Proverbs 31:30. "...But a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised."



Romans 10:9. "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved!"



Woman of Praise

by K. Michael

 The Tongue
A Heart of Thanksgiving
Lesson 5

As we climb the ladder of success to be a Woman of Praise; let us offer a heart of thanksgiving for all things, at all times, unto the Lord; understanding that, as we cultivate our hearts with the godly wisdom provided in His word, we will change the words that surface on our lips and, as a result, walk in accordance with God's plans for our lives.

Ephesians 5:20.  "Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."


If you are anything like me, you probably find it difficult to give thanks for things that do not put a smile upon your face--things that are unpleasant.  But, according to Romans 8:28, if you love God and know that you are called according to His will, you should rest assured that all situations: whether good or bad, are working for your benefit.

You may not understand this, but you and I need to do it because it is a command of God, and we can trust Him.  He never asks us to do anything that is injurious to our lives.  Whenever He asks us to do something, He has a reason for it, and He knows that we can do it.

Romans 8:28.  "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

As Christians, we all need to be grateful to God for choosing us to be a part of His Kingdom, giving us His only begotten Son, forgiving our sins, sealing us with His precious Holy Spirit, and redeeming us by Jesus' blood.  Psalm 103:1-5 puts it this way: 

"Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's...."

Oh what a wonderful Psalm!  You need to read it in its entirety; for it will remind you to be grateful to God.  There is a song that goes this way: "When I think of the goodness of Jesus and all He has done for me, my very soul cries out hallelujah!  Thank God for saving me ...!"  Are you glad that you're saved?  Are you glad that you are a part of the Kingdom of God?  If you are, then give Him praise, and be thankful!

He invited you into His ark, for which you should be thankful.  Just think about this, in the days of Noah, not everyone was invited into the ark and selected to escape the destruction to come; but you were hand-picked by the Master; and that's something worth shouting and dancing about!  You were invited to His banqueting table; and that's something worth singing about.  You were adopted into His family; and that's something invaluable.  Hallelujah!  So, give Him thanks!  The Devil is a liar!  You have a lot to shout about, so SHOUT, SHOUT, SHOUT!    

Colossians 1:12-14.  "Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light; Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the Kingdom of his dear Son.  In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins."

Posted February 1, 2010
This is a monthly posting



Giving thanks to God is an act of opening your mouth with wisdom.

K. Bamkefa

Proverbs 31:26


My Favorite Vessel
by K. Bamkefa

While washing dishes in my kitchen one day, I noticed my favorite vessel had broken.  Since I did not have another replacement like it, I immediately began to mourn over its loss.  Feelings and thoughts of frustration quickly flooded my soul as I stared at the large gaping hole at the bottom of the dish.  "What was I going to use to season my meat, now?"

It was almost time for my four-year-old to come from school, and I wanted to have lunch ready.  I would obviously have to use a substitute until I could buy another.  So, I went to pick up my daughter, returned home, prepared her a snack, found a seasoning alternative, and finished my cooking; and notwithstanding, I was not able to use my number one bowl, I was still able to get the job done.

Beloved, you are not irreplaceable; but you are special in the eyes of the Lord.  Like my precious container, you are unique and have a calling that no one can perform like you; but, when the Master comes into His kitchen, and reaches for a utensil that He knows He has, it does not thrill Him when He finds it fractured; and unlike our Father, whereas I was not able to mend the instrument, He has the power to put you back together again, so that you can fulfill your destiny.

     Matthew 28:18.
         "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth."


Happy New Year!

Posted February 1, 2010
This is a monthly posting


His Banqueting Table

Psalm 23:1-3
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake."
Posted February 1, 2010
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Ephesians 1:3-6
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved."

Posted February 9, 2010

John 11:40-43.
"Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?  Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid.  And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.  And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.  And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth." 

Posted February 15, 2010 

Ephesians 2:15-18
"Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints."

Posted February 23, 2010


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