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Betty Louise
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September 5, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Tuesday,

It is September, and with September, comes hope of fall. Hope that here in Texas, does not always comes to fruition. Some times we have summer all year long with just a couple fall, winter, and spring day, thrown in. In Texas the calendar doesn't always represent the weather. Christmas Day may find us in shorts or winter coats.

We can be like that, my friends. One day our love abounds and we represent the fullness of Christ. Other days we wake up on the wrong side of the bed , or our mate says something that upsets us, and if we are not careful, we do a better job of representing the devil.😂. Human beings are moody and some worse then others. It is not that we have lost our salvation nor has God turned away from us. We just have days when we do not feel loving or kind.

This does not give us a license to be cruel or ugly to others. When we find ourselves snapping at others, we stop and pray forgiveness and ask for an attitude adjustment. We cannot control our emotions, but we can control our behavior. One way to come out of that fog of anger and frustration, is to sing praises to God, even if in just your head.

Remember our salvation is not based on our emotions. We are not saved only when we feel saved. Jesus does not have a revolving door to our 'heart, leaving the first time we sin or act ugly and returning when we are in a better mood. He is with us always. He doesn't run away at the first time we are in a bad mood. He is calling out to us, to take our pain and our bad moods to Him. He wants to restore and heal us.
Moods come and go, but our relationship with Christ is eternal.

Betty

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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September 6, 2017
Good Morning and Happy Wednesday,


Psalm 8:4King James Version (KJV)4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?


Let us be honest for a moment, as human beings we see all most everything as it pertains to us.
Even when we think of the weather, our response, is will it change my plans. By nature we are a self centered bunch and if we are not careful we can be right down selfish. At times. To be fair to us human beings, we see everything through our own eyes. We really have to make an effort to try to see other's point of view. We see things through our body, through our prejudices, and through our own experiences.

We can and should make the effort to see things the way others see them. To lay aside our side our perspective for a moment and see why things hurt others and not us. To try to understand why others feel different from ours. There is a difference in changing your Biblical beliefs and just trying to understand others and their unique needs. Showing human compassion to other in need is what brings human beings together.

God in all His greatness and glory, sees us each other individually. He doesn't just look down at a world filled with humans smaller then the size of ants, from His perspective. He sees us all as individuals with needs. He knows how many hairs each of us have on our heads. He knows our struggles and our pain. He sees us! He knows us.

Do we know Him? Do we have a relationship with God? Do we just see God, as a fatherly figure that is why off in the distance, that we call on when we have a major need and ignore the rest of the time?
God wants to have a daily relationship with us. He wants to walk and talk with us daily. Are we willing to put the time and effort in to knowing God, personally? Your first thought may be that you do not have the faith to believe. What does God tell us about that?


Romans 10:17King James Version (KJV)17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.


Our faith grows by hearing the Word of God preached and by studying the Word of God. Faith increases the more we trust God and His will for our lives. The more time we spend with God in prayer and studying His Holy Word, the stronger our relationship with Him will be. The. Stronger our relationship grows the stronger our faith will grow.

God in all His mighty power does care about us, as individuals. He does love us, as individuals. We will be judged individually. Grandma and Mamma's relationship with God will not save us. There are no grandchildren in Heaven. We have to have our own ticket to Heaven. We cannot get in holding on to anyone's coat tails. God reached out to mankind first. He sent His son to die for our sins. Are we willing to set aside our doubts and our pride and accept His gift of salvation? Do not delay. You are not guaranteed tomorrow. Accept salvation today.
Betty

Pray for lost souls and may God grant you some diamond moments of joy throughout your day.

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September 7, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Thursday,

Looking out the window and waiting for the birds to notice that I refilled their feeder. Does it seem to you, that you spend a lot of time waiting? We wait in lines at the grocery store, the bank, getting gas for our cars. Those lines are nothing compared to waiting at the DMV.

We often have to wait in spiritual matters. Sometimes it seems we are in a long line waiting for our prayers to be heard. God hears our prayers the second we say them. He can hear everyone's prayer at once. Yet our answers can take days, weeks, months, and even years. Why does it take so long? When we are waiting for answers there are many reasons why God allows us to wait. When we pray for lost souls, God hears us. It may take years for God to soften the hearts of men and women so they are ready for salvation. When it comes to family, we wish God would yank them and save them against their will. That would not be true salvation. Even if God picked them up and cleaned them up, they would go back in the mud pit just like pigs. Salvation has to be a choice and there has to be true repentance.

Sometimes it takes years for other prayers to be answered. God knows when it is a right time for a job change, new house and car, and even when it is time for God to send us our mate. His timing is always best. What is required of us is trusting God for the answer, in His perfect timing.

Waiting in a line is so boring. We can turn that into something spiritually useful. Pray for the person at the cash register. They are going to be dealing with cranky people all day. Pray for the little old man or woman who is in electric cart. Pray for the children around you. Pray for mothers and dads.

We can also use our time wisely, when waiting for answers to our spiritual prayers. Study God's Word, seek to grow spiritually in the grace of God. Seek to have mercy and compassion on others. Wait with a joyful hearts.
Betty

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September 8, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Friday,

Have you ever remarked: "They just don't know what I am going through?" Truth is, only God knows what we are going through. He knows us better then we know ourselves. He knows our past, present, and future. His Holy Spirit lives in us and can see things from our point of view. God understands why somethings hurt us more then others. He knows the inter conflict that we face. God knows the level and intensity of our physical and emotional pain. He sees the invisible scars troubles in the past have left on our souls. God only can provide perfect peace and comfort in our hearts that are often overwhelmed by pain and sorrow.


2 Corinthians 13:11Living Bible (TLB)11 I close my letter with these last words: Be happy. Grow in Christ. Pay attention to what I have said. Live in harmony and peace. And may the God of love and peace be with you.


Paul, often persecuted and in prison, knew that true comfort comes from our Heavenly Father. In our distress we can go to God and find help and comfort. We can trust God with our darkest secrets and our deepest pain. God will heal us and bind our wounds. When we begin to praise His Name, our hearts begin to fill with rejoicing and joy. Even as we wait on the Lord for answers to our prayers, He sustains us and brings us comfort. Even in the midst of the battle we can lay aside our pain and trust in God our Heavenly Father. When God chooses to heal us in Heaven, we can endure our physical pain because He is with us. He will never forsake us.

My friends, never forget that our suffering now is only a second, compared to an eternity in Heaven. Where there will be no pain, no sorrow, or no grief.


Revelation 21:4Living Bible (TLB)4 He will wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor pain. All of that has gone forever.”


Here is Andraé Crouch's rendition.
Andraé passed away just last month and will be sorely missed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUhs29mlcDc

It won't be long when we'll be leaving here
It won't be long we'll be going home
It won't be long when we'll be leaving here
It won't be long We'll be going home

Count the years. Count the years as months
Count the years as months
Count the months. Count the months as weeks
Count the months as weeks
And count the weeks. Count the weeks as days,
Mmm Any day now
We'll be goin'. We'll be going home

Spoken
Beloved, now we are the sons of God
And it doth not yet appear What we shall be,
but we know when Christ shall appear
We shall be like Him, for we shall see Him just as He is
In all of His majesty, splendor and glory

We shall, we shall be like Him
Ohh, I know that we shall, we shall be like Him
In a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, we shall,
We shall be like Him, any day now
We'll be goin'. We'll be going home

May our Lord God, grant you comfort and peace today. May we rejoice in His great love for His children.
Betty

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September 9, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Saturday,


Luke 12:27King James Version (KJV)27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.


I have often wondered how Jesus would think lilies were more beautiful then Solomon's jewels and gold. The lilies did not work to be beautiful, they just did what they were meant to do and grow.
God doesn't ask us to be someone else. He wants us to do what we were called to do. When His children are obedient and follow God, we are beautiful to the eyes of God. The lilies did not try to be roses. We are not to try to be anyone else. When we allow God to work through us, then the work we do is beautiful in the eyes of God.

Have you every heard of flowers having a nervous breakdown? We as human beings can overwhelm ourselves when we try to be something we are not. When we compare ourselves to others, we take our focus off what God wants for us. As Paul said the Body of Christ needs all members of the body. If every person were the head the body, the body could not move. If every person was the feet, we could not function as a body. God has a reason for the position that God has put you in. When we stop fighting against our calling and allow God to work through us we will function beautifully.

As time draws to an end, let us not waste time by comparing ourselves others. Let us seek God's guidance to be the best we can be in the position that God has called us to fill. No matter what position we fill, do it well.

Betty

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September 10, 2017
Good Afternoon and Blessed Sunday,

The Texans are having a bad game today. In fact they are embarrassing themselves. We have good days and we have terrible days. Have you ever had a day when you lost your temper and you kinda wished that Christian bumper sticker was not on your car? Could it be that there are days that God shakes His head and wished that we did not have that bumper sticker on our car? Does God want to say: the actions of this person does not reflect Me?

We will have days when our hearts are so overflowing with the love of God, when we are a walking around as a living testament of God's love. Other days we seem to be waving a banner for the other side.

The marvelous wonder of it all, is that God loves us as much on those days that our behavior is less then stellar as He does when we are at our best. God's love for us is not fickle. God's love for us is consistent.

Of course we should try to be consistent and live as loving and kind Christians every day. When we lose our temper, if possible, apologize to those we have taken out our temper on. Pick yourself up, ask God for forgiveness and keep on serving God. Do not allow bad days, derail you. Keep serving God. We can not fix yesterday, but we can do our best today, through help of Jesus.

