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 91 
 on: March 28, 2017, 11:07:57 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
March 28, 2017,

       I was still awake at 5 this morning.  I wish I could say I did a lot of praying but the truth is I did a lot of fretting about not being able to sleep.  Fretting accomplished nothing, but maybe making it harder to sleep. 
Sleep is one of those we take for granted.  We go to bed and we go to sleep, but sometimes sleep evades us.  There are times when we pray that our prayers seem, to hit the ceiling and go no further.  There are many reasons this happens.  One reason is unrepentant sin in our lives.  After beginning our prayers with praise to God, we should ask God to search our heart for hidden sins.  When God shows us sin in our lives, seek His forgiveness and ask Him how we can mend broken bridges with others.  If there is bitterness in our hearts pray that God will remove the bitterness.  Bitterness will steal our peace and joy.   

  satan has come to kill and steal.  He wants to steal our peace and joy.  He can do that by causing us to sin and causing us to be bitter against others.  Bitterness comes when we hold grudges against others. 
Forgiveness is very important:
       

Matthew 6:14-15King James Version (KJV)14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.


Let us seek to be loving and forgiving towards others.  The easiest path to forgiveness is to pray for those who hurt you.  As you pray God's blessing on them you open your heart to forgive them and you keep bitterness from forming in your heart.

Betty

We had many red birds yesterday and a blue jay.

 92 
 on: March 27, 2017, 10:22:24 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
March 27, 2017
Good Morning and Happy Monday,

   I am drinking coffee and listening to the birds sing.  So beautiful to listen to.  When we sing praises to God, it doesn't matter if we have a beautiful voice or tone death, it is beautiful to God.

         Psalm 22:3King James Version (KJV)But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
 
      I believe this is also true for the children of God today.  Whether we are singing with the congregation or in our cars, or working, God is with us and loves for us to praise Him in songs.  Singing hymns or praise sings builds up our faith and is a prayer of praise to our Heavenly Father.  I have found singing songs for God brings me out of the dumps and out of depression.  Songs are a prayer to music.  Songs remind us of God's love for us and the victory ahead for us.  Songs about Heaven remind us of our future.  In those times you are too depressed to sing listen to hymns and praise songs and pray for God to lift your spirit.  Remember this song:
               
                    https://youtu.be/sDXtZAFUBlI


     After my sister passed away, for long while singing was indeed a sacrifice from my heart.  I sang to God when I did not feel like praising God but because I loved Him.  There will be times when your heart does not feel like praising God because you are hurting, but when you offer up a sacrifice of praise, God will meet you where you are and He will bless and comfort you.

   Sing in the good times and sing in the bad.  Love God through the valley and on top the mountain because God is God in both areas.

                  https://youtu.be/HUBY9TxnAMw

  Our circumstances do not change the power of God.  Just because we are going though bad times does not mean that God has lost His power.  When Jesus was on the cross, God was still in His Heaven and He still was God over all things.  Do not let your circumstances, determine your faith in God.  Determine in your  heart and mind that you will serve God in the valley and on the mountain top.

God bless you,
Betty

 93 
 on: March 26, 2017, 09:11:00 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
March 26, 2017
Good Morning and Blessed Sunday,

          Thursday night we got a lot of rain and in front of our gate is a lot of standing water.  This did not make me happy because it turns all that area into mud.  I looked out side and saw a group of birds bathing in the water and of course that changed my attitude.  God can turn the worse of circumstances into good.  Even the worst of storms cease and then comes sunshine and a beautiful rainbow.  We serve a God who walks with us through the storm and guides on to the other side where the darkness turns into sunshine.  Whether you are walking through the storm are in the sunshine remember that your God is in control and you do not have to fear.

           Hubby are and I are waiting to time to leave for Church.  I hope that you get to spend time with fellow believers this morning.

Betty

 94 
 on: March 25, 2017, 12:19:00 PM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
March 25, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Saturday,

                 Troubles come to all of us.  God has not promised a life of laying in a field of flowers.  Sometimes we go through troubles we caused by our behavior.  Sometimes as married we go through troubles that our mate caused.  Sometimes we go through troubles because of outside influence.  God has promised not to abandoned us through our time of troubles.  If we keep our trust in Him and react as best we can in love, God can use our troubles for spiritual growth.  It is not a question of grinding our teeth and stomping all the way that brings growth.  It is patiently trusting God that He will bring us out on the other side better then when the battle started.  This doesn't mean that we will not have times that we cry to Jesus about the trouble.  He loves us and He wants us to talk to Him and open our heart up to Him.  If we allow troubles to make us angry so that we smart off and act ugly to anyone who steps into our path, we have compromised our testimony for Christ.  Yes, we can go and apologize to those we were cruel to but the damage is done.  We make people wonder what is the point of being a Christian if we react like the world does to trouble.
It is not about hiding our troubles.  We can ask our brothers and sisters to pray for us.  We should pray that we are a beacon of light for Jesus, even in the midst of troubles.  My friends, trouble will come, but let us pray that God will help us to shine for Him, even in the midst of trouble.

