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Betty Louise
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January 18, 2019
Good Afternoon and Happy Thursday,

Waiting

Waiting seems like wasted time. Whether it is waiting on a delivery or a repairman, it ties up our time. Fear that as soon as we start something the door bell will ring. It is different when waiting for God. We can use the time wisely. We can pray. We can seek to encourage others and we can study the Bible.

A deliver or repairman can get tied up in previous job, which makes them late. There is always a reason why God seems to us to be late. Maybe He is preparing our hearts for His answers. Maybe He is working behind the scenes putting everything in motion.

Are we willing to wait on God’s perfect timing? In our hearts, we know His way is best, His timing is also best. As we wait let us try to cease from begging for an answer and begin praising Him for an answer. Sometimes God says no. Sometimes He says not yet. Sometimes He says yes. When we completely trust God to know best, then we can accept His plans with peace in our hearts and minds.
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 18, 2019
Happy Friday and Good Afternoon,

We Are Not Without Hope

Psalm 39:7 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

I listened to a Pastor on YTube yesterday talking about how evil is growing steadily in the world. Jesus told us these things would be this way in the last times. One reason is the world is reaping the evil that they have been sowing since abortion became legal. There is also another reason that the Lord God is allowing evil to abound. It is to wake up His children to His soon return. He is giving us the chance to stop coveting what the world has and instead begin longing with great anticipation for the soon return of Jesus.

The more we long for the return of Jesus, the more our eyes will be on Jesus. There is nothing this world has that is more precious than the return of Jesus for His Own. No person, leader or friend can be our complete hope. God is our true hope. We can call on Him to be with us in all circumstances. Our faith is secure in the hands of the Lord. He will never drop us and no one can snatch us out of the hands of God.

Romans 8:38-39 King 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.

Let us rejoice in our hope of Glory and live peacefully because we know our Redeemer and we know He is our hope.
Betty

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January 19, 2019
Good Afternoon and Happy Saturday,


The wind is howling. If you add darkness and creepy music, we would be in a horror movie. Many places in the world, Christians are living in a horror movie. 29 Christians were burned alive for refusing to renounce their faith. Christians are being beheaded for their faith. We should be praying for persecuted Christians all over the world.

When pray for the soon return of Jesus we are also praying for the rescue of those in prison for their faith. Even in America we can see that the crowds are turning against Christians. It’s okay to be a Christian in Canada and America as long we embrace any sin that is popular. If not, we are radical Christians. The Pope says it is dangerous to have a personal relationship and Mary forgives sin. Soon even the Pope will say those who pray to Jesus are radicals.

We can see the changes in the world. This is the time we need to draw closer to Christ, study the Bible, and listen to good Bible teaching and preaching. We do not want to give into the world’s lies that we can get saved through Mary. Nor buy into the lies that God has changed His mind about what is sin. If we stay close to God, He will sustain us in these last days.
Betty

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January 20, 2019
Good Afternoon and Happy Sunday,

When I Fail

Had a bad week, this last week, sleeping. To make sure I made it to Church I took a pill to sleep. Unfortunately, I was exhausted and over slept. I was so disgusted at myself for over sleeping. I thought of what Paul said:

Romans 7:15 King James Version (KJV)
15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

We fail God many times. It is not that we set out to fail, but we do give into temptation, yet God is merciful and forgives us. The devil loves to jump on our failure and tries to convince us that God is giving up on us. We know if we feel convicted, then we know that God has not given up on us. As long as His Holy Spirit convicts us that God is still working on us. Let us not give up on God. He is our loving Father, our provider, our sustainer, our Lord and Savior of our souls. Bless His Holy Name.
Betty

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January 21, 2019
Happy Monday, and Good Afternoon

“Come Out Of Her”

Revelation 18:4 King James Version (KJV)
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

While I know that there are Christians in the Catholic Church, I honestly believe that God is calling Christians to leave the Catholic Church. Why? Simply because the new Pope is leaving Christianity and promoting Christislam. More and more the Pope is leaving Christianity behind, to be PC. Last year,he said that having a personal relationship with Christ is dangerous. Notice, he did not say it was impossible to have a relationship with Christ. Even the Pope knows the truth. Recently the Pope has said that God has given Mary the power to forgive sins. That is not Biblical. Last year the Pope said that the Muslims serve the same God as Christians. That is a lie from the devil. While he said that Muslims and atheists are going to Heaven, he said that you could not be a Christian, and not be under the umbrella of the Catholic Church.

The reason this Pope is taking these stands is to appease the Muslim Community. The Muslims love Mary but reject Jesus as God. I am not saying I know the future, but I can see the Catholic Church moving further and further away from Christ. Soon it will be the worship of Mary and Allah. Why is it important to leave the Catholic Church? The more you listen to lies the more you begin to accept them.

I feel the same about Churches who embrace sin. If your Pastor is preaching from the pulpit that God has changed and what was once sin is no longer sin, run from that Church. Again the more you hear a lie the more likely you are to accept the lie.

My friends we are in the last days. Let us not feed our souls with lies from the devil. We have come to far to turn back now. Let us pray that God will guard our hearts from false teaching and preaching. My friends we cannot ask God to guard our hearts then make a choice to sit under false teaching week after week.
Pray for your Catholic friends. Pray for those who have fallen into preaching and teaching that is contrary to the Bible.

This was hard to write. The devil fought me almost every sentence. We are too close to the return of Jesus to be embracing the lies of the devil.
Betty

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January 22, 2019
Good Afternoon and Happy Tuesday,


Entertainers, Politicians, And Celebrities

It seems to be an expert on Christianity today, means to remove verses from the Bible, that offend you. Entertainers, Politicians, and Celebrities are weighing in on what a true Christian is. Chelsea Clinton says if you do not believe in abortion, you cannot be a Christian. Lady Gaga says Vice-President Pence is a bad Christian for being against gay marriage and abortion . Everyday it seems a new person is coming out against what the Bible says.

Too many are not going to the Bible to learn what is acceptable to God but listening to the world’s so called elite. When we stand before God for judgement, it will be the Word of God that condemns us. What the world thinks will not convict us, nor will it save us. God’s Holy Word last forever. God has not written a new version of the Bible to appease the world. Remember the Bible says in the last days what is good will considered bad and what is bad good.

Isaiah 5:20 ESV Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!

1 Timothy 4:1 ESV Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons

1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 But test everything; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.

Listening to the world’s ideas of Holiness may make you acceptable to the world, but it will condemn your soul. We gain Heaven when we accept God’s plan of salvation and we live for Him. Living to please the world, only brings temporary happiness and a eternity in hell. Living for God and His ways will soon make us hated by the world. Some will consider us bad Christians. Some will feel sorry for us. What God thinks, is all that matters.
Betty

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January 23, 2019
Good Morning and Happy Wednesday,

God Is Trust Worthy

I have surgery in the morning on my elbow and wrist. I am putting my trust in God that everything will be okay. When we have an important test, job interview, or health issue we reach out to God and we should. The reality is that God is with us every day and every minute. We can trust in Him to get us through the day and night.

So why do bad things happen to us? Truth is we do have troubles, accidents, and we do have health issues. If The rapture is delayed, many my age will go to Heaven through the river of Death. Even through death, God is with us. He walks with us through life and will be with us in death. This is why we need not live in fear. Fear does come, but when it does, we talk to God.

We should live each day for God and trust Him to guide us and be with us. One day we will be with a God in the glories of Heaven, where nothing bad can touch us again. So let us rejoice in the joy of the Lord and lay our fears down at the feet of the cross.
Betty

Matthew 28:20 King James Version (KJV)
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.


