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Betty Louise
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June 11, 2021
Happy Friday,

Listening to God and Others

A question we should ask ourselves: “Am I willing to listen to God and others?” We can get caught up in our own beliefs that we do not listen to the quiet voice of the Holy Spirit. When God sends others to speak truth in our lives, we can ignore that too.

We must be careful that we do not allow the world’s views to lead us away from the truth of God’s Holy Word. Just because some scripture is no longer popular into day’s world, does not change God’s opinion on sin.

So how do we know when to listen to the voices speaking in the world today or ignore them. We compare the voices with Scripture. God is not going to speak to you, anything that contradicts Scripture. God’s view on sin is still the same today as when the Bible was written. God will not change His mind about sin to please today’s worldly views.

Hebrews 13:8
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”

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 10, 2021
Happy Thursday,


“Fill My Cup, Lord”

Just as we check the gas gauge on our car regularly, so we do not end up on the side on the road out of gas, we should check out the spiritual gauge. Many things in this life can cause us to become low spiritually. It seems sometimes that troubles come in three and this can overwhelm us.
Sickness can make us weak physically and spiritually. Sin can also move us from further from God.

It is good to take an assessment of ourselves and ask God to help us to see where we stand. We may need physical healing and rest. We may need to revalue the health of our souls. When we find ourselves lacking spiritually, pray for the Holy Spirit fill out souls to overflowing.

Let us pray that we finish this race on fire for God and living in His will.
Betty

Religious Music – Fill My Cup, Lord lyrics

Like the woman at the well I was seeking
For things that could not satisfy;
And then I heard my Savior speaking:
"Draw from my well that never shall run dry".

Fill my cup Lord, I lift it up, Lord!
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul;
Bread of heaven, Feed me till I want no more--
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole!

There are millions in this world who are craving
The pleasures earthly things afford;
But none can match the wondrous treasure
That I find in Jesus Christ my Lord.

Fill my cup Lord, I lift it up, Lord!
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul;
Bread of heaven, Feed me till I want no more--
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole!

So, my brother, if the things this world gave you
Leave hungers that won't pass away,
My blessed Lord will come and save you,
If you kneel to Him and humbly pray:

Fill my cup Lord, I lift it up, Lord!
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul;
Bread of heaven, Feed me till I want no more--
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole

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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 9, 2021
Happy Wednesday,

Why Are We Still Here?

All Christians at times must wonder, why hasn't God come and caught us up to Heaven, yet?. For now it is God’s plan for us to be on this earth. He wants not to just occupy, but to work for Him. Everyone of us has a Mission for God. If we ask, God will tell us.

Everyone can pray for others. Some have the gift of encouragement. Some can be Sunday School teachers. Some can call others or send cards. Let us all seek to do the will of God as we wait for the rapture.
Betty

Ephesians 4:7-16
Spiritual Gifts
7 But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8 Therefore He says:
“When He ascended on high,
He led captivity captive,
And gave gifts to men.”
9 (Now this, “He ascended”—what does it mean but that He also [d]first descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)
11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the [e]edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

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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 8, 2021
Happy Tuesday,

“What Might Have Been?”

My dear friends, too many of us or living in a land of what might have been. That land is not reality. Indeed, this is not the reality that we prayed and dreamed of. It does not even matter that this reality may have been achieved by corruptible actions. It is still our reality.

We must accept that what happened is what God allowed. His reason is above our pay grade. We must stop wasting our time on what might have been and seek God’s face so that we can work for God in our present circumstances

God has a plan and He will reveal His plan in His time. For now, we must live in faith. Trust in God and live faithfully for God and He will direct our path.
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 7, 2021
Happy Monday,

“Have A Little Talk With Jesus”

When you wake up in the morning and before your feet hit the floor, take time to talk with God. Give God glory and praise even if it is just bits and pieces of Hymns and Praise and Worship songs, that you remember. Like the old Hymn says: “Have a little talk with Jesus”

This will start your day on good footing and your praises to God will lift up your spirit with joy and peace. As we begin to regularly spend time with God, our relationship with God will grow stronger.

When unexpected things happen you will be less likely to panic, because you have already opened up communication with God. In these times we need our faith built up and prayer and worshipping God will do this.
Betty

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June 6, 2021
Blessed Sunday,

The Twelve Spies

Numbers 13 Spies Sent into Canaan
13 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel; from each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a leader among them.”

Go command Moses to send 12 spies out to spy out the land of Cannon.
The twelve all saw and experienced the same thing, but only two had faith in God.

Numbers 13:
26 Now they departed and came back to Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the children of Israel in the Wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh; they brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land. 27 Then they told him, and said: “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly [g]flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. 28 Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there. 29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan.”
30 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”
31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” 32 And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. 33 There we saw the [h]giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like[i] grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”

Caleb and Joshua were ready to go to battle knowing that God would bring them victory. The other ten sowed doubt and fear into hearts of the people. The ten chose not to trust God and they riled up the people to also doubt God.


Numbers 14 New King James Version
Israel Refuses to Enter Canaan
14 So all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night. 2 And all the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, “If only we had died in the land of Egypt! Or if only we had died in this wilderness! 3 Why has the Lord brought us to this land to [a]fall by the sword, that our wives and children should become victims? Would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?” 4 So they said to one another, “Let us select a leader and return to Egypt.”

These people had seen of heard of the miracles of God. God bringing them out of Egypt. God parting the red sea. God providing mana and meat from the heavens. They knew what God was capable of, yet they chose to disbelieve that God would bring them to victory in Canaan.
God’s anger arose against the people but only Moses' prayer saved them from sudden death. Because of their disbelieve, only Caleb and Joshua would enter into Canaan.

