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Betty Louise
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July 2, 2020
Happy Thursday,


Prayer

New Christians and even some of us long time Christians can use a teaching on prayer. Many of us don’t pray as much as we should. After my kids were grown and out of the house, hubby and I got out of the habit of praying for our food. It was not that we were not grateful for what we had, we just did not think about praying a blessing over the food. About twenty years ago we begin to do so, again and I am glad we did.

We can also get busy and forget to pray. There were times in my life that I would only remember to pray right before I went to sleep. It was through trials and tribulations throughout my life that I learned to pray short prayers throughout the day.

It is not about the length of prayers but speaking to God from our hearts. A previous Pastor taught us to begin our prayers with praise. I like doing that, but they're also prayers of desperation. Quick prayers said in a moment of instant need. You see a driver losing control and you cry out for God to prevent an accident. There are also times we are in public and we feel led to say a silent prayer for a stranger. These are quick prayers but heartfelt prayers.

Prayer is us talking to God, just like we would a friend. When we began to share not only our needs but our hearts with God, we will find our relationship with God, growing and developing. We should be honest in our prayers but respectful. Be truthful with God. When I was so sick for the first two years with colitis but Doctors could not find out what was wrong with me, I learned to pray more honestly with God. Telling Him how much I hated the misery I was going through but also expressing my love for Him and my willingness to accept His will for my life. This lead to a better relationship with God for me. We will not always understand why God allows us to go through things, but we can trust that God knows best.

These days we are living in can lead to fear, but if we keep a daily conversation with God, we will be more at peace. We also need to pray more for others. Many of us have family members who are sick and need our prayers. We should pray daily for lost souls. Remember, prayer is not a job but a gift from God. If we talked to the President every day or someone else that we think of as being important we would feel blessed. How much more blessed we are to talk to the One who created all things, including 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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July 1, 2020
Happy Wednesday,


God Wants to Direct Us

I believe most Christians can have a crisis of faith at times. The other night I watched a video of a Preacher who was talking about three dreams that God gave him last year. One dream has come true already and that was the beginning of the pandemic.

It was the third dream that brought my heart to fear. He dreamed that in September something that would happen that would bring fear and chaos to our Country. We can see the possibilities of this already. People blocking off freeways and roads and terrorizing people. People hiding in their homes and garages too afraid to go out.

This is already beginning to happen in our Country and others. There was a truck driver who was pulled out of his truck for driving down the highway and beaten by a mob. There is a video out there of an elderly couple trying to cross the street (the woman walking with a walker) and the mob stood around them and refused to allow them to move.

In Houston, we have had mobs take over freeways. We have seen what mob mentally can lead to. Innocent people just minding their business can be seriously injured by people who do not even know them.

We know that the world is being prepared for people to become so desperate for peace that they will gladly give over their Countries to a One World Government. Yet seeing it played out is fearful and distressing. We must remind ourselves that this is not our home not our final resting place. God is preparing a place for us, where there will be no fear, nor violence.

More than ever looking for our blessed hope should bring us peace. We may need to seek God more than ever for our faith in Him to keep us steadfast in our walk with Him. My friends, we have come too far to abandon our faith in God and give in to fear and lies from the devil.
Betty

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

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June 30, 2020
Happy Tuesday.

“I Will Guide You”

Psalm 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

We are in uncharted territory. With the pandemic it seems as if the government is the blind leading the blind. If we are serving the God of Heaven, we have a guide that sees and knows all. He wants to lead us through the days ahead.

We must lay aside our fears and put our complete trust in God. Look back on your past years as a Christian. How many times did God guide you through turbulent times? He did not abandon you nor did he fail you. Yet, if you are like me, there are times that I allow fear and uncertainty to control me.

This, not the time to become mentally unhinged, but to put our complete trust in our Heavenly Father. Lay aside our fears and remember who God is. God is not a man that He should lie.

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

The more we love God, the more we should trust Him. He has proven Himself over and over to us, now is the time to prove our love for Him, by being faithful and trusting children of God.
Betty

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In my own suffering
Through every pain every tear
There's a God who's been faithful to me

When my strength was all gone
When my heart had no song
Still in love He's proved faithful to me

Every word He's promised is true
What I thought was impossible
I've seen my God do

He's been faithful
Faithful to me
Looking back He's love and mercy I see
Though in my heart I have questioned
And failed to believe
He's been faithful, faithful to me

When my heart looked away
The many times I could not pray
Still my God was faithful to me

The days are spent so selfishly
Reaching out for what pleased me
Even then God was faithful to me

Every time I come back to Him
He is waiting for open arms
And I see once again

He's been faithful
Faithful to me
Looking back He's love and mercy I see
Though in my heart I have questioned
Even failed to believe
Yet He's been faithful, faithful to me

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

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June 28, 2020
Blessed Sunday,

”Wise Men Still Seek Him”

1 Kings 19:17-18 17 And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay.
18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.

The devil likes to convince Christians that we are alone in our faith. Truth is we are one of many and all over the world, people are still coming to Jesus for salvation. God is still convicting hearts and bringing souls to salvation.

In spite of the evil all around us, there are still people who worship and serve God. The Holy Spirit is still working and God is still on His throne. The Devil is working hard and evil abounds but God is still reaching lost souls for His Kingdom.

The question is: ”Are we still praying for lost souls?” Let us not give up but, keep working for the Kingdom of God until the Age of Grace ends. We must choose to be faithful and willing to work for the cause of Christ. Serve God with an obedient and joyful heart.
Betty

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

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June 27, 2020
Happy Saturday,

I dreamed that my parents were praying over me, that God would bless my Ministry. When I woke up I began to praise God and pray for God to continue to use me for His Glory. I actually felt like I had been in a Revival meeting. I feel truly blessed.

It is a wonderous feeling to wake up feeling the Holy Spirit’s anointing on oneself. In these difficult times, it is a joyful event for God to reach out to us in our dreams to bless and encourage us.

There are so many Christian’s suffering today. The devil is attacking on many sides and he wants to cover Christians with a spirit of discouragement. On the other hand, God wants to build us up so that we can stand strong in our faith and in trust in Him, during these evil days.

