Post: Grow A Deeper Faith: 7 Strategies to Help Christian Women to Grow a Deeper Faith
Date: Thursday August 23rd, 2018
I want to be able to share more of my thoughts & what Jesus reveals to me through different mediums. In this posts by Sarah Koontz, we will look at some very important elements that grabbed my attention & the thoughts that came to me. Enjoy
- Not a day goes by that I don’t mourn the many things God has asked me to set aside so I can serve Him wholeheartedly. If you want to grow a deeper faith, you must take time to discover what strategies work best for your unique “plant-type.”
This is one of my biggest struggles. I don’t like the process of discovering what works best for me. I just like to get it & do it. The more I discover different parts of Christ, the more I want to know EVERYTHING. But knowledge comes in strides as well.
- If you want to grow a deeper faith, find a Christian mentor to teach you all they know about creating the best conditions for sustaining spiritual root systems.
This is my current stage.
Walking the path on your own is literally lonely because you crave people on the same level & a higher level than you because you want to flourish. I’ve been praying to God to send me people who can guide me more on the path to Him. He has been faithful to have already sent me some. These include my dear friend Aarah, my cousin Urdine, my pastor, Timothy Robinson & other members of our congregation.
When there are others who have been through the initial pruning stages, there is more guidance & support. God never made us to live the Christian life alone. Fellowship is very dear to Him.
- We must work to soften the places where we are impenetrable, impermeable, and hardened by the people who have walked all over us in the past (can I get an amen to that?).
One of my most fervent prayers I prayed when I began my journey with Christ was that He change my heart. I wanted & still do want a clean heart. I needed for Him to put me through the fire & take out all manner of evil & selfishness that resided within me & fill it with His love & light. Matter of fact, I looked forward to the pain & agony that I’d have to endure in that process. I craved to know my Abba Daddy that much & still do.
- Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing!
We must be strategic in the way we fertilize our spiritual roots in order to promote steady growth and reap a bountiful harvest.
Slow and steady growth is the key to establishing a deeper faith. It’s so tempting to try to rush the process by any means necessary, but we must never allow our desire to produce a harvest to overshadow our need to protect and nourish our roots.
This is a powerful point that I can’t even or know where to start unpacking it.
Simply put, patience;precaution;protection. At least that’s what I think.
Are you seeing something different?
- To grow a deeper faith, you must dig beneath the surface of Scripture to establish a subterranean understanding of God’s character and plan for your life.
YES YES YES!
We all have to read beyond the words in the bible. When I listen to pastors & prophets & they unpack such simple sentences it blows my mind.
God is a creative genius that had everything figured out before there was even time. He is clever, witty & ready for anything.
In His Word, the Bible, He has shared such magnificent elements of Himself that He didn’t have to.
- We must accept the fact that we can have it all, but we can’t have it all at once. In order to grow a deep faith, we must learn how to set aside the good things in order to grab hold of the best things.
We must cut back in order to increase. We must say no in order to say yes.
This is a process that is very appealing to me.
I don’t like to waste time & because I like to know, I can, for example, end up signing up for way too many things to read on. This can be overwhelming because one would like to get through them all.
Currently, I am decluttering & learning to take a small heap, see if I like it & then decide from there.
This line also deals with ones’ other daily activities. Since coming to Christ I refuse to let time go by & I’m just here being lazy or watching something that does not water my garden.
When you’re on a mission with Christ, all distractions have to go.
When you’re on a mission for the Kingdom, you only entertain Kingdom thinking & living!