We serve a loving, generous, and forgiving God. We are blessed to have a relationship with the God of the universe. Let us rejoice and praise His Name forever.
Betty

I saw the baby squirrel the other day. It is still so tiny.

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September 11, 2017
Good. Afternoon and Happy Monday,

How do you feel today? Are you physically tired? Are you emotionally stressed? Are you in pain?
Jesus cares about you. He wants us to go to Him and talk to Him about our feelings. God knows already but He wants us to talk to Him and share our feelings. There is an old joke where a woman tells her husband that he hasn't said I love you, since their Wedding. The man tells her if her ever stops loving her, he will tell her.

Truth is to have a growing, thriving relationship, we have to communicate with one another. Our relationship with God suffers when we do not talk to Him, daily. We not only cheat God, but we cheat ourselves out of growing healthy relationship with our Lord and Savior, when we do not take the time though out our day to talk to God. Even on the job we can talk to God. We do not have to close our eyes or put our head down to pray. We can pray for ourselves, our families, and customers. A healthy prayer life makes for a healthy relationship with God.

The most important relationship we have is the one with Jesus. Do we put in the effort to make this relationship strong? Do we seek His face and praise His Name throughout the day? Let us make more of an effort to strengthen our relationship with God. What ever you are feeling today, take it to Jesus. Seek His help and guidance for your life.

Betty

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September 13, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Wednesday,



Matthew 6:25-34King James Version (KJV)

25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

King James Version (KJV)
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Human beings spend a lot of time worrying. We as Christians are no different. Yet, God wants us to lay aside worry and trust Him. If we are honest, complete trust in God is hard for us. We feel confident as long as there is food in the pantry and the fridge. Yet, many people in this world do not know what they will eat tomorrow. The little things that we take for granted, are huge things to them. This was made more real to me, when hurricane Harvey hit our area. We had loaded up with can goods like most, but when thousands of people had their homes flooded, even having a dry place to lay their head was gone.

We were blessed to have men come from all over the area and even Louisiana to rescue people from their homes. These man traveled through water with snakes to carry young and old in their arms to safety. We saw angels in men who saved lives no matter what race or religion these people were. Mankind coming together to save lives. People admitting praying for help and God sent help to them.


What a wonderful example of knowing that we can trust God. When bad things happen He will step in and provide away of escape. We can trust God. We can remind ourselves that even in death, God will be with us. When we go through a dark valley, God doesn't promise to meet us on the other side. He will walk through the valley with us.




Daniel 3:24-25King James Version (KJV)24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.


God did not stand outside the fire, looking in. He was in the fire with the men. Remember that if God takes you through the valley, through the flood, and through the fire, He will be beside you. He will not forsake us. We can trust God to be true no matter what. When we take our last breath in this world God will be with us in this world and when we pass on to Heaven. Even in death, He will not forsake us.

Betty

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September 12, 2012
Goodnight and God bless you,

As I begin to settle in for the night, my heart is reminded of the old Hymn "How Great Thou Art".
If we could see God in all of His glory, we would realize that we have no words to describe the Majestic Glory of our Heavenly Father. Yet in His love for us, He accepts our feeble attempts to praise His Name and our worship of Him. We cannot even measure the love, that God has for mankind. We can not even really grasp how great the sacrifice of His Son, for our redemption, really is worth. Yet God take the time to listen to our prayers. We are so blessed and we do not even realize the full extension of the blessings He has poured out on us.

I pray that God will watch over us and protect us. That in the morning He will wake us with His love and care. I pray for those suffering and those who are lonely. Through the pain, remember this is not our eternal home. We do have a future with God where there is no death, no pain, and no suffering.
Betty

https://youtu.be/UaDSaq2J6Cs


1 Corinthians 16:13-14 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.

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September 13, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Wednesday,



Matthew 6:25-34King James Version (KJV)

25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

King James Version (KJV)
Public Domain


Human beings spend a lot of time worrying. We as Christians are no different. Yet, God wants us to lay aside worry and trust Him. If we are honest, complete trust in God is hard for us. We feel confident as long as there is food in the pantry and the fridge. Yet, many people in this world do not know what they will eat tomorrow. The little things that we take for granted, are huge things to them. This was made more real to me, when hurricane Harvey hit our area. We had loaded up with can goods like most, but when thousands of people had their homes flooded, even having a dry place to lay their head was gone.

We were blessed to have men come from all over the area and even Louisiana to rescue people from their homes. These man traveled through water with snakes to carry young and old in their arms to safety. We saw angels in men who saved lives no matter what race or religion these people were. Mankind coming together to save lives. People admitting praying for help and God sent help to them.


What a wonderful example of knowing that we can trust God. When bad things happen He will step in and provide away of escape. We can trust God. We can remind ourselves that even in death, God will be with us. When we go through a dark valley, God doesn't promise to meet us on the other side. He will walk through the valley with us.




Daniel 3:24-25King James Version (KJV)24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.


God did not stand outside the fire, looking in. He was in the fire with the men. Remember that if God takes you through the valley, through the flood, and through the fire, He will be beside you. He will not forsake us. We can trust God to be true no matter what. When we take our last breath in this world God will be with us in this world and when we pass on to Heaven. Even in death, He will not forsake us.

Betty

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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September 14, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Thursday,

There is a song that Dwight Yoakam has out that says: "What I don't know may not hurt me".
Sometimes in life we find out things we wish we did not know and we hear things said about us that we wished we did not hear. There is one area that we do not want to be dumb about and that is our relationship with Christ. The better we know Christ, the better our relationship with God is.

Do you remember when you first fell in love with your mate? The more time you spend together, the more your relationship grew. God does not save our souls, for us to go on our way, as if He did not exist. Salvation is more then being saved from hell. It is suppose to be a growing, fruitful relationship with our Heavenly Father. When we do not take time to spend with God, we rob God and ourselves. Over time, a strained relationship can lead to backsliding. Let us treat our relationship as it is, a special relationship with the God who formed the universe with the words of His mouth.

How do we develop a healthy relationship with God? We talk to Him daily in prayer and read His Word, to hear from Him. We praise His Name and we worship Him. He is worth all the praise and worship. We love Him and we thank Him. The closer our relationship is just like a new marriage, we want to talk and walk with Him daily. We can rejoice knowing that God wants to be with us too. We should aim to be stronger and richer in our spiritual life, this time next year, then we are today. I pray that our spiritual health, does not grow stagnant and sick.

Take your pain, your issues of life to your Heavenly Father. Pray for lost souls. Pray for our Country. Spend time daily praising God. Have a blessed day.
Betty

Yesterday there were several dove families enjoying the seed and the baby squirrel.

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September 15, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Friday,

Moral values in the world has changed. If you are a conservative, even actors are coming out against you. What has not changed is right or wrong in the eyes of God. God does not allow politicians nor actors to define what is wrong or right in His eyes. We as Christians, can be guilty of allowing the world's opinion influence us. We can shut our minds up to the truth and begin to accept the popular "truths". Even when we still believe the truths of the Bible, we can be guilty of keeping our mouth shut when God wants us to speak. I am not saying we should be standing outside movies holding signs that say God hates gays. God does not hate sinners, nor is He calling us to hate anyone. God is not building up an army of haters to disrupt and offend people, but at the same time there will be times, God calls you to speak. When you are asked what you believe, speak the truth in love. Speaking the truth today is hard and you may be hated for it.



Luke 9:26King James Version (KJV)26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.


Many Christians voted for President Trump, because we could not vote for a party that is for a party that is for, abortion and gay marriage. The devil is very angry about this. Every day there is a new actor or musician that comes out saying that they do not want conservatives as their fans. Their speech is often filled with profanity and hate.


John 15:18King James Version (KJV)18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

They think that they hate people and they do, but there hate is deeper then that. There are doing the devil's bidding and hating everyone that supports the truth of God's Holy Word. It is way more then the President. They would have hated anyone who disagreed with their "values". The devil is on a row and he is going to get bolder and bolder with time. Oprah said that the world will be better off when all white people of a certain age, dies. She is afraid to admit publicly, that many black people love the Lord and believe in His Holy World. The truth is when the rapture takes place and all Christians leave this world, the far left will rejoice. They will feel like the world has cleansed itself of those who believe different then them.
They may grieve over loved ones that leave, but soon the anti-Christ will come on the scene and convince the world that the world is better off without Christians. Sadly there will be Preachers left that their Church is just a job and not a calling from God. They have left their first love of God and replaced it with politically correctness. They have replaced loving God for the popularity of mankind. They will be a tool of the devil to convince the world, that those left behind are the true gifted ones. That the world rid itself of people who stubbornly held on to Bible truths. They will convince the world that through the man who will be the anti-Christ, they will make earth the real Heaven. Anyone who disagrees will be put in prison or killed. The world will accept this because if Mother Earth cleansed herself of millions of people, what is wrong with executing those who do not fall in line with the new rules?

This is not the time to be afraid nor run to the mountains or the dessert to hide. This is the time to pray daily for the strength to be bold for Christ. Pray that God will give us the courage to speak the truth, in love. There will be times that God does not want us to speak. Then we should pray for that person who has bought into the devil's lies. Pray for sinners eyes to be opened to see God's Truths.

Fear not! Rejoice! We are so blessed to be living in the last days. Jesus is coming for His Bride soon! Rejoice and not fear. Let the redeemed say: "Praise the Lord!" Do not be ashamed of your salvation. Do not be ashamed of your Christian beliefs. You hold the key to Heaven. We have nothing to fear.

