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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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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Experience Joy

The path of life is not an easy path to walk as it is filled with all kinds of trials. The attitude needed when facing trials according to James is an attitude of Joy.

Let us look at James 1:2-4 "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing"

My friend, It is not the adversity or trial considered in itself that is to be the ground of our joy; Rather, it is the expectation of the results, the development of our character that should cause us to rejoice in adversity. Scripture doesn't tell us that we won't suffer and feel the pain of sickness and disease or the loss of a loved one, but it does tell us that God is in control and has a plan and a purpose for the trial or adversity that we are facing. The joy we speak of is an inner peace knowing that God is with us through the trial. So rather than focusing on the events of our trial or adversity, we need to trust that God is in control and look to what the end results of what God is doing in our lives. As we learn to look beyond our adversity, we will begin to move toward the spirit of living joyfully in the face of trials and adversity.

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