Isaiah 41:10 (KJV) Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

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Home from hospital. Surgery went well. Doctor said the mass at my elbow was lying on top of a tendon and that is why there was so much pain. Wrist surgery went well, too. Praise God.
Betty

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January 25, 2019
Good Afternoon and Happy Friday,

Let My Soul Rejoice In the Lord

Psalm 32:11. Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous ones; And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.

Our prayer should be that we rejoice in the Lord, always. In good times, in pain, in good health, in sorrow and in times of joy, may our hearts still be filled with joy of the Lord. Remember that happiness and joy are not the same. Happiness comes and goes but the joy of the Lord is eternal. We may say that today I do not feel joy. What do we do about that? We begin to praise the Lord, in prayer songs. As we praise the Lord, our hearts begin to fill up with the joy of the Lord. When we bless God, He in-turn blesses us.

The joy of the Lord we have today, is just a taste of the joy to come in Heaven. There we will never be no sorrow, pain, sadness or depression again. God has not called us to a life overflowing with wealth and constant worldly victories. He does provide our needs. This life should be about our service to God. In His love He gives us gifts and often provides not only our needs but many of our desires. For instance I had desired a quilt. I got one from my sister Christmas before last and one last Christmas from my daughter. Only a God knew my desire, I had told not even told my husband. But through the love of my sister and daughter, God provided the desire of my heart. I am doubly blessed.


I had my surgery yesterday. As expected not feeling so well today. I am blessed to not only make it through surgery but now it is behind me. Thank you for your prayers.
Betty

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January 26, 2019
Happy Saturday and Good Afternoon,

I just saw a male red cardinal fly to the bird feeder. My diamond of joy. If we look around where we are and we open our eyes and heart we will see that we are blessed. From my chair I see my two hanging birds, gifts from my children and their families. On my curio cabinet are willow tree angels that were given to me from family members and my best friend. Little reminders that I am loved and cared for.

If we search our minds, we will remember many, many times that God has blessed us over the years. The times that He held us together through tragedies.
God has stood with us through our years and is with us ,that have grown older, even still. It is easy to become so focused on the present situation that we forget the many mercies of God through out our past.

We know where God stands? Where do we stand? Is our love for God, still strong? Are we still listening to His voice? Do we trust God’s truths over the lies of the world? We should ask God regularly to search our hearts. When we find ourselves leaning to the world’s idea of morals, we should go back to the Bible and remind ourselves of the truths of God.

I pray that God will fill us with His Holy Spirit that we may be protected from the lies of the devil. That our hearts would be so overflowing with love for God that we can stay focused on Him. We live in a world where evil is growing, but remember we are filled with the Spirit of God, who knows no evil. If we trust in God and walk in His ways, He will protect us from evil.
Betty

Feeling worse today. Probably expected now that the gas from surgery is wearing off. I appreciate your prayers.

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January 27, 2019
Blessed Sunday and Good Afternoon,

When a rock hits the windshield of your car, it often makes a tiny mark. If we ignore the mark it begins to spread and soon can even spread all across the windshield. This is how sin works in our lives. We start out with a tiny sin. If we seek forgiveness right away the Satan is stopped in his tracks. Too often we just make excuses for our sin. We hide the sin away and go about our business. We do not realize that just with the rock, we have opened the door to sin. If we are not careful we soon allow more sin to move into our lives. With each new sin, making excuses for our behavior.

Each new sin seems to be a little worse and before we know we are shocked at how low we have allowed ourselves to fall. We can find ourselves saying words we never thought would come out of our mouths. We can find ourselves in places that we have never been before. Soon we are like the world embracing sin and making arguments defending sin. Our eyes are no longer focused on Christ. We have become a people pleaser, justifying sin so that we do not offend others.

God still loves us. He is calling us back to His truths. Stop justifying sin and accept the truths of God. Seek forgiveness and pray for courage to speak the truth in a world that does not want to hear the truth. Pray for a revival in our hearts so that not only the love of God floats out to others, but that we are able to speak the truth in love.
Betty

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January 28,2019
Happy Monday and Good Afternoon,

God of Heaven, Rise Up

Psalm 94:2 New International Version (NIV)Rise up, Judge of the earth;
    pay back to the proud what they deserve.

This week we saw people in New York,laughing, smiling, proud as peacocks over passing a bill to allow women to get an abortion at nine months. I could go into graph details of how horrific that procedure is, that late in the pregnancy, but I will spare you that image.

This is evil beyond any evil. When I was a child and read of how in history, children were sacrificed to idols, I could not fathom how any mother could do this. Make no mistake, this children are being sacrificed. Sacrificed for selfish reason. The devil has taken this horrid evil and made it a choice for women. How low has a society reached, when killing their own baby is a right of freedom they cherish?

Psalm 94:16-23 King James Version (KJV)
16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
17 Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.
18 When I said, My foot slippeth; thy mercy, O Lord, held me up.
19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?
21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
22 But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.
23 And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the Lord our God shall cut them off.

The Lord of Heaven is not blind to this evil that takes place every day, all around the world. The blood of these babies call out to God. God, Himself, will revenge them. The world has become so obsessed with this sin, that in their eyes, women against abortion, are women who are against other women. Standing against abortion will not make you popular. Remember, God did not call us to be popular on this earth.

God will rise up and He will punish these who have taking joy in the writing of a bill for the killing of babies. Do not mistake the patience of God as weakness. New York may face judgement for the sins of her leaders. Pray for Christians in New York. Pray for all in this Country who stand up for life.
Betty

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January 29, 2019
Happy Tuesday and Good Afternoon,

The Iniquities of This World Overwhelm Her

Isaiah 64:7-8 King James Version (KJV)
7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
8 But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

The sins of this world stink to the high Heavens. No longer do we hide in shame but we exalt ourselves in sinful pride, even rejoicing in our sins. How long will God withhold judgement to a world that blasphemes God and celebrates the death of babies? We make excuses for murder? We make excuses for voting on those we know, whose platform is standing on sin. We have no excuse. We cannot claim surprise, when they vote for gay marriage and abortion.

No longer content to kill the baby in the womb and celebrating gay pride, they now want to confuse little children. Some states allowing kindergarten children to be taught that there is more than two genders. If you were going in the dog breeding industry, would you not purchase a male and female? How many puppies would you have with two of the same sex puppies?

We march for equality for females and then turn around and say that a child is not born male or female. We confuse our children by allowing them to dress in clothing for the opposite gender, that they were born with. I read a post on Facebook that said how can we defend our Country in war when we do not even know what bathroom to use.

We villainies Police Officers and our Military. Those who put their lives on the line to protect us, we treat with disrespect. If we continue in this direction, our youth will refuse to serve as protectors of this Country. We have shut God out of our Country. We have no respect for the Police and Military. If our Country is attack, who we call to save us?
Betty

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January 30, 2019
Happy Wednesday and Good Afternoon,

Good News, No Longer Good

The Gospel of Christ is the Good News. Jesus came to this earth to live and die for our sin. What could be better news then that? For the most part, everybody wants to go to Heaven. Far too many people want to be saved for Heaven, but live in their sins. True salvation is not just confessing our sins, it is turning from our sins, and going in a different salvation.

It is like being saved from a burning house and then going back in the burning house and sitting down. The fireman did his best, so your blood is not on his hands. We may feel bad about our sins but if we refuse to leave our sins, we are not saved. Of course true Christians may go back to the sin, but they are convicted and they leave their sin. When we choose to stay in our sins, our desire for our sins, is stronger then our desire to be saved.