Matthew 10:28King James Version (KJV)28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

We are with Jesus in these bodies and in Heaven. We can trust God with whatever happens.


2 Corinthians 5:7-9King James Version (KJV)7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.


Yes evil is winning for now, but our hope is in Jesus and not this world. We can rejoice in the knowledge that Heaven is our future.
Betty

Luke 21:28King James Version (KJV)28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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September, 16, 2017h
Good Afternoon and Happy Saturday,

There are some days that we wake up feeling not our best. Whether we are in pain or just have the blues, we just don't feel up to snuff. One of the best ways to improve our mood is to think about the wonders of God. If you can't think of anything, take a walk outside. Look up at the sky. Look at trees and flowers. Listen to the singing birds. Sing praises to God as you walk around. Your heart will thank you.

We have so much to be thankful for. We have a roof over our head. We have food and clean water. So many people in the world do not have these things. I know I am guilty of taking good things I have for granted. Of course I do not know your circumstances, but God does. He is with you and He will not leave or forsake you. When we feel overwhelmed, we can go to God and ask Him to comfort and encourage us.
I know, I have to do that to. Sometimes we may even cry because we feel so bad. That is okay. Emotions do not make us weak. It is okay to cry out to God and tell Him we need help. Those quiet moments that we spend with God in our weakness, makes us stronger spiritually. Our faith is increased because we trust God enough to go to Him in our weakness. There is a peace that comes to our hearts and minds as we lay out our needs and concerns at Jesus' feet.

Do not allow people to judge you. Contrary to some, illness is not a sign of sin in your life. Some of the most spiritual people I have known have had chronic illnesses and diseases. It is not the load you carry that defines your spiritual health, but It is how you carry your load. Are you able to praise God through the pain? Do you become bitter? We are all tempted to be angry about being ill. It is when we trust God even when healing doesn't come that we grow spiritually. For me, I remind myself that I will have a perfect body, one day in Heaven.

Whatever our circumstances, we are blessed and we can find true joy and peace in our relationship with God. We can encourage one another. We can share our love of Jesus with others. We can treat everyone with kindness and lovingly. Let others see Jesus in us. What a wonderful way to live!
Betty

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September 17. 2017
Good Morning and Blessed Sunday,

I saw a blue bird at my feeder. That hadn't been back since the hurricane. Last night I was thinking of my mom. Every Saturday, she rolled us girls hair, shined our shoes, and ironed our dresses for Sunday morning, so we would look our best. Growing up Church was important in our family and we rarely missed a service. We took all that work that she did for granted.

There will be times, that our work will be taking for granted. That is a good reason, to do as God said and do everything in His Name and for His glory. We should pray that God will bless our work. Doing a good job, reflects on God. Sadly, doing just enough to get by, also reflects on God, but not in a good way.
We do not want it said of us: "She says she is a Christian, but she is a lazy worker". Christians should be know as dedicated workers. Do your best, not for the praises of men but to honor God. Mankind is fickle and those they love today, they may hate tomorrow.

As you go about your day today, pray that God will use you for His Kingdom. There is no better work then work for God's Kingdom. Pray that others will be blessed by you. I pray that God will bring diamonds of joy in your life today and bring joy and peace to your heart and mind.
Betty

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September 18, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Monday,


Losing Our First Love or Lukewarm


Revelation 2:1-7King James Version (KJV)
2 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.
7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

Remember when you were first in love with your mate? You wanted to be around them all the time. Everything that they said and did impressed you. You even picked out clothing and wore your hair to please them. When we first became saved, our love for God was young and we desired to know more and more about Him. Through the many years of mountains and valleys, we can be guilty of going through the motions. We go to Church, because it is expected, but are we listening to the Pastor? We sing praises, but is our heart in the praise, or are we just singing words? This is what is called going through the motions. Motions without a heart of love for God is just meaningless words. Have we left our first love?

Love while it is a emotions, it has to be fed. Love can die. If your mate stops talking to you, your love will grow cold. Let us not be guilty of not spending time with God. Doing works for God is great and we should do so out of love for Him, but if we allow our relationship with God to grow cold, our works mean nothing. The nearer we get to Jesus return, the stronger our relationship with God should and needs to be. Let us not be guilty of leaving our first love.




Revelation 3:14-22King James Version (KJV)
14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

We can also be guilty of becoming lukewarm. Jesus makes it clear that being lukewarm is a sin. You might say: "wait a minute, the Bible doesn't say that?"

16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth

Those are strong words. No one wants to make God so sick that He wants to throw up. If you ever drank lukewarm water, you know it is nasty tasting. Hot water makes good hot tea and cold water makes good cold tea. Lukewarm makes nothing. I have heard it say that when a mate is mad at their mate, there is still hope for the Marriage, but when they have lost all feelings and feel nothing for each other, then only God can heal that marriage.

Let us pray every day that God will help our relationship to grow and our love for Him to multiply. Ask God to help us never to leave our first love or to grow lukewarm. We are so close to the prize, how sad it would be to backslide at this point in the game. Do as Paul says and press on to the prize.


Philippians 3:13-15King James Version (KJV)
13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

Let us be faithful and loving children of God. Let us walk in His path, allowing nothing to side track us from the work of our Lord Jesus. When we do work, let us work out of love for God and not obligation. There is victory ahead, my friends, never allow yourself to forget that.
Betty

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September 20, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Wednesday,

Are we one type of person with our Christian friends and another with our worldly friends? Is our faith shining through at Church and hiding around friends? God forbid that we stick God in a closet when we are with our friends and take Him out when we leave our friends. Are we ever ashamed of our relationship with Christ? God forbid!

Mark 8:38King James Version (KJV)38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
We can even be guilty of allowing our mate to badly influence us. When we stand before God, our mate and friends can't help us. Of course we should be loving and kind to people. We want to be loved by our mate and friends, but no person is worth backsliding for.


Psalm 139:23-24King James Version (KJV)
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Every day we need to ask God to search our hearts for hidden sins. Ask God to show us areas in our spiritual relationships with God that need improvement. Pray that our relationship is a growing healthy one and not dying due to neglect. As the time clock for grace is coming to an end, we should fight harder and harder for our relationship with God to be better and better. We do not want to have to hear from God when we face Him face to face saying: "child, you started out strong but at the end you were just coasting and phoning it in. Let us start strong and grow stronger. We all have problem areas, ask God specifically to help us in those areas.

Betty

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September 21, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Thursday,

I saw the humming bird in the tree this morning, and I thanked God for the bird. Health issues have made me depressed and seeing this little bird was a diamond of grace and joy from God. There will be times my friends, when our struggles overwhelm us. This does not mean that we are a failure as a Christians, nor does it mean that God has forsaken us. Sometimes we have medical issues that need to be addressed with our Doctor. There may be times that you need to go on a medication to help you with depression, as I had to do. We must not allow these times to be used by Satan, to condemn us. Getting help is not a weakness. Admitting you need help takes strength and courage.


James 4:8New King James Version (NKJV)8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

As we deal with physical and emotional issues, let us draw closer to God. I have a tendency to close up into myself when I am depressed. I need to open myself up more to God. To talk to Him about what I am feeling and seek His help. Satan would have us hide our depression and feel ashamed. If you fell and broke your arm, you would not feel ashamed. When we are overwhelmed with a tired mind and feel emotionally drained, we should not berate ourselves. I have to realize that I am at a weak stage at the moment. I need to seek God's help.

Are you discouraged? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you tired of being in pain every day. If your answer is yes, like mine. Let us come together, and pray for one another. Let us lay aside the shame that the devil puts on us and remember God is still in the healing business and He still covers us with His grace and love. Come my friends and let us go to God with our needs, fears, and pain. Let us build one another up in love.

We are not without hope. We serve a living and loving God. He will be with us through the dark valleys and we will come out on the mountain top. Even when we are walking the dark days of depression, praise His Name and thank Him daily. Rejoice knowing if we trust in God, we will come out on the mountain top.

Betty

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September 22, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Friday,


Where is my hope built?

"My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name."


People place their hope in many things. Stock market, savings, and winning the lottery are some ways people hope to have better tomorrow. While making a mistake in finances can make life harder, the biggest mistake is hoping in the wrong thing pertaining to our souls.

We all have heard someone say: "I just hope I do more good then bad!" People see God putting our good and bad deeds on a scale. Thinking if our good deeds out weigh the bad, we will be given entrance to Heaven. Our righteous acts, cannot save us. This is what God says about our righteousness:


Isaiah 64:6New International Version (NIV)
6 All of us have become like one who is unclean,
and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags;
we all shrivel up like a leaf,
and like the wind our sins sweep us away.


Our good deeds can not make up for the fact that we are born sinners and stay sinners, unless we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Only the covering of Jesus' precious blood will save our souls. Our precious salvation bought with a price does not give us a license to sin.


Romans 6:1New King James Version (NKJV)Dead to Sin, Alive to God6 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?

Our love for God should cause us to run from sin. When we do sin, our heart should hurt. If we can sin continually, and do not feel guilty. There is a major problems in us spiritually.
It is very dangerous to kill our conscious. Living in sin can lead to God no longing dealing with us.

Romans 1:28New King James Version (NKJV)28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;
When we sin and we will, let us come to the feet of Jesus, not to plead our case or make excuses but to seek forgives from God. Repent and turn from your sinful ways. If we repent and then crawl back in the mud pit, our seeking forgiveness was for nought.


