They say that nothing about the Christian faith can be formulated into an equation. And I would agree.
I do think though, that there is a chain reaction element to this faith. A chain reaction of beliefs, decisions, and actions that all culminate to ultimately create your reality. But as you know, chain reactions must be started, there must be something that initiates the need to develop beliefs, make decisions, and eventually act in order to create said reality.
It all starts with theology. Your theology dictates your reality. If you really believed what you said you did, would your life, circumstances, relationships, etc. look any different? Would your reality then, reflect the theology that you claim?
The reason I ask is because I had a challenging and thought-provoking conversation with a friend that is much wiser than me and he made the following statement:
Your faith is strengthened and established by your obedience. Your obedience is compelled by your love for Christ. And your love of Christ is activated when you humbly recognize your deep need for His free grace and accept it wholeheartedly.
It never ceases to amaze me how frequently God takes me back to the basics.
May we never forget from what we were ransomed and how we were set free. May our love and obsession with Christ be fed daily and may we walk in it, working it out in our obedience. And may we be filled with the joy of bold and vibrant faith because we simply believed.