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Betty Louise
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November 25, 2018
Blessed Sunday and Good Afternoon,

We are entering the season when people are usually more joyful and kind. This year, I am concerned that hate over politics will seep into the Christmas Season. I have never seen such open hate against a President in my life. The hate is being fed by news media, talk shows and celebrities. All Christians should be able to see how hard the devil is working to spread evil throughout the world.

Jesus warned of these days, the days liken unto Noah, Sodom, and Gomorrah.
We would have to be spiritually blind not to see the days we are living in. These are the days that we need to secure in our faith and seek strength from the Holy Spirit to stay strong to the truth of the Gospel in days when the truth of the Gospel is unpopular. God has equipped us for these days with the full armour of God.

Ephesians 6:10-18 King James Version (KJV)
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
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;

Fear not, for the Lord is with us and will never leave us. Ask God to fill our hearts with joy so that even in these days we can be an instrument of kindness and have a gentle spirit as we deal with fellow Christians and non Christians.
Knowing that it is good that we be an example of the love of Jesus in evil times.
Do not lay aside doing good nor give into sin for when we sin we destroy our testimony. Live in a way that is pleasing to God. Seek after righteousness so that we may live holy lives for Christ.
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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11-26-2018
Good Morning and Happy Monday,

Waiting on the Lord

I am going today to see a Ortho Doctor about my hand. Still swells and hurts after two months. I might have torn a ligament. We have all had prayed request, that God did not answer in what we consider a timely manner. It is easy to get discouraged and lose hope. We can begin to believe God either did not hear our prayer or does not care.

There are many reasons why our prayer was not answered right away. When we pray for another person, it could be that the person, themselves is hindering the work of God. I prayed for 15 years before hubby got right with God. God was willing but hubby wasn’t. Not that I am being critical of Hubby. I myself can be stubborn, too.

Some times we will not understand the delay in getting our prayers answered until we get to Heaven. Our job is to trust in God anyway. To encourage ourselves in the waiting time, we remember past times when God answered our prayers. We encourage ourself in the Lord and we are grateful to God for the provisions that He provides every day for us and our families.

Waiting on the Lord builds patience and faith. We grow spiritually when we are patient without grumbling and complaining. Let us continue to pray for those who are suffering persecution for their faith in Christ. Pray for our military and first responders. Pray for our brethren in the Lord and for lost loved ones.
Betty
Still blessed with birds at my feeders.

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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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November 27, 2018
Good Morning and Happy Tuesday,

6:40a.m. And I have slept maybe 30 minutes. I have prayed, sang songs in my head, and played mind games, but sleep has evaded me. One of those songs in my head was : ‘Come, Home Come Home, it’s supper time. As time marches on towards the rapture, we can feel the urge for that song to play out in reality.


Jim Reeves – Suppertime Lyrics
(Sang)
Many years ago in days of childhood
I used to play till evenin' shadows come
Then windin' down that old familiar pathway
I'd hear my mother call at set of sun.

Come home, come home it's suppertime
The shadows lengthen fast
Come home, come home it's suppertime
We're going home at last.

(Spoken)
Some of the fondest memories of my childhood
Were woven around suppertime
When my mother used to call
From the backsteps of the old homeplace
Come on home now son it's suppertime.

Ahhhh, but I'd loved to hear that once more
But you know for me time has woven the realization of
The truth that's even more thrillingand that's when
The call come up from the portals of glory
To come home for it's suppertime.

When all Gods children shall gather around the table
Of the Lord, Himself and the greatest suppertime of them all.

(Sang)
Come home, come home it's suppertime
The shadows lengthen fast
Come home, come home it's suppertime
We're going home at last...
Songwriters: Ira F. Stanphil

What a wonderful song of hope that reminds us that if will not be long until we participate in the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. When our old sinful body will be changed into a glorified body without sin, sickness, and disabilities. More important we will be joined in Marriage to our Groom, Jesus. Words cannot express the wondrous joy that will be ours throughout eternity. No human being is capable of loving us with the Godly love, God has for us.

Nothing can compare with the love God has for us, yet we do look forward with great anticipation to seeing our Christian loved ones, who have gone on to Heaven, before us. Even now our hearts warm with Heavenly joy, knowing what awaits us in Heaven. When times are hard, my friends, comfort yourself in the knowledge of the eternity that awaits us in Heaven. Remember the pains and hurts and even persecution suffered here, will disappear with our first glance of Jesus. Another old song says all our disappointments, pain and sorrows will disappear with one glimpse of the face of our Lord and Savior, Jesus.
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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November 28, 2018
Good Afternoon and Happy Wednesday,

Am I Doing Enough For God?

I watched two videos on YTube of preaching by David Wilkerson last night, that left me shaken to the core. In the video, David is in anguished over lost souls. Just watching the video, you could feel the power of the Holy Spirit over his preaching. Why does not my heart not mourn over millions of people dying and going to hell every day? Why do I not see lost souls I come in contact with and not feel a yearning deep in my soul to silently pray for them?

Have I become so caught up in this life that my heart is not burden for those facing an eternity without Christ? Have I become so self absorbed that I do not seek to live my life more for the Kingdom of Christ? We are living in the last days, yet we as Christians are more focused on the little things going on around us then we are on what is important. We have lost sight of what is important. God help His Church to wake up to what is important before it is too late. Or else I fear, we will face God and be ashamed of the little we worked and prayed for the cause of Christ. Heavenly Father, open our eyes so that we can see what is important to You and get to work on serving You. More then anything help us live as good and faithful servants to You, our Heavenly Father. Forgive us of our sins and our tendency to become self-absorbed.
Betty

https://youtu.be/x_3JGSlMFu0

https://youtu.be/CUeLEOQWY6g

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November 29, 2018
Happy Thursday and Good Afternoon,

Fill My Cup, Lord Jesus

Fill my cup, Lord Jesus until it is over flowing with your love, kindness and grace. Not for my selfish desires, but that I will be so over flowing with your presences that others will be touched by Your love for them, by being around me.
We see and hear people talk today in person and through the media that is so filled with evil, that they infect everyone they come in contact with, with evil desires and acceptance of their sinful ways.

It is time, Lord Jesus, that Your people desire to be an influence on the world not only of your goodness but as a warning of the coming judgement. It is not enough for the world to know you love them, but they must be convicted so that they know their sins and are convinced to repent. Remind us of the season we are living in. Quicken our hearts to the realization of so many souls lost and going to hell.

Keep us overflowing with Your Holy Spirit, lest we become empty ourselves as we share the Gospel of Christ with others. Search our hearts and convict us of our own sins lest we be the person who is sharing the truth of the Gospel, but while we ourselves are living in hidden sin. God forbid that the way we live, will bring shame to the Gospel. Keep us attuned to Your Voice and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, so we can walk faithful and sure in these days when sin is running amuck and becoming accepted as the right and true way to live.

My heart cries out to You, my God and Savior, come quickly. Until the trumpet blows help us to live every day in a way that is pleasing to You.
Betty

I think we have found a Church home. Praise God! God is still blessing me with tiny diamonds of joy as the birds come to feed.

https://youtu.be/s4l2yY2r95g

https://youtu.be/llvhZUCB0Jg

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November 30, 2018
Happy Friday and Good Afternoon,

Awake and Cranky

Today that was my mood when I woke up. This mood was followed by whispering from the devil, questioning whether God can use me for His Glory, when I allow little things determine my attitude. Satan doesn’t understand that God takes broken and flawed people, who are willing, and uses them for His Kingdom. Of course, it is right that we seek forgiveness, when we allow circumstances to control our moods. Not only will God forgive us but He will refresh our spirit and give us peace.