Our salvation is in Jesus and not ourselves.

"His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood.
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my Hope and Stay."

The devil will fight against us to discourage us. Remind your heart and mind that God has not left us nor forsake us.
Betty
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September 23, 2017
Good Evening and Happy Saturday,

My sister and her son came to visit, hubby and I today. I needed that very much. I had been so depressed an their visit, refreshed me. There are times we need refreshing. All Christians can become depressed. Many things can cause depression. Hormone imbalance, over doing physically and mentally, and even our mates can cause us to feel depressed. God often uses people to encourage one another. We should pray that God will open doors for us to encourage one another. What a wonderful gift it is to be the light in the darkness for a fellow Christian!

We know that we are living in the last days of grace. We know the devil is fighting against God's children more then ever. Let us not be afraid to admit when we need help. There is no shame in needing help. Seek God and talk to others, about your emotional and spiritual needs. It is a privilege to pray for one another. May we grow in grace and love and walk closer to God, every day.
Betty

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September 24, 2017
Good Evening and Blessed Sunday,

I missed Church this morning because I was hurting. This did not keep me from communicating with God, throughout the day. We are blessed when we take time to pray. We do not have to pray long prayers, but little prayers throughout the day, will enrich our day and allow God to know that we love Him. My sister suggested I sing praises to God. The COPD limits how long I can sing out loud, but God can hear my whispered songs of praise. Praising God will lighten our spirits.

We serve a mighty God who deserves our praise and adoration. When we praise God through the storms of life, our steps become lighter even in the storm. When we take time to pray for others, we are blessing others. It should be considered an honor to pray for one another. Remember we are brothers and sisters in Christ. We are family and family should pray for family.

Sometimes we can become frustrated with our physical family. Whether it is a mate or sibling or even our child, continue to pray for them. (No I am not upset at anyone). Let's be honest there are times we can get so frustrated at our mates, that we don't even want to pray for them. When this happens, pray that God will give us a spirit of forgiveness and pray for our mates. Honor God by praising His Name and then pray for our needs and the needs of others.

May God richly bless you and your family.
Betty

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September 25, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Monday



Psalm 31:3 For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.

I do not understand how non Christians make it from day to day. I cannot imagine a life where I could not talk to God every day as I go about the day. God is such a big part of my life, that not having him in my life, would be like losing a part of my own body. Thankfully, I will never have to experience that. The Lord has promised to always be with me.

Deuteronomy 31:88 It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
God is always with us, during the good and bad. We can trust God with our deepest secrets and all of our pain, physical and emotional. He is always with us and always will be. We do not know what tomorrow holds for us. That is okay, God goes before us and nothing that will happen to us that will take Him by surprise. He will be holding our hand through the sweetest gardens and the worse moments of our lives. We can live without fear when we trust God.


Psalm 28:7King James Version (KJV)7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

As we go about our day let us rejoice in our Heavenly Father and remind ourself that, God will strengthen us and protect us. In our praises to God we will be uplifted and our hearts will soar with the joy only God can give.

Betty

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September 26, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Tuesday,


HILLSONG – I COULD SING OF YOUR LOVE FOREVER LYRICS
[Intro:]
Over the mountains and the sea
Your river runs with love for me
And I will open up my heart
And let the Healer set me free
I'm happy to be in the truth
And I will daily lift my hands
For I will always sing of
Of when Your love came down

[Chorus:]
I could sing of Your love forever (x4)

[Bridge:]
Oh I feel like dancing
It's foolishness I know
But when the world has seen the light
They will dance with joy
Like we're dancing now

I could sing of your love forever (5x)


Sing a song of gladness. Sing a song of victory. Sing a song as a love offering to our Lord God Almighty. When we sing unto to Lord, we open our hearts to hear from God. We open our hearts to be filled with only the kind of joy that God gives.

In the midst of saddens, depression, and physical and emotional pain, when we sing a song of sacrifice to God, our gift will be rewarded. When my sister passed away, for a long time, I would sing praises to God with tears flowing down my face. In these moments when I was overwhelmed with sorrow, God would fill my heart with His peace. We sing praises not because our lives are perfect, but because of our love for God. Our love for God should not be based on what has God done for me today. Our love should be based on the realization that our salvation was bought and paid for by our loving Heavenly Father, who died for our sins.

Rejoice my friends in knowledge of knowing that if you are a Christian, your future is secure in Heaven.

Betty


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September 27, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Wednesday,

If the temperature was 99 (occurs too often in Texas😛) and you saw your neighbor mowing, dressed in a snow suit, you would be shocked. You most likely would run and check on your neighbor to see if they had had a stroke or something that effected his mind.
Yet, we as Christians often do battle with Satan, without the armor that God has provided for us.

We get into spiritual arguments without studying the Word of God. Not preparing for such a battle, can leave us wounded and our own faith weakened. Not only do we come out the loser but we can turn people away from God instead of towards God. This doesn't have to be. Studying God's Word should be a regular part of our day.

Ephesians 6:11-18King James Version (KJV)11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

We must remember the devil often uses people to battle us. The devil wants to cause to lose faith in God. We need to be dressed for battle every day. The devil does not warn us, ahead of a battle. He sends arrows out from nowhere in attempt to cause us to backslide. He will use strangers, coworkers, and even family members to attack us. We must not give in. While we fight in love, we must fight but we do not have to fight unprepared, nor do we have to fight alone. Pray every morning that God will help you be equipped for what ever the devil brings your way.

We are close to the end of the battle my friends. Let us press on, remembering that victory is just in sight. When discourage comes go to God. Soon, Jesus is combing for His children. Keep your focus on Jesus. Everything we suffer down here, will be rewarded in Heaven.
Betty


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September 28, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Thursday,

My dear friends, are we still looking for our diamonds of joy throughout the day? Yesterday, Bertha (my dog) and I were walking to get the mail, and I glanced up at the sky, and the clouds and colors were refreshingly beautiful. I stopped walking and thanked Jesus for the beautiful view. We can find refreshments in every day, if we open our eyes and look for them.

God is so good to us and He will bring little diamonds of joy into every day, if we ask for them.
George Strait has a song called: "I Saw God Today". We can see God in the little things and the big things if we look. The devil will seek to discourage us, so we turn to God and we ask for encouragement from Him.

Along with looking for our diamonds of joy, let us look for ways to encourage others. Be a ray of sunshine to those we come in contact with throughout the day. Pray for one another. When we read of someone who is struggling, pray for them. We do not have to know someone to pray for them. God knows them. Ask for prayer from others, when we have a need. Share life's joys and struggles with other Christians. Rejoice in our little diamonds of joy and look forward to the blessed hope, when Jesus comes for His own.

Betty

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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September 29, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Friday,

Did you wake up in physical pain this morning? Are there problems in your life related to your job, finances, or your marriage? Is there a strained relationship with you and a friend or a relative? Most likely you could say yes to one or more of these questions? The devil would love to use your circumstances to convince you that God doesn't care about you or the devil would even imply to us that God has forsaken us. What do we do in these time?

We go to God's Holy Word. We read about how throughout time God's people had times when they felt deserted, but God was with them always. You might say that you do not feel the presence of God at the moment. Yes there are times, that we can't feel the presence of God, but our relationship is not based on feelings. Our relationship with God is based on the truth of God's Word and our faith.

We must not judge our relationship with God on feelings. Feelings come and go. Sometimes we are up and sometimes we are down, but God's love for us is consistent. Yes, we sin and we seek forgiveness from God when we do. God's love is strong for us even when we sin.

Remember the devil is the father of lies. Reject his voice that whispers in your ears lies and discouragement. Instead trust in the God, who sent His Only Son to die for yours and mine, sins.
Seek God face in the midst of pain and troubles. Praise His Name in the middle of life's storms. Trust in God in the middle of the battle.


Romans 14:8King James Version (KJV)8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

For whether we live or die we are in God's protection. Fear not my friends. Our future is secure in God our Heavenly Father.

Betty

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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Hi Betty,

Your devotional here makes good sense; we must *not* rely on how we feel in order to walk out our Christian lives! Just as the Apostle Paul said:

"(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)" (2 Corinthians 5:7) KJV

*Personal Note: Betty, I have been trying to answer your private messages to me, but before I can do this, you have to go to your personal "profile" and delete some of your stored messages: that is, before I (or anyone else) can write you any new private messages. OK? .. [Smile]

Lar

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Lar,
I will take care of that. I did not know you had to do that.
Betty

October 1, 2017
Good Morning and Blessed Sunday,

I was quite ill yesterday and slept a good potion of the day. I have weak kidneys, so anytime that I get sick, I get a kidney infection, so suffering today. We all have triggers in our lives. The devil knows our triggers as much as we do. He knows what trigger to push to make us lose our temper. He knows the one to push that makes us depressed. In other words He knows how to defeat us. If we were in this battle along, he would defeat us.

What we need to remember is that we are not alone. We have Jesus with us and the Holy Spirit who lives in us. When the devil pushes our trigger, we cry out to God. The devil is defeated when we trust Jesus to save us not only for our forgiveness of sin but save us from falling into sin or into defeat. When we do sin, we ask for forgives.


1 John 2:1-2King James Version (KJV)
2 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

The devil would love for us to give up when we fail God. Jesus says to come to Him and He will forgive us. Everyone has triggers. Everyone has sins that we are easily able to fall into in times of illness, weakness, and when we are tired. Of course we should resist but when we do sin, do not try to deny the sin or try to hide the sin. Ask for forgiveness, immediately and turn from the sin.

