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!"

Acts 4:11-12.  "This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.  v12.  Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."




Woman of Praise
by K. Michael

Genesis 29-46

Leah was a woman who found herself in a very unfortunate and difficult position: She was not loved by her husband, Jacob. As a result, she expended most of her energy toward getting her husband to love her. She had children for him; but he didn’t love her. She was not his choice. She was not beautiful, and she just was not his kind of woman.

Rachel was his kind of woman. She was an all-round beautiful woman, who was his wife too and, the Bible says that she was highly favored by him. To make this story more complicated, Rachel was Leah’s younger sister and, the only reason that Leah found herself married to Jacob was because of the custom at the time: A younger sister was not supposed to be married before the elder, and so Jacob was tricked into marrying Leah a woman he didn’t choose to be his wife.

Now, when God saw that Leah was hated, He opened her womb and blessed her with children; but closed the womb of Rachel for a season; and so the woman who was not her husband’s favorite became God’s favorite, and bore twice as many children as her sister, Rachel. You might not be a favorite to your husband or anyone; but you can be God’s favorite. God saw the pain of Leah and knew He had to do something that will bring joy in an uncomfortable situation.

Life became so difficult for Leah, after a while, that she had to “hire” her husband for a night. But yet, she never lost hope. She began to praise her God while she strengthened herself. A Woman of Praise must know how to strengthen herself in difficult situations. Proverbs 31: 17 states, “She girded her loins with strength, and strengthened her arms.” Leah learned, in order to ride this tidal wave successfully, she would have to refocus; and so, she went from being fixated on her husband to being focused on God:

And instead of feeling sorry for herself, she learned to praise her God in the midst of the trials. Instead of worrying, she opened her mouth and blessed Him, and as a result, He clothed her with strength. Proverbs 31:25 states, “Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.”

God is calling out to someone to turn her eyes away from a difficult situation and get focused on Him, today; because he is able to clothe you with strength, as well as make you rejoice in time to come.

I will never be so naïve to think that life was easy for Leah. I think she felt lonely, she had emotional stress, which led to physical stress, and she had sorrow and a lot of pain. In her own words she called it “affliction” (Gen29:32). But what does Psalm 34:19 say, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.”

The Lord will deliver you. He will turn your mourning into dancing. He will give you beauty for ashes, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. Grace and Peace


" Don't be so naive to think that you can hide from God."

Jonah 1:3

"The lip of truth shall be established
for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment."

Proverbs 12:19



His Banqueting Table

Romans 10

Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer for Israel is, that they might be saved.  v2.  For I bear them record that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.  v3.  For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.  v4  For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.  v5.  For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.  v6.  But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? ....v7.  Or, Who shall descend into the deep?....v8.  But what saith it?  The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach."

Posted November 8, 2011

Romans 6:12-18

"Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.  v13.  Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.  v14.  For sin shall not have dominion over you; for ye are not under the law, but under grace.  v15.  What then?  shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace?  God forbid.  v16.  Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?  v17.  But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.  v18.  Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness."

Posted November 21, 2011


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