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Happy New Year – God’s Blessings to You and Yours in 2015!!

-But now your kingdom shall not continue; the Lord has sought out [David] a man after His own heart,-
(1Samuel 13:14)

Hey Neighbor,

God has Truly been Good in 2014!!

As We approach the New Year 2015, We tend to spend time reflecting on the the events of the past year, as we anticipate and look forward to the New Year.

My family has a yearly tradition, before we toast in the New Year, We ask each person three questions:

What was the worst thing that happened to You in 2014?

What was the best thing that happened to You in 2014?

And…

What Changes are You hoping to make in 2015?

My Answer for Worst Thing:

It was to hear my oldest daughter, Daen’s broken speech, over the phone after having suffered a seizure. She’s in the Navy and living independently, so please, keep her in your prayers as the Lord continues to bless her and fully restore her health.

Best Thing:
The Start of Care NRC’s Bible Study Class at the Benton Cultural Center and the birth of the CareBibleStudy Blog.
I want to thank You for Your Love and Your faithful support.
I pray for You, each day before I click to publish the lesson/message for the day…and I pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to teach Us and Lead Us into All Truth, together.

What Changes am I hoping to make in 2105…

I want to take a closer walk with the Lord!!
Not just in my prayer and devotional time and church attendance, but throughout the course of each day…I want to be more like David.

King David is my favorite bible character because he sought the Lord in EVERYTHING…God said he was a ‘Man’ after His Own Heart.

I imagine it was because of all the one-on-one time David spent walking and talking with God in the wilderness, as a shepherd boy. David learned that he could lean, trust, and rely on God…in all matters….whether big are small!!

I know how to go to God for the big stuff…the serious issues that I have…but I want to seek God, first…for the simple matters in my life, too!!

You know…for the stuff We often tell God, -Don’t worry about because –
‘God…I got This!!’

I want to give God the first fruits of My Everyday Life…leaning on Him because –
He’s Got It!!

The First of My Love…
The First of My Morning…
The First of My Time…
The First of My Finances…
The First of My Thoughts…
The First of All My Worries and Concerns!!

It’s so funny that My Pastor, just this Past Sunday, said that He wants to take a closer walk with God. He said he wants to take an ‘Enoch Walk’ with God!!

So…if He comes up missing in 2015, having suddenly disappeared…and First Lady can’t find him…then We will know…God took Him!! Lol!!

Well, if you hear in 2015 that God’s Heart is missing…Tam’s Got It!!

Because, I’m going after God in 2015!!…Just Call Me the ‘Woman’ after God’s Own Heart!!

I’m so, so, so, excited about all the New Things that God will be doing in 2015…and I pray that He will be doing a New Work in You!!

Happy New Year, Neighbor!!

What Spiritual Changes are You Hoping to make in 2015??

Leave a Comment and Let me Know!!
Or Send Me an email at ttwear@gmail.com.

And…As You read the Blog,

Always Remember…

God Loves You, and So Do I!!

-Tam

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Who’s Playing the Blame Game?? – Abram 👉👈 Sarai-

-So Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar her Egyptian maid, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her husband Abram to be his [secondary] wife. And he had intercourse with Hagar, and she became pregnant; and when she saw that she was with child, she looked with contempt upon her mistress and despised her.-
(Genesis 16:3)

Hey Neighbor,

I pray that Your Christmas was filled with Joy and the Love of Christ!!

I have certainly enjoyed this Christmas Season, spending time with my Family and Friends, and I am looking forward to the New Year, 2015!!

Today, We will finally, take a peak into the the relationship between Abram and Sarai, as they walked on their Spiritual Journey with God. – Genesis 16.

Life was not so easy for them, as Husband and Wife. And so We will get a bird’s eyeview of the internal chaos in the marriage and home of Sarai and Abram…as We see how…

Sarai blames👉 Abram…AND
Abram blames👉 Sarai

As Abram and Sarai waited impatiently for the manifestation of their promised child, they lost faith in the Almighty God and decided that they should probably give Him a little assistance.

In her impatience to become a mother, Sarai was deceived and began believing that God had meant for Abram to father a child by another wife, besides herself.

