The Purpose of Because of God Ministries is to:
The reason I started Because of God ministries is to teach God's Word to women, by giving them free Bible based resources!
The only way I (or anyone for that matter) can educate, encourage and equip women to know, love and enjoy God, each other, and themselves, is by God's Word (through His Spirit)! This is why I emphasis God's Word in my studies and devotions, and why I repeat Biblical principles and concepts a lot. (My knowledge of the Bible is considerable. However as I let the Spirit teach me through continued study of His Word, my knowledge increases. As I come to understand Scripture from God's perspective, my viewpoint will change. In other words, don't think my words are anything but my words. God's Word is His Word!)
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NLT)
The only way a woman can be educated, encouraged, and equipped spiritually is by having knowledge of God (not just head knowledge but an understanding that comes from experiencing God too). This is why I emphasis in my Bible teachings - getting to know God and not just knowing of Him. (John 17:3)
This is what the Lord says: "Don't let the wise boast in their wisdom, or the powerful boast in their power, or the rich boast in their riches. But those who wish to boast should boast in this alone: that they truly know me and understand that I am the Lord who demonstrates unfailing love and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth, and that I delight in these things. I, the Lord, have spoken! Jeremiah 9:23-24 (NLT)
The only way a woman can have the ability and power to know, love, and enjoy God, each other, and themselves, is to first and foremost love God! This is why I consistently teach about God's love for us and how to love Him.
...he asked, "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?" Jesus replied, "The most important commandment is this: 'Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.' The second is equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' No other commandment is greater than these." Mark 12:28-31 (NLT)
A few people have said they like my studies but that I keep reviewing and teaching the basics about Christianity. Why do this? I have to admit, I did not purposely start doing this. I believe the Holy Spirit has led me to! I am certainly not saying everything I write is Spirit led, but I constantly ask Him to speak to me, so I believe He does. (Luke 11:9-13).
When I first came to you, dear...sisters, I didn't use lofty words and impressive wisdom to tell you God's secret plan. For I decided that while I was with you I would forget everything except Jesus Christ, the one who was crucified. I came to you in weakness-timid and trembling. And my message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than using clever and persuasive speeches, I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit. I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of God. 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 (NLT)
Below is a women's fellowship in India that uses my studies and devotions. (Click here for more information.) They and others like them are my purpose in living color for doing this website. They are learning God's Word so they can know, love and enjoy God, each other and themselves. God bless my dear sisters in India!