Category Archives: Prayer A to Z Excerpts

Five Reasons Why Forgiving Another Seems So Difficult

1. Pride. Pride I think is the main reason why it’s so hard to forgive. Pride makes it harder for us to trust God. We say to ourselves, I don’t want to forgive, and I don’t have to!  And so … Continue reading

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Forgiving Yourself

  Forgiving yourself is what you will naturally do when you accept and receive God’s forgiveness.  When you are forgiven by Him, His forgiveness flows to you and gives you the strength you need to forgive yourself. The reason why … Continue reading

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Why We Sometimes Don’t Feel Forgiven 

    God tells us in 1 John 1:9 that if we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  This verse doesn’t say anything about repentance, but … Continue reading

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How to Receive and Be Cleansed By God’s Forgiveness

  God’s forgiveness is a gift that we receive by faith.  Just as we were saved by His grace through faith (Eph. 2:8-9), His constant, day by day forgiveness also comes by grace through faith.  We can’t earn it by … Continue reading

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Five Wrong Reasons to Fast

  In a previous blog post I gave twelve good reasons to fast, and I invite you to look at that post. In this post I want to bring to you the wrong reasons to fast, just to make sure … Continue reading

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Fasting: Three Categories of Fasts

  When you pray, sometimes it is beneficial to fast. There are all kinds or types of fasts. Here are three categories of fasts.    Fasts That Depict the Degree of the Fast Normal fast.  This is a fast from … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why Most Christians Don’t Fast

  I would say that most Christians these days don’t fast.  Here are three reasons why: We have reacted against extremism.  Those whom we have read about in the Bible who have fasted, most of those in the early church … Continue reading

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