Let us look up to God with our feet planted in righteousness and our hearts filled with faith in God. Praying that we stay firm in our convictions and that the devil be not able to shake our faith or blow us off the path that God has chosen for us.
Betty

My faith looks up to Thee

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My faith looks up to Thee,
Thou Lamb of Calvary,
Savior Divine;
Now hear me while I pray;
Take all my guilt away;
Oh, let me from this day
Be wholly Thine.
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May Thy rich grace impart
Strength to my fainting heart,
My zeal inspire;
As Thou hast died for me,
Oh, may my love to Thee
Pure, warm, and changeless be,
A living fire.
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While life’s dark maze I tread,
And griefs around me spread,
Be Thou my Guide;
Bid darkness turn to day,
Wipe sorrow’s tears away,
Nor let me ever stray
From Thee aside.
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All thru life’s transient dream,
Until death’s sullen stream
Shall o’er me roll,
Blest Savior, with Thy love,
Fear and distrust remove;
Make me Thy grace to prove
Transform my soul.

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

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June 25, 2020
Happy Thursday

The Spirit of Rebellion

The first sin ever committed was when Satan and the angels that followed him, rebelled against God in an attempt for Satan to take God’s Throne. The second was when Satan convinced Eve to eat the forbidden fruit. Mankind has been rebelling against God ever since.

1 Samuel 15:23 King James Version (KJV)23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

"Is God Dead?" was an April 8, 1966, cover story for the news magazine Time. A previous article, from October 1965, had investigated a trend among 1960s theologians to write God out of the field of theology. The 1966 article looked in greater depth at the problems facing modern theologians, in making God relevant to an increasingly secular society.”

The world had begun to leave God out of their decision making and they're personal lives. No longer did people fear God. In time people begin to live in open rebellion against God. This spirit of rebellion has grown to the point now that people are in rebellion against any kind of authority. This has lead to hatred towards the police and government.

Of course, there are bad apples in every field of work, but people are angry and resent anyone who would tell them how to live. Satan has filled mankind ’s hearts with hate, anger, and rebellion. A recipe for lawlessness that we are seeing played out on city streets all over the world.

The world is ripe for a leader that will come on the scene to bring safety and peace. People have rejected God, who loved them so much that He sent His Own Son to die for them so that mankind could be reconciled with God. Instead, with open arms, they will embrace Satan who is the father of lies and pure evil. Satan does not care about mankind. In his intense hatred for God, his one desire is to turn people against God and force mankind to worship him, instead.

Ever since sin entered into the heart of mankind, Satan has been leading mankind to an eternity in hell and mankind has followed him with open eyes. Blinded only by their sin of rebellion against the God 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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June 24. 2020
Happy Wednesday,



Anger and Hate

America is not mentioned in the Bible during the time of the tribulation. People often wondered what kind of outside force would destroy America. We are now seeing that America is destroying itself.
Americans are filled with hate against each other and anything that represents America’s past.

Statues destroyed and dragged through the streets. Now people are demanding that white statues of Jesus be destroyed. This is no surprise to God and He must be amused at the antics of people.


Psalm 2:4-5 King James Version (KJV)4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

People are so enraged and so angry that the slightest thing can set them off. I saw a young man walking on a sidewalk the other day, knock a 92-year-old woman to the ground. Now she is terrified to leave her home.
Self-control is out the window and people are acting out their hate in vandalism and violence.

People are filled with evil and acting on it. I often wondered how the anti-Christ would be able to get mankind to come to war against God. Now we know the answer. You take hate-filled people and with just the right spark they will be enticed to fight God in hand-to-hand combat.

There is only cure for this world and that is repentance and humbling themselves before God. Unfortunately, people are too filled with self pride to humble themselves and admit their sins. For too long people have embraced their sins and wore them as a badge of honor.

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

Betty

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

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June 22, 2020
Happy Monday,

A Firm Foundation

2 Timothy 2:19 King James Version (KJV)19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

Our salvation is secured in God. God will not drop us out of His hand.
We can go to asleep at night secure that if we passed away during the night, we will wake up in the presence of our Lord and Savior.

We are traveling through this world, being preparing for our future home with God. Learning as we go to trust in our Heavenly Father. The more we walk with God, the more we grow to love Him. The more we love Him, the more we seek to please Him.

With joy we look forward with great expectation to when we will join God in Heaven. Knowing this life is temporary, should lead us to strive to store up our treasures in Heaven, where no one can destroy or steal them.
Betty

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

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June 21, 2020
Blessed Sunday,

Finding Our Way In The Dark

There are times that we can begin to feel like we are stumbling in the dark. We feel we are being attacked on many sides and we are hopeless against the devil’s schemes. Yet, if listen, we will hear the sweet soft voice of the Holy Spirit, reminding us that He has never left us.

Sometimes we need to shut ourselves away from all the outside noises into our prayer closet and talk to our Heavenly Father. A quiet time of refreshment in the Holy Presence of our God and Savior will settle our racing hearts and bring comfort and peace to our hearts and minds. In the presence of God, we will find the strength to make it another day. We can rise up from our despair and walk in hope of the Glory of our 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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June 19, 2020
Happy Friday


A Lost Cause


Hebrews 10:22 King James Version (KJV)22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

We are not fighting a loss cause. God is so good that He has already shared with us the ending of the story. The winner is God. Lay aside fear and doubt knowing what the final outcome will be, we need not live in fear.

We still must have faith in God, because while we know the ending, we do not what tomorrow will bring. Yet we need not live in torment because we know God is with us and will always be with us.

We are not a lost cause individually. God is still working on us and in faith, we can continue to grow spiritually. Prayerfully, put on the armor of God so that we can withstand the evil one.
Betty

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

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June 18, 2020
Happy Thursday.

“Am I Productive?”

Am I growing in the Lord, or have I become stagnant? Truth is we do not always know. At times we do seem to standing still in our walk with God. Even worse, there are times we seem to be taking a step or two back.
There are days that we feel weaker and that God seems further away.

In days like these, we can grow discouraged and disheartened. There are days when we feel so close to God, as if to reach out and touch His face. Then there are days that we feel we are stumbling around in the dark.

It is not always that we have moved away from God, but there are times physical issues play an issue in this. We do not feel well and we are physically tired. I had injections in my head, Tuesday for the pain caused by dementia. This time the aftermath has been more painful and after days of suffering. I feel discouraged.

I know that I am not the only one whose physical issues affect or seem to affect our spiritual health. This is the time when we need to remind ourselves that our physical health is not a barometer of our spiritual health. Even as health issues drain us physically we can stay strong in our faith. It will take extra communication with God through prayer, Bible reading, and listening to good Bible teaching.

