5 Bible Studies that will change your life

Changes comes to us when we open our hearts to learn and acquire knowledge.  The bible says that we must renew our hearts, our thoughts and our actions in the spirit.  When something is changed in our hearts, everything else in us will be impacted by that change too.  New things start to happens, new thoughts, new actions, a new you start to emerge.  That is the result of a life committed to serve God and that pursues Him in prayer and studying the Word.

And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].

Romans 12:2 (AMP)

Here is 5 Bible Studies I have worked during the last year that will help you in your spiritual life.  Hoping these studies to bring change to your life.

Bible Study about Love

This study involves bible verses about love.  Love as the main topic of the Bible and the Gospel.  You will go deep with 10 bible verses in this short study.  Get it HERE!

Freedom Bible Study

When It comes to freedom and being free in the Lord, this bible study will help you discover the freedom to were called to experience and live.  Get it HERE!

Mourning into Dancing Study

This study made a mark in my personal life.  God changed my sadness, my mourning into happiness and dance in His presence.  If God changed that in me, He can do it in you too! Get it HERE and start dancing!

Joy of Christmas Study

Christmas is a great season to study the bible.  The real reason of the season is Jesus.  But, you can study about this topic anytime of the year.  Going deep and discovering the true joy that comes from God has no time.  Sit, relax and let God do the work in you while you study these bible verses.  Get this study HERE!

Giving Thanks Bible Study

Giving thanks and praising God should be part of life study of worship to Him. I know you have many things to be thankful for.  Your life, your health, your family, freedom, salvation… you name it!   Get this amazing study HERE!

Enter His gates with a song of thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, bless and praise His name.  Psalm 100:4

I hope each bible study brings changes in every area in your life.  You can study them, weekly, monthly, alone or with your family and friends.  They make a perfect bible study for bible journaling too.  There are no limits when studying the Word of God. 

Go deep and enjoy it!

When God calls you to His presence

Have you ever felt how God calls you to be in His presence? That moment when you have to let everything you are doing and run to God? The presence of God is with those who calls upon Him, with those who seek Him. His presence is in us, with us and around us. But, there are moments that He only wants from us to give all the attention to Him. That is when God calls you to His presence.

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Have you ever felt how God calls you to be in His presence? That moment when you have to let everything you are doing and run to God?

The presence of God is with those who calls upon Him, with those who seek Him. His presence is in us, with us and around us. But, there are moments that He only wants from us to give all the attention to Him. That is when God calls you to His presence.

In the book of Exodus, we know story of Moses (Exodus 3). The one who was called by God to make his people free from slavery. That was a great commission or task that started in the presence of God. Let’s see!

Now Moses was keeping the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian; and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. (AMP)

Moses was first working for his father in law, keeping the flock, leading the flock… then something amazing happened to him.

The Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing flame of fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was on fire, yet is was not consumed. (AMP)

The Lord appeared to him as fire! God caught his attention in such a way that he had to stop what he was doing to focus all his attention on the presence of God. Sometimes God must do something similar with us. Because we are consumed with so many things, that sometimes we forget to go to the Father who certainly wait for us.

Immediately Moses said and acted quickly:

I must turn away [from the flock] to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!”. And he said, “Here I am”. (AMP)

What teaching do we get from this encounter of God with Moses?

God is the one who calls us, gives us purpose, enables us to fulfill the call. All this in His presence. We cannot achieve it, by having multiples tasks and leaving aside the presence of God when He calls us to be alone with Him.

When you know and you feel that God is calling you, say to Him “HERE I AM”.

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How to take a step towards freedom

How to take a step towards freedom

We have been studying these past few weeks about freedom in the light of the word of God. It is wonderful to be able to appreciate how free we can be in Christ. We have discovered that God has called us to be free, that we can be free and serve God in complete freedom. Now, what happens to those who truly need to take the step to freedom and the abundant life that Jesus offers us? Today we will reflect on how we can take a step towards freedom.

The Bible exhorts us to walk in the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom! Hallelujah! – Continuing with our last week of Bible study, Galatians 5: 1 tells us:

It was for this freedom that Christ set us free [completely liberating us]; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery [which you once removed]. (AMP)

We can be free in different areas of our life. One of them is freedom of law, traditions and religiosity.  This verse tells us that if we have received Jesus as our savior and Lord, then we have received the freedom of the law of which we were slave before. Now we are sheltered under grace. Grace upon grace. However, this grace is not authorization for debauchery and sin. On the contrary, it requires sanctification and consecration to God.

How can we take a step towards the freedom to which we have been called? Well, stand firm in the grace and freedom that we live now, thanks to Jesus.  Standing FIRM as says in the verse means to:

Stay where you are,  because of the benefit of being free from law and the flesh as a way of salvation and the fullness of blessing by grace. We have received deliverance!  Stay where you are, DO NOT take a step back.  

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We must make appropriate use of our freedom. Freedom granted us by God to do good works, to serve God, to love the neighbor and to do justice.

Are you taking a step towards freedom today? It is free in the name of Jesus!

We have finished our Bible study on freedom. It has been a wonderful time in the presence of God. See you soon in a new study. Here I leave a gift from me as a reminder of the freedom that Jesus has given you.  Enjoy it!

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“I am called to be free” – Printable


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Do you want to read all the bible study posts? Read them HERE


3 Lies the Enemy Tells You and the TRUTH that Will Set You Free

3 lies the enemy tells you and the truth that will set you free

“I have nothing to offer.”

