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Betty Louise
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August 6, 2022
Saturday 6, 2022

You Are Important To God

Matthew 10:29-31
New King James Version
29 Are not two sparrows sold for a [a]copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

When troubles and trials come our way, the devil loves to try to convince us that we have little value to anyone. This my friends, is a lie. Jesus Himself said that we are valuable to the Heavenly Farther. God loves us so much that He sent His Son to die for us.

Romans 5:8
New King James Version
8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

The devil wants to devalue us, so we do not feel worthy to work for God. God loved us before we were saved. Our worth is not tied up into who we are but in that God loves us. When we work for God out of our love for Him, God will bless our work. Let us work for God, faithfully for the time of work is coming to an end.
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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August 5, 2022
Happy Friday,

Growing In God

Philippians 1:3-9
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. 8 For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ.
9 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment,

May God help us to grow in Him each day and not be content with just standing still spiritually. May each day bring growth in compassion, in spiritual growth, and in our love for God and others.

May our lives reflect the love of God so that others can see Jesus in us. May we be a walking testimony of the wonderous grace and love of God. God help us to be a source of compassion to those who are suffering. Let us rejoice in the goodness of God and share it with 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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August 4, 2022
Happy Thursday,

“Behave Like A Christian”

Romans 12:9-21
New King James Version
Behave Like a Christian
9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. 10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; 11 not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, patient[a] in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; 13 distributing to the needs of the saints, given[b] to hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. 16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion.
17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have[c] regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 Therefore
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
If he is thirsty, give him a drink;
For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.”
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.


Sometimes we do not act like we are Christians. We give into pettiness. We allow anger to dictate our responses and our actions. We excuse our bad behavior because we feel bad or our feelings our hurt.

My friends, Christianity is not a robe that we take off when we are not in the mood to act like a Christian, God forbid! Our salvation is embedded in our souls and we should act like Christians no matter the circumstances.

There will be times when we are sick and physically tired that we react in anger, but when we do apologize to the one we offend and than seek forgiveness from God and ask Him to replace our anger with love and compassion for others.

Pray that God will strengthen us with His love and His perfect patience so our natural reaction will come from love and gentleness and not from a place of anger. When someone hurts us, instead of holding the anger like a ball that we rub over and over building up anger, let us instead pray for those who hurt us and ask God to bless them.

Live not in despair but in hope, knowing our redemption is coming soon. Our time of suffering is coming to a close and victory is just ahead.

Romans 8:23
New King James Version
23 Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.

Maranatha,
Betty

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August 3, 2022
Happy Wednesday,

He Came To Bring Light

Daily Prayer for August 3
Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt
“The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:9–12, NIV
Dear Father in heaven, we thank you that we may be your children. We thank you for giving us your Spirit so that we may truly be your children. Gather us into community with you so that our minds and hearts and all that is in us may realize what joy can come to us through your gifts. Though the world today is in turmoil, in doubt, lost in material things, grant us inner quiet to receive from you the power of faith. For through faith we can learn to know what you are and what you will be to all humankind one day, through Jesus Christ the Lord. “Amen

Jesus came to bring light into this world, but too many prefer to live in darkness. They do not want God to convict them of their sins. I read today about a politician today who said that it is her faith that guides her in her abortion stance.

How can anyone who reads the Bible believe that God would support abortion? Sadly, people like her are going to be surprised when they do not make it to Heaven. I may be wrong but I believe many are going to hell who knew the truth but rejected to the truth, preferring to believe the devil’s lies.

May God help us stand strong in our faith and not be persuaded by the devil to believe his lies.
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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August 2, 2022
Happy Tuesday,

Run the Race


Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Looking unto Jesus
“We also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:1-2)

Just as those who have gone before us, let us run the race with dignity and respect for our Lord and Savior. Let us honor our Heavenly Father by living with compassion and kindness for others. The closer we get to then end of the Age of Grace, the harder the devil will fight us but if we start our each day with the Armor of God, He will help us and sustain us each day.

Ephesians 6:10-18
The Whole Armor of God
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. ...

Be of good cheer and glorify the Name of the Lord. Pray that we can live in a way that honors Him. Keep looking up for the rapture and stand strong in your faith.
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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August 1, 2022
Happy Monday,

“I Can Only Imagine”

Daily Prayer for August 1
Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt
“However, as the scripture says, "What no one ever saw or heard, what no one ever thought could happen, is the very thing God prepared for those who love him." But it was to us that God made known his secret by means of his Spirit. 1 Corinthians 2:9–10a, TEV
Lord our God, bless us all through your Spirit, that we may find certainty of heart in community with you under your rulership. May we keep this certainty, whatever course our lives may take, whatever battles and suffering may come to us, for we belong to you and you rule and guide us as your children. Watch over all who are still far away from you but who long for you. Watch over all who are good-hearted and sincere, even if they often do not understand you. Protect them, and let your kingdom come so that your will is carried out more and more by the many who feel compelled to seek for you and for the goodness and truth which are your will. May we and many others serve you with our whole lives. Amen”

Like the song says, we can only imagine the beauty of Heaven. We can only imagine the joy we will feel when we see our Savior’s face. My friends there are times when we feel overwhelmed with physical and emotional pain, that can make Heaven seem like a pipe dream. But let us not give into the lies of the devil.

When we see Heaven, this world and it’s problems will fade away like a balloon in the air. All our trials and woes will disappear and all we will see are the marvels of Heaven and the greatest sacrifice every given for mankind. What a glorious day that will be!
Betty

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July 31, 2022
Blessed Sunday,

Sing A New Song

“Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things. . . .” 
Psalm 98:1

With my loss of memory, most songs I sing to God are new songs, simply because I make up words as I sing. I am okay with that because I find myself singing from my heart.

I believe that God loves when we do anything for Him from our heart. When we pray, let us pray from our heart. God is not impressed with fancy words. When we work for God, make sure it is done out of love and not obligation.