We have had to watch less of the news, because these days are indeed discouraging. We need to remind ourselves that God is still on His throne and not pacing the floor in fear of the world’s present situation. Whatever happens we are secure in the arms of God. Allow God to use us for His Glory and pray for others.
Betty

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

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June 17, 2020
Happy Wednesday

The Rock of My Salvation

Psalm 18:2 King James Version (KJV)2 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

Satan is stirring up evil, like a stick poked in a yellow jacket’s nest. Even the strongest men are afraid of what comes next. We MUST remind ourselves that not only is God in control but He is our protector. In the Bible, God warned us of these days.

The hate that is filling men and women’s hearts is from the devil. While the Bride of Christ looks upward to Heaven, knowing our Redemption is coming very soon, the devil is preparing the world to worship him.

Luke 21:26 King James Version (KJV)
26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

The devil must make the world filled with chaos so that he can usher in what he sees as his future kingdom on earth. The truth is, the devil will have his 7 years of monarchy on this earth. These seven years are called by God ”Jacob’s Troubles. These will be the time of judgment on this earth on those who rejected Jesus and receive the mark of the beast.

The Bible tells us this mark will go on one right hand or the forehead and no one will be able to buy or sell without it. When people receive this mark they will pledge their allegiance to Satan. Satan will come as a ’savior’ of the world bringing peace for a time, but soon he will demand that all people worship him. Anyone who receives this mark are doomed to hell.

Christians let us pray for the anointing of God upon so we can stay strong in the coming days. Pray that God will strengthen us so that we can stay strong in our faith and trust in God. Whether we live or die, God is with us. Time to get our spiritual house in order and pray God will remove any evil from our hearts so that we can stand unashamed before our God and King.
Betty

Dottie Rambo - I Go to the Rock Lyrics
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Where do I go when there's nobody else to turn to?
Who do I turn to when nobody wants to listen?
Who do I lean on when there's no foundation stable?
I go to the Rock, I know He's able, I go to the Rock

I go to The Rock for my salvation
I go to the stone that the builders rejected
I run to the mountain and the mountain stands by me
When the earth all around me is sinking sand
On Christ, the Solid Rock, I stand
When I need a shelter, when I need a friend, I go to the Rock

Where do I hide till the storms have all passed over?
Who do I run to when the winds of sorrow threaten?
Is there a refuge in the time of tribulation?
When my soul needs consolation, I go to the Rock

I go to the Rock for my salvation
I go to the stone that the builders rejected
I run to the mountain and the mountain stands by me
When the earth all around me is sinking sand
On Christ, the Solid Rock, I stand
When I need a shelter, when I need a friend, I go to the Rock

I go to the Rock for my salvation
I go to the stone that the builders rejected
I run to the mountain and the mountain stands by me

When the earth all around me is sinking sand
On Christ, the Solid Rock, I stand
When I need a shelter, when I need a friend, I go to The Rock
When I need a shelter, when I need a friend, I go to The Rock
When I need a shelter, when I need a friend, I go to The Rock

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

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June 15, 2020
Happy Monday,


Reading the news can cause one to go back to bed and pull the covers over their head. The world is filled with hate toward one another. Sin has caused people to hate people without cause. People embrace sexual sin as if it were a badge of honor. How it must grieve God to look upon this world!

While it is heartbreaking to see such evil abound in this world, we must remember that evil will not win. There will be justice. Until then we must trust in God and not fear.
Betty

Revelation 21 King James Version (KJV)
21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.
10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

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

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June 14, 2020
Blessed Sunday,

“In Times Like These”

We live in fearful times. A pandemic followed by rioting. Peace seems so far away, but we can have peace with God. When we remind ourselves that God is with us, we can rest peacefully in the arms of God. The answer to rising fear, is to remind ourselves that God is with us. He will not abandon us.

We need to take our eyes off our circumstances and trust in God. We need not fear the days, when we cling to our Lord and Savior.
Betty


In Times Like These lyrics

In Times Like These
(Ruth Caye Jones - Mother Jones)
In times like these, we need a Savior
In times like these, we need an anchor
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock
This Rock is Jesus, Yes, He's the one
This Rock is Jesus, The only One
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock
In times like these oh be not idle
In times like these we need the bible
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock
That Rock is Jesus, Yes, He's the one
That Rock is Jesus, The only One
Be very sure, oh you've gotta be sure
That your anchor holds, and it grips the Solid Rock
Your anchor it holds, and it grips the Solid Rock
In times like these, I have a Savior
In times like these, I have an anchor
I'm very sure, I'm very sure
My anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock
That Rock is Jesus, Yes, He's the one
That Rock is Jesus, The only One
Be very sure, oh you've gotta be sure
That your anchor it holds, and it grips the Solid Rock

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June 13, 2020
Happy Saturday,

Soften My Heart, Oh God

Ezekiel 36:26–27: “I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.”

Soften my heart, Oh God that I might hear the soft voice of the Holy Spirit calling out to me and convicting me of my sins. Remind me to seek forgiveness for my sins daily. Create in my a kind spirit of forgiveness towards others.

Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:

Search my heart and convict me of any hidden sins so that I may seek forgiveness from You, My God, and My Savior. Help me to live every day in a way that is pleasing to you. Use me for Your Glory and Your Kingdom May we as your children seek to honor you, God, with our prayers and our praises.
Betty

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

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June 12, 2020
Happy Tuesday,


The Value of Two

Two are better than one . . . : If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. Ecclesiastes 4:9–10

As Christians we are often guilty of devaluing the advantage of having a partner. We need someone, whether it be our mate our a friend. Someone to encourage us when life makes us feel discouraged. Some one to encouraged us when become tired and want to quit.

Depression causes one to seek to hide in ourselves. Hiding in our depression and hiding our pain. We need to talk to God about our issues also to talk to a friend. We can build one another up, but reminding each other that God loves us.

There is no shame in admitting that we need an emotional lift. We need not be ashamed of depression. Everyone has suffered from depression. Admitting our weakness, opens the door to healing. Hiding only multiplied our doubts and fears. We cannot ask help from God, if we will not admit that we have a need.
Betty

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June 11, 2020
Happy Thursday,

They Preferred Darkness Over Light

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

Many of the people of the world, especially in America and Europe prefer to live in darkness. They prefer their sins over the light of the Gospel. Chelsea Clinton bragged that she convinced her parents to leave the Baptist Church because of the Church’s stand on abortion. I have my doubts about her thinking of this on her own. This said’ the family chose to leave the teaching of the truth for a false Gospel.

People begin to ignore Scriptures that teach what they do not want to hear. They prefer to stay in the darkness of Satan over the light of the Gospel. Many fool themselves that God will accept them, even though they believe opposite of what God said.

