The common complaint among many in the Church is that their faith seems so weak so much of the time. These often point to Christians who exhibit great faith, and say something to the effect, “I wish I had the strong faith they have.”
Well, now you can have that stronger faith which has eluded you through those dark moments of uncertainty in your life. No longer will you have to feel spiritually weak and spindly when controversy confronts you. No longer will you have to stand doubtful to what it takes to have faith.
Stronger faith does not require some sort of elaborate spiritual formula. You do not have to agonize or exercise through a complicated religious-based ritual. Utilizing the Scriptural evidence found in Romans 4, five easy steps for stronger faith are clarified. As you incorporate each step in your experience with God, you will be amazed at the spiritual results for quality Christian living like you have never before experienced.
The first easy step for stronger faith is simply this — remember your salvation experience. Every person’s salvation experience is a faith response to God’s offer for eternal redemption. By faith, one recognizes their sinful status before God, and requests forgiveness. By faith, one receives the redemptive work and Lordship of Jesus Christ. Therefore, since God enabled you to have faith for salvation, it then follows logically that there is the potential for strong faith for every day and for every need. In other words, you did it before, you can do it again!
Second, reciprocate God’s open plan for every Christian to have strong faith. According to Apostle Paul, strong faith was not only for Abraham, but for those “who also walk in the steps of that faith.” Strong faith is not reserved for super saints. But, if there is such a matter as super saints, it is firmly based on the fact that such saints seize the opportunity to practice faith provided and presented to all by God. In other words, since God has an open-door policy for you to have strong faith, seize the day!
The third easy step calls on you to simply reflect on the heroes of faith. Ruminate on Abraham, who “was strong in faith.” Read Hebrews 11, which contains the Bible’s version of a Faith Hall of Fame. Recreate meditatively the accounts of their victorious experiences because of their strong faith. In other words, if they could do it, then you can, too!
Fourth, stronger faith is easily attained when you refer to the promises of God. After all, Paul points out that Abraham “staggered not at the promise of God.” God gives us so many promises you cannot beat it with a stick.
For example, God promises His presence, “I will never leave thee.” God promises His protection, “I am thy shield.” God promises His providence, “I know the thoughts that I think toward you, thoughts of peace, and not of evil.” God promises His purposes, “All things work together for good to them that love God.” God even promises His pampering, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” These, and others, are described as “exceedingly great and precious promises,” all of which give solid bases for strong faith. The Lord gives us every reason to trust Him. Why should we make up reasons not to?
The fifth easy step for settling the concern for stronger faith simply calls on you to rehearse the passion of Christ, “who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification.” He did it to deliver us from damnation, doubt and despair. But, let us not forget that all that He did was faith-based, too, most supremely verified when He prayed to His Father in the garden, “Not my will, but thine, be done.” Rehearse His faith. Then, reverse your doubt!
Step to stronger faith today. It is really that simple.