How to strengthen our FAITH

How to strengthen our FAITH

WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR FAITH:

TRUST

You must trust Him in all things. It’s commanded in Proverbs 3:5, but here we see Jesus commanding it again. Have faith in God, means complete trust and complete confidence. If you have faith in God feelings of worry, stress, anxiety, fear, and doubt will never manifest in your life. If we have faith in God, then we completely trust that He will provide all provisions needed. Many cannot sleep anymore because of fear of the future, things that are happening around the world.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

Matthew 6:25-27

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

John 10:10

Fully trusting in God is not easy. It calls you to act in great faith daily, but think about how great life could be if we lived without worry, stress, anxiety, fear, and doubt. We must focus on God’s plans for us and not our own, and sometimes that means setting aside our own plans and expectations. For me when my husband and only one child died that can be difficult, but I try to remember what Jeremiah 29:11 promisesGod wants to prosper us and not harm us. His plans for us are greater than anything we can imagine for ourselves. We have to remove doubt from our hearts, replace it with belief, and trust Him! In doing so our faith will grow stronger and stronger as we see Him lead us in the directions we are truly meant to go.

PRAY

Pray like God is in the room sitting right beside you.

 Mark 11:23 instructs us to pray without a doubt in our hearts, and believe that what we say will happen. In the same verse Jesus says that if we do this, it will be done for us.

It’s okay to lift up our every need to God. It’s okay to give Him every single one of our burdens, worries, and fears. It’s okay to ask God to intervene in our lives and ask Him for the provisions we need. He wants to hear our voices, and He wants a personal relationship with each and every one of us.

Daily prayer will invite God into our lives and help us establish a deeper trust. Our faith will grow stronger as we release the power of prayer in our lives. I believe that any form of prayer is okay, formal or informal, as long as you’re communicating with God, it’s always good. We are instructed to pray without ceasing, and give thanks in all circumstances. Therefore, to truly exercise faith in our lives we must live a prayerful life, constantly reaching out to God.

I know that every prayer I pray is heard. I understand that every prayer I pray may not be answered in the way I want or the time frame I would like. However, that will never stop me from praying with my whole heart.  

Rejoice always, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Start every day with prayer! I do believe sitting in the presence of God is important and I do think there are times when God deserves my undivided attention. Make a special prayer closet or a prayer room. Choose your place or you can walk around your bedroom as your warfare altar or devotional altar. I’m simply thanking Him for the blessings and provisions He has given me and asking Him to lead me and guide me through my day.

I know it sounds really simple, but God already knows all my needs, and honestly, He probably knows them even better than I do. I just want Him to know that I need Him and I want Him in my day. I send up quick prayers throughout the rest of the day. Some are in thankfulness, while others are asking for more guidance, wisdom, and knowledge. My prayer the most is MIDNIGHT PRAYER, WARFARE AND DECLARE PRAYER in the morning is my thanksgiving prayer for everything I want to thank GOD.

When I feel the urge to speak with God I do! I think some of my best conversations with God happen over hot soapy dishwater. Don’t limit yourself, there is no right or wrong way to pray, God simply wants to hear from you. Talk to Him, no pressure, just talk.

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Ephesians 6:18

 READ  and meditate the SCRIPTURES

We must know the Word of God!  You can only know the word of God when you meditate and study it ‘We must make time to sit down and curl up with our Bibles. We need His Word inside, in our minds and in our hearts. Knowing God’s Word goes hand in hand with trusting God and praying. Read His promises, and then have great faith in God, that they will come to pass. Pray them over your life. In God’s Word, we will find strength, hope, love, peace, and joy. We will also find promises of provision, and instructions to keep us away from sin and rebuke the devil.  We will gain wisdom, knowledge, and understanding in our lives through His instructions. 

Read Matthew 17:20, and then believe that faith can move mountains. Read Philippians 4:19 and have faith that God will supply all your needs. Read Malachi 3:10 and believe that if God is first in your finances He will pour out blessings for you until they overflow. Read Ephesians 6:10-17 and know that you have The Armour of God, what can possibly come against you.

If we want to exercise faith in our lives, we must let God’s instructions and commands be our guide. In doing so we will strengthen our faith greatly.

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

Psalm 119:105

I start with a prayer just asking that God would speak to me through His Wordgiving me the knowledge to understand what He is laying on my heart. I keep a journal with my Bible at all times and index cards. I also have a few colorful pens tucked away. When something I read “speaks” to me or “tugs” on my heart, I write it down.

Sometimes I have a verse that I’m taken with and it becomes a focus for me. I break it down until I truly understand it and can start applying it. I don’t get very far in my reading daily doing this, but I know that I’m truly leaning into His Word and applying it to my life. I believe in quality over quantity applies here. I’ve made a rule for myself in myself to have my time in the Lord, my prayer, declaration of the word pertaining to myself, doing the things in my ministry, recording and many things in the morning hour until  am done with my goals during the day. God’s Word has to be priority in our lives if we want to strengthen our faith.

 LIVE OUT HIS WORD

We’ve done all that reading, studying, and note-taking, now it’s time to start using our knowledge. Applying the Word of God to the lives we live, will deepen our walk with Him, and strengthen our faith.

APPLICATION OF HIS WORD: I think our world would be a better place if the people who claim to be Christians actually acted like Christians. I understand this statement is incredibly blunt, but it’s honestly how I feel. Obviously, no one is perfect, but we have to make a commitment to grow in our faith and commit to living God’s first lives. I love the Gospel’s, I love getting to know Jesus and understanding the life I am called to live. This is where index cards come in handy when studying scriptures. I write down verses I know I personally need to work on, and then intentionally start to apply them to my life. One day at a time, the goal is always to be better than I was yesterday.

Have you heard the saying “a verse a day keeps the devil away?” It’s a start if you’re not exercising your faith in this area, start small, then let God lead you from there. I pray in the name of JESUS that God is speaking to you to set a goal for your day. TIME IS PRECIOUS. In Jesus Name….. PLEASE share this WEBSITE…

Pastor Tita G. Maya

Pastor/Teacher/TV Host/Mentor/Intercessor

Pastor Tita G. Maya is a spirit filled, anointed woman of God. who has a divine mandate from God to proclaim HIS word to the nations that HE is the only GOD that can restore, revive, heals, and deliver you in every circumstance that every human being on this earth experiences. There is power, salvation, healing, deliverance, restoration, revival in JESUS’ NAME. Pastor Tita accepted JESUS as her LORD and SAVIOR on February 1983. Her love and passion for God made her an obedient servant and her courageous faith strengthened her relationship with the LORD.

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