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Betty Louise
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October 3, 2021
Blessed Sunday,

God Does Provide Comfort

Matthew 5:4 New King James Version
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.

Grief is not something you go through for a few days and then it moves on. Grief becomes a part of you and lives with you for a long long time. Yet, God promises to comfort us through our grief. He does not take the grief away but He comforts us.

God wraps His arms around us and He comforts us with His great love for us. He sustains us through the dark times when we want to give up. He gives us hope to face another day.

Death is not the only thing we grieve. Today we can see our freedoms disappearing one by one. We see our Country that was once strong and respected growing weaker and no longer respected by other Countries. We grieve over our Country.

As Americans March the streets demanding the right to kill babies in the womb, our hearts grieve over the great sin of abortion. Only the devil could have convinced mankind that it is acceptable to kill babies on the day they were meant to be born.

It is heartbreaking to see men and women who claim to be people of faith, not only stand for abortion but pray for God to bless planned parenthood but bless the abortion movement.

Christians, judgment is beginning and will come on America for the stink of her sins have reached the nostrils of God. His anger is building up against those who stand proud in their sins and invite others to partake in the pleasures of sin.

Now is the time to get our house in order and realize that Jesus is coming soon. Do not be surprised when we are hated for our beliefs. Jesus warned us that these days were coming. Whatever the coming days bring we can stand firm, knowing God is with us and He will never leave us.

While we may grieve over America, lets us remember that America is only our temporary home. Heaven is our eternal home. Stay strong in your faith in God and the truth of God’s Word. Looking forward with great anticipation for the soon coming rapture.
Betty

People Get Ready Jesus is Coming Lyrics
Lord I'm ready now
I'm waiting for Your triumphant return
You're coming so soon
This world has nothing for me
I find my peace and joy solely in You
Only in You
I want the world to see that
You're alive and living well in me
Let me be a part of the harvest
For the days are few
Hes coming soon
People get ready Jesus is coming
Soon well be going home
People get ready Jesus is coming
To take from the world His own
There will be a day
When we will be divided right and left
For those who know Him
And those who do not know
Those who know Him well
Will meet Him in the air
Hallelujah
God is with us
Those who do not know
They will hear "Depart, I knew you not"
For my friends you see
There will be a day when well be counted
So know Him well, know Him well
People get ready Jesus is coming
Soon well be going home
People get ready Jesus is coming
To take from the world His own
People get ready Jesus is coming
Soon well be going home
People get ready Jesus is coming
To take from the world His own

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

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October 1, 2021
Happy Friday,

A True Friend Is With You Through Good And Bad

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer...Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. “Romans 12:12,15, NIV

As Christians we should be willing to be there for each other, even through the rough times. We are to mourn with one another as well as rejoice with one another.

Being faithful to our Brothers and Sisters in Christ is also being faithful to God. Being there for those in their time of need is a Ministry. When something great happens to a fellow believer, rejoice with them.

Always pray for those who are suffering. When we pray for others we are helping those we are praying for but we are also building up our own faith. Prayer is a Ministry.

Let us not grow weary in these last days but hold onto the hope we have in Jesus. Encourage ourselves in the Lord. Then when we are encouraged, encourage our brethren in Christ. Be willing vessels for the Lord to use as He sees fit.
Betty

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

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September 30, 2021
Happy Thursday,

Stages Of Grief

One month ago, God chose to heal our son in Heaven instead of on earth. I was sure God would heal on earth until the moment he passed away.

I had been in the shock stage, but starting yesterday I have entered the anger stage. I am not angry at God but at the lab that created this monster and Dr. Faucci for helping them.

Every day we read of people dying from this monster disease, even those that were supposedly protected. First, it makes me sad and then angry that this was released on the world.

Whatever you are going through right now, you can find comfort in God. Even when we are going through the anger stage we must keep open communication with God. Like the old song says: “Where could I go but to the Lord?”

Some days we may cry out to God many many times and that is okay. We have unlimited minutes with God. He never grows tired of our pleas. God will give us comfort and peace. He loved us so much. His will is sometimes different than our desires, but this does not mean that His love for us has diminished.

Do not allow the devil to weaken your faith, whatever stage of life you are going through. Pray that God will strengthen our faith and forgive us in our times of doubt. Pray for the rapture will be 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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September 29, 2021
Happy Wednesday,

Limited Trust

If we are asked, if we trust God, would say yes. The truth is we often have limited trust in God. We trust God as long as we do not lose our job, our marriage stays strong, or as long as death stays away from our family.

Let one of those things happen and our trust in God weakens and sometimes even fails us. We wonder where was God when my life fell apart. The more we question God, the more open we become to the lies of the devil.

His big lie is that God allowed calamity to enter our lives because we sinned. So we spend hours trying to figure out what hidden sin is in our lives. When we can't find one the devil offers up a new lie. God is mad at us. Then we spend hours trying to find out why God is mad at us.

What we need to do is put our complete trust in God. In times of suffering it is hard. This is when we pray for grace and for God to strengthen our faith.
There will be bad days. I had one yesterday. The grief was unbearable. This is when we pray throughout the day talking to God about our feelings. When we do this, little by little we will begin to feel the peace of 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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September 28, 2021
Happy Tuesday.

The Last Night On The Titanic

The last night on the Titanic people were drinking, eating, and dancing.
There was no alarm or fear until it was too late. Today this world is headed toward judgment and so many are blind to the times just as they were in the days that Jesus walked the earth.

“When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times” (Matthew 16:2-3).

The Bible said there would be scoffers in the last days.

2 Peter 3
New King James Version

God’s Promise Is Not Slack
3 Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), 2 that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of [a]us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, 3 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, 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 creation.” 5 For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, 6 by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. 7 But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and [b]perdition of ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward [c]us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

Christians hold on to the promise of Jesus returning to take His children to Heaven. Our hope is not in this world not the leaders of this world. Do not allow the devil to discourage you for God’s Word is true.

Let us pray that God will help us walk in His righteousness, so on that day we can hear:”Well done, my good and faithful, servant”.
Betty

"People Get Ready... Jesus Is Comin'"

Lord I'm ready now.
I'm waiting for your triumphant return. (You're coming so soon).
This world has nothing for me,
I find my peace and joy solely in You. (Only in You).
I want the world to see,
You're alive and living well in me.
Let me be a part,
of the harvest for the days are few. (You're coming soon).

[Chorus:]
So People get ready,
Jesus is coming soon
we'll be going home.
People get ready, Jesus is coming
to take from the world his own.
People get ready, Jesus is coming.
Soon we'll be going home.
People get ready, Jesus is coming
soon we'll be going home. (We'll be going home).

There's a day that comes
when we will be divided right and left.
(For those who know Him and those that do not know).
And those who know Him well, will meet Him in the air.
Hallelujah! (God is within us).
And those that do not know, they will hear 'Depart I knew you not.'
For my friends you see,
there will be a day when we'll be counted.
So know Him well, know Him well.

[Chorus]

(To take His own, to take His own...).
(We'll be going home, we'll be going home...).

For my friends you see,
there will be a day when we'll be counted.
So know him well, know him well.

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

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September 27, 2021
Happy Monday,

Devil’s Playground

2 Corinthians 4:8
New King James Version
8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

The mind is a playground for the devil and his demons. He attacks people from the morning until the person falls asleep. Christians are his favorite targets. He will put thoughts to make you feel despair and depression. We need not give into his attack. No matter the circumstances, we can rise above them, in the Name of Jesus.

We can find courage in trusting in God. When the devil attacks us begin to praise God. The devil and demons will flee because they do not want to be a participant or an observer to us praising God.

We press onward to our prize of Heaven. No matter the circumstances they will last only a time. Heaven is eternal. Our hope lies not in this world or world leaders but in the God who spoke this earth into existence. Lay your fears and troubles at the feet of Jesus and walk away praising His Holy Name.
Betty

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

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September 25, 2021
Happy Saturday,


“Promise #268:
I will always be close when you need My comfort.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (WEB)
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, through the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

Whatever we are going through, we can be assured that God is with us. We need not be fearful and anxious when we understand that God surrounds us with His love.

We can wake up each morning and begin the day knowing we are not alone. We do not know what each day will bring but, we serve a God that does. Walking in faith will help us live in peace.

As we see things getting bad in America and in the world. Let us pray for Jesus to come and get His children.
Betty

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

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September 24, 2021
Happy Friday,

God Loves Broken People

“Promise #267:
I will not reject the sacrifice of a broken spirit and a contrite heart.

Psalm 51:17 (WEB)
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit.
A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.”

There are many things that break people. Death of a family member, divorce, loss of a job among many. Broken people can become ashamed of their brokenness and seek to hide their pain. People who are prone to independence force themself to stay strong until sometimes they break in half.

God calls broken people to come to Him. We need not hide our pain and pretend it does not exist. He calls us to come to come to Him and He will comfort us and heal our brokenness. Healing may happen over time but the more time we spend with God the more we will begin to heal.

We live in a broken world. Every day we see the signs of the coming judgment of God. The media covers up the sins of those they admire and ignores the victims that their heroes create. It may seem there is no justice for the innocent, but God knows and one day all the hidden evil will be revealed and God will revenge the victims.

Do not despair. God is soon going to take His children home. Hang on to your faith in God and trust Him. These are uncertain times, but our future Home in Heaven is a promise from 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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September 23, 2021
Happy Thursday,

From My Heart

We spent all day Tuesday and Wednesday at the VA. Yesterday, they amputated two toes from his left foot. Lying in bed to do my blog, still exhausted. Thankful to God, hubby made it through surgery.

Hubby cannot put any weight on foot and he cannot use crutches so it’s going to hard couple of weeks on both of us.

I dreamed of Jeff last night. I kept calling him and could not understand why he did not come. I guess it is because a part of me can not comprehend that he is no longer here.

I know it was God’s will, but I spend so many days asking God way. I know we are suppose to live by faith but I wish God would tell me why and then I remind myself, who am I to question God. So many of us are in this same boat.

I pray that God will comfort all of us and give us peace. May God bless each of 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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September 20, 2021
Happy Monday,

A Cry For Help


Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my sighing. 
Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. 
In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. 
You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil; with you the wicked cannot dwell.... 
Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies - make straight your way before me. 
Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with destruction. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongue they speak deceit. 
Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you. 
But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them that those who love your name may rejoice in you. 
For surely, O Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. 
(Psalm 5:1-4, 8-12)

Whatever reason for crying out to the Lord, He hears the cry of His children. Our needs are important to us and to our Heavenly Father. There are often times we feel that our prayers are not heard. This is a lie from the devil. He always hears our prayers.

Although evil is abounding, there is coming a day of reckoning. Those who do evil will face judgment from God. The day of justice is coming.

In these days of lawlessness, we can find refuge in our Heavenly Father. In times of trouble, we can find peace. We can seek protection from our God.

Those of us in the valley of tears, we must remind ourselves that God is with us. Even through tears, we can rejoice that God will be with us and never abandon us.
Betty

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

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September 19, 2021
Happy Sunday,

Forward and Backwards

Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. (Psalm 126:5)

The recovery from the death of a loved one is forward and backward steps. I believe this is normal. The secret is pressing onward and not giving in to bitterness. The grieving period is not a race.

We grieve many things in this life. One is the changes in this world. We grieve the loss of patriotism. We grieve the growing of lawlessness and sin in this world.

This world is not going back to the days where love and pride in our Country were celebrated and we must accept this. Christians this world is being prepared for the antichrist and we are being prepared to let go of this world.