Death Sentence on the Rebels
26 And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 27 “How long shall I bear with this evil congregation who complain against Me? I have heard the complaints which the children of Israel make against Me. 28 Say to them, ‘As I live,’ says the Lord, ‘just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will do to you: 29 The carcasses of you who have complained against Me shall fall in this wilderness, all of you who were numbered, according to your entire number, from twenty years old and above. 30 Except for Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun, you shall by no means enter the land which I [g]swore I would make you dwell in. 31 But your little ones, whom you said would be victims, I will bring in, and they shall [h]know the land which you have despised. 32 But as for you, your[i] carcasses shall fall in this wilderness. 33 And your sons shall be [j]shepherds in the wilderness forty years, and bear the brunt of your infidelity, until your carcasses are consumed in the wilderness. 34 According to the number of the days in which you spied out the land, forty days, for each day you shall bear your [k]guilt one year, namely forty years, and you shall know My [l]rejection. 35 I the Lord have spoken this. I will surely do so to all this evil congregation who are gathered together against Me. In this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.’ ”
36 Now the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned and made all the congregation complain against him by bringing a bad report of the land, 37 those very men who brought the evil report about the land, died by the plague before the Lord. 38 But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh remained alive, of the men who went to spy out the land.

We can, too, forget the miracles that God jas done in our own lives and give into doubts and fear. Without faith, we cannot please God. We must choose to trust God in all circumstances, so we do not get led a stay, by the devil and his demons.

Hebrews 11:6 New King James Version
6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Betty

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May 5, 2021
Happy Saturday,

Waiting in Hope


Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

READ Romans 12:9–13

Our Spiritual Journey, from the moment of salvation until death or the rapture, is filled with times of waiting on answers from God. During these times not only does our patience grow, but so does our faith in God.

We choose how we will react to waiting. Do we get mad at God? Do we react in anger? We can choose to wait faithfully and peacefully. When the devil tempts us to react in anger or disbelief, cry out to God for help.
If we ask, God will give us a heart that is willing to wait patiently for God’s timing. We must remind ourselves, that God has perfect timing and that His love for us is firm, true, and everlasting.
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 4, 2021
Happy Friday,

God Will Never Abandon Us

For He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. HEBREWS 13:5

We can get so caught up in what is happening in this world today, that we lose hope. We need to remind ourselves, every day that God is with us when we wake up and we go to sleep.

God is not asleep on His throne. He is very much aware of what is happening in the world today. Everything that is happening is leading up to the tribulation. Christians, Jesus is coming soon. If we keep our focus on Jesus, we need not fear what is happening around us.

When we keep our focus on God, then God will replace our fears with perfect peace. When we do this, we can walk in faith and glorify our Heavenly Father amid this sinful world.

Luke 21:28

“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.”

Betty

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June 3, 2021
Happy Thursday,

Sharing the Gospel in These Times



“Promise #154:
My Word will not return to me until it accomplishes what I intended.

Isaiah 55:10-11 (WEB)
10 For as the rain comes down and the snow from the sky, and doesn’t return there, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, and gives seed to the sower and bread to the eater; 11 so shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing I sent it to do.”

We can become discouraged when we share the Gospel and the hearers reject the Gospel. Sometimes we are met with hate when we share the good news of the Gospel. Yet, God promises that His Words would accomplish what He intends.

Our job is not to save people. Our job is to share the Gospel and trust the Holy Spirit to do the work. When we realize this we can take ourselves out of the equation. A farmer plants many seeds. Some seeds will grow into wonderful plants but others will not. Our job is to plant the seed and allow God to work. Do our work out of a loving heart and trust God for the outcome.
Betty

Matthew 13:1-23 New King James Version
The Parable of the Sower
13 On the same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea. 2 And great multitudes were gathered together to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
3 Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: “Behold, a sower went out to sow. 4 And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them. 5 Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. 6 But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away. 7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. 8 But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9 He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”

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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, 2021
Happy Wednesday,

“The Way Of The Cross Leads Home”

Matthew 16:24-26 English Standard Version
Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus
24 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25 For whoever would save his life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?

Most people want to go to Heaven, but many want to go a different route. There is no other way to Heaven but through the cross. Living a good life will not do it. We must be willing to lay down our selfish desires and serve God.

Luke 9:23 - And he said to [them] all, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. Romans 8:7-8 - Because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Jesus does not invite us to take a stroll through a lovely garden, where everything is perfect and we can have everything we want. God will provide our needs, but must choose to follow Christ, down the path He chooses for us.

We begin our path at the cross of Jesus and we are supposed to walk in righteousness and truth. We must be willing to lay aside our own desires and walk in the will of God.

Philippians 2:8 New King James Version
8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.

Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice for us and He expects us to take up our cross willing and follow Him. There will be days that are hard but we find comfort in the arms of God. His love will sustain us and the Holy Spirit will guide us.

We can choose to remain babes in Christ or we can choose to grow in Spirit and in truth.

Hebrews 5:12 New King James Version
Spiritual Immaturity
12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the [a]oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.

Heavenly Father, Teach us to grow in spirit and truth. Help us to be willing to carry our cross to the finish line.
Amen,
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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May 31, 2021
Happy Monday,

Memorial Day

Over the years Memorial Day has lost its meaning. Most people see it as a three day weekend, a day to BBQ, or a day to shop for bargains. Today is supposed to be about taking time to honor those who lost their lives on the battlefield, fighting for our Country.

We are blessed if we can spend some time with family today. Let us also thank God for the men and women who chose to make the ultimate sacrifice, their lives, for our Country.
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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May 30, 2021
Blessed Sunday,

God Will Never Leave Us

I did not make it to Church, today because I was having brain issues, so I turned over and went back to sleep. There will be times all of us have troubles, but remember God will never leave us not forsake us. We can trust in Him until the rapture or our last breath.

In these last days, let us not give in to doubts and fears, but cry out to Jesus for help. The devil would love for us to give up on God, but my friends we have traveled too many miles in our Christian walk to give up on God.

