” Putting The WORD To Work “

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     To humble yourself ” under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you” (Read 1 Peter 5:6) It means to ask the Lord for what you need and then wait on Him to provide as He sees fit, knowing that His timing is always perfect. Are you humbling yourself under His hand in every situation on your life and trusting that He knows what is best for you? He has great plans for you, so I encourage you to be still, stop striving, and allow Him to show you how to cooperate with His purpose for you.

Also be sure to cast ((all)) your cares upon the Lord (Read 1 Peter 5:7). Do not worry about anything because staying peaceful is actually proof that you have humbled yourself and that you trust God to do what needs to be done.

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” Trusting God Through The Bad Times “

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The book of Nahum appears to be addressed to Nineveh, the capital city of Assyrian, while was the  dominate world power at the same time. But Nahum’s message, in reality, was for the people of  Judah.

The Assyrians were known for their cruel war practices, for deporting large groups of conquered peoples, and for torture and destruction. Around a century earlier, God had sent the prophet Jonah to Nineveh to warn the people of God’s judgment, but they soon returned to their cruelty, wickedness and pride. The Assyrians conquered the northern kingdom of Israel and took it’s citizens captive to Assyrian. Now the people of Judah were facing the threat of a similar fate, and the prospect of an Assyrian invasion left the people filled with terror. In the midst of this anguish, Nahum the prophet spoke words of hope and comfort. He wanted to let them know that God, the God of all nations, was in control of not only their lives but all that happens throughout history.

Believers today can also find comfort in Nahum’s words. Our world is similarly one of wars, turmoil and uncertainty. Sometimes we wonder if God is in control, if he really sees what is happening on Earth. Nahum the prophet reminds us that through all time-through the rise and fall of nations, through wars and threats of war- God’s goodness and love endures, God is in control.

Verse to Remember: Nahum 1:7-8

The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him, but with an overwhelming flood he will make an end of Nineveh; he will pursue his foes into darkness.

 

” A Little About Whom I Am “

WIN_20170410_080423 (2)    Hey!! Hey!! It is another ((New)) Day. Many years ago I had started writing in journals “Composition Books” This was before blogging. I started writing, after listening to a talk show. Where the host would share how one feels by writing them into  journals as a healing tools. I said to myself that sounds like a great ideal. So I started doing that. I started writing how I felt, I started writing all my pains, hurts, and struggles as a child, a teen, and as a young woman. If anyone can see: I write the way I talk, lol, lol, I love it. Because I’m being who I am as a person. It use to bother me. I tell people be who you are, because God knows who you are. He knows everything about us. We cant hide nothing from Him, even if we tried. Even if  you believe In Him are not. Let me share this I love art, I enjoy drawing, coloring, painting. When I was in college years ago, back then it was called a ‘Tech’ school. I had went to be a Commercial artist. Everyday I would set in this class under an instructor who I found later. Did not think woman could be a Commercial artist.

He would always give me lower grades on ever piece of art work that I would bring forth. Yes!! it was very discouraging. He didn’t know my self-esteem was already low. I didn’t need him to lower it more. I stopped going to class, it was very hurtful, it was painful. There is more to this, but I want you too know ‘Art’ is not one-sided, In my years I have seen so many different arts. Some strange arts, but beautiful. I choose today to keep drawing, coloring, and painting, and blogging. I thank God for it all. I love those who criticize what I have been given. In this world we will have critics. I have learned don’t do what others do. Do what God has called you to do. I still have my journals, as I go through them I see how I have come a long way in this life. I can not, and will never leave God out. Because He has been with me, through my own up’s, and down’s. That means He has seen, and heard everything. My Heavenly Father has never forsaken me. I love this scripture: Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  I’m today doing what God has me to do today. I have lived on both sides of the coin. I don’t regret the paths I have traveled, anymore. Because  I would not know who I am today. (Read Proverbs 3:5-6) The instructor didn’t take what God-given me. Stop pleasing people, it’s time to please God. God tells me to keep forgiving, and loving those who has hurt me, are trying too. So I can keep growing Spiritually. Today I’m in a ((New)) Chapter in my life. Don’t compromise with anyone. Right is right, Wrong is wrong. Keep moving forward in His Name. Keep Believing, Trusting, and Obeying Him. Well I hope you may be blessed, and encourage. Talk to God anywhere at anytime.

