Saturday, November 7, 2015


I'm so excited for this new season in life. New season means, more blog post and a whole new updated blog! I have posted some of the old blog post from here to the new one. If you see one that's not on the new blog but want a certain post on it, let me know, I'd love to post it for ya.

I will be trying to write as often as I can, promise. So keep checking the new blog.

Here's the new blog!!! A Woman & Her God

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hebrews 11:1 - The Future One

Do you ever just stop and think about who God has matched up for you and what the guy is doing right this minute?  It's crazy to think that, huh?

The other day I finished reading Praying For Your Future Husband by Robin Jones Gunn.  It got me thinking to what it really will in-tail for us ladies to really be praying for our future husbands.  I know I might be sounding like a weird-o right now but stay with me here.  You see, what we speak into existence really does happen weather or not it's now or 6 months to a 5 years, it will happen. 

Look at some of these bible verses:

 Mark 11:22-24 ESV
And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. 

Isaiah 55:11 ESV 
So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

Those are just a 3 verses- I could write out more. 

So, why not speak a prayer over your future husband?  Why not pray that he will see God's strength and desires for him?  Pray he will go to God for every need.  In praying for him this will also strengthen you in the process.  You'll become more apt to praying than just wishing, you'll immediately be praying before anything, you'll be in the word- should I go on?  It'll change you for the better and in return be ready to with stand any relationship battles that will face.  You both will be grounded in Christ.


Pray he will see God as his strength and his song.

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. ~ Isaiah 12:2

Pray God guides him in paths of righteousness, so God’s name will be honored.

He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. ~Psalm 23:3

Pray he will call to GOD for every need

But as for me, I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God. You are my help and deliverer; LORD, do not delay. ~Psalm 70:5

Pray he will trust God and not be afraid. Pray God will be his defense.

You are my strength; I wait for you to rescue me, for you, O God are my fortress.
~Psalm 59:9

Pray God’s face will shine on him.

The LORD bless you, and keep you;
The LORD make His face shine on you,
        And be gracious to you;
The LORD lift up His countenance on you,
        And give you peace.’
“So they shall invoke My name on the sons of Israel, and I then will bless them.” ~Numbers 6:24-26

Pray he will submit to God.

Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. ~Proverbs 3:6

Pray he will have a heart tender towards God’s instruction.

I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. ~Psalm 16:7

Pray he will run to the Lord as a strong tower.

The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
~Proverbs 18:10

Pray God will be his hiding place.

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. ~Psalm 32:7

Pray he will enjoy God and seek God’s pleasure above his own-and that God will give him the desires of his heart.

Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. ~Psalm 37:4

Pray he will desire a suitable helper.

The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him. ~Genesis 2:18

Pray he will come to God to be changes so that he will remain blameless.

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~1 Thessalonians 5:23

Pray he will see his own faults and be sympathetic to the faults of others.

Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? ~Matthew 7:3

Pray he will run the race to win the prize.

Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified. ~1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Pray he will stand firm in God’s will.

He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that you may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured. ~Colossians 4:12

Pray he will be alert.

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people. ~Ephesians 6:18

Pray he will know the hope to which God has called him.

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. ~Ephesians 1:18-19

Pray he will learn to speak the truth from his heart.

O LORD, who may abide in Your tent?
        Who may dwell on Your holy hill?
He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness,
        And speaks truth in his heart. ~Psalm 15:1-2

Pray he will be content.

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. ~Philippians 4:11

But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment. For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content. ~1 Timothy 6:6-8

Pray he won’t do things the world’s way but rather God’s way.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will. ~Romans 12:2

Pray he keeps his thoughts obedient to Christ.

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. ~2 Corinthians 10:5

Pray God’s presence will make him strong and courageous.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. ~Deuteronomy 31:6

Pray he will take all of his requests before God.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:6-7

Pray he will set his mind on things that are noble.

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. ~Philippians 4:8-9

Pray he will submit to God and resist the devil.

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. ~James 4:7

Pray he will leave the ways of childhood behind as he grows and matures.

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. ~1 Corinthians 13:11

Until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. ~Ephesians 4:13

Pray he will hope in the Lord.

Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. ~Isaiah 40:31

Pray he will have a spiritual power and will grasp Christ’s love.

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. ~Ephesians 3:14-19

Pray he will surround himself with wise friends.

Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. ~Proverbs 13:20

Pray for his humility.

Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. ~Romans 12:3

Pray he will be open to instruction.

Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life. ~Proverbs 4:13

Pray he learns to love as God desires him to.

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. ~1 Corinthians 13:4

Pray he cares for others and is generous.

If it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. ~Romans 12:8

Pray he will not grow weary in doing good.

