” Prayer Break “

God is able

” Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son. In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins. Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature. ” Colossians 1:11-15 \0/\0/

No matter how busy I am, I know it is important to take time for a prayer break during the day. This is a sacred time in which I rest my body and renew my soul.

I close my eyes, still my thoughts, and rest in the silence. Audible words are not necessary, because I am filled with an undeniable knowing that I am communing with God.

During these times of rest and relaxation, I hold my attitudes and perceptions up to the light of truth. I let any that do not reflect that truth fade away. Allowing the serenity I receive from being in God’s presence to fill my entire being, I am refreshed and renewed. I leave my prayer break rested and relaxed, focused and rejuvenated.

Resting in the serenity of God’s presence, I am refreshed and renewed. 

UNITY

” Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all. ” 2 Thessalonians 3:16 

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” GOD Is My Source “

This God…his way is perfect; the promise of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all who take refuge in him. 2 Samuel 22:31

Feelings of insecurity may arise in me from time to time. If so, I take a moment to observe the thoughts behind my feelings. Rather than dwell on what might go wrong, I choose to focus on God’s powerful, protecting presence within and around me.

With each slow, deep breath, I am filled with peace. God is greater than my fears, and I am God’s beloved. I call upon divine strength and feel my strength increasing.

In any situation, God is mighty in the midst of me, lifting my spirits and calming my mind. God is my source, my strength and my shield. I am grateful for a peaceful heart, as I know I am always safe in God’s presence.

” God is my source, my strength and my shield. ” \0/\0/

UNITY

His lord said unto him, well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Matthew 25:21 

Don’t Give Up!! Keep Pushing!!

” Having A Blessed Word To Share With Others “

Recpect
Good Bless Morning!! Everyone!! Today Is The Best Day of My Life!! \0/\0/
     Today I wanted to share an experience I had yesterday as I went out to shop for groceries, and some other business. I personally don’t drive anymore. I called my dear friends whom they have their own service that comes and picks you up and take you to where you like for them to take you. It has been a challenge for me to be honest. Before  it had bothered me because I had been driving since I was sixteen yrs old. Going to work, going where I needed to go. It is Jesus Christ whom Im thankful and grateful for being with me whether I had a car are not. His love is unconditional. He has always been with me. Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.  He knew how I felt when I would no longer be able to drive. I would talk to him about it, I would cry. I’ve finally got it, I have accepted it. Let me tell you He has so much patient with each of us. We should not take it for granted. When I look around I have seen the area that I live has grown so much, wider roads, more cars. People who are so in a hurry, some impatience. They slamming on their horns at one another. 
     
     Well anyway I enjoy having someone driving for me. Being kind and respectful. I do feel very comfortable. They are so helpful.  Doing my time out I had shared with a young lady about how beautiful she was. And she said something that was negative about herself. I respond back and said to her. I was once upon a time like that. When people would say something nice, and positive to me. I too would have a negative word toward myself. It’s sometimes hard for us to accept a bless word. Because we may have been told something unpleasant about ourselves that we started to believe it. In James 3:10: Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. I did leave this with her, when someone do share a bless word take it and say thank you. She smiled and she said I’m going to start trying to do that.  I went on and I was meeting so many people of all ages. Opening the doors for them, saying good morning to them with a smile. Some was so in awe.
      In this world that we live in there is so much evil. But too there is also good. This scripture: Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. Let me move forward here: As I was in the grocery store I went up to a cashier line. There my eyes focus down and I saw a sign: It was a picture of a handicap symbol. That they had paste on the lower part of the counter. It had been the first time I saw a symbol paste on a counter. So before I would lay my food on the counter. I ask the cashier would this be for people who is handicap. She was so surprised that I ask that. She respond saying oh no it’s for anyone. She said to me with a smile on her face that it was so respectful for me to ask before I would put anything on her counter. I told her that I respect when I do see a handicap symbol. I personally thought it was a beautiful thought for someone to add it. With all the other counter I would have gone to one of them. I was leaving a blessed word with her. That there are people who do care. Well I will end here. There was so much more to share doing my outing. I was blessed, and the many people who I had a encounter with was also blessed if they knew it are not. 🙂
” So let us continue having a blessed word to share, it can be a door that Jesus Christ has open to introduce them to Him, and He wants each of us to learn to respect ourselves. I could not leave that out. ”  \0/\0/ Amen!! Amen!!
Sister Betty Jo 

” In the Silence “

Mother Teresa

For to be carnally minded is death: but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Romans 8:6

The distractions and stressful intensity of life around me cannot disturb my peace. At any time, I can enter a sweet, sacred silence with God.

In the silence, the true nature of life is revealed to me. In the presence of my Creator, there is no conflict or confusion, no illness or lack. Any concern melts away.

“God, I relax now into Your loving embrace. I release all cares or concerns to You, knowing that You are my ever-present support and comfort. You enfold me in divine love. My heart and mind and body are infused with the sacredness of this moment, and all is well.

“Thank You, God, for this peace that dwells within my heart and flows out into my life with abundance.”