Jesus said you cannot serve two masters. You can choose to serve God or self. Choosing self is serving the devil. Heaven is eternal and the pleasures you obtain from sin are fleeting. How many celebrities have we seen live for the devil for fame. In their younger days they are happy and great looking, but when the devil is finished with them, they look ragged and ugly. Pleasure and youth only last so longer. Christians , the world may not know our name. We may not have money or fame, but the God of the universe know us by name and knows our hearts and minds. The joy of Heaven is for eternity.
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 31, 2019
Happy Thursday and Good Afternoon,

“Sing With Me, How Great Is Our God”

When we watch what is happening around the world, we see that evil is growing more and more. While we must not hide our head in the sand and become oblivious to what is happening around us, we must not forget the greatness of the God of Heaven.

God, in His great love for mankind, has not only provided a way of salvation, but when we become saved, He adopts us as sons and daughters. How close we are to God, is up to us. Are we Sunday only Christians? Do we choose to keep God at arms link? Do we want to want to have a daily relationship with God? There is a cost to a close daily relationship. God may call us to speak up for truth in a world that no longer wants to hear the truth.

A relationship with a man and woman grows sweeter as they begin to trust each other with their heart and thoughts. When we draw close to God and communicate with Him daily, the sweeter our relationship grows. We can talk to God about everything. He will not make fun of us or say to us that our ideas are stupid.

The closer we grow to God, the more our hearts will sing of the greatness of God. Singing praises to God, will strengthen our faith in God. When we trust and obey God, He will fill our lives with joy.
Betty

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February 1, 2019
Happy Friday and Good Afternoon,

Firecracker

We do not jump out of the bed, everyday, like a firecracker, excited to get to working for Jesus. We let the dog out and stumble to the kitchen for a cup of coffee. After we inhaled enough energy juice we begin to wake up. Then slowly we begin our day. And soon we remember to pray that God will guide and use us this day for His glory.

God knows us. He knows all of our characteristics and flaws. Yet in His mercy He chose us. He did not die for perfect people. He died for sinful and flawed people. He still loves His children, even though we have a tendency to wander from Him. He loves us in spite of our tempers. This is not a excuse to sin, but a reminder that God loves us even when we sin. If we are truly His child, we will repent and turn from sin.

Today we will be a day that I need to stay in, for my health sake. This does not give me a license to do nothing for God. We can listen to His Word and Preaching online now. If we are on Facebook, we can see people requesting prayer and pray for them. In these last days, may God find us working for Him. Praying for others is a privilege.
Betty

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February 2,2019
Happy Saturday,

Finding strength in today’s world, can be a chore. When we go to God, He will strengthen us physically and emotionally. We often forget that God wants us to take our issues to Him. God loves us. He wants us to trust Him with all hearts. It is tempting to hide our problems, but all Christians have problems. We can stop trying to be perfect and instead try to obedient children of God. Do not be afraid to ask fellow Christians to pray for us. It is a blessing to pray for one another.
Betty

Isaiah 41:10 King James Version (KJV)
10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

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February 3, 2019
Blessed Sunday and Good Afternoon,

I was blessed to make it to Church this morning. Still having pain, but healing. It is such a blessing when we can get with fellow believers, and praise God in unity. Remember if for health reasons or lack of transportation, you can find good preaching on YTube. Just make sure they preach the truth of the Gospel.

When we offer up praise to God, He rewards us with joy and peace. When we are blessed then we can offer the gift of encouragement to others. We can be used by God help fellow believers. God needs us to be willing to share His love with others, when we do, He will bless us.

Let us continue to pray for our lost loved ones and friends. Pray for fellow Christians that we will continue you to grow in grace and faith. May God bless and keep you.
Betty

Proverbs 3:5-6 King James Version (KJV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

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February 4, 2019
Happy Monday and Good Afternoon,

Big Bang to Nothing

When Schools started teaching the Big Bang theory they changed the morals of the world. I was in elementary when that lie, first made textbooks. Then both the Big Bang theory and Creation was taught us theories. Soon Creation left the text books and only the Big Bang theory was taught.

What is so bad about the Big Bang theory, is that mankind has no purpose. If mankind was made by accident, then there is no higher power. If there is no higher power then mankind has no divine purpose. This has led to mankind being selfish and self serving. Living only for what they desire and the morals they are comfortable with. Sadly the world’s standard of morals has gotten lower and lower. Blinded by Satan, the world embraces the sins that Satan promotes. Congress tried to remove the oath “under God”, from the oath. Some members of Congress even booed God.

We are no accident. God had a purpose for every person born on this earth. Sadly, most people live not for God, but have forsaken God in their drive to obtain power, fame, and money. Denying God and in so denying a purpose for their lives. Even worse some have taken on Satan’s agenda as their purpose. Choosing sins as their purpose and the promotion of sin as their calling.

As Christians, we look around at the sins and schemes of the world and we can only pray for the soon return of Jesus for His Own. Remember though, as much as we long to be with Jesus in Heaven, we still have Godly work to do. Let us work for God, out of our love for Him and not as an obligation. Remembering that we have a divine calling, we strive to work hard and do our best for God.
Betty

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February 5, 2019
Happy Tuesday and Good Morning,

Seek God, First

Matthew 6:33 King James Version (KJV)33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

If you are like me, there are days that I treat God more like an after thought. I do not mean, too. I get wrapped in problems. Especially when I wake up to a problem. My mind is not completely awoke and I am overwhelmed easily.

The thing I forget, is that if I take time to talk to God, not only will He give me peace of mind to think properly, but He will help me find a solution to the problem. So often God is our last resort. Have you ever heard someone say:”I tried everything and the only thing left to do is pray”. God wants prayer to be the first thing we do.

When we put God first in our lives, we will remember to pray. I think like a fixer. I want to jump in and do something. There are times that I make things worse, because I tried to fix a problem with no idea of a solution. Hasty work can lead to more problems. God wants to come to Him first.

In this world of evil, it is easy just to give up. God wants us, to talk to Him. Talk to Him about our problems. Be still and listen to His quiet voice. Fear not but trust God. Yes evil is growing in this world, but if we listen carefully, we find out God is still saving souls around the globe. God has not quit His Work. Let us pray every day that God would use us for His Kingdom. Let us be a willing servant of Christ.
Betty

Listen to songs of birds. Let their songs give you a glad heart.

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February 8, 2019
Happy Wednesday and Good Afternoon,

A Divided Country,

Watching the President’s State of the Union speech showed how much our Country is divided. There were a few times all applauded but so many times you could tell where people stood by what they clapped for. Why has this happened? I believe we can take it back to the first time America demanded that Israel give up a piece of her land to Muslims. In attempt to bring peace, we went against the Apple of God’s Eye. America sinned against God.

Each time we encouraged Israel to give up a new piece of land, there was a disaster in America. Refusing to admit that God was punishing us for our action we just started blaming Global Warming. Global Warming will be the excuse for many sins. The United Nation’s goal, among many is to purge the population. Abortion will be used as an excuse to keep the population numbers down. It will only be a number of time when old and handicapped people will be put to death.
Just as we saw the Governor of New York applaud the new law of abortion, we will see people applaud a bill to get rid of those not considered financially profitable.

America is divided when it comes to political parties, abortion, the wall, homosexuality, and even the belief in the truth of gender. We are divided by our faith. Those who believe the Bible is true and those who believe that we have evolved to higher level where sins are acceptable and encouraged. This divide will widen and hate against those who stand for the truth of God’s Word will grow. Pride in self will keep America from admitting her sins and seeking forgiveness from God. Instead America, just like the rest of the world will grow more and more evil, until God has enough and calls His children Home to Heaven. Then the world will give into evil and the anti-Christ will be accepted with open arms.

