Religion, as we know, has made a great impact in the life of Americans and people across other parts of the world. America is dominated mostly by Christians, but most of these Christians when interviewed, claim to go to church on a monthly or weekly basis. But how can we as Americans be able to lead a life of faith with the growth of social vices?
“Ask, and it shall be given unto you, seek, and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened upon you” This is a very popular verse of the Bible which we should all know by now. To live a life of faith, one must seek God and his ways. Getting on your knees in prayer to ask him for forgiveness is a wise to do. Also, the importance of studying God’s word effectively can never be overrated. Make out time to study God’s word and pray effectively, as this would guide you in the long run of life. It would also help you in surviving and resisting the devil. Here is some help seeking God.
“Watch and pray, lest thou fall into temptation”. Jesus Christ was clear and simple when he said those words, there are not parables, but direct messages unto his disciples and other people who would care to hear. Being careful of the company you keep, the place you visit and the things you say, hear and watch would help you progress further in living a faithful life. “ Come out from among them”. This is a famous quote from the Bible, which you should devote yourself to every day and every time. The “Them” in this context refers to the workers of iniquity, the world and all things that are not of them. In the Bible, it is written that “if a man loves the world, then the love of the father is not in him.” So, try to get out of doing evil or things not recommended by God as being good. This would help you to be able to live a life of faith in the present world.
Abandon the desires of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life.
“For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit” (Rom. 8:5). The lust of the flesh causes sin and makes you deviate from your faith. Abandoning the lust of the flesh would not only save you from sin but also prevent you from falling into temptations.
Living a life of faith is something you can be able to achieve if you constantly read your Bible and follow the steps above. Also, regular attendance of Church meetings can also help to bolster your faith.