What are you doing to grow in faith? It doesn’t happen spontaneously … but requires intention. “To be of little faith means we are mastered by our circumstances instead of mastering them.” – Martin Lloyd Jones
Here are a few simple steps to help you grow:
- Read and listen to God’s word. But don’t just read or hear. Learn to internalize scripture by paying attention with the intention of discovering ways to grow (Romans 10:17)
- Be a “doer” of God’s word (James 1:22-24). Apply God’s word in your daily life. For example, if you read about “a soft answer turns away wrath” (Proverbs 15:1), work at practicing a soft answer in response to co-workers, family members and others.
- Exercise your faith … like a muscle! In order to build muscle, you work with heavier weights or repeated sets of a strength-bearing exercise. To exercise faith involves trusting God and the promises he has given in his word in an ever-increasing way (2 Peter 1:3-11). This process may involve trials and difficulties. Learn to consider those the “sore muscles” that are being built up as you exercise your faith in trusting God through the challenge. (James 1:2-3)
- Consider working with a coach who can help you with a plan to grow your faith. Pastor Jane would love to connect you with one here at FAITH. – Judi Brandow, Communications Specialist