Character, Discipline, Excellence, Faith, Family, Friendship, Influence, Prayer, Purpose

A Growing Faith

We’ve examined many bridges and connected them uniquely to excellence and our faith. As we conclude this series, we identify what may be necessary to keep our bridges structurally sound and long lasting. These bridge connections include intercession, foundation and support, legacy, relationships, and using gifts in ministry.

Over time, if intentional maintenance is not exercised, our bridge connections can suffer. For example, our foundations can become insecure, and our relationships can experience dryness or a lack of intimacy. We may even personally experience depression or a sense of isolation.

What are some ideas to keep these bridges open and active?

Our primary bridge is with our Heavenly Father. We know that if we do not maintain our relationship with the Lord, we can become spiritually drained. Revival comes when we regularly praise Him for who He is, thank Him for what He has done and is going to do, read and study God’s Word, and pray. An ongoing time of fellowship with our Father is crucial. It is not intended to be legalistic but a willingness from the heart.

Our deepest relationships grow when we share in faith and desire to grow spiritually in Christ. Regular, open communications encourage our support systems to be strengthened. We receive encouragement from one another as we develop trustworthy friendships that help us connect life to our faith.

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Our Faith Connection Challenge: Recall your bridge connections based on your lifestyle. What are some ways in which they may require maintenance? Identify actions that may be implemented to keep the bridges structurally sound for a lifetime.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for allowing each of us to make unique connections in so many ways. Help me to be sensitive to others and intentional in forming lasting friendships for Your glory. In Your precious name, Amen.

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