God help us live each day as a new song unto God. Worshipping God with our work and honoring Him with our actions.
Betty

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July 30, 2022
Happy Saturday,

We Cannot See The Heart of Others

If we are not careful, we can find ourselves unfairly judging others, even our brothers and sisters in Christ. We cannot see into the heart of others, so we truly do not understand the motivation of others. Only God sees into people's hearts and knows their true motivation.

God sees the broken pieces that we cannot see. God sees the challengings that people have to go through to accomplish something for God. God sees the sacrifice it takes to step out in faith and open yourself up for criticism.

As Christians let us pray more for others and gossip less. Let us be a source of encouragement for other Christians and not a source of pain. Anyone who is doing anything for Christ is subject to be persecuted by the devil and his demons, let us not add to it.
Betty

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July 30, 2022
Happy Saturday,

We Cannot See The Heart of Others

If we are not careful, we can find ourselves unfairly judging others, even our brothers and sisters in Christ. We cannot see into the heart of others, so we truly do not understand the motivation of others. Only God sees into people's hearts and knows their true motivation.

God sees the broken pieces that we cannot see. God sees the challengings that people have to go through to accomplish something for God. God sees the sacrifice it takes to step out in faith and open yourself up for criticism.

As Christians let us pray more for others and gossip less. Let us be a source of encouragement for other Christians and not a source of pain. Anyone who is doing anything for Christ is subject to be persecuted by the devil and his demons, let us not add to it.
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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July 29, 2022
Happy Saturday,

Attracting Filth


“Promise #210:
You are My children now, and you will be just like Jesus when He appears.

1 John 3:2 (WEB)
Beloved, now we are children of God, and it is not yet revealed what we will be. 
But we know that, when he is revealed, we will be like him; 
for we will see him just as he is.”

Walking in this world can make a person feel dirty and nasty. Every time, we think the world cannot get any worse, people show us they can. Remember though we have to live in this world, we do not have to conform
to this world and its low standards.

We do not have to drink from the cup of iniquities. We do not have to accept sin as normal behavior. We can live for Jesus. We must pray for lost souls but we do not have to embrace sin. When we compromise we are not only disobeying God but giving false hope to sinners. Sinners who refuse to turn away from their sin will never see Heaven. This sounds harsh but it is reality.

One day we will be like Jesus. Let us seek to live for God and be honest. Speak the truth of God’s Holy Word in season and out of season.
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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July 28. 2022
Happy Thursday,

A Gift

Each new day begins as a clean slate. When we wake, we have plans, but we do not know how the day will play out. Life sometimes changes our plans. What we can know is that whatever the day brings God is with us. We say this often, yet the promise is real and solid as a rock.

We should begin our day thanking God for another day. At the beginning of a death of a loved one we can see each day as another day we have to endure. As God brings healing into our lives we begin to see each new day as a gift. When we begin to realize that each new day is a day to work for our Heavenly Father, we can begin to thank God for the gift of another day.

Not only do we look with great anticipation for the rapture but we can see each day as an opportunity to shine the light of Christ on to the lives of others, seeking to bring the hope of Christ to 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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July 27, 2022
Happy Wednesday,

God Will Take Care of Us

Promise #208:
Don't worry, I will take care of you.

Matthew 6:25-26 (WEB)
25 Therefore, I tell you, don’t be anxious for your life: what you will eat, or what you will drink; nor yet for your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 See the birds of the sky, that they don’t sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns. Your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you of much more value than they?

We go through things that we often do not understand. We must remember God did not call us to understand the reasons why things happen to us but to trust Him despite our situations.

A couple of months ago, I developed a cyst on the back of my knee. I went to an ortho doctor who gave me a shot in my knee. Now the cyst is bigger and my knee is freezing up when I walk and the pain is bad.

Of course, I have no clue why all this is happening to me, but I serve a God that does. I can choose to serve Him even when I am in daily pain. Tomorrow my primary care Doctor is having an MRI on my leg. Hopefully, the cause of the pain will be revealed, and a different Doctor will be able to fix my leg.

We will find peace when we trust God in all circumstances. Praise God and worship Him amid all circumstances.
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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July 26, 2022
Happy Tuesday,

God and His Word Are Eternal

Daily Prayer for July 26
Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt
Your word, O Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures. Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you. Psalm 119:89–91, NIV
Lord God, we thank you for your Word, greatest and most glorious of all that comes to our human life. Every day we want to find more joy in your help, in what you are doing for us. Again and again we feel and rejoice in the new help, new strength, and new courage for life given by your Word. We seek and seek to find Jesus Christ, th

God’s Holy Word is eternal. God’s Holy Word never changes. In this world, We cannot always trust promises from people. People lie for economic, political, and social gain.

If we live to be over a hundred what does it profit us, if we choose to sin for earthly gains compared to eternity in hell? As Christians, we should choose to serve God out of love and not what we can gain on earth or in Heaven.

If God allows us to go through difficulties, let our love for Him grow stronger and not weaker. Let us be faithful to God even when it is not popular. When we are going through sickness and trials may God help our faith in Him to grow stronger. When we become weary and tired run to Jesus and ask Him to help us.

As we wait with great anticipation for the rapture, let us continue to serve our Heavenly Father with a grateful heart.
Betty

https://youtu.be/OGqn3DS6G7k

Give thanks with a grateful heart
January 21, 2021Englishdavid
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us”
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us”
Give thanks with a grateful heart (with a grateful heart)
Give thanks to the Holy One (to the Holy One)
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
Give thanks with a grateful heart (with a grateful heart)
Give thanks to the Holy One (to the Holy One)
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us”
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich (I am rich)
Because of what the Lord has done for us”
Give thanks
We give thanks to You

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July 25, 2022
Happy Monday,

Trusting God In The Storm

Psalm 57:12
“Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in You my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.”

I have lived through the storm of losing my son, yet it was not my strength, but the strength of God that sustained me during the storm. My friends, we may go through some severe storms before the rapture. I pray that we do not, but we can depend on God to not only sustain us but help us shine with the glory of God. Let us pray for mercy that the rapture happens first but let us also pray that God keeps us through whatever is a ahead.

