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Betty Louise
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January 4, 2021
Monday

Trusting God

Some days, we are not at our best. I am suffering a bit from brain fog and trying to decide what is God’s will for me to write today. This reminds me that God sometimes sends us on a path without our foreknowledge of where the path would end.

When Jacob fled his brother, he had no idea that he would come back with two wives. When Joseph was sold by his brothers he could not even fathom becoming 2nd to the throne of Egypt.

Many journeys we make with God, are us being led by God without knowing where we will end up. It is these adventures that helps our faith to grow. The more willing we are to trust God the more spiritually we will grow. We need not fear the coming days but keep trusting in our Heavenly Father.
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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January 3, 2021
Blessed Sunday,

Do Everything In Love

We are warned in 1 Corinthians 13 to do everything in love. How many awards will we miss out on in Heaven because we did something for the Church and others out of anger because we felt pressured to do it? Our work for God must come out of a heart of love.

2 Corinthians 9:7
King James Version7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

This verse is not just about money. Whether it is an offering or physical labor, let us choose to do everything for God and others out of heart of love and compassion.
Betty

1 Corinthians 13
King James Version
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

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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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January 2, 2020
Happy Saturday,


Mercy and Grace

“Promise #2:
I am full of mercy and grace and I overflow with love. 
Psalm 103:8 (WEB)
Yahweh is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness.”

We often wonder why God has not already judged this evil world. A world, where abortion is seen by many as “God given right” and Preachers even pray for God to bless Planned Parenthood. Abortion was given by the devil as the sin of murder wrapped by the devil in the right to choose.

I've heard it say “why is the homosexual lifestyle such a bad sin. God created man and women to come together in intimacy. The devil took a precious gift from God-given to mankind and created an obscene version of sexuality. The devil corrupted sex.

Why had not God judged this world already?

2 Peter 3:9 King James Version
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

There is coming a day when God will judge this world and the people who choose to walk in sin. God is given us time to seek forgiveness and turn away from our sins. We must not take God’s love for mankind as weakness. He will one day pour out His wrath on a world who have chosen sin over salvation. To truly be saved we must turn away from sin and seek to walk in righteousness. The Bible says we can not serve two masters. We must choose to walk in righteousness and turn away from our sinful ways.

Matthew 6:24King James Version
24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Luke 16:13 King James Version
13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

May God shine His grace and mercy upon the heads of His children.
Betty

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

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January 1, 2021
Happy New Years,

New Beginnings

Today is the day where many people make New Year’s resolutions. Most of us usually feel that the New Year will bring in great changes in our lives. Last Year was so bad that there is not a lot of hope. This year could even be worse than last year.

For children of God, we can look forward to our Blessed Hope. Even if the rapture does not happen this year, we can take joy in knowing our future home is in Heaven.

Titus 2:13
King James Version13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

My friends let us not fear the coming days but wholly trust in our Lord and Savior, 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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December 31, 2020
Happy Thursday,

2020/2021

A year ago, today, we had no idea what 2020 would bring. A year of illness and death from a pandemic. A year of confusion. A year where we were unsure who we could trust. Even medical experts could not agree on what methods were needed for people to stay well.

We saw riots and violence in our streets. Hate so strong in people, that we saw an 82 year old beaten for not wearing a mask. Even our Presidental election tuned out to be something we all could not trust. We were told to isolate ourselves in our homes. We stood six feet apart at the airport, only to be packed onto planes with the idea that everyone wearing a mask, would make us safe.

At the time that we needed Spiritual guidance the most, Churches were closed. No one ever thought that this would be done in America. In some cities, strip clubs were opened but not Churches. Children not allowed to go to School, but protestors were allowed to take over part of the city and even tried to burn down a building while public officials were inside.

We saw evil turned loose in our Country. If we had known all this a year ago, no one would have wanted to celebrate 2020. We did not know but God did and we are still here because God in His mercy allowed us to be.

We do not know what 2021 will bring, but we can be at peace knowing that God does. Whether we live or die, God will be with His children. We need not enter this year with fear. Whatever the year holds, we can trust in God. Let us not live in fear but pray for God to give us peace amid storms.
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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December 30, 2020
Happy Wednesday,

Irritable and Grumpy

We do not have to be out of bed very long before something happens or something is said that makes us irritable and grumpy. Add health issues to that equation and we can be like an argument waiting to happen.

This is why we should begin each day talking to God. Praising Him and then asking God to use the Holy Spirit to guide us and help us to be compassionate and kind to others. This does not ensure those frustrating moments do not happen, but we can be better prepared to face the day.

Luke 10:2 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

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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December 29, 2020
Happy Tuesday,

No More Death, No More Tears

Revelation 21:4 King James Version
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.

God has never promised a life of perfection on this earth. Nor, has He promised a life free from pain and grief, but He has promised us an eternity without death, sickness, and crying. This life is preparation for future in Heaven. This life is our change to live for God and to work for His Kingdom.

God has promised to give us peace. In the midst of chaos God will give us peace. In the midst of pain God will give us peace. We must choose to live for God and seek His face. When we do we will be blessed.
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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December 28, 2020
Happy Monday,

Heaven on Earth

Some Christians are wanting God to make earth like Heaven now for them. Heaven help us if we are living our best life now. God said in the last day's things would grow worse and worse. We do not need a crystal ball to see that evil is increasing.

After the tribulation and the White Throne Judgement, we will be living our best life on this earth. For God will make His children Kings and Priests over the earth during the 1000 year reign of Christ.