Sarai believed that because of her age, she could not physically and biologically bear a child at the age of 75.
She had also believed, that if Abram could “know” a substitute wife…with the aid of a little Viagra…they could make a baby…Lol!!
And Sarai would finally become a mother.

Well, Sarai had a maid that she had brought back with her, from out of Egypt.

Her name was Hagar and Sarai had decided that she could stand as the substitute wife…and as the Viagara to her 85 year old husband, Abram.

So Sarai introduced the idea to her husband, who came in…and looked at his ‘little blue pill,’ Hagar…and instantly agreed to help God fulfill the promise, without any additional persuasion.

So of course the story tells us that after Hagar conceived, she began to despise Sarai.

Hagar had suddenly, forgotten her position in the household.

She believed that she was ‘All That!!’…As she was deceived into believing that her new status, as wife to Abram, would cause him to leave Sarai because she was the dried-up, old, and barren wife…where she (Hagar) was the fresh, fertile…and now, pregnant, new wife.

I can imagine that Hagar began to
to get a little sassy with her mistress…smart mouthing Sarai and neglecting her household chores and responsibilities.

Or

Maybe Hagar just walked about the house, provoking Sarai, by continually rubbing her swollen belly, referring to the kicking infant, as ‘Little Abe.’

Or

Maybe she began teasing Sarai because Abram was sleeping more nights in Hagar’s bedroom, as wife #2…than the nights he slept with Sarai, depriving her of her rights as the primary wife.

Well, whatever it was that Hagar said or did, Sarai was thoroughly fed up!! Hagar had successfully provoked Sarai to her breaking point and this 75 year old woman, Sarai took hold of Hagar, and…
Beat Her Down!!

So Here’s the Blame Game…

-Then Sarai said to Abram, May [the responsibility for] my wrong and deprivation of rights be upon you.-
(Genesis 16:5)

When Hagar got out of hand, Sarai faulted Abram, placing the blame on him for being so agreeable with her plan to impregnate Hagar. Sarai became jealous and enraged with Hagar’s contemptuous attitude, and pointed the finger at Abram.

Abram played along, blaming Sarai for not controlling Her maid!!

-But Abram said to Sarai, See here, your maid is in your hands and power; do as you please with her. And when Sarai dealt severely with her, humbling and afflicting her, she [Hagar] fled from her.-
(Gen 16:6)

He reminds Sarai that it was HER idea!!
He goes on to remind Sarai…that Hagar was HER maid and that Hagar had been under HER (Sarai’s) hand…HER authority and HER power…all along.

He tell’s Sarai, to take Control of the Matter!!

That’s when Sarai beat Hagar…

Hagar was hurt and afraid, as she ran away…fleeing from Sarai’s jealousy and her wrath into the wilderness.

But the Angel of the Lord redirected Hagar and sent her back to Sarai, to behave and humble herself before The Mistress of the Household.

Who Was the Deceiver??

It was the Serpent, Satan!!

Sarai, like Eve, in the Garden of Eden, allowed the Serpent to whisper in her ear, asking her…
Did Not God promise that Abraham is going to father a child??…

But see Now…how God has restrained you from bearing a child, (as mentioned in Verse 16:2)…Suggesting that she find another wife to bear the child and fulfill the covenant.

And so again…like Eve, Sarai introduces this sinful idea to her husband, who like Adam…needs no additional persuasion to partake.

I believe that just like Adam and Eve…Abram and Sarai desired to be more like God and desired to have more control over their destiny, instead of waiting for God’s timing…and so often, We find Ourselves in a similar predicament!!

As We grow impatient, while waiting on God, the devil comes in to plant his seeds of doubt and unbelief!!

He tells Us that God is not going to come through…that He will not fullfill the promise…and We find Ourselves asking…

How Long God??

Oh, God…Did You Forget Me??

When God?…When??

All the while…the devil continues lying to Us, telling Us that God’s promises and His plans are not for Us!!

So We lose Faith in the Promise…and put our human hands to work, attempting to help God!!

But God doesn’t need our help, nor does He care for Our expressions of doubt and unbelief!!

