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How Speaking In Tongues Builds Your FAITH

Speaking in tongues is one of the spiritual weapon available to every believer. It is a blessing from God to everyone that has received Him as LORD and savior. And if you want to receive a miracle from God quickly you must be able to pray in the spirit by speaking in tongues.

You’re developing strong faith in God, which help you to see more of the unseen. This is what you’re doing speaking in tongues; building up yourself on your most holy faith.

What Is Speaking In Tongues?

Acts 2:3 “And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire and it sat upon each of them, and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

What does ” As the Spirit gave them utterance means” it means where he lives in the innermost part of your being- in your spirit- from there rivers of living waters will flow.

Why You Should Speak In Tongue?

The full baptism of the Holy Spirit is always evidenced by speaking in tongues. You speak in tongues to build up your most Holy Faith. If you think you have been disappointed in life or God has not answered your prayers then speaking in tongues will lift your faith in God.

Let’s closely look at that scripture in Jude again:

[20] But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, [21] Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life”.

In Hebrews 11:1, “faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen”

Speaking In Tongue Vs Building Up Your Faith

Speaking in tongues leads to building up your faith. It helps to train your mind, conscience and spirit. Your spiritual life controls every other things, it is like the power house of every other things in your life and this is why you should pay cogent attention on it by charging it spiritually.

Praying in the spirit helps you with:

1. To train your mind through reading the Word: [1 Timothy 4:7 KJV] “But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness”.

2. To train your conscience through integrity, truth, selflessness, and Empathy: [Acts 24:16 KJV] “And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men”.

3. To train your spirit: [1 Corinthians 14:1-4 KJV] “Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts , but rather that ye may prophesy. [2] For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him ; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. 

Scripture For Speaking In Tongue

Read Jude 1:20

As you speak or pray in tongues, out of your spirit you’ll begin to hear the voice of the Spirit giving you utterances. You’ll hear it on the inside. Your faith will get strong. You have to open your mouth and speak it out; you build your faith because faith is voice activated.

Speaking in Tongues In The Bible

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them”. Acts 2:1-3

The constant infilling of the Spirit keeps you full of the mighty power of the Holy Spirit. Its a continual experience.

How To Speak In Tongues

There is no exact way to speak in tongue. By speaking In tongues regularly, you fine – tune your spirit’s awareness of the Holy Spirits indwelling presence.

The singular way to speak in tongue is to yield your self to the power of the holy spirit. Be in the spirit and you will be endued with power from above, with speaking in tongue as an evidence.

7 Benefits Of Speaking In Tongues

1. It edifies you, builds and grows you up spiritually. Look at what Paul wrote to the Corinthians. (1 Corinthians 14:4) 2. Speaking in Tongues reminds us of the Holy Spirits residence correctly ( John 14:16-17)
3. Praying in tongues helps us to pray correctly (Rom.8:26-27)
4. It stimulates our faith. (Jude 20)
5. Helps to keep us from foul talk.
6. Bring spiritual refreshing.(John 7:38-39)
7. Sensitivity to the Holy Spirit is an added advantage.(Rom. 8:14-16)
8. Gives us power to be witnesses. (Acts 1: 8)

The Interpretation Of Tongues

This is a higher level of speaking in tongues. Sometimes, you are able to make quality decisions through that interpretation of tongues. To maximize speaking in tongues, you have to be able to interpret. Interpretation of tongues means receiving clarity on your utterance as is been spoken out of your spirit man.

8 Answer To FAQs on Speaking In Tongues

Again, please read Jude 20.

  1. What great benefit is received by praying in the Holy Ghost? – I build myself up.
  1. Acts 2:4. How many people were filled with the Holy Spirit at the upper room? All of them.
  2. Read Acts 2:4. What did they do after being filled? They spoke in tongues.
  3. Read 1 Corinthians 14:14. What part of you is doing the prayer?
    tongue? My spirit is praying.
  4. Read 1 Corinthians 14:2. Who are you speaking to? GOD.
  5. Read 1 Corinthians 14:2. Does anyone understand what is being said? No.
  6. Read 1 Corinthians 14:2. What is your spirit speaking?
    Mysteries, secret things (New Century Version), intimacies just between me and God (The Message).
  7. Read 1 Corinthians 14:4. What are you doing? Edifying myself
    (build myself up).

Speaking in Tongues Is Important

Speaking in tongues should be a part of your everyday life. It is a way to communicate directly from your heart to the Father, by-passing your brain with its doubts and fears. It builds you up in your most holy faith and releases the hidden wisdom of God.

I just pray that all of you will be able to flow in this, release your faith, and receive the full benefit of speaking in tongues.

Conclusion

In this world, you must be a powerful Christian! Through the help of the Holy Spirit you can overcome all the fiery darts of the enemy against you. Why not aspire to develop speaking in tongues today. Praying in the spirit wraps you in the whole armor of God – Ephesians 6:12-13.

Just do it now,…take some time to develop your faith, praying in the spirit is the way up in the realm of the spirit.

Keep living in the atmosphere of faith!

Olajide Theophilus is the founder of Faith Life Worth Living where he publishes in-depth and highly inspirational resources on Faith, Hope and Trust. To stay connected please sign up for FREE bi-weekly FAITH BOOSTERS HERE Or Follow on Twitter HERE

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The Power Of Right Believing

If you want to live long in the LORD, you have to first live strong in the LORD. And to live strong in the LORD you have to be strong in the Word of God. Ephesians 6:10-13 The Word of God is the seed for every breakthrough you desire.

But you must believe every word of God that has been said concerning you before you can receive the fullness of those blessings. God needs something to act upon – FAITH

What you believe is so powerful! It can make you or break you. Many have failed and lost many good blessings ordained for them because of wrong belief system.

The evil things that we are experiencing today are often a result of the wrong beliefs that we have. Similarly, the good things that we are experiencing today are a result of blessings of right believing of God’s Word grace, love and promises for us, which makes us live in the abundance that Christ has come to deliver to us.

It is therefore crucial for us to understand the basis of right believing and use that to uproot every seed of wrong believing we may have. This will make us receive the fullness of God’s blessing, joy overflowing and full of glory.

Study Outline

In this post, we will cover the following outline:

  1. What is right believing?
  2. What is wrong believing?
  3. The foundation of right believing
  4. Wrong believing is the root of unbelief
  5. Kinds of unbelief
  6. 10 signs you’re believing right
  7. How to maintain and sustain a lifestyle of right believing

What Is Right Believing?

Right believing is a process of believing what is right? When I checked the synonyms of ‘right’ I found the following 24 words:

So, right believing means to believe what is true. John 17:17 ‘Thy Word is True’ Trusting God and His words is the greatest good anyone can do himself in this lifetime. This makes me remember this lovely song TIS SO SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS:

Right believing means having faith in the revealed word of God and the written word of God above the physical evidences we may see, taste, hear and touch.

Meaning of Wrong Believing

Wrong believing on the other hand means believing what is not true. Romans 3:4 ‘Let God be true and every man a liar’. Anything that is contrary to the Word of God is subject to change, but the Word of God is forever settled!

There is no doubt, wrong thinking produces wrong believing and this results in wrong experiences. Also, you cannot grow in faith with wrong believing; instead, you will sink in fear.

The Foundation Of Right Believing

Most people are mostly moved by their circumstances than by the word of God. But the foundation of right believing is simply FAITH!

Faith is based on knowledge – 2 Peter 1:3

Everything you will ever need; healing, prosperity, joy, peace, wisdom and leadership are all given to us. These exceeding great promises are given to us through knowledge. But you need faith to draw it out, your mind has to be renewed in order to draw out all these.

Everything that you need, you already got in your spirit.

Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God while unbelief comes by hearing anything contrary to the Word of God.

3 Kinds of Unbelief

There are three kinds of unbelief you must avoid in order to stay strong in right believing:

IGNORANCE – lack of knowledge because you don’t know. How do you overcome this? Hearing the truth and you will overcome

DISBELIEF – this is belief but belief in the wrong thing e.g saying miracles is for the days of the disciples only. However you have to erase the disbelief first by renewing your mind and get hold of the truth Romans 12:2

NATURAL UNBELIEF – this is when you see something contrary to what you belief, you just trust your 5 senses than the word of God, what do you do when your sense knowledge is not working properly, that is trusting God fully? The answer – FASTING and PRAYER

Fasting and prayer affects natural form of unbelief when you fast your natural desire and craving for the things of the flesh decreases.

