Walking in Chains (Week 1, Day 1)

lionWe begin our first week reading One in a Million as we read this week about DELIVERANCE. If you had a chance to listen to Session One, Priscilla mentioned that this 6-week Bible study is centered on three key ideas:

  1. Deliverance, Week one
  2. Development, Week two through four
  3. Destiny, Week five and six

So this week, in our study of Deliverance, we read about shackles and locks from a Biblical perspective.

Prayer Requests

Father God, as we begin our six-week journey in this Bible study, we ask a layer of protection over us as we study without distraction and interruption. May you bless each of us as we learn and grow in our faith and understanding of the Journey to the Promised Land. Amen.

Priscilla Shirer Quotes

  • Before God’s chosen people could hope to enter the land promised to them, the shackle had to break. It held them back from entering the abundance God planned for them.
  • While Israel’s slavery was physical, ours originates in the depths of our hearts.
  • Your journey toward abundance and fullness must start at the foot of the cross.

Today’s Scripture Verses (NASB)***

Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Psalm 100:3

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10

Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinnedRomans 5:12

***Note, the book author uses the New American Standard Bible (NASB) for this study. If you prefer another version, please click on the bold image of the verse reference, you will be directed to BibleGateway.com where you are able to change the translation of the verse to another version, such as KJV, NKJV, NIV and more.

Group Discussion

  1. Why do you think many believers do not experience an abundant relationship with God?
  2. What do you think of when you think of abundance?

Please post your comments.

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Author Christine Abraham

Founder and Ministry Director of the Womens Bible Cafe™ since 2009, Christine has led 60+ online Bible Studies for women. She completed a Graduate of Biblical Studies from Liberty University. She's an inspired writer, Amazon Top Reviewer and Blogger Follow on Facebook

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Join the discussion 5 Comments

  • Becky says:

    Week 1, Deliverance. I think that may be the reason I don’t enjoy more abundant living. I need to examine the portions of my life that are imprisioned and seek deliverance.

  • Susan says:

    For me, sometimes I think I don’t have the fullness of God is because I’m not focusing on the blessings I do have, that I don’t see all that He has done and is doing . . . and because I am so guilty of not asking Him, or really believing that He can do abundantly more than I can think to ask. “Lord, I believe, help my unbelief”.

    When I think of abundance, I think, not of material things, but of peace, joy, comfort . .more of Him, things that will bring a contented life.

  • Angie says:

    I think that one of the reasons that many Christians do not experience the fullness of God is because of lack of faith. I’ve heard alot of messages lately on many believe that God can, but they dont believe that God will. (pointing finger at myself) Thats part of the unknown, too scared to take that first step into the unknown.

    When I think of abundance, it comes to the blessings that he gives us. He’s waiting on us to accept his blessings. And its not material wise – its within our own hearts and our personal relationship with HIM.

  • Joy I. says:

    To answer the first question, I believe that many Christians do not experience God’s fullness because they perceive the journey to be lonely and unfamiliar; sometimes, even scary. Following God’s will is not the most popular choice – people will ridicule you, create distance from you. it can be lonely and frustrating. You can’t feign ignorance in response to His calling upon your life.

    When I think of abundance, I think of God’s blessings and restoration. I believe in God to fulfill His promises and to restore us beyond what we can ever imagine. This does not mean that we’ll have more material possessions than we already have; it means that we will know Him for ourselves, that our personal relationship with Him will be sweeter than we’ve ever known before.

    Thanks for letting me share…

  • Kelly says:

    I am excited about my first online study.

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