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How do you increase your faith?

October 2, 2012

Wanting to increase your faith? How? Read your Bible & pray more? Go to church?

As you know, growing faith is not formulaic. However, we can position ourselves for spiritual growth.

I’ve been taught and observed that God seems to grow people’s faith in 5 ways:

1) Biblical teaching

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” Matt 7:24-27

2) Providential Relationships

“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.” Prov. 13:20

3) Pivotal Circumstances

“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” – C.S. Lewis

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4

4) Private Disciplines

“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” Mark 1:35

5) Personal Ministry

Personal ministry enables us to experience God’s power in our weakness.

How about you? Think of the seasons in your life when your faith grew. What did God use to grow your faith?

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