  Yesterday I was blessed to see a blue jay.  I pray that God will give you today some diamonds of joy.
Betty

             

 95 
 on: March 24, 2017, 10:44:06 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
March 24, 2017
Good Morning and Happy Friday,

                2 Timothy 1:12King James Version (KJV)12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

          Do we really know who we believe in?  Is the knowledge in our hearts as well as our head?  Why do we often live in fear and defeat when we believe in the very God who spoke the universe into existence?  Does not the God who breathe life into Adam, have the ability to guide and protect us?  We believe that God has the power to save us from hell and yet we fret and worry that God is not going be able to provide us with answers for our questions about how to take care of our financial needs. How often to we pray for an answer to our situation, then get up from our prayer and start worrying and trying to come up with our own answers?  The problem is not the abilities of God but our lack of faith.  May God forgive us!

       What do we do when are faith is weak?   We remember God's Word.
         
             
Romans 10:17New King James Version (NKJV)So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

         How do we hear the Word of God?  There are many ways.  Sunday Service, Bible Study.  We can even hear preaching on the radio and on YTube.  We have no excuse anymore for not hearing the Word of God.
It is important to remember how important faith is?

             
Hebrews 11:6New King James Version (NKJV)6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.


    We don't have to start out with the faith of Paul, but as we grow as children of God, our faith should grow.  If our faith is as tiny as when we first believed on Jesus, we are failing God as well as ourselves.

         
Hebrews 5:12King James Version (KJV)12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.


           

1 Corinthians 3:1-3King James Version (KJV)

3 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?


     How sad it will be to face God at the end of our life and have God show us the wondrous works that God could have worked through us if only we would have grown as Christians?  To realize that we chose to live out our life as baby Christians, refusing to grow in and faith and spiritually.  May our spirit be opened to God's truth and we choose to grow in Christ and not settle for being a baby Christian, anymore.  Growth is painful and that is why we often avoid it but the rewards are wonderful.   Talk to God today and ask Him to help you grow in spirit and in truth.

Betty   

If today's thoughts step on your toes, well know that have stomped all over my guilty feet.  May God help all of us to grow in Him.

 96 
 on: March 23, 2017, 11:06:03 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
March 23, 2017,
Good Morning and Happy Thursday,

         The last election has brought out ugliness on both sides, but from the left there has been shocking and crude responses.  If there was any doubt of the bias of the media, that doubt has been put to rest.  Women marching with crude hats and weakening costumes of female body parts, and yet the media is silent.  The most disheartening is the hatefulness they have shown Barron, Trumps youngest  son.  Now a liberal woman attacked the unborn child of Trump's son.  The liberals think they are on the side of right, yet they are humiliating themselves and our Country.  Sadly women in other Countries and have had similar marches with the same attire.  If there was any doubt that we were living in the days like unto Noah, that has been put to rest.  What should we as Christians do?  Pray.  It is not about praying that people will learn to like Trump.  It is about praying that people will see the truth of God's Word.  Abortion is a sin and homosexuality is a sin.  Just because the media has brought sin in to our homes through television, does not mean that God has changed His mind on what sin is.

     I have heard women say that being pro choice is not about abortion, but about freedom of choice.  It is about abortion and there is no getting around the fact that a woman enters an abortion clinic with two heart beats in her body and comes out with one.  The truth is abortion kills.  That growing, healthy unborn is murdered in a painful death.  Pro choice  is the right to kill the most innocent human beings of all.

    Today the world is not satisfied with being openly gay but they are introducing all kinds of sexuality to our children.  Homosexual, bisexual, pan sexual,  transsexual and many others.  We are raising a generation that has no ideal of what is truth and what is real.  Children are not just taught about these sinful conditions but in some cases teachers have been showing the students graphic images of how to preform acts that should not even be talked about to young  children.   This should make us grieve.  Young ones are not taught to seek truth but to make their own truth.  What should be our response?  Prayer.  Pray for today's children.  Pray for teachers who working hard to teach what is right.  Pray for our Country and her leaders.  Pray for Jesus to come soon.

Betty

 

 97 
 on: March 22, 2017, 10:14:37 AM 
Started by Mikey - Last post by BettyLouise
 Good Post

 98 
 on: March 22, 2017, 10:09:27 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
March 22, 2017
Good Morning and Happy Wednesday,

       Has you mate ever be sleeping so still that you checked to see if they were still breathing?  Sometimes it seems like God is far away and we want call out " God are you still, there?".  There are times when God is silent in our lives.  Times when our faith starts to crack.  This is nothing new, David had those times.
Psalm 13 was one.
   