So many suffering from the loss of loved ones. Pray for one another. Pray for lost souls. Pray for the rapture to be 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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September 17, 2021
Happy Friday,

There Are Many

“I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. “ Revelation 7:9

With evil and lawlessness growing at warp speed, we may think we are the only ones who believe the truth of God’s Word. Revelation 7:9 makes it clear that many from all over the world have accepted Jesus as their Savior and Lord.

What a wondrous time we will have in Heaven meeting so many different people from so many different cultures, who love God! For now, we can pray for those whose faith in Christ, puts them in grave danger in their Countries.
Praying for others is not only our duty, but it is a gift to be able to pray for strangers that we will meet face to face in Heaven.

My friends in the valley, we will not heal from the hurt of death overnight. Healing takes time. Keep taking steps forward, trusting in God for the victory. Jesus won the victory over death at the cross, so even in our sorrow, we know our loved ones who were saved through the precious blood of Jesus are already rejoicing in Heaven.
Betty

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

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September 16, 2021
Happy Thursday,

The Cares of This World

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

We do not have to become overcome by the cares of this world. We have a Heavenly Father, who encourages us to bring our cares, worries, and applications to Him.

God wants to give us peace, but too often we take pride in being self-sufficient. There is no crown in Heaven for being self-sufficient. We grow spiritually by drawing close to God and seeking His guidance for our lives. Trying to do everything on our own leads to pride and pride leads to a fall.

Fellow travelers in the valley, during these days we need extra help. Seek the help of God and fellow Christians. There will be times we need a shoulder to cry on. There is no shame in that. Pray that God will use these dark days to strengthen our faith and to use our experiences for the glory of 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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Originally posted by Betty Louise:
September 15, 2021
Happy Wednesday,

We Need Guidance and Counsel

Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.  (Psalm 73:23-24)

So many things are happening around us and we have so many questions. We need guidance and counsel. God is our best source in these matters. Unlike earthly experts, God knows the future.

When we see the evil that is growing in this world, there is no question that we are living in the last days. We need to remind ourselves that God is with us and holding our hand.

The devil will seek to cloud your eyes and get your eyes off God and when this happens, we become fearful. Do not allow the devil to keep you in a state of fear, but run to Jesus.

Fellow travelers in the valley, there is a Facebook page for grieving parents. This is a good place to share your experiences. It is also a good way to pray for individuals who are in the same situation as us, by name.
Remember we are blessed and comforted when we pray for others.

We are seeing things around us that are showing us that not only are living in the last day, but Jesus is coming soon. Comfort yourself in this knowledge.
Betty

NEED YOUR HELP>

URGENT~

Fervent Prayer Request

My beloved son, Daniel Bay, has suffered irreparable nerve damage in his right foot. He cannot walk nor can he bear the incredibly intense daily pain. We have gone to the doctors and the specialists and the experts -- in other words, we have exhausted the ability of human experts.

Their conclusion: Danny must undergo amputation, quite possibly above the knee. Imagine a 25-year-old young man, fresh off his 11-month training to be a welder, now losing his leg.

"When human science is finished, God steps in"!

Please hold Danny up to God in prayer, even prayer supported by fasting.

God has promised: "And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son." (John 14:13, KJV)

We thank you for your love.

David Bay, Director

Cutting Edge Ministries

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September 15, 2021
Happy Wednesday,

We Need Guidance and Counsel

Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.  (Psalm 73:23-24)

So many things are happening around us and we have so many questions. We need guidance and counsel. God is our best source in these matters. Unlike earthly experts, God knows the future.

When we see the evil that is growing in this world, there is no question that we are living in the last days. We need to remind ourselves that God is with us and holding our hand.

The devil will seek to cloud your eyes and get your eyes off God and when this happens, we become fearful. Do not allow the devil to keep you in a state of fear, but run to Jesus.

Fellow travelers in the valley, there is a Facebook page for grieving parents. This is a good place to share your experiences. It is also a good way to pray for individuals who are in the same situation as us, by name.
Remember we are blessed and comforted when we pray for others.

We are seeing things around us that are showing us that not only are living in the last day, but Jesus is coming soon. Comfort yourself in this knowledge.
Betty

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

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September 14, 2021
Happy Tuesday,


We Are In A Battle

“Promise #257:
I will train you for battle with My shield of salvation.

Psalm 18:34-35 (WEB)
34 He teaches my hands to war, so that my arms bend a bow of bronze.
35 You have also given me the shield of your salvation.
Your right hand sustains me. Your gentleness has made me great.”

Do not be decieved, we are in a battle. The devil knows that his time is short before the Church is gone. People are turning against Christians, because of our Biblical beliefs.

Jesus warned us that we would be hated, just as He was hated. Jesus was not persecuted and killed because He gave sugar-coated Sermons. He spoke the truth of God’s Holy Word. People did not want to hear the truth of the Gospel, just like in Jesus' day.

The battle we face is a spiritual battle. This is why we need to put on spiritual armor. We put on our armor by reading God’s Holy Word. There must be a spiritual change in us, just as true salvation changes us. Do not fear those who hate us but put complete trust in God and His promises

My fellow travelers, we have made another day. Try not to look at each day as another day without our loved ones, but see each day as an opportunity to serve our Heavenly Father. Live in righteousness, looking towards the prize of Heaven.
Betty

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

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September 13, 2021
Happy Monday,

A New Day, To Serve God

I just realized I put the wrong date on my blog, yesterday. My fellow travelers, there will be days, that we are not completely aware. That is okay. Today, my brain feels like it is in a fog. Remember our path is still new to us. Our brain is reacting to our grief and finding ways to help us cope.

Just as you would be to other sufferers, be patient with yourself. Draw close to God and seek His guidance and comfort. God is aware of our pain, and He desires to walk closely with us. Share your heart with God and seek His comfort.

Though we may seek to crawl into a cocoon and hide from the world, the world is still moving on and upsetting things are happening. When we become aware of bad things happening, talk to God about it. Pray for God’s will in our lives and in the world.

