How To Pray With Faith

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Five Suggested Steps to Follow

 

1.  Live the life of faith.  Andrew Murray has stated, “Faith in the promise is the fruit of faith in the promiser.” I cannot have faith in what He has promised unless I have faith in Him as a person.  I must get to know Him and learn to trust Him.  Then I will grow to believe in what He says and promises.  Getting to know Him takes time, but perhaps not as much time as you think.   Eagerly pray and read your Bible every day.  Meditate on His Word every chance you get.  Then obey Him in everything He tells you.  Soon, sooner than you think, you will develop a close relationship with Him. You will love Him and trust Him.  This is the life of faith, and in this life there is much prayer.

 2.  Seek God’s will for every…

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Eight Ways to Increase Your Faith

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In my last post I wrote a little on how to have great faith instead of little faith.  If you are still not sure how you can increase your faith (make your faith more complete or consistent) here are a few ideas—taken from my book Prayer A to Z. 

Eight Ways to Increase Your Faith

 

1.  Take your unbelief to God.  Ask Him to fill you with the Holy Spirit and with His desire.  Surrender yourself completely to Him.  Be humble before Him and confess your sins and helplessness.  Be like the man who said to Jesus, “I believe; help my unbelief” (Mk. 9:24)!  Always remember that faith is a gift from God.  None of us were born with it; none of us can create it in ourselves.  We have to humbly ask for faith.  Asking for faith in prayer is the way we received it when we were…

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Little Faith vs Great Faith

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The apostle Peter, in 1 Peter 2:2, wrote, “As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the Word, that you may grow thereby.”  Here we see that spiritual growth is by the Word.  But what I want to point out is that since faith is the foundation of Christian life, when we grow spiritually, which is by the Word, our faith grows too.  Our spiritual growth is always a growth of faith.  And so we grow from faith to faith (Rom. 1:17).  Just as we were saved by faith, we live the Christian life by faith; and at every point we are to continue to live by faith—“from faith to faith.”           

Now the question is, why do some people have very little faith (their faith doesn’t seem to grow), while others have great faith (their faith grows and grows)? Here are…           

           

Four Reasons Why Some Remain In Their Little…

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Three Foundation Stones of Faith

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God has revealed Himself to us by His Word and through His Spirit; and by these He works in us to tell us who He is and what His will is; and He urges us and leads us according to His will.  Thus, these are, generally, the three foundation stones that we build our faith on: knowledge of His will, knowledge of His character, and whether we experience the urging of His Spirit.

 

Three Foundation Stones that we Build Our Faith On 

 

1.  Knowledge of God’s will 

The Bible tells us that “faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God (Rom. 10:17).  Hence, the will of God (concerning a certain thing) that comes to us in our ears, by His Spirit, and through our diligent study of the Word, builds in us a basis for our faith (in obtaining that certain thing).  This…

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What is Faith?

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Faith is the avenue through which every believer became a Christian; and it is the way every Christian should live.  I’m sure most believers would say that they desire to have a stronger faith.  I sure do.  Well I have 8 different blog posts ready to go on this subject, which are excerpts from my book Prayer A to Z.  This first one is most basic and what we need to know in order to begin this study.  I want to ask you right from the start if you would consider making some comments.  So, when you read this, think of that you want to contribute.

 

The Definition of Faith 

 Vines dictionary defines faith (pistis) as “firm persuasion, a conviction based on hearing.”  The verb of faith (pisteuo), translated as believe, is defined as: “to believe, to be persuaded of, to place confidence in, to…

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A New Prayer Focus: Reopen the U.S. by Easter

President Trump suggests the high goal of reopening the county on Easter Sunday–April 12th.

woke up extra early this morning and was unable to fall back to sleep. I had on my mind what President Trump was hoping for: that we could reopen the United States by Easter. That after so much suffering and lock-downs and being isolated from the world due to the Coronavirus, that we could, very soon, by Easter reopen our country. Here are three quotes from him that I read in my Newspaper this morning. He said,

I would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter.

Wouldn’t it be great to have all of the churches full?

You’ll have packed churches all over our country.

It does seem a little early for that to happen. But President Trump seems confident that it could happen, at least in most of the country. And what I have been thinking is, why don’t we make it a prayer! As long as the President is thinking that way, why don’t we as Christians get behind him with our prayers. What have we got to lose?  Let’s make it a matter of prayer with faith—a prayer focus. Let’s pray every day until Easter that God would heal our land and open up our schools and churches and our work places and meeting places. Like the President has said, “It will be a great celebration on that day.” And all believers will give thanks to the Lord.