My friends, we see what is coming, but we also see that soon, God will call us Home. This is not our home. Our home is with Jesus. Though it is right that we weep over America, we must keep our eyes and our faith in Jesus. Fear not the future but trust in God and remember our future is in Heaven.
Betty

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February 7, 2018
Happy Thursday and Good Afternoon,

Attacks From Nowhere

My husbands seems to have this need to tell me when something is wrong right as I am going to sleep. Of course sleep goes away and I lie there and worry and fret. When the devil attacks, he likes to hit us from out of nowhere. Sometimes, making us feel like we have been knocked off our feet.

I haven’t yet figured out how to deal with husband, but we can prepare ourselves from attacks from the devil. We stay close to God all the time. We prepare our hearts and minds by reading the Bible daily and praying daily. We have open communication with God so when the devil attacks, going to God is like calling a friend on the phone to vent our problems.

We are blessed when we have a friend we can share our problems with. Still, there is a special relation with God, when we feel close enough to God to be able to talk to Him at any times. Our friends can listen and even cry with us. I am not down playing that. God can do more. He can smooth the rocky road for us. Even if it is His will that we walk a uneven hard road, He will be with us every step.

As the world becomes more evil, we need to stay close to God. Our relationship with God needs to be current. God warned us about evil growing in the last days. If we stay close to God, we can avoid outside evil taking over our hearts and minds. Remember Satan will at times bring evil thoughts to our minds. When he does that, start singing praise songs to God. Satan is not going to hang around for a Praise and Worship Service, for God.
Betty

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February 8, 2019
Happy Friday and Good Afternoon,

Seek the Lord

Jeremiah 29:13 “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

We have relationships that are shallow and those that are intense. There people at Church and our jobs that we know, and yet we do not know very much about them. It is not that we do not like them, but we are not in their circle of friends. We know them and yet we do know them.

This is not the kind of relationship that God wants with us. Knowing God exist does not get us into Heaven , nor knowing about Him. After all Satan and demons know God. They lived in Heaven and at one time they even offered up praises to God.

Having a relationship with God is more then knowing God.

Exodus 15:2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.

Salvation is seeking forgiveness for our sins, turning away from our sins, and allowing God to be God over us. We literally have to get out of the drivers seat and to allow God to control our lives. We have to trust in Him enough that we seek His guidance. God wants to live in our hearts. When we have a daily relationship with God, we live in freedom. The freedom to seek the face of God. The freedom to know His heart.

This is the age in time that having a real relationship with God is important. Sadly, many people who have attended Church all their lives, have never really known God. This is why that they can say they are Christians and actively support sin. Nancy Pelosi said that the Democratic Congress is doing God’s work. Yet, they support and vote for sin. We have men and women who are Preachers who gathered together to pray the blessings of God on a new Planned Parenthood building.

If we do not have a real relationship with God we can be led astray by false Preachers, false Teachers, and the world’s opinion. Our opinions should line up with the Word of God. When they do not, we are the one who needs to change. God is not changing His truths to fit the world’s agenda. God is not going to change His mind about sin, just because we disagree. We protect ourselves by knowing the truth of God’s Holy Word, so that we are not led astray.
Betty

Proverbs 4:19 “The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.”

John 3:19 King James Version (KJV)
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

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February 9, 2019
Good Afternoon and Happy Saturday,

“Who Are You!”

The new show “Masked Singer” uses The Who’s song “Who Are You?” Of course we know we are. We know our name, our family, etc. But who are we really? Do we know ourselves? It is even hard to know our own motivation.
Do we do things for God or do we do things so people will think better of us?

This is one reason we should do like King David and pray and ask God to search our heart for hidden sin. We may think because sin is hidden that it really doesn’t matter. Sin is like mold. It can be hidden away and seemly causing no damage. Mold grows and it destroys what it touches. Sin hidden left unchecked, will grow and then destroy us.

Lately we have seen celebrities’s sins made public. What the world sees as successful people are being destroyed by sin hidden for years. The Bible says that hidden sin will be put out in the open. Instead of nipping the sin at the beginning and seeking forgiveness from God and the person they hurt, they allowed the sin to grow and hurt more people. The longer they got away with sin the more confidant they became. Assured they could continue in their sin and still be a public figure.

We ask God to search our hearts so we can have a close relationship with Him. We do not want any sin to come between us and God. When we do this our spiritual lives will grow and thrive. We can be used more for God when we live pure lives for God. While it is true that there are some who live public lives for God, with hidden sin in their lives, we also see that there comes a day when their sin is made public. Sometimes God breaks them so they can repent and come back to God. In other cases they turn on God, in their pride, they publicly embrace sin. They hardened their hearts and lose their souls to the devil.

We can learn from them to seek forgiveness every day and turn away from sin. Sin may be sweet for a season but in the end it destroys us and sends us to hell.
There is no sin worth going to hell for.


Numbers 32:23 New International Version (NIV)
23 “But if you fail to do this, you will be sinning against the Lord; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.

Betty
Still enjoying the birds and squirrels.

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February 10, 2019
Blessed Sunday and Good Afternoon,

“The Good Witch,

Tom Brady said he gives his wife partial credit for his Super Bowl success to his wife, who is a ‘good’ witch. Talking about how she sets up a altar at the games and has him chant special words before the game. I read about this before I went to bed last night. This morning I woke up from a dream, where a father, was trying to explain the difference from ‘good’ witch craft and ‘dark’ witchcraft, to his children. In the dream the line between the two disappeared and you can soon tell both were evil.

Whatever you call witchcraft it is evil. It is of the devil. Practicing witchcraft will send you to hell. They have no idea that the altar that she is praying to, is to Satan. While it seems the family is benefiting from her prayers to He devil, now, there will come a day when Satan will be finished with them and leave them in their sins. No victory on earth is worth an eternity in hell.

We do not make fun of Tom Brady. We pray for him. He is not the first person to be led astray by the devil. We take no pride in the fact that we may have never been led astray by this sin, we have our own temptations to sin. We sorrow in the fact that he and his wife may lead others in to darkness by making this public.

Rejoice in your relationship with God. Give God glory and praise for protecting us and guiding us in His Ways. May God bless you and keep your family safe.
Betty

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February 11,2019
Happy Monday and Good Afternoon,

Being Content To Never Grow

When a baby is conceived, everything the baby needs is provided in the womb by mama. Yet if the baby never came out of the womb, the baby would miss out on life. From the day the baby is born, the baby is reaching out to learn more to do more and to experience more. It is natural for the baby not to be content to stay at one stage in life. God has made babies to want to do more and experience more of life.

Yet we as Christians can become content to stay spiritually the same. To resist growth and change. Just like a newborn, we miss so much if we refuse to grow in grace and faith. When a baby learns to walk, there are missteps. The little one falls and sometimes hurts themselves but they get up and try again. Growing spiritually hurts, but to refuse to grow, cheats ourselves of so much.

1 Corinthians 3:2 King James Version (KJV)2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

What a shame it will be if God has to tell us in Heaven that we refuse to grow beyond the milk stage! That we were never able to eat the meat of the Gospel, because of our stubbornness and fear. Do we not trust God? When we are able to eat the meat not only do we enjoy the taste, but there is a closeness to God that comes only from growing in grace, faith and trust. Is not refusing to grow spiritually, an act of rebellion against God? Are we sinning against God when we refuse to trust Him to be with us in the next phase of our spiritual life?