While we are suffering, take the time to pray for others who are suffering. Pray for the salvation of lost souls. Even in our grief, let us seek to be compassionate, gentle, and kind to others. Amid this time of walking through the valley of death, we can still rejoice in Jesus’ victory over death. With his own death, Jesus took the keys of death from satan and won the victory over death.

Keep our eyes on Jesus and set our course towards the finish line. One day we will walk the streets of gold with our saved love ones in Heaven.
Betty

Assurance of the Resurrection
5 For we know that if our earthly [a]house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

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September 11, 2021
Blessed Sunday,

Fellow Travelers

Those of us that are walking the valley of tears, dealt yesterday, with a memory of another tragedy. When we think back at how we as Americans came together to mourn together and to the reality of today, the difference is heartbreaking.

We went from a Nation coming together as one. The American flag celebrated as we came together to show the enemy that we were still standing. We stood proud as the National Anthem was played, proving the terrorist did not win.

Today, fellow Americans are offended by the American flag and the National Anthem. Some are offended by us that still want to wave Old Glory and sing the National Anthem with pride. We look around and we wonder what happened.

We can find the answer in the Bible. The Bible tells us that during the tribulation, a One World Government and Religion will form. Our Nation, just like the world is being prepared for the appearance of the antichrist. While it grieves us to see our Nation becoming weak, it is part of the process for the New One World Government.

Just as we grieve the death of our loved ones, we grieve the things that are happening in our Country. My friends, as Christians, we are not walking this road alone. God is with us. In the early grieving process of a loved one, it is not bad and good days, it is bad and good moments in a day. We can go from tears to anger on a dime.

Press on my friend. Jesus is coming soon. The race is almost over. Do not give up so close to the finish line.

May the God of Heaven, wrap His arms around us that are grieving the loss of a loved one. May He speak peace into our hearts, and keep bitterness from growing instead. My God sustain us keep us walking on the path of righteousness.
Betty

2 Corinthians 1:3-4
English Standard Version
God of All Comfort
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Matthew 11:28-30
English Standard Version
28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Psalm 119:76
English Standard Version
76 Let your steadfast love comfort me
    according to your promise to your servant.

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September 11, 2021
Happy Saturday,

Day of Remembrance

“Promise #254:
Reach out and you will touch Me for I am not far from you.

Acts 17:27 (WEB)
that they should seek the Lord, if perhaps they might reach out for him 
and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.”

Today, in America we remember the worse attack on America. Families will have to face again the day that a family member was stolen from them by people who hate America.

This is not a day to react in hate but to celebrate the lives of those who lost their lives because of hatred. To honor them and to pray for their loved ones.

On a personal note, we celebrated my son’s life at his Church, yesterday morning. It was not an easy time, but we were able to share with others the many things our son accomplished for God, during his lifetime.

Whatever your struggle is today, God is calling for you to reach out to Him for comfort and encouragement. Do not suffer alone, but share your pain with your Heavenly Father. Seek His face and praise His Name.

We took hubby to the ER. The infection in his toes has not reached the bone. We praise God for that.
Betty

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September 8, 2021
Happy Wednesday,

Reminding Ourselves

Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has he in anger withheld his compassion? Then I thought, "To this I will appeal: the years when the Most High stretched out his right hand. I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds." Psalm 77:9–12, NIV

As we travel this valley of tears. The devil will whisper in our ears that God has forgotten us. This is when we need to do like King David and remind ourselves of all the mercies and great deeds God has done for us in the past. We need to take time to encourage ourselves in the Lord.

God has not abandoned us. He is with us in this valley. Every day when we wake up talk to God. Share our feelings with Him. Ask Him to cover us today with compassion and mercy. Ask Him to help us to keep walking through the valley and to strengthen our faith in Him.

This Valley can accomplish something. We may feel like this valley is a desert, but we can pray that God will help us grow spiritually in this valley.
We can seek to be stronger Christians and stronger people of faith. We cannot rush this journey but we can choose to take one day at a time, trusting in God.
Betty

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September 7, 2021
Happy Tuesday,

Stay Focused On God

Each day is a struggle to get out of bed. There is a strong desire to just sleep the rest of your life away. The devil would like us to hide from God and life. God is not asking us at this time to start some grand, new project.

We can be a living testimony of God’s grace, by keep going in Jesus’ Name. Though it is hard and painful we can still take baby steps as we walk in faith in God. Even in the dark valley, we can be a shining light for God.

We are not walking this valley alone. Many many others are walking this same path. Many are dying from COVID. Their loved ones are walking through the valley of tears, also. When we allow God’s love to shine through us, we give hope to others. We keep walking, even if it is baby steps so that others can that see that God has not abandoned us.

We can pray that we are beacons of hope to others. That even during the worst times of our lives, other people can see that it is possible to walk in faith in our Heavenly Father, even in the valley of death.

We are not without hope. On the day of the rapture, our dead loved ones will rise up with brand new bodies, and we will lay aside our corruptible bodies and put on glorified bodies.
Betty

1 Thessalonians 4
The Comfort of Christ’s Coming
13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen [b]asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who [c]sleep in Jesus.
15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are [d]asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

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September 6, 2021
Happy Labor Day,

“God Will Carry Us”

“Promise #249:
I will carry you in My arms just like a father carries his child.

Deuteronomy 1:31 (WEB)
and in the wilderness, where you have seen how that Yahweh your God bore you, 
as a man does bear his son, in all the way that you went, until you came to this place.”

Exhaustion is a part of the grieving process. To cope, our minds seem to shut down unnecessary parts of our minds. We need to take time to rest our bodies and our minds. We find mental rest in talking to God about our feelings. We need to also rest our bodies. We need not take on extra physical work at this time. Just do what we have to do and leave the rest for later.

Do not be ashamed of crying. We will find ourselves crying at different times of the day. That is okay. No one expects you to explain your tears.
Cry when you need to and talk to God and then force yourself to move around a bit. Even if it is just walking to the mailbox or around the yard.

