Your FAITH grows through two things, experiences and exposure:
- When you are faced with difficulty and God delivers you out of it, the lessons you learn while in transition, from in it to out of it, your faith grows. God has made so many ways for me; I cannot thank Him enough for His loving-kindness, His favor and His power moving throughout my life journey. I am convinced that God can do what was thought impossible and can take me to places I never thought I would get to go, in Him.
- Through your actions, as you pray and believe that what you prayed for, that God will do it and trusting Him through it, your faith grows. You impart faith when you declare in Jesus Name that His Will be done in your life…that come hell or high water, you choose to trust Him with everything you got! And where you lack faith, you pray for forgiveness—you become open and honest with God and you admit that sometimes your faith does not reach where it should, but that you will to trust, to depend, to believe, even believing when the situation seems impossible because you know God as limit-less so you pray God helps you to believe and understand that He can do anything, above your mere thoughts!
- When you hear others testimonies or witness them enter and exit trials and tribulations, things that test their faith, you grow in faith by seeing how God delivered them. For instance, I have seen God open doors for family and friends. I have seen Him make ways that were not possible, without Him. I have seen God heal those who were sick, sick mentally and physically. Similarly, your faith grows when you take time to listen to God’s Word being expounded upon, preached and taught, be it in a physical church, online, through Bible Studies and personal studies of His Holy and Divine Word.
- When you read The Holy Bible and see testimonies of how God brought others out, like Paul, David, Job, Sarah, Abraham, Enoch, Jacob, Moses the woman with the issue of blood, the lame, the sick, the demon-possessed—God brought them out because of their faith. He proves His incomprehensible love, His faithfulness and as I grow in His knowledge, I grow in faith.
Hebrews 11:1 CEB | Common English Bible
Faith is the reality of what we hope for, the proof of what we don’t see.
Romans 10:17 NKJV | New King James Version
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Ephesians 3:20-21 NKJV | New King James Version
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Mark 9:23-25 NKJV | New King James Version
23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe,[a] all things are possible to him who believes.”
24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”
25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it: “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!”
2 Corinthians 5:7 GNT | Good News Translation
For our life is a matter of faith, not of sight.