10 Signs You’re Believing Right

1. You’re able to believe God’s love – Lamentation 3:22-23

2. Developed capability to see the way God sees

3. You have won the battle for your mind – Romans 12:2

4. Free from self occupation

The end of self is the beginning of God

5. You have a confident expectation of good

6. Found rest in God’s love

Understanding the love of God is the main key to walking by faith
Ephesians 3:14

7. You are not burdened with loads of care

8. Fear is not in your life – Isaiah 41:10

9. You see yourself as God sees you

10. You hunger and thirst for righteousness – Mathew 5:6

Benefits Of Rights Believing

Scripture reference: ROMANS 5:1-11

With particular reference to Paul’s letter to the Romans, we see a number of benefits that accrue to those who rightly believe in what God has already done, through His grace.

What are these benefits?

1. We Have Peace With God

We have peace with God.  “Therefore since we have been justified through faith we have peace with God.”  The war is over.  There is no more struggle.  God is not mad at me.  I’m not mad at God.  I’m not in rebellion.  We’re not fighting each other.  We’re in harmony.  There’s peace between the Lord and I.

The amazing thing is that God holds absolutely nothing against you any more, if you’re a believer.  We have perfect peace. Peace with God, peace of God which is peace of mind.  This isn’t based on performance but it’s through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.  It’s not my performance, a false peace that I’ve worked real hard and I’m pleasing God therefore God’s at peace with me. No.  The only lasting peace comes from the Prince of Peace.  So we have peace with God.

2. We Have Access To God

We have access to God.  “Through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace which we now stand.”  This word “access” is an important word.  Access to divine revelation, access to insights and uncommon ideas.

3. We Have Hope And A Future

We have a hope in life.  “… and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.”  In the New Testament hope does not mean wishful thinking.  In the New Testament hope means confidence.  Hope means “I’m confident it will work out.”  Hope is essential to living.  You can’t live without hope. 

You’ve got to have it.  Doctors will tell you that people in the hospital who don’t have hope don’t do well.  People who have hope get well much quicker.  Why are Christians so happy?  They have hope. They have a future. 

As believers, we know that no matter what happens, no matter how many problems and trials we go through we know what the ultimate outcome is going to be – in our favor! We know what the final score is going to be.  We’ve already fast forwarded to the end of the game and we know we’re going to win. We’ve already read the last chapter in the book. 

So we have hope.  Hope is confidence. 

How To Maintain and Sustain A Lifestyle of Right Believing

Time needed: 2 minutes.

You can use this easy to follow guide to keep on shining in your right believing:

  1. TAKE ACTION

    Take captive every thought coming into your mind that does not agree with the Word of God. Lead those thoughts away, and let them be replaced with ones that are obedient to Jesus Christ. In other words – change your mind and believe the Word!

    Scripture references:
    Proverbs 4:23, 2 Corinthians 10:5

  2. RECEIVE THE WORD WITH GLADNESS

    Whenever you receive the Word with gladness, very easily, it imparts faith and courage to your spirit. It provokes supernatural growth of your faith and you will know it.

    Scripture reference:
    And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified (Acts 20:32 )

Conclusion

Beloved, I pray today that the Holy Spirit will reveal to you areas of wrong believing in your life so that any hindrances to your breakthrough may be removed.

Just go to the Lord right now and ask, “Where have I believed wrong, Lord?” And let Him guide you into all truth and show you the way to your victory.

When you know the truth and believe right, you will live right, experience freedom from bondages and walk in the blessings of God!

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Do These 5 Things And You’ll Never Grow In Faith

If you do these 5 things, you will never grow in faith! It is as simple as that. But I don’t want you to continue being a faith dwarf; so I really want to challenge you to grow in faith!

Perhaps, this is coming to help you navigate through the huddles holding you back from growing to be a faith giant that you want to be.

Out of the many steps to grow in the faith there are underlying factors that may negate each of those steps. The more these negative factors prevail and manifest in your life, the more difficult it will be for you to grow in faith nor achieve any meaningful thing in your Christian walk.

It may also hinder you from making quality decisions about everything else in your life that is so important: marriage, carrier, finance, ministry and a whole lot more.

This is why this article is important for you read at this time.

A little walk through of the many benefits you will receive after carefully reading and taking action on the points raised in this article. Apart from the fact that you will grow in faith, these things will also help you build outstanding Christian virtues, which are summarily:

  • Laying aside malice and backbiting..:)
  • Letting go of Shrewdness and choosing a more generous way of living
  • Hypocrisies and lying will be detestable for you
  • Envy will be a thing of the past for you
  • You will never speak evil from your mouth again, ever!

Now, lets get started.

Growing In Faith Can Mean Many Things To Many People

What does it mean to you, to grow in faith? To some it may mean believing God for their immediate needs, while to some it may just mean performing some big miracles. Whatever level you’re this article will do you good to shed more light on things you need to know in order to come up higher in your faith walk.

May you grow in faith and love as you receive these words today.

5 Things To Avoid For You To Grow In Faith

The focus of this article is those 5 things you should not do in order to grow in faith. So, in particular reference to 1 Peter 2:1-2, these are the things you must not do if you want to grow in faith:

1. Malice

Malice is a desire to inflict injury, harm, or suffering on another, either because of a hostile impulse or out of deep-seated meanness. By all means, lay aside malice, it will not make you grow in faith. Don’t keep malice, be friendly and show the love of Christ to others.

Scripture text – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

2. Shrewdness

Shrewdness literally means being selfish. If you are self-centered then you’re teaching others how to be shrewd – you may not know this. But don’t be shrewd; it is good to share. Show some love and be interested in the good of others. This way, your growth in faith will be astronomical

Scripture text – Luke 16:1-13

3. Hypocrisy

The third thing you must avoid in order to grow in faith is hypocrisy.

This is the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense. An hypocrite is a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess.

Avoid hypocrisies at all cost. It brings a dent on your integrity as a child of God

Scripture text – Mathew 23:27-28

4. Envying

To grow in faith and love, you should not envy your brother or sister. We must not envy one another but each one should seek the good of others. This is what the LORD desires for us.

Envy means a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, or luck. When you want something that belongs to somebody else then the love of God is not being shown to that person, how can you then grow in faith to believe God for your own.

The bible says where there is envying there is every works of the devil.

Scripture text Proverbs 14:30; “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones

5. Evil Speaking

Evil speaking is also referred to as slanderous acts. Keep out all evil speaking. Do you really want to know how to grow in faith and spirit? And how to grow in faith as a Christian? Speak only the Word of God! Don’t speak evil.

God hates evil speaking. If you do this you will not even grow in your faith. Remember what happened to those who spoke evil against Moses in the scriptures, eventually Dathan, Korah and Abiram died a strange death as the ground opened up and swallowed them alive.

These things are written for our examples to learn from 1 Corinthians 10:11

Please carefully study Scripture text – Numbers 16: 1-30

What Does It Mean To Grow In Faith?

Simply put, to grow in faith means to grow spiritually.

It is to mature in both knowledge of God and in godly living; ultimately, it is to become more like Christ. Just as a person grows physically from infant to mature adult, a Christian’s life is designed to grow spiritually from baby to a mature Christian – Proverbs 4:8

In 1 Peter 2:2-3 we read, “Like NEWBORN INFANTS, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.”

If You Fail To Grow In Faith, You Will Sink In Fear

Hebrews 5:12-13 This scripture speaks against believers who had failed to grow in faith:

“For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child.” As I said earlier, to grow in faith involves growing in God’s Word and the practical application; it’s that simple!

Please make it a duty to grow in the faith from today.

Examples of Those Who Fail to Grow In Faith

The Christians in the city Corinth are good examples of those who fail to grow in faith:

“But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?” (1 Corinthians 3:1-3).

Paul notes that he began with feeding them “milk” or with spiritual basics. Yet they were still not ready for solid food, as their maturity was lacking. Can you imagine?

Jealousy and strife was common among them. No wonder they didn’t grow in faith! These are examples for us to learn from if we must grow in faith and fulfill the big dreams that God has for us. Again, the Word of God gives guidelines for living victoriously in this life.

As we dedicate time daily to read, meditate, study and feed on the Word, we’re transformed by the renewing of our minds.

The Bible says, “Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do.”

What It Looks Like To Grow In Faith

In the example of the Christians in Corinth, you can see that lack of spiritual maturity was displayed in jealousy and internal conflicts. Living this way will make it difficult to make wise decisions that will benefit you. We can see, then, that growth in faith manifests not only in our relationship with God, but also in our relationships with others.

As we seek to grow in faith, rather than be jealous of one another or attempt to set ourselves apart as better than others, as was happening in the Corinthian church, we should have the attitude mentioned by Paul, “So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth” (1 Corinthians 3:7).

When our life is consumed with living for God and His glory, we are well on the path to growing in faith and being spiritually mature.

You Need Time To Grow In Faith

It is noteworthy to talk about how to grow in faith. Sure, you can grow in faith and knowledge of God. However, growing in faith requires both time and effort. God ultimately causes the growth, yet He expects us to follow His ways and seek to grow, becoming mature followers of Jesus who can help make disciples of others (Matthew 28:19-202 Timothy 2:2).

How To Grow In Faith

To Grow in faith, you must desire the sincere milk of the Word. The more of the Word of God you take in, the more your faith will grow.

We can cite the example of Paul. He rejoiced that the Christians in Thessalonica were growing in faith:

“We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing”2 Thessalonians 1:3

They were always excited to receive the Word of God (with gladness) and this helped their faith to grow.

Quick Answers To Popular Questions About Growing In Faith

There are so many questions I have come across that relates to growing in faith scriptures. I have taken some time to answer them one by one in the following sequence, hope you will be blessed by these:

1. How Do Couples Grow In Faith?

As a couple, you’re one and can grow in faith together following these 5 tips:

  1. Worship together.
  2. Hold hands and pray with and for each other. Prayer is like the spiritual glue of your marriage
  3. Serve and love others as a couple.
  4. Give together.
  5. Live intentionally, be who God created you to be.

2. How To Grow In Faith And Spirit

Read you bible, pray everyday. Carefully listen to God in your day to day affairs and be quick to obey His instructions.

A Christian is someone who is Christlike. So, you must desire and intentionally live like Christ did. You can do this through the help of the Holy Spirit.

3. How Do We Grow In Faith And Love Of God?

We know that God is love. Anyone that loves also knows God. We must first know the love of God. To do this you must put your absolute trust in God, knowing fully well that He loves you and has good plans for you.

4. How To Grow In Faith With Bible References

Below are listed top 10 bible references about growing faith:

2 Peter 3:18 – But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

2 Corinthians 5:7 – For we walk by faith, not by sight.

1 John 5:4 – For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—even our faith.

James 1:22 – But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Hebrews 11:6 – And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Ephesians 2:8 – For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

1 Peter 2:2 – Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation

Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Phillipians 4:7 – And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Romans 10:17 – So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

5. How To Grow In Faith With Your Boy Friend

Firstly, you must not commit sins together. This is the single way to grow in faith with your boy friend. Endeavor to both surrender your lives and relationship to God.

And as you live holy lives, God will guide, help and strengthen you to grow in faith.

6. How To Grow In Christian Faith

The Christian faith is not a sprint but a marathon. So run with patience, follow the rules of the game by meditating on the word of God, believing and speaking only what God said in His words. this way, the grace of God will be the fuel that powers your growth in faith

7. Can We Grow In Faith?

Yes, growth is possible in the faith. As long as you follow His principles. God is faithful to perform all His promises concerning you

8. How To Grow In Faith Desiring God Alone

Proverbs 3:4-5

Trust only in the LORD and never lean on your own understanding in any way. Make God your ultimate desire and all circumstances will respond in your favor, because God is absolutely in perfect control of all situations, even as you trust Him so.

9. How Do We Grow In Our Faith?

By honoring God, taking steps of faith doing the works that He did and leaving His part for Him to prove Himself with miracles, signs and wonders. Plant the seed of the Word of God in your heart steadily; growth will come effortlessly.

10. What Helps Us Grow In Faith?

There are certain secrets that helps. Obeying the laws of faith, seed time and harvest. This is an action that works spiritually to provoke the divine covenant of God to bring growth to you in your faith and relationship with God and man.

11. Ways To Grow In Faith

Meditating on the word of God, thinking and doing what it ways

12. Do We Grow In Faith?

Yes, God gave each and everyone of us the same measure of faith when we gave our lives to Him. It is now our responsibility to take positive steps to grow in faith day by day.

13. Why Grow In Faith?

Every child of God who desires to get better and fulfill their calling in life must grow in faith and not be like a stagnant water. This is possible by taking the Word of God seriously, studying the Word of God diligently.

Doing this, you will never question the idea of growing in faith because it will come naturally. Remember, you need to grow in faith; if you don’t grow in faith you will sink in fear!

Conclusion

Grow in faith in order to please God!

It is far more better to grow in faith than to remain stagnant. The choice is yours to make. But it is better to make a wiser choice to grow because the blessings are more if you do.

Keep walking by faith, your growth will be evident for the world to see

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The Power Of Joy – A Key To Living Amazing Life

The great power of Joy brings the abundant life.

In this post you will learn 10 Unbeatable Truths About Joy and a bonus point – 7 Blessings connected to Joy:

  • What is Joy?
  • The Amazing Power of Joy
  • 7 Powerful Blessings Connected to Joy
  • Why must you live in Joy?
  • Who should rejoice?
  • Where do you find your Joy?
  • How to maximize the power of Joy
  • Exploits of the power of Joy?
  • 3 Things that can deflate your Joy
  • 10 Powerful scriptures on JOY

This promises to be a an exciting learning experience. Here we go:

What Is Joy?

Joy has different meaning to different people.

1.) It’s a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.

2.) Merriam Webster dictionary defines Joy as “the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires.

3.) Theopedia describes Joy more convincingly as “A state of mind and an orientation of the heart. A settled state of contentment, confidence and hope.”

4.) Joy is the settled assurance that God is in control of all the details of my life, the quiet confidence that ultimately everything is going to be alright, and the determined choice to praise God in every situation.”

5.) Joy is part of the fruit of the Spirit: against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23).

The Amazing Power Of Joy

CASE STUDY – JESUS CHRIST (John 15:11)

Jesus comforted his disciples and encouraged them to not be troubled.

Jesus was on his way to the cross. He was preparing to endure unimaginable pain. At this moment, what was on his mind? He told them: “These things I have spoken to you, that my JOY may be in you, and that your joy may be full” (John 15:11).

Jesus was concerned about our joy. Why?

At the height of his own agony, his love desired our joy. It’s unbelievable, isn’t it?

(Hebrews 12:2). And Jesus wasn’t hoping for us to have a little bit of happiness. He wants us to have fullness of joy—overflowing, abundant. Our joy matters to Jesus.

7 Powerful Blessings Connected To Joy

From the scriptures we can see Joy is connected to:

  1. God’s Presence Psalm 16:11
  2. Strength Nehemiah 8:10
  3. Salvation Isaiah 12:3
  4. The Anointing – The oil of joy Hebrews 1:9
  5. God’s Medicine Proverbs 17:22
  6. God’s Word Jeremiah 15:16, Psalm 119:162
  7. Prosperity 2 Cor. 9:6-10, Psalm 105:37-45

Look at all of the blessings of God that are connected to joy.

Why Must You Live In Joy?

A Christian’s joy is rooted in theological understanding that overflows into our daily living.

Who Should Rejoice?

Psalm 150:6 ‘Let every living, breathing creature praise God! Hallelujah!

About Joy

  1. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 – ‘Rejoice always
  2. Phillipians 4:4 ‘Rejoice in the LORD always; and again I say Rejoice

Where Do You Find Joy?

We often try to find joy in many different areas of life; relationships, work, money, etc. True joy cannot be found in any of these places

It can only be found in a relationship with Jesus Christ as you become transformed by the renewing of your mind to walk closely with Him.

We have hope in the darkness. Our joy is in the close relationship we have with the author and finisher of our faith

Joyful people don’t get weaken.

Proverbs 17:22 and Proverbs 18:14

How To Maximize The Power Of Joy – 5 Simple Steps

  1. Understand that Joy is a gift
  2. Be well aware that the testing of your faith brings out steadfastness.
  3. Trust and Obey the LORD – Proverbs 3:4-6
  4. Regularly spend quality time praying and studying the Word.
  5. Every day, practice gratitude.

Here are 10 things you should really be grateful for each and every new day

I. Salvation

II. Life

III. Health

IV. Sound mind

V. Food

VI. Money

VII. Shelter

VIII. Clothing

IX. Family

X. Hope

Exploits Of The Power of Joy

MIRACLES HAPPEN

Rejoicing is an act of faith. Remember the words of Paul in Acts 27:25: “Cheer up!

Believing and rejoicing ushers in the glory and goodness of God in our lives.

If You Do These 3 Things You Will Never Have Joy

  1. Keeping the company of negative, depressed and sorrowful people
  2. Not being excited about life
  3. Not guarding your heart against negative news and reports

10 Amazing Verses On Joy

The scriptures are so powerful to be ignored. Please commit them to heart.

  1. Nehemiah 8:10

    “…for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”

  2. Psalm 5:11

    “But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.”

  3. Psalm 16:11

    “Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”

  4. Psalm 30:5

    “For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”

  5. Psalm 51:12

    “Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.”

