“But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.” (Acts 9:22)
The Bible says that when Saul (also called Paul) got saved, he “increased the more in strength.” As believers, we should seek to become stronger in our faith and walk with God.
Here are 4 ways to become a stronger Christian.
#1—BY IDENTIFYING WITH GOD
(v.18) says, “he…arose, and was baptized.” The first thing he did was identify with Jesus by being baptized. Baptism doesn’t save you but it does identify us with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.
Do people at your school or where you work know that you are a Christian? The first step toward becoming a stronger Christian is being willing to publicly identify with Christ.
#2—BY OBEYING GOD
(v.19) says, “And when he had received meat, he was strengthened.” He received meat. Jesus said, “My meat is to do the will of him that sent me” (John 4:34). You will never become a strong Christian until you are willing to obey God’s will for your life.
#3—BY LEARNING FROM OTHERS
Next, (v.19) says, “Then was Saul certain days with the disciples…” We become stronger the more we are around stronger Christians. We learn from them how to be strong and it strengthens us. This is why attending church is so important.
#4—BY TELLING OTHERS ABOUT JESUS
(v.20, 29) says, “And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues…And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus…” One of the best ways to become a stronger Christian is by telling others about what Jesus has done in your life.
Our goal should be to become stronger for God each day. How can we do this? By identifying with Christ, by obeying Him, by learning from others, and by telling others about Jesus.