Welcome to Empowered Bible Study Ministries

Bible study is essential to our Christian walk. As we study God's Word, our personal relationship with God grows deeper and deeper. It empowers us to live for the Lord in every aspect of our lives. This is what has inspired me to do an online Bible study.

Many years ago my husband introduced me to a commentary on the book of Colossians and I was so blessed as the Scripture came to life before my very eyes. Since that day we have developed an extensive library and enjoy studying God's Word.

I have prepared some Bible studies that I would like to share with you. My prayer is that they will bless you as much as they have blessed me in preparing them. I pray your life is touched and that it would inspire you to live every moment of every day for Christ.

Please click on the link to the left under 'Empowered Bible Studies' for the Bible Study you would like to view.

Daily Devotions:

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Aware of God's Presence

So many times we think of the secular part of life (example: looking after the needs of the body and performing our duties here on earth) as being separate from the sacred part (example: acts that spring directly from our faith - prayer life, Bible study, Church attendance, etc), but in reality we should join them together to glorify God. We should be glorifying God not only on Sunday at church but every moment of every day; That means even in the mundane parts of our life.

When we live the “secular” part of our life, our ordinary everyday life, we need to keep in mind that we are commanded to do all to the glory of God. Let’s look at: 1 Corinthians 10:31 “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God”

The believer is to do all for the glory of God; not concerned with our own rights, but the glory of God. Eating, drinking, and socializing—all are to be done for the glory of God. So how do you do this? Doing all for the glory of God is easier said than done sometimes. There are so many times we are going through life, getting up in the morning starting our day without even thinking about God or even what we are doing, we are just in automatic pilot.

Think about how you started out your day today, were you aware of God’s presence in your life, were you aware that he was with you. How about yesterday or any other day when at the end of the day you look back and there was no significant event or thing happened, was God’s presence with you?

My friend, God is with us every second of the day. He does not take naps or timeouts, he doesn’t say well there is nothing going on here today so I am going to go over and see how so-n-so is doing. No! God is with us every second of the day. What we need to do is tune our hearts towards His.

The more we try to be aware of God’s presence the more it will become second nature to us. Ask God each day to help you be aware of His presence – draw close to Him and He will draw close to you.

Friday, November 27, 2015

God directs our steps

You ever feel as if things 'just happen' to you? Let's see what seemed to 'just happen' to Ruth: "Then she (Ruth) left, and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers. And she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech." Ruth 2:3

My friend, it was no accident that Ruth happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz. She did not know Boaz nor did she know whose field to whom she was gleaning from and notice in verse two that Naomi did not tell her what fields to glean in either – she just said “go my daughter”. There is no 'by chance' or 'just happened' in the Christian life! This was God directing the steps of Ruth. This was God moving events and guiding the life of Ruth to a very special purpose that will unfold as the 'big picture' comes into focus.

God directs our paths in life just as He did with Ruth. God is constantly working with us (Mark 16:20), in us (Philippians 2:12-13), and for us (Romans 8:28) and accomplishing His gracious purposes. So remember - A man's heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9, Psalms 37:23

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Don't Worry

Thank you Jesus for providing for our needs.

Matthew 6:25-26 "Therefore, I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?"

When you look to the birds and see how they are dependent upon God's daily provision, because they cannot grow or prepare food for themselves, but God makes sure that the natural order of his creation supplies food for them, how much more will he care and provide for His children who trust in Him. Jesus was teaching total dependence upon God as opposed to humanity's self-sufficiency. All that we have ultimately comes from God's hand. Whether we have much or little, we must remember that God provides for our needs. Trust in the Lord for every aspect of your life.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Counting our Blessings

We give praise to our Heavenly Father for all the Blessings in our lives and we want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

We are so thankful and humbled by each and every one of you and feel so blessed that God has used our ministry to touched your lives. May the Lord bless you as you have blessed us.

I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers ~ Philemon 1:4

Singing Praises

In the midst of all the turmoil and sorrow of this world, as Christians we can have joy within our soul.

My friend, Is your soul singing praises to the Lord? The Psalmist said: 'That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever'. (Psalm 30:12) 'I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.' (Psalm 104:33)

No matter how hard times get, my soul will not be silent! I will trust You Lord and know that You are in control. My soul will sing praises to you Lord, my rock and my redeemer!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Give Thanks

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! 1 Chronicles 16:34

May the Lord our God be glorified in our praises! O give thanks unto the Lord: always, for all things, temporal and spiritual. God is Good and His Love endures Forever! Praise His Holy Name!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Show God's Love

My friend this Thanksgiving Season as you gather with family and friends, remember to put God first in your life and allow God's love to shine through you.

As you put God first, look at each person through God's eyes, then God's love will shine through you. Remember there are some people who are struggling, some hurting, and some just going through tough times. Give a smile and be a light in a dark world. Love enables us to obey the Word of God and treat people as God commands us to do. John 15:12 'This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.'