  6. Psalm 95:1

    “O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.”

  7. Psalm 95:2

    “Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.”

  8. Galatians 5:22-23

    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long, suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

  9. Hebrews 12:2

    “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

  10. Romans 15:13

    “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”

Olajide Theophilus is the founder of Faith Life Worth Living where he publishes in-depth and highly inspirational resources on Faith, Hope and Trust. To stay connected please sign up for FREE bi-weekly FAITH BOOSTERS HERE Or Follow on Twitter HERE

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SOAP Bible Study Method-Step By Step

SOAP bible study method is not new in the Christian world. We all want to understand what we study in the bible. The SOAP bible study method is still one of the easy ways to readily comprehend your bible study. In our previous article where we listed Some Easy Bible Tools, the SOAP bible study method explains a clear way to maximize your time of study and devotions.

What Is The SOAP Bible Study Method?

The SOAP Bible study method is a simple acronym, useful for you to maximize your scripture study times. I love acronyms, they always make me easily remember what I read. Of course, to Develop My Faith I must plant God’s words on the good soil of my life. So, the SOAP Bible study method can be explained as follows:

Scripture – Read a passage of scripture and write down a verse or two that jumps out to you.
Observation – What are your personal observations that you note from this scripture?
Application – How does it now apply to your every day life? What can you do to apply this in your life today?
Prayer – Write a personal prayer based on your observation and application.

SOAP Bible Study Method-How To Use It

The SOAP bible study method is a good technique to study your bible. It has lots of advantages because you are able to have in-depth understanding of scriptural meanings. Furthermore, you are able to apply your readings into real life issues and Rule Your World Through The Power In The Word of God. This really makes the SOAP bible study method so nice for me to recommend for anyone who desires to maximize their devotion times.

Check Out This SOAP Bible Study – Real Life Example

I see you want to know what this SOAP Bible Study Method works. Here is a personal example that you and I can easily relate to:

SOAP bible study method

I Read Ephesians 2:1-10, Tenth Verse Jumped At Me

Scripture Verse Example – Ephesians 2:10

S– For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us]

My Personal Observations From This Scripture

O– (Many times I just bullet my observations……what I’m seeing at first glance when looking at the verses)

  • I am a special handiwork of God.
  • I have been re-born through Christ Jesus
  • The re-born process was for my good works on earth and not bad works.
  • God has a plan for my life and gone ahead of me to prepare a template for me to walk in – a guide
  • God’s plan is for me to live the good life which He prearranged and made ready for me.

How This Applies To My Everyday Life

A-I will say something that stood out to me today was how God has gone ahead to plan a good life for me before I even came to existence. I am reminded that I belong to God and not to myself. It’s my job to believe in what God has already done for me and choose to walk in the ‘template’ He prepared……it’s God’s responsibility to accomplish His promises for me – to ensure I have the blessing of a good life.  

Isn’t it so much fun when God’s Word becomes so alive and speaks directly to you and you use those words as Faith Decrees which you declare over your life each and everyday?

It is my prayer for you today that you and even everyone reading this words will understand God’s amazing grace and choose to live according to His divine template so that you can have a good life which He has on mind for you.

My Personal Prayer Based On This Scripture Verse

P– Dear Lord, please help me to be a believe in your plans for me.

Please help me LORD to understand and apply what I have read today to my life personally, thereby becoming more and more like you each and every day.

Help me to live in accordance to the good life which you have pre-ordained for me to live on this earth.

Help me to remember LORD that you always have my BEST at heart at all times. Thank you LORD! In Jesus Christ mighty name I have prayed.

Amen.

Please note – The most important ingredients in the S.O.A.P. method is YOUR interaction with God’s Word and your APPLICATION of His Word for YOUR life.

Olajide Theophilus is the founder of Faith Life Worth Living where he publishes in-depth and highly inspirational resources on Faith, Hope and Trust. To stay connected please sign up for FREE bi-weekly FAITH BOOSTERS HERE Or Follow on Twitter HERE

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Virtual Assistant Work From Home For Business Minded Christians

Virtual assistant work from home and affiliate marketing are two legitimate ways to make money as a business minded Christian.

With your God given skills you can earn cash. As a Christian, you are gifted with so many skills by God so that you can first be a blessing to yourself and immediate family, to others and also sometimes exchange your gifting for value – dollars. God hates laziness, the scripture says in Proverbs 13:4 – ‘The soul of the sluggard desireth, and [hath] nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat’.

One of the important ways you can develop strong faith and trust in God is to see your needs met and you are also able to give towards other people’s needs and be a blessing to them.

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A lifestyle of abundance is desirable, you do not have to worry about daily provisions or basic needs.

Remember, it is more blessed to give than to receive – Acts 20:35

But if you don’t have, what can you give? This is why finance is very essential for every child of God to have in abundance. Multiple streams of income seem a good option to achieve this. You will have money coming into your hands from various ways through which you have labored.

God Will Bless The Work Of Your Hands If You’re Diligent

God has promised to bless the work of your hands and whatever you place your hands upon. But the decision is yours to take. You are fulfilling the prosperity will of God as you break the chain of poverty and get liberated from lack.

More importantly, you are giving God the opportunity to fulfill His promise in your life – to bless the work of your hands.

Work From Home Ideas

In this post I want to mention just two ideas you can greatly benefit from:

Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts.

Virtual Assistant Work from Home is generally self-employed oriented and provides professional administrative, technical, or creative assistance to clients remotely from a home office.

If you utilize this virtual assistant work from home opportunity very well you’ll find it’s a very powerful tool to increase your income.

Let’s dive into how you can take full advantage of this amazing opportunity…

Virtual Assistant Work – How Does It Work?

It is simple. You only do what you know to do. And you can start work this week, ideally by this morning..:) There is more you can do with virtual assistant work from home. Many people are also taking advantage of this already; especially now that work from home opportunities are highly sought out for.

This is how the Online Virtual Assistant Work flows:

– You choose the tasks/projects that suit you
– You decide your working hours (full or part time)
– Work from anywhere with an internet connection
– Frequent payouts by PayPal or bank transfer

Moreover, the home based virtual assistant work is a job you can start whenever you’re ready. Full online training provided and it is suitable for men, women of any age, ability and background.

Knowledge Is Power

You need to know there are companies all over the world with Online Virtual Assistant Job openings and high needs of Affiliate Marketing professionals. Hosea 4:6 says people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge.

If you are willing to undertake simple tasks and projects from home for $25-$35 per hour, this is for you. And you can choose the tasks/projects that suit you and the hours are flexible. You can promote products and services in the comfort of your home and earn income for doing that.

All you need is reliable internet access. No previous experience required but you must be able to work unsupervised. Full online training is provided.

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You’re A Child of Destiny

In order to fulfill your God given destiny of abundant blessings you must commit to diligence, and be able to take hold of opportunities around you.

Here are 5 scriptures about being diligent and taking advantage of opportunities just for your reference and meditation:

Proverbs 12:24 – ‘The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute‘.

Proverbs 22:29 – ‘Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean [men]‘.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 – ‘Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do [it] with thy might; for [there is] no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest‘.

Proverbs 6:6-8 – ‘Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise’ 

Colossians 3:23 – ‘And whatsoever ye do, do [it] heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men

In Conclusion

Every opportunity you make use of will produce other privileges for you. When you have so much income coming in for you, you can help other people who are in need. 3 John 2 – ‘Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth’.

Remember, God is happy when you make it, your family will be happy when you make it, your friends will be happy when you are rich, almost everyone around you will benefit from your benevolence.

Start some adventure today and see your bank account swelling day by day.

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A Letter To Anyone Disappointed By God

Are you disappointed by God? Or disappointed with God? Even disappointed in God? Let down by faith? These are common emotions we all go through from time to time as we journey through life.

If God does not perform in the manner we think He should, we may conclude we’re disappointed by God. We become disillusioned with Him and dissatisfied with His performance. You can even say life is disappointing and this can lead to a wavering faith in God, especially in His sovereignty and His goodness.

Is it Wrong To Feel Disappointed With God?

Disappointment with God is not necessarily wrong or sinful; rather, it is a part of the human condition. The word disappointment means “a feeling of dissatisfaction when one’s hopes, desires, and expectations fail to come to pass.” When God somehow fails to satisfy our hopes or does not live up to our expectations, disappointment inevitably follows.

If God does not perform in the manner we think He should, we become disillusioned with Him and dissatisfied with His performance. This can lead to a wavering faith in God, especially in His sovereignty and His goodness.

