Today, my fellow blogger Juelz John is sharing 5 practical ways you can grow your faith and relationship with the Lord as a young Christian woman. Sometimes, it can be really hard to grow your faith in Christ as a young woman. Life gets in the way, obstacles show up, and your faith gets shaken. So, if you’ve been struggling with that, sit tight and read on.
Juelz is a lifestyle blogger. Some of the topics she covers are faith, blogging tips, and productivity. She helps young girls live a Godly life and also shows aspiring bloggers how to grow their blogs. Feel free to visit her blog and connect with her on Pinterest.
One of my biggest desires this year is to grow my faith more. To experience God in a deeper way. Sometimes it’s not so easy. Life happens, we go through challenges and our faith is put to test. We live in a world where you tell someone you are a born-again Christian and they start to treat you differently. Some think you are reserved.
For us to grow our faith we need to work towards it, not just wish it. We need to grow our faith day in day out.
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1
All over the Old Testament, we read of how the great men of God had so much faith. Which is clearly outlined in Hebrews 11.
How exactly do you grow your faith?
Today I’m sharing with you 5 different ways you can grow your faith as a young Christian woman. These 5 ways aren’t new. They are things that we have heard over and over again but for some reason, we don’t pay so much attention to. They’re simple methods that will see you grow your faith immensely.
You’ll get to experience God’s love and grace in a way you haven’t before and your relationship with God will become stronger.
5 Practical Ways You Can Grow Your Faith as a Young Christian Woman
#1. Through actions and by speaking the word of God
The first way you can grow your faith as a young Christian woman is by speaking the word of God and putting your faith into action.
As Christians, we ought to live by example. You need to live it. It should be a lifestyle. Encourage others around you by sharing scriptures and testimonies. I always find great pressure when I share with my sisters or friends what I learned in my bible study session or from an uplifting sermon I listen to. I’m always recommending to them sermons, verses, and quotes from my devotional books.
As a young Christian, evangelizing can be dreadful even to a small group. I remember the first time I was involved in an evangelism mission I was praying for the earth to open and swallow me or something to come up so we would have to reschedule.
But since then, I have built up my confidence. Baby steps.
You don’t have to do big things to live your faith. It’s not a marathon. It’s a process. For example, I started volunteering at the church where I would meet with other people and we would share our faith with each other. Small steps go a big way.
“Why do you call me, Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice.” Luke 6:46
“In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” James 2:17
#2. Reading the BibleFor your faith to grow, you must desire to know the will of God. How do you get to know the will of God? By reading the Bible, of course.Click To Tweet
How often do you read the bible?
Our generation is obsessed with being busy doing nothing. Every now and then, our excuse to most things is “I’m busy. I can’t do x, y or z.”
God wants us to read the bible more.
“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the world of Christ.” Romans 10:17
Being busy is not enough excuse for not reading the bible. You might be arguing that you don’t have time to sit and read it, and that’s understandable. There are so many options that you can use though. Get an audio Bible or subscribe to a podcast that you can listen to. For example, on your daily commute as you are driving.
Most of us make the mistake of reading the Bible out of compliance. You read it because you are often told to read the Bible daily. It’s not a novel you are reading. Your heart has to be in it. You should read it with a purpose.
“Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.” 1 Peter 2:2
The more you read the word of God the more it becomes a part of you. I find the best way to read the Bible is to study it. Always have a notebook with you so that you can write down any thoughts that come to mind.
Earlier on, I would take my Bible, open any chapter and start reading. With time, that stopped working for me. I wasn’t getting that much out of it. I now sometimes use devotional books and study books.
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For example, if I want to read the book of Samuel, I use a Samuel guidebook. With that, you understand better and your faith is activated.
“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of
Christ.” Romans 10:17
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#3. Believing the word
You not only have to read the bible but believe in it too. It’s pointless if all you do is read and read without putting it into your mind. For your faith to grow you need to read and believe the word of God. The word of God is alive.
“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.” Hebrew11:6
I strongly believe that the Bible has answers to all our questions. Even for the most impractical questions, you will find your answer too.
#4. Be part of a Bible study group
This was a turning point in my faith journey. A Bible study group gives you accountability and you get to share your faith with others. For me, Bible study group has built my confidence so much… I remember when I first joined, I would not volunteer to even read the Bible or lead a prayer.
“Same with me, Juelz. In the beginning, I would never volunteer to read or even share anything. But now, the girls in my small group are my tribe. We share deep things and support each other through our hardships. Not to mention the accountability of reading the Bible or going through an encouraging video series together.” – Isabel
Through a Bible study group, you will be involved in activities such as community outreach which is awesome because you get to interact, connect with people and converse the gospel.
“I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ”. Philemon 1:6
“Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.” Joshua1:8
”Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me. I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.” Ps 119:97
This is simply thinking about the scriptures more deeply. Sometimes we can read a verse or a chapter and at first, we don’t get the actual meaning. With meditation, you are able to understand, remember, and apply what you have read easily.Meditation helps us to encounter God more and we are able to develop an intimate relationship with him. When we take the word of God with us everywhere, we can fight our battles and deal with life issues the right way.Click To Tweet
Meditation at first can be challenging.
An easy way to do it is after you read a chapter or your devotion, reflect on what you have read. Ask yourself what was the most meaningful verse to you? Then, read and say it several times and reword the verse into a prayer. You can even sing the verse out. Pray and ask God what he wants you to do in regard to that verse.
“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” Psalms 119:11
Growing your faith is a process. It’s not a one-time thing and it’s with these 5 practical ways that you will be able to do so.
I hope this post was helpful!
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