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How does faith grow stronger? There are several ways to grow your faith, but first, you need to understand where it came from. The bible says that to each one of us God gave “The Measure” of faith.
This means everyone has the same measure given to us, but it’s our responsibility to cultivate it and make it grow. The most important way to do this is through the Word of God!
In Hebrews 11:1 it reads, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
This scriptures starts off with the word “now”, not later, or in the near future, but now! You believe NOW for the thing you have prayed for even though you can’t see it, smell it, or feel it. That is faith!
So how do you get that kind of faith? In Romans 10:17 the scriptures say the following. “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
When you read the scriptures it’s important to read them out loud. If faith comes by hearing, then you need to hear your voice proclaim God’s word. The more you understand god’s word and his character, the more faith you will have to believe. Inside God’s word lies the power for you to make possible what are mere man’s impossibilities!
How Do I Build My Faith Daily
To Make My Faith Grow Stronger?
As Christians, you should strive to build your faith on a daily basis. The more you build your faith muscle, the more you can receive from God and be of service to others. God has put us here to serve others and teach them how they too can have eternal life.
Reading the word out loud is one way to build your faith, and another way is “praying in the spirit”. Here are a couple of scriptures to give you more insight.
Jude 1:20 – “But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit.”
1 Corinthians 14:2 – “For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God, for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit.”
There is a difference in praying with your spirit and praying “in” the Holy Spirit. When Christians pray they are praying with there spirits to God and this is wonderful.
But there are times when you may be without words to express how you feel or how important something is to you when praying. In times like these, you should pray “in the spirit” by speaking in tongues.
I realize that not everyone believes in speaking in tongues, but I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you exactly what the scriptures say, and we all know that God is not a god that can lie!
As you can see from the scripture in Jude, praying in the spirit builds you up in your most holy faith! So, reading the word to hear and receive faith is one way, and the other is praying in the spirit.
There is also another scripture that tells you we are to pray with our understanding, which is normal prayer, and to pray in the spirit. It can be found in 1 Corinthians 14:15.
“Well then, what shall I do? I will pray in the spirit, and I will also pray in words I understand. I will sing in the spirit, and I will also sing in words I understand.”
Are there other ways to build my faith? Yes, absolutely! Putting what you know into action and acting out your faith is another way to build up that faith muscle. This kind of action is called standing on God’s word, no matter what you see, hear, or feel.
How Can Faith Be Translated
Into Action To Make My Faith
The more you study God’s word and get it rooted in your spirit the bolder you will become for the Lord. God’s word is true and when you learn to look into the spiritual realm, not what’s going on around you, then you are on your way to many signs and wonders in your life.
James 1:22 (NKJV) – “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”
The next step after hearing the word is to be a doer of the word! When you start doing this you will meet with obstacles, and we know those are from Satan. The bible says we are to stand on God’s word and if you feel you should give up, then stand some more.
Ephesians 6:13 – Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and have done all, to stand.”
Before you take action and decide to stand you must be certain, beyond doubt, that you truly believe what you are standing for. You can’t have worldly thoughts about how it’s going to turn out, you must trust in the Lord completely.
James 1:6-8 (NKJV) – “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let, not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”
If you believe one minute and doubt the next, then you are double-minded and need to go back to God’s word and meditate on it and pray until you know that you know God’s word is true! There is no room for “what if’s”.
To be a doer of the word means take action. This could me talking to that mountain in your life, or it could be getting up out of your sick bed.
Mark 11:23 (NLT) – “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be case into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”
What is your mountain? Could it be a pile of bills laying on the table, or a sick child? Now you can see how important it is to stay in the word and build your faith, so that you will believe and have those things that you say.
I once read a book by Bill Winston called “The God Kind of Faith”. It’s hard to find but if you do, it’s well worth the search. In this book, he tells a personal story of how in a very cold winter in Chicago his car wouldn’t start. He was determined to use his faith and said to the car, “In the Name of Jesus, start!”
He then went inside to warm up for about 30 minutes because he had been in the cold for a while. When he went back to his car it started up like it was a warm spring day. He didn’t pray about it, he simply used the authority God has given us in Mark 11:23.
Even non-Christians can have faith in something or themselves and if they believe beyond a shadow of a doubt they usually accomplish their goals. So how much more with God on our side should our faith accomplish supernatural things?
Do you want the human kind of faith or the God kind of faith? Much of the time Christians use the human kind of faith and it’s so full of uncertainty.
“I sure hope I can get my healing”, or “Lord, please heal me even though I don’t deserve it”. Real faith knows ahead of time what the will of God is. God has already told us in Isaiah 53:5 that by His stripes we “ARE” healed. It’s already done, we just have to speak to that mountain and stand!
