good quote

" In my opinion, the great single need of the moment is that light-hearted superficial religionists be struck down with a vision of God high and lifted up, with His train filling the temple. The holy art of worship seems to have passed away like the Shekinah glory from the tabernacle. As a result, we are left to our own devices and forced to make up the lack of spontaneous worship by ...bringing in countless cheap and tawdry activities to hold the attention of the church people." ~ A.W. Tozer

Friday, March 9, 2012

Holy Women: Bible Study lesson #4- Hannah, A Tried Woman

Lesson #4
Hannah, A Tried Woman

Very close examination of 1 Samuel chapter 1 is recommended before answering the questions.

1) From verses 1-8 describe Hannah's conflict.

2) Who was responsible for her condition?

3) How does God use hardships to bring blessing into our lives?

4) How did Hannah first respond to her condition (vv.6-7)?

5) Can you think of a conflict in your own life that affected you in a simular way? Explain.

6) What did she finally do to overcome her bitterness (vv.9-19)?

7)What principles can we learn from Hannah's prayer (v.11)?

8)Describe the changes in Hannah's attitude toward the Lord, and toward her husband (1:19- 2:1).

9) List some benefits that Hannah experienced as a result of her victory in dealing with her problem of barrenness (1:27-28; 2:20-21; 3:19-21).

10) In light of 1 Samuel 2:17, how do you think Hannah would have reacted at this point if she still did not conceive? Explain.

11) Apply each of the following verses to Hannah's life, and to your own life.
Proverbs 9:10
Proverbs 15:33
Proverbs 22:4
Revelation 14:7

12)Hannah voluntarily surrendered her most valuable possession to the Lord. Who benefited from this surrender and in what ways?

13) Is there something God has asked you to surrender that is not yet yeilded to Him? Write out the reasons why.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Romans 6: 12-16

The Holy Spirit pointed these verses out to me in my quiet time this morning and I wanted to share them...

"Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments unto God. For sin hath not dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?" Romans 6:12-16 AMEN! GET RID OF WHATEVER SIN MAY BE IN YOUR LIFE AND LIVE RIGHT!


GLORY TO GOD I GOT IT! :-D After a great week of revival messages and the Lord working in my own quiet time, then this evening I saw a person that 9 years ago because of sin in our hearts left me with scars on my heart and testimony and gave satan the ammo he needed to beat me down for 9 long years... I knew I had the Lord's forgiveness and mercy but I still struggled greatly. but when I saw that person today in passing, we only nodded at one another and there was PEACE in my heart! God given peace! It was such a surprise and such a wonderful blessing. That I had to stop and bow my head in thankfulness to the Lord, Almighty for His goodness and mercy on a worthless sinner like me... It sent me to shouting! I had some odd looks by some passers-by but I didn't care. Oh the goodness of God! I feel like I could take on the world! THANK YOU LORD!!! I just wanted to share with everyone what God's done for me! I GOT IT! I hope you got it too.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Holy Women: Bible Study Lesson # 3- The Virtuous Woman

this is lesson #3 of the Holy Women Bible Study by : James Knox

Lesson #3
The Virtuous Woman

One would do well to read Proverbs 31: 10-31 at least 3 times before answering the questions.

1) Find Titus 2 qualities illustrated in Proverbs 31:10-31.
Behavior as becometh holiness
self-control, not given to bad habits
love for children
teacher of good
control of tongue
love for husband
keeper at home

2) What does the Bible say about virtuous women in Proverbs 31:10 and Ecclesiastes 7:28? To what is she compared? What does this tell us about the number of such women in our world?

3) How can a single girl model the qualities of Proverbs 31?

4) Discuss one of the qualities of Proverbs 31 that you learned from observing the life of an older woman.

5) The "bottom line" quality of the virtuous woman is fearing the Lord (vs. 30). How does this trait make all the others possible?

6) Make a list of the particulars in Proverbs 31:10-31. If there is not an exact match in today's economy place one next to that on your list. (e.g. spindle and distaff= sewing machine). Next to each, grade yourself (A, B, C, D, E, F,) as to how your life matches the Biblical ideal.

7) Now take the same list and write next to each particular a woman from the Bible and a woman that you have known personally who exemplified such a trait.

8) What steps can (will) you take to "bring your grades up?"

Clarify your vision

These were some questions posted by a friend after a lady's retreat she went to. I thought they were great questions to ask myself and wanted to share.

Clarify Your Vision

1) What is your purpose, where are you headed?

2) What are your values and priorities?

3) To what degree is that purpose translated in your life?

4) What would a stranger conclude about your purpose after watching you a few weeks?