This is too good not to share. In studying for my sermon this morning I came across this quote by the 19th-century Scottish minister, Alexander Maclaren.
“Faith is the sight of the inward eye.”
It fits with my text in Hebrews 11:1. “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”
Then I came across these words in some notes from several years ago. I’m not sure if I wrote this or found it in a book and failed to notate the author. Either way, I like it. And I hope you do too.
Faith is believing when I don’t see it.
Faith is obeying when I don’t understand it.
Faith is giving when I don’t have it.
Faith is persisting when I don’t feel like it.
Faith is thanking before I receive it.
Faith is trusting if I don’t get it.
Have a great Lord’s Day everyone. And always “Have faith in God” (Mk. 11:22)
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman