Three months ago my husband’s company downsized and he was part of that restructuring. He’s kept his spirits up, and continues to look for new opportunities every day. But the phone doesn’t ring very often. I must admit, I’m getting anxious. I’m asking God to increase my faith.
What is faith anyway?
Dictionary.com tells us faith is: confidence or trust in a person or thing and belief that is not based on proof.
Hebrews 11 gives us great insight into what faith is.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1
We can also turn to the Bible for examples of those with great faith: Abraham, Joseph, Noah and Moses to name a few. Each of these examples shows us that faith builds over time.
What if our faith is faltering?
“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
But is asking God to increase our faith enough?
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. James 2:14-19
We also have to live our faith.
To show my faith I will continue to share the gospel, participate in mission projects, fellowship with other believers and study Scripture. Faith motivates me.
To grow my faith I will do more of the same things and ask God to increase my faith. And I reach out to you and ask for your prayers.
Walk in His Light,