Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness; In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
Faith is not working up by the will power
a sort of certainty that something is coming to pass,
but it is seeing as an actual fact
that God has said that this thing shall come to pass,
and that it is true,
and then rejoicing to know that it is true
and just resting because God has said it.
Faith turns the promise into a prophecy.
While it is merely a promise
it is contingent upon our co-operation.
But when faith claims it,
it becomes a prophecy,
and we go forth feeling
that it is something that must be done
because God cannot lie.
—Days of Heaven upon Earth
Resting in the words of a Truthful God . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie