Tag Archives: John Calvin

Spiritual Health & Healing: Remission by Forgiveness (1/2)

Remission and Forgiveness Our God, you bless everyone whose sins you forgive and wipe away. You bless them by saying, “You told me your sins, without trying to hide them, and now I forgive you.” Before I confessed my sins, my … Continue reading

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Spiritual Wisdom: Insight into the Unseen

Spiritual Wisdom He granteth wisdom unto whom He wills: and whoever is granted wisdom has indeed been granted wealth abundant. But none bears this in mind save those who are endowed with insight. [Quran 2:269]. What is the difference between information, knowledge and wisdom? … Continue reading

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Intercessory Prayer: Fasting and Abstinence (6/7)

Fasting and Prayer So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes. [Daniel 9:3(NIV)]. Fasting and intercessory prayers are often found together in Scripture. Abstinence and voluntary … Continue reading

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Intercessory Prayer: Sacred Vows and Promises to God (4/7)

Intercessory Prayer: Vows & Promises to God Make vows to the LORD your God and fulfill them; let all the neighboring lands bring gifts to the One to be feared. [Psalm 76:11 (NIV)]. Our life of faith can be seen as … Continue reading

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Gift of Repentance: Turning to God (1/2)

Repentance: Turning to God Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your … Continue reading

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Willpower, Temptations and Attrition of Self-esteem

Willpower, Temptations and  Self-esteem There he [Jesus] told them, “Pray that you will not give in to temptation.” [Luke 22:40 ]. Temptations prompt us to accept behavior inimical to our well-being. These and enticements are precursors to what our conscience considers reprehensible … Continue reading

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Fasting and Repentance: Turning the Heart

Fasting and Repentance … Repentance is a contract with God for a second life. A penitent is a buyer of humility. Repentance is constant distrust of bodily comfort … Repentance is the daughter of hope and the renunciation of despair. … Continue reading

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Fasting Defined: Etymology & Purpose of Devotional Fasting (1/3)

Etymology & Purpose of Religious Fasting A holy and lawful fast has three ends in view. We use it either to mortify and subdue the flesh, that it may not wanton, or to prepare the better for prayer and holy … Continue reading

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Piety pi: From the Silent Pulpit to the Pious Pew (2/2)

From the Silent Pulpit to the Pious Pew  This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but … Continue reading

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Divine Guidance: Searching for Higher Consciousness

Searching for Divine Guidance For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice, And … Continue reading

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