Let us pray that God will give us the courage to step out in faith. Ask Him for courage to speak when He lays on our heart to speak. It is time to stop being behind closed doors, Christians. Time to step out of our comfort zone and be willing to work for God where He puts us. Yes, it is scary to come out of our comfort zone, but the rewards are worth it.
Betty

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February 12, 2019
Happy Tuesday and Good Afternoon,

Exciting and Scary

This is exciting and scary times. We can feel the rapture in the air. There are those who say that we have been looking for the rapture for years. That is the truth. Yet, when have we heard so much talk of a One World Religion and Government, as we do today? The Pope is working hard on a world Religion. In mankind’s eyes that seems a good idea. Is it?

To have a One World Religion, is to compromise. This is why the Pope is pushing praying to Mary. Seems like a good compromise to some, but the Pope is pushing Jesus aside to please other religions. Jesus is the only way to Heaven. Mary cannot save anyone.

One World Government will require Countries to give up their freedom. Sounds great when you think of our world at peace. That is, until you read what the UN wants for the world. Then you see how costly a One World Government will be.

We are seeing Prophecy fulfilled before our eyes and yet some Christians are blind to what is going on around us. Freedom of Religion is being attacked and slowly Religious freedom will be gone. The exciting part is that Jesus is coming soon in the clouds to call His Children to join Him. Evil is entering Churches. Pastors are compromising the truth of the Gospel for numbers. We need not fear, but keep our eyes on Jesus.

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.

Betty

Keep looking for your tiny diamonds of joy in your lives. God still provides.

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February 13, 2019
Happy Wednesday and Good Afternoon,

One of the hardest task with COPD, is bathing. As I walked in the living room using my walker, I was struggling with each breath. I looked out the window and there was a male red cardinal at the feeder. Immediately, I thanked the Lord for His kindness to me. In my physical distress, God gave me a gift to light my spirit.
I realized that I am blessed. May God help us to not only be aware of the little diamonds of joy that He brings us each day but to help us to be thankful.

We all have struggles. The devil would like to use our struggles to make us doubt and even question God’s love for us. If the devil can’t get us to question God, He will use others. Years ago on a Christian board, a man who had never met me personally, told me that the fact that God had not chosen to heal me on earth, meet that I was unsaved. Others have questioned whether I have enough faith to be healed.

I know that God has healed me in my lifetime . I have been healed many times over my 66 years of life. I do not doubt that abilities of God to heal. I also trust God to do what is best for me. It is because of all my struggles with so many health issues that I have learned to depend on God. When my health was good, I often felt I was a strong person on my own. It is because of my weakness that I have learn to trust and depend on God.

As we age and our bodies start to grow weak, we can find hope and strength leaning on Jesus. God gives us grace and patience to grow through our weakness. I used to be impatient. When I was younger, I could move all the furniture in my house by my self and often did. When I developed Osteoarthritis, I found I could not do so much. Because I was forced to do less physically, I begin to develop patience.

God can take our physical challenges and He can used them to help us grow spiritually. There are many times that I wished I could things that I used to be able to do. When I talk to God about my frustrations and disappointments, He gives me peace. Whatever stage we are in in life, we can trust God and grow spiritually if we listen to Him and trust Him.
Betty

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February 14, 2019
Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day

Some people think Valentines Day is just a holiday made up my greeting card companies. I do not know. I think a day to remind us to be appreciative of our mates is a great idea. Everyone needs to be reminded that we are loved. It is not about expensive gifts, but the idea that our mates, realizes that we are important to them and they are not taking us for granted, matters.

We can sometimes take God for granted. Only praying when we are distressed or have a need. Just as we as people like to be praised, so does God. When we praise God, He in turn will bless us. When we tell God that we love Him, He will fill our hearts with His love for us. One day we will be able to think Jesus, face to face for all He has done for us. For now let us thank Him with a grateful heart.
Betty

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February 16, 2019
Happy Saturday and Good Afternoon,

Offensive to Mankind


1 Corinthians 1:18 ESV / 34 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Peter 2:7-8 ESV / 32 So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” and “A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense.” They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.

A Pastor that I have know his family, all my life, Said something that broke my heart. This man loves Israel with all his heart. Christians should love Israel. In His love for Israel, he made the comment that Jesus did not come to earth to be the Messiah. This is a lie. This Pastor, in his love, for the President of Israel, tried to excuse the death of Jesus on politics. In a way Jesus did die in mankind’s eyes because of politics. The Jewish leaders had amicable relationship with Rome. They were afraid that Jesus claim to be God would destroy that relationship and put their lives in danger. What is the reason the Bible say Jesus come to earth?

John 3:16-17 King James Version (KJV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us” (Galatians 3:13).

Jesus did not give up his life for political reasons. If He had wanted to set up His Kingdom on earth, He could have destroy anyone who opposed Him, with just a word from His mouth. I still love this Pastor. This situation stands as a warning that we cannot put our love of mankind over God.

Miley Cyrus said she knew her mom loved her, when she told her mom that she is bi-sexual, her mom said she loved Miley more then God. We should love no one more then God. I take no pleasure in either situation. My job is to warn us(me too), to pray that God will guard our hearts so that we are not led astray.
Brothers and sisters, in Christ, we have fought too many battles, climbed too many mountains, and suffered too much to turn away from our salvation. No matter how much we love someone, giving them false hope of salvation is cruel and a sin. Pray for our lost loved ones.
Betty

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February 17, 2019
Blessed Sunday and Good Morning,

“It’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

I found myself singing Mr. Rodger’s song as I was getting dressed this morning. My daughter, Jennifer loved Mr. Rodgers, when she was a kid. I did wake up with a spring in my spirit and I praise God for that. As I am waiting to leave for Church, I remember how the Lord, has blessed me and I rejoice in His goodness to me.

I have birds at my feeder and a happy song in my head and I am enveloped in the love of God which fills my heart and soul. I am a happier camper as the saying goes. Of course we do not always wake up, singing happy songs. When this happens we sing songs of praise to God. We may not feel like praising God, but when we do, God will lighten our load and show us His love.

We serve a marvelous God and we are blessed by God in more ways then we can count. I pray that God will shower you today with His blessings and you will feel His love envelop you. May God bless and keep you.
Betty

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February 18, 2019
Happy Monday and Good Afternoon,

How To Be Ready?

It seems every where we go we hear someone say it is time to make yourself ready for the rapture. This is wise because we do want to be ready.

Luke 21:36 King 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.

While we are told to be ready, God has not called us to hide out deep in the woods until the rapture. He wants us to keep working for His Kingdom. We prepare our hearts by prayer and reading the Bible. We should be sinning less. This is not the time to be gossiping and spreading discard among the brethren. Of course we are to warn about false teachers and preachers. We warn and then we let it go. This is not the time to be talking about others. We should take no pleasure from the failure of another Christian. We pray for them.

We pray each day that we will live in a way that edifies the Kingdom of God. We do not want to bring shame to God by our actions. We pray that our life is pleasing to God. We keep at the plow but we still listen for the trumpet to blow.
Knowing the times we are in and the growth of evil in the world, we need to pray daily that the Holy Spirit will guard our hearts from sin and pride. Take no pride in your salvation. We are saved not because of what we have done but the precious blood of Jesus.

Hubby and I were blessed to be able to go to Church yesterday. Being with fellow believers and worshipping with other Christians, brings glory to God and helps us, too.
Betty

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February 19, 2019
Happy Tuesday and Good Afternoon,

God is Love and More,

There are those that say that God is Love, so everyone is going to Heaven. Yes, God is a loving God. God is more then love. He is a God of justice. God’s loving heart will not allow Him to ignore sin.

Luke 16:15 King James Version (KJV)
15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Psalms 10:4 NIV) In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.

A just God will not allow sin to go unpunished. We can choose to seek forgiveness and be forgiven or we can stay prideful and go to Hell. Sinners see sin as freedom. They do not realize they have given their self over to the devil and allowed themselves to be in slaved to sin. When we seek forgiveness and turn our lives over to God we live in freedom, and no longer controlled by the devil.

