One of the best things we can teach our children is to be children of faith. That may seem like a strange thing to say, because faith is a gift, but we can train them in that way.
Faith, saving faith, is indeed a gift from God. But, throughout Scripture we are encouraged to be faith-filled, faithful, and men and women of faith.
In her book, Unsinkable Faith, Tracie Miles encourages us as women to develop a game plan to be women of faith. For me, most of it has to do with a combination of mind and heart – especially when things aren’t going exactly the way that I would like. When we combine how we feel and how we think – it will change the way we live.
Romans 12:1-2 is a popular verse to use about how we live our lives for God. And not for this world. And really it starts with two things: worshiping God (knowing that we aren’t everything in this life) and training our minds by reading the Word of God.
Belief is an active process. We need to read what the Bible says about us, God himself, and the world around us. Actively believe it – repeating it to ourselves, memorizing it, embarking on a journey to apply it, and then acting upon it.
When this world doesn’t go exactly like we want it to, when our instagram pages don’t look as perfect as others, then we tend to start going down in our belief of the Word. Did God really say something and is that really true?
This book is a good read to encourage you to build your faith on something solid – the only unchanging thing in this world – God.