What is meant by faith? It is to feel in good earnest that we are creatures of God; it is a practical perception of the unseen world; it is to understand that this world is not enough for our happiness to look beyond it towards God, to realise his Presence, to wait upon him, to endeavour to learn and to do his will, and to seek our good from him.

It is not a mere temporary strong act or impetuous feeling of the mind, an impression or a view coming upon it, but it is a habit, a state of mind, lasting and consistent. To have faith in God is to surrender one's self to God, humbly to put one's interests, or to wish to be allowed to put them in his hands who is the Sovereign Giver of all good.