Little testimony. Seems if I get sick enough of my own struggling, then I'm more able to just give over to Him, surrender, open myself to Him. It's like I'm allowed to strain and struggle, get frustrated beating my head against the wall, then I remember He's there - and ABLE. I need for Him to keep filling me, and every now and then, He brings me to that place where I briefly "get it".
"We are young athletes in training for another age." Give Him the glory!
Someone quoted the scripture "faith without works is dead". The thing is, even this faith is a gift of God, we had no part in building up our own faith. Paul said "I live by the faith of the Son of God. our faith ain't worth diddly squat. Besides, James was writing to the twelve tribes who were still babes and not ready for the meat that Paul taught.