He has been watching over us all of our lives. God wants to spend eternity in Heaven with Him. May God gives us the faith to stay steadfast until the end!
Betty

1 Corinthians 15:58 New King James Version
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

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May 29, 2021
Happy Saturday,

God Hates Sin

You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness.
Psalm 45:7

God hates sin. Sin is a rebellion against God. God does not hate sinners, but there is no place in Heaven for sinners. A Righteous and Holy God cannot abide with sinners.

Every person must choose or reject salvation for themselves. We can pray for sinners but we can not force salvation on anyone. This is hard for us sometimes. We would love to drag our unsaved loved ones to the altar, but if we did, they would still leave the altar a sinner.

Be grateful for our salvation and continue to pray for lost souls. Live righteously for Christ and pray that we have a compassionate heart for others.
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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May 28, 2021
Happy Friday,

God Is Our Friend, But

God is our friend, but He is still Almighty God, the greater of all things. He wants us to talk to Him as a friend, but He is God Most Holy. How do we walk the fine line between friend and God?

Psalm 99:9
9 Exalt the Lord our God,
And worship at His holy hill;
For the Lord our God is holy.

We go to God, our friend, but we must treat Him with honor and respect. It is okay to tell God that you are upset but not to dishonor Him in anger. Our prayers must be enveloped in love. There are times that we must seek forgiveness for having anger in our hearts. Then we can openly share our disappointments and fears.

We cannot and should not make demands of God. Instead, we lay out our desires and needs and humbly seek His Will. When we do this we can come respectfully to the throne of God.

Acts 7:33 New King James Version
33 ‘Then the Lord said to him, “Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.

God may not call for us to remove our shoes today, but we should always come to Him with respect, for we serve a Holy God.
Betty

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

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May 27, 2021
Happy Thursday,

Firm Foundation

Build on the Rock Matthew 7:
24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”
28 And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, 29 for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

Is our faith in God planted on a firm foundation? Are we secure in our beliefs in Scripture Doctrine? Are we still a babe in Christ or have we matured to the meat of the Gospel?

If we only feed on cotton candy Gospel we are not spiritually mature. This is a dangerous position to be in. A famous female Bible teacher is saying, that anyone that says deny yourself is the devil. What does Jesus say?

Luke 9:23 New King James Version
Take Up the Cross and Follow Him
23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross [a]daily, and follow Me.

If we are immature in our faith, we are going to fall apart at the first sign of trouble. How will we stand for the truth of the Gospel in these days when parts of Scripture are considered hate speech? When we are questioned are we going to speak the truth, mumble a few words that do not make sense, or change the subject? Are we willing to be unfriended for speaking the truth?

May God help us to speak the truth in love. God help us to grow spiritually so that we can recognize the truth and false Gospel. Flee from cotton candy Gospel, it may taste good, but it will not help you when the ground begins to shake.

We can see hate in the streets today. Strangers beating up people that they don't even know. Politicians calling those who disagree with them deplorable's. God help us to be mature enough spiritually, so that we can speak the truth in these days when the truth is considered hate speech.
Betty


Hebrews 6:15 New King James Version
15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

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May 26, 2021
Happy Wednesday,

The Kingdom of God

“Promise #146:
I will show you the mysteries of My kingdom.

Matthew 13:11 (WEB)
He answered them, “To you it is given to know
the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven,
but it is not given to them.”

In safes in banks and homes are jewels of every kind hidden for safety. In art galleries there are paintings and art sculptures worth a king’s ransom.
Yet the awards that await us in Heaven would shame the richest of this world.

It is normal to notices a fine expensive car. It is normal to look at a house on the oceanside or by a huge mountain, and wonder what if. Let us never envy what others have for the reward coming to us far away the things of this earth.

Let us, instead put our focus on living a righteous and Holy life. The Bible says no eye has seen the glorious beauty’s that await us in Heaven.
Betty

“Psalms 138:7 ~ “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you will revive me: you shall stretch forth your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand shall save me.” Proverbs 3:26 ~ “For the Lord shall be your confidence, and shall keep your foot from being taken.”

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May 25, 2021
Happy Tuesday,

Do We Hunger After Righteousness?

Matthew 5:6 (WEB)
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness,
for they shall be filled.

We can get so caught up in earthly needs that we neglect those things our soul needs. I know I am often guilty of this. God wants to meet our needs, but He wants us to long for spiritual needs as much as we do our physical.

Let us pray daily that we will be filled by the Holy Spirit so that we will be like the wise virgins. May God fill us with compassion for others. Every day seek to live in the will of God and His Righteousness. Pray for joy so that we can share that joy with others. Keep our eyes on the times we are in so that the rapture does not take us by surprise.
Betty

“A Channel Of Blessing To Others

Dear Lord Jesus, every good and perfect gift is a blessing from You and You have blessed me with so much. I ask that You would use me to be a blessing to others who are in need or facing difficulties.

Make me a channel of Your blessing, a channel through whom Your love and peace and joy and love flow out from You, through me to others. May I be Your hands to bless others. May You guide my feet to places where I can go and be a blessing. May my speech be seasoned with salt so that I may speak words of comfort and encouragement, and speak the truth in love. Give me the grace to be available when others are in need.

Lord, I pray that You may increase in my life and I may decrease, so that the blessings that You pour through me to others, may draw each one closer into the arms of the Lord Jesus. In His name I pray,

Amen.”

Source: https://prayer.knowing-jesus.com/Prayers-of-Blessings#:~:text=%20Prayers%20of%20Blessings%20%201%20Blessed%20Be,want%20to%20kneel%20before%20You%20today...%20More%20

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May 24, 2021
Happy Monday,

Waiting On The Lord

“Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength;” (Isaiah 40:31, NKJV). 

If we are honest, waiting for things is hard, especially waiting on answers to prayer. Yet in this waiting period, we can grow in the Lord. When the devil lies and tells you that God has forgotten you, draw closer to Jesus raise your voice in praise to God Almighty.

