How to Have Strong Faith, Pt, III – 7 Tips to Grow Your Spiritual Power

Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. ~ Matt. 21:21

Do you know that you can trust God to give you anything you need, want or desire? The promises are all there in His Word. So are the instructions…

There is a process to everything in life – and a time frame. If you want a chocolate cake, you have to follow the recipe and wait while it bakes. If you want to get to Atlanta, you have to get on the right road and drive for as long as it takes to get there. Whether you want to write a book, redo a kitchen or raise a child, it takes time, commitment and an understanding of the process.

God designed things to work in specific ways. He is an orderly, wise Spiritual Father, planner and creator. He told us, “I change not”. That means that any promise you can find – if you will follow His instructions – you can receive the result of that promise.

You have more control over your life than you think, but you can’t have more control if what you think is wrong instead of strong. If you’re a believer, you are also a dreamer. God put dreams inside of you. Faith is the vehicle that transports those dreams into your experience.

Remember Star Trek? Their transporter took Kirk and his crew from where they were to a place they’d never been. Faith can do that for you! Your personal ‘transporter’ is your mind. Your spirit is always ready to connect to the power of God, but your soul (mind, will and emotions) has to agree. Otherwise, you will always be pulled in two directions … and get nowhere.

Over the years, I’ve learned there are seven basic steps to creating a new ‘reality’. If you follow the system, your results are assured by God who upholds His Word.

1.    What did He say? Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock (Matt. 7:14).

The first step is to find out God’s will about your situation. Somewhere in the Bible is a promise for whatever you need or desire. Find it; meditate on it until it assumes power in your thinking.  

2.    Receive (believe) it. Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. (Mark 11:24)

Remember, when you were a child, how excited you got when your parents promised you a new toy or a trip to Disney World? Your thoughts were consumed with anticipation. It filled your mind! Take hold of God’s promises the same way. Believe that they will happen … because He promised. 

3.    Speak out loud. And Jesus said unto them … If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. (Matt.17:20)

Notice that verse says ‘say to the mountain’. It doesn’t tell you to complain and beg to God (or anyone else!). Your words are powerful because God made you like Him. Use them to speak to your mountains. You are ‘redeemed’ (Gal. 3:13) according to the Word of God. Speak like you believe it! 

4.    Grow your seed.  [Faith] is like a mustard seed which … grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out large branches … (Mark 4:30-32)

For some reason, we think faith just pops up when we need it, but it doesn’t work that way. Faith grows, a little at a time. Did you ever try to pick up something that was too heavy? (I have – and it hurt!) If you had prepared, worked out and strengthened your muscles, you could have lifted it easily. Practice your faith on everything. Fertilize it with study. Water it with meditation.

5.    Don’t waiver. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. (James 1:4)

Patience isn’t resentment or being resigned to your current mess. Patience is strength. It keeps you steady while Heaven re-aligns the universe to accomplish the thing you desire. The Bible tells us that a double-minded man will receive nothing (James 1:7-8) Stay focused, believing His Word, not your circumstances.

6.    Be willing to stand for as long as it takes.  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (Eph. 6:13)

How badly do you want it? How long are you willing to wait? Do you fully trust Him to fulfill His promise? God is looking for faithfulness and commitment from you. The expression, ‘take a stand’, requires unwavering commitment to the goal. Trust works both ways – or it doesn’t work at all. Don’t disappoint Him and He won’t disappoint you.

7.    Walk in love.  Faith worketh … by love. (Gal. 5:6)

We are created in His image, and the Bible declares that God is Love. Anger, arrogance and animosity eat away at faith’s results like acid. Instead, stay ‘rooted and grounded in love’ (Eph. 3:17). God declared that ‘love never fails’ (1 Cor. 13:8). Love, partnered with faith, is unstoppable!

So, what are you believing for? If it is promised in the Word, it is already yours. You just have to go get it with His Word, faith, patience, determination, and love. Believe it, declare it and take your stand.

The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. (Prov. 10:22). Create an image in your mind of your ideal situation or circumstance, then speak that aloud – declaring it as if it IS and thanking God for its manifestation!  Your position is to ‘believe only’ (Luke 8:50).  Your words create your reality. Get in the process. Stay with it. You won’t be disappointed.

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