Five Things God Uses to Grow Your Faith

What Grows Our Faith?

First, the answer is not a list you do, like if you do these five things God will make your Faith BIG. Secondly, this is not a list that’s in the Bible. I want to talk about these five things: because I think as you evaluate your experience up to this point, and as you continue on your faith journey, you’ll see that God uses at least these five things to grow your faith. So I want you to be aware of them.

Practical Teaching

The first one is Practical Teaching. Practical teaching is basically biblical teaching.

Providential Relationships

When you look back on your journey, you can often clearly see someone who was providential. Like God put them in your life for a reason, specifically planted them there.

Private Disciplines

These are the private disciplines that you begin to do on your own. And through these disciplines, God begins to do something in your heart and your faith gets bigger.

Personal Ministry

These are the moments where you are moved into service to serve other people in Jesus’ name, even if you are scared to death.

Pivotal Circumstances

When people tell their faith story, there’s often a pivotal circumstance that could have gone either way and sometimes it’s bad and sometimes it’s good. But all so often, God uses this pivotal circumstance to build your faith.

Over the next five weeks, we’ll look at each of these five things. And at the end, you will be a little smarter and I hope more obedient. But even more so, I hope we are all more dependent on God, more confident in God, trust Him more as we grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ. I hope that we have BIG Faith.

Part 6: Pivotal Circumstances

Your suffering and your pain and the bumps in the road really are not the exceptions. They are part of the story. And Jesus made it all too clear; it’s an important part of the story.

Part 3: Private Disciplines

We are in the 3rd week of the series called Five Things God Uses to Grow Your Faith. Today we’re talking about the word discipline, which is not always our favorite word. Truthfully, it’s the thing that we all love to avoid. My personal definition of discipline is “the things you’re supposed to do that you don’t want to do.” Things like eating healthier, exercising more, saving more money, getting the job done, and getting your schoolwork done. The list…

Part 2: Practical Teaching

Jesus says, No, you can come and hear all my speeches, all my sermons, and write them all down, keep them in your organized little notebook, but if you don’t do any of this stuff, it is not going to make any difference in the world.

Part 1 – Big Faith

The thing that is most honoring to God is your faith. And the thing that thrills and honors God most is our expressions of confidence in Him, Trust is the essence of relationships and that’s what God is after.