They have built a new ‘jesus’ and a new Gospel in their brains. This ‘jesus’ is no more real than a robot Jesus would be. They are satisfied, though to walk in sin and ignoring the truth of the real Jesus.

This is why you see ‘Religious Leaders’ in front of an abortion clinic praying for their ‘ jesus’ to bless planned parenthood. Why the leader of Planned Parenthood, said that she is doing the work of God. They have convinced themselves that they are praying to the God of Heaven, but their God is Satan. They are carrying on the missions of Satan and not the true God.

Little by little giving themselves over to a false god because they want to feel that they are going to Heaven, but in fact their going to hell with their false god, Satan. They love their sins more than the true God of Heaven. In their pride, they have rejected the truth and turned away from the light of the truth of the Gospel.
Betty

I had a tiny tiny little bird at the feeder. His little head looked like it was clothe in black velvet. I feel blessed.

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

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June 7, 2020
Happy Tuesday,

Fear Not

Fear

Let us be honest. We have a lot of things to worry, fret, and fear, about these days. Will Joe Biden win and turn this Country into a socialist Country? Will we end up with a race war? What if the rioting and vandalism get so bad, that I am not even safe in my home? If you live on the coast you wonder if a hurricane will take everything you have.

Faith

God is not unaware of what is happening. Our job as a Christian is to trust God to protect us.

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

What if our fears come true? We are still commanded to trust God. God’s plans often differ from ours. This is when we are to hang to our faith in God and trust Him. Our faith is suppose to be a steady faith and not a faith that moves with the winds of fear and change.

2 Timothy 3 King James Version (KJV)
3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

God has warned of these days. We need not be taken off guard by the wickedness of this world. Jesus said the last days will be like the days of Noah. These are not the days when cotton candy, sugar coated Sermons are needed. We need to wean from the bottle and get into the meat of the Gospel. Even if we cannot find brave Preachers where we live, we have the Internet. On YTube we can watch good preaching by men who are willing to speak the truth, even when it is not popular to do so.

God will be with us and He will never abandon us. He will walk with us through the fire and the floods. We must seek His Face more and read His Word, so that our faith will increase. We must shun those who teach prosperity and security when we live in a sinful. We walk by faith and not by sight looking forward to our eternity in Heaven.
Betty

The male red Cardinal has visited regularly. I thank God for my diamonds of joy.

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

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June 8, 2020
Happy Monday,




The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing. Proverbs 10:28, NIV

We see the wicked prosper and gain world respect, but their joy is only for a short while. Those who live for self-gratification will one day face the judgment of God. They chose temporary glory over eternal joy in Heaven. Rather than glorifying God, they sought their own glory.

Little by little, they allowed their morals to fall away in their quest for money and power. Satan uses them for his own agenda and then throws them away like trash. When one chooses to serve God, they serve a God that is faithful in this lifetime and throughout eternity.

Jesus took on human form to live and die to save mankind. Satan has no love for mankind and only uses people to fulfill his own desires. He does not comfort the suffering and he sheds no tears for the sick.

We must choose our own destiny. Serving God brings eternal bliss. Serving self brings eternal damnation.
Betty

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June 7, 2020
Blessed Sunday,

The Coming Rapture

Revelation 22:20-21 King James Version (KJV)
20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. 21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

The rapture will not only separate lost souls from the saved but separate the true Christians from the fake. Only those who are truly saved will go up in the rapture. Those pretend Christians will be left behind.

Salvation is the most important gift we will ever be given. It will be too late to commit to Christ at the moment of the rapture. We are getting close to the point of no return. God has been very generous with mankind but His patience is coming to an end.

2 Corinthians 6:2 King James Version (KJV)
2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

When the rapture happens, many will fall to their knees. No amount of tears will change your fate. At this point, you will be here for the time of Jacob’s troubles, the tribulation. Come let us fall before the feet of God and ask for forgiveness and commit to serving God for the rest of our lives.
Betty

Matthew 25 King James Version (KJV)
25 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

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

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June 6, 2020
Happy Saturday,

”I Will Never Leave You”

Promise #157: I will not abandon you, for I am glad to make you my own.

God is pleased to make us apart of His family. He sent His Son to die for us. Yet, we have trouble believing that God will stay with us and never abandoned us. For God to abandon His children, He will have to be untrue to Himself. God will never do this.

Satan is a liar and it brings him satisfaction to cause God’s children to doubt God and His faithfulness. When we remind ourselves that Satan wants to have as many people as he can go to hell, we can learn to remind ourselves to ignore satan and trust in God.

God is so good to us. It should bring us joy to seek to please God by living righteous and Holy lives. Keep our hands to the plow and hearts and minds set on Christ.
Betty

Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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

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June 5, 2020
Happy Friday,

Evil Men Make Plans And God Laughs

”Of every earthly plan that be known to man, He is unconcerned. He's got plans of His own to set up His throne when He returns.” –Bob Dylan

Men with money and power are making plans to bring a new normal where Religious freedoms are a thing of the past. They want to usher in a new normal. They want to control the world with a One World Government and One World Religion. These men think that they are the puppeteers, but the true controller is satan.

Satan has always wanted to be worshipped. He tried to take over God’s throne and was thrown out of Heaven. These men want to put Joe Biden in office because they can control him. These men think they are in control, but they are being controlled by Satan. These men disdain God and are plotting against God.

Psalm 2:1-5 King James Version (KJV)
2 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

As Christians, we need not fear. We should vote but not be troubled by the outcome. God is in control, no matter who wins. The tribulation will be ruled by Satan, but God will win and He will rule for eternity.
Betty

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

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June 4, 2020
Happy Thursday

Press On
Philippians 3
Pressing Toward the Goal
12 Not that I have already attained,[c] or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have [d]apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you. 16 Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already [e]attained, let us walk by the same [f]rule, let us be of the same mind.

We are close to the end of the road, but we must do as the Apostle Paul said for us to do and that is to press on. We are too close to the prize to abandon our faith. We have come too far to give up. Let us press on toward the prize of eternity in Heaven. Turning back should not be an option for us. Our love for God should keep us moving forward and rejecting any lie from Satan to turn back to or away from the path that God had given us.

Let us not give in to fear. Though the waves press against we can stand fast in our faith in God. Though false Preachers and teachers, preach another Gospel, we need not abandoned the truth of God’s Holy Word.

We have been through a lot this year. We are tired and exhausted. We must resist the devil's attempts to fill our hearts with fear. Instead, let us strengthen our faith in God, by daily reading the Bible and prayer. Encourage ourselves in the Word of God just as King David did. Reminding ourselves of the precepts of God, we can make it to the finish line.
Betty

Remember to look for God’s little diamonds in each day.