Be grateful to those who reach out to you at this time. Ask God to bless those who took the time to reach out to you. Thank God for sending people to encourage you.

This journey we are on is very hard. Do not try to deny your pain. Talk to others about your pain and talk to God. The devil will attempt to make you bitter. We do not have to allow this. It is okay to be angry. Talk to God about your anger. It is even okay to tell God that you are not happy with Him, if we are respectful to God. He knows our hearts.

Remember that God is walking with us through this time. We are not alone. There will be times we feel alone but cry out to God for reassurance. It is normal not to be okay but keep trusting in God.
Betty

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September 5, 2021
Blessed Sunday,


???Why???

There are so many, many, many people who are on this journey through the valley of death, that I have decided to share my experience with others. My prayer is God can use my pain to encourage and inspire others that are living through what my family is living through.

The first couple of days I was in shock. Now I have moved to the question stage. So many questions. Did God take my son to punish me? The devil supplies so many mistakes that I have made for me to sort through, but I have come to understand that my son’s death is not a punishment for any of us. Did God not understand how much we need Jeff? Of course, He understands.

It is not for us to understand the reasoning of God, at least at this time. This is the time for us to put our complete trust in God’s Will. To trust God even when our hearts burn with pain. We will have moments of doubt and the devil will supply more questions, but we must keep our eyes on Jesus and trust in Him every day.
Betty
Proverbs 3:5-6
New King James Version
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall [a]direct your paths.

P.S. Our Preachers wife, Terri brought lunch, goodies, snacks and flowers, and a card. We appreciate it very much! Thank you, Terri!

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September 4, 2021
Saturday,

A Time To Grieve


Ecclesiastes 3:4
4 A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;

Many, many people are mourning the loss of a loved one from COVID. My heart breaks for us all. Each day is another day to suffer and try to exist.
Yet, as Christians, we are not without hope. We know we will reunite with our loved ones again. We can rejoice that our loved ones are with God.

We who are in mourning may be taking baby steps, but we can still serve our God. When we hear of the death of someone, whether we know them or not, we can pray for their families.

We can pray for God to comfort them. We can pray that through their family tragedy, they will find salvation. The window of opportunity to make the rapture is beginning to close. Praying for the salvation of others is tremendous work to do. Whatever the situation we are in, we should and must pray for people to reach out to God for salvation.
Betty

Romans 10:9-10
New King James Version
9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Philippians 4:6
English Standard Version
6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

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September 3, 2021
Friday,

Is Faith Enough?

We would like to think faith is enough for anything. The last six weeks I had more faith than ever had in my life, that God would Jeff on earth. Even after they said he was gone and we came home, there was a little part of me that thought the hospital would call and say that it was a miracle and Jeff was alive and completely healed.

This morning as I questioned God for probably the 100th time why God did not heal Jeff here. I kept reminding God how strong my faith was. Then God whispered in my heart that faith will not overrule God’s plans.

Jesus prayed that He would not have to suffer and die, but He chose the Father’s will. The truth is we did not choose God’s will, but we must walk in faith in God‘s Will.

What a shame it would be for us to live the rest of our lives in the sin of bitterness. We are not okay. We will not be okay for a long long time. Yet, we know without a doubt Jeff is with God. Jeff will never suffer again. We must choose to keep our faith in God and lay aside any anger in our hearts and seek mercy and strength from God. We must do this if we want to face God in Jeff in Heaven without shame.

Please pray for us. Every day is a struggle just to keep living. We know we will be with Jeff again when it is God’s timing. His ways, we do not understand, but we know that they are better than our own.
Betty

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September 1, 2021
Happy Wednesday,

We Need A Miracle

Jeff is on the ventilator 100%. We need a miracle. God will either heal Jeff on earth or in Heaven. I am praying hard for a miracle here. His family and us, his parents need him here on earth. I am not giving up. God still performs miracles.

In these days of waiting for a miracle, we must put our complete trust in God. We cannot allow doubt to enter our hearts but wholly commit ourselves to God.

Many many people are ill around the world with COVID. God is still on His throne and He is still doing miracles.

Isaiah 41:10 Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will surely help you; I will uphold you with My right hand of righteousness. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

"Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise." ~ Jeremiah 17:14

"Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven." ~ James 5:14-15

* "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." ~ Isaiah 41:10
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* "Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed." ~ Isaiah 53:4-5
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* "But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD" ~ Jeremiah 30:17


We will not give up. We will continue to pray for Jeff’s complete healing. We will place our trust firmly in the God of miracles.
Betty

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August 31, 2021
Happy Tuesday,


The Mercy of God

Have mercy on me, O God.
Psalm 51:1

I cry out to God every day for God to have mercy and heal Jeff completely. There are many kinds of mercies. Traveling mercy. Mercy for a new job. We cry out for God’s mercy in overcoming a trial. God is not selfish with His mercy.


Psalm 13:5
New King James Version
5 But I have trusted in Your mercy;
My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.


Ephesians 2:4
New King James Version
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,


James 3:17
New King James Version
17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.


Worship God in spirit and truth for His mercies for His children have no end. No matter what circumstances we are in, God will never abandon us.
Sing praise and worship, songs every day in thanksgiving to our God and King. Rejoice in His great love for us.
Betty

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James 3:17
New King James Version
17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.

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August 30. 2021
Happy Monday,

Glorious Reservation


Luke 10:19-20
New King James Version
19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but [a]rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

There are a lot of fancy restaurants in Houston, that I do not know the name of. There are above my pay grade. Chances are you need to be someone with power and influence.

As Christians, we have a reservation in Heaven for a Wedding Supper that the majority will never see. Just as expensive restaurants require that you are either an influencer in the world or be friends with one, to get in, so does this Wedding Feast.

Our ticket was purchased not by us, but by the precious blood of Jesus. With all the troubles in the world today we can look forward to the day when those who were willing to receive salvation in Christ will be wed to our Groom, Jesus.

