Anita and Ben Wedding Photo

Wedding photo

Is Your Faith Growing?

“From One Christian to Another…”

I’ve heard it said that if your faith isn’t growing, it’s dying. What do you think about this? Is your faith currently growing? Do you daily read the Bible? Do you spend time talking to God?

Connected to a Church?                                         

Are you in a church among sisters and brothers in Christ? You know, the devil likes to pick off “lone rangers.” We need to stay connected. Proverbs says, “Iron sharpens iron.” We need other Christians to challenge and encourage us. We need them to comfort us when tragedies strike.

BenWe Need to Share our Faith

We also need to study the Bible together. We can share insights with each other. A Ladies small group Bible study has been a huge blessing in my life. There we learn together, share together, pray together.

Our House Must be Built on the Rock          Cross-Cultural Couples - Ben Talks at Lutheran Churches

The psalm says we should be like a “tree planted by the waters with our roots deep.” Jesus said following Him is like building a house upon a rock so that when the winds come, the house stands. The body of Christ helps our roots go deep. It helps us build our house on the rock.

Because the winds will come. The waters will rise. We live in a fallen world with bodies flawed by the inheritance of sin. We will someday die. Perhaps that’s the most important time when we will need a solid foundation.

Preparing fields - manual laborOur Faith is Our Most Treasured Possession

Your faith is your most treasured possession. Don’t neglect it. The church is a marvelous blessing. Don’t take it for granted. Don’t be a Christmas and Easter Christian. Don’t enter the church three times in your life: to be baptized, married, and buried.

Don’t Ignore What God Has Done for You!

Suppose you gave your life to someone only to have them ignore you. You would be hurt and devastated. I wonder if God feels the same way. He died on the cross for you to provide you forgiveness and a life of eternity with Him. And you can’t be bothered to maintain your faith? May it never be said of any of us.                                                                                                                  light, bright, & damn near white - Painting of Liberia's First President Joseph Jenkins Roberts

Blessings on your journey of faith, anita

Beyond Myself Book Cover by Author Anita Katherine DennisBeyond Myself: The Farm Girl & the African Chief

I describe my journey of faith in my memoir of my love story. During the 1960s, I married my anthropology professor who was a hereditary African Chief of the Mende tribe in West Africa. This led me to visit Africa a number of times and live in his remote village for a year with our 3 boys doing lay missionary work. I certainly didn’t do things perfectly. And yet, the Lord has been so gracious in my life! I can only praise and thank Him!