Monday, April 03, 2017

Growing Faith (2 Thessalonians 1:3)

Today’s scripture: 2 Thessalonians 1:3  

A believer’s faith should be a growing faith.

I give a talk every once in a while entitled “Fresh Faith.” In it, I talk about how followers of Christ can—and should—keep their faith fresh.

Just like any relationship, our walk with the Lord can become stale or stagnant. So, what can we do to have that growing faith? I encourage several things, but the most important—for me, at least—are:

Spending daily time in God’s word. He communicates to us through the Holy Scriptures, and we need to study and meditate on them in order to know Him and His purposes.

Spending time in prayer. This is more than just a “Good morning, Lord” or a “Thanks for being with me today, Father.” It’s coming to Him with praise and worship. Confessing sin. Interceding for others’ needs. Listening to His voice.

Spending time with other believers
. We are made for relationships, and we grow in faith as we grow with others. I’m a strong proponent of small group Bible studies. I often learn more from my sisters in my small group than I would ever learn on my own.

There are so many ways to grow in faith, but it takes commitment and focus.

What are you doing to grow your faith and keep it strong? Ask the Holy Spirit’s help to become stronger and stronger in faith.

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