And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full — 2 kings 4:4.
Faith is away from human props
They were to be alone with God, for they were not dealing with the laws of nature, nor human government, nor the church, nor the priesthood, nor even with the great prophet of god, but they must needs be isolated from all creatures, from all leaning circumstances, from all props of human reason, and swung off, as it were into the vast blue inter-stellar space, hanging on god alone, in touch with the fountain of miracles. — Streams in the desert.
Faith is listening to the still small voice
How do you have faith? By hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17) And how do you hear the Word of God? By listening to the “still small voice of God” (1 Kings 19:12). That voice that speaks to your heart when you are reading the Word or when you are praying. It is said that our conscience is the voice of God. If so, then when we choose to ignore what our conscience is telling us then are we not hardening our hearts against the voice of God?
Practice listening to the still small voice of God then practice obedience to that voice. In so doing you are in effect building your relationship with the Lord. The blessing comes when you obey, not before. When you follow the voice of God then you will have faith that what you are doing is of God.
Faith verses human reason
Your mind is one of the main barriers to faith. I do not say you shouldn’t use your mind. I simply say that you should not let your mind and your natural reasoning misuse you and hinder your faith.
You walk by faith‚ not by sight, logic, analysis, or outward appearance. Faith trusts in Me and does not lean to its own understanding. Faith knows that My ways are not always your ways, nor are My thoughts always your thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9). Faith trusts in the power of God rather than the wisdom of men. (Jesus speaking in prophecy)
you must build your Faith
Faith is not a complex matter. Faith is knowing, no matter what your sight or your mind says. It is given to every man to have a measure of faith (Romans 12:3)–faith to receive Jesus and to enter His Kingdom. Beyond that you must build your faith and grow your faith, and there are many ways of doing so.
Human reasoning is no match for God’s wisdom so when it comes to faith verses human reason it always pays to walk by faith.