Tuesday, October 16, 2012

How To Increase Faith

~ The Answer Might Surprise You! ~

A number of years ago I wondered about the best way for a Christian to stoke the fires of their faith. Should they spend a lot of time in prayer? Or would much time reading the Bible be better. What about more time fellowshipping with other Christians? Should they work hard on obedience? Eventually I found several  answers—all from sources I greatly respect. They ALL pointed to getting into the Word of God—which the Spirit of God then uses to convict and grow. But that is a topic for another post.

Today the related question is, How can I increase my faith? This blog will be short and simple. I simply quote Dwight L. Moody:

“I prayed for faith, and thought that someday faith would come down and strike me like lightning. But faith did not seem to come. One day I read the tenth chapter of Romans, ‘Now faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.’ I had closed my Bible, and prayed for faith. I now opened my Bible, and began to study, and faith has been growing ever since.” 

“But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, ‘Lord, who has believed our report?’ So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God” (Romans 10:16-17).

Do you want to increase your faith? Spend more time in the Word of God.

~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW

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