Jesus is coming back soon then we will no longer live in corruptible bodies that easily fall into sin, but we will have glorified bodies. Let us begin every day in prayer that we will not be led astray. Every day we should talk to God before we face the world. We draw strength and encouragement when we spend time with our Heavenly Father.
Betty

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October 2, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Monday,

When we begin the day, we have not idea how the day will end. We make our plans, but often things happen that changes our plans or at the least rearranges our plans. I have heard it say that man writes his plans in pencil and God writes His plans in ink. While we think we know exactly what will happen today, we only think what will happen. God not only sees the day in full, but He knows the pass and the future.

This is why sometimes God says no to our prayers. We see something we want, whether it be a person we think we want as a mate or a new job we want. God sees the future and He knows if that mate is the person best for us and whether that job will even be around for very long. We can trust God with our future. He wants the best for us. When we trust in His will, we have put our trust in the best hands of all.

This does not mean our lives will be perfect. Our lives are affected by our decisions but also by the decisions of those around us. Bad decisions by our mates can cause problems for us, just as our decisions effect them. Bad decisions by our boss can effect our job or even cause the job to end. This does not mean that God is not with us. He will not only be with us through the rough patches of our lives, but He has already planned away on the other side for us to come to, after we go through the trial.

We go through trials and rough patches so that when we do come out of these dark valleys, we have grown spiritually. God does not want us to remain baby Christians all of our lives. Just as athlete grows strong through much practice, Christians grow strong through going through the fires of life. We choose whether to pass the test. If we fail the test God will be with us, but we will go through that same test again. When we trust God and draw close to Him, we can pass the test. When we get mad at God and allow doubts to overwhelm us, then we fail the test. God still loves us, but we will have to take that test again.

God is polishing us up. He is returning soon and He is preparing His children for His return. He wants us to be our best when He comes for us. We should seek to grow in grace and love and be the best we can be through the help of Jesus. Do not give up, my friends, when the end of the race is so close. Do not listen to the devil’s lies. Victory is in sight, let us press on and keep the prize of Heaven in our sights. We have come to far to quit now.

Betty

Keep looking for your little diamonds of joy. God beings them but sometimes we overlook them in our rush here and there.

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October 3, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Tuesday,


Psalm 36:5King James Version (KJV)5 Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.

If we are not careful, we can be tempted to judge God’s faithfulness, on our circumstances.
If we have a good day, then God is with us. If we have a bad day, then we rationalize that God was busy, elsewhere. We can also be tempted to judge our own spiritual health on our circumstances.
If we have a couple of good days, we feel we must be spiritual strong, but come a bad day and we wonder what sin we must have committed.

First of all God is with you all the time. He doesn’t take vacations nor does He ever sleep.


Hebrews 13:5King James Version (KJV)5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

We all have problems. Christians and sinners alike face crisis.



Matthew 5:45King James Version (KJV)45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

The differences between a Christian and a sinner, are we have God with us and the storms of life can help us grow spiritually. Every storm we go through can prepare us for bigger storms in life, if we are willing to grow in the Lord. The more we grow in the Lord the stronger and richer our relationship with God is.

Look at it like this: we have people that we know on a superficial level. We know their names and maybe if they have kids, but we do not know them very well. We do not know their favorite foods. We do not know their struggles and there victories. This is fine for those kinds of relationship, but if we related to our mate in the same way, then that would be very sad. We spend time with our mates and we develop a relationship with them.

God want us to spend time with Him to know Him intimately. When we spend the time and effort and we walk through trials with God, we grow spiritually. Our relationship with God grows more pleasurably for us and God. Just as our relationships with each other take time and effort, so does our relationship with God take time and effort. We cannot go to Church on Sunday and then say a quick prayer before we fall asleep, each night and really know God.

When our crisis comes in our lives, it is not the time to try to get to know God quickly. This will produce panic. When we know God personally and we have walked with through crisis in the past, then when a crisis comes we can know He is with us. We may have a moment of panic , but then we can stop and remind ourselves that God was with us in the past and He is with us in the present.
Spiritual growth in the past has increased our faith so we do not feel we have to beg God to answer our prayers. We will know in our hearts that He will be with us and He will not only answer our prayers but He will bring us out on the other side.

Yesterday’s tragedy was a reminder that the devil is working hard, but remember God has not quit. He is still on His Throne. While God is allowing the devil to do His work, God will win and the devil will spend eternity in hell. Let us seek to grow spiritually. Let us pray for lost souls. Let us look up for redemption is coming soon.

Betty

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October 4, 2017
Good Morning and Happy Wednesday,

Every day is a new day. A new page in our life to do what we did not do yesterday. A new day to tell someone we love them, that we haven’t told in a while. Every day brings it’s own little diamonds of joy, challenges, and even troubles. It is how we prepare for the day that determines in many ways how the day will end.

For many years, I pick out my clothes the night before and get them together in the bathroom.
I set up the coffee pot the night before to come on in the morning. Little things like these can get the
morning started off better. Yet, there is another step that I need to do more often and that is talk to God. As you shower and get dressed, talk to God. Tell Him your plans, but ask Him to have His will in your day. Yes, God may have little detours for you, so that you can accomplish His purpose. Remember that anything that God brings in your day is for a reason. We can trust Him each day of our life.

Also, the devil may throw things in to your day, that are disruptive and frustrating . If we begin our day talking to God, we can deal with those interruptions with peace, knowing that God is with us every day and through every circumstance. God is not an old man, nodding off while sitting on His Throne. He is ageless. He does not grow weary or tired. He does not take catnaps on the job. He is always alert and The Holy Spirit, a part of the Godhead, is living in our hearts. He is with us always. We can go about our day in peace and trusting God to be with us, always.

We all have an appointed time to leave this world. Christians will either leave by death or the rapture. We need not fear death. If God takes us in death, He will walk across the Jordan river of death, with us. God is ALWAYS with us, even in death. We can trust God in death and life. Remember the more we talk to God, the stronger our trust in Him grows and the stronger our faith grows.


Romans 10:17King James Version (KJV)17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God

1 John 4:18King James Version (KJV)18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

We spend time with God so that we know Him. God allows trials in our life so our trust is tested. If we fail the test, we should not blame God but study His Word more and pray more, so that our trust grows. The more we trust Him the more our fear weakens. We can either feed our trust in God or feed fear. We have to choose for ourselves. The devil will gladly feed your fears, but repute the devil in the Name of the Lord.

Rejoice in the Lord, by friends. He is with us and He will guide us. Pray for one another. May God grant you a blessed day with little diamonds of joy.
Betty

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October 5, 2017
Good Morning and Happy Thursday

America hasn’t been this divided since the Civil War. Even tragedies like Sunday Night no longer brings us together as Americans. The Democrats seem to hate Conservatives with a passion. They hate President Trump and find fault with every thing he does. Even having fun with the people in Puerto Rico, by throwing paper towels to the people, was considered a hateful act, in the video the people seem to be having fun with the President. The Democratic Mayor of Puerto Rico called the President an insult to her people. The truth is there is nothing that the President could do that would cause those who hate him to give him a chance.

When I see the division and hate it makes me sad. It is not just politicians that are filled with hate towards the President. I have lost two friends when I defended him and have talk to others who have lost friends over our opinion of President Trump. Unlike the Democrats who are blinded by their hatred, conservatives realize that the President is not perfect, but we see that he is trying to fix this Nation.

Sadly, he is mounting a losing cause. I believe every day our Country is getting more and more prepared to accept the anti-Christ. The more people who hate our Flag, our Constitution, and our National Anthem, the closer we get to become to accepting the anti-Christ, who will do away with all three. He wants all Countries to accept His government and to pledge allegiance to only Him. I have heard people say that America will never do this, It the Bible makes it clear that she will along with every other Country.

My friends, while it makes us very sad to see our Country brought down by hate, remember our Country has allowed babies to be slaughtered in the womb for decades. All this hatred that is growing is being allowed, in part because of the sin of our Country. America is coming into judgement.

What do we as Christians do? We pray for our Country and our President. We pray for lost souls. We prepare our hearts for the rapture. Every day we are getting closer to the time that Jesus will come for His Bride (His Children). We put in the whole armor of God so that we are not overcome by the devil. We as children of God, do not need to hide no tremble with fear. God will protect us and even if the devil would slay us, our soul is secure in the hands of God. Yes we grieve over those who are killed by people who are filled with hate, but we put our fears aside and we trust God. He is still in control. Yes, He is allowing hate to grow and haters to act but remember the world is preparing herself for the anti-Christ and His earthly Kingdom. As Children of God, we are preparing our hearts for God’s Heavenly Kingdom.
Betty

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October 6, 2017
Good Morning and Happy Friday,

Who Can Separate Us From The Hands of God?


We are secure in the Lord’s Hands. No person, no angels, not even Satan can remove us from God’s hand. God is not going to drop us out of His hands nor is He going to allow someone else to remove us. We may choose to backslide but only ourselves can choose to do that.



Romans 8:31-39King James Version (KJV)
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

We can sleep at peace knowing we are safe and secure. Our salvation was bought and paid for by the precious blood of Jesus. This should bring us great comfort. When we accepted and repented and turned from our sins, we have put our past, our present, and future in the hands of God.

