I heard this quote the other day and It rang true for me so I am going to share it and my thoughts about it with you.
I hope you will share your thoughts/take on it with me too! (But please be polite.)
Call on God, but row away from the rocks. ~ Indian Proverb
To me that means that having faith in God also requires action on our part. He is waiting to bless us, but we should not be sitting on our duffs waiting for things to change. He blessed us with brains so we should use them. He will certainly inspire us if we ask for help with anything we are struggling with.
I think this scripture is one that touches on that.
James 2: 14 -18
14aWhat doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath bfaith, and have not works? can faith save him?
16And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye agive them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
Here is another one that I feel is similar.
- knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
There is a painting I like where Christ is standing outside the door knocking but there is no doorknob. It is up to us to let him in. He will teach us and then we need to take his teachings and use them. Serve, be obedient to commandments given, learn, grow our faith. ACT.