Romans 10:17 KJV
(17)  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

  • We must constantly study, read, and listen to the word of God. It builds faith.

Romans 10:8 KJV
(8)  But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

  • The words of God are words of faith. We must pay continual attention to Gods word.
Pray Without Ceasing

Luke 18:1 KJV
(1)  And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV
(17)  Pray without ceasing

  • We should be in a constant mode of prayer and thanksgiving. There is always something to pray about. We don't have to look far at all to find these things.

Luke 2:37 KJV
(37)  And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.

  • This lady stayed at church fasting and praying night and day.

1 Timothy 5:5 KJV
(5)  Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.

  •  Another example of praying night and day. Praying without ceasing.

2 Timothy 1:3 KJV
(3)  I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;

  • The Apostle Paul prayed night and day as well.

Prayer is essential to our well being and increasing our faith.
1. Always walk in love. 
2. Listen To The Word of God As Much As Possible.
3. Read and Study the Word of God As Much As Possible.
4. Meditate on the Word of God as Much As Possible.
5. Pray as much as possible. 
Mark 11:20-26 KJV
(20)  And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
(21)  And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
(22)  And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
(23)  For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
(24)  Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
(25)  And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
(26)  But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

  • Jesus connects answered prayer with forgiveness. "Walking in love"

Galatians 5:6 KJV
(6)  For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

  • Faith works by love.

John 6:63 KJV
(63)  It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

  • Jesus declared that His words were spirit and they ARE life. If we want a better life it's going to have to happen through the Word of God.  God's word is filled with life!, His words are life! His word does for our spirit man what natural food does for our bodies. It brings nourishment and life!

Proverbs 4:20-23 KJV
(20)  My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
(21)  Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
(22)  For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
(23)  Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

  • Pay close attention to the word of God.
  • Verse 20 says listen.
  • Verse 21 says study/read and keep them inwardly.
  • Verse 22 says this will bring life and health.
  • Verse 23 says that the issues of life come out of the heart but it must be a heart that is filled with the words of God.

Meditate on the Word of God as much as possible.

Joshua 1:8 KJV
(8)  This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

  • Constantly pondering and thinking about the word of God and the principles of living.
Thinking the Correct Thoughts

Proverbs 23:7 KJV
(7)  For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

  • We turn into what we think. Again, we must constantly think and meditate upon Gods word. Gods word brings life.
Saying the Correct Things.

Mark 11:23 KJV
(23)  For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

  • You will have what you say if you do not doubt in your heart.
  • Feed your faith.
  • Starve your doubts.

Matthew 9:18-22 KJV
(18)  While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.
(19)  And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.
(20)  And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
(21)  For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
(22)  But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

  • Verse 21 says "For she said within herself". It all starts on the inside. In our heart and in our mind.