HOW TO STRENGTHEN YOUR FAITH

HOW TO STRENGTHEN YOUR FAITH


Today’s post is directed to the attention of believers who at times experience weak faith and contains tips to strengthen your faith. We activate our faith when we use it; act in a manner that reflects belief in God’s Word. I believe ‘weak faith’ does not exist.  Rather, you have faith or you don’t.  However, at times, many fall into the weakness of flesh and doubt—by thoughts, actions or deeds—that God is God.  This post contains tips for blocking out our fleshly weakness and relying instead on God and His Holy Word.

Exercise Your Faith

Phil.4:13 NKJV I can do all things through [a]Christ who strengthens me.
Believers know God i s all powerful;His Word is Holy and True; access to Him is through His Son, Jesus Christ. Faith requires action and is more than an idea, thought or belief.  When we do not exercise [use] our faith, our weak flesh tends to insert doubt and worries.  The following tips will enable you to strengthen your faith whenever doubts try to intrude.

REMEMBER, BELIEVE, STUDY, PRAY, TRUST

1.  Remember God is God.  HE is all powerful; all knowing; everywhere at the same time; everlasting; and His Word [bible] is Holy.  Just the reminder of God’s power should strengthen your faith.  Add to that the promises He has made in His Word as another indicator of who He is and what He can do. 2 Samuel 7:28 Now, O Lord GOD, You are God, and Your words are truth, and You have promised this good thing to Your servant.

2.  Believe God’s Word is Holy and True. 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
Psalm 119:160 The sum of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting.
John 17:17 “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.
John 1:1 ESV In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Matthew 11:27 ESV All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

3. Study God’s Word.  Learn and discover His instructions and promises to you.  When the flesh becomes weak and wants to express doubts and fear you can turn to or recall God’s Words.  You will be strengthened and encouraged.  The following verses help me when I am tempted to doubt whether God heard my prayer.
 Matthew 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
James 4:2-3 NIV You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures
John 15:7 ESV If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you
When we know and understand what God expects from us, and promises us, then all doubts and fears are removed.

4.  Pray. Communicate with God.  Talk to Him and listen for His replies.  Do not be impatient.   do not, and cannot understand the workings of God.  While God can see the whole picture—past, present, future—we see a microscopic  view of the present. Moreover, we lack His knowledge and understanding.  Tell God your issue, not because He doesn’t know your need, but to demonstrate your reliance and need of His assistance.  Then wait.  While waiting, continue to study His Word and pray.

5. Trust God has a plan for you that will cause you to prosper. Jer. 29:11 (NIV)  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Have a blessed day.  Love on someone today.

HLC Ministry Team

 

 

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