When God does not act when we think He should act, it is not because He is unable to do so. Rather, He simply chooses not to. While this might seem an arbitrary or capricious act on His part, the exact opposite is true. God chooses to act or not to act according to His perfect will in order to bring about His righteous purposes.

All Things Works Together To Those Who Love God

He tells us in Isaiah 46:11, “From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do.” Even the birds are somehow part of His foreordained plan. Furthermore, there are times when He chooses to let us know His plans (Isaiah 46:10), and times when He does not.

Sometimes we understand what He is doing; sometimes we do not (Isaiah 55:9). One thing we do know for sure: if we belong to Him, whatever He does will be to our benefit, whether or not we understand it (Romans 8:28).

5 Keys To Avoid Disappointment With God

  • Align our wills with His,
  • Submitting to His will in all things,
  • Trusting in His faithfulness,
  • Meditating in His words day by day,
  • Understanding the love of God.

Doing so will not only keep us from fear and being disappointed with God, but it will also preclude grumbling and complaining about the events that occur in our lives.

Example of The Isrealites

The Israelites in the desert griped and questioned God on several occasions, despite having seen miraculous displays of His power in the parting of the Red Sea, the provision of manna and quail in the wilderness, and the glory of the Lord that followed them in the form of a pillar of fire (Exodus 15–16; Numbers 14:2-37).

Despite God’s continual faithfulness to His people, they grumbled and were disappointed with God because He did not act as they thought He should. Rather than submitting to His will and trusting Him, they were in a constant state of turmoil and confusion.

Align With God’s Will And Know Peace

When we align our wills with God’s will and when we can say, with Jesus, “Not my will but yours be done” Luke 22:42, then we find the contentment Paul spoke of in 1 Timothy 6:6-10 and Philippians 4:11-12.

Paul had learned to be content with whatever God sent his way. He trusted God and submitted to His will, knowing that a holy, righteous, perfect, loving, and merciful God would work all things together for his good because that is what He promised – Romans 8:28.

When we see God in that light, we cannot possibly be disappointed with Him. Rather, we submit willingly to our heavenly Father, knowing that His will is perfect and that everything He brings to pass in our lives will be for our good and His glory.

Tired of God Lettings You Down?

Are you feeling disappointed right now? I would love to share with you in this letter, the principles that have helped me in times where life has been thrown up in the air and I simply desire to experience more relationship with God lest I give up. Fortunately, it has always ended in Joy for me.

In this in-depth study you will be learning how to deal with disappointment and what to do in the obvious scenarios painted as below:

  1. Tired of God Letting You Down

  2. When God Disappoints You

  3. Forgive Yourself And Forgive God

  4. Angry, Disappointed With God

  5. Why God Allows Disappointment

  6. God Mercy Overrules Our Mistakes

  7. God Never Let Me Down

  8. God Won’t Let You Down

  9. Can God Be Trusted?

  10. How To Defeating Disappointments

Angry And Disappointed With God?

When God disappoints you, do you get angry and disappointed with God? Let’s be honest all of us face disappointment from time to time no matter how much weight you have or how good of a person you are. Sooner or later something or somebody will shake your feet to its foundations. It may be something simple such as not getting that promotion you really hoped for, not closing that big sale that you worked so hard for; not qualifying for a loan to buy that house that you really want. It may even be something more serious as a marriage relationship falling apart, the death of a loved one or an incurable illness. 

Whatever it is, doctor’s appointment process and so on. The most important you need to know is that disappointments will come. You need to learn how to stay on track and deal with them when they do. Be careful not to just become trapped in your past.

God’s Mercies Overrules Our Mistakes

The Bible says the mercies of God are fresh and new every single day.  God knows we’re going to make mistakes. He knows we’re not perfect so He provides fresh new mercies and grace every new day.

The Lord is patient towards us even when we feel down and discouraged when God disappoints you. He is never wishing that any should perish but for all to come to repentance. The thing is you must not become trapped in the past. If you’re going to avoid getting trapped in your past you must learn to forgive yourself. But then you must be willing to accept God’s mercy.  Please din’t be so critical of yourself that you wont receive what God has to offer.

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When God Disappoints You

When God does not act when we think He should act, it is not because He is unable to do so. Rather, He simply chooses not to. While this might seem an arbitrary or capricious act on His part, the exact opposite is true. God chooses to act or not to act according to His perfect and holy will in order to bring about His righteous purposes.

Nothing happens that is out of God’s plan. He has control of every molecule that floats around in the universe, and God’s will encompasses every act and decision made by every person throughout the world at all times. He tells us in Isaiah 46:11, “From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do.” Even the birds are somehow part of His foreordained plan.

Furthermore, there are times when He chooses to let us know His plans (Isaiah 46:10) and times when He does not. Sometimes we understand what He is doing; sometimes we do not (Isaiah 55:9). One thing we do know for sure: if we belong to Him, whatever He does will be to our benefit, whether or not we understand it (Romans 8:28).

Forgive God And Forgive Yourself

Maybe you have made some bad choices and now you’re trying to correct the things you’ve done wrong.  That’s okay. What you must understand is you can’t always repair every broken piece of your life or that of somebody else’s. 

You can’t fix every mistake, clean up every mess that you have made though you are thinking it is God who have disappointed you. You may be trying to pay a debt that you cannot possibly pay.  Perhaps,  it is time that you simply receive God’s mercy and forgiveness so you can move on with your life.

Forgive God when you feel down and disappointed. Please understand also that you should not take the easy way out ignoring responsibility for your actions. You may need to seek forgiveness and seek restitution to those you have hurt. 

Why God Allows Disappointments

It is easy to say we are disappointed by God. But God’s ways are not our ways – Isaiah 55:8. God want us to be very strong in him and that’s why He permits some situations. Look at what happened when prophet Samuel had a horrible disappointment in his relationship with the first king of Israel, a man named Saul. This young man was humble and shy.  But Samuel heed to God’s direction somewhere to pick him out of Israel.  Samuel did his best to help Saul pleasing unto God.

Unfortunately Saul refused to leave in obedience to God,  and God was like I’m going to eventually reject him as the king, imagine how Samuel must have felt. Maybe you’ve invested a lot of time money, efforts,  emotions, energy in a relationship. You did your best to make it work but it didn’t work out for one reason or the other.

To Strengthen Our Faith

God allows things in our lives to make us better and not bitter. To strengthen our faith and not to weaken us.

God went on to tell Samuel, pick up your horn with oil and be on your way I am sending you to the house of Jesse for I have chosen one of the songs to be the new king.   

Remember God always has alternative plans. Saul was God’s first choice but when Saul wouldn’t walk in obedience. He blew it and that ruins everything. If you will stop feeling sorry for yourself and instead do what the Bible says the future can be brighter than ever.

Can God Be Trusted?

tired of God letting you down

When you feel let down with God, one of the most important keys a life of Faith as well as moving forward into the great future God has for you is learning to overcome the disappointments in life because disappointments can post such formidable obstacles to letting go of the past. You need to be sure you have dealt with this area.

God Will Never Let Me Down

God never let me down. I have gone through rough times in life, that is why I know this. One thing I saw also is that God never comes late. He is always on time. And that is one thing about faith that you must also know. God is faithful.

He Won’t Let You Down

Perhaps you feel you have blown it.  Your life is in shambles and beyond repair. 

You may have many trials and tribulations and it seem there is no way out. Just hold on a little longer, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

God will not lift you up to let you down, be encouraged!

Quit Living In The Negative

We all can look back and see things in our lives that we wish would have done differently. What the Bible say is this: make the most of each day. Yesterday’s gone tomorrow may not come you must live for today knowing fully well that God can be trusted.  You can trust God for your future. Stop right where you are. What you can do a lot about what remains.  How to trust God I strongly believe that God can be trusted indeed

When God Disappoints You

Seek forgiveness and move on.  Quick to let go of your mistakes and failures. The disappointments that disturb us the most are usually those caused by other people. 

Faith And Disappointment

Disappointments almost always accompany setbacks. When you suffer loss, of course you will feel strong emotions. Nobody expects to be an impenetrable rock or an inaccessible island in the sea. Not even God expect you to be so tough that you simply ignore the disappointments in life. No, when we experience failure or Loss in life to feel sorrow. Have faith in God, it keeps you strong during tough times.

Release It And Let It Go

But no matter what we have gone through no matter how unfair it was or how disappointed we were, we must release it and let it go. Somebody may have walked out on you or may have done you a great wrong.  The Bible says the secret things belong to God leave them there. God won’t let you down.

Sermon On Disappointment

I know some sermons can lift your spirit when you feel down and disappointed. These words of encouragement by Joyce Meyer. Also a thirteen minutes short sermon by Bill Johnson blessed my heart and I think you will love it.