Psalm 18:6 King James Version (KJV)6 In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

We will find more peace in our lives, when we walk in a spirit of gratefulness. We take so many gifts from God for granted. Let us not have a attitude of entitlement. Instead let us seek to be more grateful and appreciative of what we have. May we offer up thanksgiving to our Heavenly Father ever day. Remember moods come and go but God is faithful in His love and care for His children.

Awake and cranky? No! I am replacing that with awake and grateful. Praise God for the love that He shows us every day. May we live in a way that honors our Savior and Lord.
Betty
Texas has issues when it comes to weather. Cold last weekend and 76 degrees today.

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December 1, 2018
Happy Saturday and Good Afternoon,

Worthy of All Praise

Revelation 5:12 King James Version (KJV)
12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

If you are like me, you find yourself looking away from the scenes in the movie The Passion of Christ, where Christ is beaten and the nails are drove into His hands and feet. These scenes are painful to watch, yet Jesus lived this scenes out so that God could be reconciled to mankind. We can even downplay in our minds the acute suffering Jesus was willing to take upon Himself, so that we do not go to Hell.

Sadly some Churches have removed hymns that mention the shed blood of Christ. Of course the shedding blood is disturbing, yet we need to be frequently reminded that Jesus left the perfection of Heaven, to be clothed in human form, for the purpose of dying for the sins of mankind. Our salvation was purchased by the blood of God.

Do we live our lives in a way that cheapens salvation? Have we come to believe that we are somehow entitled to the gift of salvation? Are we attempting to live, trying to please God and our own selfish desires? May God help us to understand the times we are living in.

This is not the time to straddle the fence. Be bold for Jesus. Do not be one person around our unsaved friends and another around Church friends. The Groom is coming soon for His Bride. Will He find us spiritually ready? Are will He find us living too much into the world and their agenda? God show us the truth about ourselves. It is so much better to be convicted now and repent then face God and find ourselves coming up short in the way we are living for God.

Philippians 1:20 King James Version (KJV)
20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.

May God reveal our sins to us so that we can come to Him for forgiveness and be spiritually healed. If we will draw close to God, He will draw closer to 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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December 2, 2018
Good Morning and Blessed Sunday,

‘To God Be The Glory’

We are in a new month and the season that most of us enjoy. Let us make a point to remember that Christmas is about Jesus. As we go about our extra chores for this season, let us remember the sacrifice God made in coming to earth and taking the form of a human. Christmas is a lovely season. We see folks we haven’t seen since last year. Everywhere we go we see the beauties of Christmas.

It can be easy to forget who we are celebrating. We are celebrating the most precious birth that has every been, the precious birth of Jesus. He is the reason for the season. Let us not get so busy that we did not thank God every day for the gift of Jesus. There are no words to describe the gift of our salvation. Jesus lived and died for us. He died for us even before we were even born. He loved us before we were even in our mother’s womb. God is,not looking for fancy words. He is looking for humble servants who are willing to admit that we are nothing without Him. He is looking for those are willing to be obedient to Him and serve Him with a generous and glad heart.

Let us give God our hearts, our minds, and all the glory that is due Him. Seek Jesus and you will find Him. Worship Him in spirit and truth. Yes, yes, give all the glory to God our Savior. Praise His Holy Name.
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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December 2, 2018

Holiness

What is Holiness? Can we be Holy? Was Holiness only for days of the Bible?

Dictionaries - Easton's Bible Dictionary - Holiness
Holiness [N] [T]
in the highest sense belongs to God ( Isaiah 6:3 ; Revelation 15:4 ), and to Christians as consecrated to God's service, and in so far as they are conformed in all things to the will of God ( Romans 6:19 Romans 6:22 ; Ephesians 1:4 ; Titus 1:8 ; 1 Peter 1:15 ). Personal holiness is a work of gradual development. It is carried on under many hindrances, hence the frequent admonitions to watchfulness, prayer, and perseverance ( 1 Corinthians 1:30 ; 2 co 7:1 ; Ephesians 4:23 Ephesians 4:24 ). (See SANCTIFICATION .)

Today a special speaker, at Church, put Holiness in terms I could understand. The way to be Holy is to love God more then sin. When Satan wraps up sin in pretty paper with a bow, we remind ourselves that we love God more then what Satan is offering. Every time we reject sin, our lives become more Holy. When we sin, we seek forgiveness and turn from our sin. It is not enough to recognize sin in our lives, but we must turn away from sin.

Yes, it is hard to turn our back on sin, but when we seek help from God, He will help us. There may be times we have to change who we hang out with. When we hang out on a regular bases with sinners, we may find ourselves justifying our sins. Remember that sin is evil. It was because of sin that mankind was separated from God. It took the sacrifice of Jesus to make away for sin forgiveness. Let us not be guilty of cheapening or trampling on the blood of Christ by us entertaining sin in our lives.

Ever day pray for forgiveness of sin. Every day ask God to help you live that day avoiding sin. Determine in our hearts that we will live each day for Jesus. When we do sin, seek forgiveness and make a u-turn and turn away from sin.
Of course no person is perfect, but this does not give us a license to sin.
Betty

Acts 3:19 King 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.

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December 3, 2018
Happy Monday and Good Morning,

Made By Loving Hands

Genesis 1:27 King James Version (KJV)
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

God in His perfect love formed Adam and Eve and breathed life into them. Before God made Adam, He knew that Adam would sin against Him. God loved mankind so much, He chose to make human beings knowing that human beings would be stubborn and rebellious. Think about it like this: when we have a child, we visualize a little me. We don’t know before hand our little princess may grow up to dislike things that are important to us. Our our little junior may grow through a rough patch where they do not respect us.

God knew all the trouble mankind would cause and yet He still loved mankind. He loves us so much that He sent His Son to die for our sins. Not just to die but to be beaten and to be spit on. There is so much evil in the world today. People who not only break the laws of God, but do so publicly and with no shame. Yet God loved even these, before they took their first breath. Time after time God calls sinners home to saved them and to reconcile them to Himself. It is only when they harden their hearts and close their ears to the truth, when God gives them over to a reprobate mind.

God made us in His love. When we choose to love back and to obey His laws, the reconciliation with God is sowed. God is so patient with us. Just like a toddler learning to walk and discovering new things, so does our spiritual lives began. We mess up and we sin, and God calls back unto Himself and forgives us, mends our wounds, and shows us compassion. If we thank God for anything, let us thank Him for His perfect love for us. God knows us more then even our mates. He knows the real us, yet His love for us is a love of perfection. Let us love Him with all of our heart. Let us be willing to obey Him and seek Him with all our hearts.


Psalm 139:14 Modern English Version (MEV)
14 
I will praise you, for You made me with fear and wonder;
    marvelous are Your works,
    and You know me completely.

Betty

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December 4, 2018
Good Evening and Happy Tuesday,

Sitting here watching the lights on my tree change colors, I am reminded Christmas past. When in elementary we had a Christmas pageant in our class and we did the play about the birth of Jesus. No parent complained. These were back in the days when we recited the pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and said the Lord’s prayer together. Those days were much simpler. Teaching God and loyalty to our Country was the normal.