Revelation 1:5-6King James Version
5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Let us live faithfully for God now, so we will not be filled with shame when we stand before God in Heaven. We indeed need God’s help now.
Pray for His protection and guidance over our lives. Daily seek His will and forgiveness, but look with great anticipation, to the day we lay aside these corruptible bodies for our Glorified bodies.
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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December 27, 2020
Blessed Sunday,

Faithfulness

The goal is not to begin a race, the challenge is too, finish the race.

Matthew 13:1-9
King James Version13

 1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Jesus tells the people about how different people hear the Gospel. Some hear the Gospel and immediately reject it. Their ears hear but the Gospel never reaches their hearts.

Some listen to the Gospel, but their hearts were so hard the seed of the Gospel never took root. What they heard little by little blew away in day by day living.

Others hear and seem to accept the Gospel, but when troubles come they reveal their lack of faith and rejection of the Gospel. They were content to consider being a Christian if the Gospel would change their lives to perfection. A life without troubles.

To those who heard the Gospel and accepted by faith and had a heart willing to yield to God‘s Will, they were changed. They loved God and sought to spend time in God’s Holy Word. Their hearts grew to love the Savior and they sought to live a life pleasing to God. These people chose to be faithful to God. They are not perfect and they do sin, but when the Holy Spirit convicts them, they humble themselves before God and seek forgiveness. Their goal is to live and serve God faithfully.
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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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Betty Louise:
[QB] December 26, 2020
Happy Saturday,

Christmas Has Come And Gone

The time we celebrate the Birth of Jesus has come and gone but the spirit of Christmas does not have to. We can treat people kindly all year long. We can have a loving heart and a gentle spirit every day. The more time we spend in the presence of Jesus, the more these attributes will stay in our lives.

What is the fruit of the Spirit?
* Fruit of the Spirit list:.
* Love. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is...
* Joy.
* Peace. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”...
* Patience.
* Kindness.
* Goodness. Let him show by his good behavio...
* Faithfulness.
* Self-control


We can pray every day that God will fill us with His Holy Spirit so that His love will flow out of us onto others. The devil will fight us but let us remind ourselves that God has already defeated the devil and the Spirit of God lives in us. When we sin ask forgiveness and move on. Do not allow the devil to make us waste time on him and his evil ways. Seek forgiveness and begin to praise God our Father.
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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December 26, 2020
Happy Saturday,

Christmas Has Come And Gone

The time we celebrate the Birth of Jesus has come and gone but the spirit of Christmas does not have to. We can treat people kindly all year long. We can have a loving heart and a gentle spirit every day. The more time we spend in the presence of Jesus, the more these attributes will stay in our lives.

What is the fruit of the Spirit?
* Fruit of the Spirit list:.
* Love. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is...
* Joy.
* Peace. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”...
* Patience.
* Kindness.
* Goodness. Let him show by his good behavio...
* Faithfulness.
* Self-control


We can pray every day that God will fill us with His Holy Spirit so that His love will flow out of us onto others. The devil will fight us but let us remind ourselves that God has already defeated the devil and the Spirit of God lives in us. When we sin ask forgiveness and move on. Do not allow the devil to make us waste time on him and his evil ways. Seek forgiveness and begin to praise God our Father.
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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December 24
Christmas Eve/Thursday,


We celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Lord, and Savior. The greatest gift ever given to mankind. We rejoice with the angels because Jesus left Heaven to give us this precious gift of salvation. We stand in awe as the shepherds did, not quite understanding what they were seeing and not realizing the great significance of this baby and His birth.

Today let us take time to offer up praises to our God and our Heavenly Father for the gift that has reconciled us with our God and our Creator.
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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December 22, 2020
Happy Tuesday,

Rejoice, Rejoice

Philippians 4:4-8
King James Version
4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Let us not give into depression or allow the devil to steal our joy. For this is the season that we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior. For God out of His enormous love for us, sent His Son from the glories of Heaven, to live as a baby, to die as a man, and to rise again for the Redemption of mankind.

Jesus chose to humble Himself to be born as a vulnerable baby to save the world, knowing in advance that the very Nation He chose to be born into would reject His gift of salvation and turn Him over to their enemies to be humiliated and crucified.

Even knowing the outcome He chose to die so that those who chose to believe may be saved. He gave mankind the choice to choose salvation or to live for self-interest.

He warned us that by us choosing Him over the world we would be hated, yet He offers to, those that choose Him over worldly pleasures will spend eternity in Heaven. God chose to invite sinners to be adopted into his family, as His Sons and daughters. What a glorious Chistmas gift! So, let us even in these days of stress and confusion rejoice for we have been called to be children 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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December 21, 2020
Happy Monday


”Promise #355:
I will strengthen your inner being by the power of My Spirit.

Ephesians 3:16 (WEB)
that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory,
that you may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inward man;”

This Christmas is different. There are few Christmas parties because of the pandemic. Christmas is still about Jesus and this year let us take a little more time to give more gratitude to our Lord and Savior Jesus.

Make this Christmas more about giving the receiving. We can work to be more loving to one another. Pray for God to open doors to share the Gospel with sinners. This Christmas is different but we can be productive and still have fun.
Betty

Isaiah 9:6 King James Version6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

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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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December 20, 2020
Blessed Sunday,

He Restores My Soul

Psalm 23:3 King James Version3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Even amid the joyful season of Christmas, we may need our soul refreshed by God. When we lost our youngest sister, so close to Christmas, the grief was overwhelming. I could hardly wait for all the Holidays to be over. Yet, God in His mercy gave us all strength. We did survive and eventually, we thrived.

