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
Strong Faith (Romans 4)
Lesson 6

How is your faith?  Do you waver at the promises of God?  Do you believe in what God says He will do, in spite of all the doubts that arise?  Are you fully persuaded that what God has promised, He is able to perform?  
Romans 4:3, states that, "Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness."

If you are born again, and you desire to walk in a manner that is pleasing to God, one of the primary qualifications of being a Woman of Praise is to believe in what God promised--or to have Strong Faith, because the just must live by faith.   

When you have strong faith, you are prepared for all oppositions against your destiny--against the promises of God in your life.  When you do not have strong faith, you can easily forget the promises of God; and find yourself gullible to the suggestions, by words or deeds, of the enemy; and you can give up on the promises by not pursuing them, preparing yourself for them, laboring in prayer, or acting upon them.  

As you pursue your destiny, you will encounter things that challenge your faith: such as, people saying you will never make it, or you cannot do this or that, or you are not good enough, or not smart enough.  You will also encounter financial challenges and interpersonal obstacles, spiritual wickedness, and many difficulties that surround your blessings and success; that seem to insult your God.  

When you do not have Strong Faith, you subject yourself to a host of unnecessary emotional problems like: depression, anxiety, fear, worries, sorrow, despair, hopelessness, and anger; which lead to physical illnesses and mental diseases.  You also do not make God happy because it does not glorify Him; but the woman who has Strong Faith pleases her God and makes Him happy.  

Romans 4:19-22.
"Verse 19.  And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about a hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb:
Verse 20.  He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God:
Verse 21.  And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able to perform.  
Verse 22.  And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness."

Verse 19.  Weak faith looks at the circumstances and uses reason.
Verse 20.  Abraham did not have any doubts about the promise; but believed God and praised Him.
Verse 21.  He was totally convinced that God would keep and fulfill His promises.   
Verse 22.  When you believe God, you are walking in righteousness; when you do not believe God, you are walking in unrighteousness.

You develop Strong Faith by reading the word of God regularly and by letting it settle in your heart; so that, when faith-requiring circumstances crop up, you will be able to reach into your heart and pull out the specific part of the word that speaks to your situation.  Romans 10:17.  "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."

So, if you find yourself needing something, you can speak to that situation by using the scripture that says, "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want...."  Why?  Because the weapons of our warfare are not carnal (of the flesh); but are mighty through God to pull down strongholds (2 Corinthians, 10:4).  

Keep using the word of God against your situation until things change.  Keep praying.  Don't give up!  It is easy to get caught up in the emotional side of the problem; but that does not help.  It's easy to become negative and have pity parties.  It's even easier to want to just throw in the towel and quit.  

Hebrew 4:12.  "For the word of God is quick, powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the diving asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."

You can also develop Strong Faith by reminding yourself of the goodness of God in your life.   One of the problems of the children of Israel is that they had unbelief, and they quickly forgot God's kindness to them; as a result, their faith was undermined.  

Do not forget what God has done in your life and don't be afraid to share it!  Make it known!  Why?  Because the power of the words coming out of your mouth is building your spirit-man while it's stirring up your faith, so that your faith does not die.  It also affirms your God.

Read Psalm 105.


Obedience to God leads to your success.

K. Bamkefa

I Chronicles 14:16


The Televangelist
by K. Bamkefa

I had heard that one of my admired televangelist was coming into town, and I had purposed in my heart that I was not going to miss his visit.  Whatever it took, I was going to be at his conference.  He was scheduled to be at a distant vicinity around the same time that my husband was going to travel, and I thought that this would be something great to do while my husband was away.  

Wherefore, I went ahead and made plans to be there by taking the day off from my job, and was quite keyed up until the day of the program.  I went to the Friday morning, 9:00 a.m program, and, because of the crowd, I decided to go to the 6:00 a.m. event the following day, but was very concerned I wouldn't get there early.  A renowned evangelist doesn't come to town every day, and I wanted to be there for two days. 

So, I laid my head on my pillow, said a little prayer, and asked the Holy Spirit if He will awake me early.  I'm not sure why I did not use an alarm clock; but I'm sure there was a logical reason for not doing so.  

A number of things had caused my anxiety level to skyrocket: whether I would be able to wake on time, my husband not being at home, the fact that an affair like this does not occur often, that it would be an hour and a half or more to travel, and if I would get a bus quickly at that time of day.  

With all these things on my mind, I closed my eyes and slept; and, to my surprise, like a programed alarm clock, I awoke at 3:30 a.m.; and was able to arrive at the meeting on time; and I gave praise to God because He is in control.    

 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."



His Banqueting Table

Ephesians 6:10-13
"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."
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Ephesians 6:14-16
"Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked." 
Posted April 8, 2010

I John 1:5-7
 "This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.  If we say that we have fellow-ship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth.  But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."

Posted April 19, 2010
Psalm 50:21-23
"These things hast thou done, and I kept silence: thou thoughtest that I was altogether such a one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.  Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.  Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God."

Posted April 23, 2010.



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