For whoever is born of God overcomes the world, and the victory that overcomes the world is our faith.
— 1 John 5:4, MEV
It is of the greatest importance to us that we surround the soul with the atmosphere of faith.
We need a more heavenly atmosphere to surround our souls... We cannot afford to drop a single word of doubt; for it will germinate and grow, and bring forth a bitter harvest. We should take heed to the exhortation, “Be ye holy in all manner of conversation.” One seed of doubt sown, and it is beyond the power of men to kill it. God alone can pluck it from the soul.
It is our duty to encourage faith, to talk faith, that we may have faith. If we talk doubt, and encourage doubt, we shall have abundant doubt; for Satan will help us in this kind of work. We need sanctified hearts and sanctified lips; we need to breathe in the rich, bracing atmosphere that comes from the heavenly Canaan. We need to be filled with all the fullness of God. We shall then have life, power, grace, and salvation.
Turn to the light, to Jesus, the precious Saviour. Instead of beholding the flaws and defects of some human being, why not contemplate the matchless charms of Him who is the chiefest among ten thousand, and the one altogether lovely?
The garden of the promises of God has been presented before us, and by the precious promises of God we are to lay hold on faith, hope, and love. Through these graces the church may shine forth in the righteousness of Christ. Living faith grasps the hand of divine power, and faith is an anchor to the soul both sure and steadfast.
Are you filled with sorrow today? Fasten your eyes on the Sun of Righteousness. Do not try to adjust all the difficulties, but turn your face to the light, to the throne of God... Faith is what you need. Do not let faith waver. Fight the good fight of faith, and lay hold on eternal life. It will be a severe fight, but fight it at any cost; for the promises of God are yea and amen in Christ Jesus. Put your hand in the hand of Christ. There are difficulties to be overcome, but angels that excel in strength will cooperate with the people of God.
— Signs of the Times, May 2, 1895
Surround your soul with the atmosphere of faith. Talk faith that you may have faith. Contemplate the matchless charms of Him who is the one altogether lovely.
Lay hold on faith, hope, and love by claiming the precious promises of God. By living faith grasp the hand of divine power.
Fasten your eyes on the Sun of Righteousness. Do not try to adjust all the difficulties, but in faith turn your face to the light, to the throne of God.
Put your hand in the hand of Christ. Fight the good fight of faith layOmg hold on the promises of God.