If You Think Your Family Ancestry is Messed Up, Read about Jesus’ Ancestry Roots 9-22-2023
Yesterday’s message was about a particular aspect of Jesus’ history. Today you will learn how Jesus came through forty-two generations of all kinds of people (some were really messed up).
This is to help the readers not to be ashamed of their ancestry, because you have a wonderful heritage to be proud of. Plus, when people know where they came from, it will be better for them to move forward.
Why would you be ashamed of your family line, when God so wonderfully and fearfully (He was in awe of you, His creation! – Psalm 139:14). God said everything He made was good and it was very good (Genesis 1:25, 31).
Regardless of what our forefathers did, the sin is not on those who are born-again because Jesus became sin for us, yet He Himself did not sin. I will not name all of His ancestry line, but many of the so-called bad ones, although the Word of God says there is none righteous [good], not one (Romans 3:10).
Jesus’ genealogy is written in Matthew 1:1-17. It starts with Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham. So, all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations (verse 17).
Some messed up people from our perspective.
Do you think Abraham was perfect? God called him a friend and a man of faith (James 2:23). This proves from God’s perspective; He doesn’t see our sin. I don’t know how many times Abraham disobeyed God; just writing this one: When there was a famine in the land, Abraham went in a different direction (Genesis 12:10-20). His faith got weak. But God said Abraham was strong in faith (Romans 4:20).
What about Rahab? And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father's household, and all that she had; and she dwelled in Israel even unto this day; because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho (Joshua 6:25).
Was David perfect? Far from it! He was an adulterer and he had Bathsheba’s husband (Uriah) killed. Please read 1 Samuel, chapter 11. When the wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her husband (verse 26). Yet God called David a man after is own heart (1 Samuel 13:14, Acts 13:22), and Jesus came through the ancestry of king David of whose throne Jesus Himself will sit on in Jerusalem. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David (Luke 1:32).
What about Solomon? Didn’t God called him the wisest man that ever lived? God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. Solomon’s wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the people of the East, and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt (1 Kings 4:29-30). But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites: Of the nations concerning which the Lord said unto the children of Israel, You shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love (1 Kings 11:1-2).
That information should really help you to understand there is nothing wrong with learning about your heritage, even if some things happened of which you are ashamed. All of us have skeletons in our closets.
Again, if you are a child of God, He sees you differently, just as God saw all the others who belonged to Him. Be thankful that you have a heritage to be proud of, and don’t allow the devil to trick (deceive) by telling you that you have a bad ancestral background. Start praising God for freedom because you are His masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10).
~Betty A. Burnett ~
Series ~ The Importance of History 9-20-2023
This is about being educated in several ways. When you understand how important it is to be aware of the Bible history, ancestry line, school history, the inventors, and all those who helped to make our society better, one way or the other.
For years I have had an interest in history, especially about the Bible and history about people, when it comes to culture, language, and beliefs. It plays a major part in how successful one becomes.
It was in 2018, in Greensboro, North Carolina (my hometown) when some things happened that increased my interest in history, and I have pondered it in my heart and waited for the door to open to write this series on “Knowing History.”
Pictured are photos of some young girls who visited Greensboro with their parents, while they were touring certain places, including Greensboro City Park. It was quite fascinating for them to get some history, and to be in a place where some their ancestors resided.
These are places they went.
NC A&T State University, formerly A&T College (four students from the college started the civil rights movement); that’s history!
The International Civil Rights Museum stemmed from those A&T students protesting at the F. W. Woolworth lunch counter.
Bennett College, one of the oldest African-American female colleges - It is one of two historically black colleges that enroll only women, the other being Spelman College.
These girls learned about some rich history of a place where many of their relatives lived, and some still reside there.
When these photos were taken, it did not occur to me I would be writing about the girls and their brief experience in Greensboro. Since it was on a Sunday, and the museum was not open, all the pictures of each place were taken outside.
One little girl was such an avid reader, when she stood outside the museum, her eyes were fixed on the displays in the window. Since the face of Emmitt Till was young, we discussed some things about him recently and I told her, he was so famous (for the wrong reason- tragically horrific life), and a movie was produced about his life. I didn’t go into details; her parents should be the ones who tell her, since she is only twelve years old.
My point is, in previous years this young girl loved reading so much that she would read short children’s books and upon completing reading, she could tell her mother what was in the book. During the early years of my walk with the Lord, my scripture memorization was excellent (not anymore).
This child told me her desire for reading has diminished somewhat, but she “Loves” history. I find that so interesting because I love history too!