When you remember that the devil only wants to do evil to you, while our Heavenly Father, wants us to grow in Spirit and truth. When we song praises to God, we are worshipping our Heavenly Father and lifting up our own spirits. Have a blessed day and magnify the Lord with me.
Betty

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May 23, 2021
Blessed Sunday,

We Need A Savior


For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 2 Timothy 4:3-4


Never apologize for Scripture. It is Holy and inspired by God Himself. Never be ashamed of Scripture. Scripture points out our sinful ways so that we can realize we are a sinner and need a Savior.

Sometimes it can be painful when God shines His Holy light over our sins, but how can we be reconciled to God if He does not show us our sins? It is so much better to have God revile our sin so we can repeat then spend an eternity in hell.

We will be condemned by this world for believing the truth of the Bible. Nancy Pelosi says if you are against abortion you are against democracy. This is a lie. I am old enough to remember being in elementary School at a time when love for God and Country was still taught in School. We said the pledge allegiance to the flag and the Lord’s Prayer every morning when the School day started.

Numbers 6:24-26 New King James Version
24 “The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord [a]lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”

Betty

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May 22, 2021
Happy Saturday,

There will be days that wo do not feel up to working for God. Maybe we did not sleep well. Maybe we are in pain. Yet, when we choose to step up to the plate and do the work that God requires of us, He will sustain us and strengthen us.

Matthew 11:30 New King James Version
30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

When we are weak, lean more into God. Seek Him and you will find Him. Come humbly to Jesus and He will give us rest. Today, let us pray for those who are in prison for their faith in Christ. Pray that not only that God will sustain them but give them strength and courage.
Betty

Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, 'Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.'"
John 7:38

Revelation 22:20 New King James Version
I Am Coming Quickly
20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”

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May 21, 2021
Happy Friday,

“God’s Still Working On Me”

There was a children's Christian song in the 90’s with those words. Paul talked about Christians being a work in progress.

Philippians 1:3-7 New King James Version
Thankfulness and Prayer
3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, 5 for your fellowship in the gospel from \\the first day until now, 6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; 7 just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace.

It is great news to know that God does not give up on His children. He patiently works behind the scenes to help us grow in Him. People my age remember the saying that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks. The truth is we can grow in grace and spiritually until we take our last breath or the rapture.
Betty

Philippians 1:9-11 New King James Version
9 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, 10 that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, 11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

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May 20, 2021
Happy Thursday

Delight Yourself in the Lord

Psalm 37:4 New King James Version
4 Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

Delighting ourselves in the Lord is a choice. It does not happen by accident. We can choose to only see our circumstances or we can turn our eyes on Jesus and delight in Him.

We must choose to encourage ourselves in the Lord and not give in to self-pity. Instead of feeling sorry for ourselves, we can choose to seek joy from the knowledge that God Almighty loves us with an everlasting love.

We are surrounded by evil and evildoers. It is easy to become discouraged and wonder why God is not doing anything. Remind ourselves that judgment day is coming and justice will prevail. Singing praises to God and worship in the midst of these days and He will fill our hearts with joy.
Betty

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May 19, 2021
Happy Wednesday,

“She Did What She Could”

She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.
Mark 14:

Most of ts cannot donate thousands of dollars to Missionaries. Most of us cannot leave our families and share the Gospel in faraway places. Yet, God can still use us for His glory.

Buying a hamburger for a homeless person is important to a hungry person. Our small offering in God’s hands can do miracles. A kind word to a discouraged person can lift up their spirits and help them continue in their walk with God.

God is not asking us do beyond our capabilities but to what we can out of our love for Him.
Betty

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May 18, 2021
Happy Tuesday,

“What You Do For Me”

Hebrews 6:10 New King James Version
10 For God is not unjust to forget your work and [a]labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

Many work behind the scenes for the Lord. No one but God knows the work they do, but God never forgets. One day you will stand before God and He will make known, the hard work you did in secret.

Serving others out of love for God is a gift of love to our Heavenly Father. He sees and remembers our hard work.

Matthew 25:40 New King James Version
40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

Let is not grow weary in our work for God. Let us not grow resentful of the task assigned to us, but work hard for God, because of your love for Him. Do everything in love.

As the time grows short, do not allow the devil to sidetrack you from your work. Be diligent in reading God’s Word and have an active prayer life. The devil is seeking more than ever to lead Christians astray. This is not the time to give into sin. Victory is coming soon, hold on tightly to your faith in God.
Betty

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May 17, 2021
Happy Monday,

Controlling Our Tongues

If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. James 1:26

Proverbs 29:20 New King James Version
20 Do you see a man hasty in his words?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.

James 3:10 New King James Version
10 Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.

The words we speak can destroy our testimony. Words said in anger can destroy relationships. We often hear people say that my parent had a hot temper and it just runs in our family. This may be so, but God expects His children to control out temper.

We are not without resources. We should make it our daily prayer to pray that God will help us control our temper. Pray that God will give us a humble spirit and take away our arrogance. Pride and arrogance can cause us to want to win every argument at any cost.

Let us not be guilty of telling dirty jokes. This displeases our Heavenly Father. We should not be using our tongues for evil. Pray that God will help us speak kindly and in love.
Betty

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May 16, 2021
Blessed Sunday,

Conscience

Romans 2:14 New King James Version
14 for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves,

I was blessed to participate with my Church online today. Our Pastor spoke about Heaven. I love hearing about Heaven. Praise God for our future Home.

God put a conscience in every person. Even before we come to God for redemption, we can avoid sinning by listening to our conscience. Sadly, many people refuse to listen, and soon there conscience stops working.

The more we give in to the lies of the devil the more we sin. The more we sin, the eviler we become. No one has to give in to evil. They can choose to listen to their conscience.

When we become Christian, the Holy Spirit moves into our souls. If we choose to listen to His voice, the louder His voice will become. If we choose to ignore the Holy Spirit, the more we will find ourselves living outside the will of God.