We were never the same and that was a good thing. We learned to trust God even in the worst times. We truly learned that God would never leave us, even in most extremely painful times. We learned our faith was indeed secured in our Heavenly Father.

No matter what you are going through, my friends, you can find peace in God. He will give you the strength to get out of bed and help you throughout each day. We need not question whether God loves us for if we ask Him, He will show His love to us in countless ways.
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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December 18, 2020
Happy Friday,

Christmas Time Is Here

Sadly, too many have forgotten what Christmas is about. Jesus’s birth is the greatest gift this world has ever been given. As Christians let us not get so got caught up in the hustle and bustle that we do not express our gratitude to our Heavenly Father, for sending His Son to die for our sins.
Praising our Heavenly Father in song and prayers.
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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December 17, 2020H
Happy Thursday,

Jesus is the Son of God

1 John 1-2King James Version
1That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

John knew Jesus as a friend and as His Savior. He suffered great sorrow when Jesus was crucified. When Jesus rose again and appeared to the disciples their sorrow was turned into great joy. Jesus said who He was. He was indeed a part of the Godhead.

We need not fear the days ahead for God is in control. He does have a plan and we can sleep in peace, knowing that God is on the scene. Our faith and hope must be in God. While we can be grateful that God allowed Trump to be our President, he is not our Savior. Jesus is our Savior. He bought our redemption with His own precious blood.

Let us finish out this Christmas, with great gratitude for the greatest gift of all; salvation through our Lord Jesus. Pray that God will use these days to bring a knowledge of those we love to their need of salvation.
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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December 16, 2020
Happy Wednesday,

The Build up of Hate

For the last four years, the Democrats and the media have created and fueled the hate in people for our President. A hatred that is like an enormous cloud over our Country. This hate has grown to the point that we have seen angry mobs terrorizing innocent people in our streets. This hate has divided our Country.

Why has this happened? I believe it is sin. America has embraced sin and wears shirts and carries signs proclaiming their pride in their sins. Men and Women have rejected the truth of God’s Holy Word and God has released mankind to their sinful ways.

Romans 1:28King James Version28 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;

We hear Congresswomen say they pray for the President, yet their hate for the President is palpable. They fight hand in hand to embrace sin and keep sin legal. They see sin as their God given right. Their prayers no longer reaching God’s ears, because they choose to profit from sin.

Proverbs 15:29King James Version 29 The Lord is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

Christian friends do not fret over the election. God is still in control. Instead, keep your eyes on Jesus and look with growing hope, to the soon coming rapture. Mankind has proven as a whole that they will not turn their back on sin. Judgment is coming soon and before that, we will be out of here.
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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December 15, 2020
Happy Tuesday,

Internet Quarrels

The Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome.
2 Timothy 2:24
READ 2 TIMOTHY 2:22–26

Who would have thought, not that many years ago, we would be having quarrels with strangers over the internet? Yet this goes on every day and I have also taken part. Shameful!

Let us speak the truth in love. If the truth is rejected, then move on. Arguing with others is not going to change their minds. Some people have closed their minds and they will never see the truth. Even when there is Scripture to back up your argument, there are those who refuse to accept it.

If the Word of God is not going to change their mind, then arguing is surely not. What do we do? We give it to God. We pray for the person and we cease talking to them about the subject. Only God can change the heart of mankind.
Betty

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December 14, 2020
Happy Tuesday,

Preparing Our Hearts

There is no question that this has been a hard year for everyone. It is only natural that we wonder why God allowed so many distressing things to happen. We must remember God has a plan. Not only does He have a plan, He knew in advance what was going to happen this year. We can be assured that nothing that happened has caused God to panic.

There could be many reasons why God allowed this year to be so stressful. One reason could be that God was giving sinners a chance to reach out to Him before the rapture. Another reason could be that He is wanting Christians to let go of their hold on earth.

While we work diligently for the Kingdom of God, our eyes and our heart’s desire should be to be with Jesus. The closer we get to the rapture the more our desire to go to Heaven should be. God has to make some of us uncomfortable so that we want to be in Heaven more than we want to be here.

When we let go of earthly desires and seek God’s will, we will find more peace. This does not mean we do not mean that we cannot enjoy the good things around us. Most of us are looking forward to being with family, at Christmas, but when we do hear the call to come up to Heaven, everything we leave behind will pale in comparison to the wonders of Heaven.

God help us to live our lives in a way that is pleasing to Him. Pray that we are doing a sinful act when the rapture happens so we do enter Heaven in shame. Praise God and have a heart of Thanksgiving as we remember the huge sacrifice that Jesus did for mankind when He left the glories of Heaven to be born a baby on this earth.
Betty

Acts 1:11King James Version11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

Revelation 22:20King James Version20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

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December 13, 2020
Blessed Sunday,

Encourage the Brethren

1 Thessalonians 5:11 King James Version11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

In these days, we need to encourage one another and lift up one another in the Lord. We have had a hard year and discouragement can come easily. No one is immune to the blues. Yet, we can find peace in the Lord and encouragement in His Holy Word.

Psalm 29:11 King James Version11 The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.

We sometimes need a reminder that God can and is willing to strengthen us with His love and feel our hearts with peace. God loves us and He wants to help us.

