A Growing Faith


We must always thank God for you, brothers and sisters. This is only right, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love that every one of you has for each other is increasing.

~2 Thessalonians 1:3, NCV


Having babies is one thing; nurturing them to maturity is another.


The Bible is filled with references on growth and growing. Luke, for example, describes both John the Baptist and Jesus as growing. Of John, Luke said, “He grew and became strong in spirit.” [Luke 1:80] “Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” [Luke 2:52] Growth is both natural and healthy. Speaking to the Ephesians, Paul said, Then we will no longer be babies. We will not be tossed about like a ship that the waves carry one way and then another. We will not be influenced by every new teaching we hear from people who are trying to fool us. They make plans and try any kind of trick to fool people into following the wrong path. No! Speaking the truth with love, we will grow up in every way into Christ, who is the head. Peter urged believers to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ.” [2 Peter 3:18] When Jesus talked about the kingdom, He often used growth metaphors. Luke 13:18-19 is a good example: Then Jesus said, “What is the Kingdom of God like? How can I illustrate it? It is like a tiny mustard seed that a man planted in a garden; it grows and becomes a tree, and the birds make nests in its branches.” The mustard seed is tiny but it produces a huge plant; big enough for the birds to rest on its branches.

So too we are to grow in knowledge, wisdom, grace and faith. Is your faith growing? How do nurture faith so that it grows? I think it begins with our diet. My rule of thumb is to feed my faith and starve my doubt. Watching TV will not nourish your faith. The word of God nourishes our faith. Faith doesn’t grow unless it gets proper nourishment. Second, faith needs exercise. Faith can get flabby if we don’t put it into practice. When was the last time you exercised your faith. The greater you’re faith; the less your fear and anxiety. Growing physically comes naturally but growing spiritually does not. It is an option so ask yourself this question, “Do I want to grow in faith and practice?” “Do I want to become more like Jesus?”


First of all, I want to thank and praise the LORD for a great day yesterday. I really enjoyed the fish fry last night and I have the best cooking team in the country {no doubt}. We probably had 70-80 at the POINT counting children and we were blessed with a half a dozen visitors which is always a good thing. DBC had a huge crowd yesterday and last night so we just want to begin by praising the LORD for the good turnouts.

I was tired last night but no more than normal. I showered and got ready for bed but could not go to sleep. I have sleepless nights from time to time. I finally went to sleep about 3:00 am but then not sound. So I got a late start this am but I feel great. I also helped June with Jackson. He and I wanted about 20 minutes of Paw Patrol. He loves it and I like the fact that it keeps him from crying. I must not hold his bottle right because he doesn’t like me to feed him. When the weather gets right, he and I will go outside.

I have several people on my heart and some are unspoken. I pray for them more than once a day because they are on my heart and mind. I hope you have a good day and a great week. Thanks so much for reading the blog.

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