He wants us to stay in faith…believing that His Word is True and Everlasting…and that His promises are still for Us and for Our descendants!!

God is still Working on Your Behalf!!

-God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act?
Has he ever promised and not carried it through?-
(Num 23:19)

If God spoke It…He will bring it to pass!!

So Who Will You Believe???

Will You Believe Our God, Who is Faith-Full??

Or

Will You Believe that lying Serpent??

Scripture tells Us…

-He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a falsehood, he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar [himself] and the father of lies and of all that is false (Jn 8:44)

Look…

No matter what lies the devil has been whispering in Your ear, hold fast to God’s promises.
He Is Faith-Full and He WILL see You through…to the the very end!!

God Loves You!!
His Love is steadfast…unyielding, everlasting, uninterrupted, and continual towards Us!!

So press on in faith, believing on God’s promises…and Defeat doubt with God’s Written Word!!

Read Your Bible…and as You read through these life-changing stories, like Abram and Sarai…these stories WILL build your faith, as You battle with impatience, doubt, and unbelief on Your Spiritual Journey!!

-Yes, I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass; I have purposed it, and I will do it-
(Isaiah 46:11)

Until Tomorrow…Remember,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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The CHRIST-MAS Blame Game – I Blame👉 Jesus!!

Hey Neighbor,

Merry, Merry Christmas!!

Look Who’s Playing the Blame Game Today…On Christ-Mas Day…

I Am!!

I Blame Jesus for Victory!!

Here’s the Poem…

God sent His only Son here to earth
I blame the Virgin Mary, the girl who gave birth.
Her husband wondered how’d the conception come about.
I blame the young father Joseph for doubt.

He said it’s okay to take Mary to wife.
The Baby’s the resurrection and life.
He was Sent here to us, to light up the world.
I blame the Angel, Gabriel for the truth he unfurled.

In the City of David, in a manger He laid
It was from a trough, that the manger was made.
Since there was no room for them in the inn…
I blame Adam and Eve, in the Garden for sin.

With the baby, they ran to Egypt to flee.
To escape the wicked King’s death decree.
The warning had come from the angel they met.
I blame King Herod for his devilish threat.

They returned to Nazareth, still safe and yet sound.
He grew into a man and disciples He found.
There was Peter and Matthew, among those on the list…
But I blame Judas Iscariot for his treacherous kiss.

Jesus became accursed, as He died on the tree.
For those reckless sins, I blame you…also me.
He defeated death, hell and the grave.
It was for our lives, He came here to save.
We were guilty, convicted and destined to die…
But I blame the Serpent, The father of lies
If Adam can blame God, because in Eden he sinned.
I can blame Jesus Christ for the VICTORY – WE WIN!!

It’s Jesus’ Birthday…so be sure to light His candles and sing Happy Birthday to Our Savior!!

Merry Christmas!!

God Loves You and So Do I!!

-Tam

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Who’s Playing the Blame Game?? – Saul Blames 👉Samuel

-But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.-
(Isaiah 40:31)

Hey Neighbor,

Yesterday, we started our Series on the ‘Blame Game.’ We talked about Eve blaming Adam in the Garden of Eden and how Adam even went so for… as to blame God!

Well, Today We will Look at Who’s playing the Blame Game Now!! – It’s King Saul

If you remember, We have met Saul before on the CareBibleStudy Blog…during Bible Trivia!!

Our trivia question was: What lost animal(s) was King Saul searching for??
[Go back and check it out, if you haven’t read it, already.   It’s great background info on Saul. To find the Previous lesson on Saul, easily…Just try typing ‘Saul’ into the Blog’s search engine.]

So Anyway…we know that the Trivia answer was: donkeys –  Saul went searching for his father’s lost donkeys, when he met Samuel, the ‘seer,’ who anointed him King of Israel.

Remember…the young man, Saul, who was from the smallest tribe in Israel, the Benjamites, was anointed to the highest rank in Israel.

