During my niece Sahari’s birthday party last week, we had a blast playing laser tag. The above picture was taken right after the competition. When we first entered the course for the game, we were a bit unsure how everything worked, where we could go, where we could hide, etc. As the game progressed, though, we found ourselves moving about more confidently, shooting with more certainty, and knowing which ways to turn and how to find each other. Naturally, as our knowledge of the game and of the course grew, so did our ability to play.
That is how life works, right? As understanding and awareness increase, so do confidence and sufficiency.
So it is with our faith in the Lord. As we grow in our understanding of who He is and as we look to Him more, we learn why and how to better trust and depend on Him.
Is your faith in Him growing? What are you doing to facilitate such growth?
On Sunday morning, Lord willing, I will be preaching from Ezra 8 on “Reclaimed Faith,” hoping to clearly communicate how we can grow in our faith in the Lord. Ezra set a great example for us, and we too can grow in our knowledge of the Lord and thus grow in our faith in Him.
Again, though, is your faith in Him growing? What are you doing to facilitate such growth? Here are some important questions that can help…
- BIBLE – Are you seeking Him through His Word each day?
- PRAYER – Are you consistently depending on Him in prayer and setting aside times for prayerful fasting?
- CHURCH – Are you serving His church with sacrificial commitment?
- DISCIPLESHIP – Are you sharing your faith and helping others to learn how to trust Him more?
- ACCOUNTABILITY – Are you allowing others to speak into your life so that you can be challenged when your faith is not growing?
There are so many important questions for us to consider because growing faith in the Lord is so incredibly important. Would you start with the five questions above, though? Would you examine your heart and consider your life? Would you ask someone these questions and ask him or her to ask them to you?
Let us plead with the Lord to grow our faith in Him! He is worthy!