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 91 
 on: December 18, 2017, 10:56:43 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
December 18, 2017
Good Morning and Happy Monday,

            Saturday was the first Wedding Anniversary for my Son and His Wife.  They had prayed for so long for a Christian mate.  At times, they both had their doubts, but celebrating this weekend, the family is reminded that God’s timing is perfect.
Waiting for answers to prayers can be a stressful time.  If we stay focused on God, this time can be used for spiritual growth.

           As a child, we were excited this time of year, as we waited for Santa to visit our homes.  In my day it was not about greed and wanting expensive gifts.  Boys wanted base balls and bats, skates or a toy train.  Girls wanted dolls, toy tea sets, or skates. 

        Many of us attended Church and even in School the Christmas play was about the birth of Christ.  Seems I always played an angel, never a speaking part.  Good thing, because speaking in front of people terrified me.  Children were made aware that Christmas was centered around the birth of Jesus.

     Santa was just the icing on the cake, sweet and tasty, but the substance of Christmas was the birth of Jesus.  We knew that His birth was important to us and the world.

    Today the world is more centered around Santa and less around Jesus.  This doesn’t mean it is bad to celebrate Christmas.  Our job as Christians is to raise our children to know and to remind our grandchildren that Jesus is the reason for the season.  As we get older we no longer are excited about a midnight visit from Santa.   Instead we wait, (as excited as a young child for Santa), for the return of Christ to call us home to Heaven. 

   When we enter Heaven’s gates, this will be like a million Christmas morning’s all tied together with a bow.  Our joy will literally be unspeakable.  Enjoy your Christmas with your family.  Pray for one another and ask God to prepare our hearts for His soon return.

Betty
  A dove family came back to the feeder yesterday.

 92 
 on: December 17, 2017, 04:36:53 PM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
December 17, 2017
Good Evening and Happy Sunday,

                    As we get closer to Christmas Day, let us spend our time sharing the love of Christ with others.  Pray for those who have recently lost ones.  The first Christmas with out a loved on is very hard.  Christmas brings out the best in most people.  We get to enjoy the benefits of being around happier people.

      It is wonderful that Christmas is the time we see relatives we haven’t seen in a while.  We enjoy the Christmas trees and decorations at our home and other’s homes.  Celebrating Christmas is a wonderful time,  it let us not forget the reason for the Season.  As we reflect on this year, let us take time to be thankful for what Christmas represents.  There would be no Christmas Holiday with out the birth of Jesus Christ.

      When we share a smile and simple acts of kindness with family and strangers, God can use us to be a blessing to those we come in contact with.  Enjoy Christmas and the wonderful things that happen around Christmas.  Be thankful for the blessings we have.  This is a lovely time of the year that we can use to share God’s love with everyone we see and talk to.
Betty

 93 
 on: December 16, 2017, 10:40:59 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
December 16, 2017
Good Morning and Happy Saturday,

Birth Pains

When a mother goes into labor, the pains are not constant; there is a span of time between them. Jesus referred to the last days with birth. Even the world is conscious of the birth pains, this world is having. The world blames everything on ‘global warming’. Recently someone even blamed terrorism on global warming.

We who are children of God and study what the Bible tells us recognize the birth pains leading into the judgment that God, Himself will pour out on this earth. This is why among many reasons I believe in a pre-trib rapture. The Bible makes it clear that the tribulation is a time of judgement on those who rejected the precious blood of Jesus.

You might wonder if it is judgement from God on the lost, why doesn’t He just come back and and divide the saved from the lost and pour out His final judgment? It is hard for us to comprehend, but this judgement is also a time of mercy. After the rapture, God in His great love for mankind, is giving us one more time to make it right with God. Even in the tribulation some will get saved.

This does not mean anyone would want to wait till then to make a decision for Christ. It is so much better to avoid the fire then to be saved from the fire. Life during the tribulation will be worse then anything that has ever happened on this earth. God is stilling calling the lost to come to Him for eternal salvation.

At one point during the tribulation, the devil using the anti-Christ will require everyone, rich or poor, to proclaim their loyalty to Himself and take a mark representing himself on their right hand or forehead. When anyone agrees to this they will have pass the point of salvation. The Bible makes it clear that anyone who takes the mark will spend eternity in hell. Why? They refused to acknowledge Jesus as God and instead will acknowledge the devil as God. There will be no hope for those who take the mark. Those who refuse will not be able to buy food and will be hunted down and killed.

The knowledge of this should make us realize the time of salvation is now, before the rapture. It is longer the time to put off salvation until we have sowed our wild oats. I realize that so many will ignore this advice. The Bible makes it clear that life will go on as it is and has been just as it was in the days of Noah. People going about their daily life until the floods came. Then it was too late.

