Patricia Hofer

Faith in God’s plan–not our plan.

“Faith is not the fervent setting of the mind on ‘believing’ for such-and-such an outcome–more often than not a desire generated by the man’s own soul–as if we, and not God were the originators and initiators of faith by the strength of our passions, the fervor of our prayers, and the forcefulness of our mental processes. True faith, rather, is that which, knowing the Lord’s will, goes and does it, or, not knowing it, stands and waits, content in ignorance as in knowledge, because God wills.” (George MacDonald, Knowing the Heart of God, Michael R. Phillips, 274-275 or Unspoken Sermons, First Series, “The Temptation in the Wilderness)

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