15 Real-life Ways You Can Build Your Faith
Renew your purpose and find new life. Study to know your Bible, believe in God, He will give you understanding that we may know HIM who is true.
1. READ YOUR BIBLE.
1. Read your Bible.
we cannot overlook this first step of building our faith - w must read our Bible daily in order to grow stronger in faith.
Believing what we read, applying it to our life and then walking out those truths will cause us to feel close to the Lord.
The word of God is a living source of life, able to divide between our thoughts and our spirit, giving us direction and lighting our path -- leading us in the way we should go.
All Scripture is breathed by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work, (2 Timothy 3:16-17, ESV).
2. Memorize Scripture.
As we read our Bible, different verses will become more powerful than others and will speak to us in different ways.
Taking time to study and understand these Scriptures will help us commit them to memory.
One day we may recall certain Scripture verses we committed to memory, and we will be thankful we did, because oftentimes they surface right when we need them, giving us grace and help us in our time of need.
Equipping ourselves with memory verses will help our faith to soar and we will feel strengthened through the power of the Holy Spirit.
3. Meditate on truth.
Reading our Bible quickly will cause us to forget precious truths left behind in our rush to finish. Adjusting our schedule will allow us more time to meditate on truth and memorize Scripture.
Re-reading portions of Scripture over and over again will build a deposit of truth in our heart and strengthen our inner man, thus allowing faith to grow and mature.
We will benefit from this great deposit of truth in our heart, especially when we can recall a verse that speaks directly to a situation we, or someone else is going through.
4. Read a Devotional.
Whether it is early in the morning, during a lunch break, or late into the evening - we need to find time to open our favorite devotional!
The Lord is so faithful to meet with those who daily seek to have time with Him.
Some days the devotional we read may not do anything for us, but then there are other days when it speaks volumes!
As we faithfully seek to set aside time to read our Bible and devotional, we will notice the Lord bless us with enthusiasm to keep it up.
Something we must remember, is to never let other reading material take up the time we should be reading our Bible. Always, always, read your Bible first before picking up your devotional.
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5. Develop a Prayer Life.
We cannot overlook our prayer life; this is a must for any Christian woman. Find time to sit quietly in meditation before the Lord.
It isn't always necessary to speak when we sit in prayer and meditation, but it is important to build that bridge of communication.
Keep prayer at the forefront of your thinking and do not lose hope with unanswered prayer. He promises to hear your prayer from His Holy Hill and answer you according to His will.
I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and He heard me out of His Holy Hill, (Psalm 3:4, KJV).
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6. Cultivate Love.
Jesus said the greatest commandment is to love God and love one another (Mark 12;30-31). Bring healing to relationships and show the love of God through your words and actions. As you set your heart to do this, believe there will be grace. Then through the power of the Lord, love your enemies and do good to those who hurt you. Ask the Lord for faith to believe in His power to help you.
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7. Find Joy in Every Day.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say rejoice, (Philippians 4:4 KJV). "Always rejoicing" is easier said then done sometimes. Especially when things are going opposite the way you had hoped they would go.
When we give thanks to the Lord for ALL things and rejoice before Him always - we gain a supernatural release of divine grace! That is because there is so much power behind rejoicing!
IF we rejoice during our difficulties versus pouting, complaining or feeling sorry for ourselves our faith will get stronger, because when we rejoice, we are telling ourselves, "I believe in God!" "I trust in the Lord!" and "Nothing will move me!"
Note: placing Scriptures around the home will remind us to rejoice throughout the day.
In every thing give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you, (1 Thessalonians 5:18, KJV).
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8. Be at Peace.
True peace can only come from God. There is nothing in this world that can give us the same peace that comes from our Heavenly Father.
The peace from above transcends our understanding and keeps us stable, giving us hope by settling our anxious heart.
We can learn this art of being still before Him when everything else is falling apart. Then we will know He is God and there is none other.
Training oneself to focus on God instead of ourselves is a difficult task, but we will find peace. God's word states this in Isaiah 26:3, “You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”
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9. Be Patient.
Longsuffering is one of the most difficult fruits of the spirit to achieve. Why? Because it takes a LONG time. You suffer long over an issue, over a difficult person, or over a heartache.
We can not develop patience on our own, but the Lord can divinely enable us with graceful endurance.
The Lord can empower us with patience if we exercise our faith today and believe he can help us!
May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, (Colossians 1:11, KJV).
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10. Be Kind.
We can agree to disagree about anything with anyone if we show kindness. It takes a great deal of humility and courage to be kind to others especially in the face of offensive behavior.
Ephesians 4:32 says, Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ Jesus has forgiven you.
Note: showing courtesy towards someone is not a weakness, it is being a vessel of God’s love towards another person.
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11. Practice the Golden Rule.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, this is the Golden Rule so often referred to in Sunday School classes, but it rings true for adults as well. Let's build faith in our heart and show others a higher way to walk, by doing unto them what we would have others do unto us.
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them, (Matthew 7:12, KJV).
12. Be Faithful.
All of us are called to be faithful followers of Christ, and we can express His character by being faithful in whatever we are given to do. Whether big or small matters, the Lord is always watching and is blessed when we are faithful over all our duties.
A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished, (Proverbs 28:20).
13. Express Gentleness.
Faith is evident in an individual who has this special gift of gentleness. What better way to build your own faith, but by expressing gentleness to others instead of anger, criticism or hatred.
To speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people, (Titus 3:2).
14. Practice Self-Control.
Self-control is a mark of a great person. Why? For this person believes God is at the helm of their life and nothing can move them.
This person who has self-control is anchored to God himself, through strong chords of unseen faith.
2 Peter 1:5-7 says, For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
Overcome bad habits of doubt by trusting in the Lord. This will build your faith like nothing else can. When the spirit of the Lord gives you grace to maintain discipline, He gives you power to overcome.
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control, (2 Timothy 1:7).
15. Seek God First.
Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you, (Matthew 6:33).
This very popular verse is important because of two things: the first being, we are to SEEK Him first -NOT Google first, but God first. When we turn to God first, He will turn to us. God promises to add so many things to our life IF you seek Him first.
The second being: ALL THESE THINGS. God said, all these things will be added unto you – IF you seek the kingdom of God first.
Dear friend, if you are looking for answers, or looking to build your faith, look no more. Seek God and His righteousness first, He is faithful to meet with all who call upon His name. You will find He is gracious, slow to anger, and full of mercy.
If a stronger faith is what you are seeking, He will provide. Trust in Him and let Him be your God.
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