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a
harvest if we do not give up. ~Galatians 6:9

Pray he will grow in the fruit of the Spirit.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. ~Galatians 5:22-23

Pray he will bear fruit and become a disciple of Jesus.

This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. ~John 15:8

Pray God will guard his course.

He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him. ~Proverbs 2:8

Pray his character will build so he will be effective and productive.

Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~2 Peter 1:5-8

Pray he will live wisely.

Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise. ~Ephesians 5:15

Pray he will be a man of integrity.

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.
~Proverbs 11:3

Pray he will have God’s song in his mouth.

He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him. ~Psalm 40:3

Pray he will fear the Lord and praise Him.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise. ~Psalm 111:10

Pray he will seek God first.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. ~Matthew 6:33

Pray he will turn to God to help him live the godly life he desires.

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps. ~Proverbs 16:9

Pray he will be strong and walk as God requires.

I am going the way of all the earth. Be strong, therefore, and show yourself a man. Keep the charge of the LORD your God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His ordinances, and His testimonies, according to what is written in the Law of Moses, that you may succeed in all that you do and wherever you turn. ~1 Kings 2:2-3

Pray he’ll allow the Lord to direct his steps.

The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. ~Psalm 37:23

Pray he’ll conquer evil by doing good.

Don't let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good. ~Romans 12:21

Pray he’ll live a self-controlled life that is a result of his salvation.

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age. ~Titus 2:11

Pray he doesn’t walk, stand, or sit with ungodly friends.

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,  Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
 And in His law he meditates day and night. ~Psalm 1:1-2

Pray he will grow and flourish because of his trust in the Lord.

Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD.
And whose trust is the LORD.
For he will be like a tree planted by the water,
        That extends its roots by a stream
        And will not fear when the heat comes;
        But its leaves will be green,
        And it will not be anxious in a year of drought
        Nor cease to yield fruit. ~Jeremiah 17:7-8

Pray he will not be puffed up but will live by faithfulness.

See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright-- but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness. ~Habakkuk 2:4

Pray the Lord will keep him from all harm.

The LORD will protect you from all evil;
        He will keep your soul.
The LORD will guard your going out and you're coming in
        From this time forth and forever. ~Psalm 121:7-8

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Book Of Proverbs


"If you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God."

|A Father's Guidance|

Proverbs is probably the most down-to-earth book in the Bible. It's education prepares you for the street and the marketplace, not the schoolroom. (Proverbs 1:20-21 expresses this poetically.) The book offers the warm advice you get by growing up in a good family: practical guidance for successfully making your way in the world. It covers small questions as well as large: talking to much, visiting neighbors too often, being unbearably cheerful too early in the morning.

The first nine chapters, which explain the purpose of Proverbs' wisdom, are spoken from father to son. Fifteen times the fatherly voice says, "My son." Some of the advice seems particularly well suited to young people: warnings against joining gangs, for instance, or urgent cautions against sex outside marriage. But the central message of Proverbs applies to anyone, old or young: "Get wisdom at all costs." It is a plea to strain your mind and your ears searching for the wise way to live. 

|Virtue Is Not Its Only Reward|

Anybody with a brain can find exceptions to Proverbs' generalities. For instance, Proverbs 28:19 proclaims that "he who works his land will have abundant food, but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty." Yet farmers who work hard go hungry in a drought, and dreamers win $10 million in a lottery.

Proverbs simply tells how life works most of the time. You can worry about the exceptions after you have learned the rule. Try to live by the exceptions, and you court disaster.

The rule is that the godly, moral, hardworking, and wise will reap many rewards. Those who learn the practical and godly wisdom of Proverbs not only sleep better; they succeed and become able to help their family and friends. Fools and scoffers, though they appear successful, will eventually pay the cost of their lifestyle.

Much of Proverbs' practical advice makes no mention of God, and its concern for success may therefore seem quite secular. But if you take the book as a whole, it becomes obvious that the lifestyle Proverbs teaches depends on a healthy respect for God (1:7), affecting every aspect of life (3:5-7). Proverbs frankly concedes that the wise path will no be chosen by many; it is easier to live carelessly and godlessly. But those who choose to live by Proverbs will get success and safety, and more: They will get to know God himself. "then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God" (2:5).  

|How To Read Proverbs|

People love to quote Proverbs. Often they express truth about life in a elegant, witty kernel. You'll find more humor in Proverbs than anywhere else in the Bible.

Yet Proverbs may well be the most abused book in the Bible. People often quote the Proverbs as though they are absolute promises from God or rigid rules for living. In fact, few of the proverbs should be read that way. And some proverbs, read alone, would give you a distorted point of view.

To understand Proverbs, you should hunt through it for proverbs you like. You should study the whole book to get its overall point of view. This takes time, for Proverbs covers dozens of subjects in subtle detail.

