How to Develop a Strong Faith – Part One

Psalm 27

Jesus wants to enable you to stretch yourself spiritually and expand the circumference of your faith. 

On His earth walk He greatly admired faith. After a woman had exercised admirable faith, He said to her, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.” (Luke 7:50)

Genuine faith begins when a person finally decides he or she isn’t God and happily acknowledges submission to the living God.

Such faith is assuring, insuring, and enduring.

Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, and faith looks up.

Faith helps us walk fearlessly, run confidently, and live victoriously.

Is yours a growing faith? If not, the reason may be the same as the little boy who fell out of bed. When asked why he said, “I don’t know. I guess I stayed too close to where I got in.”

Have you stayed too close to where you got into the Christian faith?  We are exhorted in God’s Word:

“Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (II Peter 3:18)

“As new born babes (we are to) desire the sincere milk of the word, that we may grow….” (I Peter 2:2)

Are you growing in your faith walk with Christ? Pick a time in the not-to-distant past. One, two, or three years ago. Now, inventory yourself related to these questions:

How does my prayer life compare now to then?

Am I studying Scripture more now?

Has my zeal for the Lord diminished?

Has my love for the bride of Jesus, the church, increased?

Is your faith in the Lord stronger now?

Faith gives us the courage to face the present with confidence, and the future with expectancy. You have faith. The issue is in what is your faith.

Have you ever driven on one of America’s freeways in a major metropolitan area at peak driving time?  You have faith.

Have you ever gone on a date, taken a mate, driven in the rain, flown on a plane, bought or sold an item on credit? You have faith.

Now consider expressing your faith in Jesus and resolve to engage in those things that will serve you as a stimulus for even greater love for and faith in Him.