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

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June 3, 2020
Happy Wednesday,

We should grieve with hurting people. When someone we love is hurting we should feel their pain. When we do we will pray more effectively for them. Then our prayer is not a quick prayer but an intense prayer for God to work on their behalf.

Seek God’s Will in the lives of our family that God can work out their pain and suffering for the better good. Pray for emotional healing for those who are suffering from past emotional injuries. Pray that God will soothe their mental and emotional wounds with His amazing love.

We cannot change the past for ourselves or others. We can pray that God will heal the wounds of the past and bring peace and joy into our hearts and the hearts of those we love.

We also suffer with people we do not know. Pray for justice for those who are injured or murdered. Pray that God will heal the people in America that are suffering and help them to feel safe again. Lord Jesus, heal our land and our people.
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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Thank you, Brother Jeff

June 2, 2020
Happy Tuesday,


We do not have to give into anger in these perilous times. We can take our concerns to God. He will help us speak peace in hateful times and He will fill our hearts with His perfect peace. God is still in control. He is still on His throne.

Do not lose hope, but keep your faith secured in your Heavenly Father. Jesus is coming back soon for His bride. Let us live faithfully and Holy as we wait for His return.
Betty


Romans 13:11 King James Version (KJV)
11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now, is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

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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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Today, TODAY, JESUS' SHALOM to you and your household -

May the Father, Creator in and from heaven grant grace to know Him, to know His Way, today,
with perfect peace,
and joy,
in Jesus,
as planned....

Shalom Betty,
jeff

p.s. there may be ways in Christ Jesus, His Way, someone can help...

In the Light, in Jesus, May The Father Reveal The Truth Today!
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June 10, 2019
Happy Monday,

Another night with barely any sleep. Hubby could not sleep, either and we were grumpy together. Our poor Bertha is exhausted, because we kept her awake. My surgeon will be in tomorrow. There are times that we lie in bed awake and in pain and stress because there seems to be no answers why. In the day time it is easier to have faith, but in the dark of night the devil torments us and adds to our fears and questions. My pain from the surgery has increased. I can barely comb my hair and turning my head to the right brings sharp pain. My confusion was bad yesterday. I had trouble with finding the right words.

Now the sun has come out and I have taken something for the pain and to calm myself down. I remind myself that I am blessed that I can go to sleep and rest, soon and sleep til I wake up. Faith is trusting God when we can see no answers in sight. Now as I look back on yesterday and last night, there was never a time that I felt that God had abandoned me. The answers I needed where out of sight, but I could still feel the presence of the Lord and His loved wrapped around me.

When hope abandons us, let us go to the Rock of our Faith, Jesus. There may be times that we cling to the cross as storms waves and winds shake us to our very being, still we feel secure in our Savior. Our hope and faith increases as we cry out to Jesus. As Paul says we may be shaken, but we are not abandoned. We press on towards the prize of Heaven even when the way is so dark that we cannot see.
Betty



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1Peter4:1,2 Yeshua suffered physical suffering:disciples have same mind/ willingness to share shame/physical suffering with Yeshua/His people.
Biblio:"willtherealhereticsplease standup?"byBercot(churchTruth)

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June 1, 2020
Happy Monday,


Evil

It should be no shock to a Christian that evil is multiplying in these days, but it is. The Bible warned us it would, yet I like others find these days shocking. It is shocking how much hate people have for one another. It is shocking the way people have no regard for people or their property.

There is an answer to today’s problems and that is in having a relationship with Jesus. When a person walks with God, they know that stealing is wrong and so is violence towards one another.

It is sad what happened to Mr. Floyd. Looting is not going to bring change. Blocking freeways and kicking in strangers' vehicles is not going to bring change. The only way hearts can be changed is by having one's hearts changed by God. Only God can take a heart filled with hate and change that heart to a loving heart.

It cannot be said enough, that this world has a sin problem. We need God and we need God to change us and forgive our sins. Until then everytime something bad happens the reaction of people will tend to be evil. Simply, because this world is being led by Satan.
Betty

Isaiah 1:18 King James Version (KJV) 18  Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord : though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. King James Version (KJV)

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May 31, 2020
Blessed Sunday,

A Sin Problem

We all have opinions about what is happening now. A black man who was a Christian was murdered by a cop and people have turned that into an excuse to rob and destroy someone else's property. There are hurt feelings on all sides, but the true problem is sin. Sin is causing people to react out of hate.

Mr. Floyd’s family needs righteous justice and not people stealing and destroying other people's property. Instead of riots, our Country needs to be calling out to God in prayer. Prayer for justice for the Floyd family. Prayer for God to remove prejudice from people’s hearts.

When we allow our hate to guide our behavior we are going to be led by the devil into sin. Hate by itself is a sin and hate begets lawlessness. Hate divides people. Instead of behaving as Americans, we become races against other races. This is so wrong.

This works needs Jesus. We need to lay aside our pride and as a Nation pray for forgiveness and healing of our land. Until this happens we will walk in sin and be led by Satan into more and more sin.
Betty

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May 29, 2020
Happy Friday,

People are filled with hate in this world and born into sin. Everyone should be saddened by Mr. Floyd’s death. He was murdered by someone who was being paid to protect the people of the neighborhood. The policeman should be held accountable for committing murder.

This said, the people who are stealing and burning down businesses are criminals and need to pay for breaking laws. I believe in peaceful protest, but crimes against your neighborhood are just plain wrong.

Our world is becoming so filled with hate and sin that people are like a bomb ready to explode. Christians need to fall on their needs and pray for our Country. Pray for those who are prejudice against someone because of their race. Prejudice is a sin.

We are living in the last days. This hate will increase and people will become more violent in the days to come. We need to make sure we are right with God and that we have no hidden sin in our hearts. Pray for forgiveness and pray for people to get saved before it is too late. Pray for Mr. Floyd’s family and friends who are suffering. Pray for the black community who are suffering.
Betty

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May 28, 2020
Happy Thursday,

Have you ever had a good day with your family, and then out of nowhere, an argument starts? The argument can be over something petty and leave you wondering what happened.

The devil happened. The devil likes to cause strife. He uses every opportunity he can to cause discord. He does this in homes and work. He wants to cause people to sin. Christians and sinners, alike are tempted to sin when they are angry.

