Faith, as from Hebrews and Tozer

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

Hebrews 11:1

I’ve been reading A. W. Tozer’s “The Pursuit of God” again, and have spent time considering a way he describes faith.

Faith is the gaze of a soul upon a saving God.

A.W. Tozer in The Pursuit of God

Fixing your gaze on God means that you presently see God. How can you not believe in what you presently see? Tozer makes the point that faith is unaware of itself, as it is focused on its object.

Instead of telling someone, or yourself, “just have faith,” which implies awareness of faith, it seems better to say, “in your soul, look to God.”