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Christmas and reflections

December 21, 2015

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So fast a year is nearly over.

There are still many things to be evaluated and scheduled for next year.

In the next weeks I’ll be doing an assessment of this year and filling out this space.

 

 

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October Bible Studies- Week 4- Day 5

October 2, 2015

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Scripture

 His son by the slave woman was born according to the flesh, but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a divine promise.

Therefore, brothers and sisters, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.

Observation

True freedom is liberating and it can be possible if you live within the WORD of GOD.  In the story about Hagar vs Sarah because of their background they received different treatment and Hajar’s child was never recognized by the community and treated as 2nd class citizens and slaves.

Application

It doesn’t pay to give into Worldly desires and that of the flesh.  It will never give one true happiness and the freedom that one seeks. Do what is right and focus on living out the promise that was made by GOD to us. We long to be at Peace with ourselves and the environment that we are in and that can only be done with firstly having the correct mindset and attitude as a Christian.  Even though we may not be believers in the beginning but then it is still possible  to earn our own salvation in Christ.

Prayer

Dear LORD,

Thanks for the reminder that we are children of the free women and that we should not subject ourselves to behaving like slaves of the world. We are lucky to be recipients of your promise and am blessed to have your blessings.

AMEN.

October Bible Studies-Week 4- Day 4

October 1, 2015

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Scripture

17 Those people are zealous to win you over, but for no good. What they want is to alienate you from us, so that you may have zeal for them. 18 It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good, and to be so always, not just when I am with you. 19 My dear children, for whom I am against in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you,

Observation

There are many people around who do not have your best interest at heart. They have evil in their hearts and can’t wait to put a distance between you and GOD.

Application

Zealousness is good if it is for the right reason. GOD is telling us that he is with us and that not be swayed by those with evil intentions. Be Good always

Prayer

Dear GOD,

Your careful planning will bear fruit in me. Thanks for all your guidance.

AMEN

September Bible Studies- Week 4 – Day 3

September 30, 2015

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Scripture

Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods. But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more?

 I am afraid I may have labored over you in vain.

Observation

It is really foolish to go back to your old ways especially when you have already been enlightened. GOD revealed himself to you so that you can learn. Not continue to error.

Application

There are constantly a lot of  temptations that make one try to go back to our old ways.  Why then do you want to be a slave to something so worthless when you can enjoy the riches that GOD has / will be giving to you? The  world has nothing comparable to what GOD can offer.

Prayer

Dear GOD,

I’m glad that you have opened up my eyes to what you can offer to me and how much more beneficial it is to me to follow your WORD then to believe in the ways of the world.

AMEN.

September Bible Studies- Week 4- Day 2

September 29, 2015

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Scripture

 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.[b] Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba,[c] Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.

Observation

GOD knows when we are ready and what is the best timing for us to be set free and become his heir. We do have to be mature enough to understand the enormity of his gifts.

Application

GOD sends us things when he knows we are ready for it. He won’t give you things that you are not able to cope with not comprehend their usage.  It is similar to a kid growing up.  As a parent you will take care of everything that is related to your child and slowly let go when he gets independent enough at each stage.

Prayer

Dear LORD,

it is always in your time that things get done. Let me learn how to abide to your timeline instead on insisting on mine.

AMEN.

September Bible Studies- Week 4- Day 1

September 28, 2015

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Scripture

Galatians Ch 3: 28-29

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female,for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Observation

Salvation is for all that believe in Christ. It doesn’t matter your background or your history. If you have FAITH and follow the WORD you will be saved. GOD doesn’t segregate one from another. He doesn’t discriminate.

Application

Do not pass judgement and biases against others as GOD doesn’t do that. He treats all his children equally. We should do the same too. Treat mankind kindly and do not give in to the ways of the Evil one. Leave judgment for GOD in the final days.

Prayers

Dear LORD,

thank you for accepting me into your family and not viewing me through any tinted shades. Show me how I can lead a live free from biases and also help me when I start to judge others when I shouldn’t be doing so.

AMEN.

September Bible Studies- Week 3- Day 5

September 25, 2015

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Scripture

so the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. 25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.

Observation

What was said in the past has been done. Christ has come to this world so that we can believe  through knowing him personally.

Application

We do not need to be taught/ protected by others since the teacher is within our midst now.  We should learn directly from him how to lead a good life.

Prayer

Dear GOD,

help me keep my faith in you and let me know all about you and your ways.

AMEN