Faith is believing it is so when it is not so that it may be so.
Faith then is moving the realm of the scripture into the realm of the material.
When you believe it is so, because God said it is, then you are bringing heaven to earth. By your believing, you place yourself at the disposal of God, and He works through you to make that thing that you are believing, true in your personal life.
So it is the word of God that brings about the grace of faith. Faith is built upon the will of God.
God gives faith to whom He chooses and to him that asks believing.
Faith is not an act of the will outside of the revealed truth of God.
As long as a person hopes rather than actively believes God he will never receive all that comes by faith.
The believers job is not to reason through his faith and question God’s motives, but rather to obey Him.
Sacrificing is something substituted for faith thus becoming an enemy of faith.
There is no other way to really please God then to trust Him in such a way that you can release Him in a given situation.
Every great man of faith has found the initial step of faith to be the doorway to trails, testings, temptations, tragedies, and triumphs.
I have found that waiting for God is much more difficult than waiting on God. Faith is believing God for what He wants in our lives. Patience is waiting for that time God wants us to have it.