Matthew 8:26-27
“And he said to them, ‘Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?’ Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. And the men marveled, saying, What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”

We can trust God through everything if we lean on Him and seek His face.
Why did God say the disciples had little faith? They were upset that Jesus was asleep, but they did not ask Him to stop the storm. They did not have the faith to believe that Jesus could change the weather.

Second Corinthians 12:9
"But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me."

Paul prayed three times for God to remove the thorn from His life that troubled him. Yet, God refused to do so. It is always right to pray for healing, but if God chooses to use our infirmities for His glory, we must still have complete faith in God.

God chooses to allow certain things to afflict us so that we do not grow prideful in our work but remember that God is the giver of our talent. He wants us to give Him the glory for the work we do for Him and when we realize our talent is God-given then we can rejoice that God is willing to use us for His Kingdom.
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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July 23, 2022
Happy Saturday,

In My Weakness, God Is Strong

There are days that health problems hit you before you get out of bed. I do not believe in pretending that you do not have issues. I know God is going to heal me either on earth or in Heaven.

Just as I had to accept Jeff’s death I have to accept that I have health issues. This doesn't mean I have given up. I still pray for healing. Yet, I am willing to accept God’s will for my life.

When you trust in God, completely you can accept God’s will. I must remind myself that in my weakness, God’s strength is shown brightly. Despite the pain and other issues, God’s love can shine through me so that others may be blessed.

My duty to God is to live in a pleasing way to my Heavenly Father. In all things and situations, we are to praise God and honor Him.
Betty

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

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July 21, 2022
Happy Thursday,

The Wisdom of This World


1 Corinthians 1:20
New King James Version
20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the [a]disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

This world is wise in its own eyes. They have rejected the truth of the Gospel and believed the lies of the devil. The world has rejected the very truth that was taught in Schools years ago.

We were taught that there were two sexes; male and female. We were taught that females had babies and males did not. The world is now rejecting their own truths to make transgenders feel better. Science is rejected because Science makes transgenders feel bad.

Christians let us embrace the truth of God’s Holy Word and we won't go wrong.
Betty

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July 20, 2022
Happy Wednesday,

Where Does My Help Come From?

God the Help of Those Who Seek Him
A Song of Ascents.
121 
I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?

My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.

When we look to God for help, we will find the help we need. In Him, we find forgiveness from our sins. In Him, we find the strength to keep walking even we feel tired and inadequate.

When trials overcome us, we call out and Almighty God will answer our prayers. He is not blind to our pain nor is He deaf to our cries. When amid our struggles if we magnify the Name of the Lord, we will find peace. Even in grief, He will give us joy and peace.

Let us not live like children with no hope. Our Heavenly Father is our living hope.

Nehemiah 8:10
New King James Version
10 Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Trust God completely in good and bad times. Call out to Him when we are stumbling and He will sustain us. Remind ourselves that soon we will be joining our God and Savior, in our Heavenly Home, where there be no more death, sorrow, or pain. May God help us live our lives in a way that is pleasing to Him.
Betty

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July 18, 2022
Happy Monday,


There are things we go through in these bodies on this earth that we do not understand. That is okay, we are called to live in faith in God. God is a healing God. Although I would have had Jeff healed on earth and my son still be with us, God chose to heal him in Heaven.

Faith is trusting in God despite our circumstances. It is easy to have faith when things go well and we do not suffer illnesses. True faith is trusting God, even when things go badly and we suffer sicknesses.

Through our trials, we can have compassion for others who are going through trials. Living with chronic conditions helps us have compassion for those who are suffering similar situations.

Before the rapture, we here in America and other Western Countries may suffer persecution. Now is the time to pray that God will strengthen us so we can stand firm in our faith. If we are asked point blank if we believe the Bible is true, will we have the courage to say yes or will we mumble and make none committed comments? Will we deny the truth of God’s Word? Now is the time to pray for stronger faith and the strength to speak the truth. May God give us courage.

2 Timothy 4
New King James Version

Preach the Word
4 I charge you [a]therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead [b]at His appearing and His kingdom: 2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 3 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; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

We are not Apostles but we are called to speak the truth of the Gospel, even when it is unpopular.
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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July 17, 2022
Blessed Sunday,

God Will Give Us What We Need To Serve

This morning I feel so unworthy to be used by God. I deal with onset Alzheimers and brain fog from Jeff’s death. On days like this, I question my ability to perform the job God has called me to do.

Then God in His mercy towards me, reminds me that He will give me what I need to speak His truth. So many times I look at the white page and feel like I have nothing to say, but as I yield to God, He gives me the words to say.

God has given all His children a job to perform. Some have the gift of praying for others. To intercede in prayer for fellow believers. Some have the gift of encouragement. I cannot tell you how many times words of encouragement have kept me going, especially since the death of my son.
Whatever your gift is, use it for the glory of God.
Betty

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July 16, 2022
Happy Saturday,

Hope For The Wicked

“Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and He will have mercy on them, and to our God, for He will freely pardon.” – Isaiah 55:7

Although the time of grace is coming to its end, there is still hope for the lost. There is no sin, no matter how pleasant it is that is worth missing the rapture. Whatever a sinner gives up, will be worth the rewards of Heaven.

We can see the signs of the times played out before our eyes. God is calling for the sinner to turn away from their sins and be redeemed by the blood of the lamb.

The Holy Spirit is still at work, calling sinners to come to Christ. When the rapture happens, the Holy Spirit will go up with the Church. Then the anti-Christ will come on the scene and begin his reign.

2 Thessalonians 2:5-12
New King James Version
5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? 6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the [a]mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only [b]He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Some may ask, why would God send a strong delusion on mankind? God has given the world many chances to believe the truth of the Gospel. The world has chosen worldly pleasures, money, and positions of power over the truth. For this reason, they will believe the lies of the devil. The world has rejected the truth so God will send them a strong delusion and they will believe the lies of the devil.

