This is Celia C. Tillman bringing you greetings and encouragement from the Honey-Comb of Praises. Our lesson for this month is WAIT ON THE LORD. Ladies, how many times have we been guilty of being impatient? The word impatient is used as an adjective which describes the noun or pronoun. Impatient shows the tendency to be quickly agitated or provoked. The word of God teaches that all who are Christians should follow after faith and patience, especially the older men and women who should be “sober, grave, temperate, sound in the faith, charity; in patience,”(Titus 2:2-3). They must also be sound in the doctrine of Christ, and to be good examples to the younger generation. An older person who has had years in the body of Christ should have grown in wisdom, and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. However, they must not be impulsive in their decision making, and lean not to their own understanding but to rely on God’s wisdom. In essence, however, waiting on God brings about putting our trust in him no matter how long it takes. To hope and trust in the Lord requires faith, patience; humility. Continue reading
This is Celia C. Tillman bringing you greetings and encouragement from the Honey-Comb of Praises. Our lesson for this month is WHY DO WE WORRY? Many of us know why we worry but we have done it so long that it has become common place in our lives. Some of us will quickly say, “I don’t worry about anything, and nothing bothers me.” Well, let us define the word, WORRY. Worry is unease, and allowing our mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles, fears and concern. However, we may think that something bad has happened or could happen. Constant worrying can take a toll on our emotional and physical health. Worry is said to come from an Anglo-Saxon word meaning, “strangle or choke” (word.org). Continue reading
This is Celia C. Tillman bringing you greetings and encouragement from the Honey-Comb of Praises. Our lesson for this month is WORDS THAT ARE FITLY SPOKEN. Ladies, words that are fitly spoken are most valuable and essential to ones well being. However, when our words are fitly spoken, not only do they create a physical impact in our lives but impact our thinking and how we respond to various situations.
As Christians, however, we must give our words much consideration or thought before we open our mouth to speak. The wise man Solomon said, “A word fitly (properly) spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver,” (Proverb 25:11). Yes, Ladies words have power, whether for good or bad. They can help or hurt, if they aren’t used wisely. For example, Satan words were hurtful when he tried to plant a seed of doubt to tempt Jesus, and he said, “If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.” And Jesus answered and said, “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God,” (Matthew 4:3-4). Continue reading
This is Celia C. Tillman bringing you greetings and encouragement from the Honey-Comb of Praises. Our lesson for this month is TIME IS FILLED WITH SWIFT TRANSITION. Ladies, many of us, when we hear words like time and swift we think of minutes, hours, and days that goes by with great speed. However, in every walk of life, we see transition taking place. First, let us define the word transition. Transition is the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another, (Merriam-Webster). On our jobs, however, we change from one position to another and the movement from childhood to adolescence and from adolescence to adulthood. Many times however, transition is not welcomed because it forces one to give up things that they are accustomed to rather than accept the unknown. Continue reading
This is Celia C. Tillman bringing you greetings and encouragement from the Honey-Comb of
Praises. Our lesson for this month is HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED?
We are now at the end of January 2021, and so much has transpired in our society. There
are some people who are taking matters into their own hands, and disregarding the laws of
the land. There are rioting, killings, insurrection upon our nation capital which was
senseless. These people however, who were involved in these up-rising were self- seekers,
out to make a name for themselves. But what a way to be remembered! Covid-19 is still
claiming the lives of many people all over the world, which has been devastating. Continue reading
This is Celia C. Tillman bringing you greetings and encouragement from the Honey-Comb of Praises. Our lesson for this month is FACING LIFE PROBLEMS WITH COURAGE. What is courage? Courage is the ability to take proper action in the face of fear, grief, pain, sickness, and death willingly. Courage is the answer to many of our life problems. Jesus Christ is our greatest example of courage because he faced mockery, pain and even death at the hands of cruel men, (Isaiah 53:1-12). However, before he was crucified on the cross, he prayed unto his heavenly Father saying, “Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine be done,” (Luke 22:42). However, his Father didn’t leave him comfortless but sent an angel from heaven to strengthen him, (Luke 22:43). Continue reading
Hello Ladies, this is Celia C. Tillman,
Have you ever been without light? When there has been a storm, and it has caused every room in your house to be in darkness, what action do you take to restore light again? Some of us may go as far as to contact the source, the power company, or we may first gather the candles, or the lamps, and light them that we may see again. Continue reading
This is Celia C. Tillman bringing you greetings and encouragement from the Honey-Comb of Praises. Our lesson for this month is GOD’S BLESSINGS THROUGH SICKNESS. Have you ever had something to come across your mind from time to time that one day your faith would be tested by God, in the presence of those, who hold you in high esteem of God’s divine word? However, each and every day that we live upon this earth that all of us should be a living testimony for the cause of Christ.
The Apostle Paul said, “I go bound in the spirit into Jerusalem, not knowing the things that may befall me. In every city I visited, I am told by the Holy Ghost that I will be put in bonds; afflictions will come upon me. But none of these bother me, neither do I count my life dear unto me but to finish the work of the Lord Jesus Christ and to testify the Gospel of the grace of God, (Acts 20:22-24). Continue reading
This is Celia C. Tillman bringing you greetings and encouragement from the Honey-Comb of Praises. Our lesson for this month is MARRIAGE GOD’S WAY.
Marriage is the oldest institution that was created and ordained by God. However, the book of Genesis is a book of beginnings, whose author was God Almighty. He completed his work in six days and rested on the seventh day, (Genesis 2:2); “the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and man became a living soul,” (Genesis 2:7). However, after God had made man, there was not found a “help meet” for him, (Genesis 2:20), and “God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh,” (Genesis 2:21). However, with the rib that God had taken from the man, God made woman and brought her to the man, Genesis 2:22). Adam said, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man,” (Genesis 2:23). Continue reading
This is Celia C Tillman bringing you greetings and encouragement from the Honey-Comb of Praises. Our lesson for this month is THE BATTLE FIELD. Many of us, however, like to categorize the battles that we are facing from day to day. Some say, however, that it is a battle just to survive and make a living or to remain in your right mind. Yes, remaining in our right mind can be impossible to do, if we only trust in ourselves and have no faith in God. Ladies, we may end up with no mind.
We must let the word of Christ dwell in us richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in our hearts to the Lord, (Colossians 3:16); (Philippians 2:5). However, in order for the word of God to be in us, we must study his precepts, (II Timothy 2:15). The Bible or the precepts of God is our road map to heaven. However, before we can claim our prize we must fight in God’s army and be found worthy. Continue reading