Jesus Is Life
January 3, 2013
Jesus the Vine of Life
January 5, 2013
Jesus Is Life
January 3, 2013
Jesus the Vine of Life
January 5, 2013

Grow in Faith in 2013

“It’s time to grow up!” I’m sure you’ve heard that before—maybe from your parents when you were a child—or an ultimatum you gave your children. No one can stay as a child all their life, although there are some who try. Growth is part of life as we’ve mentioned before. It’s also part of the life of a believer.

With a New Year starting, we want to look at ways we can grow as believers. We want to see how we can grow. We want you to keep growing in your faith and in your walk with the Lord. Let’s take the journey together and be ready to grow in our faith! Are you ready?

Let’s start with the basics:  What is faith? It simply believes God and what He has promised. Hebrews 11:1 says that “faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not yet seen.” Faith becomes substance for what you hope for, not what you’re ‘a wishing and a praying for’—there’s a difference. If you’re ‘wishing and a praying’ for something, it’s probably not in faith; you’re just wishing for something to change, wishing for God to do something for you. Your wishing doesn’t have substance.

Faith becomes substance when you anchor it in God’s Word, His promises. This substance grows as you continue to believe and stand in faith on the Word. And, that substance will bring forth life—the evidence of God’s Word, manifested in your midst. You don’t see the substance in the beginning, but the more you take in of the Word, the substance grows. Then the substance of faith becomes evident. You will see God’s promises manifested in your life. It begins with faith.

This is your year to grow your faith. Don’t wait for a better time. The time is now. The time is today.