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The Best Ways to Nurture Your Faith

The best ways to nurture your faith.

As a Christian mom, I’ve discovered that nurturing my faith is a journey filled with both quiet moments of self-reflection and the chaos of everyday living. Over the years, I have discovered that faith isn’t just something you practice in church on Sundays, but something that weaves its way through every aspect of our lives. And for me, certain practices have helped me to nurture my faith through the various seasons of womanhood.

My Morning Routine

It has become a part of me to start my day with God. Having tried different times of the day, I can tell you from my experience that starting my day with God hits differently. Mornings in my home like most homes are a beautiful blend of bustling activity and precious moments of solitude. When my children were much younger, it was a whirlwind of preparing breakfast, finding lost shoes, packing school lunches, and ensuring everyone had what they needed for the day. Amidst this, I found solace in waking up just a bit earlier than everyone else.

I usually sit on my favourite reclining sofa with my journaling Bible, pen and highlighters ready for fellowship with God. This is my sacred time alone with God without any distractions. I found that beginning my day with the scripture and prayer set a peaceful tone for everything that followed. One verse that became a cornerstone for me is Matthew 6:33, which says; “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.” In those quiet moments, I can always feel God strongly preparing me for whatever the day will bring.

And just this past week, I received The Weekly Habits Project: A Challenge to Journal, Reflect, and Make Tiny Changes for Big Results in the mail which I have fallen in love with and have since added to my morning routine. It is a year-long guided journal designed to inspire and support individuals on their journey to personal growth and spiritual development. The book is a part of “The Weekly Project Series” and stands out as a compassionate companion that encourages readers to celebrate progress over perfection.

The book offers so many benefits but here are a few that stand out.

  1. Guided Reflection: Each week, the journal presents a practical theme focused on Godly growth, accompanied by a short yet powerful Bible verse for reflection and meditation. It serves as a source of inspiration to guide thoughts and jumpstart the habit-building process. I was amazed when I began using the journal and I turned to week 1 to find my cornerstone scripture, Luke 12:31 as the beginning scripture in the journal. Isn’t God amazing?
  2. Journaling Prompts: The book provides thoughtfully crafted prompts and ample space for readers to chronicle their journey toward real, lasting change. It’s a space to document progress, setbacks, and insights as one navigates through the challenges of cultivating new habits. I love how the prompts are relatable and always connect with the daily struggles we may encounter.
  3. Calming Imagery: The journal showcases colourful photography and gentle watercolours, creating a visually soothing experience that complements the reflective nature of the journaling process.
  4. Durable Design: With a beautiful ribbon marker, readers can easily mark their spot in the journal. The book’s size and design make it convenient to carry in a tote bag or place on a nightstand, ensuring it’s always within reach for daily reflections.
  5. Versatile Use: “The Weekly Habits Project” is perfect for New Year’s goal setting or starting new habits at any time of the year. It fits well into various life stages, making it an ideal gift for friends or oneself, especially for those who enjoy the other books in the series.

Overall, “The Weekly Habits Project” is more than just a journal; it’s a tool for transformation, offering a structured yet flexible approach to building the spiritual, mental, and emotional habits that many long to cultivate. Click here to get your copy or click here to enter in the giveaway.

In Difficult Times

There was a time when I had health challenges. The weight of uncertainty and worry started to kick in and at a point, I started to feel overwhelmed. One night, I prayed as usual and told God that since I had prayed about the challenge, I would not worry about it. And that night I had a dream where God instructed me to do certain things to feel better. I woke up from that dream and did exactly what God instructed and that was the beginning of my healing journey. Sometimes, we can’t see the whole picture, but we have to trust that God is with us, guiding us even through the hard times.

In the following weeks, I leaned heavily on prayer and took God’s promises from the scriptures to him. And because he has done it before, I have strong convictions he will do it again.

Fasting

Another great way to nurture your faith is through fasting. Monday is my dedicated day of fasting when I abstain from food, water, entertainment, social media and others. I’m sure you already know the great benefits of fasting but what stands out to me always is how sensitive I become to the voice of God. Every time I fast, all of the raging noises in my head get silenced and my body never feels better. So I will encourage you to also embark on fasting during set days and times to seek God’s face. Before you fast, please get a clearance from your doctor to make sure you are fit.

The Power of Fellowship and Service

One of the most significant ways I’ve nurtured my faith is through fellowship with other brethren in the church. There’s something incredibly powerful about serving in the house of God. Yielding myself to God’s use is instrumental to my growing faith and this is something I look forward to every week.

Serving Others

Jesus taught us to love our neighbours as ourselves, and one of the most fulfilling ways I’ve nurtured my faith is by serving others by constantly volunteering for events that bring relief to others. My daughters and I also take gently used clothing, shoes and toys to donation locations like Goodwill to bless those in need regularly.

Through Creativity

I’ve also found that expressing my faith through creativity has been incredibly fulfilling. Whether it’s through writing, podcasting, cooking, or music, using our gifts to glorify God can be a powerful way to nurture our spiritual growth. For me, writing has always been a way to process my thoughts and experiences.

I started a journal where I write about my prayers, reflections on scripture, and moments when I feel God’s presence in my life. The practice has become a form of worship and a way to document my spiritual journey. It’s amazing to look back and see how God has been working in my life through the years. This is why I also love “The Weekly Habits Project: A Challenge to Journal, Reflect, and Make Tiny Changes for Big Results.”

In conclusion, nurturing faith as a Christian woman is a lifelong journey filled with highs and lows, moments of clarity and times of doubt. But through it all, God is with us, guiding us, and helping us to grow. Remember, it’s not about being perfect but about being present in your walk with God. Embrace each season with grace, knowing that every step you take is a step closer to him.

If this resonates with you, please leave a comment below. Have a blessed week!

2 Responses on this post

  1. Wonderful write up Bola. Keep up the good work. God will continue to fill you with knowledge and understanding of him. Love u.

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