" The Question of Faith... arises after a man has tried his level best to practice the Christian virtues, and found that he fails, and seen that even if he could he would only be giving back to God what was already God's own. In other words, he discovers his bankruptcy. Now, once again, what God cares about is not exactly our actions, what he cares about is that we should be creatures of a certain kind of quality- the kind of creatures He intended us to be-creatures related to Himself in a certain way." 1
Speaking of faith, those of us who have been in the faith for a long time have been down this road. We have travelled through a time of performance where our outside appeared Christian, yet our inside was empty and vacant far from the Lord. So as we venture toward the reality of who Jesus Christ really is, we begin to learn that we must become a "creature of a certain kind of quality."
That certain kind of quality is one that reflects who Jesus Christ is and not the quality of worldly cares and ambitions. We are intended to be His and His alone reflecting that certain quality to the world.
1-Lewis, C.S. (1977). The Joyful Christian. Macmillian Publishing Co., New York, NY.
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