Grow your faith.

Good afternoon all.  Crazy weather still in Pittsburgh.  Snow flurries, hail, rain, sunshine one day and then 70 degrees a few days later.  The temps this time of year are like Powerball numbers… all over the place!  With the poor weather outside I worked inside the house on Saturday and ticked off some items on my to do list.  Hopefully I’ll get outside today to start preparing the yard for summer.  Yes, I realize the more I fertilize and balance the soil, the more I will have to mow it this summer!  But I love a deep green lush yard.  My knee will get extra workouts this summer! 

Many of you know that I have been asked to write a chapter in an upcoming book called “The Impact of One Voice” It will be in stores and online sometime this fall.  However, if you want a copy with my unique cover, you will have to order it from me.  The mass marketed book will have a generic cover.  I’ll let you know when I have copies.  This week, I finished the first draft of the chapter, and am now having my editor review it and provide suggestions to make it better.  Writing this chapter made me think about my faith and how I live it every day.  I joined a men’s group several months ago where we review scriptures every Wednesday at 6:30 AM in person.  This has made me more diligent in spending time in the bible.  Normally I keep myself so busy each day, that I don’t take the time to read the bible.  Being grounded in the bible gives me a much better perspective to approach each day full of challenges.  I don’t always do the best, but I keep trying.

Take advantage of every chance you have to form your faith – through small groups, classes, and personal study. Be a disciple and look to learn from those who know more of the Bible and Christian life than you do, then look for opportunities to share what you’ve gained with someone else.

“You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.” (2 Timothy 2: 2)

Ideas for Action: If you’re not currently in a small group, call your church office and ask for assistance in finding one. Ask for some time with someone whose faith you respect and pick their brains on their practices of faith formation.