God is our strength. He gives us strength to make it through the battles when Satan comes upon us. God does not forsake us but is with us and helps fight against the devil and his demons. We cannot defeat Satan alone, but we cry out to God and He hears our cries.

Psalms 59:9-10 NIV) O my Strength, I watch for you; you, O God, are my fortress, {10} my loving God. God will go before me and will let me gloat over those who slander me.

Habakkuk 3:19 [Full Chapter]
The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

Exodus 15:2
The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.
2 Samuel 22:23
God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.

In our distress, we call unto God and He hears us. If we trust God, He will strengthen us and sustain us through this life. When we pass away or the rapture happens, we will be with God eternally. We can rejoice in our walk with God now and look forward to an eternity in His presence.

What is God?
Everything we need.
Betty

Many birds at my feeders. I am indeed blessed.

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February 20,2019
Happy Wednesday and Good Morning

The Lord is Our Rock and Our Salvation

Psalm 18:46 King James Version (KJV)
46 The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.

I woke up singing the song “I will call upon the Lord”. An old praise and worship song. When I wake up with the song in my heart and on my lips, I am refreshed. It did not take long for the pain to start so I have come back to bed but my heart is still rejoicing in the love of God for me.

Job 19:25 King James Version (KJV)
25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

Knowing that God is with us, strengthen us through our trials. We are not alone and no matter what lie, Satan says, God has not forsaken us. Knowing the love that Jesus has for us, gives us strength to bear the trials, and sustains us through illnesses. We can rejoice even in our circumstances.

1 Corinthians 9:10 King James Version (KJV)
10 Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.

We plow on through pain, through trials, and attacks from the devil. We work for God, not to purchase our salvation, (Jesus paid for our salvation) but because we love God. Love for our Heavenly Father, keeps us working, even when those around us criticize our work. Remember our mission is to please God and not mankind.

Philippians 3:14 King James Version (KJV)
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Jesus is coming soon. Soon our trials will be over. Some we will be in our glorified bodies that will know, no sickness nor pain. Yes, the world is growing more evil everyday, but we can make a difference in the lives of those we touch. Our words can encourage and our prayers for others make a difference. Pray for one another that our brothers and sisters can stand for the truth of God’s Holy Word, until the moment Jesus calls us Home.
Betty

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February 21, 2019
Happy Thursday and Good Afternoon,

Why is Homosexuality an Abomination to God?

Leviticus 18:22 King James Version (KJV)
22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

Does it seem that God is cruel to declare homosexuals as sinners? We look at individuals and wonder why God would be so cruel to people, for loving someone who is the same sex as they are. What we do not see is that homosexuality was created by the devil. God created Adam and Eve; man and woman.

Every since Satan tried to take the Heavenly Throne from God, He has sought to imitate God, but in a corrupt way. The first relationship was created by God and sanctified by God. The devil created homosexuality. He took the loving act of a man with woman and sought to replace it with same sex couples.

As humans we see gay people as just loving differently then straight people. God sees His miracle of life coming through the union of man and wife, destroyed by the actions of Satan. It is hard for us to go past the person and look at the rebellion in the hearts of mankind. Homosexuals do not see rebellion in their relationship. They do not see that they have turned away from the laws of God and chosen to give in to the leading of the devil.

What should a Christian do? Pray for those who have fallen under the influence of the devil. Pray that their eyes will be open to the truth. Never look down of those who have fallen under the spell of the devil. Love them and pray for them. Remember the sin of homosexuality is more then walking on the wrong side of the street, and without forgiveness and a change in their lives, they are going to hell.

The closer we get to the rapture the more we should pray for those who have been entangled in the lies of Satan. The more we love God, the more our hearts should break for sinners.
Betty

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February 23,2019
Happy Friday and Good Afternoon,

“The Joy of The Lord is My Strength”

My heart is filled with the joy of the Lord this morning. I feel His presence within me. What a wonderful blessing from God to realize deep in my soul that He is with me! Having the joy of the Lord, does not mean we are pain free or do not have troubles. It means in spite of our circumstances, we are aware that we are not alone.

My cat is on the edge of the bed, as I have my right arm securely around her and type with my left hand. My cat is lying peacefully, knowing I am holding her. In the midst of trials we will be at peace when we stop fighting as if we are all alone, and remember God is not only with us, but we are being held securely in His hands.

When Satan fills our minds with fear and lies, let us remember that we are in the hands of God. When Peter was walking on the water and he stopped looking at Jesus and looked at the water, he started to drown. We must not look at the circumstances but keep our eyes Own our Savior and King; Jesus. Pray that God will increase our faith in Him and allow us to see that we are not alone. Praise God and rejoice in the knowledge that God will never forsake us.
Betty

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February 23, 2019
Happy Saturday and Good Morning,

“I’ll Fly Away”

I love that old Gospel Hymn. One day and I believe soon we will indeed fly away from this earth to join Jesus in the clouds. Paul called the rapture our blessed hope and indeed it is us. Whether we live to see the rapture or pass away, we will indeed fly to Heaven in our new glorified bodies.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 King James Version (KJV)
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

We are not a people without hope. We have the Holy Spirit in our hearts to guide, admonition, encourage and comfort us. We have an Advocate in Heaven, Jesus, Himself. We have the knowledge of where we will go when we die or the rapture happens first.

We are living in the last days. We are seeing evil that would make Sodom blush. Yet, we are blessed to be living in the generation that the rapture will happen. How do we know that?

The Lesson of the Fig Tree
(Matthew 24:32-35; Luke 21:29-33)
28Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its branches become tender and sprout leaves, you know that summer is near. 29So also, when you see these things taking place, know that He is near,e right at the door. 30Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have happened. 31Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.

Israel is the fig tree. We are of that generation, that saw the rebirth of Israel as a Nation. This generation shall not pass before the rapture. We are blessed to be the generation that will see the rapture takes place and if we are saved we will be a participant in that Blessed event.

Yes, it is true that the days we are living in are evil. Who would ever thought that we would see people smiling and laughing about a bill that allows the killing a baby in the process of birth? We are also living in the days that the blessed hope will happen soon. Pray that God will guide our hearts so that we do not accept evil as good. We seen Pastors and other Religious leaders standing outside a abortion clinic to pray God’s blessings on a business that specializes in killing the unborn. Pastors teaching that God now endorses gay marriage. God has not changed, Religious leaders have changed to please people.

Despite the times we are living in, we have hope in Jesus and we can live in the joy of the Lord. God is with us and if we allow Him to, He will keep us from evil.
Betty

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February 24, 2019
Blessed Sunday and Good Afternoon,

I Take My Needs to God AND??

1. I take my needs to God, then I picked them back up.
2. I take my needs to God, leave them there and walk away in peace .

God wants us to trust Him with our needs. Too often, we lose trust when the answer from God is not instant. The problem is we are inpatient, we live in a world with instant satisfaction. We expect God to act like our servant. We want and we want it now. This is not how Christianity works. We are the servant and God is our Master.

We are driven not only for instant satisfaction, but by fear. If we do not get an instant answer we are tempted to give in to fear and play the what if God does not answer our prayer, game in our heads. God wants us to trust Him. When we trust Him, we can leave our needs with Jesus and wait in peace for God to answer.

When are faith is weak, read the Bible. Remember what God’s Holy Word says:

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

Ask a Christian loved one or friend to pray for you, too. It helps to know that someone else is praying for you and cares about your needs. We can trust God. He will not fail us. The answer will come and we will be so much better off, if we trust Him, while we are waiting on the answer. You can also build your faith, by remembering from the past the times He answered our prayers. We will feel better when we praise God as we wait for an answer to our prayers.