Matthew 21:21King James Version21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

Let us not take pride in doing things on our own but let us go humbly and willingly to God, seeking His strength and help. We were made to have a relationship with God. When we try to exclude God, we find ourselves in trouble. Remember the words Jesus spoke to the Church of Laodiceans.
They took pride in their self-reliance and yet they were most needy and blind to their own spiritual needs.

Revelation 3:17 ”Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:”

May we go daily to the throne of God, seeking to have our needs made so that we can help others. May God fill us with kindness so that we can be kind to others. May God fill our hearts with love so that we may love others. May God strengthen us so that we are able to help carry another ones burdens. Most of all pray for God to encourage us so that we are able to encourage one another in the Lord.
Betty

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December 12, 2020
Happy Saturday,


Prayer

There are times in our lives that prayer does not come easily. Times that we feel a distance between us and God. We know that God does not abandon us , so the issues is on our end. In the pain of grief, we may find ourselves pulling away from God. When we have sin in our lives we may find ourselves trying to hide from God. Many other issues in our lives can cause us to pull away from God.

When we find ourselves in this position, let us not move even further away from God, but go to God with a humble heart and seek His face in prayer. Pray for forgiveness and ask Him to help us make the necessary changes in our lives that are needed. Ask Him to guide us so that we can walk in His will.

There will be times that we need to put aside our questions and just trust God. Every question we have will not be answered on this earth. We must walk in faith trusting that God knows best.
Betty

Psalm 18:2King James Version2 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.

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Happy Friday,
December 11, 2020


Before I got of bed, the devil attacked me with a sinful thought. I was overwhelmed and kept asking God to forgive me. I got up made myself some coffee and read these verses in the Daily Bread Bible study:

”Remember these things, Jacob,
    for you, Israel, are my servant.
I have made you, you are my servant;
    Israel, I will not forget you.
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I have swept away your offenses like a cloud,
    your sins like the morning mist.
Return to me,
    for I have redeemed you.”

I do not know the reason that God allows the devil to attack our minds with sinful thoughts, but I am convinced that God provided just what I needed with today's Bible Study.

God knows our needs even before we know them and as a loving Father, He provides for us. His gracious love brings comfort and guidance in these evil days.

Christianity is under attack. It is only a matter of time before we will be under attack in America for our beliefs. This is the time to pray that God will secure our faith in Himself so that we can stand strong in our faith in Him.

Let us look with great anticipation towards the coming rapture. People who deny the pretrial rapture, often call us that do believe in it escape seekers. My friend our longing for the rapture is far more than wanted to escape this evil world. We are the Bride who is longing with a deep yearning to be in the presence of our Heavenly Groom: Jesus. There can be nothing wrong with a Bride looking forward to her Wedding Day.
Betty

“Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.” (2 Timothy 4:8) The Bible promises a special crown for those watchmen on the wall looking for His return.

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December 10, 2020
Happy Thursday,

Seeking

Acts 17:27-28King James Version27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

Many seek for meaning in their lives. They seek for peace and purpose, yet few find it. Too many reject the Bible and Her Truths, referring a Religious experience that conforms to their ideas and their preferences.

God demands that we surrender ourselves to Him. Before we get all hot and bothered, remember God left Heaven to put on a corruptible body as a babe. He went from an all-powerful God to being a baby dependent on a human mother.

He left perfection to robe Himself in imperfection. He left a body that would never die to put on a body that would suffer extreme pain and death to redeem mankind who had rejected God for the lies of a serpent in the Garden of Eden.

God wants human beings to find Him. He reached out to us while we were still sinners, offering us adoption into His family. Sadly, self-pride and the desire to live in sin causes many to reject God.

The things that seem important to sinners will seem irrelevant when they are standing before the White Throne of Judgement. Demanding our own way in life will lead to an eternity in hell.

May we as Christians keep seeking to have a closer relationship with our God and Heavenly Father. May we be willing to surrender our will for the Will of the Father.
Betty

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December 9, 2020
Happy Wednesday,

“Spirit of Fear”

2 Timothy 1:7New King James Version7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

I woke up from a bad dream, too fearful to get out of bed and the Lord, reminded me of that verse. The devil loves to make us fearful. When we give in to our fears, we open the door of our heart to doubt. Thankfully, the sweet Holy Spirit, reminded me that I could choose trust over fear.

I have often talked about how the devil likes to use our dreams as his playground. We cannot control our dreams but we can stop the devil in his tracks, by calling out to God for help. The big blessing is that God wants to help us. We need not beg or plead but to call out to Him with a trusting heart.

Psalm 4:8 King James Version8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.

Let us lay our fears at Jesus' feet and put complete trust in our Lord and Savior. We can walk in faith when we walk with God.
Betty

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December 7,2020
Happy Monday,


Rejoice

Philippians 2:16 King James Version16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

Rejoice, Christians, for we do not labor in vain. We will be rewarded for everything we do for the Kingdom of God. Fight on for the cause of the Gospel, though you are tired and weak. The God of Heaven will give you strength if you call upon His Name.

Press onward even when we are working with bodies that have become weak from physical ailments for great is our reward in Heaven. Rejoice in this Season, for the birth of Christ was the greatest gift, given to this sinful world.
Betty

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December 6, 2020
Blessed Sunday,

Hard And -vs- Harden Hearts

Hard Abs are popular today but harden hearts can bring you an eternity in hell.

