Renewing Your Faith
Renewing our faith is something we will have to do time and time again on our faith journeys. Do you remember how enthusiastic you were when you just accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Can you just picture the joy you experienced and how passionate you were in sharing the love of Christ?
I know many of us can relate to that time where we felt like if Jesus were to return during that time, we would definitely be ready to go home with Him to reign eternally.
But then, here comes the days when you feel like you are drifting so far from God and even your faith is tested. You no longer read the bible as you use to, you no longer share the word of God with others and truth be told, you’re no longer excited about your once endearing relationship with Jesus Christ. Well, now is the opportune time to renew your faith and rekindle your relationship with Jesus Christ. We have to be sure to keep our faith renewed so that we can set the example for our children and those around us as well.
Renewing your faith can be a powerful and transformative experience.
It’s a way to reconnect with the divine and to reignite the fire that once burned brightly within you. If you’re feeling disconnected from your faith or if you’re struggling to maintain your spiritual practice, know that you’re not alone. Many people go through periods of doubt or uncertainty in their faith journey, but there are steps you can take to renew your faith and deepen your relationship with God.
Pray and Meditate
One of the first things you can do to renew your faith is to make time for prayer and meditation. “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Psalms 145:18 NIV. Take a few moments each day to quiet your mind and connect with God. God loves you with an unconditional love and no matter how far away you’ve drifted from Him, it doesn’t change His love towards you. You could also keep a prayer journal and record your thoughts about God as this will also help to deepen your connection with God and renew your faith.
Another way to renew your faith is to immerse yourself in the word of God.
Reading the Bible can help you to gain a deeper understanding of your faith and to connect with God. The bible is God’s manual of instructions, and it has the power to transform your life. “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double–edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 NIV
So, how about your community of believers who you once shared some exciting and spiritual enriching bible studies and fellowship?
In addition to prayer and scripture, community can be an important part of renewing your faith.
Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who share your beliefs and can offer support and encouragement. Attend religious services, join a small group, or volunteer with your church or community to connect with others who share your faith. These connections can help you to feel a sense of belonging and to strengthen your commitment to your spiritual practice.
Another way to renew your faith is fasting.
When we find ourselves drifting away from God many times we are distracted by other things in our lives. This is the most important time to turn the tv off, skip some meals or favorite snacks and spend less time scrolling on our phones.
Fasting does not have to be time away from food. We can fast from those things that are hindering us from spending much needed time with our Savior and Father God.
Faith is a journey, not a destination and God is always there to redirect you to the path of safety when you drift. In renewing your faith, it can also offer an opportunity for growth and transformation. Spend time in prayer and feast on God’s word. Your community of believers are also ready to guide you and most of all, God is with you at all times on this journey as you renew your faith in Him.
How do you renew your faith and relationship with God during distant seasons? I would love to hear from you! Comment below!