When People Let You Down

The enemy loves to deceive us into self pity and feeling sorry for ourselves.  Why did this happen to me God must not love me.  He doesn’t answer my prayers. 

 I may even be helpful to consider for a season.  What’s after that quit wasting your time trying to figure out something that can’t change.  You can’t unscramble eggs. So you’ve suffered setbacks you didn’t get what you were praying for didn’t go your way,  friend you are not alone.  Many upstanding individuals experienced something similar.

Focus On Your Future

The Bible says the mercy of God are new every single day. God knows we’re going to make mistakes. He knows we’re not perfect so He therefore provides fresh new mercy and grace every day

 God doesn’t condone our sense it doesn’t wink at a wrongdoing but God doesn’t automatically condemn.  The Bible says the Lord is patient towards us not wishing that any should perish but for all to come to repentance. You must be willing to accept God’s messy.  You can’t be so critical of yourself that you want to receive what God has to offer.

How To Get More Joy Out of Your Life

What you speak affect your moods, your decisions, and how you feel. They can make the difference in our attitude, relationships, and what kind of life you

We can have joy by using our words to encourage and bless those around us. If you want to enjoy your life, let God use you to make other people happy. Because the happier you make other people, the happier you will be. The more effective your faith will grow to continue the cycle.

How To Defeat Disappointment

Notice what God told Samuel to do: feel your horn with oil,  of a fresh new attitude,  put a smile on your face,  get the Sprint back in your step,  and be on your way. 

Don’t become trapped in the past.  Fill your heart with the Word of God. The Bible says the message of God a fresh and new every single day.  God knows we’re going to make mistakes God knows we’re not perfect so it provides fresh new mercy and Grace every day.

 God doesn’t condone our sins; doesn’t wink at our wrong doings. God doesn’t automatically condemn us.  The Bible says the Lord is patient towards us not wishing that any should perish but for all to come to repentance. You must be willing to accept God’s mercy.  You can’t be so critical of yourself that you want to receive what God has to offer.

Conclusion

Are you still asking: Why did this happen to me God must not love me. He doesn’t answer my prayers. My marriage ended in divorce, why? Failure in business but why? Things aren’t working out, why? You’ve suffered setbacks you didn’t get what you were praying for. Things didn’t go your way, friend you are not alone. Many upstanding believers experienced similar circumstances.

What’s after that quit wasting your time trying to figure out something that can’t change. You can’t unscramble eggs. Let the past be the past and go on with your life. 

Forget About It!

We all encounter circumstances that can grow negative pieces or make us disappointed with ourselves or God. Apostle Paul said;  forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead I press on toward the goal (Philippians 3:13).

 Every morning when you get up renew your mind and refuse to dwell on what you did wrong the day before, instead declare the faithfulness of God will over your life and your day, command your day to favor you.  Free things to do in on yesterday’s disappointment ghetto each day knowing that God is a loving and forgiving God and he has great things in store for you. 

It is not always easy to get over some of the things and the bumps in the road,  it’s just going to take a strong wheel sometimes it may take courage sometimes, nothing but faith in God will see you through. 

I strongly believe this letter has encouraged you. Remain in His love!

Olajide Theophilus is the founder of Faith Life Worth Living where he publishes in-depth and highly inspirational resources on Faith, Hope and Love. To stay connected please sign up for FREE weekly tips on Living by Faith HERE. Or Follow on Twitter HERE

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How To Make Quality Decisions: 7 Faith Steps

Have you also been in a situation when you are in a fix and you really want to know how to make quality decisions? Quality decisions is a step in the line of making right choices. Everyone that must succeed and fulfill their God given dreams must learn how to make quality decisions. Of course the foremost thing will be to pray and receive direction from God.

I should think discovering God’s will is one of the most difficult quality decision or task any Christian must experience. There are always doubts whether or not we are in the “center” of this “nailing jello to the wall” will. This inspirational article might just change the way you view how we can follow God in a godly manner.

In learning how to make quality decisions, God sometimes gives you freedom in your choices. And we might be given several possibilities, both of which God can work in our lives. He does not force the issue. But through circumstances and other criteria, we can be thought how to make quality decisions.

So, in this post this is what you should expect:

  1. You’re A Person of Destiny

  2. You Have A Purpose in Life

  3. What Does The Bible Say About Decision Making?

  4. How Do You Pray About Your Decisions?

  5. How Do You Hear God In Making Quality Decisions?

  6. What Makes Your Decision A Wise One

  7. Trusting God In Making Decisions

  8. Making Tough Decisions With God’s Help

  9. The Process of Making Quality Decisions

  10. How To Make Quality Decisions – 7 Faith Steps (Moses As Case Study)

    I. Esteeming
    II. Refusing
    III.Choosing
    IV. Forsaking
    V. Enduring
    VI. Continuing Your Passion
    VII. Passing Through

You’re A Person of Destiny

God has a specific plan for your life. Before the foundation of the world, He chose you to live at this particular time and season. Regardless of what you may have been told or taught, you’re not a mistake! God knew you before you were formed in your mother’s belly – Jeremiah 1.5 If you can develop your faith muscle enough you can get through the ups and downs of fulfilling your destiny.

You Have A Purpose

He made you with a purpose, and you’re a vital part of His divine plan to bring more people into the kingdom of God. I love to say this quote from late Myles Munroe, ‘when the purpose of a thing is not known, abuse is inevitable‘. In order to know and fulfill your God-given purpose you must make series of quality decisions through your life time. You must refuse to be led mainly by your emotions or unnecessary prevailing factors which always don’t last.

Quality decisions based on God’s word will place you on the right part at all times. However, bad and poor decisions will take you off course and prevent you from experiencing God’s best. You’re a free moral agent; you have a right to your own decisions. God won’t force you do anything. But I encourage you to make quality decisions because the results will not only impact you today but your unborn generation will also benefit either positively or negatively.

If you are not where you want to be in life, it is not the fault of God or the devil. Your current situation in life is the result of the choices you’ve made.

What Does The Bible Say About Decision Making?

A number of stories were explicit about decision making in the bible. Look at Abraham when God asked him to leave his native land to a land He will show him – Genesis 12:1, he made a quality decision that earned him favor with God much more that it was counted unto him for righteousness. Paul also made a decision to turn from his evil ways and now he wrote major parts of the new testament in the bible.

So, quality decisions will cause you to leave a remarkable mark on the sand of memory. Your generations unborn will call you blessed for it!

How Do You Pray About Your Decisions?

Prayer is a pivotal stage in making quality decisions. Unfortunately many overlook this step and hastily jump into decisions thereby falling into errors. There are Simple Ways You Can Pray to receive directions for from God on decisions you need to make.

Woman praying to God

It is not a complicated thing to do, you can just say: ‘father Lord, I need your guidance on this decision I need to make, please help me to make the right thing’. As simple as this is, God will honor it because He sees your heart that you are looking up to Him to help you. You can practice that for yourself today and see how awesome it can be

How Do You Hear God In Making Quality Decisions

You must hear from heaven if you are to be sure you want to make quality decisions. ‘My sheep hear my voice and I know them’ – John 10:27-28 This is an encouraging scripture to assure you again that you can hear God. You can hear God in making decisions by (1) Intentionally listening for the still small voice, (2) By being sensitive to circumstances around you (3) Through what other Godly people or mentors around you.

Those three methods I have used time and again and have been blessed with fruits of quality decisions

What Makes Your Decision A Wise One?

In order to make quality decisions, you must have a proof to show that you have made a great choice. The fruits of those decisions alone can tell the world about the faith step you took to bring those results.

Everyone wants to succeed, no one wants to be a failure. For a decision to be a wise one it must be based on the strength of God’s Word. Such decision based on God’s Word Can Move You to the Top so Fast and make you rule in your world

Trusting God In Your Decisions

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Without me you can do nothing! That’s what God said. God has all power to make your dreams come through. What you want to avoid is fear of the unknown. God has all the means to cause your decisions to be fruitful, but He needs faith in order to intervene in those issues and choices we need to make.

You cannot be too careful and do nothing, all in the name of not wanting to fail. But a sure a safe way to go about things is to just Trust God Through it All no matter how they look.

Making Tough Decisions With God’s Help

It can be daunting to make tough decisions, this is why you need God’s help. Poor decisions can be so costly. It is crucial to emphasize the need for the Holy Spirit here. You want to learn how to make quality decisions? Then Holy Spirit must be your close ally.

Tough decisions are not the ones you just make casually because if not done well can lead to major losses. All you need to do is to be sincere wit God. Trust Him with every process all the way. Show that you cannot make the decision without His help, and He will help you.