God has warned mankind that the age of grace will one day end and His mercies will end.

Romans 1:28

“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;”

Hope for the lost is coming to an end. Choose who you will serve God or your own sinful desires.
Betty

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July 15, 2022
Happy Friday,

Rejoicing In The Lord

Daily Prayer for July 15
Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Isaiah 61:10, RSV
Lord our God, grant that we may find the power of your Spirit so that we may live on a higher level, no longer controlled by our lower natures but strengthened to take up the battle of life. May we be children of the Spirit and may we walk in the Spirit. Guard us against carelessness and keep us joyful and courageous. Help us and counsel us on all our ways so that we may honor you and testify that you are our God, our true help. Amen

Do we take the time to rejoice in our Heavenly Father? Are we grateful for each new day? Coming out of a great loss it takes time to begin to have hope and to feel grateful for each day. Yet, when we begin to praise God for each day, He will fill out hearts with hope. Little by little, we begin to appreciate the days that God has given us.

May God help us to live each day for Him and live in righteousness and His truths, rejecting the lies of the devil. Choosing to avoid sin but choosing to live for God and obeying His laws. God help us to honor you each day and be grateful for every day you give us.
Betty

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July 14, 2022
Happy Thursday,

Are We Listening?

Revelation 2:7
New King James Version
7 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” ’

To all seven Churches Jesus asked them if they were listening. Are we listening to the truth of the Gospel? Are we willing to hear the truth, even when it hurts? Only the truth will set us free.

Those who make us feel good living in sin are doing us no favors. We can become blind to see sin in our own lives and it takes someone with courage to help us see when we have fallen away from the truth of the Gospel. It also takes courage to admit our sins and confess them to God. True repentance will require a change in the way we are living.

We must be willing to ask God to search our hearts for hidden sins and pray for strength to turn away from sin. We cannot serve ourselves and God. To be a Godly person we must be willing to turn away from sin and live in a way that is pleasing to God. This is a big thing, our eternity depends upon our willingness to serve God in all of our ways.

Pray for God to reveal our sins, repent, and then pray for the courage to turn away from our sins. Whatever sacrifice we make will be worth eternity with God.
Betty

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July 13, 2022ninh
Happy Wednesday,

Let Us Draw Near To God

The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. The LORD watches over all who love him” - Psalms 145:18-20
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If you watch the daily news, you can become fearful. There are so many scary things happening in our world today. There are also reports on the news that can make you angry. Some stories can make you cry.

What do we do? We should call on God. Ask Him for peace. Ask Him to help us have healthy anger. Seek Him for comfort and pray for victims of violence and their families.

God wants to be close to us, but sometimes we get so distracted that we cannot feel the presence of God. This is when we take time and pray and seek the face of God. Remind ourselves that God never leaves us.
Betty

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July 12, 2022
Happy Tuesday,

Godly Wisdom

Proverbs 2:10-15
New King James Version

10 When wisdom enters your heart,
And knowledge is pleasant to your soul,

11 Discretion will preserve you;
Understanding will keep you,

12 To deliver you from the way of evil,
From the man who speaks perverse things,

13 From those who leave the paths of uprightness
To walk in the ways of darkness;

14Who rejoice in doing evil,
And delight in the perversity of the wicked;

15 Whose ways are crooked,
And who are devious in their paths;

We live in days when we need Godly wisdom. Wisdom to discern false Gospel from true Gospel. We need the wisdom to know how to react when we are attacked by the world for our faith. We will be subject to more attacks in the future.

The attack against Judge Kavannah serves as an example of how unhinged people have become in their demand for the right to kill an infant in the womb.

Over the years we have seen people react in hate to demand their right to sin. As lawlessness increases, we will see more violence against anyone who stands for the truth of God’s Holy Word. We will need wisdom from God to know when to speak and when to stay quiet.

These are the days to seek wisdom from God. To get our instructions from God and not from the world. Many things the world has given its approval of is sin in the eyes of the Lord. Sadly, people do not realize that on judgment day, it will be God that judges them and not their peers.

Let us pray that God will give us wisdom and help us to walk in Godliness and to live victoriously in these days when Godliness is considered is considered outdated and weak-minded.
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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July 11, 2022
Happy Monday,

He Is Our Hope

“Promise #192:
I have poured My love into your heart by My Spirit.

Romans 5:5 (WEB)
and hope doesn’t disappoint us, 
because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts 
through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

If we look at what is going on around us, we may begin to feel hopeless. These are the times we need to remind ourselves that God is our hope. We can stand firm in our faith if we remember that God is with us and will always be with us.

Even though the birth pains are harder and faster, Almighty God will give us strength and hope to get up each day and continue to do the job that God has assigned us.

I know I say this often but we must press on towards our prize of Heaven. We do not want to backside this close to the rapture.

Romans 13:11-14
New King James Version
Put on Christ
11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk [a]properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.

Betty

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July 9, 2022
Happy Saturday,

A Wonderful Promise

“Promise #190:
Jesus is not ashamed to be called your big brother.

Hebrews 2:11 (WEB)
For both he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all from one, 
for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brothers,”

What a wonder and blessed promise by Jesus to Christians! Remember this when things get hard. Remember this when the world calls us crazy for believing the Bible. One day Jesus will welcome us in to Heaven as His brothers and sisters.

Revelation 22:20-21
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!
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be [a]with you all. Amen.

Betty

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July 8, 2022
Happy Friday,

“Why Did You Not Make Me Listen”

Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.
Psalm 25:

There is coming a day when those who get mad when people try to share the Gospel with them, will regret that they refused to listen. Cries of those who said for us to leave them alone will be wishing that they had one more day to get it right and make the Rapture.

