Reading the Bible to Strengthen Your Faith
Do you ever struggle with your faith? Maybe you have a desire to experience spiritual growth. Do you have moments or areas in your life where you think your faith needs to strengthen? Or, do you have challenges choosing and following a Bible reading plan? These resources may be for you.
Faith isn’t easy and neither is spiritual growth! Following Jesus doesn’t include a “Jesus Bubble” that we get to shield ourselves with and keep the difficulties of the world out. In fact, we’re not supposed to be bubbled up and Jesus makes this distinction clear when He issues the Great Commission saying, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” (Matthew 28:16-20).
The Christian life is not always bright sunshine and fresh blooming flowers. The Bible is clear about the warfare involved when walking by faith. When you and I step out and follow Christ Jesus in obedience, there are challenges, and we prepare for these challenges just like a soldier prepares for war (Ephesians 6:10-20).
You must be in God’s word regularly in order to strengthen your faith.
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Reading the Bible for Spiritual Growth
Someone once said that faith is like a muscle, the more you stretch it, the bigger it grows. So how do we grow faith? It begins with spending time between the 2 covers of the Bible. God has promised us that “when we seek Him with all of our heart, we will find Him” (Deuteronomy 4:29).
What’s more, there is no better place to start seeking Him than in the pages of the Bible, since He has revealed Himself, His character and His will in the words of His scripture.
In the following articles, I have outlined why and how you should have a Bible reading plan and I’ve even called in some friends to help learn how to stick to your plan.
Within these posts, you will also find reasons and methods to start reading the Bible to discover the living God. And, that is critical if you desire to grow your faith, no matter where you’re at in your Christian life:
- Find out Why It’s Important You Have a Bible Reading Plan
- Discover Bible Study Tools to Use With Your Reading Plan
- Choose a Bible Reading Plan That Works for You
- Learn How to Read the Bible and Stick to Your Reading Plan