Are You a New Believer?
Growing in the Lord
As a new Believer, you can have a whirlwind of emotions from excitement and anticipation to worry and wonder. We encourage you to find a verse that reminds you to stay focused on the Lord.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”—Matthew 6:33
Jesus said that Heaven bursts with joy every time a new Believer repents. “Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” (Luke 15:10).
This means that the enemy no longer has an eternal hold on your life (John 5:24). However, just as mature Believers are faced with spiritual battles, so will you be faced.
This is why it’s essential to stay connected to other Believers and the Word of God so that you can walk out your faith with confidence.
The enemy wants to steal the confidence you have in Christ’s work on the cross. Remind him, and yourself, that the Messiah has set you free (John 8:36)!
To continue growing in the Lord…
- Commit to daily devotional time with the Lord
- Surround yourself with like-minded Believers
- Wash your mind with the Word of God
How to Strengthen Your Faith in the Lord
Step 1: Start by praying in the Spirit. As a new Believer, you can feel stuck in your prayers. You might not have the words to say or know what to pray, but the Holy Spirit intercedes on your behalf. Tune your ears to hear the God’s voice.
This way of praying involves the heart, mind, emotions, and intellect. First, spend time asking God to give you the desires of His heart. Pray God’s promises back to Him. This aligns your mind, will, and emotions with His.
“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”—Romans 8:26
Step 2: Check out the resources below. We understand every Believer needs support and encouragement to grow in the Lord. That’s why we’ve developed resources for you to use during your personal time. Use them as a springboard into your study and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you as you read them so you can have wisdom and understanding to mature in your faith.
Step 3: Meditate and declare God’s Word. One of the most powerful things you can do during your devotional time with the Lord is to declare His life-giving Word. It is by the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony that the enemy is overcome. We encourage you to choose verses each week that state your identity in Christ and declare those each morning.
“’And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.’”—Revelation 12:11
“Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘Therefore I hope in Him!’”—Lamentations 3:22-24
Resources to Help You Grow in the Lord
- Why Some Prayers Go Unanswered
Have you ever wondered why prayers go unanswered? A frequent response is, “God sometimes answers with, ‘No’ or ‘Wait.’” While yes, this is true, there could be other reasons for the seemingly silent response. Read the Full Article Here…
- How to Pray God’s Promises
We all face challenges – challenges in relationships, challenges at work, and challenges in our families. But sometimes the most significant challenges are in our minds. The struggles we have in the physical realm are largely a manifestation of the challenges we face in the spiritual realm and in our thought lives. Read the Full Article Here…
- How to Pray the Lord’s Prayer and Have What is Written in Heaven Manifest on Earth
How many times have you read, heard, recited, or prayed the Lord’s Prayer? If you are like many in the Church today, the answer is probably hundreds of times. You might even have the Lord’s Prayer framed in your house somewhere.
Now, let me ask you another question. Have you felt as if the Lord’s Prayer doesn’t go beyond the ceiling? You pray, but there is no deliverable received or manifestation seen…. Read the Full Article Here…
- The Power of True Identity
For more than 20 years, I’ve contemplated, studied, and prayed over the scripture Matthew 7:22-23. How does this scripture reveal our true identity? Is this a Word for the Church today to understand how the Jewish roots of the faith point to her true identity? Read the Full Article Here…
- Are You Ready for Change?
We, as Believers, are called to live victoriously to walk in dominion! But how is that possible when so many of us feel that we can never seem to master even the smallest hurdles? Read the Full Article Here…
- How Faith Grows
Faith grows when we activate the power of dominion that is given to us by way of the Holy Spirit. Activating the fruits of the Spirit grows our faith. There are direct connections and divine order between the fruit, action, and your God-ordained destiny. Read the Full Article Here…
- How to Have Devotional Time with God
All of us desire a deeper relationship with God. We know the fruits of the relationship are peace, joy, thanksgiving, power, healing, renewal and restoration. When your devotional time with the Lord is done in earnest, He brings you closer to His heart. There are real biblical applications to having meaningful and powerful devotionals that lead to restoration and breakthrough. Read the Full Article Here…
- One New Man: What Should this Mean to the Believer?
In today’s Church, there are many conversations regarding the “One New Man” concept that Paul speaks of in Ephesians 2:15. As we see in the Word, this is not a new concept… quite the contrary; it has actually been included in the Bible since it was first canonized.
Words of Encouragement
Here is a list of Bible verses for you to meditate on and to declare today…
- “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.”—Colossians 3:12-13
- “He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.”—Psalm 91:4
- “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct your paths.”—Proverbs 3:5-6
- “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”—Isaiah 40:31
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We will provide you with additional resources and support as you continue your journey of growing in the Lord.
The more you align your time, tasks, and activities with God’s Kingdom, the more satisfied you will be. The Bible tells us that those who hunger and thirst for righteousness will be filled. So, pray for the Holy Spirit to place that hunger and thirst within your soul.
I pray hope, peace, and love are released in your life. I speak, “Shalom, Shalom,” over you.
- “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.”—Matthew 5:6
I have more questions. Where do I go?
- Download the FREE One New Man Guide that answers questions about the feasts, the Jewish calendar, and more.
- Watch our service’s weekly LIVE stream and gain more insights about your covenant relationship with the Lord.
- Discover how God wants to use you for His Kingdom by unlocking your Godly Strengths.
1-on-1 Prayer with Our Freedom Prayer Team
If you need prayer that helps you break the assignment of the enemy, please schedule a 1-on-1 personal prayer appointment with our prayer team. Be encouraged as you receive direction and revelation.