Living by faith means putting feet to your prayers. It means doing everything you can possibly do, as though everything depended on doing, and praying like everything depended on prayer. Real faith is not a passive thing. It puts into action what it believes.
God helps those who help themselves, as well as those who can’t help themselves, but He doesn’t help those who can help themselves but won’t. He works on the principle of “whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Gal.6:7). Nothing succeeds like success, and God blesses those who are fruitful, diligent, hard working, truly trusting and genuinely obeying. He will always reward hard work, diligence and faithfulness with more and more. If we do our best, God will do His best to help us.
So whatever you do, don’t have a do-nothing religion!—Have a do-anything religion—anything you have the faith for. Have a do-it-yourself religion. Do what you know you can do, and God will do the rest.