We do not stumble onto the Righteous path by accident. We must choose to walk in Righteousness. We do that by talking to God every day when we wake up and seeking His will for our lives. When the trumpet blows, for us to be called to Heaven, let us pray God will find us living in His truth and Righteousness.
Betty

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May 15, 2021
Happy Saturday,

“Great Is Your Faithfulness”

Lamentations 3:22-24New King James Version
22 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I hope in Him!”

Great is the faithfulness of God unto His children. When His children rebel He does not abandon them. As a loving Father, He will discipline His children but He will call us back to Himself and hide us under His wings. He will heal our wounds and comfort us.

In His mercies, He will seek and find us when we have lost our way. He will bring is back to Himself. If we only trust Him, He and His Holy Word will shine a light on our paths so we need not fall away by the wayside.

If we choose not to walk in wickedness, we will find joy walking in righteousness. We must choose to be faithful and walk in obedience to our Heavenly Father. We will not accidentally walk in faithfulness and in truth. The devil and his demons will seek to lead us astray if we are not steadfast in our faith in God.

Begin each day, seeking the face of God and pray for Him to guide us to walk faithfully and steadfastly in His truth. Close your ears to false teaching and test every spirit by the Holy Wors of God. Do not grow weary but ask God to strengthen you physically and spiritually so we can be faithful to the end of the Age of Grace.
Maranatha,
Betty

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May 14, 2021
Happy Friday,

“In The Morning When I Rise”

“Promise #134: 
I hear your voice when you call to Me in the morning.

Psalm 5:3 (WEB)
Yahweh, in the morning you shall hear my voice.
In the morning I will lay my requests before you,
and will watch expectantly.”

What a great idea King David had! When he rose up from his bed, he made a point to call out to God. Beginning our day with even a quick prayer of thanksgiving to God will start our day with joy and peace.

We can begin to take God and all His gifts to us, for granted. Making a point to begin the day with a grateful heart will bless God and us. Starting the day with gratefulness will help us start the day with a great attitude.
Betty

"Give Me Jesus"

In the morning, when I rise
In the morning, when I rise
In the morning, when I rise

Give me Jesus.
Give me Jesus,
Give me Jesus.
You can have all this world,
Just give me Jesus.

When I am alone,
When I am alone,
When I am alone,
Give me Jesus.

Give me Jesus.
Give me Jesus,
Give me Jesus.
You can have all this world,
Just give me Jesus.

When I come to die,
When I come to die,
When I come to die,
Give me Jesus.

Give me Jesus.
Give me Jesus,
Give me Jesus.
You can have all this world,
Just give me Jesus.

Give me Jesus.
Give me Jesus,
Give me Jesus.
You can have all this world,
You can have all this world,
You can have all this world,
Just give me Jesus.

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May 13, 2021
Happy Thursday,

Evil is Exalted

In Psalms 12, King David is heartbroken at the knowledge that evil was exalted in the streets of Jerusalem. We are living in a season just like that. A season where people who proudly expose their sin are celebrated as heroes. Where those who speak the truth about sin are vilified.

Already in many Countries, you can be arrested for reading certain passages in public and in some places even in a Church. It is not a question of lack of knowledge. People know what the Bibie says about what is sin. Not only do they not care what the Bible says, but they burn with hate at just hearing the truth. On judgment day, they will have no excuse.


Acts 7:57 New King James Version
 Then they cried out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and ran at him with one accord;

The people were so angry at the words that Paul spoke, that they covered their ears as they ran to kill him. Rather than repent of their sins so that they could find redemption in the blood of Jesus, they wanted to kill the messenger of the truth If you want to see if this hate exists write about specific sins and watch as hate comes flying out of everywhere.

My dear friends be aware that you will be vilified and hated for exposing sin today. Yet we must speak the truth in these evil days. Speaking the truth in love so that will be some that their hearts will be touched and their turn away from their wickedness and find redemption in Jesus.
Betty

Psalm 12New King James Version
Man’s Treachery and God’s Constancy

To the Chief Musician. On [a]an eight-stringed harp. A Psalm of David.
12 :
Help,[b] Lord, for the godly man ceases!
For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.

They speak idly everyone with his neighbor;
With flattering lips and [c]a double heart they speak.

May the Lord [d]cut off all flattering lips,
And the tongue that speaks [e]proud things,

Who have said,
“With our tongue we will prevail;
Our lips are our own;
Who is lord over us?”

“For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy,
Now I will arise,” says the Lord;
“I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.”

The words of the Lord are pure words,
Like silver tried in a furnace of earth,
Purified seven times.

You shall keep them, O Lord,
You shall preserve them from this generation forever.

The wicked prowl on every side,
When vileness is exalted among the sons of men.

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May, 12, 2021
Happy Wednesday,

Obedience is Better Than Sacrifice

There is a joke that is used a lot on TV. It says I would rather apologize later than ask permission before. In instances on sitcoms the joke is funny, but when it comes to God it is no joke.

1 Samuel 15:22-23 New King James Version
22 So Samuel said:
“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,
As in obeying the voice of the Lord?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,
And to heed than the fat of rams.
23 
For rebellion is as the sin of [a]witchcraft,
And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,
He also has rejected you from being king.”

God does not take rebellion lightly. We endanger our spiritual health when taking sin lightly. We must not be flippant about sin. God does not see sin as a joking matter.

I have given up watching a TV drama that I had liked because they used the Name of God and Jesus as a curse word, regularly. It is just about impossible to find a book on the best seller’s list that doesn't use God’s Name as profanity.

It is not like the characters in the show cannot express anger without using God’s Name in vain. It is because it is become acceptable to use God’s Name in vain in today’s world. People disrespect God on TV in real life. They have lost their Holy fear of God.