Psalm 95:7-8King James Version7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,
8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

Every time we refuse to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit, our hearts grow harder. A Christian who refuses the guidance of the Holy Spirit can find themselves in troubling situations. We can become so hard, that it takes us being disciplined by God for us to open our ears and hearts to God.

A sinner can find themselves in a literal hell because they hardened their hearts to the point that they are deaf to the voice of the Holy Spirit. God is love. He sent His Son to die for mankind’s salvation. He provided the greatest gift of all time. He is not going to force His precious gift on anyone.

As Christians, let us pray for a soft heart, so they we are open to the call of the Holy Spirit. We should pray that God will soften the hearts of our lost loved ones so they can hear the voice of God calling them to salvation.
Betty

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December 5, 2020
Happy Saturday,

Walk By Faith

2 Corinthians 5:7King James Version7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

The truth is, walking by faith is not always easy. When making a big decision, we can be overwhelmed. There is this great need to know the outcome in advance. I have often said that it would be so much easier if I could call God on the phone and get an answer on which path I should take.

When we pray for guidance, we are to step out in faith and make the decision that God guides us into. Even after making the decision, we can spend years second-guessing ourselves. In essence, we are questioning if God answered our prayers or not.

Sometimes are doubts are fueled by other people who are quick to question the decision we made. Often the same people who advised us to pray about it, or the ones to be critical of our decision.

What we and others do not see is, that sometimes it is God’s will that we go through a rough patch. God knew in advance that the rough patch was needed to strengthen our faith. Spiritual lessons are often learned through bad times. True faith is trusting God, even thru the rough patches.

Walking by faith is trusting God in all circumstances. God’s way is always the best. We have many questions, that will not be answered until we get to Heaven. Until then, if we want to please God, we must walk by faith.
Betty

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December 4, 2020
Happy Friday,


“The First Noel”

When the angels announced the birth of Jesus, they went to lowly shepherds. They did not go to royalty. Often it is the simple person, who has an easier time believing in God. I believe this is why many Christians were saved when they were young children.

Adults, have a tendency to rationalize and want physical proof there is a God. Jesus, Himself says for people to come to Him with the faith of a little child.

Matthew 18:3 “And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”

Trusting in God, takes a heart of faith. God gives each person a measure of faith so that they can believe in God. People have no excuse for not accepting that God exist and that salvation exist only in redemption in faith of the cleansing blood of Jesus.

We must lay aside our pride of self reliance and admit that we need a Savior. God took the first step by sending His Son to suffer and die for our sins. We need to take the steps in admitting our need for salvation and trusting God to preform the miracle of salvation in our souls.

What a wonderful gift God has given to us, to love us when we were sinners and to pay the price for our redemption.
Betty

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December 3, 2020
Happy Thursday,

Out of Sorts

There are days we wake up and we feel mentally emotionally out of sorts. We may even feel like a pot about to boil over. We wind ourselves uptight trying to hold emotions in. We do not have to do that. No! I am not saying explode on everyone around us!

Take our issues and emotions to Jesus. Ask Him to calm us and give us peace. Tricks by the devil, other people, and health issues can put us off our game, but we do not have to stay in our situation. Too often we suffer needlessly simply because we forget to seek help from God.

Christmas time can also cause distress and this year has been unnaturally rough on our emotional and physical health. Seeking God to be with us and comfort us at this time is important for our state of mind.
Betty

”Promise #337:
I created you with My own hands.

Psalm 119:73 (WEB)
Your hands have made me and formed me.
Give me understanding, that I may learn your commandments.”

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December 2, 2020
Happy Wednesday,

The Last Days


Sadly, doing the right thing does not always keep us out of trouble. Some people will lie to gain financially. As Christians, we must tell the truth and trust God to work things out.

Your President is a fine example of this. We have never had a President that was hated this much. Being a Trump supporter can get you fired at some jobs. In my 68 years of living, I would have never thought a 92-year-old and would get his jar broken for wearing a maga hat.

I would have never thought that saying Make America great and All lives matter would be considered hate speech. Loving your Country is considered wrong. America has fallen so much because of her many sins. God’s judgment is coming soon and the world is clueless.

Encourage yourself, in the Lord, knowing that we are closer than ever to the rapture. Pray for God to give us peace in these troubling times. Trust the Lord to walk with us every step of the way.
Betty

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December 1, 2020
Happy Tuesday,,

I Do Not Know What to Pray?

Let’s face it, there have been times, we just did know what to say in our prayers. The best way to begin is praising God, but there are times we do not feel especially grateful to God. We have gone through a rough patch or we are grieving, and we just do not feel grateful.

The first thing to do before starting our prayer is to remind ourselves of all the many things God has done for us in the past. Do we have a roof over our heads? Did we eat yesterday? See even in rough patches we can be grateful to God.

After we have praised God, let us lay our petitions at the feet of Jesus. Tell God about our needs and desires. Nothing is too big or small to tell God. If it is important to us, it is important to God.

Pray for our families. Talk to God about our lost loved ones. We want them to go to Heaven and so does God. Pray for our country and our leaders. End our prayer with a prayer of Thanksgiving.
Betty

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November 29, 2020
Blessed Sunday,

”The Truth Will Set You Free”

John 8:31-32
The Truth Will Set You Free
31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

We must reassure ourselves with the truth of the Gospel. False teaching only brings us to a terrible ending. It is better to be chastized by the Truth so that we can repent than to live in sin.

Hebrews 12:6 ”For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.”

