If you are looking to grow your faith, you’ve come to the right place! Growing your faith is actually a lot easier than we all think. But it does take some time and effort. So, without further ado, here are some tips for growing your faith and relationship with Christ.
1. Read your bible
This one is really simple, but I think a lot of us overlook this because reading the bible can seem hard. Sometimes, I would rather watch a sermon on Youtube, or read a Christian self-help book than read the bible.
But the knowledge given in the Word of God is irreplaceable! And as Christians, we should be knowledgeable about the bible. Although reading the bible can seem like an intensive or a difficult task, it really isn’t. I have a post titled, Why It’s Important to Read Your Bible, that goes very in-depth on why it’s important.
However, reading the bible, and learning to correctly interpret the language in the bible takes time. We aren’t used to the way it is written, especially if you are reading the King James Version. But God has an abundance of patience for us as we figure it out. We just need to start. And learning how to do this is all apart learning how to grow your faith.
I have a post titled, How To Study The Bible and actually get something out of it, which goes into great detail about how to read the bible. Check it out!
But if you don’t have time to read it. I suggest supplementing your bible readings with, blue letter bible commentaries. It’s a website that provides bible commentaries. It breaks down the bible line by line explaining what is happening in the scripture. I specifically use the one written by David Guzik
2. Go to Church
As someone who wants to grow their faith, it is so so so important that we make the church a regular part of our everyday lives. And a good church, at that! One that teaches the word with reverence and a sound understanding. A church that can clearly help us to understand the word.
If you go to a church, where you don’t understand the preacher’s message then that church probably isn’t for you. Or if you go to a church where you feel tied down by rules, then that probably isn’t the right church for you also.
DISCLAIMER: There is no such thing as a perfect church. And you may never hit all the boxes off on your checklist when it comes to picking a home church. If the church isn’t wrongly teaching scripture, then I suggest doing a pro’s and con’s list before writing the church off completely.
But, once we find the correct church. One where we feel supported and correctly guided. We can receive proper teachings about the bible and get a clear picture of what God is saying in the Bible.
For example, right now at my church, we are going through the book of Ecclesiastes. What I like to do is write down notes in a notebook during the sermon. Then sometime during the week, I will pull out my journaling Bible and re-write my notes in the bible. This is so that when I go back into my bible, at a later time, I already have a basis of understanding for that scripture.
3. Fellowship with other Christians
Being supported and surrounded by other Christians has been so so so helpful for me in my Christian journey. I recommend to all people who are new to Christianity to try to make more Christian friends. I actually made my friends at church. Friends who counseled me using the word of God and friends who prayed for me.
Often times when I lacked the motivation to be faithful, it was my Christian community that had my back. That supported me, listened to me, and checked me when needed.
They prayed for me when I ask them to, and they were there for me when I needed them. Having a small circle of Christians around me literally held me together in my walk. And their love got me to the point where I am now. A place where I can also be a support for them in their walk with Christ.
I found it life-changing to find supportive Christian friends in my walk. It’s nice to have people you can struggle with and grow with together.
But to make these friends, you gotta get connected to a church first. Then step out and join some of their small groups. Or go to some church events.
I enjoy devotionals because they are purposed for helping you with a specific issue. On the bible app, there are hundreds of devotionals that you can choose from. And they can last anywhere from 2 days to 3 months. You can read a devotional on your phone or on your computer. They are often quick and easy, taking no more than 10-15 minutes to read daily.
I like to do them in the morning to get a little Jesus time before the rush of the day comes. Oftentimes, I do them in bed, and I don’t journal or anything after I read them. I just think about what was said, and how it relates to me. If there is information that I feel that I need to have, I will write it down then.
5. Watching Sermons on Youtube
I found that I really truly enjoy watching sermons on Youtube. Specifically Joyce Meyers sermons and Transformation church sermons. Joyce Meyers is very down to earth and matter of fact in her preaching. She doesn’t baby her audience and doesn’t judge them. She’s a little old school, but her preaching is timeless. She mostly talks about how our thoughts affect our daily lives and our relationship with Christ. I linked my favorite sermon above.
The second preacher I love to watch is pastor Micheal Todd. He is funny and down to earth. He breaks down scriptures in a fun and easy way. I always feel good after watching his sermons. He is very entertaining. The ones that have really changed my view on Christianity were the sermons about grace. The way he breaks down the teachings of God and breaks the religious chains of Christian living is amazing.
So that’s all I have for you today. I myself am implementing these things into my daily routine. I really want to grow my faith. Which is why I’m sort of documenting my journey on here and trying to share with other’s my journey in a transparent and relatable way. I have a page on my blog, filled with bible resources. Feel free to take a look, and stay blessed!
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