Now teaching kids to be loyal to God and Country are considered bad decisions. There were no drive by shootings. Talking about Jesus was acceptable. There were still crime, but youngins were protected from the news. We lived without fear.

Today loyalty is thrown out. Magazines encourage more then one sexual partner and homosexuality has gone from the back rooms to parades in the street. Austin, Texas is promoting an ordnance that would force Churches to hire homosexuals and transgender. The government choosing who is Pastor of a Church is something you would expect in China or Russia.

Anyone who does not see we are living in the end times, has their head in the sand. Christians, we must stayed prayed up. To be loyal to the Word of God will cause you difficulty. People will see you as prejudiced. God does not play around when it comes to sin. What He said was a sin 4,000 years ago, is still sin. God, Himself said sexual sins are worse because you take the sin right into your body.

“ Sexual sin defiles more than just our physical bodies (1 Corinthians 6:18). It has spiritual significance. Almost every book of the Bible renounces sexual immorality, indicating that God considers it a grave sin. Committing sexual sin is directly opposed to God’s will to sanctify us (1 Thessalonians 4:3).”

I am not going to stand on the street corner with a sign that says:”God hates gays”. God does not hate gay people. He hates the sin of homosexuality. Let us never lie about God’s Word. Speak the truth. If asked if homosexuality is a sin, say Yes. Then remind people that God wants to save lost souls. Living in sin and not repenting and turning away from sin, will send you to hell. Sadly, it is that simple. God in His Holiness cannot allow sin in to Heaven. It is that simple.

Unfortunately, there is Coming a day when we be forced to revival our beliefs. If we deny God’s truth on earth, He will deny us entrance into Heaven. Pray for courage to speak the truth of God. Pray for the soon return of Jesus.
Betty

Matthew 10:33 King James Version (KJV)
33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

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December 5, 2018
Good Evening and Happy Wednesday,

Be Not Evenness Of Another

This morning as I was getting dressed I was listening to a Christian station. They talked about how the Post Office is closed and the Stock market is closed, for the funeral for President Bush. A thought ran through my head: “that must be nice!” I was immediately corrected by God. Why should I envy the accolades of mankind? Should I not be more concerned about what God thinks of me?

The joy we will feel when enter the gates of Heaven, out weighs any joy that we can receive on earth. Remember often when someone dies, the praises people pour over their body are often said by people who cursed them when they were alive.

The relationship we have with our Lord Jesus outshines any friendship of mankind, even Kings and men and women who have high positions. The rewards from mankind or fleeting. People can be hailed in high esteem today and trashed tomorrow. People are fickle and they can change on a dime. God’s love for us is eternal.

It is so much better to live in a way that pleases the Lord. God never changes. What is important with Him today, will be important a thousand years from now.
As believers of Christ, we have an eternity of joy and peace. Let us not envy those who seem to have it all. We have the most important gift of all. A God that walks with us daily and will welcome us into Heaven. Let us rejoice in our relationship with God, and pray that are relationship grows every day.
Betty

I had about twenty five birds at my window today. Thank you, Jesus.

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December 6, 2018
Good Afternoon and Happy Thursday,

Only God Knows

Twitter is ablaze today, because President Trump and his wife did not read from paper booklet, nor did they sing. The media is falling all over themselves with ideas about why not. This accusation about someone is thinking is even in sports. Where the sports casters argue over what the player was thinking when he made a certain play.

I used to be bad about this. Judging people’s thoughts. The Holy Spirit admonished me for this. Only the person and God knows a person’s thoughts.
Yes, we are told we can judge someone by their fruits. We are not to imagine what someone is thinking and then judge them on our thoughts. We need to shut down the devil, when he leads us on that path.

The devil would love to cause disharmony among the brethren. We see this every day on the Internet. Somethings are not worth fighting about. Speak the truth, when it comes to the Scriptures, but do not nit and pick about little things. Pray for one another and lift each other up in these evil days.
Betty

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December 7, 2018
Happy Friday and Good Afternoon,

Prickly As A Cactus

We have all awaken at times and are irritable, for no reason that we can pinpoint. A saying on Facebook says:”I am so irritable that I am not even speaking to myself. Many things can cause us to be irritable: an argument with someone, not enough sleep, or chronic pain. What do we do when we feel like this? We talk to God. We pray for a change in attitude. We pray for peace of mind and heart. We love others even when we do not feel lovingly.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

The Lord God wants to give us peace. No matter how out of sorts we feel, talking to God will help us. We can tell God anything. He knows our hearts. There are things we suffer through, that we discuss with no one, to protect the guilty. We can take those situations to God. We can pour out our hearts. He will pour His Holy Spirit over our wounds and take away the pain.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

God wants us to come to Him with faith and no doubts. Surely we have know God long enough to know we come to Him, knowing that He loves us, and that we can trust in Him. We will have days of distress. We all have days of emotional or physical pain. Remember God never changes. The same God that sent His Holy Spirit to convict us of our sins and bring us into His saving Grace will help us through our dark 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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December 8, 2018
Good Morning and Happy Saturday,


There are days that are painful. Whether it is your mate or your boss, nothing you do pleases them. They are having a miserable day and they pass the misery on to you. Their pain becomes our pain. If you have a chronic disease their behavior will make you have a flair. It is easy to curl up in a ball and cry. Jesus calls us to come to Him. Take our pain, both physical and emotional and give it to Him. Jesus will bring comfort to those who suffer.

We know things don’t stay the same. Thing will get better, but through the storms of life, rest in the love of Jesus. We cannot change others, but we can lean on Lord and Savior. Pray for those that hurt us. Praise the Lord in the midst of our storm. Give Him the glory even when have to pray through our tears. The devil is fighting against Christians. It may look like He is winning, but soon Jesus will come for us.

Psalm 28:7 King 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.

Have a blessed day. Seek the face of God. Whatever our circumstances, rejoice in the goodness of God.
Betty

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December 9, 2018
Blessed Sunday and Good evening,


Cold here in the Houston area. A nice day to drink hot coffee, eat chocolates, and enjoy my Christmas tree. My tree reminds me of the days when I played an Angel with a hanger wrapped in foil in the Church Christmas pageants. Those days were much simpler then. We knew our parents loved us and protected us. We were also taught to pray. We were taught to respect adults.

Now sadly too many parents are more concerned about children’s rights. Respect is no longer an honored trait to have. Fewer children are taught about God, by their parents and Teachers are no longer allowed to talk about God. Sadly, this is reflected in the behavior of children and teams who do respect authority.

It is easy just to write off this new generation, but that is not what God wants. We need to pray for them and share the love of God with them. Until the trumpet blows, let us live for God. Working for His Kingdom until, we leave this earth. Of course we wait with great anticipation for the trumpet to blow.

May God bless each of you and your family. If you are feeling low, may God lift your spirits. If you are in pain, may God ease your pain. May it not be long, before Jesus comes for His Own.
Betty

Revelation 22:20 King James Version (KJV)
20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

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December 10, 2018
Good Afternoon and Happy Monday,

God Never Forgets

Do you ever go in a room and forget the reason you are there? Do you ever fix yourself something in the kitchen and then leave it in the kitchen? God’s children are written on Jesus’ hands and feet. Not that He is capable of forgetting. All of eternity He will wear the scars of the cost of our salvation on His body.