When We meet Saul again, we see that Saul continues to struggle with his inferiority complex.  He struggles terribly with fear and low self esteem…1 Samuel 10, Verse 22 tells us that when Samuel went forth to officially, proclaim Saul as King, before all of Israel, Saul was afraid…and ducked down and hid away in the baggage.  Samuel actually had to pray, inquiring of the Lord as to where Saul was hiding!!

Don’t forget that Saul had already been anointed and the Spirit of God had come upon him mightily, causing him to prophesy amongst the prophets…and yet, We see here how he feared that the people would not accept him as their King.   And it was this same fear that caused him to later, make the foolish decisions that lead to his failure as King.

Now, When Samuel first poured the oil over Saul’s head, anointing him King, Samuel had given Saul specific instructions to follow:

-You shall go down before me to Gilgal; and behold, I will come down to you to offer burnt offerings and to sacrifice peace offerings. You shall wait seven days until I come to you and show you what you shall do-
(1Samuel 10:8)

As the Priest and Prophet of Israel, only Samuel had the authority to bless the offering and make sacrifices before God, but King Saul, growing fearful of the people, became impatient with Samuel and ‘forced’ himself to make the burnt offering, although he was forbidden to do so.

Wow!!

‘Forced’ himself…That was the wording that Saul used, as he began to point the finger 👉 of blame at Samuel, attempting to justify his own disobedience.

-Samuel said, What have you done? Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattering from me, and that you did not come within the days appointed, and that the Philistines were assembled at Michmash, I thought, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication to the Lord. So I forced myself to offer a burnt offering.-
(1Samuel 13:10-12)

Samuel is both disturbed and disappointed at Saul’s accusations and at his foolish behavior, as he chastised him, telling him that because he failed to keep the Lord’s commandments, God had dethroned him!!
Samuel explains that God had sought out and found an obedient King to replace Saul – ‘A man after God’s own heart’- That man was David.

So…Here We see The Blame Game Continues as Saul attempts to displace his personal failures upon the head of Samuel, because he was late!! – When the truth was…Saul was afraid of the Philistines and so were the Hebrews that had followed him into Gilgal…but when the Hebrews began to lose faith in King Saul and began to scatter from him, Saul grew weary of waiting for Samuel and was not willing risk losing the favor and support of the people.

Remember…in Saul’s mind, he desperately needed the people’s support to keep him lifted up…and because he was so afraid to lose their support, Saul foolishly, jumped the gun…made the sacrifice…and failed to wait on Samuel, but most importantly, Saul failed to wait on the Lord.

Saul took his eyes off God and focused them on the people. He had so soon forgotten, that it was the Lord who had raised him up from his prior, meager existence and not the people. He had not perceived that, although the oil was poured upon him by Samuel hands, the anointing had come from God!!

He had no confidence in the Holy Spirit that had come upon him so mightily…Therefore, he acted in his own might and abused his authority as King, and defied the Living God!!

Saul Blamed Samuel for his Faith-Failure!!

Who Are You Blaming For Your Faith-Failure??

We have all lost our faith, and have walked foolishly, in fear. Remember, even Abraham, the ‘Father of Our Faith’ behaved foolishly while waiting on God!!

But We must be mindful to accept responsibility for our own failures and shortcomings and PRAY!!

God is waiting for Us to seek his face, asking Him for help and strength in Our time of weakness and insecurity. Samuel could have gone directly to God in prayer, while he waited on Saul!!

And when the scary situations in our lives bring fear…We too can Go to God in prayer, while we wait on Jesus!!

The Old Saints used to say…He may not come when You want him…but He’s always on time!!

So instead of Continuing the Blame Game, Let’s continue to Wait on the Lord….looking for Him and confidently expecting Him to show up with Strength and Power!!

Tomorrow, We will Look at How well Abram and Sarai played the ‘Blame Game.’

But Until Tomorrow…Remember,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

Tam

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The ‘Blame Game!!’

– And the man said, The woman whom You gave to be with me she gave me [fruit] from the tree, and I ate. And the Lord God said to the woman, What is this you have done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled (cheated, outwitted, and deceived) me, and I ate-
(Genesis 3:12)

Hey Neighbor,

This is another Story that Joyce Meyer reads at her conferences.
I like this one because, it gives a great representation of…
‘The Blame Game.’

