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.

Making Life Choices

Daily Devotions:

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Guard my Mouth

I think we can all say there has been a person in our lives that makes us angry by their words or actions. The important thing is that we do not respond back in anger. Proverbs 15:1 tells us 'A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.'

When you respond with a gentle answer, it disarms the situation; Whereas if you respond with harsh words, it only fuels the fire. Proverbs 16:24 'Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.'

My friend, we need to say this prayer as David did in Psalm 141:3 'Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.'

The next time before your anger can take control, recite these words in your mind: Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer. ~ Psalm 19:14
After all, He hears everything you say.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Details of Life

We cannot go through life constantly worrying about “what if….” God does not want us to live that way.

There is no room for 'What ifs' in our lives as they only bring us down. It is those 'what ifs' that satan uses to keep our focus on the circumstances rather than on God. We need to keep our focus on God and learn to trust God for the details of our lives. Remember that God is in control of the years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds of our lives. Psalm 37:23 'The Steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord and he delights in his way"

We must live daily with the realization that God knows what is best for us and has a plan and purpose for our lives. Yes, God may send a delay, a change in schedule, a sickness, or some other inconvenience in order to fulfill His plan and purpose for us in our lives; But when we really think about it, they really aren't inconveniences are they when you know it is all within God's ultimate goal. So the next time you are delayed in traffic or have a flat tire, think about what God just protected you from - who knows it may have just saved your life from a tragic accident. Keep your focus on God and not on your circumstances - Trust God for the Details of Life!

Monday, August 25, 2014

I Trust you Lord

My friend, can you say with the Psalmist 'Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against you!' ~ Psalm 119:11

Each time we study God's word we build up a library within in our heart of key verses that will help in our time of need. As we feed our spirit with God's word it empowers us to face life's challenges.

I challenge you this week as you go through your daily routine, to be conscience of God's presence in your life. The more you are in His word and conscience of His presence, the more you will trust Him.

When we TRUST God, our lives will be
Transformed as we
Relinquish control and
Ultimately make Christ Lord of our lives. It is through Christ that we have
Strength to endure the trials and adversities that we will face and
Truly have us Thanking God in everything!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Guide my Life Lord

Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. ~ Psalm 25:4-5

Friday, August 22, 2014

Walking with the Lord

God loves us so much; He wants to be the center of our lives. He wants us to put our full faith and trust in him as we walk in this world so that everything we do brings glory to him. Colossians 3:17 'And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him'.

My friend, we are here for a short time and as we journey through this life we are to walk a godly walk. We should be of one mind living in unity with compassion, tenderheartedness, and humble-minded as it says in 1 Peter 3:8. We need to Trust in the LORD with all our heart and do not lean on our own understanding but In all our ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct our paths. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6 God directs our paths, carries us through the trials of our lives giving us the help and support we need, and has given us the abilities we need to do the tasks He sets before us. Walk daily with the Lord, giving Him the honor and glory for everything in our lives.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

God is with you

God's love is unfailing, His grace is always sufficient, and he is with us in our troubles. Isaiah 43:2 'When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.’

When you pass through the waters - remember Moses and the Israelites when Moses parted the sea for them to escape the Egyptians - God was with them wasn't he! (Exodus 14:21)

When you pass through the rivers - remember the Priests as they carried the Ark of the Covenant over the river - God was with them wasn't He! (Joshua 3:14-17)

When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned - remember the three Hebrew boys who did not burn in the furnace - God was with them wasn't He! (Daniel 3:22-28)

He will not spare us from the waters of sorrow and the fires of adversity, but He will go through them with us. God will never leave you nor forsake you as we see in Hebrews 13:5 - He promises that He will be with you! Find comfort in these words and trust in The Lord knowing He is in control and is with you through every life experience.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thank you Lord

When asked 'what are you thankful for', what comes to our mind first are all good things in our life that bring us so much joy, isn't it. But what about the times when things aren't going so well. In 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Paul tells us that we are to Thank God in Everything.

Remember God is with you in the hard times too, He uses those trials to draw us closer to Him, that sickness to bring Him honor and glory, those tough times to show us that He will meet our needs, and those difficult people in our lives to show us patience. We need to thank God for the good times as well as the bad for they are all a part of His master plan for our lives to make us more like Him. Hard times are a Blessing in disguise - Praise the Lord today for the blessings that bring us closer to Him.