Establishing A Strong Faith

“People die for what they believe in.” 

 

Cliché it may be, but there is a truth in this statement. Not only once did we hear news from many places around the world when a man of faith actually committed a crime just to protect his beliefs from non-believers. I could sell my house fast in Orlando, FL just to help with their advocacy in raising awareness for faith. This is not only true now but has a history which can be traced from many centuries prior. Isn’t it that crusades were even done back in those days just so the Catholic faith could be re-established and to protect them from those who are seeking to abolish it permanently?  

The point is, faith can be strong enough to be a motivation for big changes. But why is it that there are people whose faith has the tendency to weaken over time? What causes this, and how can this be prevented? 

There are many reasons why the strength of faith of people change as times pass by. One strong catalyst is unfortunate events which significantly impact the life of the believer. Especially if these events caused unexpected death or hardship, people look for the one they can blame. It’s just too bad that their faith and the patrons they believe in are often what they see in their way. They often blame them for not being able to produce an intervention to prevent such things from happening. Because of this, their hold to faith loosens.   

Another reason may be the practice they observe from the spiritual leaders they trust. This may them confuse because the people they trust and look up to guide them in strengthening their faith are the people who do not practice what they preach. In this case, an individual may slowly drift apart which in turn causes them to lose faith.  

Faith is hard to sustain. It requires utmost discipline, perseverance, blind trust, and also steady reinforcement to make it work. But it doesn’t mean that it is impossible. In fact, it is just as doable as anything you put your mind into. There are many ways to restore and strengthen your faith, and some examples are included below: 

  1. Re-read the scriptures which made you feel the miracles in the first place. Re-learning the teachings you acquired before should be the key. Do not simply rely on people, rely on your belief. Remember, even leaders are just human beings who suffer from weaknesses from time to time.  
  1. Talk to the same people who have the same belief as you. Find those whom you trust inside your church and do not be scared to let them know the problem. Let their advice empower you and your faith.  
  1. Find time to soul search. A new environment can bring you to the new perspective you need. Go away if needed, clear your mind. If possible, undergo a pilgrimage to provide yourself with a better understanding 
  1. Accept things you cannot change. It is hard sometimes but acceptance is what will bring you forward to a new beginning and would stop you from blaming other on the unfortunate things that happened to you.  

 

The journey will never be easy. But with hard work, restoring and strengthening your faith is not impossible. 

Tips in writing

While writing seems to be a very easy task to do, not all people can actually do it. When we say writing, it does not only talk about our ability to draw lines or carve letters but it also means how do we communicate our thoughts properly so our readers can easily understand what we want to say.

Writing is a skill for others but some people do not believe this. For them, you can learn how to communicate your thoughts and write them on a piece of paper. Regular practice and help a lot in improving your ability to write on and tell a story in a piece of paper.

  1. Do not write linearly. Do not assume that writing is strictly from the beginning to the end. Be as creative as you can.
  2. Focus and dedicate yourself to your craft. While it is not as bad to have more than one project, it is better if you would give your time to one. Prioritization is an important as focus.
  3. Be your own editor. There will be times that you will find it difficult to write your piece. Make all the effort to detect and fix your own errors. This would greatly help you improve your writing skills.
  4. Disconnect yourself from the world. Avoid using gadgets or any form of social media when writing. This would boost your focus and you would be able to think more critical and clearer.
  5. Dedicate yourself to your craft. Give your heart and pour out your soul to your piece. Love it as if you won’t be able to sleep if you did not write enough. Dedicate time and effort.
  6. Manage your time when writing. Everything that is too much is bad of course. So make sure to not over-write your works. It would cause a lot of trouble than not.

Tips on how to write your Christian Testimony

One of the most common testimonies that we can hear or read is testimonies of how a person’s life was suddenly changed when he encountered God in his life. These statements are the ones we can usually hear from people as they are always fascinated at about how God brought a major change in their life. Anybody who testified that God is indeed present everywhere seems to always have that excitement and thrill in their testimonies. Of course, imagine going out of your Las Vegas garage door knowing in your heart that you already found the Lord and you are not afraid of sharing his blessing to you. This is an overwhelming experience for others.

So what are the tips on writing Christian Testimony effectively?

    1. EXPLAIN YOUR PROBLEM

Share what made you call on God. Share how hard you struggle while waiting of the Lord and his salvation from your deepest problems. In this way, you can open people’s minds that God is always there to hear your sufferings and your prayers. Share how you have sinned.

    1. EXPLAIN THE SOLUTION

Tell everybody how you were able to find the answer to your despair and how God made his way to fulfill your prayers. Focus on how Jesus made the path outside your struggles.

    1. AVOID CHURCH WORDS

Be reminded that not all of the people who can read or hear your testimonies understand your vocabulary from church. Not all of them are familiarized with what you are talking about. Make sure that the words that you will use are comprehensible enough.

    1. BE HONEST

This is the probably the most basic and most important of all. Tell the truth in your testimony. People would be inspired once they know that everything in your story is a product of what really happened.

    1. GIVE SPECIFIC EXAMPLES

Make your testimony as comprehensible as possible. This means you have to make them understand every bit of your story. Provide examples so that they can easily connect with what really happened. Remember that one of your goals is to inspire them. And connecting them to what happened to you will definitely give them a spark of hope regarding their spiritual life.

    1. SHARE YOUR CURRENT SITUATION

Do not forget to share a shade of what is your current situation now in your life. Include how better you are doing now that you received the blessings of the Lord. Your readers or listeners would like to know how much have changed in your life after you encountered the Lord and after he made a great difference in your life. There should be progress present so your readers or listeners would be able to connect with you.

    1. PRAY

This is another thing that is entirely important. Make sure to ask for His guidance so He would clear your mind and you can communicate everything you want to say and you would be able to tell everything in your story. Always remember to pray and seek for his blessings.