“Without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
It is important to develop our faith to be pleasing to God. If we want to have fellowship with Him, we need to take care of our spiritual development. So how does one grow in faith? Here are some of the possibilities:
-“The Apostles said unto the Lord, increase our faith.” Luke 17: 5
God will be happy to help His children to grow in faith. Begin by sincerely praying for it.
– “Ask and it shall be given you…” Matthew 7: 7
Prayer is the most beautiful form of conversation with our Father. There is never a missed call! You can talk at any time of the day or night and He will hear. Conversation is a very basic form of communication with people. It should be thus with God as well. Without this daily and honest conversation, our faith will not increase.
– “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
This verse shows the steps to develop faith: Bible-Hearing-Faith. God teaches us through studying the Bible, and there we learn to do His will. Also, develop friendships with other Christians. Fellowship with them, ask Biblical questions, and follow their examples. “…many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized.” Acts 18:8
– “…so faith without works is dead.” James 2:26 When we observe the world of plants, we note that they are beautiful in themselves. Beautiful are the leaves and flowers. But the most important plant feature is bringing forth fruit and food. The same holds true respecting faith. If we have even a little faith, we need to bring forth fruit by practicing it in daily life.
– “Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.” 2 Peter 1:5-7 How can we develop more faith? Here is some very simple advice. Is it easy? Certainly not. However, we have all of our life to work on it. So the sooner we start, the better! God is eager to help us.