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Thoughts from an old lady

May 28, 2024

Happy Tuesday,



We Cannot Picture In Our Minds



1 Corinthians 2:9-10

New King James Version

9 But as it is written:

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.



We cannot picture in our minds how beautiful Heaven is. We cannot feel with our thoughts the peace that encompasses Heaven. Heaven, it is not a pipe dream. Heaven is as real as our own earth.



One day, we will walk through the gates of Heaven. We will leave behind all troubles, pain, and crime. We will see that every sacrifice we made was far worth the glories of Heaven.



Until then we can rest in the love of God, knowing that He will never abandon us nor forsake us. Through every trial, He walks with us. The more we love Him, the more we learn to trust Him.



Pray for the people of Israel. Pray for lost souls.

Maranatha,

Betty



Revelation 22:20

I Am Coming Quickly

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
 
May 30, 2024

Happy Thursday,



Do Not Play With Sin



Romans 6:5-6

New King James Version

5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be [a]done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.



Jesus paid a terrible price to bring redemption to mankind and to save our souls. Yet, there are times when we are tempted to flirt with sin. It is not only dangerous to play with sin, but it grieves the Holy Spirit when we make such unwise choices.



Ephesians 4:30

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.



We will be so much happier when we choose to walk in righteousness and avoid sin. Lay aside fleshly desires and choose to please our Heavenly Father. Remember sin only brings pleasure for a short time but can bring a lifetime of pain and an eternity in hell.



Pray for the people of Israel. Pray for lost souls.

Maranatha,

Betty



Revelation 22:20

I Am Coming Quickly

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
 
June 1, 2024

Happy Saturday,



God Is Not Far Away



“Promise #152:

My love is everlasting and My faithfulness extends to all generations.



Psalm 100:5 (WEB)

For Yahweh is good. His loving kindness endures forever,

his faithfulness to all generations.



Our God and Father is good and His mercy will go on forever and ever. The more that you and I are convinced of the goodness of God, the more we will yield to the extravagant love that He showers on us every day.”



The devil would like us to believe that God is far away. The more we love God, the closer He becomes to us. Let us not be guilty of pushing God away. Let us, instead draw close to Him with our prayers, Worship, and praise.

Manatha,

Betty



Revelation 22:20

I Am Coming Quickly

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
 
June 2, 2024

Blessed Sunday,



Created For A Purpose



We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10



We will find joy in life when we seek to fulfill the purpose God created us for. Living for God is an honor. Working for God is a purpose. The more we know God, the more He will make known to us, the purpose He has for us.



Pray for the people of Israel. Pray for lost souls.

Maranatha,

Betty



Revelation 22:20

I Am Coming Quickly

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
 
June 5, 2024

Happy Monday,





“Christ Loved Me


Anyone who does not love does not know God.


The distinguishing mark of a Christian is his confidence in Christ's love for him and in the offering of his love to Christ. First, faith sets her seal upon the man by enabling the soul to say with the apostle, "Christ loved me and gave himself for me."1 Then love gives the countersign and stamps upon the heart gratitude and love to Jesus in return. "We love because he first loved us."


We will not spend eternity bragging about the celebrities we have met. Nor will we be bragging about knowing powerful people, on earth. In Heaven, no one will care who we were in a relationship with on Earth.



The only relationship that will matter in Heaven is our relationship with God. The only relationship that will determine where we spend our eternity is our relationship with God.



Once we have died, it is too late to form a relationship with God. Today, is the time to accept salvation through Christ. Do not wait until it is too late.



Pray for the people of Israel. Pray for lost souls.

Maranatha,

Betty



Revelation 22:20

I Am Coming Quickly

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!





Revelation 21

New King James Version



All Things Made New

21 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. 2 Then I, [a]John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”

6 And He said to me, “It[c] is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. 7 He who overcomes [d]shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. 8 But the cowardly, [e]unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
 
June 6, 2024

Happy Thursday,



Make Time For God



“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.'" (Matthew 6:33, NKJV)



So much going these days. There are many things that concern us that we have no control over. We need to make time each day to talk to God and seek guidance from Him. Reminding ourselves that He is still in control and that we can trust God in all things.



Pray for the people of Israel. Pray for lost souls.

Maranatha,

Betty





Revelation 22:20

I Am Coming Quickly

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
 
June 5, 2024

Happy Monday,





“Christ Loved Me


Anyone who does not love does not know God.