Betty
When I walked into the living room, today, there were over 25 birds in the shrubs in front of my living room window. Praise God!

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February 25, 2019
Happy Monday and Good Afternoon,

Rest in the Lord.

Two of the devotions I read was about resting in God. There is a peaceful rest that we can only find when we spend quiet time with God. The rest that God gives us sustains us through trials and quiets our minds in a world that seem loud all the time. God wants us to find rest in Him.

Matthew 11:28 King James Version (KJV)28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

We can go to God in the midst of our struggles and find rest. We not only have physical battles, but we have spiritual struggles. We can become physically exhausted navigating though the dark valleys. Jesus invites us to rest in Him.

Matthew 11:29 King James Version (KJV)
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Today may you find time to rest in the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus. We can rejoice in the knowledge that God loves us and has sent the Holy Spirit to us, to comfort and encourage us.
Betty

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February 26, 2019
Happy Tuesday and Good Morning,

Head Knowledge -vs-Heart Knowledge

Believing God exist and having a relationship with Him are two different things. Sadly, some who claim to be a Christian, never get passed the head Knowledge. They know about God and they may even attend Church once a week, but there has never been a heart change. These poor souls believe things about God but do not allow God to change them. They may even pray, but they choose not to abandon their sins. Their relationship they think they have with God, is on their terms. A true relationship with God, is on God’s terms.

James 2:19 King James Version (KJV)
19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

Salvation is more then acknowledgement that there is a God. There has to be a heart change. You cannot change without God’s help, but if you deliberately choose not to change, there is no salvation. When you choose to live in sin, you are not saved. You have chosen the sin of rebellion over a true relationship with God.

John 14:15 King James Version (KJV)15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

The Bible makes it clear that obedience is a requirement for salvation. If we live in rebellion against the commandments of God, we are not saved. In our rebellion we say: “If God really loved me, He would accept me as I am”. God sent His Son to die, so that we could be set free from sin. Jesus did not die on a cross, so He could love us in our sins. When we choose to remain in our sins we are choosing sin over God.

Matthew 7:21-23 King James Version (KJV)
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Even those who work ‘for’ God, but have chosen sin over obedience will not enter Heaven. A heart change, is required of everyone, even Pastors and Teachers. Let us pray for a heart change and not just head Knowledge. Any sin that we give up for salvation, is worth having a real relationship with God. Not only an eternity with God in Heaven but a loving relationship with God in this life. No sin is worth going to hell for.
Betty

Keep looking for your little diamonds of joy each day.

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February 28, 2019
Happy Wednesday and Good Afternoon,

Jesus Is Not My Buddy

Just because, in His love for us, Jesus calls us friend, does not mean we can treat Jesus, like He is one of the boys. We are to remember that Jesus is God. Jesus spoke the universe in to existed. We are to treat Jesus with reverence.

Hebrews 12:28 King James Version (KJV)
28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and Godly fear:

We worship God with a godly fear. We do not live in terror because we know that God loves us. Yet, we are to always treat Him with reverence and respect.
We humbly come to God in prayer and not with a heart of arrogance . We ask for help from God and we do not demand that God does anything. We accept His Will even if His Will is different then ours. We trust that He knows best. When we have a reverent and Godly fear relationship with Jesus, our relationship with Him will thrive.
Betty
Blessed to be hearing the birds singing and watching them at my feeders.

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March 1, 2019
Happy Friday,

How Much of God Do We Want?

James 4:3 King James Version (KJV)
3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.

When we read that Scripture, we often think of material things. Thinking we would have a nicer car, if we asked for a nicer car. This is not what the Scripture means. This is about our spiritual health. Are we weak Christian, because we are content to be a weak Christian? Too many Christians, are content just to barely making it into Heaven. We have heard Christians say:”If I barely make into Heaven by the skin of my teeth, I will be happy”

Do not get me wrong. It is far better to be in Heaven then go to Hell. I believe we will be sad when we find out much more we could have been for God, if we had asked God for a stronger spiritual life. If we had sought to be more in God. The Bible does not say they there will be no tears in Heaven. It says Jesus will wipe away our tears. There will be tears, when we realize how often we were weak Christians, simply because we were content to be a weak Christian.

Matthew 5:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Do we run on a half of tank, because we do not seek to be filled with the righteousness of God? Are we content to be a mediocre Christian? We should want more, but not so we can be more spiritual then our family members and friends. We should hunger and thirst for more of God, because we love God. Our goal is not to be someone else that we admire for their faith. Our goal is to follow Christ and to be the best us, for Christ out of our love for Him.
Betty

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March 2, 2019
Happy Saturday,

Baby Shower

Going to my daughter-in-law’s shower today. Baby showers are wonderful, because it is celebrating a new life. Savanah has not made her debut in the world, but she is alive and growing. New lives not only increase our families numbers but the new birth gives us hope.

Sarah and Jeff not only have the responsibility of raising Savanah to be a loving, kind, child of God, but it is a great privilege that God has given them. To take a brand new life and with the help of God, mold her into the person God, intended, is indeed a great blessing from God.

God gives us a new life when we get saved. Yes, we stay the same age, but God forgives our sin and we start out our Spiritual Journey as a new babe in Christ. Not only does salvation bring a new beginning, but God forgives us when we sin, every time we ask humbly and honestly for forgiveness.

Have a blessed day and rejoice in our salvation and our blessed hope of eternal life with God in Heaven. Look for your little diamonds of joy. The shower is one of mine, today.
Betty

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March 3, 2019
Blessed Sunday,

Overwhelmed

Psalm 57:1 King James Version (KJV)
57 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

There are times that we are overwhelmed and want to hide. David wrote that we can find refuge in God. He will surround us with His love and He will bring peace to our mind and hearts that seems to racing in a race to nowhere. All we have to do is cry out to God. We do not always do that. I was listening to KHCB (a Christian radio station) as I was bathing. Feeling helpless and confused and the song came on “You Are My Hiding Place”. I begin to sing with the station as a prayer to God and I begin to feel peace.

I would like to say that I am such a strong Christian that soon as trouble comes, I immediately turn to Jesus. We both know that would be a lie. Just like most Christians, our first response is not to cry out to Jesus. Sometimes I wallow in helplessness and sometimes I make my own plans for actions. You would think as many times that it has gone wrong, my first response would be to call out to Jesus?

Jesus knows us. He knows our responsive to troubles. This song playing when I needed it was no accident. God knew I needed a reminder that My helps comes from Him.

Psalm 121 King James Version (KJV)
121 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Seeking refuge in God does not make us weak. Just as the old saying: ‘you don’t take a knife to a gunfight’, we are not to fight spiritual battles on our own. God gave us an armor for a reason. We will never be strong in own power, but we will be strong when we are equipped with the armor 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;
Betty

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March 5, 2019

Happy Monday,


I did not sleep a wink last night. Between COPD and FIBRO it was a very long night. Every time I would get comfortable, I would,get a leg cramp and would have to walk it. I drank so much pickle juice and grape juice but still did not help. I finally fell asleep at 9:30-12:30. I am not complaining, for we all nights like the one I had. Even in my physical destress, I felt the presence of God. Remember, God is always with us. Maybe a restless night allows us to talk to God more.


I will be resting today and sleeping when I can. If you have a prayer request and I will pray for your need. We serve a God who still answers prayer. Remember to pray with faith and not be double minded. Our hope is not in Preachers or Politicians. Our Hope is in our Heavenly Father.

