Faith isn't something we create, but it is definitely something we can help ignite by being open to the work and presence of the Holy Spirit. Faith is a fire we can stoke when we purposely align our lives with the priorities of Christ and the mission of God. We do that, we ignite faith that has been given to us when we spend time daily reading Scripture, reach out with compassion to those who are suffering, develop the spiritual practice of intentionally living and giving generously to the church and other organizations that share Christ's values, join with other people of faith in small groups of spiritual support and faith exploration, and worship God our Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer.
As we are getting ready to start up a new program year I invite you to think about how your faith might be ignited this fall. In fact, the Spiritual Growth Ministry team is doing more than wondering; they have chosen this exact question for a September question of the month.
What will you do to ignite your faith?