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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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Friday, January 22, 2016

Embrace God's Plan

So many times People think that just because you are a Christian, you should never suffer, which we know is far from the truth.

James 1:2-4 “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials" James tells us 'When' not 'if' we fall into various trials.

James is encouraging us to have pure joy in the very face of trials. He is not asking us to pretend to be happy. Rejoicing goes beyond happiness it is an inner peace that only God can give us. 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.

Look at Joseph's life. It was not an easy road, but through all the trials and adversity that he went through, God was preparing him for a time He wanted to use him in. Joseph had to suffer and wait on the Lord to see the ultimate fulfilling of God‟s plan in his life. But Joseph did not live down-spirited in suffering, but lived His faith knowing that God was with him and had a plan for his life. Our suffering is Not to tear us down but to build us up!

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