THE MERCY OF GOD [STUDY]       

Mercy can be defined as the act of showing kindness to someone, or compassion given to someone who has erred. Mercy can also mean alleviating suffering and refraining from causing one harm when it's within one's power to do so. God is mercy. When we say God is mercy we don’t mean it’s what He … Continue reading         THE MERCY OF GOD [STUDY]       

Power to Conceive

Photo by MART PRODUCTION: By faith, Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age since she considered him faithful who had promised. Hebrews 11:11 Speaking about Sarah birthing a child in old age. Before Sarah could conceive she needed something, she needed supernatural enablement because it was impossible for her … Continue reading Power to Conceive

8 Conversation Starters for a First Date

Photo by Ekrulila Meeting someone on a first date can be daunting. It can be a fun experience or it can be traumatic. You never know what you are getting. The essence of a first date is to test whether there is a possibility of something more. Sometimes, you can tell right off the bat … Continue reading 8 Conversation Starters for a First Date

Spiritual Pride

Photo by Leio McLaren The LORD was very angry with Solomon, for his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice. He had warned Solomon specifically about worshipping other gods, but Solomon did not listen to the LORD’s command. 1 Kings 11:9-10 Solomon was a man … Continue reading Spiritual Pride

The Blessing [Bible Study]

We can say that the blessing is God’s favor touching every aspect of a man’s life. When God looks favorably on a man, he becomes blessed. What activates the blessing? Serving God. You shall serve the LORD your God, and he will bless your bread and water, and I will take sickness away from you. … Continue reading The Blessing [Bible Study]

God of Promise

Photo by Liv Bruce The LORD graciously remembered and visited Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for her as He had promised. So Sarah conceived and gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time which God had spoken to him. Genesis 21:1-2 AMP After waiting … Continue reading God of Promise

Understanding The Times

Photo by Akshar Dave In the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the scriptures, according to the word of the LORD given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. Daniel 9:2 Daniel is in Babylon, he has been here for a long time, but a time … Continue reading Understanding The Times

Romans 8:5-8 Study

Flesh vs. Spirit The flesh can be said to be the part of man that is not renewed in God. It is the human soul (mind, will, and emotions) that is corrupted by sin. Whenever we see the flesh mentioned in scripture, it always alludes to sin and the sinful nature in man. When we … Continue reading Romans 8:5-8 Study

The Tent of Meeting

Photo by Andrew Gloor Now Moses used to take his own tent and pitch it outside the camp, far away from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting [for God with his own people]. And everyone who sought the LORD would go out to the [temporary] tent of meeting which was outside … Continue reading The Tent of Meeting

Sonship [Bible Study]

There are different instances in scripture where we see us being referred to as children of God or sons of God. There is a difference between a child and a son. Whenever we see children, there is a connotation of "not being spiritually mature". But when we see 'sons' it's often referring to a mature … Continue reading Sonship [Bible Study]

In the Potter’s Hand

Photo by Quino Al Then the word of the LORD came to me. He said, "Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the LORD. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel." Jeremiah 18:5-6 God sends Jeremiah to the potter’s house and tells … Continue reading In the Potter’s Hand

7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Marry an Unbeliever

        Photo by Shea Rouda Disclaimer! I wrote this post for the single woman who isn't married but is considering marriage in the future. If you are a believer and you are married to an unbeliever ( you have to work out your situation with God). This isn't a one shoe fits all kind of … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Marry an Unbeliever

From the Pit to the Palace

Photo by Clay Banks. Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they quickly brought him out of the pit. And when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came before Pharaoh. Genesis 41: 14 Joseph had been in the prison for a while but because he had interpreted a dream for Pharaoh’s cupbearer, … Continue reading From the Pit to the Palace

Good success [Bible Study]

The dictionary defines success as the achievement of desired results. ( Cambridge dictionary) Success and prosperity are used interchangeably in the Bible. Prosperity can be said to be the condition of being successful or thriving especially: economically. ( Miriam Webster) How do we become successful? Through Meditating on the word This book of the Law … Continue reading Good success [Bible Study]

Unbelief [Bible Study]

The word unbelief can be represented by two Greek words, apethecia meaning ‘disobedience’ and apistia meaning ‘distrust’. (Bible study tools) According to these two words when a person has unbelief it is equivalent to disobedience and distrust in God. What does unbelief do? It denies us access to God’s rest And to whom did he … Continue reading Unbelief [Bible Study]

Wrestling with God

Photo by Hermes Rivera In the womb, he grasped his brother’s heel, and as an adult, he wrestled with God. Hosea 12:3 Speaking concerning Jacob, the man God called Israel because he had not only striven with man but had striven with God and had overcome. I love what Hosea 12:4 says he wrestled with … Continue reading Wrestling with God

The Knowledge of God [Bible Study]

What is knowledge? Knowledge can be said to be understanding or skill gained by experience. Acquaintance with or understanding of a matter. (Miriam Webster). Therefore, we can say the knowledge of God is gaining an understanding of God through experience. Why is it important for us to know God? To access everything we need for … Continue reading The Knowledge of God [Bible Study]

Different Personalities [ How they show up in Relationships].