It breaks my heart to know people I love and care for do not want to hear the truth. So many people in this world who know the truth have chosen to reject salvation, will be in total shock when the rapture happens. As Christians, we can see the birth pains growing closer together and stronger, just as Jesus said they would before the rapture. Until we hear Jesus calling us up or until we die, keep praying for our lost family members and friends and all the lost people in the world.
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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July 7, 2022
Happy Thursday,

He Is Faithful

Daily Prayer for July 7
Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23, NIV
Lord our God, we thank you for all you have done for us, for all you are doing for us, for deliverance from need and death. We thank you for all the signs you give us that you hear our prayer when, without wavering or weakening, we set our hopes on you. We thank you that we can be without fear of sin and death, for you stand by us in everything. In spite of our imperfections you show us your goodness again and again. May the light in our hearts never be extinguished, the light that enables us to look into heaven and earth and see the good that is on its way to us today. May joy remain with us, and may we have the strength to be a community that follows the paths of life which bring praise and honor to you.”Amen

I was sitting in the drive-thru at the pharmacy, yesterday, when a song came on the Christian radio about a man whose son had died. Usually, when this happens I fall apart, but this time I felt at peace. God immediately was there for me to comfort me.

This song talks about how much this man loved His son but went on to say his son is with his Heavenly Father who loves him even more. Christians we can take comfort in knowing our Christian loved ones are in a far better place than this world.

Our loved one is suffering no longer. They are rejoicing in the presence of Almighty God.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-17
New King James Version
The Comfort of Christ’s Coming
13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen [a]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 [b]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 [c]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.

We miss our loved ones terribly and there will be days when we need to seek help from others to stand beside us in our grief, but we are not children without hope. Our God is faithful and will always be faithful. Call out to Him, my friends when you are overwhelmed by the times we are living and He will not only sustain you, but He will put joy and peace in your heart.
Betty

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July 6, 2022
Happy Wednesday,

Keep Our Eyes On Jesus

But when he looked around at the high waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. - Matthew 14:30

The mass murder on July the 4th upset all of us. For someone to use a celebration of our Country as a place to kill people out of anger makes no sense. An evil person killing people at random is hard for us to grasp.

It is easy to be so caught up in anger and grief that we lose sight of what is happening. Did not Jesus warn us that in the last days, lawlessness would abound? God is not caught off guard by the evil that is growing in these times.

Although we know the reason, every incident of evil hurts us. Let us be careful that we do not become bitter but keep our eyes on Jesus. Let us not lose heart in these evil days but keep our faith strong in God and His Holy Word. As we get closer and closer to the rapture things will get worse but God is still in control and we can trust Him in all things.
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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July 5, 2022
Happy Tuesday


Waiting On The Lord

Isaiah 40:31
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk,and not faint.

Waiting on answers to our prayers does not have to be wasted time. When we waiting on answers, we can offer up praises to God. We can communicate with Him through prayer. We can continue to work for God, while we wait for an answer to our prayers.

God will strengthen us as we continue to walk with Him and serve Him to the best of our abilities. He will sustain us through life’s journey. When we begin to doubt that God is going to answer our prayers, ask God to strengthen our faith in Him and give us peace.
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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July 4, 2022
Happy Monday,

Independence Day

Contrary to popular belief, America was started on freedom of Religion and not on freedom from Religion. Although it is extremely sad to see how our Country has fallen away from God, I was blessed to be a child in Elementary School, when the Pledge of Allengance and a prayer to God were said every morning.

All though we can see changes coming to America which worries as Christians, today let us praise God that we still have the right to go to the Church of our choosing and to say grace in a restaurant.
Betty

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July 2, 2022
Happy Saturday,

Some Burdens Require Extra Help

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” - Matthew 11:28

There are some burdens that God calls us to carry, that require extra help from God. The loss of a mate or a child requires extra help and assurance from God. As a little time goes by you do have more good days, but there is always that day that takes you by surprise when you need an extra dose of peace from God.

Pretending that you are stronger than you are is not the answer. Admit your weakness to God and seek His face. He wants to help us. It is through admitting our weaknesses that opens the door for God to work in our lives. God never asked us to live without His help and guidance. The more we seek Him the stronger our faith will grow.
Betty

1 I am weak but Thou art strong;
Jesus, keep me from all wrong;
I'll be satisfied as long
As I walk, let me walk close to Thee.

Refrain:
Just a closer walk with Thee,
Grant it, Jesus, is my plea,
Daily walking close to Thee,
Let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

2 Thro' this world of toil and snares,
If I falter, Lord, who cares?
Who with me my burden shares?
None but Thee, dear Lord, none but Thee. [Refrain]

3 When my feeble life is o'er,
Time for me will be no more;
Guide me gently, safely o'er
To Thy kingdom shore, to Thy shore. [Refrain]
Baptist Hymnal, 1991

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July 1, 2022
Happy Friday

Guard Your Heart

Proverbs 4:23
23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

We must be careful of what we allow in our heart. There are so many things in this world today that is dangerous for Christians to expose themselves to. God wants us to live holy and righteous lives. We cannot do this if we feed our souls with sinfulness. Let us seek to be careful what we watch and listen to.
Betty

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June 30, 2022
Happy Thursday,

They Cling To Their Guns and Bibles


Daily Prayer for June 30
Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt
“At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.” Matthew 11:25, NIV
Lord our God, we thank you for your Word, which is light and strength to us. We thank you for all you give us. We thank you that we may be counted among the simple-hearted, among the children. We do not want to be anything great in the world. We want only to be with you as your children, helpless little children, watched over by you, the Creator and Father of all. Grant us your blessing. Help us in all that is good and right, also in our daily work, so that we can be your children and do what you have commanded. May your name be honored at all times, your kingdom come, and your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us the wrong we have done as we forgive those who have wronged us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory for ever and ever. “Amen

Liberals often see Christians as weak and uneducated clinging to their guns and Religion. Christianity is more than a religion, it is a personal relationship with God. The Pope recently said that having a personal relationship with Jesus is dangerous. What an odd thing for a Religious Leader to say.

A personal relationship with God is essential to our faith. If our relationship with God is only when we are in Church, we need to reconsider our salvation. True salvation is not only repenting and turning away from our sins but should include the desire to have a personal relationship with our Heavenly Father.

