The Ancients wrote a good post called Faith is Like a Muscle. Lots of wisdom there and encouragement,too.
I’d like to play off of that idea for a moment, the concept of faith being like a muscle needing to be exercised and fed. Faith is actually a spiritual practice, as in you must show up for the rehearsals, or if we are speaking of sports here, you must go to the practice. One cannot just arrive on game day and expect to do well. It takes practice, one might even call the practice itself a rather all-consuming lifestyle choice.
It’s somewhat funny, I myself can be very disciplined when it comes to spiritual matters, but downright undisciplined and lazy when it comes to exercise. I am more like a cat, lounging out in the sunlight. I have mastered the art of naps far better than I have mastered…
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