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Chambers, Oswald

Faith means implicit confidence in Jesus, and that requires not intellect only but a moral giving over of myself to Him. . . . It is this point of moral surrender that nearly every man “shies off.” We sentimentally believe, and believe, and believe, and nothing happens. We pray “Lord, increase our faith,” and we try to pump up the faith, but it does not come. What is wrong? The moral surrender has not taken place. Will I surrender from the real centre of my life, and deliberately and willfully stake my confidence on what Jesus Christ tells me?

—Oswald Chambers