The more we love God, the more we should want to know Him. Our relationship with God should grow over time and with prayer, reading the Bible, and faith our spiritual life should grow.

May God give His children wisdom to avoid false teachings and to seek His face daily.
Betty

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June 29, 2022
Happy Wednesday,

Looking For The Blessed Hope

“Promise #180:
There is a crown of life waiting for everyone who loves My Son.

2 Timothy 4:8 (WEB)
From now on, there is stored up for me the crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that day;
and not to me only, but also to all those who have loved his appearing.”

Sometimes people think that we talk about the rapture too much, but just like a Bride is so excited about her upcoming Wedding, we should also be excited about our Wedding in Heaven that will happen one day.

No matter what is happening on earth today, we can look forward with great anticipation to our Wedding in Heaven, for as children of God we are the Bride of Christ. There are no words on earth to describe the blessings we shall receive on that day we are wed to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

When we remember the glories that await us in Heaven then we can with the help of God withstand the battles on this earth. Seek comfort from God when we need it and trust God to be with us every day and remind ourselves of the glories that await us in Heaven. Then we can sing songs of praise to God amid chaos and losses.
Betty

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June 28, 2022
Happy Tuesday,

We Need Not Fear


Promise #179:
I will rescue you from evil and safely deliver you into My kingdom.

2 Timothy 4:18 (WEB)
And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work, 
and will preserve me for his heavenly Kingdom; 
to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

We need not fear falling into sin, if we put our complete trust in God. The Holy Spirit will warn us when something seems okay but it is evil. The Holy Spirit will warn us of false teaching that has just enough of truth that it can be confusing.

In other words, we can live fear-free when we trust in God. Knowing that He has promised to deliver us from evil. As much as we are looking forward to Heaven, God is looking forward to the Heavenly Reunion when all His children will join Him for our Wedding Celebration.

We press onward to our prize of Heaven, seeking to live in a way that is pleasing to our Heavenly Father. When the world makes fun of Christians so not be arrogant im response but pray for those who have been blinded by the devil.
Maranatha,
Betty

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June 27, 2022
Happy Monday,

Be Prepared


Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 
(1 Peter 5:8

God in His Holy Word, warns us to be prepared for attacks from the devil and his demons. If we are prepared we can shut him down by quoting Scriptures and singing praises to God.

Another way to prepare is to put on the armor of God.

Ephesians 6:10-20
New King James Version

The Whole Armor of God
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the [a]wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of [b]the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— 19 and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

We live in evil times. People are very angry about the change in abortion laws. As Christians, we are concerned about the unborn. The world is more concerned about losing their rights to abortion. Angry people say and do things that they otherwise would not do.

We need to pray for those on the Supreme Court, people who work in pregnancy crisis centers, and pro-life Churches. We need to pray for their protection from God.

We need to pray that God will open the eyes of people to see that every life is precious to God. That their hearts to see the innocence of the unborn children and their right to live. Pray for God to protect us and help us to stand up for the truth even though it is unpopular.
Betty

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June 26, 2022
Blessed Sunday,

Complete Trust In God

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

When my son died, the only thing keeping me going was God. My heart was broken into so many pieces and yet even in my darkest hours, I knew that I could still trust in God.

I learned that complete trust requires us to trust God even when nothing makes sense. To trust when we see no reason or why God allows bad things to happen to us. It's easy to trust God when everything is going great, but it requires courage to trust in times of great grief.

I wish I could say that I never have times of doubt, but that will be a lie. There are still times that I wrestle with God, wanting Him to tell me why my son had to die, then God gently reminds me that it is not my place to demand answers from God, but to trust God in all circumstances. It is when I stop demanding answers but instead choose to trust Him. My friends, we have to choose to trust God.
Betty

1. ’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
And to know, “Thus saith the Lord!”
* Refrain:
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er;
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
Oh, for grace to trust Him more!
2. Oh, how sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust His cleansing blood;
And in simple faith to plunge me
’Neath the healing, cleansing flood!
3. Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease;
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life and rest, and joy and peace.
4. I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.

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June 25, 2022
Saturday,

God Is A Strong Tower


“Promise #176:
My name is a strong tower that you can run to and find safety.

Proverbs 18:10 (WEB)
The name of Yahweh is a strong tower: 
the righteous run to him, and are safe.”

Whatever circumstances we are in, we have the promise of God to protect us. We can run to Him and find safety. We can find peace when we run to the shelter of God’s arms.

We need not fear the future, for we know our eternity will be with our Heavenly Father. This life is but a vapor compared to eternity. We can find strength in the joy of the Lord. We can run this race, knowing God will never abandon us not forsake us.

My friends, trust in the Lord, pray for the lost, and remind yourself of the prize of Heaven that awaits us. Rejoice in the goodness of God and praise His Name everyday.
Betty

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June 24, 2022
Happy Friday,

Stand Up For Jesus

Christians are called to stand up for the truth of the Gospel in all seasons. It is not always politically correct to speak the truth. People will complain. We are not saved to be people pleasers. We are saved from our sins to work for our Heavenly Father.

We are living in the last days and people do not always want to hear the truth. Yet we have a responsibility to speak the truth in love. When we are asked, will we try to go around the question, rather than answer the question? God help us to stand up for God even in these last days.

In these last days, we must be prepared by praying and reading God’s Holy Word. Pray for God to give us the courage to go against sins, even those that are popular. We are not here to be popular but to serve our God.
Betty


Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus | George Duffield, Jr.


1. Stand up, stand up for Jesus! ye soldiers of the cross;
Lift high His royal banner, it must not suffer loss:
From vict’ry unto vict’ry, His army shall He lead,
Till every foe is vanquished, and Christ is Lord indeed.
2. Stand up, stand up for Jesus! The trumpet call obey:
Forth to the mighty conflict, in this His glorious day;
Ye that are men now serve Him against unnumbered foes;
Let courage rise with danger, and strength to strength oppose.
3. Stand up, stand up for Jesus! Stand in His strength alone,
The arm of flesh will fail you, ye dare not trust your own;
Put on the gospel armor, and watching unto prayer,
Where calls the voice of duty, be never wanting there.
4. Stand up, stand up for Jesus! the strife will not be long;
This day the noise of battle, the next the victor’s song;
To him that overcometh a crown of life shall be;
He with the King of glory shall reign eternally.

