INSPIRATION FOR YOU
4 Biblical Principles for Today's Christian Woman
- God understands our feelings, our hopes, our fears, and all our needs. Hebrews 4:15 "His heart of love is touched by our sorrows and even by our utterances of them. Nothing that in any way concerns our peace is too small for Him to notice. There is no chapter of our experience too dark for Him to read. No calamity can befall the least of His children, no anxiety harass the soul, no joy cheer, no sincere prayer escape the lips, of which our heavenly Father is unobservant, or in which He takes no immediate interest." Steps to Christ, p. 100.
- God wants to meet all our needs: physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual. Phil. 4:19 "He bids them seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and His promise is that all things needful to them for this life shall be added. Worry is blind, and cannot discern the future; but Jesus sees the end from the beginning. In every difficulty He has His way prepared to bring relief. Our heavenly Father has a thousand ways to provide for us, of which we know nothing." Desire of Ages, p. 330.
- God's Word is dependable. He will do what He says He will do. His promises are sure. Numbers 23:19 "The assurance is broad and unlimited, and He is faithful who has promised. When we do not receive the very things we ask for, at the time we ask, we are still to believe that the Lord hears and that He will answer our prayers....When our prayers seem not to be answered, we are to cling to the promise; for the time of answering will surely come, and we shall receive the blessing we need most...Rely upon His sure promise, 'Ask and it shall be given you.'" Steps to Christ, p. 96.
- Contact with God transforms our lives, our outlook, our future, our circumstances, and our emotions. Is. 61:3...to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.
Source: Alice Rich - WM Leadership Certification Level 1
"The tender eyes of God perpetually see us. He never stopped noticing."
Benefits of Bible Study
It will give us a stronger, healthier mind; better judgment, a balanced mind, clearer comprehension and understanding, strengthened retentive ability and memory
We will be better able to live a pure life. "Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word." Eph. 5:25-26 (NIV)
We will be more aware of God's guidance in our lives. "I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble." Proverbs 4:11-12 (NIV)
It will bring us into the will of God. "If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you." John 15:7 (NIV)