How to build your faith
When you want to build your faith you need to know what faith is and how you can build it with God’s help. The Bible tells us that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. So faith is the substance of the consequences of God’s love hoped for, the evidence of our identity and legal status, in Christ Jesus, which we cannot see.
So to build our faith we have to know what the consequences are of God’s love for us and we also need to know what our identity and our legal status are in Christ Jesus. To know this all we have to take God seriously in His Word.
Grow your faith through hearing
In Romans 10:17 it is written: So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of Christ Jesus. So by hearing the word of God about Christ Jesus and His abundance of grace and His gift of righteousness, we develop faith. When we open ourselves up to hear God’s word and we take God seriously at His word, we will ultimately believe Him in His word.
Grow your faith in believing God’s word
When we consider God’s word as the truth and nothing else, then we will believe every word of God which we read or hear. In John 17:17-19 it is written: Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is the truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And for their sakes, I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.
Grow your faith through taking God’s thoughts by speaking
We can also grow our faith by speaking God’s word with conviction. When we speak something with conviction we are writing it down in our subconscious mind. That’s why it is written in Matthew 6:31: Take no thought saying, what shall we eat?
When you speak something, you hear yourself pronouncing it with faith and passion and that’s how you can grow your faith also.
Grow your faith through taking actions
By taking actions you establish your faith and that’s why it is written in James 2:20-22: But do you want to know, o foolish man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar. Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works, faith was made perfect?
The consequences of faith working through love
God is love and when we take God seriously on His word we are taking the word of love seriously. And in Galatians 5:4-6 it is written: You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. For we, through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.
So faith is based on the source, your hearing, your conviction and your speaking.
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