Heavenly Father,

Help us not to be overcome by the troubles of this world, but to keep our eyes on You, the Author and the Finisher of our faith.
Amen,
Betty

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August 28, 2021
Happy Saturday,

The Purpose of Prayer

There are many reasons we pray. We pray when we are in trouble. We pray when we are sick or our family is sick. We pray for guidance. An important reason to pray is to communicate with God.

Our relationship with God will be stronger and sweeter when we talk with God daily. We will be more fulfilled when we have a strong relationship with God.

Jeff, my son's health is up and down and up every day. To be honest I want God to do an instant miracle so Jeff can come off the ventilator. I do not understand God’s timing, but I do trust God. It is often not the way we want God to act, but we can trust God through all things.

As the world falls into place for God’s judgment, we can still trust God to protect us and guide us. We need not fear what is happening for God is in control. Let us draw close to God and seek His comfort when we are tempted to be fearful.
Betty

Luke 21:28
New King James Version
28 Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”

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August 27, 2021
Happy Friday,

Seek The Face of God

Psalm 27:7-9
New King James Version
7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice!
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
8 When You said, “Seek My face,”
My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
9 Do not hide Your face from me;
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not leave me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation.

In times of trouble, we can be tempted to hide from everyone, including God. These are the times that we need to run towards God. We need to seek His face in these troubled times. If we isolate ourselves from our brothers and sisters in Christ, we become easy pickings for the devil and his demons.

These are the times that we should run to God. Do not be too prideful to seek reassurance from our brethren in Christ. Leaning on each other will help us all to grow stronger in our faith. The body of Christ grows stronger when we admit our needs and ask one other to stand in the gap for us and ask them to pray with us for our needs.

We were saved to join the body of Christ, not to be a loner. We are made stronger when we stand against satan as a body of Christ, rather than just an individual.

God is still on His throne. He is not deaf to our prayers. Lay our needs at His feet. Ask other Christians to pray with us. Trust God, while we wait for the answers to our praise. Praise God and rejoice in the knowledge that God hears our prayers and the answer to our prayers is on its way.
Betty

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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August 26, 2021
Happy Thursday,

The Birth Pains Are Inceasing


Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you… JOHN 14:27

Jesus told us that as we get closer to the rapture, the birth pains of sorrow would increase. We are seeing this played out in the world today. Jesus did not want us to be caught up unaware, so He warned us.

As we see this happening, we need to increase our time of prayer and draw closer to God. We are not called to fear these days but to pray for God to fill us with His Heavenly Peace.

God is still in control and He is watching over His children. His love for us is strong and He seeks to guide us. On the other hand, the devil seeks to fill our hearts with fear and doubt. We must choose to trust in God.

John 14:1-4
New King James Version
The Way, the Truth, and the Life
14 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many [a]mansions; if it were not so, [b]I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.”

Jesus gave His Word that He is coming for us. Our troubles will soon be a memory as we celebrate God’s victory over sin, together in Heaven. Like the old song says: “What a day of rejoicing that will be!”
Betty

Revelation 22:20
New King James Version
I Am Coming Quickly
20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

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August 25, 2021
Happy Wednesday,

This World Is Not My Home

Romans 12:2
New King James Version
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.


The older I get the less this world feels like my home. I have no idea who the new movie stars and singers are any more. Hubby will point out someone on the front of a magazine and ask me who they are and I usually have no idea.

The Bible warns about accepting the world’s standards as our moral compass. God’s Holy Word is to be our moral compass. Remember the world easily turns on their own. One day a celebrity will be the darling of the media and they say or do one thing that the majority disagrees with and then the majority turns on them.

While we want to live in peace in this world, we should strive to please God. Our compass should be the Bible. Many things are happening in this world today that causes us concern and even fear. Go to God for comfort and ask for His grace and peace.

Pray for the military, Americans, Christians, and the people who aided our Military in Afghanistan. It breaks my heart to see how our the White House has abandoned them.
Betty

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August 24, 2021
Happy Tuesday,

Why?

We have all had questioned God in our lives. Why did God allow us or our loved ones to get so sick? Why is healing taking so long? Even why did our loved one die?

We do not always get an answer. This can lead to frustrations and even us doubting God. The thing is true trust in God is trusting God even when things do not seem to be working out. Trusting God for complete healing even when have not seen the end results.

Sometimes God heals instantly and sometimes it is a process. We all want instant healing in ourselves and loved ones, yet our faith grows stronger when healing is a progress. We learn to trust God more through each forward step.

God does not call us to understand His reasoning but to put complete trust in Him. We can lay our doubts down when we communicate with God throughout the day. When the devil tempts us to doubt, remind ourselves that the devil is a liar and encourage ourselves in the Lord.

Exodus 15:26 (KJV) 26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.

Psalms 91:14-16 (NKJV) 14 "Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known my name. 15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation."
8. Psalms 103:1-5 (KJV) 1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies; 5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (KJV) 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Hebrews 10:23 (NKJV) 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

Hebrews 10:35-36 (NKJV) 35 Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:

Rejoice in the Lord, knowing that not only does He hear our prayers, but out of His great love for us, He will bring complete healing in His time.
Betty

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August 23, 2021
Happy Monday,

The New Normal

We hear people question when will get back to normal and we hear people talk about the new normal. Truth is this world is never going back. Everything that has happened is laying out the path for the antichrist to take over this world.

Christians, we have nothing to fear from the antichrist. We will be gone from this world before he comes to power. We may get uncomfortable and we may lose some freedoms, but keep your eyes on God. Our future is not of this world.

Ephesians 1:11-14
New King James Version
11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, 12 that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.
13 In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who[a] is the [b]guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

So many of us have loved ones and friends with COVID. We need not be fearful, for we can trust God to be with them and to heal them. When the enemy puts doubts in our minds and we begin to doubt, cry out to God and remember that there is nothing too big for God.

Titus 2:11-14
New King James Version
Trained by Saving Grace
11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.