2 Chronicles 7:14King James Version (KJV)
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Acts 3:19King James Version (KJV)
19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

There is more to salvation then going to the front of the Church and shaking the hands of the Pastor.
There must be rebirth of our soul. There must be a change in our hearts.

John 3:1-7King James Version (KJV)
3 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

There must be a rebirth of our soul, or we have walked up to the front a sinner and came back to our seat a sinner. Where there is a rebirth, there must begin a change in our heart. If we keep sinning and do not feel any guilt, perhaps we should go to a knees and pray for a new birth of our soul and spirit. I am not saying salvation brings perfections. We will not be perfected until we receive our glorified bodies. If we can sin and never feel guilty, we must revisit our salvation.

If we continue to sin over and over, after salvation, we will hardened our hearts. They may come a time that God will stop dealing with us. Whether He gives over to Satan, or takes us to Heaven early, because our sins are an embarrassment to Him and His Kingdom, I do not know. There is scriptures for both.



1 John 5:16King James Version (KJV)16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.


Romans 1:28-32New King James Version (NKJV)

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality,[a] wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they arewhisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving,[b] unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.


We need not fear either, if we listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit when He convicts us of our sin and ask for forgiveness and stop sinning. You might say God is harsh. Really? If you stoled from your boss and he forgave you and you stoled again, would he not fire you? There is consequences when we allow our hearts to grow as cold as stone.

If we stay true to God and respect the cost of our salvation, we will enter the gates of Heaven. God is able to keep us safe until our salvation is fulfilled, when we enter Heaven.

1 Peter 1:3-9King James Version (KJV)
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

There is NO SIN on earth, worth going to hell for. Let us pray for a soft heart that is willing to listen to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Stay close to Jesus. We have come too far to quit, now.

Betty

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October 7, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Saturday,

We got up early for us, and went out for breakfast. It is good for your health to do something different occasionally. Getting out and enjoying nature is good for us. There is so many beautiful gifts from God in nature. Sadly many people worship the creation and not the creator. This not new to God. He told us in the Bible that people would do that.


Romans 1:25King James Version (KJV)25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

We should give thanks to God for His many gifts that He created for mankind to enjoy. We can become so harried that we take for granted the beauty of nature. When we do we miss out on so much, by not taking the time to enjoy the beauty around us.

Another thing not to take for granted our family and friends. We are blessed to have people care for us. Let us let them, know that they are precious to us. Take time this weekend to enjoy nature, family and friends. Remember all the many blessings from God.

Betty

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The devil will seek to get you to question your salvation, doubt God’s love for you, and convince you that God has forsaken you. The devil is a liar.

John 8:44King James Version (KJV)44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Romans 8:38-39King James Version (KJV)38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The devil cannot pull you out of the hands of God. Sleep well knowing that you are secure in the hands of your Heavenly Father.
Betty

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October 8, 2017
Good Morning and Blessed Sunday,


Do you ever wake up and feel that you are not up to the challenges of the day? Do you ever feel
that you are not adequate to the challenges that God has put before you? If you are like me, the answer would be a huge yes.

I get up and I look at a blank piece of paper and I have no idea how to find the words to fill the page. When I examine myself, I find myself inadequate and unworthy to speak to to others about God. Of course I could write page after page about my failures but who wants to read that? This would only depress me and you. Yet, God in His great mercy gives me the words. God does not called the qualified, whom He calls He equips for His Will.


Romans 8:30King James Version (KJV)
30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

When God calls you for duty, He will provide the necessary tools needed for the job that you are called for. When we are willing, God can use us for His Kingdom. When we give Him a willing heart, He will take us places we never dreamed of going. The biggest battle is being willing and then trusting Him.

When we work for God and leave self out of it, we do not have to worry about critiques. Our Job is to work for God and do His will. Leave your work in God’s hands and allow Him to work through you. When we do our work for God and not for others, we can take corrective criticism, and work harder and ignore those who did not like what you did. If you do your work for God and His Glory, then you can be at peace.

What does God want you to do? How do you find out? Seek His face and then be open to His leading. He has a job for everyone. Even when I have times that I cannot leave the house because of health issues, I can pray for others. Never underestimate the power of prayer. So often we say: “all I can do is pray”. This is the first thing we should do: Pray.

God has done so much for us, the least we can do, is seek a way that we can work for His Kingdom.
We are in the last quarter of the game. The devil would like us to just coast into the finish line. Let us be willing to work for our Lord and Savior. Yes we grow weary and tired, but pray for strength. Pray for a spirit that grieves over lost souls and prays for them. God’s love is enough for us.

Psalm 36:5-10King James Version (KJV)
5 Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
6 Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, thou preservest man and beast.
7 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
10 O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.

Betty

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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October 9, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Monday,

Well meaning Christians can make comments that they mean well, but can come out condensing or judgmental. Even when someone is trying to help us and mean well, they can stab us with a pin of judgement. There is a lot of things about us that only God knows. That is why we smile and say thank you for caring about us and then allow the comment to fly away. The devil would love to use those times to discourages us or allow bitterness to grow in our hearts. We must remind ourselves that there is no need for anger or bitterness, when someone is actually trying to help us.
What do we do? We forgive and we love one another. We can be assured as humans that we have said things to others, that we meant for good but actually hurt them. This is a good reason to pray each day for God to help us speak in love and with discernment.

We all have limitations. Whether they are physical, emotional, or mental. These limitations may require us to stay no, to doing work at the Church, at times. What do we do? We do what we can do and pray for those who have to take up the slack. Remember some handicaps are not visible, so when someone says they cannot help you, don’t be so quick to judge. Leave the judging to God. He knows everything. Also when a person is disappointed that you cannot help, that doesn’t mean that they are mad at you. Always remember to pray for one another.

Working for God is a blessing that He allows us. We need God but God could do everything without us. He uses us for His glory, because He loves us. When we do work for God, have a cheerful heart. Work done in anger and bitterness brings no glory to God and no reward for us.
There is great joy in working for God’s Kingdom. Our hard work will be rewarded.

Seek daily to grow in the Lord. It is a horrible thing for a Christian to become stagnant and stinky because we have stopped growing. Spiritual growth brings joy and contentment . We may walk through the flood or the fire, but when we come out on the other side our hearts will be filled with the joy of the Lord.

May God bless and keep you and may spiritual growth be present in your life.

Betty

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October 10, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Tuesday,

Some people judge art by the artist. The painting can be beautiful, but because it is not considered valuable, it is not worthy to be in their collection. Hubby and I are simple folks and we pick out pictures, not on their value but how the picture appeals to our senses.

When the world looks at Christians, they are liable to see us in a negative light. President Obama said that people in the South “cling to their guns, Bibles, and faith ”. He meant it to be an insult. We took it as a compliment. Clinging to our Bibles and faith is not a weakness. No one will tell a shipwreck victim to jump out of the life boat. Nor would they say they were weak to be in the boat.

Jesus is our life boat from the sea of sin. Yet, He is far more then our lifeboat. He is our friend, our brother, our Savior and through the Holy Spirit, He is our guide. Christians are not to be pitied, we are friends and children of the Most High God. When the world stands before the Throne of God and their names are not written in the Book of Life, they will wish that they had been weak enough to seek God’s face before it was too late. Serving the Lord God is not a weakness but a privilege that God has afforded us. His grace and mercy has saved us from a life with no purpose to a life with eternal value.

Weak! No my friends! Strong enough to admit our sins and come to Jesus to be saved. Pray for those who have allowed their pride to keep them from admitting their need for a Savior. When we boast, we do like Paul. We boast not in ourselves but in Jesus.

Betty
Haven’t seen many birds lately. Wonder why?

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October 11, 2017
Good Morning and Happy Wednesday,

This morning I woke up chipper, even singing to myself as I fed the birds. I had a bad night with pain and as usual I woke up hurting, but yet God put a song in my heart. It is a special blessing, when despite our circumstances, God puts a song in our hearts. We can trust God despite the circumstances we deal with. The joy that God puts in our hearts, circumstances and people can not steal from us.

Nehemiah 8:10 [Full Chapter]
Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

The joy God gives, strengthen our spirit and our bodies. Rejoice in Him and be glad. Seek His face and every day ask Him to provide what you need spiritually and emotionally, to walk with Him, throughout the day.

It is time to worry less about politics and what is happening in the world. The world is getting closer and closer to the anti-Christ setting up his kingdom. Lay our fears and worries at Jesus’ feet. Keep your eyes on Jesus. We will soon be leaving this world. It is time to prepare our hearts and seek spiritual growth. Pray that our souls be over flowing with the Holy Spirit. Pray and ask God to help us be like the wise virgins and ready for the Groom’s appearance.

Live our life so that when Jesus comes for us, He can say “good and faithful servant”. Seek God and know His ways and His truths. When we keep our focus on God and not on this world, we can truly be filled with the joy of the Lord.



John 16:24King James Version (KJV)24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

Betty

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October 12, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Thursday,

The Winner has Already Been Declared

If a football team where told in advance that they would be losing in the first half but come the Second half they would be victorious, they would be plying the game with victory in their hearts and not depressed.

We look at the world and see evil rising and we can be tempted to walk around defeated. Yet, God has already told us who win the battle between good and evil. We can be guilty of allowing the devil to give us a spirit of defeat.

Rev 19


Christ on a White Horse
11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had[e]a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean,[f] followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp[g] sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:
KING OF KINGS AND
LORD OF LORDS.

