Writing Prompts: Build a Tower of Faith

Part 1: What Is Your Tower to Build in 2014?

construction worker looking up at tower built from Legos

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In Luke 14:28, Jesus says, “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?” This verse reminds me to be wise when setting my goals, but it also reminds me to continue building my faith — my tower!

Writing Prompt: What element of your faith do you plan to build in the new year?

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Part 2: What Are the Costs to Building Your Faith in 2014?

In Luke 14:28, Jesus says, “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?” Any building project has associated costs – even when it comes to building your faith.

Writing Prompt: What are the costs of building your faith this year?

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Part 3: Setting a Goal to Build Your Faith in the New Year

In Luke 14:28, Jesus says, “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?” Even with a worthy goal, a building project still needs a plan. Your plan to build your faith need not be complicated, but you still need a few steps to get started.

Writing Prompt: What goals have you set to build your faith this year?

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Part 4: Your Goal Is Just a Collection of Steps

In Luke 14:28, Jesus says, “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?” Even with a worthy goal, a building project still needs a plan. Your plan to build your faith need not be complicated, but you still need a few steps to get started.

Writing Prompt: What steps will you take this year to build your faith?

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Part 5: Just Take One Step

In Luke 14:28, Jesus says, “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?” Building your relationship with God may seem like an overwhelming goal. Yet all goals are reached by simply taking one step at a time.

Writing Prompt: What is one step you can take right now to grow in your faith? Why does taking one step seem less overwhelming than reaching an entire goal?