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Dear Christian, Have Contagious Faith

Dear Christian, Have Contagious Faith

1 Timothy 1:19 “Keeping your faith [leaning completely on God with absolute trust and confidence in His guidance] and having a good conscience.

Catching The Season’s Contagious Colds

The winter season is here! We’ve traded our boat-shoes for snow-boots and our mornings are spent shoveling the car out of the snow and defrosting our car windows. Snowflakes decorate our home windows while snowmen stand proudly in our front lawn. The kids are engaging in snow fights, making snow angels, and building igloos in the backyard. When I was younger, I shoveled snow off of my neighbor’s sidewalk and driveways for extra cash. 

Now my wife and I spend our evening reconnecting after a long day of work over hot cocoa topped with whip cream and caramel. We’ve also spent this season trying not to catch the flu. There are many contagious illnesses, none of which we want to bring home. Nevertheless, like a common cold, our faith should be infectious for our family. Our faith should be something that our wife and kids want to catch but never want to be cured from.

5 Tips To Have Contagious Faith

I encourage all the husbands to be Uncommen and have contagious faith! Here are 5 things you can do.

1. Pray without Ceasing. — As men, we tend to handle things by ourselves and do things the way that we want to. However, when we are faced with trials, we must bring our needs to God. When we pray, it shouldn’t be one single action during the day. When your wife and kids see you praying day-in and day-out, they will be inspired. It will cause them to pray without ceasing.

2. Believe Wholeheartedly — God hears our every prayer and is with us every step of the way. He supplies our every need in his perfect timing. The enemy wants to place doubt in our mind, but we have overcome by the blood of the lamb and the words of our testimony. If He blessed us before, He will bless us again so we can trust Him with all of our heart. 

3. Speak Up — There are life and death in the words we speak. If we speak negatively, our perspective often shifts to focus on the negative. Nevertheless, if we don’t say anything, then it could be a sign of fear. Speak up about God and His abilities.

4. Receiving God’s Truth — God’s word tells us that He has a plan for our life and that all things work together for our good. So whatever we’re going through, we must remember God’s truth. We can’t allow the world’s truth to creep into our minds, which is why we must continue to read our bible to hide the word in our heart.

5. Remain Positive — Research shows that when we’re positive, it increases our overall wellbeing. God’s word tells us to rejoice in Christ’s power. We cannot allow our circumstances to dictate our demeanor. God said that with Him all things are possible. Remembering who God is should motivate us to remain positive.                 

Takeaway: As Uncommen men, we’re called to share our faith. The Great Commission commands us to have contagious faith. Join with us in spreading it to those around us.

Author: Donzell

 

10 Comments

  1. Phil Smith

    Love these 5 reminders to stay vigilant with proclaiming our faith.

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  2. Keith Clark

    I have been struggling with many things lately , actually for a while. I always had the intention to pray daily , study and read the bible but I always seem to watch it fall by the waist side. I know the devil is throwing obstacles in my way! I pray now for inner strength and firmer faith and conviction, and a better relationship with my Lord and Savior. I know you all here don’t know me from Adam, but I ask if you can also lift men up in prayer with these battles I face daily..

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    • Jay Russell

      I’m praying for you right now, Brother!

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    • Roberto

      Praying for you Keith, dont give up, slap yourself in the face and get psyched, today is your day to trust in God, one day at a time.

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    • Travis C Hadley

      Kieth,
      Thank you for your honesty, I know I struggle daily with “prayer without ceasing” I think most do. I don’t believe the author would have exhorted the readers to do so if it was natural. The wonderful thing about our God is that He came to be a human so he could truly experience our struggles, and He forgives us for them. Don’t lose heart, trust in him, confess your shortcomings, and repent (now matter how many times you fall) and he will lift you up. God is faithful, he will keep working in you until you are complete in Christ, it’s HIS work. Hang in there buddy.

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    • Darrell Higginbottom

      G’day Keith
      As a Christian man I take firm hold of the words in Proverbs 27:17. As iron sharpens iron. God know our needs and weaknesses and he has provided not only his Holy Spirit to strengthen and enable us but he has provided within each of us a desire for connectedness. God has provided us with a powerful weapon against the evil schemes of satan, Prayer. In a battle one man with a sword and shield can be formidable but can be easily over run. Two together can support each other and may last longer but can still be over run. The more men standing together, side by side, the stronger their defence. It is not just about having more swords and shields to help support each one from danger, it is also about having more eyes to see where the danger is coming from. This is as true for men today in our Spiritual warfare. Some of my toughest battle as a Christian man have been the ones I didn’t see coming. I was armoured up and prepared for what was in front of me but it is the sneaky sideways attacks that I wasn’t focussed on that would cause the most challenge. We all face the same struggles as Christian Men in the world we temporarily live in and on our own it can be very challenging to stand up for God. But a great comfort and joy is that we have other Christian Men to watch for danger and guard our backs. We can do a lot as individuals and the evil one will even use that to try and convince us that we don’t need anyone else. The truth is though that while an individual may win a battle, it takes an army to win a war.
      God bless you and strengthen you.
      Your fellow soldier in Christ.

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    • Stephen Charboneau

      I have also been struggling with many things lately and since I have come to know Christ some of my problems have gotten worse. I was saved in August of 2017 but my wife is not a believer. She has opposed many aspects of my faith and it has been a difficult journey so far. But I know that Jesus suffered and we will also suffer in his name. The more I trust God and understand his plan is different than mine and that he sometimes doesn’t answer prayers when we want him to, the more at peace I am with all of it. I am grateful for the Godly men that he has put into my life to lift up my arms when I just can’t hold them up. But the greatest man he has put in my life is his son. He has already won the battle and he is always there for us. I will be praying for you Keith. I also ask for prayers for my wife and my marriage. God bless you all.

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  3. Dennis

    Keith
    We are all brothers in this battle together. Isolation gives the enemy a place to reside in your life. Connect with others and stay vigilant. You are not alone.

    Lord
    I pray Keith would feel Your Presence and know that You are with him every step of the way. Help him with his doubts and help him hear your Still Small Voice. Speak to him where he is and help him get back to You.

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    • Dan R

      Amen!

      You are definitely not alone. I have been where you are Keith. It’s a daily struggle to get started on a consistent prayer life. But know this, when I took one step towards God, He took two towards me. He has made some awesome changes in me and my marriage over the past month. Stick with it. We are praying for you!

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  4. Edward C

    Great tips to us for a foundation! To God be the glory..

    Reply

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