We are special to God. He loved us before He spoke the universe into existences. Surely we should keep our praises to God in our hearts on our lips.
Troubles come and go, but we can always trust in the love of God. We should never take the steady love Of God has for us, for granted. We should not use His forgiving heart as an excuse to sin.

Let us live each day longing to please God with our words and our actions. Pray that God will give us a sweet and kind spirit so that others will see the love of God in us. Every night we should pray that God searches our hearts for any hidden sins. Seek forgiveness every day so that when God calls His children home, there will be no hidden sin in us.

God bless each of us and our families. May it not be long until God sends Jesus to get us.
Betty

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December 11, 2018
Happy Tuesday and Good Afternoon,

Why Is God Delaying the Rapture?

The simple truth is, that He is not. While many thing have pointed to a certain date, that now has passed, God did not forget us, nor has He been putting the rapture off. The different signs we have seen have been warnings for the Church to get itself ready. God is coming back for us, this is assured as life itself.

I get excited when I watch a video that points to a certain date. There is nothing wrong with being excited about the soon coming rapture. The questions are: Am I spiritually ready? Am I seeking the face of God? Do I have hidden sins in my life?

This is the time to be seeking God more. The time to be studying His Word and not quickly reading the Bible and moving on to something else. My friends, it is no longer the time to be satisfied with scanning a passage of the Bible and doing something else. We need to be studying the Word of God. We need to be eating up the Word of God, like it is a prime piece of steak.

Let us be more concerned with pleasing our Heavenly Father. Seeking His face in these evil times. Yes, we should be praying for the soon rapture to come quickly, but let us also pray for lost souls. Pray for spiritually healing and growth in ourselves and other Christians.
Betty

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December 12, 2018
Good Afternoon and Happy Wednesday,

This is a marvelous time of year. When Christmas decorations are out almost every where. A time that seems to bring out the best in people. Of course there are always grumpy people around, but this time of the year there seems to be less of them.

There is even a song that ask, why can every day be like Christmas. Truth every day can be like Christmas, for Christians. We should be grateful every day for the birth, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. We should rejoice that Jesus has saved us from our sins.

Let us enjoy this time a year. Enjoy the beauty and the festive celebrations, but remember to be thankful for the greatest gift we have been given: salvation.
Pray not only for ourselves, but for our Military that are from home, Christians who are imprisoned for their faith, and lost souls.
Betty

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December 13, 2018
Good Evening and Happy Thursday,

Where Is God Leading Me?

Our Christian journey does not come with a map. It does not come with an itinerary. Our journey is a faith journey. Getting up every day and seeking God’s will. Often we allow chances of sharing the good news of Jesus go by, because we are not aware or not listening to the whispers of the Holy Spirit. This is why we should begin the day praying for God to guide us. I wish I could say I begin every day with prayer. I have days that it is rush-rush-rush. To my own harm, I forget to take the few minutes to pray. When I do so, God calms me down and I start the day in a better mood.

In this season of hope, we are often seem to be low on time. Let us seek the face of God everyday so that we can be aware of the opportunities, that God beings our way. Even a simple simple can change the day for someone else.
Betty
Still enjoying the birds.

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December 14, 2018
Good Morning and Happy Friday,

Looking For Our Diamonds of Joy

Listening to the chatter of the birds at the feeders makes me glad. My little diamonds of joy, a gift from God to me. There is enough bad going on the world today, to make us mourn. We must take an effort to look for our tiny diamonds of joy that God sends our way. When we do, we will be refreshed.

Throughout the day there are many gifts that God gives us, that we don’t see.
When we are listening to the voice of God we will be aware of how great God is to us. We will have a thankful heart and we will rejoice in His great love for us. Remember the old song that says:”This is the day, that the lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”?

Let us be grateful children of God. Rejoice in the days we have. Pray for lost souls. Seeking each day to find a way to serve the Kingdom of God. Yes, my friends there is so much bad in the world that our hearts weep for the innocent victims of the hatred of mankind. We should mourn for those killed for their faith in God. Mourn only a little and then rejoice knowing that are in Heaven, where God, Himself is comforting them and healing their wounds. Satan can never touch them again.

May God bless you today with His love. May He fill your hearts with joy. May He allow us to have peace in our hearts and minds, knowing our time is short and Heaven is our destination.
Betty

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December 16, 2018
Good Afternoon and Blessed Sunday,

Yesterday was a bad physically for me. Today is not much better. Having physical issues does not mean God loves us less. Often it is the days when we are suffering that we find ourselves talking to God, the most. Let us praise God everyday, good or bad.

I have been enjoying my Christmas tree and my Nativity Scene. I am reminding of so many memories of childhood. I was blessed to have a Christian mom, who raised us girls in Church. I learned about prayer from a praying mom.
I look back at so many things she did for us and the sacrifices she made for us girls.

As we enjoy parties and our families, let us remember that Jesus is the reason for the Season. One day we will see Jesus face to face. What a glorious day that will be. Today we rejoice in our relationship we have with Jesus and look forward to the perfect relationship we will have with Jesus in Heaven.
Betty

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December 17, 2018
Happy Tuesday and Good Afternoon,

Allowing Pride to Destroy Our Lives.

I was an hour late refilling the bird feeders. I was hardly in the house when the birds came to feed. The birds did not care that I was late. People on the other hand can allow pride to cause us to miss out on something good. Anger over the time waiting for a table at a restaurant can cause some to leave in a huff and others to be so angry that do not enjoy their meal . Often it is pride that makes people feel they have been slighted. Even though there is a long line, they feel personally put out.

Pride keeps many from accepting salvation. Thinking that they are such a good person that they do not need salvation. Not realizing that they were born into sin. The Bible says all have sin. The nicest and and sweetest person in the world needs salvation. People can have the attitude that they will bow to no one.
Thus their pride will send them to hell.

Pride in their sin keeps people out of Heaven, also. People can refuse to repent and stop sinning, because they have hardened their ears and heart to the Holy Spirit. Eventually the Holy Spirit will no longer speak to them. Today women take pride in their abortion. Homosexuals march in gay pride parades. Married Men and women take pride in having a lover on the side. Sinners pride keeping them from the most precious gift of all, salvation through the Name of Jesus. Sadly even some take pride in going to hell.

Let us, who are God’s children, not give into pride. Christians can take pride legalism. Pride in keeping a list of rules that they or their Church has created. This week I have been told I am in danger of hell for celebrating Christmas. People putting celebrations over the precious blood of Christ. No one will not go to Heaven for just not celebrating Christmas. Muslims are sinners and they do not celebrate Christmas. The question is not do you celebrate Christmas, but have you given your life and heart to Jesus? Is Jesus your Lord and Savior?
Betty

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December 18, 2018
Good Afternoon and Happy Tuesday,

Learning To Lean On Jesus

We live in a world that self reliance is considered a good trait. While it is true God wants us to be effective workers in our jobs, Church and homes, He wants us to lean on Him. We honor God and help ourselves, when begin each day in prayer. Praising God and seeking His guidance and help each day will not only help our day go better, but will lift our spirits. Leaning on God is a strength and not a weakness. Acknowledging our need of God’s guidance and help is an action of strength.

Pray that we know the season we are living in. Do not close your eyes to the evil that is going on around us. Instead, allow the knowledge of this evil to cause us to see our time is short. Knowing the season we are in, should increase our prayers to God. In these days, more then ever, we need to pray for direction and discernment. Pray that we are not mislead by false teaching.