This is not what we want to hear, but as parents, we disciplined our children, because we loved them. Assuring sinners that they continue in sin and still enter the gates of Heaven is a lie from the devil. The devil does not love sinners. God loved sinners so much that He sent His Own Son to die so that sinners can be reconciled to Him.

Speak the truth, in love, before it is too late. Sometimes we need to speak the truth to ourselves. The devil can convince us that our sin is so little that God does not mind. The truth we should mind. We should hate sin so much, that living in sin makes us sick, so sick that we run to God not only to repeat but we determine in our hearts and minds to turn away from sin.

The closer we get to the rapture the more we should desire to live in a way that pleases our Heavenly Father. Just as we worked hard to please our parents with good grades in School, let us live our lives in a way that is pleasing to God.
Betty

2 Timothy 4:8 ”Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”

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November 28, 2020
Happy Saturday,

Thanksgiving Day Has Passed

Thanksgiving Day has passed, but this does not mean that we should not continue to have a heart of Thanksgiving. We should be grateful, every day for the gift of Salvation. Jesus paid a great price for our Redemption.

The Bible instructs us to come to God with a grateful heart. Let us remember to offer up praises to God before we lay our petitions at His feet. When we pray, offer up our prayers in faith, trusting that God will, hear us.

May God protect us all from COVID. May we feel His presence from to moment we wake up until we slip into sleep at night. May He shine His grace upon us and fill our hearts with His love for us and others.
Betty

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November 27, 2020
Happy Friday,

Spirit of Thanksgiving

1 Corinthians 15:57King James Version57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

We spent Thanksgiving with our daughter and son-in-law. There was great food and wonderful family time. My youngest sister passed away, before Thanksgiving in 1993. A hard lesson, not to take family time for granted.

1 Chronicles 16:34 King James Version34 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

We will be more content if we have a heart of Thanksgiving. Counting our blessings and being grateful that God has gotten us, through hard times and gives us days filled with memories to cherish, will help us be more joyful.

Psalm 106:1 King James Version106 Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

There will be days that we have to make the effort to remember our past victories through Christ. There will be days that we do not feel thankful. Yet, when we remind ourselves of our future in Heaven with God and remind ourselves that we will be with our saved loved ones again, then we can have a grateful heart thru the good and the bad days.

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

Give us, Oh God a grateful heart. Help us to remind ourselves of the victories you have brought us in the past and know that You are walking with us today and You will never forsake us.
Amen,
Betty

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November 25, 2020
Happy Wednesday.

”Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart”

It is not easy to admit, but we have all been guilty of singing praises to God, at Church, and our heart is just not in it. There are times, if we are honest, we are not feeling grateful to God. We are singing praises to God, but we are feeling anything but grateful. We may feel that God has forsaken us. We may feel that the trial we are going through is unfair. We may even feel, unloved by God.

Sometimes we need to stop singing and talk to God. Share with God how we feel. Express our displeasure we feel towards God, with Him. Then ask God to forgive us and heal our broken spirit. When we reach out to God honestly, then we can sing with a grateful heart.

God knows us better than we know ourselves. There is no point in trying to pretend with God. Being honest but respectfully with God can open our hearts to being healed of anger and resentment.
Betty

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November 24, 2020
Happy Tuesday,

”Fade as a Leaf”


Isaiah 64:6King James Version6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

In less than two weeks two grandchildren of two different billionaires have passed away. Coming from a rich family does not guaranteed success or a long life. Nor, does it give us a free pass into Heaven.

Rich and poor, both, have hard times. This life will fade away as a leaf blown from a tree by the wind. What is important is whether we have a relationship with God? Our final destination is determined by whether we have salvation through Jesus and not what family on earth, we were born into.

As Christians let us not be concerned about the riches of others but how rich our relationship with God is. Do we want to be coasting along when the rapture happens? Getting into Heaven by the skin of our teeth is not something to brag about. Some say there will be no tears in Heaven, but that is not true. There will be tears of joy and tears of shame when we realize how much more God wanted to do in our lives but we were too stubborn to listen to the Holy Spirit and allow Him to guide us.

God help us to be willing vessels, with a willing spirit, and a willingness to work for God until He comes to take us Home to 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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November 23, 2020
Happy Monday,

A Square Block in a Round Hole

Do you every feel like you just don’t fit in. Even at Church we can feel we do not fit in with the rest of the congregation. This is a trick of the devil. He wants us to feel like we are in some way, less then other Christians.
The devil likes to use our minds as his playground.

What do we do at times like this? We go to God in prayer. God died for our sins and not just other Christians. The Holy Spirit did not bring salvation to us, just as an afterthought. I have heard Preachers say Jesus would have died for our sins, even if we're the only sinner. If you are like me, you have trouble believing that.

We are unworthy and so is every Christian. Jesus did not die for our sins because we are good enough. He died for us because He loves us. When we lay aside the notion that we can ever be good enough, then we can rejoice in the most precious gift ever given to us, salvation. Let us rejoice in the knowledge that God loves us.
Betty

For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” Isaiah 41:13

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Psalm 23.1-3

No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. John 15:15

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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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November 21,2020
Happy Saturday,


How Can I Repay God?

We can never repay God for all He has done for us. We can though, do our best to live obediently and work for God because we love Him. Living for God should be our desire and we should have a heart of love for God and others.

Let us not just work to get our ticket into Heaven but to work for God from a loving grateful heart. When things get rough for us, let us run to God and not run from Him. Praise Him amid a storm, instead of complaining.

