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 on: Yesterday at 11:36:03 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
Good Afternoon and Happy Wednesday,
December 13, 2017

                 Thoughts That Are Not My Own


     Have you ever had a thought come in your head, that absolutely shocked you?  Maybe it is a thought of revenge?  Maybe it is a thought about taking an action that is completely outside your character?    The devil likes to test the waters.  He will try to see if your are angry or upset enough  to take an action that in the past would have never even been a blimp on your radar.

    The devil wants to see if you will take that thought and play around with it.    If you spend too much time on the devil’s idea, it will seem less and less foreign to you.  The more time you spend thinking on this action the less it will seem wrong to you.  The first thing to do when this thought comes in your head is to tell the devil:  “Get behind me, satan!  This is not an action a child of God  should ever consider.”  The second thing the devil will try is to make you feel guilty for having the thought.  We are not responsible for every thought that comes into our heads.  It is what we do with those thoughts.  If we send the thought on it’s way we are reacting as we should.  If we allow the thought to take root in our hearts, we put ourselves in danger.

     We must stay on our toes.  We must stay well connected to God.  We do this by having fellowship with God.  The closer we walk with God, the less the devil will be able to persuade us to act on his temptation he sends our way.

   Sadly, many in the world think that the devil is their friend.  Celebrities bragging about even praying to satan.  The devil doesn’t care about anyone but himself.  He takes pride in stealing souls from God.  Contrary to the belief of some, Hell is not going to be one big party of sex and booze.  The devil will have no control of hell.  Hell is a eternal punishment.  Hell will be a place where no good exist.  No love, kindness, nor compassion; only pure evil.

     As Christians the more we walk and talk with God, the more salvation is less about escaping hell but more about the joy of spending eternity in the presence of Almighty God.  Where the devil is made of pure evil, God is Love.  God is compassion, gentleness, and kindness.
Betty

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 on: December 12, 2017, 10:37:52 PM 
Started by Chipper - Last post by Chipper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnmUeOexbD8

about 1 and a half hour but well worth a listen

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 on: December 12, 2017, 12:22:39 PM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
Good Afternoon and Happy Tuesday,
December 12, 2017

                I love driving around looking at Christmas decorations and Christmas trees.  Everything is so pretty.  Have you ever wondered how beautiful, Heaven  must be?  John saw Heaven, either in a vision or in person, and yet, he could not adequately describe the beauty of Heaven. 

              The Lord has blessed us with beauty on this earth.  There are so many natural attractions that God created for us to enjoy.  Even with a sinful earth there is still beauty.  One day, God will heal this earth and she will have her original beauty.  Until then we can enjoy the beauty that God has blessed the earth with.

        Just as seek out beauty in nature, we can find beauty in people.  I am not talking about physical beauty.  Physical beauty can be purchased by plastic surgery.  True beauty comes from the heart.  A heart filled with love, kindness, and generosity.    A Christian should seek to show God’s love by exhibiting an attitude of love and compassion towards others.  When we do act snarly, we should always humble ourselves and apologize. 

   We can enjoy beauty around us and be carriers of the beauty of God.
Betty

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 on: December 11, 2017, 09:48:02 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
Good Morning and Happy Monday
December 11, 2017,

        Our Son and his wife took us on a vacation for Christmas.  We spent the weekend exploring the river walk in San Antonia.  It was a lovely weekend exploring and singing Christmas songs.  This can be the same with Jesus.

    The more time we spend getting to know Jesus, the sweeter our relationship grows.  We all have family members that because of circumstances we rarely see.   While we may love them because they are apart of our family, we do not know them.  We do not know how they think or their likes and dislikes.  To really have a strong relationship we someone we need to spend quality time with them.
Jesus desires that we not only spend quality time with Him, but that we truly want to.

  When you were a child there was probably that relative that acted like they did not like to be around kids.  You did not like visiting them, but your parents made you  go with them to visit this person occasionally.  You went with them, but your heart was not into it.  Let us never treat our relationship with Christ this way.

   When we spend time with God because this is our heart’s desire, God will reward us.  This reward is not about another diamond in our crown but a warm loving relationship with God that grows both ways.  We become a blessing to God and He blesses us.

  Be blessed and rejoice in the knowledge that Jesus loves you and desires to spend time with you.

Betty
Seen a squirrel this morning .  A nice welcome home from our trip.

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 on: December 08, 2017, 06:50:54 PM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
Going on vacation for three days.
Betty

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 on: December 07, 2017, 07:37:36 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
December 7,2017
Good Morning and Happy Thursday,

     Psalm 33:18Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,  On those who [a]hope for His lovingkindness,

  Remember the lines in the children’s Christmas song:
                 
Santa Claus is coming to town
He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!

    As a child these lines were used by parents to encourage good behavior by their children.  Not that it was so bad. As adults we see the stress of Holidays and rowdy misbehaving children make parents more stressed.  This song encouraged good behavior because ‘Santa was watching children all the time’.

    Yet, when we become a child of God, we find the knowledge that God really does know all, comforting in many ways.  Yes, God sees when we sins.  Knowing that He knows all about it, makes it easier to come clean and seek forgiveness. 
Knowing God is watching over us at all times, takes away fears. 

   Yes, God sees when we sin, when we fall down, and when someone hurts us.  We can go to Him with our broken bodies and broken spirits, knowing that He not only knows all about it, but He is the only one capable of making us whole again.
Sometimes we are left with a physical reminder of our fall.  We may have a limp, a scar, or just a part of our body that doesn’t work as well as it used to.  God can use these for His glory.  Sometimes we have emotional scars. These battle wounds remind us that while we went through the battle, God brought us out to the other side.  When a new battle comes and trust me, satan will send new battles, our scars remind us that God brought us through the last one and He will be with us through the new battles.