Each of the more than 500 proverbs is a tough nut you have to crack before you get the inner meat. Read Proverbs slowly, but not for too long at one sitting.

Some people like to read a small number of proverbs each day in addition to their regular Bible readings. Others concentrate on memorizing proverbs, so they can run them through their heads as they go on about the day. Whatever technique you use, keep two things in mind: Think carefully about each proverb, and try to put each into the bigger context of the teachings of all of Proverbs. To help you see the total picture of Proverbs teaching on some key subjects, ten insights scattered throughout Proverbs briefly introduce ten subjects and list relevant proverbs.

The book of Proverbs is divided into tow main parts: an introduction in the first nine chapters and the proverbs themselves in the remaining 22 chapters. If you skip the introduction, you won't understand the point of Proverbs as a book. It introduces Lady Wisdom, and explains what she can do for you.

|High Points in Proverbs|

  • Chapter 4: An introduction to the importance of wisdom and the style of life you need to pursue it.
  • Chapter 10: A typical range of subject matter and style

Monday, April 28, 2014

Book Of Acts


"You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses."

The New Testament divides neatly into two nearly equal sections. the first consists of four Gospels that tell about Jesus' life on earth. The second section, beginning with Romans, concerns churches that sprang up after Jesus left. In between stands the book of Acts.

The best way to appreciate Acts is to imagine a Bible without it. You have just read the life of Jesus, underscored by four different authors, and you turn to Romans: "Paul, a servant of Christ all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints." Rome? How did the story get there from Jerusalem?

Next you'd find two books, also from Paul (who's he?), addressed to "the church of God in Corinth." Another book follows, written to the church in Galatia, then one to Ephesus and so on with more letters to other exotic locales. Obviously, something is missing. Without Acts, the New Testament leaps from an orderly history of one man, Jesus, to a collection of unexplained personal correspondence.


|A Plan Reveled by Jesus|

With Acts, everything fits into place. This book gives a transition from the life of Christ to the new church. It introduces Paul and explains how a minority religion crossed the sea to Rome, the capital of the empire. A reader of Acts visits key cities sprinkled around the Mediterranean, meets the principal leaders of the new movement and gets a strong scent of the problems that will occupy Paul's letters.

Luke, a Physician, had written the third Gospel as an account of  "all that Jesus began to do and to teach" (Acts 1:1). The book of Acts resumes the story, hinting that this history, too, will show Jesus at work, but in quite different form. "I will build my church," Jesus had promised (Matthew 16:18), and Acts graphically shows how that process began.

Jesus himself had laid out the plot in his last recorded words on Earth: "You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth" (1:8). Acts faithfully follows that outline: The first seven chapters show the church in Jerusalem, the next five focus on Judea and Samaria and the rest of the book follows the spread of the gospel to the outposts of Roman civilization.


|How To Read Acts|

Acts reads like well-written history. It follows a logical plan, includes fascinating details and focuses on the most dramatic events. In the sense, it is self-explanatory.

The first 12 chapters concentrate mainly on the apostle Peter. The rest of Acts features Paul (also called Saul), and the book explains how he became accepted as the first and foremost Christian missionary. Paul made three extensive trips in Acts, then a final voyage in chains to Rome. 

Acts records the early history of relations between the church and the Roman empire. It also gives important background information on such cities as Corinth, Ephesus and Philippi-cities to whom Paul later wrote letters. The material in Acts will help you understand what Paul is writing about in 1 and 2 Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians and the other letters.

Acts also summarizes 18 different speeches by Paul, Peter and a few others. These speeches makes a fascinating study in themselves: The apostles were beginning to interpret the facts of Jesus' life in light of their spiritual significance. As you read them, note how the speakers chose their words and content with the audience in mind, and then note audience reaction.


|High Points in Acts|

  • Chapter 1: Jesus' last appearance of the disciples.
  • Chapter 2: The remarkable events of Pentecost.
  • Chapter 5: A glimpse of life in the early Christian church-some good parts and also a tragic scene of failure.
  • Chapter 9: The details of Saul's conversation.
  • Chapter 16: Paul's dramatic experiences in Philippi, a city that produced one of Paul's favorite churches.
  • Chapter 17: Paul on some of the most difficult assignment of his missionary journeys.
  • Chapter 26: Paul recounts his personal story to a king.
  • Chapter 27: Paul's shipwreck on the way to Rome.
  • Chapter 28: Paul's last setting, under house arrest in Rome, where he probably wrote some of his New Testament letters. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Everything Skit

In the next month in a half I will be going to the Philippines with a team of 20. This was a practice run of the "Everything Skit" last night that we will be performing every night.