How do we get more faith? It is not by more study necessarily… or more listening to sermons necessarily… or going to more religious meetings necessarily… or more knowledge, though some is necessary. How do we have more faith in what we believe? I believe it is by asking for it.
Peter, an apostle, wrote: “So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. (1Peter 1:6-7)
It appears that sometimes more faith is by trials, tests and fire according to Peter. But the difficult part (at least for me) is covered by Peter one verse later:
“You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy.” (v.8) I sometimes think that the framing of the phrase or word faith is to assume to understand and believe in something so intangible that we weary for substance and a fresh reality of the revelation we are trying to believe in.
“Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.” (Hebrews 11:1) We have head knowledge without a revelation of the Jesus, the Son of God.
“Because of your faith it will happen.” Jesus