Learn how to increase your faith. We live in a world in which hope is a necessary element of survival. Faith speaks, that’s why you must know what you believe. Because if all we do is trust in the opinions of others, we will ultimately lose our own identity. Everyone believes in something. Malcolm X said, “A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.”
What Is Faith
Faith is not just believing. The Bible tells us that faith is a real substance. It is “the substance of things hoped for” (Hebrews 11:1). Your faith speaks, and it is the bridge that links you to the spiritual realm and makes God a touchable reality in your mind. You must be confident that the unseen world is real. Thus, you will believe that the things you create in the spiritual realm will manifest as reality.
The noun “PISTIS” is the Greek root word from which we derive the word “faith”. PISTUEO is the verb. It means – having complete trust or confidence in someone or something; a strong belief in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual conviction rather than proof. The Bible teaches that faith is having confidence in the things we hope for. Even though we cannot see the things hoped for with our physical eyes, we prove our trust by believing that God is working our hope into physical existence.
To learn how to increase your faith, try looking at faith as though it were a seed. For example, tomato seeds produce tomatoes. You don’t have to understand how the seed produces the plant to get tomatoes because God has placed the substance needed to produce a tomato within the tomato seed. Likewise, the things you hope for are in the seed of your faith. There are two levels of faith: little faith and great faith. The level of confidence you have in God will determine your personal level of faith.
To build confidence, you must fearlessly trust God. Optimism does not focus on the circumstances; neither does hope have regard for the consequences of its actions. When you trust God it guarantees you that God’s promises and Biblical revelations are true. Nevertheless, you cannot detect these revelations and promises with your physical senses. However, by trusting God, you will have the certitude that your expectations will come to pass. Faith is the tangible quintessence that the things you hope for become so concrete that even belief itself becomes a definitive reality of those things that are not yet visible. Your confidence in God becomes so tangible that you actually believe you possess those things in the spiritual realm.
When You Worry You Don’t Have Hope
When you worry, it is an indication that you exercise little faith. In learning how to increase your faith you must first learn to stop worrying. Today, people worry about everything. But the Bible tells us not to worry.
…do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for today is its own trouble.Matthew 6:34
Learn how to increase your faith through speaking optimism. Your level of faith speaks in your actions. So rather than worry about tomorrow, think of how you overcame yesterday. People who worry live their lives thinking about tomorrow. But you must believe that God is faithful to supply your needs today. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow.
When You Have Hope You Do Not Worry
No matter how the circumstances look, great faith trusts that God is working on your behalf. Great faith simply believes what God says.
When Jesus arrived in Capernaum, a Roman army captain came and pled with him to come to his home and heal his servant boy who was in bed paralyzed and racked with pain.
Jesus answered, “I will come and heal him.”
But the officer said, “Sir, I am not worthy to have you in my home; and it isn’t necessary for you to come. If you will only stand here and say, ‘Be healed,’ my servant will get well! I know, because I am under the authority of my superior officers and I have authority over my soldiers, and I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my slave boy, ‘Do this or that,’ and he does it. And I know you have authority to tell his sickness to go—and it will go!” Jesus was amazed!
Then, turning to the crowd he said, “I haven’t seen faith like this in all the land of Israel! Matthew 8:5-10 TLB.
Create Your World
By believing God, you create your own individual environment, that is, the world in which you live.
- Be confident that the unseen world is real.
- Believe that the things you create in the spiritual realm will manifest as reality.
The best way to establish confidence is by reading the Bible. You don’t practice hope just by saying “I believe.” We are told in Romans 10:17 that faith comes by hearing the Word of God. So, how do you hear the Word of God when you read the Bible? My friend, it is easier than you think. Reading the Bible is the best way to get acquainted with God’s Word.
If you want to establish mountain-moving faith, you must hear the Word of God in your heart. Death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21). Not only are the words you hear deposited in your heart, but the words you speak will go into your heart by way of your ears as well. Your faith speaks. If your words are filled with doubt, you unknowingly create a world of doubt; words energized with faith create mountain-moving faith.
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