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On Monday.. Go figure… I could have done it yesterday but I really wanted to share my Bullet Point Journal with you and also to whine about the demise of my A5 binder folder.. I wont keep going on about it except to say, I’ve been out today again looking and I still cant find anything similar! Moving right along….

So last week I told you about the latest Bible studies I’ve been doing, refresher Here  and in there I said that if I wasnt careful I’d burn out. Well I didnt burn out but I did get an email from “Cooking up Faith” that she was burning out and would not be continuing the “Love in 2016” the one year study of 1  Corinthians. That was disappointing but kind of also gave me a little bit of breathing space..

So this is whats new this week.

Good Morning Girls– We studied the Book of Job chapters 6 – 10. Job has been through a hard time when God allowed Satan to tempt Job but was ordered not to Kill Job. I was happy that Job never once accused the Lord of allowing these bad things to happen, but then Job started complaining and whining, you know “woe is me, I wish I’d never been born” ( Ugh that sounds like me before I started this journey!)  quite frankly I want to smack Job and tell him to stop being a sooky lah lah, and be patient and see what God has in store, I read some of the later chapters for another study, so I know its all good.

God Chickes Awakend– it’s a daily devotional and so we are working through the Book of Genesis, last week we got up to Genesis 30- part of this was when Rebekah tricked Jacob (who was her favourite)  to get Isaac’s blessing over his twin brother Esau, who was the elder. This caused a big rift and  Jacob left the family. We also learnt how he went and found his cousin Laban and fell instantly in love with Rachel, he worked 7 yrs for Laban so he could marry Rachel who as the youngest daughter should not have been married first, so Laban made him marry the older daughter Leah whom he didnt love, and he had to work Another 7 yrs to get Rachel who he did love. BUT God saw that he loved Rachel more than Leah so he made Rachel barren and Leah had all the children, all sons… I’ve been enojoying following this family!

The next Bible study I am doing is called “Journey in the word” and its a private group on Facebook and each week day, so Monday to Friday we are given a scripture to read and to S.O.A.P and the a daily question, last week we studied about praying. So we read verses

  • Acts2:41-47
  • Hebrews 4:15-16
  • Jeremiah 10:6-7
  • Psalm 145:1-7
  • Romans 15:30 & Colossians 1:9

Our weekly verse for memorising was Hebrews 4:16

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time if need”  We are also required to post in the group daily with our thoughts and comments and talk with other members, I have to confess I’m struggling with that because I’m naturally not as advanced as other women in the group, but I will say I am learning alot, and that was the point of joining.

This week I posted off three of my exams to Emmuas College as part of my Biblical studies, so I’m offically on the way! It’s been a busy week and I’ve really enjoyed it all.

 

 

Spiritual Sunday.. Exodus..

Spiritual Sunday

Hey this is like three weeks in a row that I’ve done my Spiritual Sunday actually on Sunday, yay me!

This week we were doing Exodus 21 through 25.

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 Monday- Scripture- Exodus 21:12-16

Personal Injuries

 “Anyone who strikes a person with a fatal blow is to be put to death. However, if it is not done intentionally, but God lets it happen, they are to flee to a place I will designate.  But if anyone schemes and kills someone deliberately, that person is to be taken from my altar and put to death.

 “Anyone who attacks[a] their father or mother is to be put to death.

 “Anyone who kidnaps someone is to be put to death, whether the victim has been sold or is still in the kidnapper’s possession.

Application-

  • These laws are to do with killing other people, it’s a pity they are not still in place today.
  • Anyone who attacks Mother or Father shall be put to death (Emotional death in my case)

Tuesday- Scripture 22:28

 “Do not blaspheme God[a] or curse the ruler of your people.

 Application-

  • Blaspheme- The action of speaking against Lord our God, profanity, sacrilege, disrespect, Do not do that!
  • Do not curse the ruler of your people (a solemn utterance intended to invoke supernatural powers, do NOT do that!

