Have you ever been in a “Dead Spot” when you’re trying get online with your laptop or Smart Phone? There are few things more frustrating than not having enough bars to connect. Without a strong connection, even if we have the best computer in the world, it is powerless to help us connect to what we need and that hilarious picture you were ready to load on facebook has to wait!
Faith is a lot like that. Have you ever been in a place in life where you felt like you have lost your connection? You pray and read the Bible and do all the stuff that you’re “supposed” to do but your Spiritual Meter doesn’t even seem to have one bar of strength and no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to get through I think we’ve all been there!
The Bible teaches us clearly that Faith is a vital necessity, “And without faith it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6), so what do we do when our Faith is running on empty? Thankfully, the Bible gives us some clear and practical instructions for what to do when our Faith is running low…
1. Ask God. Jesus taught us that God wants to give us every good thing and He lets us find those good things we consistently seek and ask to receive.
“The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” Luke 17:5
““Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7
2. Connect with Other Believers. God never intended for our Faith to be lived out in isolation, so make the effort be in in a life-giving church and invest in friendships with other Believers and your Faith will start increasing. Faith is Contagious!
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25
3. Trust God, Not Your Feelings. Choose to Trust God’s promises instead of your fickle feelings. Faith isn’t based on emotion, but on a choice to believe that God is Powerful, Loving, Perfect and He is with you!
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1
Wherever you are in your Faith right now, please remember that God loves you and has extraordinary plans for your life! Choose to Trust and Obey Him and He will always lead you down the right path.
I’d love to hear from you. What would you add to this list? What have you done to increase faith in your own life?