Friday, October 9, 2020

How to Grow Deeper Faith

By: Sarah Geringer 

And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.

Colossians 2:6-7 NLT

Do you want deeper faith in God? All of us, whether new to our faith or seasoned in it, need to grow in faith day by day. These two verses hold several basic truths for us to remember and meditate on regularly so we can keep growing in faith. Let's break them down one by one.

And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord

Do you remember what it was like when you made a decision to follow Jesus as your Lord and Savior? When your faith became personal and real? It's good to reflect back on that moment or period in your life, and rejoice in God's goodness to you. This reflection will keep you connected to the story of your growth.

you must continue to follow him.

It's human nature to stray from the path God wants us to walk. We need daily reminders to keep on track instead of going our own way. The best way to do this is to read God's Word every day and meditate on it throughout the day. When you are intentional about following God every day, your faith will grow.

Let your roots grow down into him

As a gardener, I know that my plants are only as strong and healthy as their root systems are. Though unseen, the roots are essential for growth. This concept is true for us as well. Our souls are unseen to others, yet need constant nourishment to make our thoughts, words and actions fruitful for God. Your roots grow strong the more time you spend with God, so be sure to follow him closely in Bible study and prayer.

and let your lives be built on him. 

The Bible tells us to build our lives upon the rock of God's truth (Luke 6:47-49), so when the storms of life arise, we can stand firm. As you study and meditate on Jesus' teachings, you will build a strong foundation of faith, from which everything else can grow. May all your decisions center on God's will rather than your own, so your life revolves around God instead of yourself.

Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught

Who first taught you about God? Who is teaching you now? It's essential for spiritual growth to have other wise, godly people sharing their perspectives and testimonies with you. This will enhance and enrich your study of God's Word and help your faith grow. By listening to sermons, videos and podcasts, and by reading solid material written by Christian authors, your faith will continue to grow stronger. Also, it's important to regularly meet with other Christians to gain real-life wisdom and be held accountable.

and you will overflow with thankfulness.

Why will you experience thankfulness after all this investment? Because the best life possible is with Jesus. He gives us the love, joy and peace we're seeking when our faith is strong and healthy. May your faith continue to grow stronger as you intentionally pursue time with God and immerse yourself in the truths of his Word.

Here's a prayer to encourage you today:

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for the gift of faith.
I want my faith to grow deeper each day.
Help me follow you more closely, Jesus.
I want my faith to be strong and based on your Word.
Remind me to build my life on your truths
instead of on what won't support me when storms arrive.
May my faith grow more and more each day
and fill me with thankfulness, love, joy and peace.

In Jesus' name, Amen.

Christian meditation can help you deepen your faith. Want to learn more? Check out my book, Transforming Your Thought Life: Christian Meditation in Focus.

If you enjoyed this post, please share on your favorite social media site using the buttons below.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings and God's peace to you,

Photo from

Thanks to for easy scripture navigation!

1 comment:

  1. Sarah, thank you for encouraging us to continue growing, to never stop learning from Scripture, and persevere through all seasons. Blessings!


Thank you for stopping by, we love hearing from you. Please feel free to contact us with any prayer requests or questions by commenting below or emailing us at the About Us page.