wondrous power in it!
(John Angell James, "Happiness")
Saving faith has a great influence on all one's
feelings, actions, and character. Though there is
no merit in faith--there is wondrous power in
Faith is the inlet both of happiness and holiness
to the soul. To believe that the eternal God . . .
is reconciled to us,
pardons all our sins,
receives us to His special favor,
gives us a title to eternal life,
must from necessity be a source of ineffable
delight, and the cause of an entire change in
all our tastes, pursuits, and character!
True faith in Christ is . . .
the foundation of the believer's happiness,
the means of his holiness,
the spring of all his actions,
the true basis of his character.