Do we feed our faith?

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By Ken
@kanuck1 (4080)
September 22, 2022 7:15pm CST
"Feed your faith and your doubts will starve and die." I recently heard this expression. It does seem to make a lot of sense. Usually what we feed gets stronger and what we starve will eventually die. I see some people's faith weakening and some people whose faith is barely alive. So a good question to discuss and get some feedback would be: How do we feed our faith so that it is strong and vibrant?
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@RasmaSandra (61609)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 Sep
I never lose my faith to the Lord. I start and end my days with prayer and when anything good happens I look up and say Thank you Lord
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@kanuck1 (4080)
23 Sep
Beautiful! Yes, prayer, closeness to God and a spirit of gratitude will keep our faith strong and active.
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@1creekgirl (34656)
• United States
25 Sep
Spending time with God through Bible reading and prayers, helping others, hearing Scripture based sermons, and having good fellowship with other believers.
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@kanuck1 (4080)
25 Sep
Yes, those are all good/God ways of feeding and strengthening our faith!
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@popciclecold (31184)
• United States
23 Sep
I find prayers, and I read a lot of books. Encourages my faith.
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@kanuck1 (4080)
23 Sep
Yes, prayer does a lot for strengthening our faith. Can you give us a couple of examples of the books you read?
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• United States
21 Nov
@kanuck1 Yes, I am reading a book by Andrew Murray, called Absolute Surrender, my mission class and I are about 10 of us, we totally agree, this is the best book we have read and we are being changed, there is growth.
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• United States
21 Nov
@kanuck1 Read the book Absolute Surrender by Andrew Murray. You will.not be sorry.
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@Kandae11 (50217)
23 Sep
We need to read and understand at least one chapter a day from the Bible.
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@kanuck1 (4080)
25 Sep
Yes, that's a good/God way to feed our faith. I try to read a few chapters a day so that at the end of the year I finish reading the entire Bible. It gives me great pleasure to let God speak to me each day.
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@Nakitakona (56090)
• Philippines
19 Oct
There are of things to do to feed or strengthen our faith in God. Pray, read the Scriptures, render service, help the poor and the needy, among others.
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@kanuck1 (4080)
19 Oct
Yes, let's keep doing what you have posted! How is life where you are?
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@Nakitakona (56090)
• Philippines
21 Oct
@kanuck1 Just fine. My beloved wife and I just celebrated our 71st birthday recently with our family in the newly opened mountain resort here.
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@Dreamerby (2907)
• Calcutta, India
9 Nov
By faith I guess you mean -religion. I have always been confused about religion. I have dug up the ancient stories or 'mythology' circumscribing Hinduism; it didn't help me to connect the dots. For me religion is doing good things to people. For me religion is hope Religion is humanity and faith is loyalty to yourself and the rest.
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@kanuck1 (4080)
9 Nov
Thanks for your comment! Do you believe in a God/Creator/Beginner of the physical universe? What are your thoughts on that?
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@innertalks (18007)
• Australia
21 Nov
Faith is the courage to love God despite our doubts Real faith lives despite any uncertainties. How do we get that courage though? Courage comes from constant loving, and from constant loving comes constant faith; all is connected within God, to God, within our self too. The poet, Khalil Gibran, 1883 to 1931, described faith like this: "Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking." We can't think our way to faith then, but must embrace it with our heart.
@kanuck1 (4080)
27 Nov
There are a lot of interesting thoughts to think about in your comment! I would say that a strong faith can be obtained by getting the right materials and taking the time to skilfully put them together just as one would build a strong castle. The materials would be: prayer, the Bible, discussions with those that have faith. ( See Luke 17:5; Hebrews chapter 11)
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@kanuck1 (4080)
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@innertalks (18007)
• Australia
27 Nov
@kanuck1 Yes, faith certainly builds from a lot of the right inputs. Prayer, Bible Study, and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, certainly go a long way to building a strong faith.
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@peachpurple (13760)
• Malaysia
23 Sep
Some people renew their faith when something happened and a gyardian angel guude you
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@kanuck1 (4080)
25 Sep
I strengthen my faith by daily prayer, daily Bible reading and by talking to others about spiritual things. I have heard some people say that we each have a guardian angel that watches over us. Do you think that is true?
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