bible studies (441)

by Irma Green  

 

Women of God, you have been given divine destiny. You are a powerful woman of God. You are called appointed and anointed. There is a power in you that will propel you into your destiny. I want you to know that God has called you to be a woman of influence.

You have the power to see your purpose, recognize your anointing, and look forward to your destiny. The big things you've only dreamed of before are now in your reach. The things you've only imaged are about to be manifested

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by PamFord Davis  

 

 

I’m serious when it comes to food temperature; I like my hot foods HOT. There’s something else I like; that’s soup. It just might be at the top of my comfort foods list. Today, I got what I like.

An area church held an association missions meeting. I was pleased to find a variety of crock pot soups at the luncheon and chose hearty vegetable. It was piping hot. In my haste to eat and rush home, I ate too fast.

As much as I enjoyed the soup, I didn’t like burning my tongue

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When you are blessed, things become easy for you to do. You will hear testimonies all over. If you are poor, you receive financial breakthrough. If you are weak, you receive strength, If you are sick, you receive healing in your body. One thing that you should know about God is that He is good all the time. That means that His nature is goodness. There is no time He will want to do evil to you. His blessings are like rain. His love is unconditional. The Bible says that God so loved the world tha

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by Sonja Mattison  

 Society and media can sometimes convey underlying messages to us that may cause us to question our identity. Such subliminal messages can present ideas for us to strive to be someone or something else.  For example, beauty advertisements can be one-sided when they base their views on skin color, size, shape, hair, or style.  Often, beauty is defined by “society’s standards.”

            Although marketing is known to just market products, at the same time, the messages go be

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by Lorraine Taylor  

 

 

"Be still and know that I am God" Psalm 46:10

 The words 'be still' were written in the context of a time of war; therefore, we should consider the verse with that context in mind. The English interpretation of to 'be still' is to "cease striving, or stop struggling."

To stop struggling is to learn to let go of that which we as a human cannot ‘fix’, resolve or remedy; confessing our helplessness. We then place our belief in God, who is faithful to fulfill all his promise

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Daily Devotional: Before and After

by PamFord Davis  

 

Before and after pictures are frequently used in weight loss advertisements. Our eyes are quickly drawn to the images when we see a drastic change and improvement.

There were no cameras at Legion’s transformation; yet, there were eye witnesses.

Legion before …

“Then they sailed to the country of the Gadarenes, which is opposite Galilee.  And when He stepped out on the land, there met Him a certain man from the city who had demons for a long time. And he wore no clothes, n

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by Lorraine Taylor  

 

In the strange events of life, it is impossible to visualize or picture what the next 'thing' or even what the next moment will bring.

There is no pandemic, no doubting, no behavior, no questioning, no mistake, no regret, and nothing that will ever keep us from the love of God. The harsh adversities we experienced in the past, now or in the future, will never remove God's love.  

As unexpected circumstances crash into our now, and we find ourselves in dark places, feeling

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“Amplified Bible John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation, distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]”


So many places in the Bible speak of peace, this means that if peace is important to us, it is of even more importance to God. But, this perfect peace the Bible speaks of seems only to be

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Daily Devotional: White Gold

by PamFord Davis  

 It’s not Jed Clampett’s Texas tea (oil). It was once called white gold. King Cotton was one of the leading exports in early 1800’s America. Rural Northeast Louisiana has produced high amounts of cotton; now most farmers plant corn and soybeans. Yet, I do see some beautiful cotton fields. My husband and passed a bumper crop yesterday.

Hats off to farmers who plant the seeds!

 “Listen then to the parable of the sower.  When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does no

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Daily Devotional: Thirsty?

 by PamFord Davis  
 

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled (Matthew 5:6 NKJV).”

It’s not by chance or so called coincidence.

God is persistent; He uses repetition to get His point across. A common spiritual theme will pop up repeatedly.

I pay attention.

In this instance, the theme is thirst. The LORD creates a thirst for intimacy with Him; He alone satisfies and quenches that thirst.

“As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So pants my soul fo

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by Lorraine Taylor  

 

 

"We know that all things work together for good, for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose?" Romans 8:28 NRSV

Believers, you, I, and we are personally and intricately loved by God whose holiness grasps hold of each human being. It is the pursuit of divine love who is orchestrating all events, all circumstances, and all challenges, inviting each one nearer to his passion.

The ‘things’ that occur can be ones allowed, consequences from poor choices, an

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Daily Devotional: Wonderful Father

by PamFord Davis  

 

 

Ladies, does this situation sound familiar?

You’ve been invited to attend a party or preparing to celebrate a special occasion. After looking through your full clothes closet, you talk to yourself.

‘I don’t have a thing to wear.’

Wild flowers…

Wonderful Father!

“And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one o

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by Tesse Wilson  

 

What's hurting you?
What's eating you up on the inside?
What is it that is sabotaging your progress?
What is it that stands in the way of your success?

It's something inside of you
Self- destructive thoughts
Wrong ways of thinking
The limits you place upon yourself
The negatives words you dwell on
Rewinding painful memories in your mind
Fearful thoughts about the future
Living in the prison of the past
Worried, confused
Living with a wounded heart
But masking

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Waiting is not one of the things humans are used to. No one likes to wait; especially when the results of other people can be seen. Another reason why waiting seems so difficult is because most people do not know what to do during this period. They then begin to feel their life is on hold. In today’s devotional, we will talk on the topic “The other side of waiting; testimony of God’s faithfulness in hard times”


• It’s hard to keep waiting when it seems everyone else is ahead of you. What we fa

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by PamFord Davis  

 

 

It’s all about Him…

“He must increase, but I must decrease (John 3:30 NASB).”

To God Be the Glory {1875/ Lyrics: Fanny Crosby/ Music: William Howard Doane/ Public Domain}                                                                                            
1 To God be the glory, great things he hath done:
so loved he the world that he gave us his son,
who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
and opened the lifegate that all may go in.

Refrain:
Praise

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As compassionate and as loving as God is, he isn't bound to react to your struggles or your cries. He only reacts to your prayers. Many people feel God is all powerful and can cause anything to happen anytime. Whilst this may be true, it's also not true. God gave man power to have dominion on earth, God isn't sharing that power with him. He gave earth to man. So the only way to involve God in the activities of the earth is through prayer. God is limited to your prayers. So where you struggle,

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by PamFord Davis  

 

 

It’s all about Him…

“He must increase, but I must decrease (John 3:30 NASB).”

To God Be the Glory {1875/ Lyrics: Fanny Crosby/ Music: William Howard Doane/ Public Domain}                                                                                            
1 To God be the glory, great things he hath done:
so loved he the world that he gave us his son,
who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
and opened the lifegate that all may go in.

Refrain:
Praise

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Psalm 27:14- Wait in the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

The topic of today, “Why is God asking me to wait?” Waiting is actually one of the things people struggle with the most. Keeping a person waiting usually ends up in making the person annoyed, so when we realize God is telling us to wait, a lot of questions go through our through our hearts and one foremost question, “Why should I wait?”
Sometimes these questions drive us away from G

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