you say, “bill, how do i get more faith? i just don’t have it.” there are two ways. GOD builds faith in our lives two ways.
the first way GOD builds faith in our lives is through HIS word, through the bible. as i read the bible, as i study the bible, as i memorize HIS word, GOD helps me to become more like HIM and HE builds my faith.
the second way HE builds your faith is through testing it.
HE tests your faith. 1 peter 1.6-8 (nlt) says this, there’s a wonderful joy ahead even though the going is rough for a while down here. [how many would agree with that? the going is rough for a while down here.] these trials are only to test your faith to see whether or not it is strong and pure. it’s being tested as fire tests gold and purifies it. and your faith is far more precious to GOD than mere gold. so if your faith remains strong after being tried in the test tube of fiery trials it will bring to you much praise and glory and honor on the day of HIS return.
here are the four most common ways GOD tests your faith. GOD tests your faith in lots of ways but these are the four most common ways.
1. GOD tests your faith through difficulties. we’re all acquainted with that one. problems, pressures, stresses, trials – difficulties.
2. GOD tests our faith through demands. HE asks us to do things that are impossible. like feed the 5000. HE asks us to do things that we don’t understand. demands.
3. GOD tests our faith through dollars. HE uses finances to test our faith.
4. GOD uses delays to test our faith. HE makes you wait for answers to prayer. even though HE’s going to answer HE makes us wait until your faith is strengthened.
just a thought from the front porch…