As I continue this series, there will be some challenges pertaining to Bible history and the history (background) about certain people. Hopefully, this challenge will provoke the readers to get information that will help them to be aware of what and who are true and vice versa.
~Betty A. Burnett ~
Do You Believe the Word of God or Not? 9-12-2023
A sister/friend and I communicated about yesterday’s message; after considering her statement, there may be others who feel the same way. Today, I am piggy backing from yesterday’s message.
• I looked up the history of the author of “This Little Light of Mine” It’s not clear who the real author was, although a couple of names were mentioned. This song was accepted by a nationally known Bible institute. I also saw that this song was used during the civil rights movement. Do we accept the song regardless of who wrote and used it? As for me, God’s Word supersedes everything and it has final authority.
• Therefore, whoever call themselves a child of God and accept anything that is contrary to His Word, shame on you! That’s the problem with many people today, they run with whatever they hear and don’t search what has been told to see if it is true.
• These were more noble [they were considered excellent and honorable] than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so (Acts 17:11).
• Paul was one of the greatest scholars in history; he got his illumination straight from Jesus for three years while he was in the in the desert of Arabia (Galatians 1:10-20). Yet the men who were being taught by him and Silas, still searched out the Word for themselves to see if the teaching was correct.
• If anyone cannot give rightly divided scriptures to back up what they are saying, they should not challenge what is written.
• It’s like this: New believers don’t have much light because they are still babies. But Jesus was talking to adult men (His disciples), who were continually being taught principles, and we are disciples of Christ also. That means God is speaking the same thing to us today.
• Plus, Jesus did not say sing it, He said do It! “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). A song does not witness to anybody; it’s the light in people that is the witness, along with the Word of God.
This is the very reason why I am going to post a series about “Knowing History” The Bible is the greatest History book and THE only one with all the true facts.
• Don’t embarrass yourself and have the demons making a mockery out you. Do study to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).
• As for me, I’m going to Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching (2 Timothy 4:2). Remember this, babies need to be trained properly, so not sparing the rod is necessary when they mishandle the Word of God.
Ps. I thank the Lord for my sister/friend who responded to the message, because He wanted others to get a better understanding too.
• Finally, we all must appear before the Judgement Seat of Christ to give account of all the things we’ve done in these bodies, whether good or bad (2 Corinthians 5:10). Not accepting the truth is bad!
~ Betty A. Burnett ~
Being a Light to Others 9-11-2023
• The message that was planned for today will be posted tomorrow, because this is a preface of the series about “How Important History is” One of the teachers for Burnett Ministries sends me images, and many of them are useful to some of my messages.
When he sent this one about shining with a glow, my interest perked up. When I hear people say “this little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine, this takes me somewhere, because they leave So out.
• So as an adverb – meaning to such a great extent. When using so in the proper context, it means to let our lights shine to the greatest extent (Matthew 5:16). The proof is emphasized on the scripture prior to it. You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
• You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:13-16).
• How can anyone glow if they are doing the same thing the people who are not born-again are doing? How are you going to glow (illuminate) with proper teaching/knowledge (training)?
• Those who are still saying “This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine “do not understand how much difference there is between a “little” light that is dim, and a “bright” light that glows. This certainly indicates when these people are in their spiritual walk.
The results of people who use “This little light of mine”
They have less Word, which leads to less knowledge, which results in less understanding, and less understanding means they have less wisdom, which is the principal thing. Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding (Proverbs 4:7).
• How in the world can anyone who professes to be born-again handle the Word of God skillfully? For though by this time, you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe (Hebrews 5:12-13).
• Many babes in Christ think they are more mature than they really are, and that stems from pride. “I’ve been there and done that”
This is a formula for spiritual growth.
1) As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby (1 Peter 2:2). This also means being teachable.
2) They should get somewhere and learn the foundational principles, and what is elementary. It is not normal to skip from the first grade to the seventh grade. Biblical principles are not like a hopscotch and skip game. Growth is a life-long process. In the natural, everybody started off as infants and we grew from the baby stage into adulthood.
3) No one is able to minister effectively beyond their level of growth. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith (Romans 12:6). In other words, stay in your lane, if not, you will hurt yourself and all those who are being ministered to.
• After knowing and understanding this message the readers should understand what it means to “Let your light So shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16). When you’ve done what is required from the Lord, you will hear Him say “Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant”
~ Betty A. Burnett ~
Let the Will of the Lord Be Done 9-9-2023
• He who has an ear, listen to what the Spirit is saying, when the Spirit is prompting us to do something, we must be in tune and obey, whether we understand or not.