Noah warned the people and preached to them for a hundred years. Everyone who ignored his warning drowned. Today we are being warned by God. The birth pains this world is suffering is God warning us that the time of judgement is coming. It is up to us whether we listen or ignore the warnings. Salvation of our souls is so very important, that it is too precious to put off to the last moment. While the birth pains are growing closer, God is not going to tell us when the exact moment the Gabriel will blow the trumpet and God will call the Church to Heaven. So waiting to get saved is very dangerous.

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

We, who are saved, should pray more for the lost and live our lives Holy and ready for the soon coming Wedding of the Church (the Bride) to Jesus (the Groom). Do our best to live Godly lives and when we do sin, seek forgiveness and turn from our sin. Walk closely to God and seek His favor in all we do and say.

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.

 94 
 on: December 15, 2017, 11:31:29 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
Good Morning and Happy Friday
December 15, 2017

                   Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

      Our mind can be the devil’s playground, if we allow it.  While we cannot control what thoughts the devil puts in our heads, we do have to choose what we do with these  thoughts.  When we allow these thoughts to take root they can destroy our relationship with God and people. 

    When someone wounds us, we can began a campaign against them in our minds.  The more we dwell on this wound and the person who caused it, the more we allow anger and bitterness grow in our heart.  This can lead to actions that we never dreamed we would do.   Sometimes we become so caught up in hate and anger that we find ourselves saying and doing something that is not so easily erased.  Yes there is forgiveness available but the roots we have sowed will effect ourselves and others for years to come.

   When people we know have committed a sin that we find quite offensive, the devil can use this sin to allow pride to take root in our own hearts.  We may say and do all the right things but in our hearts, but we are thinking about how so much better we are then the person who sinned.   If we do not send these thoughts on their way and ask forgiveness from God these thoughts will take root and pride will prevent us from seeing our own sins.   We may also find ourselves years later committing the same sin or worse. When this happens we feel so much shame that it makes it hard for us to accept God’s forgiveness.

   How do we protect our minds?  We guard our hearts with prayer and diligence.
We can choose on what our mind will dwell on.

Philippians 4:8King James Version (KJV)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.

We can choose to send bad thoughts on their way and focus are minds on good thoughts.  When the devil brings thoughts of other’s sin, we can choose to pray for them.  When the devil brings up our past to condemn us, remind him that we are forgiven through the precious blood of Jesus.

       Romans 8:1King James Version (KJV) 8 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.?

    Choose to use your mind to pray and have compassion on others.  Guard our hearts from the devil and seek God everyday to help you stay on His path.  God has blessed us in so many ways and we can and should share His love and compassion on others.  Pray for lost souls.  Pray for Christians when they stumble.  Pray that God will use us to light the way to Christ in a world that is growing darker and more sinful every day.
Betty

We had several squirrels at the feeders yesterday.  Brought joy to my heart, watching them play and chase each other.

 95 
 on: December 14, 2017, 11:32:30 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
December 14, 2017
Good Morning and Happy Thursday,

        “Men Makes Plans In Pencil And God Makes Plans in Ink”

    I read the title somewhere and I liked it.  Our plans can change in an instant and with out prior notice.  We have a long to do list and set out, only to find out the car won’t start.   The reality is that things can happen out of nowhere and stop our Plans.   God on the other hand, knows all.  Nothing happens that surprises Him.

     We can trust God to get us through those unexpected bumps in the road.  He will see us through anything that comes our way.   When we realize that God is in control, then we can relax and trust Him.  We can know there is a reason for why things happen.  When we learn to trust in God in all circumstances, then we can lay aside fears and anger.  Fears can cripple us and anger can lead to bitterness.
Trusting in God in spite of what happens will give us a calm spirit. 

    When we do question why something happens, talk to God about it. Tell Him your concerns and then ask Him to help you accept His plans for your life. 
Sometimes hearing someone say that we will understand when we get to Heaven, seems like an easy answer without substance.  The truth is when we are in Heaven, we will understand why so many things happened to us and the results  that God was able to make out of the circumstances of our lives.

  Of course we still need to make plans.  We do not want to be a leaf flowing through the air, accomplishing nothing.  We make our plans and seek God’s help accomplishing what we need to do.  When the unexpected happens we stop and ask God what He wants us to do and what is important to Him for us to accomplish that day.  We can trust God in everything.
Betty

The bigger birds have moved on, but enjoying the tiny birds at my feeders.

 96 
 on: December 13, 2017, 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

 97 
 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

 98 
 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

 99 
 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.

 100 
 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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