All the devil has to do is light the fire and step back and watch reactions as tempers flare. In times like these, people say things that they would normally not say. They react in ways they would normally not do. Tempers can weaken a marriage, destroy a friendship, and cost a person there job

As Christians, we need to prepare ourselves before the battle. We do this by praying for spiritual discernment. Sometimes in situations, we need to stop and say that we need to stop talking until we are all calm and can discuss this subject rationally. Better to walk away before we say or do something we will regret. Even on social media, it is often better to leave a discussion before we get hot-headed and say the wrong thing.
Betty

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May 27, 2020
Happy Wednesday,

Another time when hate raises up it ugly head. Hate is a sin. The devil fills men and women’s hearts with hate. All races and creeds can be overcome with hate. The world is shocked at what happens to Mr. Floyd. Christians should not be, Jesus, Himself warned us about how evil this world would be in the last days.

We can no longer help Mr. Floyd. We need to insist on justice for him and his family and pray for his family and friends. Pray that there not be revenge killings but a coming together of all races as we grieve with the family. Pray that God will use this man’s death to help people realize that all life is precious and most of all that we all need Jesus.
Betty


John 13:34 King James Version (KJV)
34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

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I totally agree. I see it more and more each day. All I know is it drives believers closer and closer to Jesus.

Amen

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Plow on, plow on...
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May 26, 2020
Happy Tuesday,

I just read about a Christian singer, who no longer believes in God. It broke my heart. His father was a Pastor and he was raised in Church. He lived like a Christian, yet deep in his heart, He never was a Christian.

The times we are living in, are dividing the wheat from the snares. He looked like wheat and acted like wheat, but he was never wheat. How sad to know the truth and yet reject the truth.

It takes more than head knowledge of God to be saved. It takes heart knowledge as well. It takes a change of our hearts to be saved. Sadly, he will be a discouragement to his band’s followers.

Romans 10:10 King James Version (KJV)
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation.

Sadly, we will see more of this, as the devil increases his attack on those who are working for God. Those whose work is only for fame, fortune, and personal glory will start dropping out of the race. As Christianity loses its popularity and respect, false converts will fall away.
Christians must not allow ourselves to become discouraged but stand faithful to God until the rapture.
Betty

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May 25, 2020
Monday- Memorial Day

Blessed Be The Name of The Lord

Psalm 113:2 King James Version (KJV)
2 Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore.

The Name of Lord all, a Name above of all others. Contrary to the world’s opinion. A world where the Lord’s Name, His Name is used as a curse word and now even the Name of Jesus is also. A world that seeks to diminish the value of God in their talk, in television shows, and movies.

What they cannot see, is their words of blasphemy cannot diminish the power of God. The see the slowness of God as a weakness. The truth is God is showing great patience so that all who would come to Him, may be saved.

Revelation 14:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

Even during the tribulation, God will send an angel to preach to the world. Inviting those who would come to be saved from their sins. Sadly even then the majority will curse at God. Their hearts so hardened by their own evil that they will not listen to God’s sweet call.

Revelation 19:11 King James Version (KJV)
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

It will be only when Jesus comes to this earth to judge lost souls will people listen. Then it will be too late. Even then their tears will not be over their sins against God but tears of fear, knowing they are about to face the judgment of the Lord of Lords and the Kings of Kings.

Blessed be the Name of God who sacrificed His own Son on a cross to redeem people from their sins. One day those who rejected the gift of salvation will be judge by the God of the highest. Their Name not written in the Book of Life they will find their designation in a lake of fire for eternity.
Betty


Lyrics
Blessed be the name of the Lord
He is worthy to be praised and adored
So we lift up holy hands in one accord
Singing blessed be the name

Blessed be the name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be the named of the Lord
He is worthy to be praised and adored
So we lift up holy hands in one accord

Singing blessed be the name
Blessed be the name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be the named of the Lord
He is worthy to be praised and adored
So we lift up holy hands in one accord
Singing blessed be the name

Blessed be the name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be the name
Blessed be the name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
(Blessed be the name)
Blessed be the name
Blessed be the name
Blessed be the name of the Lord

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May 24, 2020
Blessed Sunday,

Invitation From God

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

God invites us to come to Him. He wants to save us. He came to earth, as a Babe to live and die for our sins. His life was an invitation for us to come to God through Jesus, so we could have a personal relationship with God.

Psalm 34:8 King James Version (KJV)
8 O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

God is calling us today to come to Him for salvation, for healing, and for comfort. God wants to help us. He has taken the first step. Are we willing to swallow our pride and Come?

2 Corinthians 6:2 King James Version (KJV)
2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

If we end up in hell, it will because we chose not to accept the gift of salvation. Let us lay aside our pride and admit we are sinners and accept the most precious gift of all: salvation and deliverance from sin.
Betty

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May 13, 2020
Happy Saturday

”Is God Dead?”

This was on the front page of Time magazine in 1966. Little by little the world began to live their lives as if God was indeed dead. Sin no longer an issue, people began to live by their own moral code. Year by year, people’s moral code began to disintegrate. Along the way regularly people allowed TV shows, movies, and celebrities, decide the moral code for us.

Our language and our beliefs became dictated by Hollywood and New York. The Bible becoming just a book on the shelf. People rejected the truth of the Bible. Sadly, many Pastors begin to preach what the people wanted to hear. No talk on sin, because the people did not want to hear about sin. No talk about Holiness and Righteous living because the people did not want to be told how to live.

2 Timothy 4:3-4 King James Version (KJV)
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

There is coming a day when all whose name is not written in the book of life will stand before God and be judged. If they have chosen to serve themselves and others over God, they will be sentenced to eternity in hell. False Preachers, Teachers, and the media will be no excuse. For each person will stand alone and give an account of themselves to God.

There is still time to choose salvation and to choose to walk in the Righteousness of God, but the time is coming to a close. Choose today whom you will serve. Your decision has eternity weighing on your decision. Go to God’s Holy Word and choose to live the way Jesus taught us to live.
Betty

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May 22, 2020
Happy Friday,

A Prayer From My Heart


Heavenly Father, your children live in a world where evil is accepted and righteousness rejected. We grow weary when we see sin honored. Everywhere we turn there is evil. We have grown weary and tired of seeing evil honored as if evil was an accomplishment. Yet, how much more must Your heartbreak to see the people you created rejecting You in favor of following the devil and His ways.

We know that You have told us that in the last days, it will be like Sodom and Gomorrah and the days of Noah. Knowing this would be this way but, seeing it in action is hard. Her heart's grieve over this world and this should be so. Seeing people who are on their way to hell, should grieve us.

