Faith is that which when possessed in its real and true meaning makes the aspirations and longings of our soul a real, living existence, and one so certain and palpable that no doubt will arise as to its reality.
This faith is not the belief that arises from the mere operation of our mind, but that which comes from the opening of the perceptions of our soul, and which enables its possessor to see God in all His Beauty and Love.
The possessor of this faith will not actually see God in form or feature, for He has none, but our soul perceptions will be in such condition that all the Attributes of the Father will appear so plainly to us, that they will be as real as anything that we can see with the eyes of the spirit form.
Such faith comes only with constant earnest prayer, and the reception into our soul of the Divine Love. No one can be said to have faith who has not this Divine Love.
Faith is a progressive quality, or essence of the soul, and increases as possession of this Divine Love increases and is not dependent on anything else. Your prayers call from the Father a response that brings with it faith, and with this faith comes a knowledge of the existence of this Love in your own soul.
Many people may understand this faith to be a mere belief, but it is greater than belief and is existing in its true sense only in our soul. Belief may arise from a conviction of our mind, but faith never can. Its place of being is in our soul, and no one can possess it unless their soul is awakened by the inflowing of this Love.
So that when we pray to the Father to increase our faith, it is a prayer for the increase of Love. Faith is based on the possession of this Love, and without it there can be no faith, because it is impossible for our soul to exercise its function when Love is absent from it.
Faith is not a thing that can be obtained by a mere exercise of our mind, but has to be sought for with our soul perceptions, and when obtained will be enjoyed only by our soul perceptions.
Faith and how it can be obtained.