As a committed Christian, I am learning now more than ever the importance of my strengthening faith. If I want my faith to get stronger, I need to exercise my faith In Hebrews 11:1, the writer of Hebrews says, “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
I have never met Jesus but I believe in my heart that He was crucified for my sins and that He rose again on the 3rd day. More than just believing; I have accepted Him as my Lord and Savior and I know He will take me to Heaven someday because I accept his free gift of salvation. Having such faith in God gives me hope and there is peace available to me when I seek after Him.
Whether I feel like working out or not every other day, I know that exercising consistently gives me a healthier,stronger body. so in an effort to strengthen my faith I focus on practicing these 5 faith habits as part of my “Faith building”regimen. I feel my faith getting stronger as strive to focus on these habits EVERYDAY .
I want to share with you my 5 habits for a stronger faith!
1-Sharing my faith. In Matthew 5:16 Jesus says, “Let your light shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” As Christian I want to share my faith to encourage and inspire believers and help lead unbelievers to know Him as their Lord and Savior so that He is glorified!
2-Showing God my faith. How sharing my faith is for the world to see, showing my faith is between me and God. I show God my Faith by being obedient to Him. John 14:15 again Jesus says,”If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” By being obedient to God, I am telling Him that I believe in Him and take him at His word no matter how long I have to wait.(Psalm 27:14)
3-Submit in my Faith. I know we all hate the word “submit” but really this is about having humility toward God. I have learned the hard way it’s so much better to show humility toward Him than have God humble me Himself! Psalm 40:8 states; “I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”
4-Sustaining my Faith. Just like in any exercise plan consistency is crucial for success. To sustain my faith I have to be consistently in God’s word. When I read and study my bible and see how God’s promises were fulfilled throughout scripture, I am encouraged and I carry those scriptures with me throughout each day. This helps my faith grow stronger. Psalm 119:11. “Your word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against Thee.”
5-Sing about my Faith. Now believe me when I say the best place for me to sing is in the shower! However, in Psalms 100 it says “…make a joyful noise to the Lord”. Trust me I have the “noise” part covered most Sundays in church! There is something so empowering to share from my heart with gratitude that God has done for me. Whether it be me singing praises, humming to myself, or even writing on my blog!
I pray these 5 habits I’m trying to practice each day are of some help to you. I know everyone likes to “exercise” differently. However, practicing these habits have definitely strengthened my faith. How about yourself? Are there any faith exercises you want to share? I look forward to hearing from you in the comments!
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Horace Williams Jr is the oldest son of a pastor who went to be with Jesus in 2020. He is an award-winning author and amateur chef who loves Jesus Christ. His passion for Christ inspires readers to draw nearer to the God who loves them.
10 thoughts on “5 Habits for a Stronger Faith”
These are excellent tips, Horace! You’re so right — it’s essential to build good, faith-building habits into our daily regimens. I like to reserve the early mornings for prayer and reading a Psalm to be reminded of God’s faithfulness, goodness, and my utter dependence on Him. I don’t always meet that goal, but I’m working on making that morning routine a daily habit.
Thank you Liz and good job on creating faith habits of your own. There are days where a schedule gets changed unexpectedly but God knows everything and He loves it when we are seeking after Him! I pray your habits will get stronger over time. God bless
I needed this today. While I like to think my faith is strong when I begin to really look at it, I see it needs strengthening. Thank you for these tips and for linking up with Thankful Thursdays.
Thank you for the visit Lori! Yes Faith is something that definitely need to be exercised. Otherwise it grows weak. It is something I have to focus on daily. I am thankful and humbled to be a child of God. Thanks again for the visit. Have blessed day!
Thank you for allowing me to share these Five Habits on your site that have helped me immensely as I am being continually transformed by my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is the potter….I am the clay
These are great tips! Thanks for always sharing your wisdom and positivity with us at From The Archives Friday! This has been pinned to our party board
Wow! Thanks Ashley….I am glad you enjoyed the post. I appreciate the opportunity to share on Fridays. Have a great week and many blessings to you and yours!
Love this, Horace. I’m enjoying exploring your site. I like the way you’ve named these habits, making them easy to remember. Blessings!
Thanks Ginger. I glad this was helpful and easier to remember. May God continue to strengthen your faith as you seek Him! God bless