1 Corinthians 3:16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?

Betty Jo Green

 

 

 

 

” Enjoy Your Whole Day “

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I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth (recount and tell aloud) all Your marvelous works and wonderful deeds! Psalms 9:1

Some Christians feel guilty when they are doing something that isn’t “spiritual.” Somehow or another, they feel the need to hurry through the grocery store, dash through the house cleaning, and rush through all the daily aspects of life that seem irrelevant to their faith. They want to get back to doing something “spiritual ” so God will be pleased with them again.

God did not intend for you to hate the secular side of life. You can enjoy holiness and time with God even when you are doing daily chores, running errands, or taking the children somewhere they need to go. Don’t begrudge the routine things of life; see every activity as an opportunity to serve God with your whole heart.

Joyce Meyer/ STARTING YOUR DAY RIGHT/ Devotions for Each Morning of the Year

 

 

 

” They Won’t GET AWAY WITH IT “

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“Do you think they’ll get away with it?” “Will that person get acquitted?” We’re not always confident that Justice will prevail in our society today. Sometimes it appears as though people are literally getting away with murder. We tearfully ask God , “How can you let this happen?” Or perhaps our grandchildren are asking these questions as the struggle to understand why being a Christian isn’t “paying off ” They wonder why non-Christians seems to have such easy lives.

The prophet Habakkuk, drawing from the problem he witnessed in and around Judah, asked similar questions of God. Habakkuk likely prophesied doing the reign of the malicious King Jehoiakim, who often arrested God’s prophets and even killed one of them. Sin was out of control in Judah as the Babylonian Empire gained more power and the people turned their backs on God. Habakkuk complained to God about the evil in Judah but was baffled as to why God would use the extremely wicked Babylonian to correct his own people.

     The answer to all of Habakkuk’s complaints and questions are here in this short book. God is in control and is judging evil actions even as they are inflicted on others. The wicked may appear to succeed, but they have no real power. Those who love and obey God will, in the end, experience the ultimate victory.

Verse to Remember: Habakkuk 3:2

LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in owe of your deeds, O LORD . Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.

 

 

 

” Satan is Real “

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I’m typing out this message because I have noticed there are people that doesn’t believe Satan is real. Well he is very much real. His been given a certain amount of power to do as he please. God has allowed him a ok to enjoy himself. He knows his time is running out. Studying about who he is etc. In away its sad, because he had it going on. But he got so ((big)) headed when He wanted to take over the throne of the one Who created him. Revelation 12:7-9 And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down that ancient serpent called the devil or Satan, who leads the whole world a stray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. (Read Revelation 12:10-12).

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Jesus warns us about Satan…. “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”

Satan isn’t my friend, and he is real.  He has no love for me. I’m not mad at him. His plan was to destroy me. But my Heavenly Father said I don’t think so!! I’m so grateful, and thankful that I do know Who does love me, and His name is Christ Jesus. In my study: Romans 10:14-15 How, then, can (they) call on the one(they) have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom (they) have not heard? And how can (they) hear without (someone) preaching to (them)? And how can (they) preach unless (they) are sent? As it is written, ” How beautiful are the feet of those (who) bring good news!”

Well I will end here. I would love to leave you with some Bless Scriptures to encourage you. (Read John 3:16-17, Romans 10:9-10, Proverbs 3:5-6, Philippines 2:14).

Be Bless Be Encourage,

Betty Green

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” MISSION “

After this the Lord appointed 70 others, and He sent them ahead of Him in pairs to every town and place where He Himself was about to go. He told them: “The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few. Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest. Now go; I’m sending you out like lambs among wolves.” Luke 10:1-3 Holman CSB

The Good News of Jesus Christ should be shouted from the rooftops by believes the world over. But all too often, it is not. For a variety of reasons, many Christians keep their beliefs to themselves, and when they do, the world surfers because of their failure to speak up.

As believes, we are called to share the transforming message of Jesus with our families, with our neighbors, and with the world. Jesus commands us to become fishers of men. And, the time to go fishing is now. We must share the Good News of Jesus Christ today, tomorrow may indeed be too late.

Let’s Pray:

Heavenly Father, make us missionaries for You in word and deed. Let us teach the Good News of Your Son, and let us tell of Your love and of grace. Make us faithful servants for You, Heavenly Father, now and forever. Amen!! Amen!!

” The glory of God, and as our only means of glorifying Him, the salvation of human souls, is the real business of life.”-C.S. Lewis –