You can stop searching everywhere for that wise guru that will lead you to “True Wealth.” Take a moment to look within. You’ll be amazed at the genius you’ll discover.
By Landon Taylor
One of the most insightful and influential authors to write about the power of applied faith, and its impact on character, was Edward M. Bounds (1835-1913). Bounds was trained as a lawyer, but called to ministry. He served as an Army chaplain during the Civil War and practiced what he preached, even during the most trying of times. His personal regimen called him to prayer every morning. Through prayer, he designed his inspirational definition of faith:
“Faith is not an abstract belief in the Word of God, nor a mere mental credence, nor a simple assent of the understanding and will; nor is it a passive acceptance of facts, however sacred or thorough. Faith is an operation of God, a divine illumination, a holy energy implanted by the Word of God and the Spirit in the human soul—a spiritual, divine principle which takes of the supernatural and makes it a thing apprehendable by the faculties of time and sense.” –E.M. Bounds Prayer and Faith