Hebrews 11:1 says, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
When we view faith from this perspective, it brings us to the point of understanding that our belief is not dependent on the “seen.” This idea is alien to the natural mind and almost impossible to grasp. As such, believers often struggle to have faith in God because many of us only trust Him based on what we see.
Strategies to Grow your Faith in God
God invites us to transcend the realm of “seeing is believing” to total dependence on Him. To make this transition, we must grow in faith. Here are a few strategies to help you grow your faith in God.
Consistent Bible Study
The Bible is God’s love letter to us, a life manual, and a tool to build our faith. Romans 10:17 tells us that faith comes by hearing the Word of God. In other words, without the Word, growing faith is impossible.
Every believer must develop the habit of consistent Bible study. You don’t have to finish a whole chapter daily; a verse will do. The idea is to spend time reading and meditating on the Word. God told Joshua that the Book must not depart from his mouth, but he must meditate on it day and night.
Studying the Word exposes us to secrets that help us know and trust God more. We become familiar with the experiences of patriarchs and how God helped them through their journeys. These testimonies help us build our faith. An excellent way to get into consistent Bible study is getting a devotional like the Messiah.
Praying in tongues
Jude 1:20 is very clear about praying in tongues to build our faith. Spending time praying in the Holy Ghost builds you up in the “most holy faith.” Wondering how this works? Try praying in the Spirit for a few minutes with nothing but communicating with God in mind.
What happens is that you have an untapped direct line to God. Paul explains this mystery as “He that prays in the Spirit edifies himself.” Edify means to “improve” or “uplift.” Praying in tongues uplifts your spirit and brings you to a place of improvement. Doing this consistently grows your faith in leaps and bounds. Before you go on, take a few seconds to mutter a prayer in the Spirit.
Connect with other believers
When you have several pieces of wood in the fire, and you pluck one out, it dies off faster than the ones you left together. We cannot overemphasize the power of “corporate anointing.” The truth is that sometimes, you are not in the mood to grow your faith. You are on the verge of giving up despite everything you have done in your closet.
Dragging yourself into a meeting of believers helps you to rekindle your fire. You all can pray, sing songs, study the Word, and share testimonies. Oh, it is such a fantastic feeling because God is always present. We cannot afford to neglect the assembly of the righteous.
Find a Bible-believing church around you, attend services frequently, join a Bible study group, and become more active in the church. These are some ways to connect with other believers. You can also become a member of an online Christian community like GodKulture.
Develop habits that connect you to God
As mentioned above, the human mind doesn’t want to have faith all the time. The flesh will always be drawn to fleshy desires. Because of this, growing your faith in God can be pretty overwhelming and complicated.
One way to help yourself is to develop habits that connect you to God. Some of them include:
- Listening to faith-based music frequently.
- Inscribing scripture verses on cards and placing them around your house.
- Studying a faith-based book every month.
- Accountability to a friend, mentor, or spouse.
You cannot grow your faith in God without being intentional. Everything we have discussed in this post depends on one factor, intentionality. You must decide to take these steps to grow your faith. Understand that it is a daily walk, and you must be willing to take the journey. There will be hiccups on the way, but you must pick yourself up and continue to work.
This post has shown you five strategies to grow your faith in God. Remember that it is a daily walk that requires intentionality. Do you have any other methods that have worked for you? Kindly share them with us in the comments section.