How many of us wonder, “What do I have to give, Lord?”

“Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.”  2 Corinthians 3:5

1 – The TRUTH is that it’s Christ in us that offers value to others! Instead of saying, “God, use me,” ask Him, “God, work through me!”

You ARE worthy and more than ENOUGH for God to use! Besides, God is the great multiplier. Remember the story of the two fish and five loaves of bread (Matthew 14:13-21)? Jesus took that and fed over 5,000 people!

God just wants a willing heart. He uses unworthy people to do big things, like Moses. He felt like he had nothing to offer, but God used him in a huge way! He’ll use you too!

“Moses said, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?’” Exodus 3:11

“The opposite of what I say will happen.”

Ever heard someone say, “Don’t jinx yourself!”or “Knock on wood!”?

2 – The TRUTH is your words are powerful, creative forces that build up or tear down. What you speak about, you bring about, not the other way around.

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Our words are seeds. We plant seeds with positive affirmations: “Today will be great!” Or, we can dig up our flowers with negative phrases: “It’ll never happen.” As author and speaker Terri Savelle Foy says, “When you change what you’re saying, you’ll change what you’re seeing.”

“You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you.” Job 22:28

“She’s further along so I must be doing something wrong.”

Have you ever noticed someone who appears to have it all together and found yourself comparing your progress to their success?

3 – The TRUTH is it’s okay to stay in your lane, even if people are passing you. Getting in someone else’s lane because they’re going faster, may cause you to miss your turn and get lost. Your destination is not the same as theirs.

Your story matters. If you skip from step A to step Z, you’ll miss learning everything you needed to learn in order to maintain your progress. There are people waiting on the other side of your unique journey. Keep going, dear friend.

“For we know that [problems and trials] help us develop endurance. Endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. This hope will not lead to disappointment.” Romans 5:3-5

Meet our Guest:

10409633_10204740928671300_2166598119302605305_nToday I’m blessed to have as special guest in my blog to Nicole Crangle.  She’s encouraging us today to believe and trust the truth of the Word of God over our doubts and the enemy’s voice of lies. Let’s know more about Nicole:

In addition to blogging at Galatiansfivethirteen, Nicole and her husband own a web-based marketing company and help to run an entrepreneurship and personal development mentorship program in the Orlando, FL area. They believe in helping people find freedom in their lives – personal, financial, and spiritual – so that they can better help and serve others according to their calling and what will make the greatest impact, rather than on what finances or self-image allow. You can follow her at Instagram or read more on her BLOG HERE!

More posts to read: Putting on a New Self | Getting closer to God


Live Free and Serving God – Week 3

Live Free and Serving God

Hello! We are in our third week studying in depth the theme of freedom through the word. During the first week we were talking about how God has called us to be free in Him. We were also learning some tips about how we can memorize the word of God to be recorded in our hearts. Today, in our third week we will be talking about the verse in 1 Peter 2:16 and how we should use our freedom granted by God.

Live Free and Serving God

1 Peter 2:16 says the following:

Live like free people, but don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil. Live as those who are serving God.

We know what freedom means for those who have been saved by grace.  God sent his only Son to give His life for us, to make us free from sin.  Now, Once we have been rescued and redeemed by the sacrifice of Jesus and His blood shed on the cross, what is it for us to do with that freedom?

The word teaches us that we should NOT use our freedom as an excuse to do wrong. On the contrary, we must use that freedom to serve God in a good way, willingly and passionately. We are exhorted to use our freedom wisely.

To use our freedom wisely implies that we must submit ourselves under the powerful hand of God and in obedience to do His will. Therefore, our freedom should not be used to rebel against God. We are freed from sin, but say the word that we are servants of God. Before we were ruled by sin and the enemy of souls, but now we are ruled by God.

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What does it mean to be a servant of God?

The word records in Isaiah 42: 1-4 that God choose a servant in whom his Spirit would dwell and who would bring to this world a true judgment. Thus the verses say:

“Here is my servant,
the one I support.
He is the one I have chosen,
and I am very pleased with him.
I have filled him with my Spirit,
and he will bring justice to the nations.
He will not cry out or shout
or try to make himself heard in the streets.
He will not break even a crushed reed.
He will not put out even the weakest flame.
He will bring true justice.
He will not grow weak or give up
until he has brought justice to the world.
And people in faraway places will hope to receive his teachings.”

We are also servants of God here on earth. If we are free by grace, then we can do right doing good works as God expects of us. Says Colossians 3: 23-24,  In all the work you are given, do the best you can. Work as though you are working for the Lord, not any earthly master. Remember that you will receive your reward from the Lord, who will give you what he promised his people. Yes, you are serving Christ. He is your real Master.

Isn’t that amazing? Christ is our real Master, and we are serving Him now! Live like free people, doing good works!

“Freedom”Bible Study – Week 3

In week 3 of our bible study, we had the opportunity of doing some bible journaling. Here’s what I did with the verse of the week: 1 Peter 2:16

Live Free and Serving God Bible Journaling

Materials used for this entry: Illustrated Faith Pen, Washi Tape, Illustrated Faith Die Cuts, Stamps, Tabs and Watercolor Painting.

Are you planning to do some bible journaling for 1 Peter 2:16 this week? Come on! Try it! – I’ll see you next week in our week 4th of  the Bible study. There will be surprises!!!