Proverbs 31:30. "...But a woman who 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, Part II

Giving thanks to God is one way of opening your mouth with wisdom; not backbiting, not lying, not slandering your brother, not talebearing (gossiping), not boasting.   Not the use of flattery, not deceiving others, not a tongue of strife, not a contentious tongue, not an angry tongue, not a murmuring tongue, nor an ungrateful tongue.  Not a complaining tongue, not a critical tongue, not a tongue of doubt, not a tongue of fear, not a tongue of worry, not an anxious tongue, and not a tongue that reveals secrets.

Proverbs 31:26.  "She openeth her mouth with wisdom...." 

All the above, do not glorify God, but acceptable meditation of the heart and appropriate speaking, do.  Instead of complaining and murmuring; give thanks.  Instead of engaging in filthy, corrupt, unwholesome communication; give thanks.  Instead of being a part of evil talk; give thanks.

Ephesians 4:29.  "Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers."
Ephesians 4:31.  "Let all...evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice."
Philippians 4:6.  "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."

Giving thanks to God is crucial to our Christian walk as the breath of life is to the natural man. Through our thanksgiving, abundant grace is accessed and increased to us to the glory of God. 
2 Corinthians 4:15.  "For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound (abound) to the glory of God." 

Here are a few examples:

In Matthew, chapter 15, verses 32-37, Jesus takes seven loaves and a few fishes, feeds a multitude of four thousand, and takes up seven baskets full of crumbs after He had given THANKS. 

In John, chapter 11, verses 1-46, Jesus raises Lazarus, who had been dead for four days, after He had given THANKS to the Father.

Finally, in the book of Daniel, chapter 6, as the result of a ploy, a decree was signed forbidding anyone from asking a petition from any god except the king, for 30 days.  Daniel refused to comply and was thrown into the den of famished lions; but was delivered by his God because he prayed and gave THANKS three times daily.

Colossians 2:7.  "Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving." 

Beloved, miracles happen when you open your mouth with thanksgiving unto the Lord.  When you give thanks unto God it aligns your faith and attitude with the will of God.   Giving thanks to God should not only be for blessings or at  times when you feel happy; but shoud be habitual, sacrificial, and to show our love and gratitude for Him.  When you give thanks in difficult times, it is a testimony that your God is able, and that there is nothing impossible for Him to do.  It also lets Him know that you surrender all to Him.

Therefore, if you are looking at your situation right now and you are not happy with it, just thank God that you will not be in the same position forever.  He will surely turn things around; and, even though you don't know the time nor the season, give Him thanks; because He is the God who keeps covenant and mercy with His people who serve Him with a whole heart. Grace and Peace.

Posted March 1, 2010.
This is a monthly posting.


True love is sacrificial

K. Bamkefa

John 3:16


The Comforter
by K. Bamkefa

For three consecutive weeks, each time I went to get a glass of apple juice, I would sense what seemed to be a light of caution in my spirit.  Uncertain that this was the Holy Spirit speaking, I continued to drink juice without heeding the advice.  Well, the warning signal waxed stronger and stronger, like the knocks of someone locked out of a house and desperately trying to enter, until eventually I said to my husband, "I'm going to check my sugar level, " since I had not examined it for a long time.

Therefore, like a doctor, I walked upstairs, located my meter, pulled out a lancet and a test strip, shot my finger with the lancet, squeezed it and watched my blood as it crystallized into a dew-drop size.  I then took the test strip and saturated it with blood, and measured my glucose intake by inserting the test strip into the meter.  In a few seconds the machine calculated and displayed a figure on the monitor.  It was over 160, already way above the required amount, and, had I not discerned the voice of the Comforter, it could have been much higher. 

Perceiving the voice of the Spirit of God is vital in the life of every believer.  Not being able to do so, may cause us to find ourselves in dire straits.  The Helper is more important to you than any friend you will ever have.  He will always be with you because, He takes the place of Jesus Christ on the earth.  He was furnished to help you and guide you.  He was given to comfort you and walk alongside you.   Receiving Him and knowing His voice is crucial to your Christian success. 

                   Romans 8:14.  "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God."

Posted March 1, 2010
This is a monthly posting


His Banqueting Table

Ephesians 2:5-8

"Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:  That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God."

This is a weekly posting
Posted March 1, 2010 

Ephesians 4:1:3
"I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,  With all lowliness and meekness, with long suffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." 

Posted March 15, 2010 

Ephesians 4:11-13
"And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ."

Posted March 15, 2010 

Ephesians 6:10-12
"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

Posted March 22, 2010

Proverbs 4:1-4
"Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.  For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.  For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.  He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live." 

Posted March 29, 2010 



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