The distinguishing mark of a Christian is his confidence in Christ's love for him and in the offering of his love to Christ. First, faith sets her seal upon the man by enabling the soul to say with the apostle, "Christ loved me and gave himself for me."1 Then love gives the countersign and stamps upon the heart gratitude and love to Jesus in return. "We love because he first loved us."


We will not spend eternity bragging about the celebrities we have met. Nor will we be bragging about knowing powerful people, on earth. In Heaven, no one will care who we were in a relationship with on Earth.



The only relationship that will matter in Heaven is our relationship with God. The only relationship that will determine where we spend our eternity is our relationship with God.



Once we have died, it is too late to form a relationship with God. Today, is the time to accept salvation through Christ. Do not wait until it is too late.



Pray for the people of Israel. Pray for lost souls.

Maranatha,

Betty



Revelation 22:20

I Am Coming Quickly

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!





Revelation 21

New King James Version



All Things Made New

21 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. 2 Then I, [a]John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”

6 And He said to me, “It[c] is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. 7 He who overcomes [d]shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. 8 But the cowardly, [e]unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
June 5, 2024

Happy Monday,





“Christ Loved Me


Anyone who does not love does not know God.


The distinguishing mark of a Christian is his confidence in Christ's love for him and in the offering of his love to Christ. First, faith sets her seal upon the man by enabling the soul to say with the apostle, "Christ loved me and gave himself for me."1 Then love gives the countersign and stamps upon the heart gratitude and love to Jesus in return. "We love because he first loved us."


We will not spend eternity bragging about the celebrities we have met. Nor will we be bragging about knowing powerful people, on earth. In Heaven, no one will care who we were in a relationship with on Earth.



The only relationship that will matter in Heaven is our relationship with God. The only relationship that will determine where we spend our eternity is our relationship with God.



Once we have died, it is too late to form a relationship with God. Today, is the time to accept salvation through Christ. Do not wait until it is too late.



Pray for the people of Israel. Pray for lost souls.

Maranatha,

Betty



Revelation 22:20

I Am Coming Quickly

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!





Revelation 21

New King James Version



All Things Made New

21 Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. 2 Then I, [a]John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. 4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”

6 And He said to me, “It[c] is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. 7 He who overcomes [d]shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. 8 But the cowardly, [e]unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
I think our fellows in heaven will also matter.
 
June 8, 2024

Happy Saturday,



Trust God in All Things



Today I have a headache associated with dementia. I am a little confused and my brain feels foggy. Yet, even in the state I am, I feel the love of God over me. He has not forsaken me.



All of us have times when we just do not feel like ourselves. It can be disquieting. The devil would like to use these times to sew fear in our hearts. This is when we pray more and seek comfort from God. Praying for others will not only be a blessing to them but to us.



Pray for Israel. Pray for lost souls.

Maranatha,

Betty



Revelation 22:20

I Am Coming Quickly

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
 

Psalm 57

New King James Version

Prayer for Safety from Enemies​

To the Chief Musician. Set to [a]“Do Not Destroy.” A Michtam of David when he fled from Saul into the cave.​

57 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me!
For my soul trusts in You;
And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge,
Until these calamities have passed by.
2 I will cry out to God Most High,
To God who performs all things for me.
3 He shall send from heaven and save me;
He reproaches the one who [b]would swallow me up. Selah
God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.
4 My soul is among lions;
I lie among the sons of men
Who are set on fire,
Whose teeth are spears and arrows,
And their tongue a sharp sword.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
Let Your glory be above all the earth.
6 They have prepared a net for my steps;
My soul is bowed down;
They have dug a pit before me;
Into the midst of it they themselves have fallen. Selah
7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and give praise.
8 Awake, my glory!
Awake, lute and harp!
I will awaken the dawn.
9 I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing to You among the [c]nations.
10 For Your mercy reaches unto the heavens,
And Your truth unto the clouds.
11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
Let Your glory be above all the earth.
 
June 10, 2024

Happy Monday,



Daily Prayer for June 10
CHRISTOPH FRIEDRICH BLUMHARDT
“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us – so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. Psalm 67:1–2, NIV
Lord, Almighty God, you are our Father and we are your children, who want to live for you through Jesus Christ our Lord. Strengthen and renew our hearts. When discouragement and fear try to mislead us, may your Holy Spirit help us again and again to hold fast, for no matter what difficulties arise, your will is being done and your will is good. Your name will be honored. Your kingdom will come for all nations. Your reign will come over all peoples, for they are all yours and must acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the Lord, to your honor, O Father. Amen”


Heavenly Father,



Help us to live in a way that is pleasing to you. Let the love of Jesus shine through us so that others can see Christ. May we be a living testimony of Your goodness, grace, and mercy.



