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Offline stillwaters

building oneself up in faith?
« on: December 01, 2018, 07:20:15 PM »
What are some ways or tips on how  to exercise and build faith better, being more focused on Christ and less on problems?  Are there things to avoid? 

(I've been quite challenged over remembering verses and concentrating for some time and with this in mind, I'm interested in what others find helpful.    Thanks.).




Offline John

Re: building oneself up in faith?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2018, 07:52:27 PM »
Welcome to the forum stillwaters,
                                                 How does one prepare to run a marathon?
By physical training and preparation, by practise and by actually running it.
This is helped by good nutrition and mental preparation.

What has this to do with your question. Everything as the same ideas apply.

Faith is built by studying the bible, apologetics and theology.
It is exercised by putting Christian living into practise in ones life.

How does one do this? By getting involved in a church that teaches and seeks to practise Christianity.
By being willing to talk on Monday at work about the Sunday sermon, by so knowing the bible that one can apply biblical principals to discussions about the news while at work.

Try taking your bible or what ever Christian book you are reading ( make it a chalenging one like 'What ever happened to hell' or does God believe in atheists' ) and leave it out on your desk or read it in the canteen. It is a good way to start a conversation.

Online davetaff

Re: building oneself up in faith?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2018, 01:23:07 PM »
Hi Stillwaters
And welcome i to have problems with memory and you would do well to follow John's excellent advice I suggest you read your bible or related literature on a daily basis.
I to have a Teflon brain not much sticks but I do find if one persevere it does pay of and you will find some things will stick.
I also find these forums a great help they tend to stimulate the memory cells someone writes something and all of a sudden a light goes on in the brain and you are reminded of something you have read in the scriptures.

Love and Peace
Dave