from Facing the Giants:
I can tell you which one I have been. Not the one that went out to prepare his field. Saldy, I have been the other farmer... Prayed but doesn't do anything. Thats going to change though.Two farmers desperately needed rain. They both prayed for rain but only one went out and prepared his fields for the rain. Which one had faith that God will bring the rain?
Tonight I talked about faith to the children at my church. But I was more talking to myself. Preaching to myself, if you will. Whenever I teach a lesson, I pick something that I can point fingers at myself if its bad and pick something that I can point my fingers at someone else if its good.
Hebrews 11:1... Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Sometimes we place more faith in a person that we do in God. How many times have you caught yourself saying, "I have faith in [insert baseball/football/whomever] that this person will get the job done."
Just something to chew on...