(Embraced by divine love, I rest in the sacredness of God’s peace.) \0/\0/

Words of Comfort: Reclaiming Inner Peace

UNITY

 

 

” Let Us Not Only Love People Who Love Us”

Three Hearts

Today Is The Best Day Of My Life!! \0/\0/

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 

This scripture speaks boldly about how God Himself had given His One and Only Son for us. All of us, not just one of us, not just a few of us, not just a certain particular one. It was for ((all)) of us.  He is hoping that we all would believe in His Son so that none of us would perish. And we would all have an everlasting life with Him. As you read this scripture: He did say ((whosoever)), He isn’t forcing, pushing, nor forcing anyone to believe. It will be you and I choose to believe. We didn’t even love His son first, it was Him who loved us first. In 1 John 4:19 We love Him because He first loved us. It is by grace are we saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God; Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9. 

     So God doesn’t want you and I to just love those who love us back. It is a blessing to receive love from others. But what about those who don’t love you and I back? What about those who hate us. Those who get angry when we talk about Jesus Christ; Us speaking the truth. We both know that speaking the truth is not popular. What about those who call us nasty names. Those who no longer have anything to do with us? Are we still suppose to love them? My answer to this question is yes!! Years ago I would not have been able to speak this as I  am doing this day. And that is because I personally have been hurt by others, and I have hurt others as well. This is only because of the process, that I have been in. God does the healing only if we allow Him to do so. Reading Psalm 6:2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed. God is a God of healing, He is a Father who doesn’t change. We all should be grateful and thankful for this.  The spirit that dwells within us, the spirit of truth will convict each of us, will teach us, and will discipline us when He knows we are wrong.

     When He commands: Matthew 28:19:20 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen` [There His not saying to us to love only people who or whom loves us only, nor did He say to teach only people who or whom we love. The Holy Ghost that dwells within us will not speak such. Because the Holy Ghost within us is whom His given us to do His command.] And as we continue reading this scripture His telling us that He is with us alway.  Love is Action and Truth, He demonstrated that love is when He ((let)) them put Him on that cross, that to me is His action in love, and Truth is when He said: Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.  So the question we are to ask ourselves are we loving those who don’t, and won’t love us back???  (1 John 2:15) & (1 John 4:7-8)

God Bless!! \0/\0/

Sister Betty Jo

” God Loves Each of Us!! He Doesn’t Love The Sin. Let Us Love One Another, Not The Sin.”  ((Hugs)) 

” OUR ETERNAL HOME IS IN HEAVEN “

Heaven

Today Is The Best Day of My Life!! \0/\0/

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. \0/\0/

” We spend so much of our time on having things for the wrong reasons. (1). Trying to keep up with what others have, like material things etc. (2). Wanting what others have, not knowing how they got those things. (3)Those are things that we see, that are temporal. There are so many unhappy people. The LORD is saying to us ((all)) how about the things which are ((not)) seen like Eternal Life. Being with Jesus Christ for eternal. He’s alive, He isn’t dead.

Do we truly believe in His Truth what He has given us? He laid down His life for us ((all)). That to me is called Agape!! I personally was one of those people who thought to have things was the way to go. Found out the hard way my thinking was wrong. There are many who walk around with the wrong thoughts. May we continue sharing our testimonies with others. Don’t be ashamed!! Pray and hope they too will…In 2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight. Amen!! Amen!! \0/\0/

Matthew 24:35-36 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 

Sister Betty Jo

Be Bless!! ((Hugs)) 🙂

” Today Is My Mama’s Birthday “

 

 

” Today Is The Best Day of My Life ” \0/\0/

I can still smile, and tear, and speak these words: That ” Today Is The Best Day of My Life.” I Couldn’t speak theses words years ago. I was not where I am today with Jesus Christ being in my life, and heart. 

 Today is my Mama’s Birthday. She is no longer with us. She was 87 years old when she passed on May 27th 2017.  This picture I choose because it speaks words of truth, hope, and love.  I choose not to get to deep in sharing the relationship between my mama and I had. Jesus has been with me through this part of my journey, and He is still with me in my journey’s. He has not never failed me. I personally had held on so tightly to the hurt, and pain within me. I didn’t wont to let it go. Until one day I had to let it go. And I choose to hold tight to the Words of Jesus Christ. Let it go!! He will Help!! you. It has been worth it!! This is the reason why I started writing in my journal’s. Jesus Christ was always there, and has helped me through many things. When there was no one else but Him. I give Him all the praise and glory. I do not take any of the credit. When He woke me up this morning. He brought me to something that I needed to read, that I had read before.  I’m going to share with you all. I do pray and hope someone will be strengthened, and encourage just as I have, and has been. 🙂

GOD’s PLAN…

    God has plans for our lives, but He won’t force those plans upon us. To the contrary, He has given us free will, the ability to make decisions on our own. With that freedom to choose comes the responsibility of living with the consequences of the choices we make.

     If we seek to live in accordance with God’s will for our lives, and we should, then we will live in accordance with His commandments. We will study God’s word, and we will be watchful for His signs. We will associate with fellow Christians who will encourage our spiritual growth, and we will listen to that inner voice that speaks to us in the quiet moments of our daily devotionals.

     God intends to use us in wonderful, unexpected ways if we let Him. The decision to seek God’s plan and to follow it is ours and ours alone. The consequences of that decision have implications that both profound and eternal, so choose carefully. 

” We must be willing to let Jesus Christ lead us….He will help us though the pain, and criticism that we may receive from this world. Don’t give up!! Keep believing, trusting, and being obedience to what Jesus Christ has called you to do in His name. Yes I miss my mama, and have always loved her.  I pray and hope she is in the arms of Jesus Christ. Keep sharing the word of God with individuals. They may reject it, but remember it isn’t  us  whom they reject, it is Jesus Christ whom they are rejecting. (Luke 10:16 says: He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth Him that sent me.) 

Know this, when Jesus Christ is about to Re-position your life. Know that the devil will begin to attack!! Rebuke him in the Name of Jesus Christ. Jesus Name is Powerful!! Be Bless!! \0/\0/

FAITH…God’s Love Is Our Greatest Security Blanket: Kay Arthur advises, “Snuggle in God’s arms. When you are hurting, when you feel lonely or left out, let Him cradle you, comfort you, reassure you of His all-sufficient power and love.” Enough said. 🙂

Sister Betty Jo

” Everything Has It’s Time “

Keep On Following Jesus Christ Colossians 2

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time pluck up that which is planted; 

A time to kill, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Judgment Belongs to God…

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. \0/\0/

“God has given each of us ((Time)).  It is He who gives us the breath that we breathe, He has been so Merciful to us all. But Mercy one day will run out. What are you doing with your time? If you feel that you have wasted it on foolishness. Ask Him for His forgiveness. It is He Who can give and take time away.” 2 Corinthians 6:1-2 We then, as workers together with Him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. (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.) \0/\0/

Sister Betty Jo

” ONE HAS TO BE BORN AGAIN TO SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD “

TO BE BORN AGAIN

Read John 3:1-16

Let no one tell you that there are other ways to see the Kingdom of God. There is Only One Way!! Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine (heart) that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the (heart) man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Believe you me it doesn’t end there. Get connected with a Bible Teaching Church. Who will minister, and teach you the righteousness of Jesus Christ. Meditate in His Words daily. Get connected with other believers who will encourage you, and support you. Because it is not a play ground that you will be on. It is a Spiritual War ground. For you to Spiritually grow, you must feed the Spirit within you. 1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.) You must be willing to give up the things that your flesh wanting to react to. Be teachable, don’t be afraid to ask Q’s if you don’t understand a scripture.

Those of us who were babies been there. There are many temptations out here. Many wants to blame God.( James 1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.) There will be moments that you may want to give up!! (if) that starts. I will say don’t give up, nor give into this world, don’t turn back. No we aren’t perfect. Only Jesus Christ is perfect. Spend time talking to Him, and listen to Him as well. He knows what we will go through. Remember he had disciples that walked with Him through His own harsh trials up to the cross.  Look at it this way: Know there are three rooms. (1). Spirit (2). Soul (3) Flesh or Body  they are called Hotels with three rooms. This is what I have learned. Keep wanting to be teachable. If we cant be corrected, then we cant be directed.  I choose to allow room 1, 2, to help me, and not allow 3 to take over me. Stay connected with Jesus Christ. One day, some day we ((all)) will stand before Jesus Christ. Whether we believe are not believe. That day will happen. We can not say to Him that we didn’t know. Jesus Christ said in: Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen!! Amen!! This is my purpose. Jesus Christ doesn’t wont no soul to perish. I will stop here. Jesus Christ is returning are you ready? Be Bless!! \0/\0/

Sister Betty Jo

1 Chronicle 16:11 Seek the LORD and His strength, seek His face continual. \0/\0/

” GREAT IS THY FAITH “

Faithfulness Lord unto Me

Today Is The Best Day of My Life!! \0/\0/

A Canaanite Woman’s Faith…

And behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto Him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. (v.23) But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and besought Him saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. (v.24) But He answered and said, I Am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (v.25) Then came she and worshiped Him, saying, Lord, help me.
But He answered and said. It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. (v.27) And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their master’s table.(28) Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy (faith): be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.\0/\0/

” Who am I to tell Jesus Christ who to turn away??? He knows the ((Hearts)) of every individual. If they believe in Him are not. This Canaan woman cried out for ((Help)) to Him. We notice He didn’t answer her right away. But He did answer Her. Jesus Christ is about the ((Lost Sheep)). And there are many lost sheep in this world today. Jesus Christ listen, and He heard her ((Faith)) He said (Great Is Thy Faith). And her daughter was made whole. Praise the LORD!! Hallelujah!! God is Unchangeable. Kingdom disciples are to continue teaching, ministering the truth. But it is not for us to turn anyone away. May we continue praying for those who yet has not accepted Him. And to continue praying for ourselves as well for Wisdom, and Understanding of His word. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct they paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

Let us not give up in Praying!! God Bless!!

Sister Betty Jo

Romans 10:9-10