Work for God and also rest in the arms of God. We will find peace when we fellowship with our Heavenly Father. Continue to pray for lost souls. Pray for the sick. Pray for more Christians to rise up and speak the truth of God in a world that needs the truth of God more then ever. May God bless each of you with His marvelous mercy, grace, and strength.
Betty

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December 19, 2018
Good Afternoon and Happy Wednesday,

Heart of Praise

Praises to God should fall from our lips without effort. We should not have to strife to praise God. Our hearts should over flow with gratitude. I found myself singing songs of praise this morning. The more we love God, the more our hearts overflow with songs of joy. Thankfully it is not about our talent for singing but our sincerity. I rarely know all the words to a song, so my praise is a melody of songs. When praises to God Come from our hearts, they are a gift to our Savior.

We come to God with praises, because the cost of salvation was severe and cruel, yet Jesus took upon Himself our sins and paid the ultimate price for our salvation. Our hearts should be filled not with self pride, but praises to Jesus.
Give glory and praise to God.

We celebrate Christmas, because if Jesus had not left the glories of Heaven, there would be no remission of our sin. The whole world would be going to hell. Let us never underestimate the value of our salvation. Our salvation was paid for by the precious blood of Christ.
Betty

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December 20, 2018
Happy Thursday and Good Afternoon,

The Value Of A Soul

We must never lose sight of the Cross. This should be a reminder of the cost of our salvation. May God help us to never live in a way that we cheapen the cost of salvation, with the way we live. If every piece of gold and every diamond and jewel were piled up in a pile, it would be worth less then the cost of the salvation of one person.

You could say that you cannot see that, but God could produce a 100 times that with just a word from His mouth. Another way to look at that, God values every person who has accepted salvation, through His Son, Jesus, more the all the gold, diamonds, and jewels on this earth. God did not send His Son to live and die for material goods. Jesus died for sinners.

We will never be worthy of salvation. God knew that and yet He still sent Jesus to die for us. Let us pray each day that we will live in a way that is pleasing to God.
Betty

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December 21, 2018
Good Evening and Happy Friday,

Rejoice In The Season,

We rejoice in the Christmas season, as more and more people are happy and laying aside the troubles to be thankful for Jesus’ birth. For Christians , it is a time to thankful for the birth of Jesus. We are grateful for our salvation. We are grateful for the loving relationship that we have with God. We remember all the many times that God has heard and answered our prayers. We should always be thankful for Jesus, but this time of the year, even more so.

Christmas Carols lightens our load and puts a spring in our step. Even when we don’t know all the words we find ourselves singing along to the radio or CD’s.
May God bring to you today a special blessing and bring your family closer in love.
Betty

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August 22, 2018,
Good Afternoon and Happy Saturday,

Answered Prayer,

Today, when we woke up, I let the dog out and then went back to bed with the dog, and hubby and I watched a video of preaching by Pastor Hagee. Not only did hubby watch with me, but he had me rewind to hear certain phrases over again. This may not seem like a big thing, but it is. There was a time when hubby would not watch Preaching videos. God reminded me of how long I prayed for hubby’s salvation, many years.

Sometimes answers take years for our prayers. When the answer come, the taste of victory is so sweet. We can depend on God. When we learn to trust the timing of God we will have peace. We must remember God sees the future. He is wise beyond our ability to comprehend.

People like me who have chronic illnesses with no cure, must put our trust in God. Whether we are healed on this earth or in Heaven we can trust in our Heavenly Father. When we are willing to accept God’s will and stop fighting and arguing with God, that is when the true peace comes. I believe in healing. I was diagnosed with leukemia as a baby and God healed me. I still believe in healing.
I am at the place in my life that I am willing for God to have His Will in my life. I am not a super Christian. It has taken 4 years of suffering to humble me, but because I am willing to accept God’s will, I am at peace.

My friends, God does hear our prayers. Let us keep our trust in God and lay aside our pride. Be willing to accept the will of God with patience and grace.
Betty

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December 24, 2018
Good Afternoon and Blessed Christmas Eve,

It is Christmas Eve, a time for us who are blessed, to be with our families. It is a bittersweet time. We miss our loved ones who are faraway and those who have passed away. We are thankful for the loved ones who are still with us. A wondrous and our lovely time.

Let us make sure we rejoice in what today stands for. The glorious birth of our Savior, Jesus. If He has not come as a babe to live and die for our sins, we would be a people of no hope. Our hope in a eternity with God in Heaven, lies in this most special birth of all births.

We look with great anticipation for the soon rapture, when we will ever be with our Heavenly Father. Let us cherish every moment this Christmas. Soon it will be a lovely memory. Let us take our time and rejoice in every moment with our family and friends. God bless you and your families.
Merry Christmas,
Betty

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December 25, 2018
Merry Christmas and Good Morning,

The Gift That Gives Us Heaven

Luke 2:10-12 King James Version (KJV)
10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, we celebrate by giving one another gifts. We spend time trying to pick just the right thing someone we love, will like. We do this in memory of One who gave the greatest gift of all; Himself. Jesus gave His life a ransom for our sins. When we are willing to humble ourselves and accept this gift, we not only have the prize ticket into Heaven, but God, Himself in the form of the Holy Spirit comes to live in our hearts.

I was blessed to invite Jesus into my heart at the age of 7. I cannot remember a time when God was not with me. A praying mom taught me that I could tell Jesus anything and everything. No prayer request was too big or too small. God is my daily companion. In my darkest hour, He kept me going. He gave me the courage to keep going, when Satan cried out for me to quit.

As the old hymn says: “What wondrous love!” When we act ugly, people turn away, but God is with us to pickup the pieces of our life. When things seem hopeless, God gives us hope. In good times, God rejoices with us. Oh, that the Name of Jesus would forever be a song of praise upon our lips. One day soon we will sing our praises to God in person. For now, let us worship Him in Spirit and Truth.
Betty

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December 27, 2018
Good Afternoon and Happy Thursday,

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. I was blessed to spend quality time with family. Time for talking and sharing of ourselves. It was a blessed reunion but even so, we look with great anticipation to the reunion we will all have in Heaven. With family and friends that have gone on before us. Of course the biggest blessing will be when we see Jesus.

This is the time we start making plans for what our New Years Resolutions.
This year let us put spending more quality time with God at the top of our list.
Prayers of worship and praise to our Heavenly Father.

Get some rest if you can. Take time for God and a little me time so you can be refreshed physically and mentally. God bless and keep you.
Betty

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December 28, 2018
Happy Friday and Good Afternoon,

Do We Live In Fear Or In The Power Of God?


1 Peter 1:5 King James Version (KJV)
5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

Our salvation is secure in the power of God. So, why is it we often feel we are going to barely make into Heaven, if we try real hard? There is no scripture that says we will go to Heaven if we are good enough or work hard enough. There is only one Heaven. There is no lesser Heaven for those who get in by the skin of our teeth. Entrance is not based on our works or our goodness. It is based on the blood of Jesus. Are we guilty of cheapening the blood by thinking that we or someone else is so bad, that even with the blood of Christ, we barely made into the gates of Heaven.

Our salvation is secure in the hands of God. When we add works as a requirement, then we are saying that the blood of Christ is not enough for salvation. If works could save, then why did Jesus have to die for our sins?
Sadly, just as there were in the days of Paul, there are those who want to add keeping the law into the requirements of salvation. What happens when we add requirements to the gift of salvation? You are saying that the blood of Jesus was not enough. Many times those who add keeping the law to requirements of salvation, the sin of pride creeps in. This is when you have those who think you are going to hell if you celebrate the birth of Christ and Easter. This leads to. Christians thinking that they are loved more for by God because of the ceremonies they keep that were for the Jews.

