Growing Our Faith Part 2
“Where lives change and where life can begin again”
…, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
We understand from last week that we have the measure of faith that
God has given to every person. So, if you ever feel down on yourself,
feeling like you have “no faith”, remind yourself that you do! Like
muscles in a human body, faith must be built upon and grown up to
maturity and strengthened. We must do the same with our faith.
Some people think that Jesus was exempt from working to
build and strengthen his faith because he was both all God and all
man. However, he is also our great example of a man living a life of
submission and power. Having to use His faith the same way we do.
This was when Jesus was 12 years old and he decided to stay behind in
the temple to spend time with the priests.
46 Now so it was that after three days they found Him in the temple,
sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking
them questions. 47 And all who heard Him were astonished at His
understanding and answers.
For Jesus to ask such questions of these men of authority, he
must have been studying the Word of God for himself at a young age
and seeking answers from God. He was also building upon his faith and
receiving great revelation each day. So much so that the teachers were
astonished at his answers and the knowledge of such a young boy.
It does not take much to grow your faith a little bit at a time. It requires
staying consistent in the Word of God and then your passion for the
things of God, along with your faith, will grow.
Matthew 8:26 (NKJV)
26 But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then
He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great
Just like we talked about last week, fear is an enemy of faith and must
be dealt with immediately with the Word of God! Fear can bring “great
faith” to “little faith” in such a short moment when fear is
entertained in our minds. When fostered in our minds, this fear moves
ever so slowly to our hearts and begins to convince us of who we are
not. The fear begins to tell us that we will fail, die, sink, drown, and
many other negative thoughts that it can produce to feed the fear and
cause us to go on a downward spiral. Here’s the remedy…
Immediately begin to open your mouth and speak the Word of God. I
didn’t say think, I said SPEAK!!!
“God has not given me the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound
mind.” ( 2 Tim.1:7)
“…I am more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus my Lord.” (Rom 8:37)
“…greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world”. (1 John 4:4)
“I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me”. (Phil 4:13)
Let everything around you, demonic forces, angelic host, the Holy Spirit, and Jesus Himself
hear you. One way that your faith is built up and
activated is by hearing the Word out of your mouth.
So then, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.
Let your spirit come alive by hearing your voice activate the Word of
God. Your seemingly “no faith” will quickly become “little faith”. And
even a little faith can move mountains. Don’t underestimate the power
of the Word of God spoken out loud. The Word of God is living and it will
instantly bring things to life and/or bring light to the darkness. Darkness
tries to invade you when you are overcome with negative thoughts, but
the Word of God instantly brings light and expels the dark thoughts. It
is something that you cannot see with your natural eye, but spiritually
you know and sense the change immediately. God is not going to make
you believe, you must choose to believe, and your faith will grow.
John 20:29 (NIV)
Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed;
blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
Blessed are those that see the goodness and glory of God because they
believe before they see. They pull on the “coattails” of God with their
faith and God does not disappoint. He is moved by their faith!
We will continue to discuss;
Growing Our Faith – “Great Faith”
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Executive Pastor Lynette Roberts LifePointe Christian Faith Center
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