A free daily devotional for women on God's love
with commentary and homework
The free daily devotional, "God Loves You and Me," will consist of 60 daily devotions that are organized under nine lessons taken form the study on God's love. Each day covers a different theme about God's love. This daily devotional has much of the same information as the study on God's love with less homework and some new insights on God's love.
Bible devotions for women
My uncle Ott would say, “I am just going to a pine box in the ground when I die, so why be in a hurry.” He would say this quite often, and the looks he got were priceless, as you can imagine. Yet as reality is, he got old and developed Parkinson’s disease. Several months before he died, the certainty of death hit him hard, which made him very afraid. He was entirely serious when he started screaming for Jesus to forgive his sins, as he rode to the hospital in the ambulance.
What happens to us after death (as Ott realized) is something we do need to take very seriously. This is because the Bible says,
… man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment Hebrews 9:27 (NIV)
We don’t get a second chance after we die to choose the eternity we want. You either live on in a state the Bible calls eternal life with God, or live away from God, in eternal punishment (destruction or ruin). The Apostle Paul explains eternal punishment in 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9,
… dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. And these will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power… NASB®
Do you realize, God never wanted to punish you eternally, away from Him! He created you to have a relationship with Him (Jeremiah 31:3).
to continue go to The Easter factor...Jesus and our resurrection
Rejoice! Since Jesus rose from the dead, you can too!
On March 13 my dear cousin Karen, closed her eyes to the reality of this world and opened them in eternity. In that moment she was looking at Jesus (whom she has loved for decades) face to face. The effects of cancer that had pervaded her body and caused her to suffer and die were gone. She felt a peace and joy I could never explain to you, because I am bound to the feelings and thoughts of this fallen world. Is she conscious of her life on this earth? You bet she is, because our spirit and soul live on. In other words, what made Karen, Karen, lives on. Does she see and understand what is happening on this earth? The Bible seems to teach this in Luke 16:19-31, Hebrews 11:1-12:2 and Revelations 6:9-11.
Her shell which was her earthly body stayed on this earth, because it was simply a temporary body. Yet someday in the future, Karen and all who have believed in Jesus Christ will experience what Jesus did when He was resurrected that Easter morn. Our old bodies, even if they are only dust at that point in the future, will be called from the grave (life after death) and resurrected instantaneously into an immortal and imperishable body. What type of body does she have now as she waits for hers to be resurrected or revitalized and redecorated (Karen loved to decorate things)? Scripture isn’t clear at all on this, but we do know she is with Jesus, and her family and friends who are already in eternity. She is also more aware and has clearer understanding than was ever possible on this earth. Read 1 Corinthians 13:9-12 & 15:20-57, and 2 Corinthians 5:1-10.
Because of Jesus’ death and resurrection…I have the absolute hope of seeing Karen again…Do you have that hope?
Love and blessings this Easter season,
A women's free Bible study on God's love
with commentary, homework, and