Nina tells me all the time that when most people read a blog, they really only want to read a status update, as if it were on Facebook. “They don’t want to read a book,” she says. The implication is that I write “books” instead of status updates.
So, taking her advice, I’m going to throw something out there for you to ponder. I’ll not comment on it, but you are welcome to….here goes.
“Faith is not something that acts automatically, faith is not something that acts magically. This, I think, is the blunder of which we have all, at some time or another, been guilty. We seem to think that faith is something that acts automatically…What is faith? Let us look at it positively. The principle taught here is that faith is an activity, it is something that has to be exercised. It does not come into operation itself, you and I have to put it into operation. It is a form of activity.” D. Martyn Lloyd Jones in Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cures
Agree? Disagree? How do we put faith into action if it is necessary to do so?