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 on: Today at 03:11:12 PM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
June 25, 2017
Good Afternoon and Blessed Sunday,

        I have an weaken immune system and weak kidneys so I came back from vacation with a kidney infection.   All of us have vulnerable areas in our lives.   Some people are prone to gossip.  Some people are easily angered.  It is a good idea as Christians to know what sin we are vulnerable to.  Trust me, the devil knows our weakness.  He is very happy to bounce on our weaknesses and use them for his evil plans.  His plans is to destroy our faith in God and cause us to backslide.   Even if he is not successful in causing us to backslide, he will work on destroying our witness for Christ.  He will cause us to sin and then try to convince us we are damaged goods and no longer worthy of working for God.   

      What the devil doesn't understand is God is an expert in using damaged people for His glory.   He takes a broken piece and turns into a work of beauty.  This does not mean that we should sin on purpose.  As Paul said:"Heaven forbid !" 

    What should we do?  We learn our weakness and prepare ourselves.  If we are prone to gossip, when someone starts to tell you gossip, stop the conversation and ask the person who is talking to you to stop and pray together for the person they are discussing.  When satan seeks to use prayer time to spread gossip about someone, ask those in the group to pray for an unspoken request.   

    If we are prone to anger, be aware of what makes us anger.   When we see that satan is pushing our buttons, stop and pray.  Pray even for the person that the devil is using to push your buttons.  When we pray God will give us peace and it is much better then counting to 10.

   Whatever our vulnerability is,  be prepared.   Stay prayed up.    Get rest so we are not over extended and more prone to sin.  As soon as we see we are able to see a red flag rise up, go to God.  God is with us every day and in the midst of our struggles we can go to Him for help. 

   As God's children we have access to the Throne of God.   Begin your day in prayer and end your day in prayer.   Seek God's will for your life and trust in His plans.   Leave your fears at His feet and trust in God.
The devil is a liar and God will never leave nor forsake you.
Betty
Happy to see the blue jays yesterday.

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 on: Yesterday at 12:29:23 PM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
Barry,

Thank you.  Your comments encourage me.
Betty

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 on: Yesterday at 12:01:07 PM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by Barry
Hi Betty!

Thanks for your wisdom. It's always appreciated!

YBIC,

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 on: Yesterday at 11:33:05 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
June 24, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Saturday,

       When we were on vacation, our son and daughter-in-law baby sitted our dog(Bertha).   We figured the dog would be so mad at us for leaving us that she would not have anything to do with us when we got back.  Instead she slept between us last night so she could be touching us both. 

          Sometimes, we as Christians can act like spoilt children when we do not get our way.   When God doesn't heal us or a loved one we can be tempted to become angry with God.   If this anger remains unchecked it can turn to bitterness.  Have you ever witness to someone who rejected God because they were angry at God?  It is easier to become angry at God when someone we love is very sick then ourselves.
When I lost my sister in 1993, I was so lost.  She was my best friend.  I  was blessed that my emotion was devastation instead of bitterness.  In my devastation, I turned to God instead of away from God.

            Other things can cause a loss of faith.   Divorce and lost of job can be devastating and open us up to fear and fear can lead to anger and anger to bitterness.  Instead of seeking God for comfort and guidance, we can be tempted to run from God.   We can also be tempted to bargain with God.  We will read our Bible and attend Church when God gives us what we want.  Just as in marriage one mate with holds intimacy from the other as a leverage to get what they want so do some children of God with hold intimacy with God as leverage.   When a mate does this, he or she rips apart love and trust in their marriage.   When a child of God does this they destroy their relationship with God.  Both the marriage and the relationship with God can be mended but there is a lot of suffering and lost of trust along the way to the healing stage.

       God knows everything.  Suffering, whether it be ourselves or our loved one has a purpose.   Truth is we may not know the reason why until we stand before God.  We can find peace in the midst of not knowing the reason by trusting God.  Just as a parent often has to say no to their children to protect them, God says no to us to protect us.   

      Be blessed today and try to get some rest for your bodies and minds.

Betty
Blessed to hear bird singing this morning.

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 on: June 22, 2017, 11:04:54 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
June 22, 2017
Good Morning and Happy Thursday,

               America was started by People who wanted freedom of Religion.  They did not want to live in a Country where the Religion was the Church of England.  They wanted the freedom to worship the way they chose to do so.  Contrary to the popular believe among atheists,  the separation of state was not to control people's religious beliefs but to control government control of Religion.  Our forefathers did not want a Church of America nor a Church of Texas.

        Sadly atheists and many liberals want to use the Constitution against Religion.   Nowhere in the Constitution does it say leave your religious beliefs at home when you vote.  The Constitution did not say there could not be the Ten Commandments written on a poster in the class rooms.  It was not against Christian beliefs which this Country was started on.  The Constitution was against a  public School  teaching that the students they had to be Catholic or Baptist or etc.

   Why do atheists seek so hard to kill Christianity?   They do not go after the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus.
The reason is somewhere deep inside of them they know Christianity is real, that Jesus is real and alive today.   They fight so hard to remove Christian symbols from Schools and public places because these things offend them and the sight of them reminds them that Christianity is real.  If they can remove every thing about Christianity from their lives they can live comfortably going against Biblical principals. 

           I   read the other day that atheism is a temporary condition.  The person that wrote that is spot on.  The Bible makes it clear that one day every man and woman will knell at the feet of Jesus and acknowledge that He is God.  Unfortunately, it will be too late to seek salvation at that moment.  The days of grace will be over and they will be standing at the Great White Throne Judgement.  Then those whose names are not in the Book of Life will be sent to hell.

      satan doesn't care of you are an atheist or any other Religion as long it is not Christianity.  He lived in Heaven once and he knows God is real.  This is why you do not see liberal Democrats go after anybody but Christians who take the Bible literally.   They accuse of Christians of hating homosexuals yet make excuses for Muslims even though a homosexual is subjected to being exacted in Muslim Countries.   Christians are not to hate homosexuals, we are to pray for them.  Jesus instructs us to remove the beam from our eye before addressing another's sins.   We are to love one one another and pray for one another.

     If God tarries, we will see more of this hatred against Christians in this Country.  Remember all this talk about One World Government and One World Religion is not about World freedom.  It is about World control of all people.  This One World Government is being prepared to be put in place so the anti-Christ will rule from its platform.    The Bible says there will come a day that you will have to have the mark of the anti-Christ on your right hand or forehead to be able to buy and sale any goods.

    Until that day Jesus comes for His children and the devil takes control of this earth, stay true to your Savior Jesus Christ.  Be strong in your beliefs and vote as God would have you do so.  Do not give into the evil of abortion or any other sin.  Stay strong, God has not forsake us and He is sending Jesus soon to get us.
Betty


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 on: June 21, 2017, 11:55:47 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
Daisy,
 Thank you so much.
Betty


June 21. 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Wednesday,

        We had a very late dinner and slept late this morning.   Sitting on the balcony that overlooks a covered courtyard.   It is a lovely view and peaceful.   A windmill and flowing water adds to the attraction.

       We live in a world, where people are looking for peace of mind and heart.   Peace is an illusion  and in realty complete peace can only be found in a relationship with Christ.   This is why there are so many people hurting emotionally.   Some people try to find peace in material good.   Some try to find peace in alcohol and drugs and for some, people, they think that peace is in an illusion of power.  I say illusion of power because the most powerful people rarely keep power their whole life.   We were watching a show about Bill Cosby, last night.   In the height of his career he could pick and chose what he wanted to do and be paid big bucks to do so.  Now, it is even doubtful he could get a job at a Dinner Theater.   The same thing applies with Politicians.    Sadly, many sell their souls to reach a powerful position, only to end their days alone and bitter.

    It is said that God made us with a hole in our hearts that only He fits. A life lived for Christ will rarely bring you any glory and popularity on earth, but a life lived for Christ will give you peace of mind and heart on earth and eternity in Heaven.   Even if you live to be 100 years old, what is a 100 years of wealth, power, and popularity on earth, compared to a eternity walking the streets of gold with our Savior and Lord.

      The closer you walk with God, the more peace you experience.   As you grow spiritually, the less earthly fame, money and popularity will appeal to you.  You will begin to see how shallow those things are and how they can fly away from a person like a feather in the wind.  Like the old song says:  what is built up for eternity will never rot or decay and cannot even be stolen from us by the devil.

       Those who live for self only have this life to rejoice in.  Those who live for Jesus will have eternity to rejoice.  Praise God for salvation and His mighty love for His children.   May we never take those things for granted.

Betty
The trees and plants and moving water is very nice but I miss the sound of singing birds.

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 on: June 20, 2017, 05:19:58 PM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by Daisy
Have a happy vacation Sis!

Godspeed and may His presence guide you in safety and keep your eyes and ears open for blessings.   

 Have Fun

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 on: June 20, 2017, 10:24:57 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
June 20,2017
Good Morning and Happy Tuesday,

    This afternoon we are going on a vacation.  First one in eight years.  A little nervous about the trip,  but I know God will be with us.  We can trust Him to be with us no matter where we are.  We can take comfort whether in life or death, as God's children, He is always with us.

        Change is hard.  Vacation is just a small change and short term.  On the other hand moving is a very stressful change.  We have moved across Country three times and across towns 10 times.  Changing jobs is stressful.  Even  adventurous people get the butterflies in the tummy when making life changes.  Happy times can also be stressful, like getting married and having a baby.   Change turns things around in your life.  What was comfortable is no longer there and replaced by something new.  We do not have to fear change.  We can determine to let go of fear and grab hold of God.

      The devil would love to take happy events and turn them into stressful times.  Stressful people become nervous and nervous people become fearful and grumpy.  The devil likes nothing better to turn people against each other.   Let a couple have a fight and that same devil will try to convince you that God is going to give up on them because they failed.   We as human beings forgive our  young children when they are tired and fight between themselves.   They may get on our very last nerve.   We may even yell at them, but our love for them doesn't die.   Yet the devil can convince us that God stops loving us because we sin.  Of course we need to ask forgiveness of our sins and God will cheerfully forgive us. 

       While people can be guilty of holding grudges, God does not.   When we ask God to protect us, He doesn't bring up our sins and makes us beg Him to protect us.  When we have our past sins flow though our minds like ticker tape, remember that is the devil.  The devil is the one to remind us, that we are not worthy of forgiveness.  Of course we are not worthy, but God sent His Son to mankind, while we were still living in sin.

      God loved us before we were born.  We will never be saved because we are worthy.   We can be saved because of God's love.  His love alone was the reason Jesus shed His precious blood for our sins.   Salvation is a gift for all, but we must accept it.  If we do not accept the gift then we ourselves have chosen to spend eternity in hell.  If your gas tank is empty and I offer you a $50 gift card for gas and you refuse the gift card, whose fault is it if you run out of gasoline on the highway?

       I may be wrong but I believe in hell people will know that they chose to be there because the refused the gift of salvation.

     My blog may be off and on for a few days because of our vacation.  Please pray for us to have travel mercies.

Betty
      I think I put enough birds seed for several day.  I want to keep the squirrels and birds happy.

     

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 on: June 19, 2017, 10:02:36 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
June 19, 2017
Good Morning and Happy Monday,

     This morning I had to deal with a hospital bill that was a mistake.   It was for a hospital that was billing for this last April.  I haven't been using that hospital for two years and they billed a insurance company that was canceled In March.   Frustrating,  and I talked to three people and still have to wait for them to call me back.     Isn't it wonderful that God never mistakes us for someone else.  When we stand before the Judgement Seat of Christ, we have no worries that we will be judged on another person's works and motives.   God knows us better then we even know ourselves.  We do not have to worry about others sins.  We just have to seek forgiveness for our own.

