Staying strong in your Christian faith and living is especially hard when no strong foundation is built to grow that seed in your heart to seek Him. The tougher it gets when you are more wooed with the earthly pleasures. It’s likely to happen when you’re inclined to the thought that Christly living is merely a religious act to earn His love and blessings—but there’s a bigger picture behind that lingering thought, why building up a strong faith towards Jesus is important in your life—it’s knowing your identity in Christ. It’s building up a strong faith, not because we’re striving for His love and abundance, but knowing we’re living in abundance because of His finished work on the cross.
We often forget what was preached just two days after Sundays—step out from the church doors and get back to our normal worldly living. It has become an unhealthy routine that we hate to do but kept doing anyway. Therefore, we need to take heed of what Martin Luther once quoted “We need to hear the gospel every day because we forget it every day”. To treat yourself some spiritual routine exercises means strengthening your Christian living.
Feeding your spirit comes with the dilemma of reading God’s word so here’s a tip: read at least one or two chapters a day in any book of the bible or be guided with a daily devotional to keep yourself on track. Make it a habit of setting any time of the day to read His word and pray. Perhaps you’re missing a lot because you’re busy searching for answers that can only be found in God’s word yet you’re looking for answers at the wrong place.
Hearing and speaking God’s word inclines your spirit to depend on His strength instead of your own. Building your Christian faith is knowing the Source of faith.
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me—Galatians 2:20 (KJV)
Bonnie Ring’s Women Who Knew Jesus takes you to a different perspective of how women served their purpose through the ministry of Christ.