Betty

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March 5, 2019-Tuesday

HYPO-CHRISTIANS

“I woke up this morning to a troubling Op-Ed in The Washington Post by Cynthia Nixon. The entire article is a call for an end to civility toward anyone who holds Christian convictions about sexuality.” Written by Denny Burk. I read this yesterday, and this opened several different emotions in me. I also read about a Preacher who is known for using profanity in his Sermons, having a twerking contest at a Church event. When he heard people were complaining, he used very vulgar terms to those who disagreed. Then he called those who disagreed, hypo-Christians.

I believe this is a term that will be used more often on Christians who believe that sin is still sin. We know this world is turning against Christians, but there are still those who claim to be Christians that support gay marriage and abortion. Rather then come after all Christians they will go after so called hypo-Christians. It will be okay to be a Christian as long as your beliefs do not disagree with their beliefs. Any one who does disagree will be considered a hypo-Christian.

Ms Nixon wrote:

“When you’re fighting for the rights of marginalized communities who are under attack, it’s okay to stop being polite. This is not a time for hollow civility. This is a time to fight. If Democrats are too wedded to the collegiality of the Senate dining room to call out the Republicans who espouse homophobia, how are we ever going to stop them?”

This is more then about Congress. Ms Nixon is encouraging people to lay down the acts of civility to anyone who disagrees with the world’s view on sexuality. This opinion will soon be embraced by America. I believe business owners are going to take the actions of the woman who would not bake a cake for a gay wedding and use it against those who will not accept the world’s views on sexuality. Soon business will have signs on their business that if you are not a supporter of sexual freedom for everyone, your business is not wanted.

Ms. Nixon called for uncivil response to anyone who does support sexual freedom. Soon it will be excitable to be rude to anyone who does not agree with the world’s view on gay marriage, transgender, and any other sexual mental illness the world has embraced.

Persecution of Christians is coming but it will start first with those who disagree with the world’s view on what the Bible is sin. There will be the acceptable ‘Christian’ (one who believes God’s view of sin has changed to meet the world’s standard’. Then there will be those who believe that what God said in His Holy Word as sin -is still sin today. These will be called hypo-Christians. These Christians will be considered evil and deserve all the hate the world can throw at them.

Revelation 22:20 King James Version (KJV)
20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord 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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March 6, 2019
Happy Wednesday,

What Am I Investing In Eternity?

Today’s Daily Bread was talking about when Jesus told the Disciples that anything in invested in God would bring back returns on earth and in Heaven.
Too often We as Christians think of financial success in this world and not our rewards in Heaven. We walk outside and see our 11 year old car and we think of someone who does not live for God, but has a brand new expensive car and think why does God, not bless us that way. But, my dear brothers and sister why do we not see that those who choose not to have a relationship of God, will never see Heaven. The closest thing to Heaven for them is the pleasures on this earth. How can even the most expensive car on earth compare to eternity in Heaven?

Mark 10:29-31 King James Version (KJV)
29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,
30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
31 But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.

The question is what am I investing in Heaven? Do I go to Church on Sunday and the rest of the week, live for self? Do I only pray a quick pray as I go to sleep and then only pray when I have a need? Do I seek God’s will for my life or live life to please myself? I will be honest, I would be afraid to see a chart of my life which showed the way I have lived my life. I would be afraid there would be far too many times that my work for Christ would be in the negative.

My dear friends, we cannot change the past. Grieving over our past brings nothing but sorrow and pain. We seek forgiveness for our wasted days and years and then we begin again. We pray each day that God will help us to use that day for His glory. For mother’s to be and mothers of young children, you are investing in eternity when you raise your children in the knowledge of God. Everyday pray over your children. Pray not just in your private prayer but every day, lay your hand on the top of your child’s head and pray aloud that God will protect them and help them grow in the grace in the Lord. It is important that our children knows that we love them, enough that we pray God’s blessings on to them. I was raised by a praying mother and I am grateful. May our children be able to say that there were blessed to be raised by and Godly and praying parent. For though I said moms, even dads need to pray over their children and live a Godly life in front of them. Pregnant mommies, pray every day for a healthy baby. Also pray that your baby will be born with a sweet spirit and a heart for God. Pray that God will use your child for the glory of God.
Betty

All day I thought it was Thursday

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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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March 7, 2019
Happy Thursday-yes it’s really Thursday😀,

Hidden Sin or Unconfessed Sin

Most of us, when we pray, we pray that God will forgive all our sins. There is not doubt that we mean all our sins. Yet there are times that we want forgiveness for a particular sin that we have no intention of giving up. We want a pass on a sin that gives us pleasure. We want God to give us a clean and perfect heart, but just ignore that pet sin, hiding in the back corner. At first we may pray to be freed from this sin. Sadly in time this pet sin becomes an addiction. We reach a point that we do not talk to God about this sin and just hope that our prayer for forgiveness of all sin will cover our daily addiction.

I will be honest with you. I do not know if we will go to Heaven if we refuse to give up a pet sin, but if we do, I do believe Jesus will judge us for pet sins that we refuse to give up for the Glory of God. How much better to stand before Christ with a perfect heart!

I am not talking about never sinning again. Yes, the devil knows how to push our buttons. There are times that we get mad and we can react in anger and sin. These are not pet sins. We do not ask for Satan to push our buttons. As soon as we react in a un-Christian way, we apologize and seek forgiveness from God and He will forgive us. The only way this can be an issue is if we refuse to apologize or seek for forgiveness. Using the excuse, my mom or dad was a hot head and so am I. While it is true we are prone to react as we saw our parents do, we should sincerely pray that God will heal us of that reaction.

As the time comes closer to the rapture, we should choose to walk in Holiness. Laying aside sinful habits. Pray to God for healing from habitual sin. You may have relapses but seek forgiveness and look for something that is good to do, to replace that pet sin.
Betty

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I Talk To Myself and I Am Not Ashamed

It is common for people to joke about talking to ourselves. There is a time we should talk to ourselves. Something happens and we start to react badly. This is the time to talk to ourselves. We tell ourselves to calm down. The devil tells us God does not care about us. We talk to ourselves and remind ourselves of how the Bible tells us how much God loves us. We remind ourselves of the promises that God will never forsake us.

You talk to yourself? That’s great! Encourage yourself and warn yourself not to let go of your emotions but give your issues to God.
Betty

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March , 8 2019
Happy Friday,

Stop and Pray

This morning I lost my glasses and looked for ten minutes. I have a restriction on my DL and I am going to my son and daughter-in-law’s shower. I sat down and prayed and asked God to lead me to my glasses and I found them. Then I started to look for my tablet that I use to write these blogs. I looked for 15 minutes and was becoming winded (COPD). Again I sat down and God lead me to be my tablet.

It seems God is leading me in the direction of stopping and then praying. I am not saying God doesn’t answers our prayers when we are on the go. I believe most Christian that drives, prays while driving. Yet sometimes, God wants us to sit and close our eyes to pray. To just take time to take a deep breath and focus on God.

I am looking out the window as I calm my breathing. I see gust of wind that comes in and leaves and then returns. The little leaves of the shrubs moving sometimes gently and other times swiftly. I do not believe the shrubs are fearful.
They are secure because their roots are well planted. Are our roots secularly in the Word of God? I do not think it it possible to have a strong relationship with God and never open our Bible.

God is not going to grab us and stuff His Word into our hearts and minds. It is our choice to go deep in the Word and have a deep relationship with God. Or we can choose to be a shallow Christian who is blown here and there by the winds of Satan. I have ADD(which I was kind enough to pass down to both my children), because of this it is hard for me to concentrate. I often read the Word with a program that has an audio, too. The more I get into the Word and the more I pray, the more hungry for God, I am.
Betty

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