Photo by Chris Murray. Relationships can be frustrating when we come in expecting the other person to be just like us. But when we know we are different, we can build relationships on the foundation of mutual understanding, tolerance, compromise, and empathy for the differences we see in each other. There are four personalities and … Continue reading Different Personalities [ How they show up in Relationships].

Prophetic Intercession

Photo by Diana Simumpande And Elijah went up to the top of Mount Carmel. And he bowed himself down on the earth and put his face between his knees. And he said to his servant, “Go up now and look toward the sea.” And went up and looked and said, “There is nothing.” And he … Continue reading Prophetic Intercession

Selfish Ambition [Bible Study]

What is selfish ambition? First, let us define ambition. Ambition can be defined as a strong desire to succeed. Selfish ambition, therefore, is a strong desire to succeed even at the expense of others. We are said to have selfish ambition when our desire to succeed elevates self-interests above the interests of others. The bible … Continue reading Selfish Ambition [Bible Study]

Empty Vessels

Photo by Amritanshu Sikdar Then go in and shut the door behind yourself and your sons and pour into all these vessels. And when one is full, set it aside.” 2 Kings 4:4 In 2 Kings 4, a widow comes to Elisha frantic because her husband had died and left her in debt. The prophet … Continue reading Empty Vessels

Becoming Royalty

Photo by nathan mcgregor On the third day, Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the palace, in front of the king’s hall. Esther 5:1 Esther is a Jewish girl who becomes queen. She was an orphan, she wasn’t born into royalty. She didn’t grow up learning how to … Continue reading Becoming Royalty

Favor [Bible study]

Favor can be defined as approval, support, and preference [both] with God and man. Favor can never be separated from God, it begins with God, then overflows to man. If we have favor with man and not with God, it will not last. Favor is sometimes referred to as the grace of God; sometimes these … Continue reading Favor [Bible study]

Burning the Plow

Photo by Dave Hoefler So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant. 1 kings 19:21 When God calls … Continue reading Burning the Plow

Restoring a Broken Relationship

Photo by Kelly Sikkema Relationships often consist of two broken people. Any relationship no matter how great will have a level of brokenness, some more than others. Most people give up on relationships when they begin to see the brokenness. Not every relationship needs to be thrown away. However, there has to be specific things … Continue reading Restoring a Broken Relationship

A Changed Heart

Photo by Pixabay As Saul turned to leave Samuel, God changed Saul’s heart, and all these signs were fulfilled that day. 1 Samuel 10:9 Saul had come to Samuel looking for his father’s donkeys, but God had other plans. By the time Saul leaves Samuel’s presence, he was anointed king over Israel. Following this event, … Continue reading A Changed Heart

Spiritual Growth [Bible Study]

In order for us to be mature believers, there must be growth. In today’s Bible study, we are looking at the various areas the Word of God exhorts us to grow in. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation. 1 peter 2:2 To grow … Continue reading Spiritual Growth [Bible Study]

IDOLS!?

Photo by AltumCode And the man cried out against the altar by the word of the Lord and said, “O altar, altar, thus says the Lord: ‘Behold, a son shall be born to the house of David, Josiah by name, and shall sacrifice on you the priests of the high places who make offerings on … Continue reading IDOLS!?

The Power of Forgiveness

Photo by Alex Shute. As for you, what you intended against me for evil, God intended for good, in order to accomplish a day like this- to preserve the lives of many people. So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Genesis 50:20-21 The back story… Joseph is having a … Continue reading The Power of Forgiveness

COURTSHIP: Why It Is Important.

Today we call it dating, but, I want to use the word courtship because dating has been so misused. What is courtship? It is a defined period where two people in a relationship decide to spend time getting to know each other with the intention of getting married in the foreseeable future. Courtship has a … Continue reading COURTSHIP: Why It Is Important.

When Unforgiveness Turns Into Malice

Photo by Eyasu Etsub And Absalom spoke to Amnon neither good nor bad; For Absalom hated Amnon because he had humbled his sister Tamar. 2 Samuel 13:22 Amnon had fallen in love with his half-sister Tamar and through evil advice, he made a plan to rape her. 2 Samuel 13: 1-19 When he did, Absalom, … Continue reading When Unforgiveness Turns Into Malice

The Reason for Our Hope [Bible study]

Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15 What is hope? Hope can be defined as trusting in, waiting for, desiring, or expecting something beneficial in the future. ( Baker’s Evangelical … Continue reading The Reason for Our Hope [Bible study]

LOT’S CHOICE

Abram lived in the land of Canaan, and Lot settled in the cities on the plain and set up his tent near Sodom. Now the men of Sodom were evil, sinning immensely against the Lord. Genesis 13:12-13 Lot had a choice to live near Abram but he chose to live near Sodom. Living near Sodom … Continue reading LOT’S CHOICE

Patient Endurance [Bible Study]

What is endurance? Endurance is defined as the ability to withstand hardship or adversity; especially the ability to sustain a prolonged stressful effort or activity. (Miriam Webster) We can therefore say, patient endurance is the ability to withstand adversity for a long period of time with a good attitude. You can endure without being patient. … Continue reading Patient Endurance [Bible Study]