   Battles are necessary because they improve our spiritual health.  It is through these battles we grow spiritually.  A person who never goes through battles would be spiritually inadequate.  When we fail a battle we will repeat it.  Just as when you fail a grade in School.  If you cannot pass the subjects of first grade, then you would not be equipped for second grade subjects.  Repeating first grade makes it possible for you to pass second grade.

  When we fail spiritually battles, we will repeat them at a later date.  What is our responsibility to do when this happens?  We prepare for the battle by spending more time in prayer and Bible study.  Just as you would have to work harder the second time you do a class.

   The good news is God does not leave us when we fail a spiritual test.  Just as He was with us during the first time, He will be with us through the second time.  While it is better for us to pass spiritual test the first time, we can be assured that God will not love us less, because we fail. 

The words of the little children’s Christmas song brings happy childhood memories.  Knowing God is with us does so much more.  We do not go into spiritual battles alone.  As children of God, the Holy Spirit lives in us.  If we listen, He will guide us during the battle to make wise choices.

Betty

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 on: December 06, 2017, 06:32:00 PM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
December 6, 2017
Good Evening and Happy Wednesday,

         “Promise #339: I am your God and you are the sheep of My pasture.”

     We do not always feel we matter to God.  We can have bad days and the devil will try to make us think that God has forgotten us.  The devil wants to add to our misery.  God calls us to come to Him for protection and comfort.  He wants to wrap His arms around us and give us peace.

    Remember that God never promised us that we would never have troubles.  Nor did He promise us we would never have a reason to cry.   We live in a sinful world and problems come to all people.

Matthew 5:45King James Version (KJV)45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

God Loves us and He wants us to remember that.  Take courage my friends, for we are not alone.  God is always with us.  We can trust in Him with our lives and our souls.  We can live in peace in spite of our circumstances. 

   We can help one another, by praying for one another.   

Maranatha,
Betty

 

           

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 on: December 04, 2017, 11:22:42 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
December 4, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Monday,

                         The Perfect World

   
    The reason the world is crying for one Leader to govern the world, is they are looking for a perfect world.  What they do not know, is there will be no perfect world until the devil is defeated.  As long there is sin in this world the world cannot be perfect.  Instead of people crying out the God for help, they are going to seek help from the devil.  The anti-Christ will be the representative of the devil.

      More and more this world is becoming more and more sinful.  The world is not only embracing sin, but they are honoring sin, such as wearing T-Shirts that proclaim their pride in abortions.   So many sins are considered to be not only acceptable but honored.  If you do not embrace these sins that your are a radical racist conservative. 

    If you do not believe there is a war against conservatives then do your research.  More and more liberals believe that the world will become perfect when all conservatives are dead.  I am not saying every conservatives are Christians, but the conservative view is hated by the liberals.

    There will be a perfect world, but satan will not usher this world into place.  It will come after the tribulation, when Jesus will defeat satan and bring judgment on those who serve satan.  Then God will heal the earth and there will be a perfect world for 1,000 years.

     Contrary to the belief of some Christians, God did not call His children to fix this world.  This is not our job.  Our job is to share the love of Jesus so that many can find salvation. 
Betty
Tiny birds at the feeder this morning.

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 on: December 03, 2017, 09:24:50 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise

December 3, 2017
Good Morning and Blessed Sunday,

                            The Proud Man’s Prayer


Luke 18:9-18King James Version (KJV)
9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

          We would never pray the prayer of the proud one, yet there is a way that the devil can tempt us to be just as bad.  The Holy Spirit convicts of a sin in our life and we ask forgiveness, but we are hardly finished with our prayer before the thought comes at least my sin wasn’t as bad as so-and-so.  What has happened here?  The devil has replaced our humbleness with pride.  Yes we have sinned but we try to justify ourselves by comparing our sin with others.  When we stand before God we will be responsible for what we do and not others.  There will be no justifying ourselves by comparing our sin and deeds with others.  God will only be interested at the moment on what we did in our bodies.

      What do we do?  First of all if we have humbly asked for forgiveness, there is no need to justify ourselves.  We can’t anyway.  So when satan whispers in our ear about someone else’s sin, we say:  “Get behind me satan, for God has forgiven me of my sins and I am not responsible for someone else sins”.  Then we ask God to forgive us for judging someone else, because that is what we are doing.    Then we seek forgiveness for allowing self pride to enter our hearts.

     The devil is a busy bee, as the Bible says running here and fro to cause trouble.  We as Christians must be alert in all ways.  Let us seek to be prayed up and prepared for battle at all times.  The devil is sneaky but the Holy Spirit will warn us when the devil tempts us and we will hear, if we are listening.
Betty

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 on: December 02, 2017, 11:19:36 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
December 2,2017
Good Morning And Happy Saturday,

                    Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path” (Psalm 119:105).

        How much time do we spend in God’s Holy Word?  I can tell you, that I do not spend as much as I should.  My prayer throughout the day is for God to guide me in His perfect will and to keep me on His path.  I seek a His face and that is great, but I need to seek His Word more than I do.

     There used to be a joke about why older people read the Bible more.  The answer was they were preparing for their final exam.  The truth is studying God’s Word does prepare our hearts for battles and does guide us in the will of God.  As we study we begin to see our hearts open up to God’s truths.  We begin to understand God better.  We do find answers to our questions.

   When we leave this earth, I do not believe we will ever regret the amount of time we spend praying and reading God’d Word.  The family of David Partridge said his last words were “so much wasted time”. This could be said of us all.  Some people seem to be busy for God but we all need to spend quality time in prayer and in Bible Study.

Betty

           


                       

     

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