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Wednesday- Scripture- Exodus 23:20-22

God’s Angel to Prepare the Way

“See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared. Pay attention to him and listen to what he says. Do not rebel against him; he will not forgive your rebellion, since my Name is in him.  If you listen carefully to what he says and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you.

Application-

  • God looks after you always, even sending Angels ahead of you when he feels you need it.
  • When you are a believer God supports you in good and bad times.

Thursday- Scripture- Exodus 24:15-18

When Moses went up on the mountain, the cloud covered it,  and the glory of the Lord settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the Lord called to Moses from within the cloud. To the Israelites the glory of the Lord looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain.  Then Moses entered the cloud as he went on up the mountain. And he stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights.

Application:

  • Do not fear the Lords commands he has good plans for those who believe
  • When the Lord makes commands follow them.

Friday- Scripture- Exodus 25: 1-7

Offerings for the Tabernacle

The Lord said to Moses,  “Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from everyone whose heart prompts them to give.  These are the offerings you are to receive from them: gold, silver and bronze;  blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen; goat hair;  ram skins dyed red and another type of durable leather acacia wood;  olive oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense;  and onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece

Application- 

  • Do things as directed  and to a plan
  • God gives us directions to follow them, he wants things exact.
  • Tabernacle -residence or dwelling place. A portable altar for the Lord.
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So now we are about half way through the book of Exodus, and God is telling Moses the Commandments he was us to live by.

Find out more at Courtney’s site: http://womenlivingwell.org/

Spiritual Sunday.. on Sunday! Surprise!!

Spiritual Sunday

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Monday – Scripture- Exodus 16:28-30

“Then the Lord said to Moses “how long will you refuse my commands and my instructions?Bear in mind that the Lord has given you the Sabbath: this is why o the 6th day he gives you bread for two days. Everyone is to stay where thy are on the 7th day: no one is to go out? So the people rested o the seventh day.”

Application:

  • The Lord says we should work hard and gather supplies for six days and on the seventh day we rest.
  • Just as God created the world in six days and on the seventh he rested

Tuesday- Scripture-Exodus 17:14-16

 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this on a scroll as something to be remembered and make sure that Joshua hears it, because I will completely blot out the name of Amalek from under heaven.” Moses built an altar and called it The Lord is my Banner. He said, “Because hands were lifted up against the throne of the Lord, the Lord will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to generation.”

Application;

  • Keep a record of your doings, do not attempt to argue with the Lord
  • The Lord is the LORD, no other discussion is needed

Wednesday- Scripture-Exodus 18:24-27

“Moses listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said.  He chose capable men from all Israel and made them leaders of the people, officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. They served as judges for the people at all times. The difficult cases they brought to Moses, but the simple ones they decided themselves.Then Moses sent his father-in-law on his way, and Jethro returned to his own country”.

Application:

  • Instead of wearing oneself out doing all the chores.. delegate! Let others help with the load,
  • I can be the overseer of chores!

Thursday- Scripture- Exodus 19:23-25

“Moses said to the Lord, “The people cannot come up Mount Sinai, because you yourself warned us, ‘Put limits around the mountain and set it apart as holy.’”The Lord replied, “Go down and bring Aaron up with you. But the priests and the people must not force their way through to come up to the Lord, or he will break out against them.”So Moses went down to the people and told them.”

Application:

  • be faithful to the Lord and he will look after you.
  • The Lord will use you to speak to others.

Friday-Scripture- Exodus 20:24-26

“‘Make an altar of earth for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, your sheep and goats and your cattle. Wherever I cause my name to be honored, I will come to you and bless you.  If you make an altar of stones for me, do not build it with dressed stones, for you will defile it if you use a tool on it.  And do not go up to my altar on steps, or your private parts may be exposed.”

Application-

  • Make an altar to the Lord, as naturally as possible… no decoration.
  • Sacrifice burnt offerings in God’s name, by blessing the Lord he will come and bless you.

