How Can You Increase Your Faith?

Amy Blackburn, MSG, MPH
4 min readFeb 14, 2022

Faith is acting on your belief of things not seen that are true. The act of faith in God and Jesus Christ harnesses the power to move your mountains.

Black and white, rugged-edged mountain tops with some snow
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Faithful Prayers of One and Many

Maybe you don’t need faith the size of a mustard seed to move actual mountains. But you might need faith the size of a dust particle to shift what you consider your “mountain.” Your individual act of prayer can do that.

Your mountain might seem small to others, but it matters to you; and if it matters to you, it matters to God. Your mountain might also appear to be a mountain in the eyes of others, and their faith and prayers will add to yours — increasing the power of that faith for miracles to happen.

Faith Requires Action

James describes in the Bible how faith without works is dead; faith without action doesn’t do anything.

The Epistle to the Hebrews in Chapter 11 of the New Testament of the Bible provides a great summary of examples of faith being exercised and the work needed. The chapter begins:

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

And continues on to give an example of every faithful servant from the Old Testament: Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham and his wife Sara, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and general examples of having patience end enduring trials while “looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.”

All the stories in the Bible would have never happened without an individual acting on faith.

Prayer is an Offering of Sacrifice

An act of prayer, talking with, acknowledging, and thanking our Father in Heaven, dedicating that prayer in Jesus’ name, is an exercise of faith. And prayer is not something as simple as we think as stated in Hebrews Chapter 13, verse 15:

By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

Worldly Sacrifice to Increase Faith

Whenever you do something that you consider a sacrifice in your life, but you do it because you…

Amy Blackburn, MSG, MPH

USC Master of Public Health, gerontologist, kinesiologist, writer focusing on the dimensions of wellness, targeting self-care for family caregivers.