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Understanding

April 15, 2015 — Leave a comment

My husband had gone to men’s prayer breakfast and to enjoy some skeet shooting with the boys and I enjoyed sleeping in until 9:00 which rarely happens anymore. 

Fixed myself some breakfast and went out on the deck to have my quite time.

Cool breeze, Bible and Dr Pepper.  What more could a woman ask for?

My devotion was on understanding the Bible.  How many times have you heard someone say they don’t understand what the Bible is saying, even believers?

The key to understanding the Bible is obedience.  When we act on what we read the scripture “comes alive.” 

Why should God continue to reveal his word to us if we are not going to obey it?  “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding.  To Him belongs eternal praise.” (Psalms 111:10)

Obedience is they key to understanding! Deb~

Thorns

February 29, 2012 — Leave a comment

I have been hosting a Women’s Bible Study, “Brave,” by Angela Thomas in my home for a few weeks now.  Last night our subject was “I am suffering a thorn.”

The apostle Paul wrote about this thorn: “to keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.  Three times I pleased with the Lord to take it away from me.  But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’”

You may be suffering a thorn or thinking to yourself…what is she talking about? 

Let’s look at some characteristics of a thorn Angela shared with us:

  • A thorn cannot be removed by your own power
  • The originator of the thorn is Satan!
  • A thorn torments the soul with PAIN and DOUBT

Angela added that there is comfort in knowing that God is with us and is revealing His character to us!

  • I AM able…to remove your thorn in My time
  • I AM sufficient…while this thorn is yours to bear.
  • I AM good.  Even while you are enduring this pain.
  • I AM omniscient…able to see the work happening in your soul.
  • I AM here…and you are never alone.

Love Heart, your thorn is not a punishment.  God has promised to bring what was meant for evil into good.  

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. (Genesis 50:20, NIV)

Let’s continue seeking God’s character while suffering our thorn!  His Grace is Sufficient…~Deb.