Five Simplest Ways To Grow In Faith
Faith is the practical expression of our confidence in God. We must realize the fact that, faith is in degree.
Specifically, Jesus talked about no faith (Mark 4:39-40), little faith (Mat. 14:26-31), and great faith (Luke 7:7-9).
Hence, as Christians, we must desire to grow in faith on a daily basis, by following the guidelines in this article. We should be people of great faith.
5 Ways To Grow In Faith
(1) Listen Aright
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Intentionally, it is important that you are mindful of what you listen to. There are songs, teachings and aphorisms you should stop listening to, if you want to grow in faith.
Listen to the Word of God in order to build your faith. You must grow your faith by feeding on the Word of God. Nothing else can make you grow in the faith than God’s Word.
The reason why many Christians are fearful is that they listen to messages and news that bring fear into their hearts. It is possible to have great faith, but you must be deliberate about what you feed your mind. Don’t just swallow junks.
Read about great men of old in the Scriptures, who did exploits by the hand of God by connecting with God by their faith.
(2) Discipline Your Thought
23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
No matter who you are, there are thoughts that will come to your hearts, you must rebuke. Your thoughts must align with the crux of God’s Word. In fact, Jesus rebuked the devil in Peter when his thought did not align with what was written concerning Him.
There is absolutely nothing that comes out of your mouth, that does not come through your heart. That is, you must have thought about it before you say it. Therefore, growth in faith comes when we align our thoughts with His Word.
When the thought of sudden death comes, rebuke it. Whenever the thought of failure comes to your heart, rebuke it.
Again, when the thought of suicide comes to your heart, vehemently rebuke it. Because all these thoughts contradict the original intention of God for your life (Jer. 29:11).
(3) Discipline Your Actions
1 Samuel 2:3
3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, AND BY HIM ACTIONS ARE WEIGHED.
Here, there is need for us to discipline our actions. Inability to give cheerfully, unbelief, hopelessness, anxiety and grumbling are all fruits of unbelief. And all these actions, depict lack of faith.
Sincerely, we walk by faith not by sight. There are many Christians who have not stepped out to do what God has told them to do. They lack faith, so the vision God has for them cannot find expression.
Discipline your tongue. Stop speaking evil into your life. Life and death are in the power of the tongue. Stop uttering words of fear. God weighs actions. God’s servant, Kenneth Hagin of blessed memory, took an action of faith by leaving his bed after he had read Mark 11:23. He had been bedfast for years and doctors had told him he wouldn’t live long.
But after reading Mark 11:23, he developed the faith to trust God for his healing. So, he stood up by himself and he was healed gradually till his healing was perfected.
Therefore, start taking decisions by faith, and you begin you grow in faith. You will be strengthened, the more you put faith in God.
(4) Speak Good Words
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
Train your tongue to speak biblical words. Refuse to speak vulgar and unedifying words. Even if you are on sick-bed, reject evil words. Speak positively into your life and destiny.
You can bring sudden death into your life by speaking negatively. Hence, be positive about life. Things might not be working fine for you right now. But God has the best plan for you.
Men of faith are men who speak positively even during trying times. Jesus said to some people brought report of Jairus’ dead child that the child was only asleep (Mark 5:37-39).
(5) Remember Your Testimonies
1 Samuel 17:34-37
34 And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:
35 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.
36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.
37 David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the Lord be with thee.
Testimonies are faith-boosters. It was the testimony of David’s victory over the lion and bear that strengthened his faith to confront Goliath.
Dear friend, you can also grow in faith, by meditating on the past victories God has granted you. So, do not take your testimonies for granted. Also, listen to the testimonies of others.
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