Why would I say, “To build your faith, share your faith.”
Quickest answer is that the teacher always learns more than the student.
When we purpose to share, then we start to consider what we believe. Our problem is we do not get serious until we share. Faith becomes real when we share somehow. Jesus sent the disciples out to go try to do it without him. He did it twice in the gospels.
Does writing this blog help my faith? Sure, because I have to think about what I believe to be able to explicitly share it.
Why did Jesus share in parables? By sharing in parables, he forces us to meditate in an effort to see what He means. Further, by asking questions He forced his hearers to think more deeply. This is where faith grows.
So you can buy spiritual books, read blogs like mine, or go to church, but the best way to grow your faith is to find a way to get you to consider.
Now my blog may get you to consider which would be a win for me, but think how much more you learn if you decide you will share your faith with a friend.
I have started many Bible studies since the first I started in 1984 as a sophomore in college.
Have I helped people? Yes. Did I learn most in each case? Yes.
Build Your Faith – Go Share
Go do something explicit to spread your faith. You will not only make the world a better place, but you will increase your own knowledge and faith much more. You may also want to read Hold the Cross High.
Why do we not start small groups like Bible studies?
We are afraid. That is natural. Just go through it, and you will find something on the other end.
Twice I have lived for 6 months in a city. Both times I announced in the group I knew there that I wanted to start a Bible study. People joined, and their faith grew. I gained much more than in going to church. Why can’t you?
Take the initiative and start something. Make a goal with your friends to share your faith with a non Christian in the next week. Start praying daily for God to lead you to someone you can share your faith with.
It will do you and the people you touch a world of good.