The law was given unto the Jews to keep them saved until Jesus died for the sins of the world. Remember when Jesus died, the curtain to the most Holy place was ripped from the top to the bottom. No longer was keeping the law of God required for salvation. Now we go the most Holy Place when we pray to Jesus. He is the Author of our salvation.

Hebrews 5:9 King James Version (KJV)
9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;

We obey God not by keeping the law but no longer sinning. When we do sin we pray for forgiveness.

1 John 2:1 King 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:

Let us refrain from adding the law to salvation. Jesus’ precious blood was and is enough to save our soul.
Betty
Blessed to have at least 25 birds today in the shrubs takin turns eating.

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December 29, 2018
Happy Saturday and Good Afternoon,

Life Is A Journey

We start out in life as a innocent baby. Each day is a journey of discovery and we grow physically and emotionally. Along the way we learn bad habits and good habits. The same with our Christian journey. We do not start out as a wise and a super Christian. Our journey takes us down in to the valleys of despair and up on the top of glorious mountains. Each day giving us a chance to grow in grace and stronger spiritually. Even our failures teach us how to fall and get back up. A chance to learn how to fail with our faith in God strong and to act in dignity. Of course there will be times that our temper wins. When our dignity goes out the door and words spurt out of our mouth that shocks us, then we are at the point that we need to humble ourselves before God and seek forgiveness. Learning humility puts to death, pride. Pride can cause many falls until we are willing to put self pride under the blood of Jesus. As Paul said, if there be any pride in us, let it be pride in our marvelous Savior.

What is our motivation for get up each day? Are we seeking to serve our Heavenly Father? Has each day become another day that we hope to limp through? Yes, my friend many of us are physically and emotionally tired. This is not the time to quit. This is the time to draw close to God. To pray that the Holy Spirit will fill us a new fire for Jesus. Pray for physical and spiritual strength so that we can finish our journey well. Pray that we bring no shame to Jesus but that we live in a way that will please God. Remember to press on toward the prize that awaits us. Our journey will soon end and we will be at peace with Jesus. Hold on to our faith looking forward to the end of our journey.
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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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December 30, 2018
Good Morning and Blessed Sunday,

I am sick with a cold and chest infection. I have to get well because I have surgery on my wrist and arm coming up. When we have physical problems, our bodies let us know through pain, feelings of weakness, and tiredness. When we have spiritual problems, the symptoms are more subtle. We lose our temper. We treat others more briskly. We become critical of others.

The best way to stay out of trouble physically is to get more rest at the first sign of trouble. The best way to deal with spiritual problems is to ask God to search our hearts daily, and daily pray for forgiveness for sins we know about and also those hidden, and read the Bible daily. God will help us if we seek His face. Praying for others, boosts our faith and teaches us compassion. Never take pleasure in another’s failures.

Let us enter into the New Year, with hope. It does not matter how evil the world has become, God is still above all and still Holy. It looks like Satan is winning and for a time, God will allow it to look like that is so. In the end the devil will be thrown into the lake of fire. Keep your eyes and trust on the Lord Almighty. He is coming soon to retrieve from this evil world, His Own.
Betty

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December 31, 2018
Good Afternoon and Happy New Years’ Eve

Celebrating The End To 2018

Tonight we celebrate the ending of 2018. There will be parties and celebrations. Hubby and this old lady will celebrate by making fudge in our pj’s. As you can see we are apart of the wild gang. Seriously, as this year comes to an end, let us take time for reflection. If you are like hubby and I, you put on a couple of pounds. That’s okay, tomorrow brings a new year.

What is important is, have we grown spiritually this year? Have we grown in patience and grace? Is our light for Jesus, shinning brighter then it was in 2017?
Does the joy of the Lord shine through us? Seek forgiveness of our sins and ask the Holy Spirit to teach us how to live in a way that is pleasing to God. Be thankful for the many blessings that God has bestowed on us. As I look out at the many tiny birds in the shrub, patiently waiting there time at the feeders, I am reminded of my need to be more patient. May God help us to treat each other tenderly and with loving kindness.

Of course we look forward to the soon coming rapture, but let us be working for Christ, until the trumpet calls us home. When we are in pain, pray for others that are in pain. When we are experiencing stress, pray for others that are experiencing stress. Praying for one another, will build up our own faith in Hod.
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January 1, 2019
Happy New Year and Good Afternoon,

New Beginnings

Today is the day that many make New Years Resolutions that by April have been laid aside. Changing our habits is a hard task. Making promises to our selves is easy but keeping the promises is hard. While we all want to live more healthy, the most important quest is to, with God’s help, grow spiritually. We have so much to gain, when we spend more time with God.

Last year is over. Do not bring bitterness from last year into this year. Forgive yourself and others. Begin this year with a clean slate. We cannot change the past. Let us work on the present. Begin each day with prayer. Praising God for another day and seeking God’s help for each day.
Betty

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January 2, 2018
Happy Wednesday and Good Afternoon,

“You Are My Hiding Place”

Since I got in the 60’s age bracket, I find myself easily rattled. It does not take a big issue but several problems in a row, confuses me. I forgot how to use my Christmas coffee pot. My Doctor’s phone is not ringing and suddenly I am confused about what I am supposed to be doing. After struggling mentally, I stoped and talked to God. God gives us peace when our minds are befuddled.
We can rest in His presence and when we do, He helps us remember. Now, I am relaxed and drinking my coffee. God understands our issues even when others cannot understand us.

The Lord wants us to come to Him for help. Nothing is too small or too big for God. It is raining here and yet the shrubs are filled with tiny birds. My heart is pleased when I watch the birds. God knows our hearts. He knows what pleases us. Do we talk to God every day? Of course God wants to hear our request, but do we talk to God, offering unto Him, our praises? Do we express our thankfulness for each new day? It is easy to become busy but we are so blessed when we talk to God through the day.
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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January 3, 2019
Happy Thursday and Good Afternoon

Satan Knows Us

Satan and his demons knows us very well. They know which buttons to push to cause us to sin. We, also need to know our own weaknesses. If we become easily rattled when we do not have enough rest, we try to get more rest. There will be times that we are not able to get enough rest. This is when seek the face of God and ask Him to surround us with His love and protection. When we do lose our temper, we apologize to those around us and seek forgiveness from God.

Satan and his demons also knows our fears. We can defeat Satan by putting our complete trust in God and His abilities. We remind ourselves of the many times that God has protected us in the past. We read of the many miracles that God performed in the past and remember God has not lost any of His powers. We need not fear losing our salvation. The same God who saved us is able to keep us. When we do sin, we seek forgiveness.

While it is true Satan and his goons knows us, God has known us before we were even born. We need to seek to know God more. We do this by talking to God in prayer and by studying His Word. The more we seek God, the less we will be tempted to listen to the lies of Satan. Pray throughout the day for yourself and your families, our Military, first responders, Missionaries, persecuted Christians, and lost souls. As we can see, we have a lot to talk to God about.
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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January 4, 2019
Good Afternoon and Happy Friday,

“Settle Down”

When we heard these words as a kid, we knew we were in trouble. Whether we were wrestling with a sibling or just running and screaming through the house, we knew our parents wanted us to be quiet. Sometimes we need to tell ourselves to settle down. We can be worrying and imagining all kinds of things in our mind.

