Saturday, June 20, 2009

Building Your faith - Part 8 - Atmosphere

Part 1 of this mini-series on building your faith was about reading your Bible as a way to build your faith. Part 2 was about praying as a faith builder. Part 3 was about resolve and commitment. Part 4 took a look at endurance, another quality that is not in vogue much these days. Part 5 was about consistence and built a little on the prior post. And Part 6 took on the tough subject of Patience. last time we looked at the issue of obedience and how it impacted our faith.

The final topic is about Building and Atmosphere of Faith.

How do I build my faith?

Several years ago, “You are what you eat,” became a very popular catch-phrase. Personally, I tend to attribute the success of this catchy slogan to the truth contained in it. After all, it does make sense. Similarly, we are a reflection of what we immerse ourselves in.

I dare you to take a personal inventory of your life today. Do the things you immerse yourself in (family, friends, career, music, literature and media outlets) reflect or create an atmosphere where God would be pleased and Jesus would be glorified? Or do they have an opposite effect? If the latter is true, I encourage you to make some changes as soon as possible.

Building your faith in God requires an earnest desire to know God better. No one is perfect but, I truly believe as you activate the principals shared in this series of brief topics, you will build your faith. You will begin learning to trust God more and more each day.

For scriptural references please review the list below.

  • Exodus 14:10-14
  • 1 Samuel 15:20-23
  • Psalms 16:1-11
  • Proverbs 3:5-8
  • Proverbs 16:32
  • Matthew 6:5-14
  • Matthew 9:27-30
  • Matthew 17:17-20
  • Mark 8:34-38
  • Mark 11:24
  • Romans 5:1-5
  • Corinthians 9:24-27
  • Galatians 5:22
  • Thessalonians 5:17
  • Hebrews 12:1-4
Read these passages. Let them speak to you and to your heart. Decide to incorporate them into your daily life and your daily habits. And just see how strong your faith muscles become.

Thanks for being a part of this mini-series on "How do I build my faith?"

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