God does not take this lightly. God is Holy and He and His Name should be treated in reverence. People think because God doesn't strike them dead when they abuse Him, that He doesn't care. That is a lie from the devil. There is coming a day of reckoning for those who abuse the Holy Name of God.

Christians, we should be careful what we expose ourselves to. A little levan can spoil the whole loaf. We must be careful that we do not become to accept God’s Name in vain as normal talking. Better to turn the TV off. When people are in our home, ask them not to use God’s Name in vain. It is our right to be able to keep God’s Name Holy in our own home.

Let us seek to live in righteousness and to have righteous anger when we hear God’s Holy Name treated with disrespect.
Betty

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May 11, 2021
Happy Tuesday,

Be Willing to Listen


The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.
Proverbs 12:15


The Bible tells us that a wise person must be willing to listen to advice. No matter our age, we do not know it all. Young and old can learn from others' counsel. We can avoid falling into pits by taking advice from those who have fallen into them. We can be aware of the current scams by heading warnings from others.

We must pray not to be so stubborn that we refuse advice from others. We must not allow our pride to cause us to become hard-headed and stubborn.

There is one situation that we must be strong and stand firm. We must stand firm in the Holy Word so that we are not led astray by false teaching. A soft pleasant voice and attractive body can hide the heart of evil. Remember satan tricked Eve with half-truths.

Heavenly Father,
Help us to be open to sound counsel and listening to your voice. Help us to be able to tell the difference between sound advice from others and lies from the devil. Help us stay so tuned into You, that we know Your voice.
Amen,
Betty

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May 10, 2021
Happy Monday,

Rejoice With The Lord

Zephaniah 3:17New King James Version
17 The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Our time on earth is coming to an end. No, longer will we be persecuted by the devil. No longer will we deal with people who hate us because of our faith in God. Those who considered us ignorant and weak for trusting in God will instead envy our eternity in Heaven.

What wondrous days will there be in Heaven! We will walk and talk again with our relatives who have gone before us. We will be able to sit and talk with the great leaders of faith in the Bible and listen to their great testimonies.

Most of all we will be able to walk and talk with Jesus. To kiss the hands and feet that were nailed to a tree to pay for our redemption. The days ahead will be rough but the prize that awaits us is beyond our comprehension.

May God help us to be faithful and stand firm in our faith in God so that we can stand unashamed in the presence of our God and Savior. Blessed be the Name of the Lord. Offer up praise and Glory to the Holy Name of God.
Betty

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May 9, 2021
Blessed Sunday,

Happy Mother’s Day

For most children, the first relationship they have is with their mom. We come into this world vulnerable and helpless. We are completely dependent upon our mom.

No mom is perfect. Motherhood is a job that you learn as you go. You will make mistakes. It is often said that the firstborn is the one that mom's learn through trial and error.

Mothers do not receive any great honor, yet they are in a position to influence future: Doctors, Teachers, Ministers, Missionaries, and Presidents.

With all it's up and downs, Motherhood is a precious gift from God. The relationship between parent and child goes through changes over the years, yet that relationship is like no other.

I am grateful to be the mother to two great kids who grew up to be God-fearing, responsible adults. Yes, I made mistakes along the way, but I am filled with pride at what my two children have become.

My prayer is that God would give a special blessing to those Mothers of babies and give them the courage to raise their children to have genuine faith in Our Heavenly Father. That is the best way to equip your child to live in righteousness in a world where evil is considered good and good evil. As you raise your children, there will be hard days, but remember God is only a prayer away.
Betty

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May 8, 2021
Happy Saturday,

Loving God

When we think back on the past and we are honest with ourselves we will see how much time we wasted trying to please people who were not really that important to us. Sadly, we will also see times that we put pleasing people over God.

As we near the end of the race we realize that the most important thing should be pleasing God and living in His righteousness. When we do that everything else will fall in place. When we are right with God loving others is easier.
Betty

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April 6, 2021
Happy Friday,

Speaking the Right Words

Pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the right words so I can boldly explain God’s mysterious plan.
Ephesians 6:1

It is not easing finding the right words. We want to speak up for God, but we sometimes cannot find the right words to say. When we do find the words, we can be guilty of allowing our passion to see lost souls come to Christ, causing our words to come out in anger instead of love.

We all need wisdom so that we can speak up when we should and hold back the words when we need to. Let us pray that God will give us wisdom in these last days, so we can do God’s will.
Betty

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April 5, 2021
Happy Wednesday,

Begrudgingly

When we were young kids, are parents often had to make us share our toys. We tended to be selfish.

“Promise #125: 
I am delighted to give you My kingdom.

Luke 12:32 (WEB)
 Don’t be afraid, little flock,
for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.”

Our Heavenly Father, not only gives us eternity in Heaven but He delights in the idea of spending eternity with us. As much as we are looking forward to the rapture, God is too.

So, why does it seems He is taking so long?

2 Peter 3:9 New King James Version
9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward [a]us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

I read yesterday, that there is an outpouring of the Holy Spirit among Muslim people and many are finding redemption in Jesus. This is wondrous and marvelous news!

We will have a glorious time worshipping God, with people of every tongue and race! As we wait for the rapture, let us pray for sinners all over this world. Remember to pray for those who are being persecuted for their faith in God.

The Lord’s love for mankind is great and mighty to behold! Let us seek to be thankful and grateful for all the mercies, God shines into our lives. We will have bad days. Do not be too prideful to reach out to family and friends for them to pray for us. Sometimes we all need encouragement.
Betty

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May 4, 2021
Happy Tuesday,

Don’t Give Up

Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.  (Matthew 25:34-36)

Sadly, the last couple of years, we have seen Preachers and laypersons turn their back on their faith in Christ. Some their love of God grew cold. Some have embraced sin over righteousness. All of them need our prayers.

How sad it is to turn your back on God so close to the finish line! This must break God’s heart. It is like a painful divorce, to throw in the towel after so many years of being faithful to God. We can almost taste the thrill of victory. We are so close to going home to Heaven. We need to pray more than ever that God will help us to stay faithful to the end.
Betty

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May 3, 2021
Happy Monday,

What is First in My Life?

