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Betty Louise
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June 8, 2019
Happy Saturday,

It’s 7:30 a.m. in the morning and I have slept very little. I talked to God off and on during the night. Still have a headache, but feel rested. The biggest issue is my typing Is worse then usual. Running a little fever, but that is normal with fibro.

As I lay here on the bed with sleeping hubby and two fur babies. I am reminded of the greatness of our Glorious and Majestic Heavenly Father. My heart yearns for the moment when Jesus calls His children home to Heaven. Just the thought of the soon coming rapture fills my heart with songs. The old Hymn :”What a day that will be!” No more pain, nor sorrow. When we can walk the streets of gold with our Savior by our side. When we can looked into the eyes of our saved departed loved ones again. We cannot even imagine the joy awaits us, in Heaven.

Just the thought of Heaven should lead us to want to please God in this life. To work each day for the Kingdom of God. Each day we pray for God to guide us. To protect us from those who preach a false Gospel. The more we love God the more we want to put Him first in our lives. There is nothing on this earth that compares to the Glories of Heaven. Let us strive to stop being people pleasers and choose to live in a way that is pleasing to God.

Be blessed my friends for the God of Heaven is walking with you daily and will never forsake or leave you.
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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Betty Louise
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June 7, 2019
Happy Friday,

Throughout the World, the Heavens Speak

Psalm 19 King James Version (KJV)
19 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

From the beginning of the earth, from Adam and Eve, to the people who walk the earth today, the Heavens have spoken of the existence of God. God did not hide His existence from mankind but shouted it from the sky above.

Psalm 19 King James Version (KJV)
19 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

A man named Dawson chose not only to doubt the existence of God but developed the Evolution theory. In His own writings, he declared that the eye ball, could not have been created by accident but must have been created by a higher being. The world chose to embrace his theory not for its superior knowledge but because they did not want to answer to a Heavenly maker, to God. Mankind fell into the same sin as Satan. Mankind wanted to be God, to answer to no one but themselves. “It’s my life and I answer to no one!”

The men and women in the most secluded village in the world look up at the sky and God declares His existence to each heart. No one will go to Hell because they were unaware of the existence of God. They see God in each sunrise and at night when God unfolds His handiwork across the skies.

Today millions of people are on a journey to hell, not because they do not know that God exist, but in their pride that have rejected the God of Heaven. You hear politicians and just every day Joe, say I pray every day, and yet they are against everything God stands for. This is the sin of pride. The self pride of thinking that either they do not need a “god” or that they will worship a “god” of their own making. They want to be a spiritual person but they do not want a “god” that disagrees with their lifestyles. Like Satan they have in their own mind shoved God off of HIS Rightful Throne. They will end up just like Satan, in the eternal lake of fire.
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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Betty Louise
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June 6, 2019
Happy Thursday,

Biopsy came back negative. That is great news. The bad news the headaches have increased and the pain is worse. On one way it is frustrating not knowing what is going on, yet God knows and I can trust in Him. Many things in this world are frustrating and confusing to us. We can lay aside our confusion in pick up our faith in God. When we lay aside our fears and trust in God, we can live in peace.

It is not necessary to understand everything. It is only necessary to understand that God is in control. Each day, when we walk in trust in God, we can be assured that we are walking on the correct path. As the world grows more and more against those who believe the truth of the Gospel, we must stay strong in our faith, so that we are not easily led astray. Remembering the truth of the Gospel is the same today as when Jesus walked the paths in Jerusalem.

Keep looking it up for our redemption is coming soon.
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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Betty Louise
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June 5, 2019
HappyWednesday,

As In The Days of Noah


Matthew 24:36-39 King James Version (KJV)
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

As Christians, we do not have to look far, to see that sin abounds in this world. If we are not careful, we can become discouraged. Peter warned us that scoffers would even question the return of Jesus.

2 Peter 3:4 King James Version (KJV)
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.


We see evil abound. We see people who no longer believe Jesus is coming back. The question is what do I believe? What is the health of my faith in God?Has my faith grown cold and weak? Have I allowed my heart to become discouraged and loss of hope?

Matthew 24:43 King James Version (KJV)
43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

We can either chose to listen to the lies of the devil or trust in our Heavenly Father. We can live each day trusting in our Blessed Hope or allow the devil to fill our hearts with discouragement. The question becomes: “Do I trust the God of Heaven or the devil, the father of liars? Our trust in God, will stay strong when we ignore the lies of the devil and listen to the voice of truth, the God of the universe.
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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Betty Louise
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June 4, 2019
Happy Tuesday,

Lost In Confusion

As I deal with the confusion in my brain, I am reminded of all the spiritual confusion in the world. While some have chosen to embrace the lies of the devil, there are others who have lost their way due to confusion. “The world has changed so much on what is sin and what isn’t sin, surely God has changed His mind, too? Yet God warned us of this.

Hebrews 13:8 King James Version (KJV) 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

God is unchanging. When He told us what sin is, He meant it. He is not going to change His mind to please the people of today. Not only are people confused about what sin is but they are confused about their relationship with God. Some people think that they can sit in a Church that teaches lies from the devil and have a relationship with God. We cannot say that we are a Mormon, but we love God. We must choose the Jesus of the Bible or the Mormon Jesus. They are not the same Jesus. The same goes with Jehovah Witness and Seventh Day Advents.

2 Corinthians 6:17 King James Version (KJV)17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

We must not attempt to have a relationship with a counterfeit Gospel and the Truth of the Bible. We are too close to the end to try to have one foot in the devil’s Gospel and one foot in the TRUTH.