God does not leave us to worry and fret about who will win the battle between good and evil. So why do we live with our heads hung down and a Spirit of defeat? We are assured that God will win the final battle. If we are a Christian, we are on the winning side. Yes, there will be little battles that we lose, but the war will be won by Jesus our Savior and Lord. Pray that God will remove the spirit of defeat from your hearts and mind and replace it with Trust in God so that we can fight the little battles, knowing we are on the winning side. If we keep our trust in God, we can win these little battles.

Let us march, with pride, not in ourselves, but pride in our Heavenly Father. March Onward Soldiers, Of the Cross, we can walk in Victory when we put our complete trust in God. Do not become over come by the evil in the world, but keep your eyes on Jesus, your Lord and Savior.
We know the winner of the war so let us rejoice in that fact.

Betty

Saw the tiny squirrel yesterday. I took the advice of a friend and put peanut butter on a pine cone and covered it with peanut butter.

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October 13, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Friday,

Every day it seems there is a new scandal. This newest one is a director who used his position to attain sexual favors and if the rumors are true, he may have not taken no for an answer.
Sadly, this is nothing new. The “casting couch” had been talked about for decades. Some men in positions of power, use their position to obtain sexual favors. It is easy for us to look at these women as immoral, but predators know their victims. They know who has no self esteem and who the promise of fame and fortune can be persuaded to prostitute themselves for it. Our heart should break for those who sold themselves for fame and fortune.

When you are young, you do not realize how fleeting fame is. You can be on the front cover of magazines today and tomorrow you are a has been. The man in question is a reprobate. He has given in to sinful desires and thrown away his soul to obtain them.

As Christians we should pity those who have chosen to fulfill pleasure of this life over their own eternity. By the time they realize they have sold themselves for a short time of fame, they have hardened their hearts to the point that they can no longer hear the whispers of they Holy Spirit calling them to repentance. This may be why so many Hollywood people are so angry and hate conservatives so much. When you cannot change yourself, it is easy to hate everyone who stands for good. The devil has convinced them that homosexuality is the normal. That abortion is good for the planet. That what is evil is now good and what was good is now evil. Just like the Bible said it would be in the last days.



Isaiah 5:20King James Version (KJV)20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

As we live for Jesus, let us live in a ways that are pleasing to Him. Let the desires of our hearts be to serve and worship God. Knowing a movie director, personally is nothing compared to being friends of the Almighty God.

Betty

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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October 14, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Saturday,

I had a silly, Happy ever after dream right before I woke up. I went a step further and thanked God for the dream, because even though it was silly, it made me wake up happy. Although I often write about how more important the joy of the Lord is, then happiness. It is also good to have a moment of just silly happiness that makes us wake up singing.

Happiness is not in material things. It is birds singing, pretty flowers and watching nature at her best. Of course we should seek to have the joy of the Lord, in our hearts, but it is also good to look for diamonds of joy and happiness through out the day. Do not allow the cares of this world to blind you to the good that is still in the world.

Spread diamonds of happiness and hope to all you come in contact with today. There is always something sweet you can say to people. Even if it is I like your boots or you blouse is pretty. Perk up someone’s day with kindness. When we share joy and kindness we will reap joy and kindness. Let us as Christians, be not so easy to snap at people or be rude. Let us strife to be patient and kind.

Let others see Jesus in us. Some of us, including me, have to make a special effort when I am behind the wheel. I have a Christian radio and my Church bumper stickers on my car. It would be ashamed for me to allow road rage destroy my testimony. Let us try not to turn into monsters behind the wheel.
Betty

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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October 16, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Monday,

The walk outside was pleasant this morning. A nice cool breeze and I found the pine cone I had fixed up for the squirrel was gone. It is always good to see your time and effort was appreciated. We can know without a doubt that our work for God, does not go unnoticed by Him.


Mark 9:41King James Version (KJV)41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
We do not always see the outcome, of our work. Some work brings results immediately, some work takes months and years. It may take years for the seed of the Gospel you plant in someone’s heart to produce visible growth. We spread the seed and leave the results in God’s hands. Of course there may be those seeds that never take root. Jesus talked about that in the Sermon about planting seeds. There are some that will never change. Why does God have us spread seed in hard soil? Could it be that when that person faces judgment and they challenge Jesus that had never been told the truth, God can bring up the times that Christians try to plant the truth in their life and they resisted the truth? Sadly there are some who are so hard hearted to the truth, that they are willing to rip out the bud of truth, with their own hands.

My dear friends, there also those wondrous times that the seeds we spread, grows into beautiful flowers and trees, that stand firm for the truth of the Gospel and go out to spread new seeds over new hearts. We can rejoice knowing not only have we reached that soul for Christ, but that soul goes on to share the Gospel with many. What a joy it is to be a part of the Gospel spreading across the world. Even our tithes and offerings are being used to spread the Gospel, by our Heavenly Father. What a glorious gift it is to be apart of the spreading of the Gospel, worldwide!

Rejoice my friends, for even in the dark world we live in, thousands of souls around the world are finding salvation in Jesus. Pray for those who live in areas that people are risking prison and even death to follow Jesus. One day you will see those souls who found salvation because of your willingness to offer up your financial gift for the Gospel to spread around the world. Remember the song that says: “Thank you for giving to the Lord, I was a soul that was saved!”.

The devil will try to convince you that there is nothing you can do. God says in His hands our gifts of money, time, and prayer multiply. Keeping sowing seeds until Jesus calls us Home.
Betty

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October 17, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Tuesday,

What God gives us to bear, He equips us to bear. Hubby asked the other day, why did God allow me to have 4 conditions that there is no cure and ironically all 4 has the symptoms of pain and exhaustion. My flip answer was “God knew I was strong enough to bear it”. The truth is God gives me the strength to bear it. This does not mean that there are no days that I cry from all the pain nor that the exhaustion is not overwhelming. Some days the pain is too strong for pain medication to do anything but make a dent in the pain, but as I rest in Jesus, He calms my spirit and encourages me.

As I look back on the last couple of years and the things I have written about, I marvel that I was able to allow self to stand aside and allow God to speak through me. There were times, that God led me to speak things that I knew would hurt feelings of others. All the time, I feel so unworthy to speak for God. Yet it is through my physical and emotional struggles that I have been given the strength to speak God’s truth and lay aside the fears that I could be upsetting people that I care about.

My physical pain and struggles have led me to grow closer to Jesus. When we walk close to Him, we can say what He calls us to say and He gives us the strength to bear the consequences.
The road God has taken me on, I would have not chosen and yet this road has led to spiritual victories. We can go much further then we have ever dreamed, if we are willing to say yes, Lord.

We are living in the last days and the devil is working hard to divide not only our Country but fellow believers. Christians can be divided over politics, personal freedoms, and even Bible truths.
The soon coming rapture is a big divider among the brethren. Instead of rejoicing in the soon return of Jesus for His Bride, some sadly will spend more time debating against those who believe in the rapture them spreading the Gospel. They have allowed the devil to side track them, in their Mission for Christ. The rapture should unite us in faith and hope. Sadly those who do not believe in the rapture or the pre-trib rapture have allowed anger to over come them. It breaks my heart that so many are hurting the cause of Christ instead of uniting together with fellow Christians in love for God and one another.

Let us pray for unity among God’s children and the ability to work together to spread the Gospel before the age of Grace has come to an end.
Betty

Last evening we went to the store. There were hundreds of birds on the roof of the store. Such a wonderful gem of joy for me.

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October, 18, 2017
Good Morning and Happy Tuesday,

Awake and hurting, but hope to sleep later. As I lied in bed this morning, I was thinking of David’s Prayer:

Psalm 139:23-24King James Version (KJV)23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

There has never been a better time in History for us to ask God Daily, to search our hearts. This is the time to seek our hidden sin in our lives and seek forgiveness. Now is the time to make sure we are right with God. Ask God to check your motivations, also. . Are we working to please God or mankind? Remember pleasing mankind is only for a short while. Men may pleased today and turn on us tomorrow. Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Pleasing God last for eternity. Pleasing mankind is fleeting as the leaves that fall off the trees in the fall.

Today is the day to seek forgiveness and positive change in our lives. When we leave this world it is too late to seek forgives of sin. It is too late to seek to work for God, after we are gone from this world.

As always work with a cheerful and grateful heart. Be blessed.


John 9:4King James Version (KJV)4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

As we wait for the blessed hope, let us not become complacent. Let us not forget the cause before us. Let us never forget to pray for selves, families, friend and the unsaved around the world.

Rejoice knowing through the guidance of the Holy Sprit we can work willing for the kingdom of God.

Betty

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October 19, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Thursday,

If Sunday Morning, the Pastors were to ask the Congregation, to raise their hand if they lived their lives under the Biblical Principal of :

“GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES”

How many of us would raise our hands? Sadly it would be an embarrassing number. Why embarrassing? That is not a Biblical Principal. I must admit a few years ago, my hand would have been raised. That saying sounds correct and sounds even good, but it is like saying: “God came to save those good enough to almost be saved”. The truth is those who live good lives are often hard to be reached with the Gospel, because they think that they have it made.

God came to save the sinners, the hopeless, and the lost. When we live by the Principal above, our attitude is: “God, I got this, but if I run into a problem, I will let you know”. God says for us to come to Him first and not wait until the water is over our head.


James 4:2New International Version (NIV)2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.

