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Increasing Your Faith

Need some help increasing your faith? Our 6 ways to increase your faith will give you the inspiration that you need!

Do you feel like your Chrisitan walk is stagnant? Like your prayers are started hitting the ceiling, reading your Bible is stale and you find yourself oversleeping every Sunday morning? We all can experience seasons of what feels like a drought in our spiritual lives. But we should not stay there. Satan loves when we stay there. We need to keep increasing in our faith!

In chapter 3 of Galatians, we are seeing Paul fired up over the Galatians adding works to their salvation. He is lingering on the fact that we are not justified by the law.

The law can not save us. The law points out the fact that we are sinners, incapable of keeping the law all of the time and therefore, we are in need a Savior. A Savior who took on the curse of crucifixion to save us from hell. His love for is so deep, it’s a humbling thought that He was willing to do that so just one soul could be saved.

 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: Galatians 3:13 

We are told many times in this chapter that the just shall live by faith, that we are justified by faith alone and not our works.

But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. Galatians 3:11  

It made me ask myself, how do I increase my faith? As Christians, we are to live by faith and grow in faith. But how do we do this?

Need some help increasing your faith? Our 6 ways to increase your faith will give you the inspiration that you need!

Increasing Your Faith

Read and study your Bible.

The Bible is the most important source for everything we need this side of heaven. Always start here.

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17  

Prove by God.

One powerful way to do this is to tithe. God promises to take care of you when you give Him the first 10% of your income. Do you believe Him? Even if it doesn’t look like you’ll have enough to pay all your bills that month on paper, tithe anyways and watch how God will take care of your needs. Needs, mind you, not wants. There is a big difference.

Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. Malachi 3:10

One of my personal favorite ways to prove God is by getting some prayers answered. I love praying for free clothes for our children because God promises to provide our clothing. As soon as I notice that they need the next size up, I add it to my prayer list. God has been so faithful to provide in this area. Last time I did this, it took 3 hours before I got a text asking if I need boys clothes for my oldest. I was in awe over how fast God answered that prayer. He will provide for you, trust Him and watch your faith increase! Don’t wait until you’re at the end of your rope!

Go to church.

Ask God for more.

Exercise the faith you do have.

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22  

Serve the Lord! Serve in ministry. Do something for the Lord and your faith will increase as you watch the power of God work.

Inspire yourself with stories of God’s power.

Pick up some autobiographies and biographies of amazing servants of the Lord. Read their stories and you will be encouraged at how God worked in their lives and ministry.

There are so many great books out there. I personally enjoy Corrie Ten Boom’s The Hiding Place and Hostage (this book is amazing!). I would love to read A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael!

There are so many stories in the Bible that you can slowly read through as well.

We’ve come full circle, increasing your faith can be as simple as picking up your Bible more. Don’t overlook it.

 

Your turn! How do you increase your faith? Do you have any other book recommendations? I’m always looking for good reading material!

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25 Comments

  • Reply
    Bluecottonmemory
    September 28, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Watching God stand with me in the wait of a prayer sent out – that taught me a lot about faith!

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    Wanda
    September 30, 2015 at 11:57 am

    I’ve been doing the LGG study of Galatians as well, Anastasia. So glad to have stumbled across someone who is blogging about their studies. I’ve thought of doing that myself. Appreciate your practical advice on how to increase our faith.

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      Anastasia Safee
      September 30, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      Yay, a LGG kindred spirit! I would love to follow your studies as well if you ever decide to blog them! I love the community from it 🙂

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    Mary Geisen
    September 30, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    Great ideas! I love spending time in prayer because this act shows God how much I need Him. Thank you for visiting my blog so I could then find yours too. Have a blessed week.

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      Anastasia Safee
      October 1, 2015 at 1:10 pm

      I agree, Mary. Prayer is essential to showing our reliance on God!

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    Liz
    September 30, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Remembering what He has done for us already is huge for me and my family. We have a bowl of stones in our entry way. Each stone has a few words and maybe a simply drawing to represent a way God has provided for or blessed us. When we need a boost, we take out a stone and tell the story – His story of faithfulness as we have actually experienced it in our lives! Thank you for your words today. Glad I stopped by from Women With Intention

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      Anastasia Safee
      October 1, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      What a great idea! I love that it also serves as a decorative reminder too! We have a blessings book but I love the idea of having something on display! So glad you stopped by today!

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    Candace
    October 1, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Great tips! I love the last one: “Inspire yourself with stories of God’s power.” This has helped me tremendously. Those stories can be so encouraging. Corrie Ten Boom is one of my favorites. She has the most incredible and inspiring faith I’ve ever seen. It’s infectious :).

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    Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    October 2, 2015 at 2:12 am

    You’ve shared such wonderful pointers and insights here!

    I love Bible study… and taking it slow really does help you process and understand the scripture better.

    Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo

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      Anastasia Safee
      October 3, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      It sure does, Jennifer! Thank you for stopping by!

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    Jennifer S.
    October 2, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    A great list to inspire us to increase our faith. I love reading stories of how God worked in the lives of others. It encourages me that He will do the same for me.

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      Anastasia Safee
      October 3, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      Exactly! We serve the same powerful God that these great men/woman of faith served! That’s powerful.

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    June
    October 3, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    I highly recommend A Chance to Die. Excellent and faith-building, for sure! Keeping a journal is one way increase your faith. You can look back and see tangible ways the Lord has provided. Great post!

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      Anastasia Safee
      October 5, 2015 at 6:47 pm

      Oh, thanks for the book tip! Heading to check it out! 🙂

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    Susan B Mead
    October 4, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Ana, thanks for sharing! Susan

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    Tiffany @ A Touch of Grace
    October 5, 2015 at 2:57 am

    All great ways to increase your faith! I want to try to read more stories about God working in others.

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      Anastasia Safee
      October 5, 2015 at 6:50 pm

      I’m sure you will fall in love with some of the stories! Its hard to put the books down when your family beckons you. 😉

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    Tai East
    October 9, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Hi, Anastasia! This was such a great message from you, sweet Sister! Just wanted to let you know that I chose this as my feature for this week’s blog hop for “Faith ‘n Friends”! Hope you’ll stop by and link-up with me today as well! Peace and many blessings to you, Love! 🙂

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      Anastasia Safee
      October 10, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      Thank you so much, Tai!! I am so blessed by your kind comment!

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    Mim
    November 11, 2015 at 4:38 am

    Great reminders!! I am so happy I found this post on Pinterest!

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      Anastasia Safee
      November 11, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      I am too! I love that it was a blessing to you Mim!

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