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January & February 2023

READY, SET, GO #2: Believe

It all began with a silver Ten Commandments bracelet. As a child in the small Baptist church, I received the bracelet for reciting the Ten Commandments. Shortly after that, John 3:16 spoke to my heart and I accepted the Lord as my Savior. That’s when my “Believing” story began.

When did your believing story begin? As Christian women we are called to believe for ourselves and for others. The modern concept of believe is “mere hope or speculation” but as Christian women we hold on to the 249 scriptures that speak to us about believing.

The Greek word for believe is “Pisteuo” and it is defined as, “To be convinced of something or give credence to.” I am convinced that it is imperative for us to believe that the Lord is there to empower us to empower others. Here are three empowerment key points:

1. Believe What God Says (You shall be saved) Romans 10:9

2. Believe What You Speak (We are not ashamed of the Gospel) Romans 1:16

3. Believe In His Power (We will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit) Romans 15:13

The Lord has been with us since we believed and were saved. He continues to be with us each day. We must share his Word and our testimonies so that more will become saved. The Amplified Bibles states John 13:35 as, “By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you have love and unselfish concern for one another. Our love for others is imperative to the building of the kingdom.

So, here is what I want you to do, God helping you, take your everyday, ordinary life, your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, walking around life and place it before God as an offering. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out in you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Message Bible, Hebrews 12:1-2

One Day at a Time, Michelle