People are rejecting the truth of Your Holy Word and when we attempt to warn them of the dangers coming they brush us off as if we were to be pitted for our belief in You, our Savior. Help us to never stop praying for lost souls. May we continue to allow Your Truths to be spoken with our mouths and Your love to shine forth in our actions.

Sadly the world does not understand the Season we are living. The Season when the Age of Grace is coming to an end. Your judgments are waiting at the door to be poured out onto this evil world. Our prayer is that you will save as many as will listen before the age of Grace, ends.
Betty


2 Corinthians 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

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Dementia Is A Theif

Dementia steals parts of your brain piece by piece. Even in the early stages it is frustrating. I am in the kitchen singing praise and worship songs in my head and I forget the next part. I have to stop singing. When I finally give up and stop struggling, God gives me the words.

Dementia is taking me on a ride that I do not want to be on, but God in His mercy gently gives me peace. My friends, we are all given problems that we do not understand. It is easy to want to cry out to God: ”Why Me?” Then I am reminded that I am the clay and God is the Potter. Who am I, to tell the Potter how to mold me? My job is to trust God in all circumstances.
Betty

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

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May 21, 2020
Happy Thursday,

Satan Is A Liar

Immediately, upon waking, the devil attacked my mind. My spirit was crushed and I fell into fear. The Holy Spirit quickened my spirit and I was reminded that I am secure in God. As long as we live in these corruptible bodies, we will be under attack by the devil, but we can find victory in the Lord.

The devil would love for us to live in fear and trembling. We must remind ourselves, that we were purchased and redeemed by the Holy Spirit. Our salvation is not a charm hanging on a bracket, waiting to be snatched away by the devil.

Ephesians 1:13-14 King James Version 13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Everyday put on the armor of God, so we can live securely in our Heavenly Father. The devil would love to make us doubt our salvation, to make us feel unworthy to work for God. When we walk in faith, we can stand in truth and resist the lies of the devil.
Betty

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I Am Redeemed
(written by Jessy Dixon)
(recorded by Jessy Dixon & The Chicago Community Choir)


Chorus
I am redeemed, bought with a price,
Jesus has changed my whole life.
If anybody asks you, just who I am,
tell them I am redeemed.

Verse 1
Where there is hat, love now abides,
where there was confusion, peace now reigns.
I'm a child, child of the King,
it's all because I am redeemed.

Chorus

Verse 2
I'll tell of His favor, I'll tell of His love,
I'll tell of His goodness to me.
He purchased my redemption with His own precious blood,
and from sin I've been set free.

Chorus

Verse 3
There's no shackles on me, I'm as free as I can be;
because Jesus changed my life.
He died up on the cross,
that's why I can tell the world that I am redeemed.

Chorus

Verse 4
If you run across anybody that used to know me,
tell them I'm doing fine.
The last time that you saw me,
I was lifting up holy hands,
I'll tell them I've been redeemed.

Chorus

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May 20, 2020
Happy Wednesday,

Living In The Joy Of The Lord

Nehemiah 8:10 King James Version (KJV)
10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

God wants us to live in joy. The joy of the Lord is not silliness. It is an eternal peaceful joy that gives us the strength to face good and bad times. We have the joy of knowing even through difficulties, God is with us and the difficulties will pass.

Joy comes from trusting God through all circumstances. Our trust in God must be consistent. If our faith in God wavers like a leaf on a tree moves with the movement of the air, we will have no peace.

James 1:8 King James Version (KJV)8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

God wants His children to be consistent in our faith in Him and our love for Him. He does not want us chasing after every new ”teaching of Christianity that differs from God’s Holy Word”.

When we stay in God’s Word, we will less likely be led astray by the devil’s liars.
It is important to know the truth of the Gospel, so we can recognize false teachings. The joy of the Lord is different than happiness. Happiness comes and goes, but the joy of the Lord is consistent.

Contrary to modern beliefs, God did not call us to live a charmed life. The Disciples walked with Jesus and yet all but John died for their faith. While God will meet our needs, He has not called us to be rich. We are to be rich in faith.
God will give us joy in our heart but there is no promise of fancy cars and mansions on this earth.
Betty

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May 19, 2020
Happy Tuesday,

”Give Me Oil In My Lamp”

Are we being revived daily by the Holy Spirit? Have we stopped listening to the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit? The Bible tells us about ten virgins. All ten virgins had their lamps but only five brought oil with them. The oil represents the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the first voice we hear calling us to repentance.

We are revived daily by the Holy Spirit through prayer and the reading of God’s Holy Word. When we fall into sin, it is the voice of the Holy Spirit that warns us that we are living in sin. If we refuse to listen, we can grieve the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 4:30 King James Version (KJV)
30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

If we continue in sin and ignore the Holy Spirit, our hearts will become hardened to the point that we no longer hear the voice of the Holy Spirit. This will lead to disaster for a Christian. Our prayer should be that God will fill us every day with His Holy Spirit, so we do not run low, or God forbid run out of oil.

The five virgins that had no oil missed the Wedding. They had more important things to do then to be prepared for the Wedding. God was not first in their lives, so they were not permitted to attend the Wedding. If we are living with the hope of Glory guiding our lives than God will be first in our lives and we will be welcomed into the Wedding as the Bride of Christ. God will not settle for being second or third in our lives.

As the Bible says to choose who we will serve. We can not serve ourselves and God. When we choose to serve God, Heaven will be our reward.
Betty

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May 18, 2020
Happy Monday,


Often when I pray, I end the prayer by asking God to guide me in His will. I need to be in daily communication with God so that He can guide me. My heart and my brain needs to be open to hear God’s will. We also need to be careful about what we allow in our minds. If we fill our brains up with garbage, it will be hard to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit.

God wants to guide us. The question is are we willing to do is His will. Sometimes God’s will is different than our own. Are we willing to lay aside our own will and be obedient to God? If we are honest with ourselves, we will admit that sometimes we are and sometimes we are not. When we remind ourselves that God’s will is perfect, it is easy to let go and allow God in the driver's seat.
Betty

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Sunday
May 17, 2020

”Count Your Blessings”

”When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, Count your many blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.”

It is so easy to see our troubles. The devil will even remind us of those we have forgotten. Then he will make a playlist and entertain us with this playlist over and over. It is up to us to remind ourselves of our blessing.

When you woke up this morning, were you lying in a bed? Many around the world have never had a bed. Did you stumble into a bathroom with running water? There are so many in this world who do not have indoor plumbing. Did you go to the kitchen and make you some coffee? Not everybody has electric appliances.

