By: Matt Mitchell
Faith is a must have, because without it we can’t please God(Hebrews 11:6). And since faith is of such importance to a Christian, I wanted to share how you can increase your faith in Jesus.
First off I want to ask you a question. Between a random stranger and your parents, who would you trust more? I’m almost certain you will pick your parents. But why would you trust your parents more than you would a stranger? The answer is simply because you know your parents, but you don’t know the stranger, so most likely you wouldn’t trust them.
So now that we’ve established that you can’t really trust someone you don’t know, how can we trust Jesus if we don’t know him? The key to increasing your faith in Jesus is by building a relationship with him. Think about you and your best friend. The trust that you guys have in each other now is significantly greater than when you first met. And that’s because now you guys have a very strong relationship that had to be built up, and it’s no different with Jesus. The more you spend quality time with him in his presence, and the more you realize that he’s always with you through The Holy Spirit and began building a personal relationship with him, the more your faith will increase.
Now another key to increased faith in Jesus is an experience. How do you know you can trust your best friend? Not because they said “you can trust me”, but because they’ve shown you that you can trust them, actions mean so much more than words. Think about the first disciples. They started with little faith also, but with the combination of knowing Jesus personally and experiencing him proving that he was who he said he was over and over again, their faith in him grew.
So start thinking of the so-called “bad” things that happen in your life as trust exercises. Let Jesus prove that he is who he says he is in your life. He wants to calm the raging storms in your life, he wants you to step out on the water with him, he wants you to just fall back and let him catch you, he wants to build your faith.
My Final key to increasing your faith in Jesus is so simple, yet so unknown, and or overlooked…because of how simple it is. One of the simplest things you can do to increase your faith in Jesus asks him to increase your faith. In Mark chapter 9, there was a man who brought his possessed son to Jesus. the man told Jesus “if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us”, and Jesus said “if you can?” all things are possible for one who believes” then the man instantly said, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!”
This man felt like most of us feel today, he had faith, but he knew his faith level wasn’t where it should be, and all he did was ask Jesus to increase his faith, and we can do the same. Simply ask and you will receive.
If you apply these powerful keys, your faith in Jesus will definitely increase.
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