How To Build More Faith
Jesus Christ had faith in His Father because He respected His Father’s Will. He used His Father as an example. Whatever He saw His Father do, He did likewise. His Father loved Him and showed Him all things (John 5:19-20). Christ did nothing of His own initiative but He only did what He was taught by His Father to do (John 8:28). He always did things that were pleasing to His Father (John 8:29).
Disciples of Jesus Christ must also learn to love and imitate the Father by doing the same deeds that Christ did—helping the poor, lame and blind; in general, living a life of doing good (Eph. 5:1). We overcome our sinful natures by doing so (Rom. 12:9, 21). When we become zealous for good deeds and endure to the end, the Father is glorified (1 Peter 3:13; Titus 2:14; Rev. 2:26; Matt. 5:16). This is the way the Father wishes to be worshiped (John 4:23; 1 John 3:18-19; Rom. 12:1). We must be careful to do these things in the name of Jesus Christ, for the glory of the Father in heaven (Rom. 2:7; 10:2-3; Col. 3:17).
Faith and belief in Jesus Christ require daily obedience to Him (Rom. 16:26). Many of the religious leaders of Jesus Christ’s day were becoming obedient to that one faith (Acts 6:7). Jesus Christ was obedient to that one faith and He endured until the end, leaving us an example of how we should live to please the Father daily by serving others (John 16:33; Matt. 23:11).
The Bible says a person is foolish if he thinks he can have faith without works (James 2:20). It even says faith without works is dead, because this is how our faith is perfected (James 2:22, 26). Without these works of charity, love and service to others, we are not justified (James 2:24).
The religious Pharisees of old were practicing righteousness to be seen of men, and not for God for repentance. Obedience to the faith of Jesus Christ requires that you practice righteousness for the glory of God daily for repentance, overcoming, and a change of nature, as well as for great blessings. So, what are you waiting for?