It is okay to talk to God and tell Him our fears. He is the one that can bring peace to us when we feel overwhelmed. There is no need to pretend with God. He knows our doubts and fears and we can speak truthfully to God with a loving heart.
Betty

Psalm 94:19 King James Version19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

Psalm 119:50 King James Version50 This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.

2 Corinthians 1:3 King James Version3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;

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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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November 20, 2020
Happy Friday,

Choose Love

Matthew 22:36-40King James Version36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

People can bring out the best in us and the worse. We cannot control the actions of others, but we can control our reactions. This is often not easy. Family members know how to push our buttons. Driving anywhere today and you are most likely to cross paths with an angry and bitter person. Shopping brings us closer to others who tend to be too tired and angry.

When we add our issues with tiredness, anger, and frustration, we can become a powder keg, ready to blow. It is not enough to stuff our feelings inside. This can cause us to take out our anger, later on, family members and others who cross our path.

What is the answer? Prayer! At the moment whisper a prayer to God for comfort for ourselves and the person we are dealing with. Pray for physical and emotional strength. Pray for a heart of compassion. Just because someone says something or does something to us that offends us, does not mean we have to react.

Sometimes the best thing to do is say that you are sorry, even if you were in the right. Other times it is best just to move away from angry people. If you are in a line, and they reject your apology then face the other way and be quiet. We do not always have to have the last word.
Betty

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November 19, 2020
Happy Thursday,

Something to Hold On to


Nahum 1:7King James Version7 The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

There are times, Christians when we being blown away by a strong wind. We have closed our eyes to God and are completely focused on what is around us. We know longer see the face of God or hear Him speaking to us. Elijah's servant became overwhelmed by the army that had come against Israel. Elijah did not shame his servant but prayed that God would open his eyes to see the spiritual warfare of God’s.

2 Kings 6:17 ”And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.”

If we could see with our eyes the Angels, God has sent to surround us to protect us in our battles, we would not be so fearful. God wants us to trust Him amid our battles. To take our eyes off of the evil around us and focus our eyes on God.

God is not hiding in Heaven. He sees and knows what is going on. He sees the evil that is growing around us. God wants us to trust Him amid the battle. Cry ou to Jesus and seek His face.
Betty

Carman - Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross Lyrics`
Jesus, keep me near the Cross;
There a precious fountain,
Free to all -- a healing stream --
Flows from Calvary's mountain.

In the cross, in the cross,
Be my glory ever,
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river.

Near the cross, a trembling soul,
Love and mercy found me;
There the bright and morning Star
Shed its beams around me.

In the cross, in the cross,
Be my glory ever,
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river.

Near the cross! O Lamb of God,
Bring its scenes before me;
Help me walk from day to day
With its shadow o'er me.

In the cross, in the cross,
Be my glory ever,
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river.

Near the cross! I'll watch and wait,
Hoping, trusting ever,
Till I reach the golden strand
Just beyond the river.

In the cross, in the cross,
Be my glory ever,
Till my raptured soul shall find
Rest beyond the river.

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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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November 18, 2020
Happy Wednesday,

Giving Up

Today we are living in uncertain times, which leads to stress, and we are all dealing with personal issues that drain us emotionally and physically. We become so distracted with our issues and we begin to feel that God has forgotten us. The devil whispers lies to us that can cause us to give up. We can be like Elijah and just want to lie down and have God take us home.

The devil wants us not to only give up on ourselves but to give up on God. I do not believe God is saying to us, ”put a fork in it, you are done”. We often wonder if we have the strength to go on. God is telling us to come to Him and find His rest. When our time is over God will take us home, but let us not throw in the towel, but to seek to work for God until He says for us to come home.
Betty

I saw a tiny little squirrel yesterday running across the road. I wanted to tell it to come to my house for food.


Psalm 37:7King James Version7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Psalm 51:12King James Version12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Matthew 11:28King James Version28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28King James VersionCome unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.


Lord Jesus, please do not give up on me and help me not to give up on You.
Amen,
Betty

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

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November 17, 2020
Happy Tuesday,

The Joy of the Lord

1 Peter 1:24King James Version24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

God wants us to live a life of joy. Joy, not happiness. Happiness is fleeting and comes and goes with the wind. The joy that God gives is steady. Even amid grief, God can provide little diamonds of joy. Joy sustains us through sickness, as we take time to think of all the wonderful moments of joy that God has given us throughout our lifetime.

Nehemiah 8:10King James Version10 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 was concerned about Israel and told her to indulge in food and drink, for God had prepared them that day to be joyful. Sometimes we think God is sitting on His throne with a whip, just waiting to strike us for any wrongdoing, on our part. God rejoices with us when we have had success in our lives and He wants to comfort us in our times of loss. When we are grieving do not hide from God, but seek His face and ask to be comforted.

It is tempting to spend our time worrying about what next year will bring. God wants us to trust that He will be with us today, tomorrow, and next year. Whatever troubles come our way, God will walk with us.

We are blessed people for we walk daily with the Creator of all things. May God bless and comfort you, with His undying love.
Betty

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November 16, 2020
Happy Monday,

Guard Your Mind

Philippians 4:8King James Version8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

There are a lot of things today in this world, that can lead us to depression and despair. We can find ourselves dwelling on the evil around us. Apostle Paul warns us to keep our mind on pure thoughts and thoughts that are pleasing to God.