We are indeed a blessed people. As great as these blessings are there is a blessing we have that is far greater. Our relationship with God! So many people deny God exists. Others see God as a mean tormentor. Still, others see God as a frail old man that has lost His powers. All of these are lies from the devil. One day Jesus will step on this earth, not as a Lamb but as the Lion of Judah. Judgments will flow from His mouth and all the people will call out for mercy, but the time for mercy will be long gone. Today is the day is salvation. Today is the day to get your house in order.

Joshua 24:15 King James Version (KJV)
15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Betty


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1 When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.
Refrain:
Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your blessings, see what God hath done;
Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.
2 Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, ev'ry doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by. [Refrain]
3 When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings, money cannot buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high. [Refrain]
4 So, amid the conflict, whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey's end. [Refrain]
Baptist Hymnal, 1991

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May 15, 2020
Happy Friday,

Blinded to Sin

This world has become blinded to sin. Hollywood teaches acceptance of sin and over time people have accepted sin as the new normal. The new normal holds no weight with God. What He said was sin 4,000 years ago is still sin. In the end, His opinion will be what counts.

God knew that this time would come. This is why He warns time and time again to guard our hearts. We need to guard our hearts against some television shows. So many shows have their token gay, bisexual, and transgenders as regular cast members. The more we watch these shows the more we begin to accept sin as normal behavior.

We also have to be aware of Shepards who are wolves. Teaching falsehood from the pulpit. They are responsible for leading weak sheep to hell. Just because what the Sheperd says sounds nice, does not change sin. When we say we do not want to accept what the Bible says as sin, we ourselves are committing the sin of rebellion.

Things in this world are getting worse, but let us rejoice. Soon this world and its troubles will just be a memory as we walk the streets of gold and praise our Heavenly Father face to face.
Betty

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Thursday, May 14, 2020


We should seek guidance from our Heavenly Father. He wants to guide us, but often we rush through the day and we forget about even praying much less seeking guidance from God. At the end of the day, we are overcome with exhaustion. Often feeling that we have been abandoned by God, but the problem is that we took no time for God.

God can become an afterthought in our rush to do everything on our list. He should the first one we think about when we wake up in the morning. For it is God’s mercy that has given us a new day. Begin the day with gratitude towards God for our many blessings. Ask Him to help us to choose the right priorities on our list. Pray for ourselves and others. Then we will feel fulfilled at the end of the day.
Betty

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May 13, 2020
Happy Wednesday,

Underappreciated

In this world we can feel undervalued and unappreciated. We can get so focused on what people think that we forget that what truly matters is what God thinks about us. We can become so set on pleasing others that we forget that what matters is pleasing God.

We must choose to please God. This is what is most important. His opinion is what counts in the end. We must make the choice to put God first.
Betty


JACK ELLIOTT & DERROLL ADAMS
"I'm Gonna Walk The Street In Glory"
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I'm gonna walk the Streets of Glory
I'm gonna walk the Streets of Glory some of these days hallelujah
I'm gonna walk the Streets of Glory
Gonna walk the Streets of Glory some of these days

I'm gonna sit at the welcome table
I'm gonna sit at the welcome table some of these days hallelujah
I'm gonna sit at the welcome table
Gonna sit at the welcome table some of these days

I'm gonna walk and talk with Jesus
I'm gonna walk and talk with Jesus some of these days hallelujah
I'm gonna walk and talk with Jesus
Gonna walk and talk with Jesus some of these days

I'm gonna tell God how you treat me
I'm gonna tell God how you treat me some of these days hallelujah
I'm gonna tell God how you treat me
Gonna tell God how you treat me some of these days

I'm gonna walk the Streets of Glory
I'm gonna walk the Streets of Glory some of these days hallelujah
I'm gonna walk the Streets of Glory
Gonna walk the Streets of Glory some of these days

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

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May 12, 2020
Happy Tuesday,

Sing Praises To The Lord

Come on, everybody. Let us sing praises to God for He is worthy of all praises. Let your heart overflow with joy as you sing to God thanking Him for all the marvelous things He has done for us. There is no one anywhere that is more worthy of our heart’s praises.

We may be still stuck in our houses, wearing a mask on our face when we leave the house but my friends we are not forsaken by God. He walks with us and He will never leave. Glory to God in the Highest and may we sing praises to Him forever.

In times of great sorrow, He will sustain us and comfort us. We will grieve over a time but God will never abandon us. Even in the midst of grief He will fill our hearts with His 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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May 10, 2020
Blessed Sunday,

How Do I Know God Exist?

I know God is real, as the bed that I am lying on. I have know Him since I was 7 years old and I am 68. Our relationship has grown and my understanding of God has changed as I have grown, but His love for me has been steady and true. In bad times He has held me up. In my weakness He has strengthen me. In Good times, He has rejoiced with me.

When my youngest sister died, I prayed to die. Instead God walked that valley, with me, step by step. Instead of dying I grew spiritually and became a better person. This is how good God is. He takes tragedies and turns them in to triumphs. He gathers our tears and takes them to Heaven. Over time I realized my sister is happier in Heaven and one day, I will join her.

God takes the weak and makes us strong. God takes our broken pieces and puts them back together again. He replaces despair with joy. I can say God exist, because I know Him.

Today is Mother’s Day. My Mom is in Heaven. I am blessed to have two children who are Christians. I am blessed to have three grand children. Two are adults and the other one will be a year old next week. I am blessed to have one great grand child. Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms and May God give you a special blessing today.
Betty

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May 9, 2020
Happy Saturday,

Dealing With Life’s Challenges

Confusion on my part, made me miss the live streaming of my son-in-law’s dad’s funeral yesterday. I was so sure it was today, that I marked my calendar for today and set an alarm for this morning. It is frustrating that my illness causes confusion.

We live in a world that is filled with confusion. Life’s challenges can knock us down and cause us to doubt the love of God. Yet, when we read the Bible we can see we are on the edge of the age of judgement that is coming to this world. When we realize that this is part of God’s plans, we can trust Him, knowing He has everything under control.

It is important that our faith is strong. Faith comes hearing God’s Holy Word. This is not the time to neglect prayer and Bible Study. With YTube we can listen to videos of people reading the Bible to us. There are also Bible Studies on YTUBE that we can listen to. Americans and Europeans have no excuse in not studying the Bible. We have so many resources at our fingertips.

While we are living in challenging times we are also living in marvelous times. Jesus will soon call His children home to Heaven. Joyful is the heart that is alive when the rapture takes place.
Betty

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