Up for a faith challenge? I know I AM! As believers we can become lax in our faith. At the same time, we long for a deeper more fruitful faith. We even wonder why others seem to have a stronger faith than we do.
Let’s face it. Faith doesn’t come to any of us easily or automatically, any more than a garden or orchard grows easily and without careful attention and hard work.
God’s plan is for us to grow in our faith, and not be stuck in the same spiritual rut all our lives. Most of us find ourselves stuck in the “rear view” mirror syndrome when it comes to faith. We are always looking back at our past faith experiences, but they seem to fall flat in energizing our faith for today.
You and I can’t live on past faith experiences. We need fresh faith. Sure it’s good to look back and see where God has been faithful in past situations. He uses those times to build our faith, and recalling those times helps us trust God for our present situation as well. But how do we continually grown in faith day to day? How do we keep our faith from growing stale? Like me, I know you long to have a red-hot passion for God—the kind that makes a difference in your life, your family’s life, and those in your sphere of influence.
I have good news! One of the ways God helps us to grow in our faith is by giving us other believers to encourage and inspire us. Tracie Miles at www.traciemiles.blogspot.com is just that person. She is offering a Faith Challenge on her blog beginning today. I challenge you to pop over and get on broad. I’ve already signed up!
To inspire you more, I’ve added this video clip. It’s an awesome testimony of what strong faith can do. It can transform lives!