Pray for the people of Israel. Pray for sinners.

Maranatha,

Betty



Revelation 22:20

I Am Coming Quickly

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
 
June 12, 2024

Happy Wednesday,



Live For God



2 Timothy 4:6-8

New King James Version

Paul’s Valedictory

6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.



Paul finished his race and he was ready to meet His God. May God help us to live our lives in a way that is pleasing to Him. Just like Paul, we will be rewarded with the Crown of Righteousness, if we are looking forward to the rapture.



Work for God everyday for God, but always be ready for Jesus’ return. Do not be caught unaware. Pray for the people of Israel. Pray for lost souls.

Maranatha,

Betty



Revelation 22:20

I Am Coming Quickly

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
 

2 Corinthians 10

New King James Version

The Spiritual War​

10 Now I, Paul, myself am pleading with you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—who in presence am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you. 2 But I beg you that when I am present I may not be bold with that confidence by which I intend to be bold against some, who think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not [a]carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
 
June 15, 2024

Happy Saturday,



Show Compassion



Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.
Psalm 41:1



When we are young, we are strong physically and mentally. Many of us as we have age are no longer at the top of our game. We struggle to get around. We struggle mentally. It is hard to deal with these losses.



Sometimes we feel like we are a burden to others. Our struggles can be embarrassing to us. Knowing that our loved ones sill love us and standing by us, is a blessing. We appreciate people praying for us and lifting our name up to God.



Pray for the people of Israel. Pray for lost souls.

Maranatha,

Betty



Revelation 22:20

I Am Coming Quickly

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
 
June 17, 2024

Happy Monday,



Cry For Help



In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.

Psalm 18:6 (ESV)



Today, started early and got rough. In the past, I would have crumpled. Today, only a slight agitation and then I felt God’s peace. He always hears our cries. His love for us covers us in the midst of frustration and weariness.



Let us always to cry to God in our distress. Talk to him about our needs and problems. Seek Him and you will find Him.



Pray for the people of Israel. Pray for lost souls.

Maranatha,

Betty



Revelation 22:20

I Am Coming Quickly

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
 
June 18, 2024

Happy Tuesday,



Hope



“Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope. . . .
1 Timothy 1:1

Hope is the light that illuminates our pathway in life, leading us onward with the promise of eternal, full life with God. For all who know Christ, hope is an essential part of the journey. Indeed, as the apostle Paul says, Christ himself is our hope. Hope in Christ is not a mere wishful kind of hope that people sometimes talk about when they say, “I hope we have a beautiful day for our picnic,” or “I hope our sports team wins the championship.” If our hope is limited to this life alone, we will not find true happiness.”



In Christ alone do we find hope in our present, future and eternity. We need not wring our hands, fret, and worry. We can trust completely in God, our Heavenly Father.



We will have bad times. We will be frustrated at times. We will have unanswered questions. Yet when we cry out to God and He will give us peace of mind in all circumstances. His presence in our lives brings us peace and hope.



Acts 24:15

I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust.



Romans 5:2

through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.



Romans 5:5

Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.







  1. 1 Corinthians 13:7
    bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

    1 Corinthians 13:13
    And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.


Let us rejoice, even in times of stress, knowing hope in God is not in vain.

Betty
 
June 21, 2024

Happy Friday,



More Than We Can Bear



There is a misconception, that God will not give us more than we can bear. This is not true. Sometimes He does give us more than we can bear.



This is when God wants us to cry out for Him to help us. It is more than reminding us that we are weak humans. It is about God wanting us to know how much He loves us and how much He wants us to depend on Him.



When my son died, it was more than I could bear. Still, the pain often cuts like a knife to my heart. Yet my relationship with God is much stronger than before. I know God more than I did before. There is a spiritual growth that comes from going through the fire.



When bad things happen turn to God immediately. Trust God as you walk through the fires of loss, disappointments, and discouragement. God will never fail you.



Pray for the people of Israel. Pray for lost souls.

Maranatha,

Betty



Revelation 22:20

I Am Coming Quickly

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
 
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