How Does Faith Impact Your Life?
How faith impacts your life is amazing. You don’t worry, which means no stress, and your trust in God is so strong that you can weather any storm that life throws your way. You know you are never alone because Jesus is standing right there with you.
If you ever do a study on angels you will also realize they are here to help you as well. They are sent to deliver messages, help when needed, protect and guard, and much more!
Joshua 1:9 (NKJV) “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
Joyce Meyers has a saying that my sisters and I love to use. When something goes wrong, even those little things that frustrate you, you simply say, “Oh Well”. Once I started doing this I didn’t get angry anymore or let a bad word slip from my tongue.
If you think about it, in the scope of everything, most things that make you angry or frustrate you are temporary things. Even if they aren’t temporary you can always be grateful it isn’t as bad as things others you know are going through.
How Can Faith Help Me In
Times of Crisis And Make My
Faith Grow Stronger?
We have already covered some of the ways faith can be used in times of crisis, but the most important thing to remember when it comes to faith is how it all wrapped up in your trust in God.
If you don’t have faith you won’t get your prayers answered. It’s as simple as that. Hebrews 11:6 (KVJ) – “But without faith,it is impossible to pleaseHim; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
Without faith we can’t even please God! But for those that do, the reward is amazingly great!
All through the bible are scriptures that speak about faith.
We walk by faith
We take up the shield of faith
We fight the good fight of faith
We hold fast to the professions of our faith
Faith without works is dead
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing the Word of god
Without faith it’s impossible to please God
All these types of words and phrases can be found all throughout the bible. You know faith is important because it’s talked about so much! God intended for us to make our faith grow stronger every day!
Faith can impact your life in ways you never imagined. When you walk by faith and not by sight you will see things happen, and all of a sudden the impossible becomes possible!
The Six Ways to Grow Your Faith
We have talked about several ways to grow that measure of faith god has given you and here is a little recap.
First, you know that reading the word out loud increases your faith. The more you are in the word the more your faith grows.
Scripting in a journal can also build your faith and trust in God. The scriptures must be rooted and grounded in your spirit and this system works for anyone who will take the time to pursue it.
Take a notebook and write out the word of God. It doesn’t have to be the whole scripture unless you want to. For example, you might write this phrase. God your word says you will supply all my need, not just some, but all, and I thank you. (that is found in Philippians 4:19).
If you write this phrase 25 times and then read it out loud 25 times you are on your way to getting that word into your spirit. This is a great way to meditate on God’s word and build your faith.
Do this with many of God’s scriptures and promises and your faith will grow quickly. You can easily go back through your scripting notebook and read them again many times.
Praying in the Spirit. Praying in tongues daily will build your faith because your spirit is praying to God and knows exactly what to say, even when you don’t. It may sound foolish or silly but remember, God uses foolish-looking things to confound the wise!
1 Corinthians 1:27 (KJV) – “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty”
Even the Apostle Paul wrote that while we should not speak in tongues just to look superior, he thanks God that he has that prayer language available to him. (I Corinthians 14:18)
You do NOT have to speak in tongues to grow your faith, but it is one of the tools if you choose to use it.
God inhabits praise. If you want your prayers answered then spend time in praise and worship. Most Christians think of praise and worship as something you do at church. While this is true, you should be worshiping God and giving Him praise at home.
If God’s word says He inhabits (lives) where praise is, then that’s the place you want to be when making a request of Him. There are many scriptures where it talks about how precious our praises are to God and how He feels about them.
Standing on God’s word and refusing to settle for anything else builds your faith too. The more you live by the scriptures, the more miracles and workings of God you will see. This builds your faith even more as you live each victory!
Gratitude can make your faith grow stronger. If you start each day naming off 20 to 30 things you are grateful to God for you will see how blessed you are and how much He does for you.
You will suddenly know that God can and will do anything to help you each and every day. Even the little things He does become huge in your faith walk. You can’t count your blessing and be sad, or even doubt that God cares!
Faith Scriptures To Learn By Heart
Hebrews 11:1“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Romans 10:17“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Jude 1:20 “But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit.”
James 1:22 “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”
Ephesians 6:13 “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and have done all, to stand.”
James1:6-8 “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”
Mark 11:23“For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be case into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”
Joshua 1:9“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith, it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
My Final Thoughts On Faith
True faith is total belief and trust in God and His word. Follow His commandments and study His word and your faith will grow. Use your faith of power to accomplish the mission or ministry that God has set before you and bless others with it.
Prayer Is The Key To Heaven
But Faith Unlocks The Door
Philippians 4:6 KJV)
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known unto God.”