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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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Monday, July 4, 2016

God's timing is Always Perfect

How many times have you done something good and didn't receive any recognition for it?  How did that make you feel?  We read about such an event in the life of Mordecai, Esther's uncle.  In Esther 2:21-23 Mordecai overheard a plan to assassinate King Ahasuerus by two of the king's eunuchs.  He in turn told Queen Esther and she then informed the king giving Mordecai the credit.  This saved the king's life; however, Mordecai didn't receive any recognition or reward for uncovering this conspiracy at this time.  But, as we see in verse twenty-three, the event was written in the book of the chronicles in the presence of the king.  Everything happens in God's timing.  In chapter six of the book of Esther we see God's providential timing.  The king could not sleep and asks to be read the records of the chronicles, for which the event of Mordecai saving the king's life was read to him.  There were thousands of chronicles that could have been read to the king, but God made sure it was these particular chronicles that were read.  After finding out that Mordecai didn't receive a reward we see God saw to it in His timing that Mordecai received his reward. 

Our good works are like seeds that are planted by faith, and their fruits don't always appear immediately.  Everything happens in God's timing not ours.  Remember Joseph in Genesis 40:23 befriended a fellow prisoner, and the man completely forgot his kindness for two years.  God was working behind the scenes in Joseph's life also; the fellow prisoner remember him in God's timing which was two years later.  God's timing is always perfect.  When you see how God works behind the scenes in the lives of these people, you know He also works in our lives too.  It is so encouraging to know that God sees our circumstances and even though it may not seem like things are going well, we can be assured that God is working in our lives.  Continue to plant the seeds and trust God for the fruit to appear in His timing.

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