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So that is my take on this week in the Bible. I am loving this new bible study method, I am Really enjoying it.

 

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Blogging through the Bible

Spiritual Sunday- Exodus 6-10

Spiritual Sunday             Week Two of Exodus

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Here is this week’s Memorization Verse:

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Monday- Scripture Exodus 6:28-30

“Now when the Lord spoke to Moses in Egypt, he said to him “I am the Lord. Tell Pharaoh King of Egypt everything I tell you” But Moses said to the Lord “Since I speak with faltering Lips, why would Pharaoh listen to me?”

Application-

  • When the Lord gives you instruction, no matter how hard it might seem Do it!
  • Do NOT question the will of the Lord, “if he brings you to it, he’ll bring you through it”

Tuesday- Scripture Exodus 7:20-21

“Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord had commanded. He raised his staff in the presence of Pharaoh and his officials and struck the water of the Nile, and all the water was changed to blood. The fish of the Nile died, and the rivers smelt so bad that the Egyptians could not drink it’s water. Blood was everywhere in Egypt.

Application-

  • No matter how unbelievable a thing might seem (Rivers into blood?) with the Lord NOTHING is impossible.
  • Following the Lords instruction will reap rewards.

Wednesday-Scripture- Exodus 8:28-32

“Pharaoh said “I will let you go to offer sacrifice to the Lord your God in the wilderness, but you must not go very far. Now pray for me” Moses answered “As soon as I leave you I will pray to the Lord and tomorrow the flies will leave Pharaoh and  his officials and his people. Only let Pharaoh be sure that he does not act  deceitfully again by not letting the people go to offer sacrifices to the Lord.” then Moses left Pharaoh and prayed to the Lord, and the Lord did as Moses asked. The flies left Pharaoh and his officials and his people, not a fly remained. But this time also Pharaoh  hardened his heart and would not let his people go.”

Application-

  • If we don’t learn from God’s first lesson and continue to sin, God will continue to teach us until we get it right.
  • Lying is a sin, God sees what is in our hearts.

Thursday- Scripture- Exodus 9:33-35

“When Moses left Pharaoh and went out to the City, he spread out his hands towards the Lord; Thunder and hail stopped, and the rain no longer poured down on the land. When Pharaoh saw the rain, hail and thunder stopped, he sinned again: He and his officials hardened their hearts. So Pharaoh’s heart was hard and he would not let the Israelites go, Just as the Lord has said through Moses.

Application-

  • he Lord is patient his will is not our will and he will keep on with his message until it is received.
  • If e keep on making mistakes (as Pharaoh did) the Lord will keep repeating the lesson until we change our ways, “His will not ours”

Friday- Scripture- Exodus 10:9-12

“Moses answered “We will go with our young, and our old, with our sons and our daughters, and with our flocks and herds, because we are to celebrate a festival to the Lord.” Pharaoh said “The Lord be with you if I let you go, along with your women and Children. Clearly you are bent on evil. No! Have only the men go and worship the Lord, since that is what you’ve been asking for” Then Moses and Aaron were driven out of the Pharaoh’s presence. And the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over Egypt so that the locusts swarm over the land and devour everything growing in the fields, everything left by the hail.”

Application- 

  • When God requests something of us, we need to go ALL he requests and not pick and choose.
  • By NOT doing as the Lord requests more lessons will keep coming until we do “exactly” as he requests from us “Yours is not to reason why, yours is but to do or die”

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Are you reading along with us? what was your favorite bit of this weeks lessons?

 

Spiritual Sunday on Monday… ah well ya get that!

      Spiritual Sunday

We’re back!! The Good Morning Girls and I are back… we’ve started on Exodus, and also this year we are colour coding.. so that has been an added challenge.

My “Spiritual Sunday” is a day late for a few reasons, which I apologize for..

A- I am still technically in “holiday mode” this will come to an abrupt halt in a few days (Wednesday) when the Bloke goes back to work. We have been in and out of the house and in and out of the holiday place and up and down the roads.