                     
Psalm 13King James Version (KJV)

13 How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?

3 Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

6 I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.



   Notice even in his situation he praised God.  How did he do that?  He reminded himself  of all the good things that God had done for him.  When we feel that God has abandoned us,  sing songs of praise to our Heavenly Father.  Just as a parent has to let go of the bicycle for the child to ride by themselves, God will let us fly solo for awhile.  Just as the parent is right there to save the child if things go wrong, God is still with us, even if for a time we can not feel his presence.  There is always a reason for God to hide His face from us for a time, but tho we can not seen Him, we can still trust in Him.  Maybe this causes our faith to grow.  Maybe this time of testing builds our faith for future battles.  Pray like David:



         Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.

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Psalm 55:1Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.
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Psalm 69:17And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.
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        Whatever is going on in our lives, we need faith is not seeing.  Keep your trust in God no matter what you are feeling.

Betty

Be blessed.  I bought some seed yesterday that is suppose to attract cardinals and gold finches.




 99 
 on: March 21, 2017, 11:43:21 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
March 21, 2017
Good Afternoon and Happy Tuesday,

        We do not awaken each morning on fire for God and ready to jump into fighting spiritual demons.  Most mornings we barely stumble into the kitchen for our morning coffee.  The devil on the other hand is ready to attack us as soon as we awaken.  Sometimes He uses our family, by starting disagreements before our eyes are barely opened.  There are times he will seek to put you in depression by offering you a movie of your past hurts for you to cry over.  Other times he offers up temptations as sweet as candy.  The devil is highly motivated to destroy our faith, our testimony, and our willingness to face the day as a shining light of God's love.

     We must remind ourselves that God is stronger then the devil.  God wants to help us live in faith, in truth, and in victory.   God does not want His children hiding from life in our beds under the covers.  He wants us to live victorious lives, strengthen by the Holy Spirit that dwells in every child of God.  When we begin each day praying, we strengthen our faith.  When we remember that we are NOT fighting the devil and his demons alone, then we are prepared for the day and what the day holds for us.  Christians are not to be pity, for we are loved by the most high God who has paid the ultimate price, so that He can have a personal relationship.   We are NOT children with out hope, for our hope is in our Heavenly Father.

    The world looks at Christians with pity and disgust.  They think our faith keeps us from living happy lives. They see sin as freedom, but the truth is sin is ugly and the end is death.   They are disgusted with Christians because we still see sin as sin.  The devil has convinced the world that what was considered dirty and unclean, is now  seen as enlightenment and living freely.   The truth is the devil has tricked the world into seeing sin as beautiful and the truth of God's Word as outdated and no longer relevant.  God's truths are always true and sin is always sin.  One of the tools the devil uses is Hollywood.    Movies and Television shows, depict sin as beautiful and endearing.  When they do portray Christians, they show them as heartless and backwards. The truth is, Christians are suppose to remember that God's Word is always truth and never changes.

  Evil is ruling for a season, but God who defeated death, will defeat evil.  Those who seek to influence others that sin is no longer sin, will be judged for that by God.  Let us not seek to conform to worldly views but conform to what God says is good.  Let our lives be patterned after God's Holy Word and not what the world calls enlightenment.   

Betty

 

 100 
 on: March 19, 2017, 06:05:17 AM 
Started by BettyLouise - Last post by BettyLouise
March 19, 2017
Good Morning and Blessed Sunday,


             
Romans 8:28King James Version (KJV)28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.


     This was my Mother-in-law's favorite verse.  She often quoted it to me and Ronnie over the years, when something bad happened to us.  In the midst of fiery trials this verse did not always make sense to me.  Yet, when we came out on the other side, even if I did not know why  God allowed things to happen like they did, I knew that God was in control.    There are many things that we go through that we will not understand until we cross over into Heaven, but we can be at peace, knowing that we can trust God with our lives and our very souls.  In the those nights where we cannot sleep, we can trust God to see us through till the morning light. 

    We look around at the many things happening and we wonder why.  Women debasing themselves with hats that are degrading, marching on the side of evil and we wonder how things can get any worse.  I read recently on Facebook where someone wrote "Don't say that things can get any worse because liberals are taking that as a challenge".  We wonder if God has gone to sleep, but if we read the Bible we know what Paul said about this age we are living in.


          2 Timothy 3King James Version (KJV)
3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their's also was.

10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,



Jesus said:     

Matthew 24:37-38King James Version (KJV)37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,



He also said: 
Luke 21:28King James Version (KJV)28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.



   Jesus is not calling us to be fearful, but to trust in Him completely.  Things will happen that we do not understand, but God is not asleep and He does have a purpose for everything.  We are not children without hope.  Jesus is coming back soon.  Keep your eyes on Jesus.

Betty

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