We often struggle and fight our way through our days, because we neglected to go to God in prayer before we begin the day. So often, we go to God as a last result. If there is a two person job and your mate is in the house and you struggle until your hands are raw and you are covered with sweat before asking your mate to help you, then you are not utilizing your resources. Go first and ask your mate to help. If he says no, then do not do the chore. Let it go undone until he helps you or ask someone else to help.

In the same way, begin your day praising God and then ask Him to be with you throughout the day. Unlike our mates who sometimes can be a little contrary, God always wants to help us.

Matthew 7:
Keep Asking, Seeking, Knocking
7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! 12 Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

There is not going to be a crown given for stubbornness or self sufficient. God rewards those who come to Him in faith, expecting an answer. Our goal as Christians, should be to become more and more dependent on God. Contrary to the laws of mankind, this does not make us weak Christians. The more we trust and depend on God, the stronger our spiritual health, becomes.

2 Corinthians 12:9 “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”


2 Corinthians 12:10 “For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”


God is not in the business of helping those who think they are beyond needed help. He helps those who humble themselves and cry out to God for help. Call out to God Daily and never feel ashamed of needing God. Remember God came to save us and to keep us living on the righteous path. He takes joy in His children who admit their need of Him.

When we become so prideful that we refuse to admit to God we need help we are indeed in trouble.

Proverbs 16:18King James Version (KJV)18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Seek the face of God every day in prayer. Learn depend upon Him to keep you walking in faith.

Betty

I need to clarify, I was not thinking of my Hubby when I wrote about unhelpful mates. Since my health has gotten worse, my Hubby does the vacuuming and does a good portion of the laundry. When I ask for help, he helps me.

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October 20, 2017
Good Morning and Happy Friday,

Our Pastor was teasing us Sunday, that the Church bumper sticker on his car has made him a better driver. I have to admit the same, about myself. I do not like it when people cut me off just to get one car link, ahead of me. I really hate it when they go around me and then slow down, forcing me to hit my brake and then to worry if the car behind me, will be able to stop.

One evening, I was driving from the grocery store when a car was determined to get around me. In my anger, I refused to let him in front of me, so he had to go back behind me. Imagine my surprise, when he turned behind me, in my little neighborhood. At that time, I did not have a Church bumper sticker but I did have a Christian radio station bumper sticker.

Needless to say God convicted me of my bad behavior. I knew that I was a very bad example of a Christian. Before I got out of the car, I prayed for forgiveness. I can not say I have turned into a perfect driver, but I have been more conscious of other drivers and their needs. I do my best to leave the entrance to restaurants and fast food places open so people can get in or out. In heavy traffic, if I can I motion for someone to come out in front of me, I do.

A surprising thing has happened since I started trying to be more considerate when I drive. I am feeling less stress. I can not say I have become a perfect driver. It still upsets me when someone cuts me off, but I am trying with God’s help not to spend the next ten minutes yelling at drivers. It doesn’t matter that they cannot hear me. When I lose my temper, not only does Ronnie have to deal with it but so does God.

Being considerate when we drive, is showing God’s love. Especially when we have bumper stickers that allow others know we are Christians. We should pray every time we get in our cars, not only for protection but that God will help us be an example of a kind and loving person behind the wheel. This is not a one time fix. We have to work on this every time we drive, but God will help us, if we ask Him.
Betty

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October 21, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Saturday,

I am a thinker, even as a child. I don’t mean I am smart, but I always went over things in my head, analyzing them. I am also a bit of a worrier. So it is not unusual for me to worry about whether someone is upset at me. If I am not careful I can analyze something into I am all tied up like a ball of twine. This morning I asked God why do I keep sinning in that area? Why can’t I get victory over that?

It seems that God could just take out our areas of temptations or cure us of that temptations. God wants us to work on the area we have issues with. The more we work and seek God’s guidance, the stronger our faith and trust in God grows. Getting strong physically takes strength and body building exercise. The more we exercise our faith and truth, the stronger they both become.

We win victory offer a particular sin , each time we do not give in. We must remember the closer we get to they return or Jesus, the nastier the devil is going to fight us, BUT remember God is with us and when we do sin, do not make excuses. Ask God for forgiveness. The more we seek God for help, the closer we draw to God.

We need to stay close to God, especially in these days,

Betty

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Luk 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

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October 22, 2017
Good Afternoon and Blessed Sunday,

Lying in bed, my pain level at least 8. I am reminded of the song that says: “If I could just sit with you awhile, I need you to hold me”. The pain of our physical bodies, can cause us to crawl back into bed and want to hide. Physical illness can limit what she can do and even lead us to tears.

Yet there is a sickness that is worse then physical. Jesus said:


Matthew 10:28King James Version (KJV)28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Sadly, we can be blinded to our own spiritual issues. We are quick to see mistakes, sins and spiritual failures in others but do not see our own.

Matthew 7:3-5King James Version (KJV)3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

Luke 6:42King James Version (KJV)42 Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.

This doesn’t mean we never counsel anyone. It means we ask God to search your heart for your own sins and repent before you counsel someone. Even then, you should spend much time in prayer before addressing someone else’s sin issues. Helping another person should always be done in love. If we can not see another person with the eyes of Christ, we may need to pray that God will send some one spiritually equipped with wisdom and love to help that person.

Never EVER take pleasure in another’s sin problems. Even if that person has hurt us in the past, it does not give us the liberty to take pleasure in their situation. If we feel joy when someone who has hurt us falls in the pit, then we have a forgiveness problem. We should pray and ask God to forgive us for holding a grudge. As children of God we should feel pain when another is suffering. We would not want God to say to us “You deserve what is happening to you, because of your sins”. We want God to forgive us and comfort us. Let us seek to do the same, for others.

The devil is seeking to destroy people. As God’s children let us remember to pray for one another, daily.

Betty

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October 23, 2017
Good Morning and Happy Monday,

There is a cool front coming in this week. The sticky hot weather will be replaced with cool, dry weather. When this happens, the air is so inviting and pleasant. It makes me think of the soon coming rapture. I can almost feel the air rustle as God prepares to send Jesus for His Bride. Though the world we live is chaotic at best, we can still feel hope in the air, as we remind ourselves, that Jesus is coming soon.

The world is becoming more and more sinful. People are more angry and filled with bitterness. Many do not even try to hide their hatred for conservatives, the President, and Christians. We stand against the evil that they embrace. No longer is sin committed, just in the dark hours where their actions can be hidden from the general public. No sin is committed on the streets in the middle of the day. People are no longer ashamed of their sins. Oh a few fake shame when they get caught, but many sins are done with pride.

A read an article that talked about how painful abortion is emotionally and yet you see women with t-shirts that brag about their abortions. I read about a comedian who bragged that she has had 25 babies aborted. I never thought I would live in a day when someone could take pride in killing 25 innocent babies. Can you imagine the out rage there would be if she had said that she had killed 25 kittens? Don’t get me wrong I love animals and killing them would be horrible. Yet, I cannot understand how in our world today, killing unborn babies is not only considered acceptable, but the women who choose to do so, are considered brave.

Some people wonder why America is coming under judgement from God. We have gone against the truths of God’s Word and embraced actions that only the devil should admire. Normal people should hate the very act of killing the unborn children, but they herald the act of murder as an act to make this world a better place. May God have mercy on lost souls.

Souls reject the God who died for them and embrace Satan. Satan doesn’t love mankind. He just wants more souls to steal from God-from Heaven-to-Hell. People have covered their conscious with steel so they do have to feel conviction. They have rejected God for so long that they no longer feel shame for their sinful acts. They no linger feel compassion for one another. A British actress bragged about how she would like to see euthanasia vans going around the world putting down old people, like we do very sick dogs.

Human lives have no value to the lost, whether it be the unborn babies or old people. Killing is just another way to help Global Warming. God is growing more and more angry at the evil that is running amuck all over the world. He is soon going to take the Church to Heaven and pour down his wrath on a cold evil sinful world. Now is the time to accept Jesus as your Savior, so that you can escape the wrath to come .


Luke 21:36King James Version (KJV)36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Let us as children of God press onward to the prize of Heaven.
Betty

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October 24, 2017
Good Afternoon and Tuesday,

We live in a world with more stuff then any generation. More technology and more toys for adults then ever before. What this world lacks is hope. Fears of wars, local violence, financial loss and disease, are all taking their toll on people’s emotions. Christians are not immune to these fears.
These fears are rational. We live in a world where a crazy dictator could push a button and send us into World War III. What is a Christian to do? We go to the Bible for guidance.


2 Timothy 1:7King James Version (KJV)7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
We remind ourselves that this presence of fear does not come from God, but the devil. Yes our fears are rational, but God is in control. He hears the prayers of His children.


Psalm 34:17-20King James Version (KJV)17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

The Lord hears our prayers and concerns. We go to God for comfort and His assistance.


Philippians 4:6-7King James Version (KJV)6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

When you are overwhelmed by fears and concerns, do not pretend that you do not feel these emotions. Pretending to be strong does not make you strong. Take your needs to the God of Heaven. Sometimes God brings an answer immediately. Other times, God wants us to spend some quality time with Him, before the answer comes.




Isaiah 40:31King James Version (KJV)31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Time spent talking and resting in God is never wasted time. We become refreshed and filled with new hope when we spend quality time with God. Compared to eternity with God, Life is just a vapor that disappears in the wind. Admit your need of God and make your needs known to Him. Praise Him for His mercy and rejoice in God’s love for you.

In hopeless times, we find our hope in the arms of Almighty God. When fears over whelm us we take our fears and concerns to God.

Betty

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