This bible passage readily came to mind: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path – Proverbs 3:5, you may also want to check it out. What a great assurance that no matter how tough that decision may be, you can make it and have a good result with the help of God.

The Process of Quality Decisions

There are seven steps of making quality decisions. We will look at them one by one to see how you can relate and also take some actionable steps towards making quality decision that will help you develop strong faith in God and bring you memorable positive results.

There is a man in the bible I like to use as a case in this study, his name is Moses. He made some quality decisions that we can also learn from.

By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward ‘- Hebrews 11:24-26

How To Make Quality Decisions: 7 Faith Steps: Case Study- Moses

Notice three powerful words in that above scripture: refused, choosing and esteeming. Let’s examine these words and the rest in that scripture more closely in terms of how they relate to quality decisions in your life.

1. Esteeming

To esteem something is to give it value or prominence. When you esteem something you judge, measure and attribute high importance to it. Moses esteemed the reproach of Christ of greater value than the treasures of the land. He placed a higher value on suffering with his people than enjoying the pleasures available to him. He knew the will of God for his life could afford him all the riches and even much more.

Likewise, in your quality decision making process, you must first of all assign value to your choices. Evaluate which one has or carries the most weight. Is pleasing God more important than pleasing others? God’s approval should be valuable to you than the approval of your friends, work acquaintances or family. Give this a thought as it counts towards quality decisions.

You will never make quality decisions until you value God’s words

For any decision to be a quality, it must be based on God’s word. The Word of God must be the basis for your career choice, place to live, marriage, finance, employment and so on. You will not make quality decisions until you value God’s word. If His words is not esteemed in your life, you will make costly decisions instead.

2. Refusing

Another step to making quality decisions is ‘refusing’. To refuse means to vehemently deny or denounce and disown. Moses refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He denounced and refused his position as a member of the royal family; can you imagine? He did this so he could pursue the will of God.

He couldn’t sit quietly and watch the injustice and oppression his people suffered at the hands of the Egyptians.

3. Choosing

The third step to making quality decisions is ‘choosing’. To choose means to intentionally make a choice. There are many choices you are faced with in life. Your decision about those choices lead to poor or quality results. Moses refused to stay connected to Israel’s oppressors and that enabled him to chose to suffer affliction with the people of God rather than enjoying the pleasures of sin for a season – Hebrews 11:25. This was a quality decision on the part of this young man.

Moses’ quality decision ultimately led to the freedom of a large population of people. You see, if you are currently in an unfavorable situation or you suddenly find yourself in a detestable state in life, things can change for you quick. This may mean sickness, foreclosure, legal battles, unemployment, divorce, difficult child and so on. Whatever the case may be please refuse to accept those negative circumstances and choose to be free from any entanglement of the enemy.

Refuse to accept debts, poverty and anything that negates the plan of God for your life. Believe and have some certain powerful daily decrees that you proclaim over your life everyday!

4. Forsaking

In order to be skilled on how to make quality decisions, you must be able to ‘forsake’. What does it mean to forsake? it mean to leave something behind. Moses forsook Egypt, which represented bondage and the world’s system of doing things. Are you willing to forsake the things of this world that are holding you in bondage and drawing you away from God and your dreams. Things like worldly pleasure, sin, telling lies, cheating others or habits, attitudes and even relationships. These things hinders your ability to make quality decisions.

Only you can say those areas of your life that are a hindrance to your spiritual growth and your relationship with God. Take some steps on those areas where necessary. Whatever they are if you want to set yourself on the path to destiny, you’ve got to forsake those things that will hinder your destiny.

5. Endurance

The next faith step to making quality decision is endurance. To endure means to carry something up to completion. To hang in there until you see the results you believe will come.

Once you have now forsaken things that can hinder your glorious destiny, it is necessary to be ready to endure and make it through the challenges that will come your way. You make up your mind, take your stand and weather the storm to get to the perfect completion

6. Keep On Trusting God

Continue doing what good you already know to do. You see, in order to know how to make quality decisions you must not forget the good works and the great experiences of how God has moved in your situation. We all have a past, as for me I know how God has sustained me through terrible situations. So, this keeps me trusting God even more.

Regardless of your situation, trust God, cast your cares on Him for He cares about you. He will help you work out the quality decisions you need to make. He is the one who gives you the boldness and courage to take that step on what will eventually end up a quality decision.

7. Pass Through

This is a major faith step in knowing how to make quality decisions. You must pass through. In Isaiah 43: 2-3 the scripture says ‘when you pass through the waters, I will be with you and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you; when you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon you. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Savior.

Isn’t it wonderful to know God is with you as you pass through everything that tries to hinder your quality decision making process? When you feel like quitting, go back to the Word of God and receive encouragement. Have confidence in God. Your heavenly father is right there with you. You can never make mistake! Even when it happens that you do, He will sustain and carry you. He will support you in making decisions that are quality and in line with His Word and His will.

How do you relate to any of the above steps?

Conclusion

The best privilege you can offer yourself on this side of eternity is to trust God to lead you to make quality decisions. With Him on your side, leading you, you can never miss it.

This is why you can take this opportunity to give your heart completely to God. Ask Him to come and rule and reign. You can pray like this:

Lord Jesus I come to you just as I am. I confess my sins, I forsake them and ask for forgiveness. Please write my name in the book of life. Thank you for saving my soul.

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8 Ways To Pray And Receive A Miracle From God

Pray and receive a miracle from God! This is a popular response you get from a genuine friend or mentor who wants you to grow in your faith. Everyone needs a miracle at one time or the other in their lives. At times you may have tried and failed to achieve anything and it can be discouraging. In fact, I know exactly how downcast one can be without a miracle in these hard times.

There is no two ways to it than to pray to God and ask Him for a miracle. This is the major reason I want to share with you today these seven sure ways to pray and receive a miracle from God.

God Is A Miracle Worker

No matter how big the miracle you are believing God for, He can do it. Actually, there is no special formula to follow for you to pray and receive a miracle from God. So, since your spiritual journey is unique and distinctive, your method to pray and receive a miracle from God will be unique and distinctive too! But be assured in your heart that God is a miracle worker who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly according to the power that is at work in your life and my life – Ephesians 3:20 (Emphasis mine)

In this article, you will learn how to pray and receive a miracle from God through the following ways:

  • Praying Passionately
  • Pray positively
  • Praise your way to your miracle
  • Don’t give up
  • Patience is key to receive a miracle from God
  • Go straight to the point
  • Act like you already have it
  • Using the word of God as your keyword

Pray Passionately

As you pray, allow yourself to be moved by God’s power and grace. Be passionate! Pray like you mean it, like a desperate person who really needs something. Pray with an open and receptive heart. You will have to pray with passion to receive a miracle from God. Don’t subdue your emotions—let them out!

Let Your Emotions Out

Feeling moved to tears? Allow yourself to cry. When you feel the need to shout, yell! When the spirit calls you to sing, belt out a psalm! Allow your emotions to wash over you. Express how you feel to God and don’t hold back.

Pray for your miracle with blind, passionate faith. Prayer takes many forms. You may feel more connected to God when you’re singing or reading and studying the Bible. Allow your times of worship to become prayers to God.

Find what works for you! Everyone is at a different point in their spiritual journey. There is more than one way to connect to God.

Be Positive When You Pray

Another way to pray and receive a miracle from God is to be positive when you pray. Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Place your faith in God and trust that God will answer your prayers. This is very primary when you pray. If you are not possible it will be difficult to receive a miracle from God. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord – James 1:7 Remain positive throughout your prayer.

Avoid negative phrases including “I know this is a long shot…” and negative thoughts. Faith is the window that gives access to God to perform that miracle for you.

When you don’t trust in God’s capabilities, you are praying with a doubtful heart. Confess your fears and doubts to God. Allow your passionate faith and blind trust in God remove the burden of doubt from your heart. Remain focused on what God is capable of accomplishing. Be comforted by the knowledge that God is a loving, all-powerful being.

Chase Doubts Far Away From You

A man with his laptop on his legs and hands on under his mouth doubting

When a doubt or fear arises, don’t wallow in it. Let it go! Do not allow yourself to worry over whether or not your desire will come true. This is because fear will brings doubts and make you loose your miracle. Simply trust that you’ve done everything you can to make it happen. Turn to God in prayer and ask that God alleviate you from the doubt or fear.

Praise Your Way To Your Miracle

The God who can perform the miracle is the one you praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes – Deuteronomy 10:21 Find a meaningful way to personally thank God. Praise God in prayer, thought, and deed. Thank God with a prayerful song, a thought of thanksgiving, or with a kind act.