A Sacrifice That Cost Nothing

Photo by Jefferson Santos But the King replied to Araunah, ‘ No, I insist on paying you for it. I will not sacrifice to the Lord my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing.” 2 Samuel 24:24 There was a plague in Israel. God had brought judgment on them. Scripture doesn’t say what Israel had … Continue reading A Sacrifice That Cost Nothing

God’s Design for Women in Relationships

Photo by Natalia Sobolivska What happens when two people get together and don’t know what the heck they are supposed to do?... Mess, confusion, and brokenness ensue. Whenever a man and woman get into a relationship and don’t know their designed role; they will steward that relationship in error. As women, what exactly is our … Continue reading God’s Design for Women in Relationships

Recovering Our Plunder

Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko: Then David sent messengers to Ish-Bosheth son of Saul, demanding, “ Give me my wife Michal, whom I betrothed to myself for the price of a hundred Philistine foreskins.” 2 Samuel 3:14 Here is the back story… When David fought Goliath, Saul had attached the price of his firstborn daughter, Merab … Continue reading Recovering Our Plunder

Proverbs 25:28 Bible Study [Self Control]

A man without self control is like a city broken into and left without walls. Proverbs 25:28 ESV We are likened to a city. A city that has walls is protected from outside attacks, it cannot be easily accessed. But when a city lacks walls; it's vulnerable to anything and everything. Therefore, self control becomes … Continue reading Proverbs 25:28 Bible Study [Self Control]

A setup for Transformation

  Photo by Hakon Grimstad Then he said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.” Genesis 32:28 Jacob was a man who had lived true to his name. His name means ‘deceiver or supplanter’. From the minute he came out … Continue reading A setup for Transformation

Hebrews 13:21[Bible Study]

STRENGTHENED & EQUIPPED Now may the God of peace [who is the author and the Giver of peace], Who brought again from among the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood [that sealed and ratified]the everlasting (covenant, Testament). Strengthen ( complete, perfect) and make you what you ought to … Continue reading Hebrews 13:21[Bible Study]

The Mouth [Bible study]

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. Proverbs 18:21 This scripture reveals to us the power of what is coming out of our mouths. We are warned to pay attention because every time we open our mouths we either speak life or death … Continue reading The Mouth [Bible study]

The Mark of Excellence

Photo by Diego PH Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other high officials and satraps because an excellent spirit was in him. Daniel 6:3 A little back story… Daniel is a captive in Babylon, he and other people from Judah had been carried off by King Nebuchadnezzar when he invaded Jerusalem. The king’s … Continue reading The Mark of Excellence

Before The Vow

Photo by Sandy Millar At the onset, emotions and feelings are usually what drive the relationship. We choose someone because we are attracted to them first. We go on a couple of dates, and begin to develop an emotional attachment to each other. However, we can be fooled to believe that emotions are a solid … Continue reading Before The Vow

Possessing Our Inheritance

Photo by Amol Tyagi The people of Joseph said, “The hill country is not enough for us. Yet all the Canaanites who dwell in the plain have chariots of iron, both those in Beth-Shean and its village and those in the valley of Jezreel.” Joshua 17:16 The Josephites had received their inheritance but hadn't fully … Continue reading Possessing Our Inheritance

The Voice of God {Bible Study}

It’s not that most of us don’t want to hear the voice of God; it’s that we don’t understand how God speaks, and what is expected of us when we hear His voice. Today I want us to look at how God speaks and whom He speaks to. The fear of the Lord. This is … Continue reading The Voice of God {Bible Study}

The place of Rolling Away

Photo by Ross Findon And the Lord said to Joshua, "Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” And so the name of the place is called Gilgal to this day. Joshua 5:9 NIV The children of Israel have been in the wilderness for forty years now. But, a time has come … Continue reading The place of Rolling Away

The Test of Faith

Photo by Kelly Sikkema It was by faith that Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice when God was testing him. Abraham, who had received God’s promises, was ready to sacrifice his only son, Isaac. Hebrews 11:17 NLT In Genesis 22:1 It says After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he … Continue reading The Test of Faith

Offense [Bible study]

The bible defines offense as something that causes one to stumble or fall into sin. Therefore, the one who offends sins and leads others into sin. Offenses will come. Then He said to the disciples, “ It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! Luke 17:1 … Continue reading Offense [Bible study]

Settling for Good Enough

Photo by Eduard Militaru One day Terah took his son Abram, his daughter-in-law Sarai ( his son Abram’s wife), and his grandson Lot ( his son Haran’s child) and moved away from Ur of the Chaldeans. He was headed for the land of Canaan, but they stopped at Haran and settled there. Genesis 11:31 NLT … Continue reading Settling for Good Enough

7 Dynamics of a Good Relationship

Photo by Khadeeja Yasser I wasn’t going to let the month of ‘love’ go by without slipping in a relationship post. Today I want to talk about a few things that define a good relationship. I say good because even great ones have room for improvement. For most people, it's not that we don't want … Continue reading 7 Dynamics of a Good Relationship