B- to be perfectly honest it’s been a struggle getting myself back into my routine, because “no alarm” meant I woke up when my eyes or a baby woke me up, So then depending on the time I didn’t have the usual luxury of the first hour with the Lord, It’s OK I discussed it with him and he’s OK as long as I get it done sometime during the day. One day I even resorted to doing my study in the car on the way somewhere it was the only “Quiet” time I got!

So this is the start of the second week and I a only getting to blog about the first week, I need to work more efficiently at this part of it.

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Blogging through the Bible

This week’s Memorization Verse was:

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Week OneExodus One through Five.

Monday- Scripture- Exodus 1:15-17

“The King of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiperah and Puah  “When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth the delivery stool, if you see the baby is a boy, kill him, But if it is a girl, let her live.” The Midwives however, feared God and did not do as the King of Egypt had told them to do, they let the boys live”

Application-  

  • Go against that which you know to be immoral like the Midwives did.
  • They feared God more than the King of Egypt.

Tuesday- Scripture-  Exodus 2:1-3

“Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son, When she saw that he was a fine child she hid him for three months, but when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the sleeping child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile”

Application-

  • God watches over those who fear his word and takes good care of them
  • Moses never forgot where he came from despite where he was raised.

Wednesday- Scripture- Exodus 3:10-12

“So now go, I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites  out of Egypt.” But Moses said to God “Who am I that I should go to the Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”And God said”I will be with you. And this will be a sign to you that it is I who have sent you; when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this Mountain”

Application- 

  • Anyone can do anything with the Lord to comfort and guide them
  • God was with Moses on the journey, leading and coaching him along the way.

Thursday- Scripture- Exodus 4:29-31

“Moses and Aaron brought together all the elders of the Israelites and Aaron told them everything the Lord had said to Moses. He also performed the signs before the people and they believed. And when they heard that the Lord was concerned about them and had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshiped”

Application-

  • If you are a believer of the Lord, then no matter what happens believe that God is watching over you and leading you through it.
  • God has a reason for everything he does or doesn’t do it is our job to just believe.

Friday- Scripture- Exodus 5:22 &23

“Moses returned to the Lord and said “Why, Lord why have you brought trouble on these people? is this why you sent me? Ever since I went to Pharaoh to speak your name, he has brought trouble on the people, and you have nit rescued your people at all”

 Application

  • We are to do as the Lord tells us, faithfully and without question,
  • It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t make “sense” to us it is his will and we need to do it.

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And here is my pretty colour coded bible! I was very happy with the colour chart method. Please join me next week for the next bit of the Saga of Exodus.

 

Spiritual Sunday – last blog for 2014

Spiritual Sunday

 

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Monday- Psalm 18:1-3

Scripture– “I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my god is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my strong hold. I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I have been saved from my enemies”

Application

  • David is singing this Psalm in praise to the Lord for saving Saul.
  • he is praising the Lord for being his shield.
  • God is a shield to protect those who walk with him.

Tuesday- Psalm 19:1-5

Scripture-  “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands, day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends pf the world. In the Heavens, God pitched a tent for the sun.” (I love this verse!)

Application-

  • God is singing of God’s glory in Nature
  • “Day after Day they pour forth speech” the days turn from night to day everyday God did that.
  • everything on display in nature in the natural world God made that!

Wednesday- Psalm 20:6 & 7

Scripture- “Now this I know, the Lord gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary, with the victorious power of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, nut we trust in the name of the Lord our God”

Application- 

  • The Lord gives victory to the anointed. Meaning he helps those who believe in him.
  • David is speaking about God.

Thursday- Psalm 21:1-5

Scripture- “The King rejoices in your strength Lord. How great is his joy on victories you give! You have granted him his hearts desire and have not withheld the request on jos lips. You came to greet him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure go,d on his head. He asked you for life, and you gave it to him length of days, for ever and ever. Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty”

Application-

  • With the Lords blessings for loyal fellowship, we can rejoice in the Lords strength
  • with the Lords blessings we can be victorious in our dealings, following the Lords ways we will have splendor and majesty, all things are possible with the Lord.

