Never be hesitant to seek God’s truth, whether going through a difficult time in life or just wondering about big things like how to grow your faith. My faith has been strengthened and developed through my most intense struggles with God.
My fellowship with God has waxed and waned through the years. But praise God, religion isn’t solely based on how our emotions and feelings are.
Don’t withdraw from the Lord and cease talking to Him just because you feel spiritually weary. Building a stronger faith through concrete and practical means might be challenging, but the effort is well worth it.
Fuel Your Faith with These Ten Actions
Make reading God’s word a habit.
If you want to feel secure in your faith, you need to be certain that the God you worship exists and that you have some understanding of what He is like. Reading the Scriptures is the most effective method there is for growing one’s relationship with God.
The Bible not only contains guidance about how Christians should live, but it also provides a window into God’s prior revelations to humanity. Therefore, the more time you dedicate to reading the Bible, the more you learn about God’s nature and the stories of other Christians in the past who have seen the power of the Lord.
Study and memorize your Bible.
Studying the Bible is a distinct kind of study than reading the Bible for personal devotion. The purpose of this study is to have a better comprehension of the Bible. While everyone can gain something from reading the Bible, those who take the time to really dig into the text will gain far more insight into what the text is saying and how it applies to their lives.
Memorizing Scripture is another way to make the Bible a part of your practice. These could be verses that speak directly to your heart, have practical application, or help you express your faith with others. When you internalize Scripture, the Holy Spirit creates ways to bring it to life.
Regular prayer works.
When was your last conversation with God? Is it possible to have a healthy relationship if you never talk to one another? If so, you might want to incorporate prayers to fortify your faith.
It’s not easy to keep the faith when it seems like God isn’t paying attention to our plight. The Lord Jesus Christ, however, is more than capable of handling all of our worries and uncertainties. How many of the heroes of the bible did you know who prayed and asked God questions? It’s important to keep communicating your struggles with God.
For those who find prayer difficult, Jesus gave us an example in Matthew 6. Establishing a regular prayer time is an important step toward using prayer to strengthen your faith. Keep in mind, too, that talking to someone is a process that goes both ways. So, make sure you’re always ready to hear from God.
Create a prayer journal.
Keeping a record of the prayers that have been answered is another powerful method for growing one’s faith. If you find yourself becoming disheartened, rereading these passages will serve as a helpful reminder that prayer is effective.
You will also find the inspiration to fight every battle on your knees as a result of this. Your answered prayer journal will, in general, serve as evidence that the God you believe in is real and able to answer prayers.
Put yourself in the company of God-loving individuals.
Be in the company of other Christians who have a vibrant faith in the Lord if you want to kindle a fire in your own heart for the Lord. Words, deeds, and a way of life are telltale signs of these people.
They are Christians who maintain a hopeful outlook despite the challenges they face and find their strength through prayer. Some people are willing to give their time, devote their careers, and even their money in order to serve God by assisting other people.
Learn from the stories of Biblical figures.
Getting to know the biblical figures who were underscored by their faith is another great method to strengthen your own faith. You’d see that they had flaws just like the rest of us and be able to identify with and possibly learn from many of them.
Noah, Abraham, David, Esther, and the Apostle Paul are just a few of the biblical luminaries who put their faith in God to the ultimate test.
Spend time in nature and admire God’s amazing works.
Take a moment to appreciate the natural world around you, whether it be the sky, the clouds, the trees, the mountains, the flowers, the beach, or even the stunning birds or fish. When you consider how intricate and exquisite these natural occurrences are, you can’t help but question how there could possibly be no intelligent Designer behind them. You might also just look at your hand and try to picture the nerves, cells, and tissues that are always working to keep you alive inside of you.
Honor God by giving back to him.
Some organizations uphold the practice of tithing, which entails devoting 10 percent of one’s income to the service of God. On the other hand, members of other churches are simply encouraged to donate according to the amount that is most appropriate to them. No matter what you believe, you should make it a habit to honor God with your worldly goods and your wealth.
It is one way of realizing that all you have comes from God, and when you offer anything back to Him, you should not feel guilty about it because you understand that you will receive something in return.
Replace anxiety and dread with trust in the Lord.
Having confidence in God requires an intentional decision to trust in Him. You have to take a leap of faith in order to conquer your fears, as the old adage goes.
Remind yourself that God has your back and will provide for you, so there is no need to be afraid or anxious. Don’t worry about anything, just pray for God to intervene and He will.
Remember that God is, and will be, forevermore.
The fact that God has remained unchanged through the ages is another consideration that might sustain your faith. That same God who saved the Israelites by parting the Red Sea is the same God who hears your prayers now. His fidelity will last into the foreseeable future, and thus, you can still trust in God, just as the heroes of the Bible did.
If you ever feel like giving up and losing hope, just raise your sights to the sky and trust that God is in charge. Be still, that is, do not worry or become anxious, and have faith that God will intervene on your behalf. Do what you know to be right by praying, reading the Bible, and obeying the law, and leave the rest to God.
If there is anything in our lives that is preventing us from doing God’s will, we should pray about it and ask Him to remove it. It’s crucial to your spiritual growth to get rid of any obstacles—whether they’re things, places, or people—that are holding you back.
We need to do what we can to get rid of the things that set us out on a path away from God’s will. You are urged to “cast off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles” (Hebrews 12:1).