Not having a good day physically but I know God is with me. I appreciate your prayers. I did manage to feed the birds before the pain got so bad. All of us are suffering in our own way but remember Jesus is coming soon. Let us be grateful for what we have and pray for one another.
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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Betty Louise
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June 3, 2019
Happy Monday,

God Uses The Obedient

When I look at my blank page each morning, I am perplexed. Why would God want to use me? My failures flash like street lights and fear grows up from a brain that often fails me, yet in His love for me, He finds a way to use me. God could cause a tree to rise up from the ground and speak works of eloquence, that would astound the most educated person. Yet, God chooses to use mankind. Mankind that is born into sin and is filled with the spirit of rebellion. Mankind who is easily led astray and wanders off like sheep with no shepherd.

God chooses mankind, because He loves us so much. God chose to love us while we were yet sinners. He died for mankind when we were sinners and a rebellious people. How sad that so many people have chosen to reject the greatest gift of all, salvation! How many times do you hear someone say: “A loving God would never send anyone to hell!” Hell was not made for mankind but for the devil and his demons. God does not send anyone to hell. People choose to go to Hell. Often in the arrogance and pride they make their choice to spend eternity in hell.

Ray Boltz a wonderful Christian singer, turned his back on God. The first song he recorded after he rebelled against God, was titled: “You Cannot Tell Me, Who To Love. God does allow us to choose who we love. Yet, Ray’s song was written in rebellion and sadly, he will most likely spend eternity in hell. God is not sending Ray to hell. Ray chose hell over God. We choose where we want to spend eternity.

Joshua 24:15 New Living Translation (NLT)
15 But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.”

Let us choose to be obedient and loving children of God. Remember loving people speak the truth. Spiritual lies only hurt people. Speak the truth in love and pray for lost souls.
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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June 2, 2019
Blessed Sunday,

Patience in Adversity

Surprisingly my surgery site is still quiet painful. Of course since the biopsy has not come back, they still don’t know what is causing the headaches. I am impatient. We can be inpatient about spiritual matters, also. We want the spiritual growth, without the pain involved in growing. It is the growing pains that give us good and strong spiritual roots. Shallow roots will fail with the slightest wind. Long and strong roots will sustain strong winds and trials.

We will grow in our walk and faith in God if we stay in the Word of God and in prayer. Reminding ourselves that some growth will come with pain and tribulation. God will sustain us through the battles and He will never forsake us.
We take each day as a new day to grow in faith and spiritual growth. May God bless and keep you.
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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June 1, 2019
Happy Saturday,

Words Can Hurt

Fifteen years ago a friend from School over heard me telling my husband that I felt sorry for her. I felt sorry for her because she had a cruel father and a hard life. It was not until last year that I found out that my pity for her, was seen as an insult to her. I found out after her death that those words had stayed with her for 15 years and they were like a thorn in her side. It has broken my heart that my words had added to her pain.

Truth is we do not know how our words will be received by another. Sometimes what we see as words said from a heart that cares, can be seen different from the hearer. This is why we should pray daily that when we speak, we speak in love and that the Holy Spirit can guide us. I have prayed that God will tell my friend that I am sorry that I hurt her. Over the years I have learned some words cannot be taken back.

My friend did not need my pity. She needed me to pray that God would heal her pain from a wounded past. In School, I was too young to know how to help her, as an adult, I mistook pity for caring. Now I know, when we see someone who is suffering and their suffering is out of out control, the best thing we can do is pray for them. Nothing is out of the control of God. God can heal all wounds, even those from the past.

Words can hurt but they can also help. Instead of pity, I should have told her how much I admired her for being so strong in adversity. This is opportunity has passed. Yet we can ask God to help us choose our words with grace. People do not need our pity, they need us praying for God to intercede in their lives.

Today, look for the little diamonds God has placed along your path. Have a grateful and thankful heart and seek ways to encourage one another in the Lord.
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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Betty Louise
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May 31, 2019
Happy Friday,


How can I be a blessing to others when I feel so miserable? The day after surgery and the worst FIBRO flare ever for me and I am inclined to feel sorry for myself. Then I feel God’s presence and I am reminded then even in the midst of pain, God is with me. How can I not pray for others when God in His love for me, has not forsaken me?

Often it is in the midst of our misery that we feel the closeness of our Heavenly Father. This is the time when we feel His Arms of love surrounding us. What better time to reach out to encourage others, then when God let us feel His love and comfort! God’s mercy for us, should make us more inclined to reach out to others who are suffering. Even if we can only pray for them, our prayers are never ignored by God.

Whatever you are going through, today, take your troubles to God. Tell Him everything. He wants us to feel close enough to Him that we can share everything with Him. His love for you is just as strong through the bad times as the good times. Seek Him through both times.
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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Betty Louise
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May 30, 2019
Happy Thursday,

Family and Friends

Had the surgery today on my forehead .. I am blessed to be home now in bed. Get results for biopsy, next week. Hoping they find something , that they can fix. I appreciate everyone’s prayers.

God bless each of you and you’re families. Lying down in bed to rest. I had to be at hospital at 4:30 this morning.
Betty

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.

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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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Betty Louise
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May 29, 2019
Happy Wednesday,

God Provides

Having day surgery tomorrow. A biopsy on a vein on the right side of my head. Yesterday was a whirl wind. From the Doctor’s office to next door for pre-op procedures. The issues with the surgery and the Doctor’s warning about how important it is that I have the surgery, did not sink into late last night.

At 12:30 a.m. my daughter-in-law sent me a Bible verse in an email:

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and future." Jeremiah 29:11

This verse calmed my fears. I was reminded that God was with me and will be with me tomorrow. Whatever we are facing, we can trust God. Reading the news these days can cause anger and fear. We need to do remind ourselves that while evil is on the rise, God is still on His Throne. Soon God will come and get His Children for our eternal home with 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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