James 1:6, But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

James 1:22, Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

At Cottonwood Creek, I’ve been teaching a series about growing a great faith. One of the best ways to grow your faith is by making decisions. Nothing happens in our lives without first making a decision to do something and then taking action to make something happen.  For every ten dreamers in the world, there’s only one decision-maker. For every ten decision-maker there’s only one who puts their faith into action for God. Most people have dreams, but they never get to the step of making the decision and putting their faith into action.

True faith is active not passive. Faith is not merely wishing and hoping for a great faith but actively taking steps to grow your faith! The Bible is pretty clear that the best ways we grow our faith is to make God a priority in our lives. For most of us, making God a priority in our lives requires making some decisions to change.
The Bible gives us a few simple changes we can make that will have a huge impact on our faith: Read the Bible and Prioritize worship. If you want to grow your faith,remember that “true faith is making a decision to follow God and then taking action!”

Take care and have a blessed day!

John Mark Caton, Ph.D

What did you hear?
What did God say to you as you read today’s Scripture and devotion?


What do you Think?
How does it apply to your life?


What will you do?
Don’t just be a hearer of the Word. Be a doer of the Word. (James 1:22)


Now talk to God
This is where you turn your thoughts into prayer. It could be a prayer or gratitude of praise. It could be a prayer of confession or a request for God’s help. It’s up to you. Take a minute to write a prayer or response to what God said to you.