus, I said THANK YOU, LORD, I RECEIVE THAT!  And I did, and still do, every day since the day I was saved in 1993.  Is there anything I need to add to that?  Do I need the doctor’s help to accomplish that?  Uhhhh, nope, God has managed to keep His Word all by Himself, without the doctor helping Him. 
   The same goes for every other promise in the Holy Bible.  Notice it’s called the HOLY BIBLE.  Why?  Because the One who made the promises is HOLY, and it’s His love letter to mankind, addressed to “WHOSOEVER WILL” receive it.  Will YOU receive it?  Then it’s for YOU, plain and simple.  I hate it when people try to complicate the Holy Bible.  Some say they can’t understand it.  Tell me, what part of Isaiah 53:5 do you not understand?  It is written of the Lord Jesus,  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Or how about Psalm 103:1-6?
   Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.  Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:  Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;  Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;  Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.  The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
   It’s all spelled out there in terms that even a child can understand.  Or are you looking for “loopholes”?  Let me give you a clue….there aren’t any.  But, there are “conditions” to His promises, and they are contingent upon you doing YOUR part.  Ah, so there’s a loophole after all?  No, but His promises are only to “whosoever will” believe and receive Him at His Word.  Walking by faith is easily understood when you think of it this way: when you sit in your chair, do you crawl about underneath it, checking for defects before you attempt to sit down in it?  Well I don’t, because I believe it will hold me and not dump me on the floor.  And I’ll bet you don’t either.
   When I get in my car and turn the key, I believe it will start and run.  I don’t open the hood and take the motor apart and inspect it to see if there’s anything wrong with it, and run a complete diagnostic on the electrical system to make sure it works, nor do I remove the gas cap and look inside to see if there’s any gas in it.  I have faith my car will operate as designed.  I place my life in the faith my brakes will work each time I apply them, and you do too.  How simple is that?  You’re walking by faith and you don’t even realize it! 
   Another example:  When you’re driving down a two-lane road, and cars are coming toward you on the other side of the road, do you pull off the road and safely wait until they have passed by?  No.  You simply keep driving in your lane, trusting the oncoming vehicle will stay in their lane and you will be safe.  Don’t you realize you are putting your very life in the hands of absolute strangers hundreds of times a day?  They could be drunk, or on drugs, or on the phone and not paying attention to where they’re going.  Or they could have a wheel fall off and lose control and hit you, or they could be suicidal and decide they want to take you out with them.  But instead, you being the trusting soul you are, drive right on your way never giving it a thought.  THAT, my friend is REALLY walking by faith!!  Now, can you give God, who has never lied in all eternity just THAT much of your trust?  If so, YOU have the ability to walk by faith.  Walking by faith is all about trusting God, no matter what it looks like or feels like. 
   Each day you make plans to do such-and-such.  How do you know your heart will beat again?  How do you know God will take care of that?  Hasn’t He so far?  That same God, who created you, has a wonderful plan for your life that will bring you much joy.  If you can trust Him with your life, like you do the drivers on the road, you’ll have no reason to doubt His Word, and your heart will dwell safely in Him, and great peace will be yours.  For no matter what the devil tries to throw at you, God will be there to deliver you.  Oh, you can’t see Him, but He’s there alright.  Just like gravity, you can’t see it, but it’s always working, and that’s why you don’t have to worry about getting out of bed in the morning and finding yourself floating around the room.
   Faith is KNOWING it’s done even when you can’t see it, or touch it.  Faith is praying to God after having read what His Word says about a particular situation, and making your request known to Him.  It’s trusting you’ve done YOUR part, and knowing He will do His.  You trust gravity to do its job.  You trust that electric door at Wal-mart to do its job.  Now why don’t you simply be a “whosoever will” and trust God to do His job, and walk by faith?