Practical steps to increasing our faith

Faith is a huge word. We often let it revolve around things that are huge, like “do I have the faith to pray for someone and see them healed?” or “faith to move mountains”… I once heard faith described as a muscle that we need to exercise. I really liked that explanation, it was something I could imagine in my own life. But sometimes we get to valleys in our lives where our faith level is low and that muscle is feeling week. When something is weak… we exercise it. 


1. Celebrate the last thing you can remember God doing in your life. The more we talk about the stuff God has done, the more excited we can get about it. Even if it’s something small, tell someone about it! Chances are your friends need their faith built up too. 

2. Make a list of everything that could even potentially be God! It is a good exercise to keep a journal of all the things God does for us, even if it could be random chance… remember that “all good and perfect gifts comes from the father of lights.” James 1:17 So lets give God the credit no matter what! Cause he does deserve it. 

3. Celebrate the victories of others. Watching God being active in the lives of the people around us helps the entire kingdom. It is easy to talk about ourselves, but to build our own faith we need to stretch into the lives of others and get jacked about their victories too. Maybe you could help someone see where God is already active in their life. 

4. Reach for something bigger. Pray for the big things that seem out of reach. This season we have watched some of our youth take the power of God more seriously than ever. It was like over night a switch went on and BAM. Wussy prayers are replaced with prayer that is producing multiple healings, prayer that is producing friends starting to walk with Jesus… go for the big stuff that can only be God. He is really good at what he does, He has been doing it for a really long time. 

So basically when in doubt, return to the last thing you can get pumped about and know that there is a whole lot more on the way. If faith is truly like a muscle, we need to grow slowly and with intent. Intention and purpose is always the key! Do what you do knowing that God is for real. 


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