Here’s the Story…

This is a story about Four People named, Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.

There was an important job to do and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.

Anybody could’ve done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job.

You See, Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it!

It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody, when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

Funny… Huh??

You Know the Blame Game originated in the Garden of Eden.

Eve blamed the Serpent for beguiling her…Adam blamed Eve for sharing the forbidden fruit with him…And Adam even blamed God for making the Woman and giving her to him…Lol!!

You see, Adam and Eve Were placed in the Garden with a job to do:

-And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth.
(Genesis 1:28)

So Just like the Four People in today’s story…

Adam Had a Job to do- But, he did’t do it!!

Eve had a job to do- but, she didn’t do it!!

When they failed to do their jobs, following God’s orders – his commands – they blamed one another and even blamed God!!

And the Blame Game Continued from there…

This Week We are going to Discuss some ‘Finger Pointing’ Characters from the Bible…and How they refused to accept responsibility for their own Faith-Failures…On-the-Job.

Tomorrow, We will Discuss the Failures of King Saul…and identify on Who, What, and Where…Saul pointed his finger…placing the blame for his Failure as King of Israel!

Until Tomorrow…Remember,

God Loves You and So Do I!!

Tam

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Now You Can ‘Follow’ CareBibleStudy!!

-And listen! You will become pregnant and will give birth to a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus. He will be great (eminent) and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to Him the throne of His forefather David-
(Luke 1:30)

Hey Neighbor,

Jesus is the Reason For the Season…and I am excited about Jesus…with just 5 days till We light the candles on His Birthday Cake!!

I hope you have been enjoying the CareBibleStudy Blog. It’s Saturday, so there is no lesson today..Aww!!

We will resume on Monday, but You’re Welcome to just hangout here, on the Blog, this weekend. There are more than 30 Lessons You can read or review. So pull up a chair…and Get Full on God!!

If you live in the ESL area or if You’re ever in Our neck of the woods on Tuesday Nights at 6pm, stop by for Bible Study at the Benton Cultural Center at 1516 N. 43rd Street. You will get a chance to meet some of the people, in person, that You’ve read about on the blog.

We would love to fellowship with You, as We study The Word and grow closer to The Lord and stronger on Our Spiritual Journey.

Looking Forward to Meeting You soon…

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Just this week, one of Our Classmates, at The Center, told me that He had been sitting with His morning coffee, waiting for the Blog text to come through, so that He could start His morning Bible Study.

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Now, There is No More Waiting!!

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What Will You Give Jesus…This Christ-Mas??

-For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?-
(Matthew 16:26)

Hey Neighbor,

I Love It When God is doing something New!! Don’t You??

I Wrote a Poem to Jesus!!

It’s my Christ-Mas gift to Him.

Here’s the New Poem…

-He talked with his Father saying…Yes, I Will Go!!
Sent to Us as a gift, wrapped in swaddling clothes
The Shepherds, by night, were the first ones to hear
The Angels lullaby to the baby so dear
The Wise Men had come, they had traveled afar
Guided to that Sweet Babe, by a great Eastern star
He laid in the manger, receiving His guests
With gifts they adored Him, bringing their best
He grew up in The Lord, with plans for the Lost
He had come to save sinners, his life paid the cost
He went down in the Jordan, He was baptized in Love
Holy Spirit came upon him – just like a Dove
He went to the wilderness, He fasted and prayed
Preparing Himself for that last evil day.
He walked all about, healing sick and the lame
If asked to die for your sins, I could not do the same.
He sweated blood in the garden, as He prayed for God’s Will
My sins were before Him – His life paid my bill.
That day…Was it really so evil at all??
God had planned it ahead, knowing that Man would Fall.
He came to die on the cross, for a wretch, just like me
Hung His head and He died – He was nailed to the tree
What can I give Jesus for His great sacrifice??
I can give Him My soul…I Will give Him My Life!!

What Will You Give Jesus…This Christ-Mas??

Leave a Comment Here on the CareBibleStudy Blog to Let Me Know What You’re Giving Jesus.

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