When we come to Him in faith, every petition enters the heart of God. When we have asked for His blessing, we should believe that we receive it, and thank Him that we have received it. Desire of Ages, p. 200.
By looking constantly to Jesus with the eye of faith, we shall be strengthened…. As they feed upon His word, they find that it is spirit and life. The word destroys the natural, earthly nature, and imparts a new life in Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit comes to the soul as a Comforter. By the transforming agency of His grace, the image of God is reproduced in the disciple; he becomes a new creature…. This is what it means to live “by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Desire of Ages, p. 391