Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Whetting your thoughts = faith

"Faith is not a sleeping thing, nor merely not doubting that Christ is mine, but a continual active whetting of my thoughts on Christ as mine ..." - Thomas Goodwin

Faith is not the absence of doubt. It is not the negation of incertitude or uncertainty. It is active and participatory. It is a 'sharpening through friction' of our thinking. It is a 'stimulation and making keen' of this thought: Christ is mine. You do not 'whet' your thoughts and thinking passively. You must be proactive and purposeful. You must read. You must think. You must converse.

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