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June 23, 2022
Happy Thursday,

He Was Acquainted With Grief


Isaiah 53:3
New King James Version
3 He is despised and [a]rejected by men,
A Man of [b]sorrows and acquainted with [c]grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

It broke Jesus' heart that so many in His own land rejected His gift of salvation. He knew the sorrows that would come in the future for the Jewish people and it broke His heart.

Just like when He walked this earth, it must break the heart of Jesus to see so many who have embraced sin as a badge of honor. To walk the streets with t-shirts on that brag about the abortions they have had. Cities have gay pride parades that honor sin.

My friends let us speak the truth and honor God with the truth of the Gospel. Let us not be ashamed of Scripture. Seek to live in righteousness even when it is no longer popular. Let us not be arrogant but speak the truth in love. God help us to see past the wickedness and see the lost souls and grieve over those who have chosen to give themselves over to what is evil in the sight of Lord.
Betty

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June 22, 2022
Happy Wednesday,

Lord, Give Us Peace

Daily Prayer for June 22
Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt
“Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” John 20:21, NIV
Lord our God, in the name of Jesus Christ, who is close at our side as the risen and living One, we lift our eyes to you in prayer. Bless us. Bless us through your Word, and let our hearts become quiet in you. Free us from all restlessness and from the turmoil of the present age, for we belong to you, not to the world. We want to find peace in you and remain in you. You will care for us as your children, whom you will never forget in all eternity. Bless us and renew the riches of your grace in us every day, for you, O Lord our God, remain our Father. “Amen

Children of God we need peace more than ever. Angry women protest in front of a Supreme Court Justice's House in a state of embarrassingly dressed for the right to kill their own baby.

Make no mistake abortion is murder. Two heartbeats enter the building but only one heartbeat comes out. The message of the Gospel is hated by many. Those of us who believe every baby has the right to be born are also hated.

The media twist the truth. The Justices are not outlawing abortion but are giving each state the legal responsibility to choose for itself. If this law is passed pro-choicers have threatened to come after Churches and Christians.

Christians we need to pray that God will help us stand up for the truth of the Bible even when it is extremely unpopular. We must not be weak Christians or hide our faith in these troubling times. To do this we will need God to fill us with His peace and give us the strength to stand firm in our convictions.
Betty

2 Timothy 4
New King James Version

Preach the Word
4 I charge you [a]therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead [b]at His appearing and His kingdom: 2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 3 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; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

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June 21, 2022
Happy Tuesday,

Trust to the End


Daily Prayer for June 21
Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt
“Father! You have given them to me, and I want them to be with me where I am, so that they may see my glory, the glory you gave me; for you loved me before the world was made. John 17:24, TEV
Lord our God, we thank you that you have revealed your glory in your Son Jesus Christ. We thank you that today we can still see and feel the glorious grace which streams out from Jesus Christ in his victory over the world, the powerful help which benefits all those who find faith. Grant that a further glory may be revealed, faith dwelling in the hearts of all people, faith that can conquer all the need and suffering on earth, faith that is the power to look to you, to become inwardly quiet in you, and to hope in you at all times. Then your help will come quickly, more quickly than we can imagine. It will come on us unawares, for the Savior has said, “See, I shall come quickly.” We want to hope and believe and trust till the end. Amen”

We cannot win a race if we start and the give up in the middle. We must endear to the end. We cannot please God if we stop trusting in Him and lose heart.

Galatians 6:9
New King James Version
9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

We are living in evil times and the evil we see can weaken our faith if we do not keep our eyes on Jesus. If we do not stay connected to God we can begin to believe there is no hope. Friends are hope is not in this world or in its leaders. Our hope and faith should be in our Heavenly Father.

We cannot fix this world, but we can share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Reminding ourselves some will accept the Gospel, but many will refuse it.
Our job is not to save the loss but share the truth and pray that there is fertile ground.

As much as we long for the rapture, Jesus longs for it too. He wants all of His children with Him. Yet, He knows that there's work for us to do on this earth. God help us to be cheerful and willing workers until our time on this earth is finished.
Betty

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June 16, 2022
Happy Thursday,

Joy In All Circumstances


“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-4

No one likes to go through trials, and yet the Bible says to be joyful for trials produced steadfastness.

stead·fast·ness
/ˈstedˌfas(t)nəs/

noun
* 1.
the quality of being resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering:
"no side wins without steadfastness in the face of adversity

Trials teach us not to waiver in our faith when walking through the fire of trials. The goal of trials is to come out on the other side stronger in our faith.

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Faith is the undercurrent of everything we do as followers of Jesus. Without faith we lose all that Christ died to give us while here on earth. It is by faith we access the peace, joy, guidance, love, and purpose that comes from restored relationship with our heavenly Father. As we seek an increase in faith in response to God’s faithfulness this week, may you experience a greater depth of intimacy with your living, Almighty, and loving heavenly Father.”

As our faith in God grows, our relationship with God grows stronger. As we grow in grace and faith, we will find our relationship with God grows more sweeter. We will become more content and satisfied with what we have. We will realize material things are temporary and what should be our number one goal is to have a better relationship with God.

Hebrews 10:35-39 says, “Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. For, ‘Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.’ But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.”

May God help us to live faithfully and endure trials with strong confidence in our Heavenly Father so that He will be pleased with us. May we be growing spiritually and learning to be steadfast in our faith for His glory.
Betty

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June 15, 2022
Happy Wednesday,

Be Bold In All Seasons

2 Timothy 4
New King James Version

Preach the Word
4 I charge you [a]therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead [b]at His appearing and His kingdom: 2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 3 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; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

A new survey shows many Christians are being silent about their beliefs that are contrary to the world's standards. This is wrong my friends. We are not to conform to the world's standards.

