bible study (333)

by PamFord Davis  

 

Do you toss and turn all night?

Maybe you’re blessed with a good night’s sleep.

Do others tip-toe through the house to avoid awakening you?

Mothers of newborn babies look forward to the day when their children will sleep through the night and during naps. That will allow mom to catch up on her own sleep and housework during nap time.

Aren’t you glad that God never sleeps? His prayer room is always open.

In faith, we can rest easy. He’s awake and watching over us.

We ca

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I am reminded of these lyrics by Alvin Slaughter: lay down your burdens at the altar, cast all your cares upon the Lord. There is no reason for a heavy heart, no need to worry anymore.
Yes! You guessed right! Our topic today is Stop Worrying!

Matthew 6 verse 34 tells us not to worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
One thing a lot of believers ask is this: “if a lot of scriptures in the bible tells us not to worry, why then am I so worried, where are all these worrying comi

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by PamFord Davis  

 

 

A life transformed…

Saul’s life was completely changed by the Lord, Jesus Christ.

He would never be the same.

“Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?’

And he said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’

Then the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’

So he, trembling and astonished, said, ‘Lord, what do You want me to do?’

Then the Lord said to him, ‘Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must

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Not everyone will be happy with your blessings and promotion. Learn to keep your mouth shut.
The adverse danger of talking too much is that you do not know who is happy or unhappy with the news you are sharing. A bitter truth is, not everyone is happy with your blessing, not everyone is happy with your progress. While some people are just jealous, envious and toxic wanting no good for their neighbors, some other persons just have not mastered how to deal with other people’s success without the

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Daily Devotional: Purposeful Prayer


By PamFord Davis

Before calling men to follow in His steps, Jesus prayed with passion. It started by calling out to God with purposeful prayer.

Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles: Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew; Matthew and Thomas; Ja

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We live in a society where worth and value is measured by our possessions, position, and power. So many women struggle against the strain of trying to keep up and compare themselves to other women who seem to have it all. As women, we feel we are not worthy and valuable when what we do would be looked-down by most of society, hence the all too familiar game of comparison and feelings of being unworthy crouch upon us.
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Jesus’ ministry comprised of many things. There was salvation, transformation, deliverance, healing and many more. One of the key ministry of Jesus was the miraculous. The miraculous are things that do not make sense to the normal man but it works. Through the scriptures, we see God do many strange things. This mystery of the miraculous is an advantage for the people in the kingdom of God. It is to show that God is indeed the creator of the world and He sustains the ability to do all He wants to

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How often have you heard the term “godly woman” and what does it really mean to be a godly woman? It might sound very cliche or idealistic, but we can better understand this concept of a godly woman with the help of scripture, because only scripture can define a godly woman. Not an instagram post, not a talk, show or movie, but scripture. Scripture defines a godly woman. We have to look at what the bible says. We need to specifically look at and know what god's purpose was when he created woman,

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Daily Devotional: Endearing Name

by PamFord Davis  

 

 

“And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba, Father (Galatians 4:6 HCSB)!”

Da-da and Daddy are often a child’s first words.

It seals the relationship between father and child.

The bond is unbreakable between God the Father and God the Son.

Jesus was an obedient Son; He pleased the Father.

“After Jesus was baptized, He went up immediately from the water. The heavens suddenly opened for Him,and He saw the Spirit of God de

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Daily Devotional: Endearing Name

by PamFord Davis  

 

 

“And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba, Father (Galatians 4:6 HCSB)!”

Da-da and Daddy are often a child’s first words.

It seals the relationship between father and child.

The bond is unbreakable between God the Father and God the Son.

Jesus was an obedient Son; He pleased the Father.

“After Jesus was baptized, He went up immediately from the water. The heavens suddenly opened for Him,and He saw the Spirit of God de

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Daily Devotional: It's Contagious

by PamFord Davis  

 

 

I love watching excited young children; their joy is contagious and I gladly get exposed.

They smile, laugh, clap their hands and jump up and down. Sometimes they even twirl around in circles until they get dizzy.

Joy is not only for the young.

“Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the ninth hour, the hour of prayer. And a man who had been unable to walk from birth was being carried, whom they used to set down every day at the gate of the temple which

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Daily Devotional: Stand Firm

by PamFord Davis  

 

 

“When the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, ‘Moses, Moses!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’ Then He said, ‘Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground (Exodus 3:4-5 NASB).”

God was preparing Moses for a mighty work. He stood on holy God.

But the LORD…

“But the Lord is in His holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before Him (Habakkuk 2:20 NASB).”

The LO

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by C. Maggie Woychik  

 

What is a passionate Christian woman? Well, she's not a woman who's perfect, peerless or guiltless, but as human as you and me. A passionate Christian woman simply has a passion for the things of God and is driven to do something about it.
This woman thirsts for God. God is the driving force of her existence, the meaning behind her life. She doesn't live primarily for the latest fads, fashions, or fancies, but for God. She cares little for fame or fortune, recognition or

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by PamFord Davis  

 

How’s the weather up there?

At 5 feet tall, I’ve never been asked that question.

At  9’ 9” Goliath blocked the winds.

“Saul and the men of Israel gathered and camped in the Valley of Elah; then they lined up in battle formation to face the Philistines.

The Philistines were standing on one hill, and the Israelites were standing on another hill with a ravine between them. Then a champion named Goliath, from Gath, came out from the Philistine camp. He was nine feet,

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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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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 Tonja Taylor  

 Clothing is much more than just what we put on our bodies to cover our private parts. 

God gave clear instructions on how He wanted His priests to dress, to approach Him and come before the people (Exodus). That was Old Testament.

And of the blue and purple and scarlet [stuff] they made finely wrought garments for serving in the Holy Place; they made the holy garments for Aaron, as the Lord had commanded Moses.--Exodus 39:1

Since my favorite color is blue--and I think it mus

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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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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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