This doesn't mean that we are to hide our eyes from the truth. Sin is abounding and evil is growing. Instead of focusing on the evil around us let us focus our eyes on our Heavenly Father. Reminding ourselves that this is not our home. We have a home in Heaven, awaiting us.

Pray for those caught up in sin and praise God for keeping us off of an evil path. Like the old song says when we turn our eyes on Jesus, the things of this world seem to fade away.
Betty

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
1 O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free.
Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
  In the light of His glory and grace.
2 Through death into life everlasting
He passed, and we follow Him there;
O’er us sin no more hath dominion
For more than conqu’rors we are!
3 His Word shall not fail you, He promised;
Believe Him and all will be well;
Then go to a world that is dying,
His perfect salvation to tell

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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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November 15, 2020
Blessed Sunday,

Give Thanks to God, Faithfully

Psalm 100:4King James Version4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

How grateful are we? Do we only praise God at Church? Do we only offer praises to God, when He gives us something? In times of trouble, do we become resentful towards our Heavenly Father?

Praising God should be like breathing, a natural response in good and bad times. It is easy to praise God, when things are going great for us. Praising God after a day with problems piled one on top of another, is hard.

Yet when we offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, God will overflow our hearts with His Sweet Holy Spirit. Praising God in the midst of struggles and problems, will bring us our own personal revival.

Have you ever sang praises to God when tears are flowing down your face from physical or emotional problems? This is a sacrifice of praise.
God will comfort us when we are willing to praise Him, in the midst of grief, sickness and torment.
Betty


Psalm 30:11Verse ConceptsYou have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness,
Source: https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Mourning-Turned-To-Joy

John 16:20King James Version20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.

Romans 5:2King James Version2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory 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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November 14, 2020
Happy Saturday,


Yesterday, was a rough day for me. I put in the directions on my Navigation system, for my Doctor’s office in Conroe, instead of the Woodlands office. When I realized that, I became very confused. By the time I found the office, I was crying In the waiting room.

Before I woke up this morning, I dreamed I was taking a class at College and they were taking us home by a School bus, because the streets were flooded and I was very upset because I could not remember where I lived.

I say all this to remind us that the devil can confuse us with his lies. If we listen to the woke lies of Hollywood and the media, we can lose sight of the truth of the Gospel. Even some Preachers and Teachers of God’s Word have become so woke, that they no longer feed their flock with the complete truth but add so much fake Gospel that it is watered down and useless.

Christians, we must make sure the Preaching and Teaching we are listening to, is the complete truth of God’s Holy Word so that we are not led astray from the truth. Cotton candy preaching and teaching are not going to sustain us in rough times.

This life on earth will never be our best life. Our best life will be in Heaven with Jesus. God has not called us to live for Him, to fight for our blessed life here but to serve Him with a willing and grateful heart. Our best is yet to come. Live for Jesus and be faithful children.
Betty

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

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November 13, 2020
Happy Friday

What Do I Do Next?

Psalm 73:24 King James Version24 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.

There are times that we do not where God wants us to do. We can become discouraged. We can even feel like we are just standing and accomplishing nothing.

What can we do when we feel like God is not speaking to us? We keep on praying for ourselves and others. We read the Bible and seek answers and we wait patiently for God to guide us. Could it be that God wants us to take time to rest in His presence?

This year has been very stressful. We could all use some alone time with God, so that we can be refueled by the Holy Spirit. We do not know what the coming months will bring, but remember we can count on God to be with us and He will never forsake us.
Betty

Keep looking for your little diamonds of hope throughout each day, whether it is a flower or a bird

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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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November 12, 2020
Happy Thursday,

I Don't Understand

Many things happen in our lives that we do not understand. Some things we can look back and see why God allowed certain things to happen. Other things we will never understand, in this life.

Contrary to our thoughts, God does not owe us an exclamation of why He does things. On the other hand, we owe Him our trust. We are merely clay in the Father’s hands.

Today, as we wait patiently or impatiently on the election we must wait for the final outcome. We cannot rush it, but patiently for the results and trust God. If Biden prevails, I believe that it will be a sign that the rapture is very soon and the day of judgment is at hand. Whatever happens let us give our Heavenly Father our complete trust.
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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November 11, 2020
Happy Veterans Day,

Service

Today we honor Veterans for serving our Country, as we should do. Men and women give up civilian life to serve and protect America. Serving your Country is an act of patriotism.

As Christians, we serve God, our Creator. God also called us to serve others. Jesus was an example of a server when He washed the feet of the Disciples. We should work for God out of a grateful heart. We should serve one another out of a loving heart.

Thank you to every Veteran who stood up to protect our freedoms.
God bless you. God bless Americans who are willing to stand and honor our Country and her Flag.

As Christians, let us live in a way that honors our God. May we be a shining example of God’s love for one another. Living righteously and honoring God with worship and praise.
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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November 10, 2020
Happy Tuesday,

Live Like Children of God

Romans 8:14-18King James Version
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

We are often inclined to live like orphans, who have been abandoned.
Living in fear and doubt. We neglect to share our needs with our Heavenly Father. Feeling unworthy to seek His help and guidance.

We did not receive the gift of our salvation because of our greatness. God loved us before we were even born. When we stop trying to earn our salvation then we are free to live for Jesus with a grateful heart. We seek to please God not to earn our way into Heaven, but because we love Him.

We should not become prideful, for our salvation, is not out of our plans but planned by God before the earth was created. God is worthy of all honor and praise. Let us with a joyful heart express our love for God, daily.
Betty

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