I am having an MRI today on my arm. My mind goes with the thought they will find nothing and it is all in my head. This thought doesn’t make sense because the Doctor felt the growth. Then my brain goes the opposite corner, fears that it could be serious. Then the sweet Holy Spirit reminds me gently to trust God. Whatever happens, God is with me. This MRI will tell the Doctor what to expect when he operates. “Settle down” I tell myself, relax my mind and trust in God.

There are many things going on in this world that should worry us if we are a people without hope. We do have hope. We have a relationship with the One who spoke the universe in to existence. When fear comes let us settle into the arms of God and trust in Him.
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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January 5, 2019
Good Afternoon and Happy Saturday,

Is My Faith Strong Enough?

There is an old song that says “if I never had a problem, I would not know that He can solve them”. Trials often are test for our benefit. Teaching us that God is always with us. That through our faith in God we can sustain the fires of the devil. God has never promised us a life of ease. Remember Jesus said if people hate us then we are to remind ourselves that the world hated Jesus.

A friend of mine is under attack, physically. A Pastor and a watchman who shares his teaching on Facebook and YTube. God is using him in mighty ways and he is under attack from the devil. Yet he is continuing to work for God through his pain and discomfort. There are those who have this idea we can claim and grab it. That we can speak healing and be healed. Yes, yes I believe in healing. Sometimes God uses us through our illness instead of healing us. This said I believe in praying for healing. God is not a puppet that we demand what we want and get it. We pray for His will.

We should be determined to serve God in whatever circumstances we are in. Looking at our source and our comforter, our Heavenly Father, we walk through each day, trusting in God. Knowing at the end of God we are secure in the loving arms of God. As Christians, let us pray for one another and build each other up with promises from God’s Word. This life is temporary. One day we will be in a body that knows no pain and no sorrow. Until that day let us be willing to allow God to use us for His glory. Pray for my friend, Scotty. Thank you,
Betty

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January 6, 2019
Good Morning and Blessed Sunday,

It has been a very long night. Very little sleep. Not trusting myself to drive this morning because of lack sleep. Friday I had the MRI and was so exhausted I slept. Last night I was in too much pain to sleep. I did jigsaw puzzles and a color by number app most of the night. I sang songs of encouragement in my head and found peace. When we offer up praise to God we are rewarded with encouragement and peace of mind. We are blessed when we praise God in the midst of our pain and stress. What a mighty God we served that He is concerned about us, when we are in distress!

We do not always get instant relief and after several hours I had to give up and take pain medication, but my faith in God was blessed by God giving me peace of mind. Never give up on God, for He never gives up on us. Sometimes we have long and lonely nights. There are even nights that we must do as King David did and encourage ourselves in the Lord. When we are willing to praise God like Paul and Silas, through the pain, we will be blessed by a hope that gets us through the night of despair into the light of a new day and a new morning.

Our hope is not in ourselves or others but a God who suffered more then we can imagine to reconcile Himself to sinful humans. Soon we will be with Jesus where there will be no long painful nights. Where we will live in new glorified bodies. Until then, my friends, pray that we can serve God with dignity and grace and that we bring no shame to Jesus.
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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January 7, 2019
Good Afternoon and Happy Monday,

At the end of a year, we often hear people say “I Hope next year is better, then this year”. When a person does not have a relationship with God, Hope accomplishes as much as wishing on the first star of the night. With the way the world is embracing the devil’s ways, there is little hope for a better year. We need not to hope or wish on the first star. When we are a child of God, we can trust Him to walk daily with us. He will not forsake us or leave us.

2018 was filled with evil and evil people who took pride in their evil ways. I shutter at the thought of what evil will fill the streets and airways, this year. Then I am reminded that I am not alone. God will walk through every day with me. He will sustain me and encourage me and keep me standing in these evil times.

The devil will seek to make us fearful. He will seek to shut us up. Today more then ever, the world needs the truth. Pray for lost souls. God may not always use us to reach those that are are the closest to us, pray always for our lost loved ones and friends. Pray for God to send someone into their lives that they will listen to.

James 5:16 King James Version (KJV)16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

When we grow weak, lean more on Jesus. God knows us better then anyone and He loves us with a perfect love. He sees our struggles. He knows our pain. The closer we walk with Jesus, the more we will be at peace. We can sing praises to God in the midst of our pain. We need not hope for a better year, but put our hope in trust in God so He will be with us through this year. Fear not, but trust in 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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January 8, 2018

I had a busy day today getting the pre-op work done. Just checking in to let you know I am okay. Will let you know when I get a surgery date. God is good and I am still blessed.
Betty

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January 9, 2018
Good Afternoon and Happy Wednesday,

My son and daughter-in-law gave me a glass humming bird hanging from a string. I have it hanging from the window blind by my chair. It looks like the bird is in flight. Do you ever watch the birds and wonder where they just came from? What did they see on their flight? Do they look at us humans and feel sorry for us, that we are trapped to land by gravity? I find it fun to allow my mind to wander sometimes.

There are many things that we do not understand about our world. Many things bring pleasure and fun thoughts. What is not fun is the way the evil has grown in this world. The Lord Jesus warned us with His own words the evil that would be ramped up in the last days. Yet, actually living in these days is unsettling and painful. What we should not do is panic. God is with us. He walks through these days with us. We need not fear the days but completely trust in God. Keep our faith in our anchor, God’s Holy Word and our eyes on the Lighthouse, Jesus.

Satan will attempt to discourage us, but run to Jesus. Satan is a liar. He often mixes up just enough truth in His lies to confuse us. Test every Spirit with the Word of God. God will sustain us through these days. Pray that we do not lose heart, nor our faith in God, weaken.
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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January 10, 2019
Happy Thursday and Good Afternoon,

Eyes Shut and Heads Hiding In The Sand

We can get so caught up in our own little space in the world that we do not see the evil growing like the old saying: “Fast as a bat out of hell”. On the Steven Colbert show with Oprah on the show, they reduced God to a cartoon that looked like Jim Carry high on drugs. God joking that He had to use His wife credit card to charge campaign material for Oprah to run for President. Joking that Jesus would be so impressed that God met Oprah. Turning the God of the universe in to a tasteless joke, while the live audience laughing like this was a hoot.

Christians should see this and our hearts should break. Comedians seem to have gone past any kind of decency in order to be funny. So sad that they do not see the dangerous line they have crossed in order to be funny. It is not just comedians who do not value their own souls. Politicians are willing to sale their own souls for positions of power. This world is spinning into hell fasting then a roller coaster high on drugs. Sadly, too many Christians are watching this and feel nothing. No sadness and no fear for those who are rushing into hell with no guilt and no sign of a conscious.

I do not know what is worse. People who no longer believe in God or people who have recreated God into a passive being with limited power who embraces the sins, this world holds dear, as the people do today. Those of us who believe the truth, should tremble at the sight of a world that is no longer avoiding sin but turning sin in to a shrine of honor.

