We need to embrace the prevenience of faith.
Yes, with all its risks and dangers. Faith is omnipotent, without limit, and creates God.
Western Christians talk a lot about the prevenience of grace, that God's grace is powerful, that it is before everything else, and sets all things in motion. The human will is bound to that prevenience, love is nought without out it, and freedom waits upon the arrival of grace. This, and so much more, is wrapped up in grace.
But faith is more powerful since it makes God God. Faith is not alone, no autonomous power of the self that constructs God as the idealist tradition would have it. Faith is correlated to promise, God's pledge in Christ. Faith alone preceeds all else. It has powers that deserve the highest praise, writes Luther in his 1531/1535 Galatians Lectures on Galatians 3:6. No one can praise it highly enough, give it proper accolades.
Suddenly, we see the peril and promise of the left-Hegelian tradition. Only promise is needed to distinguish the creative power of faith and the subjective faculty of imagination that results in human self-deception and self-alienation. Promise is the critical discrimen that distinguishes fancy and pathology from the hope of the Crucified, Triune God. And that faith makes God God. Without it, there is no divinity, no majesty anywhere in the world.
[This, a preview of an article I've written for the fall issue of dialog: a Journal of Theology.]