Friday- Psalm 22:6-10

JeaScripture- “But I am a worm and not a man, scorned ny everyone, despised by the people, all who mock me, they hurl insults, shaking their heads “He trusts the Lord” they say. “Let the Lord rescue him, Let him deliver him, since he delights in him” yet you brought me out of the womb, you made me trust in you, even at my Mother’s breast, from birth I was cast on you; from my Mother’s womb you have been my God”

Application-

  • David is singing praises to the Lord, even though he is despised and mocked, he believes in the Lord.
  • hold firm to your faith even when those around you mock and scorn. The Lord will reward you.

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Week Four- “Peace”

Monday- Scripture- Isaiah 9:6

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called wonderful counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father and Prince of Peace.”

Application- 

  • Jesus is born! The government will be on his shoulders (meaning: he will deal with decisions made by the government)
  • he will be called all those good names because he is “Prince of peace” Son of God who wants only good and calm. For his children.

Tuesday- Scripture- Zephaniah 3:14-15

“Sing, daughter of Zion, shout aloud, Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, daughter Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away your punishment, he has turned his back on your enemy. The Lord, the King of Israel, is with you, never again will you fear any harm”

Application

  • The Lord is telling the people that he will destroy Israel and when he restores the remains the rest ( followers) this is what will happen.
  • He will be with the loyal followers and the need never fear him

Wednesday- Scripture Philippians 4:4-7

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let you gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts nd your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Application

  • The book of Philippians was written by Paul and Timothy.
  • they are reminding us all to rejoice (be glad and happy) that the Lord is near.
  • the peace of God will come into our hearts and minds when we give our worries to Jesus and God.

Thursday- Scripture- Matthew 1:20 & 21

“But after he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from sin”

Application- 

  • Angels visited Joseph to reassure him that  the Un-wed Mary was carrying the Messiah, child of the Lord.
  • Angels prophesied that Jesus would be the one to save the people from their sins.

Friday – Scripture- John 14:27

“Peace I leave with you; my people I give you, I do not give to you as the world gives to you. Do not let your hearts ve troubled and do not be afraid”

Application- 

  • Jesus promises us that by following his example of living peacefully, God will give us his love.
  • do not be troubled or afraid, live as Jesus did and receive the Fathers Love and protection.

 

So that my friends concludes this years Bible Studies, I went through all my notes to see what else have I done in the last 74 days since I began my “Walk with the Lord” and I was surprised at how much I have managed to fit in and learn.

Studies and Bibles books I’ve completed so far!

  • The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren, read the book and completed the studies.
  • Wives of the Bible -Jolene  Engel book and study.
  • girlfriends in God, email studies.
  • 30 Days Husband Encouragement-Darby Duggar. Through emails.
  • study of Psalm 139, for the entire month we had to read it and then re write it in our own words.
  • How to hear from God – Joyce Meyer, Book and study session.

From the Bible studies group, we’ve done..

  • Book of Genesis
  • Psalms 1-22
  • Book of John
  • Books of 2 John and 3 John
  • Book of Jude
  • Books of 1 Peter, and 2 Peter
  • Book of Esther.

Over all, I am really happy with how much I have read, studies and learnt. I am so excited to start the next session on January 5th when we are studying “Book of Exodus” I hope you’ll come back and join me.

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for more information check our Courtney’s site : http://womenlivingwell.org/2014/12/lets-go-deeper-with-god-in-the-new-year/

 

This just came in my email…

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In my last post I explained about how Good Morning Girls (Courtney) is finishing up our Bible studies on the 19th.. This Friday, well now she’s let us in on what’s coming up… Studies resume 5th January 2015. I am excited!!

if anyone wants to join us find out more here: http://womenlivingwell.org/2014/12/introducing-januarys-gmg-book-month/

Oh I am so excited!!