Hi! My name is Betty and I am a child of God, one of the ones whom He has chosen to be His own.
My name is not the prettiest of names, but its meaning is beautiful! It means “Consecrated to God.”
What a joy it is to walk with the Lord. There is not a more exciting life! Each morning when I awake, my first thoughts are of the Lord Jesus that he died for me, taking all of my sins upon Himself—O the wonder that he loved me so much.
I do not know what the day will bring, but I know “Someone” who does. It wasn’t always this way. There was a time when I relied upon my own plans for the day. Sometimes they worked out and sometimes they didn’t, but I cannot ever recall the joy for what was accomplished as I do now. When I look back at the hours, minutes, and seconds that have passed since I awoke, I can only look with amazement at the paths down which I have been led by my Lord. God does lead you to places that you could never imagine.
Asking God to lead me in His righteousness, to be in my words and the meditations of my heart is what humbles me. I know that I am not in control of my life which relieves me of a heavyweight that I once carried. I am not a puppet of which God pulls the strings to make me dance, but I am a child of God whose Father is in heaven, who watches over me and expects me to trust and obey Him. No matter what I have done or how far I may have strayed, God never stopped loving me. He called me, and called me, and called me until finally, I responded by accepting Jesus into my heart which is worth more than silver or gold. There is nothing more precious than being filled with the love of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.
As a little girl, even though I was loved by my parents and grandparents, I was always looking for someone to love me. I wandered around for 35 years until I finally understood it was the love of God for which I was searching; little did I realize that I had it all the time. How faithful is our God? I do not deserve His love, but in His great mercy, He has showered His grace upon me. Amazing Grace!
I am an old woman now. I have seen a lot of things, done a lot of things, and said a lot of things. It took a long time (1) to know that what I needed was to know the love of God; and (2) to grow up in the knowledge of His love and care; and (3) to understand what He wants me to do for Him.
I’ve come to understand that the most important thing I can do for Him is to tell you how much God loves you.