Joy. What is it and how can someone be joyful all the time, when life’s horrible awful in the worst kinda way? I get it and better yet, God gets it. His guidebook for life, the Bible, has the answers to what Christian joy is and how to find joy during really difficult times. Using Mary, Jesus’ mother, we’ll answer those questions and explore what the Bible says about finding joy in the Lord…even when life is super duper hard. If you’re going through tough season right now, I pray this Bible study allows you to find true joy, the joy that overcomes the worst of things, and is grounded fully in your loving Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him – the people who give you their food give you their heart.” This quote by Cesar Chavez embodies what Jesus teaches about meals. Meals are tangible experiences of grace the book of Luke is full of. The lessons in this post are sure to guide and equip you for every meal you provide, and are part of, this holiday season. What better Bible study for the holiday season than learning from the meals Jesus shared. Eating with Jesus shows that meals aren’t just about comfort and familiarity, they’re opportunities to put God first, serve, rely on God’s provision, and disciple.
Have you ever wondered if God thinks you’re beautiful? If you’re like most women you want to look and feel beautiful. But instead you spend your time thinking about the “don’ts” and the “have’s”. I don’t have a small waist, I have a big belly, have a big rear, have cellulite. Have you ever stopped and instead thanked God for the way you look before you’ve styled your hair, put on any make-up, or squeezed yourself into some spanx. True gratitude for every square inch of your body has been proven to change the way you think and feel about your appearance. It even changes the way you care for the amazingly beautiful you God created and the way you care for your body, will change your appearance. Because of this I’m going to show you why and how to write a gratitude letter to your body. Woman of God, life won’t be perfect because you’re thinner, prettier, or whatever it is you wish you were.
A German saying states “the devil catches most souls in a golden net” and when it comes to temptation, this is so true. Overcoming and staying away from temptation is tough. It’s golden net takes on many forms and waits to nab us with every step. How Christians stay away from, and overcome, the “golden net” of temptation is what we’re going to explore today.