Let us live Godly lives, walking in righteousness as we await our glorious blessed hope. The Rapture is not a dream or a wish, but a promise from Jesus. He said that He would come for us and He will.
Betty

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August 21, 2021
Happy Saturday,

Looking For The Light

There are times we cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel. Times when we feel like crawling into a fetal position and staying there. Yet, you know you have responsibilities to care for someone else. This is when we need to turn our eyes on Jesus. To take our little faith and focus on God.

We must not allow the devil to steal our hope. We must remind ourselves that eternity awaits us. We may be exhausted today, but our eternal bodies are on the other side of this dark valley. God knows what we are dealing with. Prayer for strength. Pray for hope to face another day.

We must not allow our present circumstances to steal our faith in God. Hold to God with our trembling hands and keep our eyes on Him. The trials we face today will pass away. We can see the signs all around us of the soon-coming rapture. We can press onward to the prize of Heaven.
Betty

Psalm 91:4
New King James Version
4 He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and [a]buckler.

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quote:
Originally posted by Betty Louise:
Wild Bill,

I must admit I am in a hurry to see Jeff, healed completely. Patience in this matter is not my strong point.
Betty

August 20, 2021
Happy Friday,

No Condemnation


Romans 8:1
New King James Version
Free from Indwelling Sin
8 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who[a] do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

The devil likes to bring up past sins to fill us with guilt and torment us. The Bible says there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ and walk according to the spirit.

When we get saved and our sins are forgiven, God does not keep a playlist of our sins to punish us when He is angry at us. As human beings, we can be cruel by bringing up every wrong done to us. When the devil reminds you of a sin against you, remind him that you have forgiven that person. When the devil reminds you of your past sins, remind the devil that your past sins are forgiven.

May God help us to leave past sins in the past where they belong. May He help us today to live in righteousness. When we do sin, ask for forgiveness and leave your sin at the cross.
Betty

Thankyou betty,

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Wild Bill,

I must admit I am in a hurry to see Jeff, healed completely. Patience in this matter is not my strong point.
Betty

August 20, 2021
Happy Friday,

No Condemnation


Romans 8:1
New King James Version
Free from Indwelling Sin
8 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who[a] do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

The devil likes to bring up past sins to fill us with guilt and torment us. The Bible says there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ and walk according to the spirit.

When we get saved and our sins are forgiven, God does not keep a playlist of our sins to punish us when He is angry at us. As human beings, we can be cruel by bringing up every wrong done to us. When the devil reminds you of a sin against you, remind him that you have forgiven that person. When the devil reminds you of your past sins, remind the devil that your past sins are forgiven.

May God help us to leave past sins in the past where they belong. May He help us today to live in righteousness. When we do sin, ask for forgiveness and leave your sin at the cross.
Betty

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quote:
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August 19, 2021
Happy Thursday,

Healing

Our prayers are not always answered in an instant. Sometimes our healing comes in baby steps. I'll be honest, I prefer instant healing. Gradual healing does serve a purpose. Every day, every step produces spiritual growth. Just as our bodies are improving so is our spiritual health.

Each day and each step, let us offer up praises to our Heavenly Father. Rejoice in the goodness of our God. Worship God with a glad heart. Look with a hopeful heart to the victory ahead. Let us trust God to perform a good work in us.
Betty

Shift to URGENT HELP ME, thanx

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August 19, 2021
Happy Thursday,

Healing

Our prayers are not always answered in an instant. Sometimes our healing comes in baby steps. I'll be honest, I prefer instant healing. Gradual healing does serve a purpose. Every day, every step produces spiritual growth. Just as our bodies are improving so is our spiritual health.

Each day and each step, let us offer up praises to our Heavenly Father. Rejoice in the goodness of our God. Worship God with a glad heart. Look with a hopeful heart to the victory ahead. Let us trust God to perform a good work in us.
Betty

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August 18, 2021
Happy Wednesday


Prayer

“Promise #230:
If two of you agree in prayer, I will do whatever you ask. 

Matthew 18:19 (WEB)
Again, assuredly I tell you, 
that if two of you will agree on earth concerning anything 
that they will ask, it will be done for them 
by my Father who is in heaven.”

Our prayers are not just a mental exercises. God hears our prayers. Our prayers are important to us and important to God.

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

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

My friends, let us come to the throne with our needs and seek God with our petitions. When we are suffering it is easy to become overwhelmed and disheartened. God, Himself, invites us to bring our needs to Him.

Luke 2:14
King James Version
14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Romans 16:27
King James Version
27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

Philippians 4:19
King James Version
19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Rejoice, children of God for our prayers are being heard and the answer is on its way.
Betty

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August 17, 2021
Happy Tuesday,

Distraction

We can be easily distracted in today's world. There are so many different sounds calling out to us. Sometimes we cannot even pray without something distracting us. That doesn't even count the multiple thoughts in our minds.

There are times we need to stop and ask God to settle our minds. Praying for Him to help us stay focused is a good habit to have.

Isaiah 26:3
King James Version
3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

We help ourselves to keep our minds on Him, by communicating with God throughout our day. Little mini prayers of Thanksgiving to God will refresh our minds and spirits.

The devil seeks to distract us, but God says for us to draw closer to Him. We do that by Bible reading and prayer. May God bless you and your families.
Betty

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August 16, 2021
Happy Monday,

Finding Faith In Hard Times

“Promise #228:
If I am for you, no one can stand against you.

Romans 8:31 (WEB)
What then shall we say about these things? 
If God is for us, who can be against us?”


There are times that we are under attack from, the devil. We start off strong with our faith, but over time our faith begins to wane. How do we renew our faith?

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

We need to take some time to refresh ourselves in God’s Holy Word. We also need to seek encouragement from our family and Christian friends. There is no shame in admitting we need help. In fact, it does our soul good to humble ourselves before God.

“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.”

When we put God first, He will grant us the desires of our hearts. He loves us with a every lasting love. He is concerned about our concerns. We can trust with our needs and the needs of our loved ones.