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.

We are to stand for the truth of God’s Word even when it is no longer popular. We are to seek to serve and please God and not mankind. Our Christian duty is not to have many likes on social media or many friends in the real world.

Our Christian duty is to represent the truth of God’s Word, even when it is unpopular to do so. We are to walk in righteousness and Holiness. We can not do this without the help of the Holy Spirit. We cannot serve God and mankind. We have to make a choice.


1. Mark 8:38
For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”

Luke 9:26
For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels.

May God help us to brave and courageous in these days of lawlessness and sin. May we stand up for the truth of God’s Holy Word. Put on the whole armor of God, so we do not fall into sin.
Betty

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June 14, 2022
Happy Tuesday,

Suffering and Trials

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”
2 Corinthians 4:1

For now, we can only see our suffering and pain. God sees all things and in His wisdom, He takes us through valleys that we do not understand, but when we put complete trust in God, we can walk through dark valleys with a strong faith in God.

When we trust God with all our hearts we can sing praises amid the pain. We call lay aside our fears when we keep our eyes focused on our Heavenly Father.

Seek to serve God in all circumstances and look forward to our blessed hope-the rapture.
Betty

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June 13, 2022
Happy Monday,

Too Much!

This is more than I can stand= God never asked me to stand alone.
This is too big a burden to carry= God never asked me to carry my
burdens alone.
This pain is too much= God says for us to seek Him for comfort.

We suffer alone because we do not cry out to God for help. Cry out to God and ask Him to use our suffering to help us grow spiritually. Rejoice in what we have. Focus on serving God in the present and look forward to our home in Heaven.

Ask God to help us and fill our hearts with His peace.

Philippians 4:7
New King James Version
7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Seek God with all our hearts.

Jeremiah 29:13
New King James Version
13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

A half-hearted search will find half-hearted answers. We must really want to find God. It is not that He is hard to find but He will not be found if we do not really care if we find Him or not.

Many burdens we carry are too much for us this is why we should seek the face of God daily and ask Him to be with us each day. Give glory and praise to God despite our circumstances. Rejoice in the majesty of God. Worship God in Spirit and Truth.
Betty

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June 12, 2022
Blessed Sunday,

Tribulation and Judgement Is Coming

Daily Prayer for June 12
Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt
“And when he comes, he will prove to the people of the world that they are wrong about sin and about what is right and about God’s judgment. They are wrong about sin, because they do not believe in me; they are wrong about what is right, because I am going to the Father and you will not see me any more; and they are wrong about judgment, because the ruler of this world has already been judged. John 16:8–11, TEV
Lord our God, we thank you that throughout our lives you continually renew your Spirit in us. We thank you that your Spirit enables us to understand Jesus Christ and to follow him all our days on earth. Bless us, and let the revelation of your Spirit come to the world, to the people of all nations, a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit in each heart. But there must still be punishment for sin. For the sake of justice the world has to suffer punishment through judgment. For you, Almighty God, are Lord, and not even Satan, the prince of this world, can act against your will. You will carry out your will through the Holy Spirit. Our task is simply to follow Jesus all our days. This shall be our joy, this priceless gift of following the Lord Jesus. Praise to your name that we have him and his witness in the gospel every day. Praise to your name that every day, even through great distress, we can joyfully follow him in the strength of the Holy Spirit. “Amen

2 Peter 3:4
New King James Version
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.”

Not only has the world become complacent in their sins they are proud of their sins. Some people even wave their fists in the face of God. They are blind to the soon-coming judgment of this world by God Almighty.

As Christians, we should be seeing that things are falling into place for the reign of the anti-Christ. Who will appear to be kind and loving but will destroy anyone who will not bend to his will.

Christians will soon be leaving this world and it will not be an alien abduction but Jesus calling us to meet him in the clouds.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-17
New King James Version

The Comfort of Christ’s Coming
13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen [a]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 [b]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 [c]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.

Christians, be aware of the times we are living in. It will not be long before our work on earth will come to an end and God will call His children home.

Today is the day for salvation. We do, not know what tomorrow holds.

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!
Betty

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June 11, 2022
Happy Saturday,

“This Is For My Glory”

Every week there seems like there is another tragedy. It is easy for us to get caught up in the whys. The truth is God has given up this world to its sinful corruption and lawlessness. We are looking at a dark mirror and can not see the plans of God. This is when we have to trust God completely.

While we would like God to explain to us why innocents have to die, who are we to question God. We know that the children are now in Heaven and all their needs are being taken care of by angels.

Let us lay aside our questions and doubts and trust God, through all things. One day we will be with God and all our questions will be answered. For now, let us live our lives 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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Betty Louise
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June 10, 2022
Happy Friday,

The Majesty of God


Ecclesiastes 3:11
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

We are not capable of understanding the majesty of God. His greatness is beyond our comprehension. Yet in His love for mankind, He seeks a relationship with mankind.

God does not choose to send people to hell. We were born in sin and Jesus paid a great sacrifice to redeem all mankind. It is up to each individual to choose for themselves to accept redemption or to reject redemption. Each individual is responsible for their choice.

Those who refuse to humble themselves before Almighty God and accept His precious gift for whatever reason has chosen to spend eternity in hell. Those who humble themselves before God and accept a relationship with God will be rewarded in this life and in eternity.

There is no sin that is worth not having a personal relationship with God in this life and eternity. Anything we give up to accept salvation is worth it. Let us lay aside our pride and give ourselves over completely to our Creator. Any sacrifice we make will be worth it all when we see the face of our Savior and Lord.
Betty

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In His Time
In His time, in His time,
He makes all things beautiful, in His time,
Lord, please show me everyday,
As You're teaching me Your way,
That You do just what You say, in Your time.

In Your time, in Your time,
You make all things beautiful, in Your time.
Lord, my life to Your I bring,
May each song I have to sing,
Be to You a lovely thing, in Your time.

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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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