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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.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Christ our Comforter

Sometimes life can be hard and things seem to go against us, but remember, God has a plan and purpose for our lives and is working for us not against us.

Nowhere in scripture does it say when you become a Christian your troubles will all go away. In fact the Apostle Peter said 'Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.' ~ 1 Peter 4:12 and then James tells us to 'count it all joy when you fall into various trials' ~ James 1:2 Notice it says WHEN not IF you fall into various trials.

The question is my friend, how do you handle the trials in your life? James tells us to count it all joy, so how do we do this? First we need to see the difference between joy and happiness; Happiness centers on earthly circumstances and how well things are going here. Joy centers on God and his presence in our experience. It is possessing a spirit of joy, an attitude of joy and perseverance as we face the trials in our life. This joyful attitude comes from knowing as we see in James 1:3 that God is allowing this trial in our life for a reason and purpose. That you can see the trial through His eyes and know that He will see you through it and that there is a greater purpose beyond ourselves that we are going to embrace. 

Remember my friend, as Christians, people are constantly watching us to see how we react to life's circumstances; do we really live what we say. Live each day for the Lord. Be a living example to those around you so that they may be drawn to God.

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