      It should break our heart when loved ones and friends refuse the gift of salvation, but even if wanted to, we cannot take their place in eternity.  Simply said the first thing we do is make sure we are saved.  Just like they say on a plane, in a loss of oxygen, we put the mask on ourselves first and then try  to help others. Once we are secured in our salvation, then we pray for opportunities to share the Gospel with others.  I have found in the past that God often uses non family members to reach our family.  People are more apt to listen to non family members when it comes to spiritual issues.   We pray daily for loved ones and it is a good idea to pray that God will send someone in our loved ones lives to share the Gospel that they will listen to. 

      There is always hope.   I know of a person who got saved long after his praying mom passed away.  We pray for the lost until the rapture.  As we wait on our loved ones to see the truth and accept it, we pray that God will give us peace of heart and mind.

     As the time of grace grows to an end, let us pray and trust God, even more.  We serve a living God who is quite aware of the world we live in.  He told us in the Bible how the last days would be and we are seeing His truth played out before our eyes.  Do not fear that God has gone to sleep.  He is allowing things to happen for a reason.  Soon the age of the Gentiles will be over and God will turn His eyes to the Apple of His eyes; Israel.  The door closing on the Gentiles will open the door for the Jewish people to recognize their Messiah.  Rejoice my friends, it will not be long until we are, as God's children will be called home to glory.
Live in victory and not dismay.  We serve a living and active God.

Betty
 
The blue jay has become so comfortable in my back yard that he has either brought his mate or a friend, not sure which. 

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 on: June 18, 2017, 08:44:09 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
June 18, 2017
Good Morning and Blessed Sunday,

    As I fed the birds and squirrels, I looked up at the sky.  The sky reminded me of white cotton balls with a blue background.  It was pretty.  I stared at the sky for a time just enjoying it.  Last night I had one of the embarrassing issues of colitis.  To be honest I was frustrated and felt sorry for myself.  This morning as I reflected on last night, God reminded me that it had been six months since I had one of those and that it happened at home and not in public which would have been humiliating.  This morning I was grateful.  On the other hand, last night I was not near to being grateful.

   This reminded me of how we are prone to react to problems.  We are involved in a fender bender and if we are honest the first thought that goes through our head is not thankfulness that no one is hurt.  Our first thought is likely to be:"Why, God?".   Our first emotion is fear.  Our second is anger.  It is only when we settle down to we began to feel grateful that no one is hurt.  While it is true our second  response comes out of fear,  it is sad that our first response is not trust.


      I would like to be able to say that in trouble my first response is always trust in God, I am not there, yet.
For over 65 years God has been there for me every day and yet in turmoil and trouble my first response is fear.  Yet, God in His tremendous mercy does not give up on me.  God would be justified to just walk away from me, but in His love for me, He stays.  In His mercy, He encourages me.  In His grace for me, He reminds me that I can trust Him.

     When we have these types of incidents, God doesn't want us to torture ourselves with self reproach, but to rejoice in God's faithfulness.  Let these situations remind us that we can trust God.  Praise God for never leaving us and His great love for us.

       Spiritual growth is often one step forward and two steps back, baby steps and rarely leaps of faith.  It is in those baby steps that trust begins to grow. Our trust is growing strong like an oak tree.  The devil would like to convince us that we are in the same spot that we were on the day we got saved.  This is a lie.  We are growing every day.  Do not let those steps backwards, define us.  We are walking in victory through Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.  Today we may fall down, that is okay.  If we don't just lie there and we get up in Jesus Name, our fall can teach us even more then never falling at all.

    Happy Father's Day to the Dads.  The best thing you can teach your child is the way of salvation and to trust in God.

Betty

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