My friends, I realize we cannot change the world but we should open our eyes and stop hiding from the truth. When we see how truly evil this world is we should run to God. Seek His protection for ourselves and our families that we do not allow ourselves to be overcome by evil. If we are not careful we can become comfortable with evil. We can even begin to laugh at jokes that should scorch our conscious. Pray that we be so sealed up with the truth of the Gospel and God’s Holy Word, so that we can recognize evil. Only God knows how much more evil this world will become, before the rapture. Stay so close to God that we can smell evil so that we are not be tempted to want to ever want to be apart of the evil that passes for comedy into days world. Take a stand for the truth. Refuse to compromise our faith. Better to be seen as fuddy-duddy then to embrace evil.
Betty

Luke 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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January 11, 2018
Happy Friday and Good Afternoon,

Christian Journey Is Not A Solo Trip

Those of us who are lucky to have fur babies, know how they are capable of knowing when we do not feel our best. They will give us lots of kisses and get close to us in an attempt to comfort us. It is easy to draw into ourselves and hide our discomfort. We rationalized that no one wants to hear our woes. Besides, we feel like a failure as a Christian if we complain. We can even refuse to talk to God about our issues for fear that He will think we complain too much. So we muscle on and hide our discomfort behind a smile.

It is interesting to note that nowhere in the Bible does God tell His children to grin and bear it, to pretend everything is just peachy in our lives, or act like we have grown beyond pain and depression. While it is true that we do not want to be a person that complains all the time, there is nothing wrong for asking for prayer. God wants us to always realize that we can talk to Him about anything in our lives. If it is bothering us, it is a big enough problem to discuss with God.

We can even be so self sufficient that we do not even ask our mate to help us. My hubby gets aggravated at me for picking up something to heavy, rather then ask for help. It is not a weakness to know our limitation. Nor is it a weakness to seek God’s help. God has called us to walk with Him daily and not try to be super Christian on our own. Is there really such a thing as a super Christian? Are we not meant to be walking our life’s journey with guidance from the Holy Spirit, reliance on God, and encouragement from one another? Let us remember this is a journey with our Heavenly Father and not a solo trip.
Betty
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January 12, 2019
Happy Saturday and Good Afternoon,

I finished reading a novel last night that was about a group of people who left civilization to get away from evil. The leader became so obsessed with keeping the people under his control that under the guise of ‘religion’ he became more evil then the society they left behind. Do you remember what Jesus said about the soul that got rid of a demon and cleaned itself up only to have the demon return with even more demons? It is not enough to get rid of evil. We must allow God to fill our hearts with His Holy Spirit.

We must shun evil and we must embrace God and His ways. If you do a study of cults, you will find the leaders will get rid of all Bibles. The cult members are depraved of proper rest and food until they are so weak that they embrace the teaching of the leader. He or she become their God. The leader dictates the morals of the group. One of my favorite Pastor used to say: ‘verify everything I say with the Bible’. It does not matter how wonderful a person is, if they preach teaching that is contrary to the Bible, run from them.

Sadly, today many great teachers have left the truth of the Gospel to teach a different Gospel. Jesus came to die because of sin. He is now, not teaching a new Gospel that embraces sin. Nowhere in the Bible did Jesus say that He came to earth so that we could be wealthy. This new teaching that is politically correct, that embraces sin is a lie from the devil. Many crimes have been done under the banner of religion. This is the time for Christians to embrace the truth of the Gospel and flee the lies of the devil.

When we come close to God and embrace His teaching, we may not be popular, but neither was Jesus. What we will be, is at peace. When you reject lies from the devil and embrace the truth of God, you will be at peace. Let us not take pride in our relationship with God but be humble and pray for those who have gotten caught up in false teaching.
Betty

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January 14, 2010
Good Afternoon and Happy Monday

In The Last Days


2 Peter 3:3-10 Modern English Version (MEV)
3 Know this first, that there shall come scoffers in the last days who walk after their own lusts, 4 and say, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things have continued as they were since the beginning of the creation.” 5 For they willingly ignore that, by the word of God the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed standing out of the water and in the water, 6 by which the world that then existed was flooded with water and perished. 7 But by the same word, the heavens and the earth that now exist are being reserved for fire, kept for the Day of Judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
8 But, beloved, do not be ignorant of this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slow concerning His promise, as some count slowness. But He is patient with us, because He does not want any to perish, but all to come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat. The earth also and the works that are in it will be burned up.

My friends do not think we above the devil putting evil or discouraging thoughts in our heads. When I was getting dressed today, I was thinking about the return of Jesus and a thought went through my head, that made me feel ashamed. The devil reminding me of how many years I have been looking for the rapture and yet it has not happened. We can easily become discouraged. The devil reminding us how many years we have talked about and wanted so badly for the rapture and yet here we are still, waiting. The Bible warns us that there will be those who will scoff and even laugh about the thought of the rapture. People thinking and saying that the Church has been talking so many years about the return of Jesus and scoffing that we are still waiting for an event that has not happened. Saying aloud that if Jesus was coming surely, He would have come by now.

REMEMBER, God has been so patient with the world out of His love of mankind. Giving time for those to repent and accept salvation. Let us not mistake His patience for indifference nor His kindness for lack of attention. Jesus is coming for His Church. Do not turn from your hope in Christ. Do not grow weary in doing good. Do not give up. Keep our eyes on Jesus and our hands to the plow. He is coming. Do not let our hope of glory die. Instead rejoice for each day we have to work for the Kingdom of God and keep our eyes looking up. The rapture is going to happen, let us not lose our crown, giving to those who love the return of Jesus to discouragement from the devil.
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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January 15, 2019
Happy Tuesday and Good Afternoon,

I am overwhelmed today. We has a long day at the VA yesterday. The plan was to rest today, but we ended taking down the Christmas Tree. The big issues was finding a place for the tree and Christmas ornaments. So I am exhausted. Yet in my time of physical discomfort and physical pain, I feel a sweetness of the Holy Spirit. It is almost like God is giving me a big bear hug. I feel so blessed at the moment.

I am so grateful when God let’s me know that He sees my situation and is with me. May we never forget the mercies of God. May we be grateful children. My prayer is for every one who reads this to receive an extra dose of the love of our Heavenly Father.
Betty

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January 16, 2019
Happy Wednesday and Good Afternoon

Crowded Spaces

We took the tree down yesterday. I already miss it, but the room is less crowded. The tree was in the corner of my side of the room, so my area was really crowded. It is almost like I can breathe better now, that I can see the window again.

Our lives can become so crowded by errands and jobs, that we have little time for our spiritual health. We can literally smother our spirituality under chores. God wants us to put Him first. When I worked I had to be at work at 6:30. I found to my surprise, when I got up early enough to pray and read the Bible, my day went better. It was not a long time with God, but putting Him first in my day that helped develop a better relationship with God.

The last year I have had a hard time making it to Church. Far too many nights that I do not sleep. When I do not sleep all night, I am afraid to drive . I am going to try something new this Saturday night. The reality is no matter what stage we are in our lives, the devil will try to weaken us spiritually. Even when we are physically or emotionally weak, we can still draw closer to God. I have been able to listen to good Bible preaching on YTube. I have a dear friend named, Scotty that preaches live several times a week. He is such a blessing to me.

If we seek God, He will reach out to us in miraculous, ways. Let us never give up. Hold on to God. He will sustain us no matter what stage of life we are in. With the help of the Lord even those like me who walk with a cane, can finish the race with honor.

Hebrews 12:2 King James Version (KJV)
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Let us pray that we finish our race in a way that God will be pleased. The Lord is so gracious to us, let us live our lives out of our love for Him, to bring honor to His Glory.
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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