Has your faith lost some spark? Perhaps a career, health, or relationship loss has stung you. Many of God’s special people profited from faith reboots that brought wisdom, strength, and closeness to God.
Steps to Reboot Your Faith
1. Discover more of your God
A wrong view of God affects how we interpret and handle life. This was the case with a young woman who couldn’t stop hurting herself even though she read the Bible and prayed for strength. “My dad thinks I should be able to handle this and is against me talking with someone.”
As we talked, it surfaced that she had met God but hadn’t bonded with Him. She related to Him as she related to her distant father. Job said, “I have heard of you, but now I see you” (Job 42:5). It’s wonderful when we see and bond with God. When reading your Bible or viewing His creation, look for what these say about your Father.
2. Discover more of yourself
An identity built on what we’ve done instead of who we are won’t satisfy, as a capable athlete admitted, “I have an athletic scholarship. Yet I’ve failed morally.” Seeing ourselves as God sees us empowers us.
Joseph saw himself as a leader, whether he was in a pit, prison, or palace. Who are you? Consider your values and gifts (see Psalm 139:13,14).Continue Reading