God wants us to succeed in life. He wants to bless us. Yet these are not to be our first goals in life.

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

Our first desire in this life should be to please God. When we seek to please God, then God will bless other areas in our lives. We can easily be led by satan to become so obsessed with success that, succeeding becomes our first love.

People often say that the Bible says that money is the root of evil. The Bible does not say that.

1 Timothy 6:10 King James Version
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

When we love money more than God, then money can cause us to sin. Many people put money over everything. They neglect God and their own family in order to pursue money. They have replaced God with the idol of money.

The same thing can be said of success. People can come to neglect God in family, in order to pursue promotions. In their race to reach the top in their field, they leave God and family behind. Sadly people often climb the ladder of success by destroying anyone who gets in their way.

I like to watch true murder mysteries. It is sad when a person gets killed and the family is asked if anyone hated the victim and they have to get paper and pen to list all the people whose lives were destroyed, in order for the victim to be top dog.

As Christians let it be said that whatever position we hold in this world that we did not crush anyone in our climb to the top. We can choose to put God first, even in our striving to succeed.

Mark 8:36 English Standard Version
36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?

The happiest person in this world is not the person at the top of business or politics. It is the person who puts God first in their lives. Let us be like Paul and learn to be content.


Philippians 4:11-13 New King James Version
11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to [a]be abased, and I know how to [b]abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through [c]Christ who strengthens me.

We will find joy when we seek to walk in righteousness and truth.
Betty

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May 2, 2021
Blessed Sunday,

“What If’s?”

Proverbs 3:5 New King James Version
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;


The devil likes to play a game of ‘what if’s. What if I am late? What if I have a wreck? What if???????

God gives us the answer to this evil game. Trust in God. Lean into Him when you are afraid. Whatever happens, God will be with us. Let us seek to trust in Him daily.
Betty

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I serve a risen Savior

1 I serve a risen Savior
  He’s in the world today.
I know that He is living,
  Whatever men may say.
I see His hand of mercy;
  I hear His voice of cheer;
And just the time I need Him
  He’s always near.
He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way.
He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?
    He lives within my heart.
2 In all the world around me
  I see His loving care,
And though my heart grows weary,
  I never will despair;
I know that He is leading,
  Through all the stormy blast;
The day of His appearing
  Will come at last.
3 Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian,
  Lift up your voice and sing
Eternal hallelujahs
  To Jesus Christ the King!
The Hope of all who seek Him,
  The Help of all who find,
None other is so loving,
  So good and kind

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May 1, 2021
Happy Saturday,

By Faith, Not By Sight

Ephesians 2:8 New King James Version
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,

God gives each person a measure of faith so that they can become saved. No one can come to God unless the Holy Spirit leads them.
When we become a Christian we increase our faith by hearing the word of God and walking with God in faith and righteousness.

2 Corinthians 5:7 New King James Version
7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.

When our faith grows weak, we go back to the source of our faith, the Holy Word of God.

Romans 10:17 New King James Version
17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

The Holy Word of God is meat to our souls. We grow in faith and righteousness by reading the Word of God. We seek God’s help in order to walk in righteousness.

Hebrews 11:6 New King James Version
6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.


The more we walk with God, the more we love Him, the more we love Him, the more we seek to please Him. Living in this world where evil abounds, we must choose to walk close to God and seek to live in God’s Will. When we do this our faith will grow and we will grow in grace and righteousness.

Let us not grow weary and when we do, let is cry out to God for Him to renew us with His Holy Spirit.

Galatians 6:4 New King James Version
4 But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

1 Thessalonians 2:19 New King James Version
19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming?

Even in these times, we can walk in faith and hope, because we are looking forward to the blessed hope.

Titus 2:13 New King James Version
13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

Rejoice for our redemption is coming soon!
Betty

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April 30, 2021
Happy Friday,

Standing For Truth

The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe." Proverbs 29:25 (KJB)

Truth is not always welcomed these days. Sadly, even some Churches have compromised their beliefs to fit into days world. I read of a Church that has drag days, where men dressed as females and lead the singing and even preached.

My heart cried out to God, wondering how much more evil can God stand. The Church was never meant to compromise truth in order to fit into the world. The Church is to be the shining light of Gospel truth in this world of evil.

The Church is not a social club. It is more like a hospital where the needy and sick in spirit come to hear the truth of the Gospel and directions to the cross, where one can seek forgiveness and learn how to live in righteousness.

You cannot teach Godliness while at the same time promoting sin. In a world where sin is celebrated, we can become fearful of speaking the truth of God’s Holy Word. This is why we need to put our trust firmly in God and pray for strength to stand for the truth, in a world where truth is hated.
Betty

Isaiah 41:10. New King James Version
10 Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

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April 29, 2021
Happy Thursday,

“I Am Offended”

These words are spoken regularly in this world today. People can be offended over the simplest thing. A contestant on a game show showed three fingers to show he had won three games. Viewers are outraged because his hand sign was similar to a white supremacy sign.

I am offended also by any group that supports hate against any race, but let us not see evil intent where there was none. Let us seek to bring people together of all races and strife for a United Country instead of looking for reasons to be offended.

As Christians, we will offend people. Our beliefs in the truth of the Gospel, are offensive to many. Remember Jesus was killed for speaking the truth. We were not saved from our sins to go out in the world to promote sin. We are to speak the truth in love.
Betty


Romans 5 New King James Version
Faith Triumphs in Trouble
5 Therefore, having been justified by faith, [a]we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces [b]perseverance; 4 and perseverance, [c]character; and character, hope. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Christ in Our Place
6 For when we were still without strength, [d]in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

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April 28, 2021
Happy Wednesday,

“How Much, Longer, Lord”

Revelation 21:4
New King James Version
4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

As we struggle in this world today, we can become so homesick for Heaven, that we begin to cry out like kids on a long trip for vacation, expressing our inpatient to get our designation. Not only do we have our physical struggles, but we are living in an age, where Bible-living Christians are no longer welcomed.

