According to the Scriptures (Hebrews 11:1) faith is the substance (assurance, the confirmation, the title deed) of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
What the Lord is teaching me is that faith is nothing else than receiving the kindness of the Lord; that faith is an adherence to Christ (like strong velcro), a resting on Him (like child riding on the shoulders of his dad).
Faith is love clinging to him as a branch graphed to a tree, to seek life and vigor from Him, the source of life.
Lord, I thank you for showing me the vast difference between knowing things by reason and knowing them by the spirit of faith.
By reason I see a thing or two; by faith I know it as it is. I have seen You by reason and have not been amazed, I have seen You as You are in Your Son and have been ravished to behold Glory (God’s manifested presence).
(Valley, p 57, paraphrased)