Praise God for His guidance and wisdom. Thank God for calming your fears, for alleviating your self-doubt, and for giving you hope. Praise God for his faithfulness and commitment to you. Sing his praises when your life is at its highest of highs and its lowest of lows. Be grateful to God in all that you do.

Praise Brings God Into Your Situation

When you pray, God sends angels to bring your miracle. But when you Praise God you bring God down into that situation. Thank God for what He has done for you in the past. Praise Him for what He has done in the lives of others. This is a great way to pray and receive your miracle from God

Don’t Give Up!

Whatever you do, just don’t give up. Quitters don’t win, winners don’t quit. Persistence is one way through which you can pray and receive a miracle from God. Come to God in prayer until something happens! Pray constantly.

Ask God for guidance and healing around the clock, not just when it is convenient for you to do so. Pray on your commute, for five minutes at your desk, and at recess or lunch. Asking persistently for a miracle demonstrates your commitment. When you pray, be persistent about listening to God too. Listen for God’s guidance. Actively seek His advice.

Winners Don’t Quit, Quitters Don’t Win

Instead of quitting, devote an entire morning to decree over your situation, devote a day, or week to persistent prayer. Free yourself from distractions. Go to a park, sit by a lake, sit in a sanctuary, or retire to your bedroom. Make sure to listen to God’s will and directions too!

Patience Is Golden

People sitting patiently in a bus

After you have prayed, wait patiently for the answer. Is shall surely come. Mark 11:22-23 Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23 “Truly[a] I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Waiting for a miracle to happen is frustrating. You may feel helpless, hopeless, and lost. You may want to wrangle control of your life from God. Take a deep, calming breath.

Don’t lose faith in God. Your prayers are not being ignored. God works on His own timeline and in his own way. While you wait for your prayers to be answered, remain patient and lean on God and others for support. Your miracle is on the way.

Go Straight To The Point

To pray and receive a miracle from God you must be specific at what you want. Look at the example of two blind men in Mathew 9: 27-31 Jesus asked them ‘what do you want me to do for you? Tell God exactly what you want and He will give it to you.

Speak The Miracle As You Have It

Your words are powerful and they have a part in your miracle. Declare the word of God over your situation. More importantly, speak confidently like you already have it. This is an attitude that helps you develop strong faith in God. over your situation The power of life and death is in your tongue

Use The Word Of God As Your Keyword In Prayer

In my own experience, I will say this is the quickest way to pray and receive a miracle from God. The word of God is very powerful. When you return God’s word back to Him He has no option than to honor His word in your life and bring His promise to pass. Jeremiah 1:12  I am [actively] watching over My word to fulfill it’ AMP

Before We Go

Develop a prayer routine that aligns with your understanding of what it means to pray passionately, persistently, precisely, positively, and with praise. Be very patient, as miracles truly are worth waiting for.

In Conclusion

Again, to pray and receive a miracle from God, you must be persistent, filled with praise, be precise and use the word of God. Never forget that God is with you, do not fear or fret even during hard times.

Stay close to God all the time, not just when you pray for a miracle.Just as You have full control over every virus, Father, we ask You to stop this one. Hasten the development of vaccines or another cure. Let no more lives be lost to this deadly disease.

Let Us Pray

To receive a miracle from God you must first know Him and have a relationship with Him. If you have not yet done so, don’t worry we can do that right now.

Please say this short words of prayer:

Lord Jesus, I come to you just as I am and I confess my sins to you. Forgive me and write my name in the book of life. I confess you as my Lord and savior from this day forward.

Thank you for saving me.

Amen!

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10 Simple Steps To Grow Your Faith

In the New Testament, Jesus said: “I tell you, if anyone believes in Me, he will do the [kind of] things that I do; and greater things he will do, because I go to the Father.”(John 14:12)

How do you grow faith and develop a strong and increasing faith in the guidance of the Spirit of Christ. In this in-depth article I will be walking you through the foundation steps to grow your faith. At the end of the reading, you would have developed the following sequential faith skills:

STEP BY STEP:

  1. Feed Your Faith

  2. Check The Bible: Jesus Taught Steps To Grow Your Faith

  3. Salvation: A Major Step To Grown Your Faith

  4. Show Some Love As A Sign Of Your Faith

  5. Trust God To Fulfill His Promises

  6. Develop A Day By Day Schedule With God

  7. Act On Your Faith

  8. Think About The Word Of God Consistently

  9. Refuse To Accept Doubts In Your Heart

  10. Determine To Follow Jesus Till The End

1. First Step To Grow Your Faith Is To Feed Your Faith

To grow your faith, you must first acknowledge the measure of faith you already have from God through receiving the Word — by studying the Bible. According to Romans 10:17, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.”

  • Faith does not come mainly by praying, begging or fasting or Daniel and Romans 10:17 would only be a suggestion.
  • The Bible does say “pray always”; so, an attitude of prayer is essential, but faith comes by hearing and then applying the Word of God.
  • You must continue to read and study the Word of God (The Bible) so that your faith will grow. II Thessalonians 1:3, “your faith grows exceedingly.” by living in God’s promises in the Bible.

2. Check The Bible: Jesus Taught The Steps To Grow Your Faith

He is the living word of God. Faith is called a “fruit of the Holy Spirit” that Jesus promised to send after he went to the Father. This may be noticed in the reborn person’s spirit even at difficult times; not just on your best days: Check the many parables taught in the bible. It will encourage your faith a lot.

3. Salvation: Foundation Step To Grow Your Faith

If you are not born again, you are missing a key step to grow your faith. But if you have been born again, then you will have some portion of the nature of God as the Word says. So no one has an excuse: Do not think of yourself more highly than you should, but rather think of yourself soberly, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given to [you] each person. (Romans 12:3)

After you give your life to Jesus you are setting up your faith on a good mode.

  • Let faith arise in you, and it can in the area of unseen things that you believe — within God’s will, so then it can be applied to you and actualized by you. You will see results by faith. This is not just a hope; it is the way of God for access to the things of God.

4. Show Some Love As A Sign of Your Faith

How can you love God whom you have not seen — if you cannot love your brother whom you have seen. God will reveal Himself to you through His people, His love, through His son, His Word, and by the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ.

  • Galatians 5:6 says that faith works by love

Perfect love casts our fear. Fear is destructive but as you show love you overcome the enemy.

5. Trust God To Fulfill His Promises

Believe that God cannot lie. You cannot trust God without knowing Him through fellowship of God’s presence. This fellowship is quality time spent alone in study, praise and prayer with God, getting to know Him and His life, way and truth (presented in The Bible).

Abraham in Romans 4:19-21 had extremely strong faith by

1) Not concentrating on his circumstances,

2) trusting that God could do what God promised and

3) by Praising God.

6. Develop A Day By Day Schedule With God

Have some faith decrees you make every day when you fellowship with God as this develops you will come to agree with those who trust God.

~ “Where two or three agree together in my name as touching any thing [in God’s will] that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where there are two or three gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”(Matthew 18:20)

8. Act On Your Faith

Next step – Act on your faith, not just thoughts and words, as you believe then you can receive through that, and then you will seek results like you expect real outcomes as you have expectations of favor with God. God told Joshua that we must be faithful to the scriptures:
“Never stop meditating on these teachings. You must think about them night and day so that you will faithfully do what is in them.

Only then will you prosper and succeed.” (Joshua 1:8)

Notice in Mark 9:23 that Jesus said that all things are possible to him that believes. “To believe” is a verb and requires action. If no action were necessary, Jesus would have said, “All things are possible to him that has faith.” Faith is a noun. Faith is a gift to us from God.

9. Think About The Word Of God Regularly

Another step to grow your faith is regular meditation on the Word. This brings great success. Your confessing, testifying of the Word and things of God is part of that prayer and meditation. When you read, digest and speak the Word to yourself, you are on the Word.

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful – Joshua 1:8

9. Refuse To Doubt

Refusing to doubt is a great step to grow your faith. When negative thoughts comes to your mind then replace that with praising God. Refuse to doubt. If you do believe Him, then you will have plenty of praise for Him. He lives in and through His people who believe Him:

~ “God inhabits the praises of Israel [his people, the believers who do His will] -Psalm 22:3

10. Determine To Follow Jesus Christ To The End

It is awesome to follow steps to grow your faith and be changed into the active nature of Christ in the chosen and anointed life, way and the truth: so the redeemed, contrite, faithful human spirit may represent his favored temple that He wants to inhabit. That is talking about you!

Conclusion

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil. If you are yet to surrender your heart to Jesus, this is a great opportunity to do so. You can please pray this short words:

Lord Jesus, I come to you just as I am. I confess my sins, please forgive me and write my name in the book of life. I receive you as my Lord and personal savior from today. Thank you father for saving my soul.

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