It is a good thing that we feel uncomfortable in this world where good is considered evil. Our morals and values make us seem like old dinosaurs. This is a good thing because it causes us to put our eyes on Jesus. We should be more Heavenly-minded. Of course, we still do things required of us, but heart eyes are on Heaven, where they should be.

When we are focused on Heaven, we are more likely to walk in righteousness. Our hopes and plans are not on material things but on living our lives in a way that is pleasing to God. Even on bad days, we can shout from our hearts: “Glory to God in the Highest, to our Heavenly Father who is worthy of all praise and honor!”.
Betty

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April 27, 2021
Happy Tuesday,

“Guide Me Lord”

As this world becomes more evil, we see lawlessness on every side. We can begin to fear that we could be caught up in the confusion and hate that abounds here in America and across the world.

We need not fear for we can depend on God to guide us and speak truth into our hearts and spirits. If we trust in Him and not listen to the many voices out there, that are being carried by satan, we will continue our walk in righteousness.

God sent His Holy Spirit to indwell in us. If we listen to His voice, He will guide us in righteousness, and we will not be laid astray.

John 16:12-13
New King James Version
12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

We must choose to listen to the Holy Spirit and ignore the voice of the world, who do not know or understand the truth of God. When we do this we will learn to understand the difference in the truth of God and the half-truths of the devil.
Betty

John 15:4
New King James Version
4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

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April 26, 2021
Happy Monday,

“I Won’t Take Less Than Your Love”

Tanya Tucker had a hit with the title in her song. God wants us to love Him with all our heart.

Mark 12:30-31 New King James Version
30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ [a]This is the first commandment. 31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Having a relationship with God must be a full-time relationship. We can not be on fire for God when we need Him and then ignore Him after He gets us out of trouble.

We would not accept that from our mate and God will not accept that from us. A relationship that goes back in forth from hot to cold is lukewarm at best. What does God say about a lukewarm relationship?

The Lukewarm Church
14 “And to the [a]angel of the church [b]of the Laodiceans write,
‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: 15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither [c]cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.

We must decide to be all in with God. He is not interested in a part-time relationship. A hot-to-warm-to-cold relationship with God will not sustain us through rough waters. This kind of relationship produces weak faith. Having a weak faith will not lead us to victory, in these last days.

These days require us to be spiritually armed for battle. Satan is going to fight against us until Gabriel blows the trumpet and we are out of here. May God help us to end our race on fire for Him.
Betty

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April 24, 2021
Happy Saturday,

God Hears the Voices of Children

Psalm 34:15. New King James Version
15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their cry.

We are bombarded by so many voices today, that it is sometimes hard to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit. Even with all the million voices calling out to God, He still hears even the soft voice of a child.

God is never deaf to our cry. Every prayer is important to God, from the young child to the greatest Preacher. He loves us all. He is concerned about the youngest to the oldest Christian.

He makes it a priority to hear His children. We must make it a priority to hear God. We must choose to hear the voice of God. Knowing how much God loves us should give us courage and peace. Let us no longer worry about fitting in, in this world. This world is not our future. Our future is in Heaven with our Heavenly Father. Rejoice in this knowledge!
Betty

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April 23, 2021
Happy Friday,

Head Knowledge and Heart Knowledge

Ephesians 3:17-19
17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— 19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

We know that God can do anything, break the strongest strongholds, and defeat any enemy. Yet we do not always believe in our hearts. We see the evil around us and people’s hate growing for conservative Christians and we grow afraid. We spent so many hours worrying about ‘what ifs?’ Instead of calling out to God we give into fear. I know that I am not the only one who does this.

None of us know for certain what will happen tomorrow, but that doesn't stop us from living in fear. God wants us not only to trust Him for today but trust in Him for tomorrow. God knows the future. Nothing will shock Him or take Him unaware.

When the devil starts to fill us with fear, let us cry out to our Heavenly Father. Cry out to God and He will hear our cries and comfort us and strengthen our faith.
Betty

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April 22, 2021
happy Thursday,

May God Grant us Wisdom

“Promise #112:
Ask Me for wisdom and I will generously give it to you.

James 1:5 (WEB)
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God,
who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him.”

We are living in times where we need wisdom more than ever. There is more lawlessness than ever. Christianity is under attack. Freedoms are under attack. We need clarity from God to help us react appropriately and still react in righteousness.

I wish I could say I always reacted appropriately, but I lost my temper yesterday. We went to get hubby his driver's license renewed, only to find you have to have an appointment, birth certificate, and a utility bill. I was not happy. I did not yell or curse but I told the lady several times I was not happy.

It is easy to lose our temper these days and we can use the times we live in as an excuse. Getting upset, accomplished nothing yesterday. This is often the case when we lose our temper.

We need wisdom for many reasons. Wisdom to know how to express our disappointment. We need wisdom to know when to speak and when to be silent. We need wisdom to walk in righteousness and not be tempted into sin.

As the Scripture says God wants to give us wisdom. As these days become more evil, let us make a point to pray daily for wisdom.
Betty

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April 21, 2021
Happy Wednesday,

Speak in Love

A Soft Answer Turns Away Wrath
Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath,
But a harsh word stirs up anger.

When we feel attacked, it is normal to want to react in kind. This is the not the response that God requires of us. When we allow our flesh to dictate our response, we are walking in the flesh. We are allowing anger to control our actions.

When verbally confronted, take a breath and say a prayer before you respond. There will be times that the Holy Spirit asks you to be silent. Remember Jesus did not respond to His accusers. There will be times your response should be that you take some time to pray about it.

When we react in anger the situation is enhanced and anger increases. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide you. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we can respond lovingly.
Betty

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