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Lessons In Truth - Lesson 6 - Annotation 2

Lessons In Truth - Lesson 6 - Annotation 2

What part does faith play in accomplishing our desires?

2. Faith plays a very vital part in accomplishing our desires. Faith perceives the good, directs us toward it, and is the power that keeps us on the path toward a definite goal. As the "perceiving power," faith calls forth other needed faculties or ideas required for any desired accomplishment.

"Faith working in spiritual substance accomplishes all things. This is the faith that co-operates with creative law. When faith is exercised deep in spiritual consciousness ... it brings results that are seemingly miraculous" (The Revealing Word 68).

We can see that faith furnishes the motive power to go forward. It is the power that makes accomplishment possible, for it exists in some degree in every act of life. Without the inner assurance of faith that a thing is possible of accomplishment, it would never be started, let alone completed.

Faith keeps ambition active; it is the incentive that brings the joy of completion.

"Even so, faith, if it have not works, is dead in itself" (James 2:17).

Preceding Entry: What is faith? Explain the definition of faith as given in Hebrews 11:1.
Following Entry: What is meant by blind faith?