When we believe in God, He plants the seed of faith in our hearts. Like any seed, our faith must be cultivated and cared for. God wants us to produce a harvest of faithfulness! Here’s how:
1. To nourish it we must “Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always” (Psalm 105:4).
2. To water it we must follow Paul’s counsel: “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things” (Philippians 4:8).
3. To fertilize it we must trust that “because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions” (Ephesians 2:4-5).
4. To make it fruitful we must declare with our mouths, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead (Romans 10:9).
If we do these things, the seed of faith will grow and flourish. Guaranteed!
Jody K Young