How would you explain faith as a gift from God? What actions can people take to receive and/or increase faith?
Faith is certainly one of our gifts from God. Faith is represented by the disciple Peter. It is our ability to believe in the one power and the one presence, God omnipotent. Faith is our ability to know that we are spiritual beings, living in a physical body, experiencing the physical world.
My favorite scripture quote defining faith is: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for ... the evidence of things not seen.” (Heb.11:1) Faith is a magnetic power that attracts to us the desire of our hearts from the invisible spiritual substance. Having faith is an attitude of inner trust. We trust that we can live life, feeling secure in the power of Infinite Love and Intelligence (God within us).