We must understand what true faith is. It is not mere belief; it is belief plus a total commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ…. Salvation is not a cheap insurance policy to keep you from the flames of hell; salvation is a new creation. This means new life, new love, new desires, a new direction of will, a new center for living, recognizing the sovereignty of God in even the littlest events in life. Faith is the total commitment of the life to the Lord Jesus.
Donald Grey Barnhouse, Mark: The Servant Gospel (Wheaton: Victor Books, 1988), 59-60.