Let us pray for all who are suffering from COVID. Let us have a heart of compassion.
Betty

Titus 2:13

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;”

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August 13, 2021
Happy Fridays

Beyond Our Control

Some things in our lives are beyond our control. We can become angry when it seems God is slow to answer our prayers. We start out strong in our faith, but often we get to the point that we want God to explain to us why God is taking so long to work things out.

“Why has God not healed my loved one?” “Why haven't I gotten a job yet?” “Why am I struggling in my marriage?” We can have many many questions about what seems as God's delays in answering our prayers. It is normal to have questions. We may even even become mad at God.

Ephesians 4:26-27
New King James Version
26 “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give [a]place to the devil.

When we become angry at God, repent and ask God to renew our faith in Him. Do not hold onto our anger, lest it develops into bitterness. Sometimes we need to take a step back and just have a little talk with God. Be honest about our anger, seek forgiveness, and pray for faith. God is going to answer our prayers. We may not understand His delay, but we must trust Him.

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

Betty

P.S. Please continue to pray for our son Jeff. There has not been any improvement.

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August 12, 2021
Happy Thursday,

Living In Righteousness

Proverbs 21:21
New King James Version
21 He who follows righteousness and mercy
Finds life, righteousness, and honor.

We must choose to walk in righteousness. We will not accidentally fall into righteousness. How do we know what a righteous life looks like?

Galatians 5:19-23
Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

We chose to walk in righteousness because we want to please our Heavenly Father. When we remind ourselves of the great gift of salvation, we will want to have an intimate relationship with God. We do not want to have a Sunday-only relationship with God. We will want to know Him intimately. The more we learn of God, the more we want to know God.

In these days of fear and confusion, a strong relationship with God is what we need to stay faithful and live with peace in our hearts. We need not fear tomorrow for the God who walks with us today, will walk with us tomorrow.

Even in these days when we see evil abound, we will benefit from having an attitude of gratefulness for what the Lord has done for us and for what He does for us every day.

Please continue to pray for my son, Jeff. He is still in the hospital. Pray that God will heal Him and lift his spirits. Thank you,
Betty

Philippians 4:4
New King James Version
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!

Revelation 19:7
New King James Version
7 “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.”

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August 11, 2021
Happy Wednesday,

Keep Our Eyes On Jesus

But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Matthew 14:30

There are so many crises in the world today, that is easy to lose our focus. COVID, fires, floods, lawlessness, etc. If we stop focusing on God, we can become fearful. The truth is there is a lot to be fearful of, but for God.

We serve a God who is not blind to what is happening, nor is He deaf to our prayers. Even when we do not see evidence that God is working on our behalf, He is.

We must not let the devil lead us into fear and despair. He would love for us to turn our eyes off of Jesus and become paralyzed by fear. We cannot be fearful and trusting at the same time.

1 John 4:18
New King James Version
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

When the devil overcomes us with fear and doubts, begin to praise God and remind ourselves who God is.

Numbers 23:19
New King James Version
19  “God is not a man, that He should lie,
Nor a son of man, that He should repent.
Has He said, and will He not do?
Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

God will not break His promises. He will not abandon His children. Keep our eyes on Jesus, trust in Him, and rest on His promises.
Betty

Revelation 22:20New King James Version
I Am Coming Quickly
20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

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August 10, 2021
Happy Tuesday,

Worry

Worry is a little fox that sneaks into our minds and causes us to doubt and fear. Many times we start out with faith and courage, but when God does not act in the time frame we expected, the little fox of worry slips into our minds, keeping us occupied on him instead of God.

We begin to question God. Or we begin to beg God to do something, instead of praying and then trusting Him. How many times did Jesus tell someone their faith has made them well. God wants us to take our needs to Him and then trust Him to work.
Betty


Matthew 6:25-31
New King James Version
Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one [a]cubit to his [b]stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not [c]arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’

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August 8, 2021
Blessed Sunday

Where Would We Go?

John 6:66-69
New King James Version
66 From that time many of His disciples went [a]back and walked with Him no more. 67 Then Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you also want to go away?”
68 But Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 Also we have come to believe and know that You are the [b]Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Where would we go? Who would we turn to? There is none like our Heavenly Father. The Ten Commandments say we should worship only God. There is no one on earth or in the universe worthy of our worship.

What a mighty God we serve? He is worthy of all worship and praise. He alone has the power to cleanse us from our sins. He alone can guide us through these days of uncertainty, for He knows the future.

May, we take time today to worship God in spirit and truth. Sing songs of praise to our Heavenly Father and have a grateful heart.
Betty

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August 7, 2021
Happy Saturday,

Finding Hope

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

God’s promises are not just empty platitudes. When God speaks, He means what He says. There is no sin in God.

Numbers 23:19
New King James Version
19 God is not a man, that He should lie,
Nor a son of man, that He should repent.
Has He said, and will He not do?
Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”

When God says that He is coming for us, He meant it. Let us not listen to the lies of the devil. God speaks truth and He is coming for us. When God said He will sustain us, He will. When God said He will guide us, He meant it.

We will not find hope in politicians, no matter what side of the table, they are on. Look not at a man for answers but look to our Heavenly Father. When fear slips into hearts and minds, run to Jesus. Remind ourselves of 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,

Press on, trusting completely in God. Whatever path He guides us on, He will never abandon us.
Betty

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Betty Louise
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August 6, 2021
Happy Friday,

Frustration

The internet has been messed up for 7 days. Customer service is a joke and I am frustrated and aggravated. I have been sick with a sinus infection which has not helped with my patience.

Truth is, there are many things we cannot control in our lives. Allowing ourselves to get frustrated like me, doesn’t fix anything. I should be seeking peace from God instead of getting angry.

When we step back from our situation and count our blessings, we find we have a lot to be grateful for. When we praise God in our circumstances, we can turn our frustrations into joy.
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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