In Mary's life we can see just how Christ can heal and change someone. He delivered Mary's tormented soul and healed her of all her afflictions..His love and compassion toward her changed her life and led Mary to become a faithful,sacrificial follower. So grateful for her deliverance, Mary practiced her faith by following Jesus and helping Him and his disciples out of her financial means and taking care of their physical needs. Her gratitude and love manifested itself in her devotion to…
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Elisabeth was sad but never became bitter because of her barrenness. She had enormous faith in God. She appreciated God's mercy and kindness. She praised God for giving her a son. Elisabeth was humble, and she played a key role in God's plan of salvation. Even though her time for having a baby was over, God blessed her to conceive. Sometimes, when we least expect it, he touches us with a miracle that causes our lives to be changed forever.
1.. Priscilla was strong-minded, fervent in her love for God and loyal to her husband. She was trusted by Paul to manage the church he left behind, and she taught the gospel as Paul had done. Neither Priscilla hadn't met Jesus of Nazareth, but their faith was strong.
We learn from Eve that women share God's image. God's purpose for creation could not be fulfilled without the equal participation of "womankind." Just like we learned from Adam's life, Eve also teaches us that God wants us to freely choose to follow and obey him out of love. Nothing we do is hidden from God. Likewise, it does not benefit us to blame others for our own failings. We must accept personal responsibility for what we do.
Deborah served as a wise judge, obeying God's commands. In a time of crisis, she trusted God and took steps the necessary steps to defeat the enemy. She followed God faithfully, acting with integrity in her duties. Her boldness came from relying on God - not herself. In a male-dominated culture, Deborah did not let her power go to her head but used her authority as God guided her. Deborah gave glory to God when He gave her the victory.
Sarah waited 90 years to have a baby. Sarah was looking at God's promise from her limited, human perspective. But the Lord used her life to unfold an extraordinary plan, proving that he is never limited by what usually happens. Sometimes we feel like God has placed our lives in a permanent holding pattern. Rather than taking matters into our own hands, we can let Sarah's story remind us that a time of waiting may be God's precise plan for us.