Elevation is not more, it is simply taking something to the next level. What if you have only a mustard seed size of faith? Take that mustard seed sized faith and raise it to the next level. That level may require more faith or it may require a different mindset. Based on the conversation I had, I'm going to focus on the latter. I'm not knocking increasing your faith because I believe that at some point your faith will increase, if you work to increase it. For now, let's shift back to the topic of elevating your faith and elevating your love.
So how do you elevate your faith? Based on the definitions, there are a few things you can do.
1) Raise your spiritual intellect. Huh? You can do this through studying and meditating on the word of God (2 Timothy 2:15) and other books to enhance your spiritual journey, being around godly people, and having godly conversations. Sounds simple, right? It actually is. The thing I love about elevating your spiritual intellect is that you become more aware of your journey and feel more comfortable witnessing to others. For me, my gratefulness meter increased drastically when my faith was elevated. I feel good when I'm able to understand a biblical reference or have a conversation and only have to look up 3 of the 7 biblical references.
2) Raise your confidence. Really? Yes, confidence. The more you have the more your faith shows. Still need a correlation? Think about a subject you know a lot about. For me, it's self-esteem. I do a lot of work with individuals needing help with self-esteem, so I've read about it and work on techniques to help me and my clients. The more I study and practice, the more confident I feel in discussing self-esteem. Your faith is the same way. The more you work at being confident, the more your faith elevates. Your conversations go to a whole new level. Your mindset changes. You no longer flock to idle tasks. The company you keep changes. Your situations change and your gratefulness meter increases.
I wish I could tell you this would change over night and your faith would elevate with a finger snap, but I can't. I took years for my faith to elevate to a point that I felt confident being me and loving me. Elevation takes motivation, perspiration, and preservation. I've found that the more you work at being a better you, the more Jesus' light shines down on you. I love the fact that anyone can elevate their faith and there is no glass ceiling for elevation. My prayer is that your faith will elevate as your love elevates. I pray you will love on a new level, with a deeper appreciation and respect for who you love and who loves you.