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Q:

Why do some people have a strong faith in God and others have a weak faith? Ten years ago, a friend and I became Christians at the same summer camp in high school, but my faith is so weak compared with his. Does God just give some people a strong faith, and the rest of us will always be weaker?


A:

God wants every one of us to have a strong faith—one that not only sees us through the rough times in life, but shapes us and makes us more and more like Christ. The Bible commands us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).

And this is possible for every believer, because God has given us everything we could possibly need for our spiritual growth. For example, He has given us the Bible, which tells us what we should believe and how we should live. I’ve never met a Christian who ignored their Bible and yet was spiritually strong—and I have never met a Christian who regularly spent time in their Bible who was spiritually weak. Is the Bible part of your life every day?

God has also given us the privilege of prayer. Think of it: You and I have the privilege of bringing all our needs and requests before the God of the universe! When God answers our prayers, it strengthens our faith. In addition, God helps us grow spiritually through our contact with other Christians. An isolated Christian is a weak Christian.

What has been missing in your life? Whatever it is, confess it to God, and ask Him to help you use these resources to become “strong in the Lord and in his mighty power” (Ephesians 6:10).

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  1. Work says:

    I don’t agree with the statement that “an isolated Christian is a weak Christian”. To the churches I have been to, I have noticed members’ social connections and business dealings. I decided to take time off from church and now I am more close to the Lord. I pray more and I read my Bible more. Actually I have become a strong Christian.

    1. Hail Yahweh says:

      Brother or Sister in the faith, if you truly read as you say you do then you should know that fellowship with other believers isn’t a choice but a requirement from God that is repeated many times in the Bible. “Let us think about each other and help each other to show love and do good deeds. You should not stay away from the church meetings, as some are doing, but you should meet together and encourage each other. Do this even more as you see the day coming.”
      ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:24-25‬ ‭NCV‬‬
      http://bible.com/105/heb.10.24-25.ncv

    2. Hail Yahweh says:

      “Two people are better than one, because they get more done by working together. If one falls down, the other can help him up. But it is bad for the person who is alone and falls, because no one is there to help. If two lie down together, they will be warm, but a person alone will not be warm. An enemy might defeat one person, but two people together can defend themselves; a rope that is woven of three strings is hard to break.”
      ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭4:9-12‬ ‭NCV‬‬
      http://bible.com/105/ecc.4.9-12.ncv

  2. villa says:

    Awesome…

  3. William Reynoso says:

    I was reading this and this is exactly what I really needed to read

  4. Alan Cooper says:

    Thank you for your inspirational words of wisdom. I have been a bit backslidden in my walk with Jesus. But through your devotionals, I am making my way back. Thank you

  5. Cheryl McPherson says:

    I was so strong in my christian walk. now I wandered so far in the dark. my faith is weak because I don’t get to go to church and I have no christian friends or fellowship. I work all the days I should be in church. what do I do?

    1. Cheryl Hutchins says:

      Try to find the little time you have to get away from technology and social media to meditate (let your mind go of the busy day) and read the bible, write down what you feel you need to help yourself on and every once in awhile pray for guidance…trust me it helps. When you can find a supportive church and allow the service of songs and preaching help. Again I know cause I been through it. Dont let other people opinions bring down what God tells you through the Holy Spirit. He knows what you are going through.

  6. Sharon says:

    My son is in county jail. He was arrested on dui charges. He is addicted to many drugs and alcohol. He is still using in jail. I am struggling with letting go of being co dependent and an enabler. I am 65 he is 44. Two bad marriages for him. I am divorced 25 years due to alcoholic husband and mental abuse. I am in a wonderful relationship with a Godly man. He is open minded with my son. I have been blessed with this wonderful man. I want to be a blessing to others. My heart aches for my son. I don’t know what to do.

  7. Gayle Makins says:

    Wonderful message.