• The Spirit of God has spoken to me many times; one instance He sent me looking for someone. I was going to drive one way and He specifically told me which direction to drive, street by street. Lo and behold, I drove right up to the person He sent me to find.
• I learned many verses that stood out to me at a given time. For instance, the Scripture
Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, this is the way, walk in it, whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left (Isaiah 30:21). Although we learn many Bible verses, some are relevant for our calling/ministry.
• Also, whatever I needed to know I would call on Father God. Call Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know (Jeremiah 33:3).
• When I came up with the logo “Send me Lord, I’ll go” I realized it was not my idea at all, it was given to me by the Spirit.
• Now to an important reason or all that has been written so far. When I was in Greensboro a couple of weeks ago, the Spirit of God was prompting me to go certain places, and I obeyed. One of the places was Hospice where someone I was close to was a patient there.
• The Spirit took me certain places prior to going to Hospice. The Lord orchestrated circumstances by putting someone I did not know to provide information that was needed. From there He had me connecting with people until everything was in place.
• Something unexpected happened at Hospice, but that was necessary to minister to someone before I went to see the next person. Once I got to the person’s room, I sensed that her life was going to end soon.
• I did the usual in a situation like this one. Souls are very important to me. Sometimes if a person has professed having a relationship with Christ, and I saw no fruit, there would be reinforcement to make sure they understood what being in a relationship with Christ meant. That’s what happened when I saw the person.
• After my assignment, I felt the person would be passing on shortly afterward. This was on Thursday, August 24th. I never heard from anyone after that day. Four days ago, I was prompted to make a call, and the person told me she passed on Saturday, August 26th, the day of Burnett Ministries Cookout.
• In a message that was written while I was in Greensboro, it stated, “Mission Accomplished” Brothers, sisters and friends, glory to God for allowing me to fulfill my other assignments in Greensboro.
• I am ready, willing, and available for whatever the Lord tells me to do next. Ps. I am constantly doing something anyway, even when I am not feeling up to par, my fingers are steadily moving, writing messages.
Doing the ministry of an evangelist ~ Betty A. Burnett
Fun Day at the Park 9-9-2023
• They are doing it again for the third year and for anyone who can attend this event, you will get a treat. It is everything the flyer says it is! And more!
• Regretfully, I will not be able to go today, but memories from last year still makes me really want to be there today.
• All kinds of Vendors, live entertainment (awesome), good food, and more. You don’t want to miss this eventful day of fun, laughter, mingling with others and just having a good, good time.
Have an enjoyable day!
~ Betty A. Burnett ~
The flyer is current - the pictures are from last year's event 2022
There is a Famine in the Land – Different Types of Soil 9-8-2023
Today’s message is a continuation from yesterday, revealing the hearts of people who were sown on different ground.
Example of a true child of God and one who is not.
• The Sower and seed - Then He spoke many things to them in parables, saying: Behold, a Sower went out to sow. And as he sowed,
1) Some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them. The ground was hard. The heart must be soft (open to the truth).
2) Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up, they were scorched, and because they had no root, they withered away. When planting seeds in the ground, one must dig deep enough so that the seed can take root. Being on shallow ground will cause the seed to die.
3) And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them. Have you ever been pricked by a rose thorn? That is not a good feeling. Can you imagine getting entangled in a bunch of thorns?
4) But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears to hear, let him hear (Matthew 13:3-9.) The true church is the ones who are on good ground. The church is founded on a firm foundation, whose Root is Christ - I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star (Revelation 22:16).
Now that you are aware of different soils and what the mean, God has those to whom He wants us to witness.
• If we see people getting drunk, cursing and so on, we should not witness to them; it’s like casting our pearls to swine and giving what is holy to dogs (Matthew 7:6). The demons will use these people to make a mockery out of us.
• The scripture tells us this, Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times, some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons (1 Timothy 4:1). But in reality they were never saved. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us (1 John 2:19).
We may not know who’s who, but God knows the heart of every person.
~ Betty A. Burnett ~
There is a Famine in the Land (Part 1) 9-7-2023
Most of my body is still not functioning well, but thanks be to God my Father, these fingers are pecking on my computer keyboard to continue with the messages.
• Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord GOD, That I will send [ allow] a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD. They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the LORD, but shall not find it. In that day the fair virgins and strong young men shall faint from thirst (Amos 8:11-14).
• An example of the Lord sending a famine – In the natural, there is no rain and the crops dry up. In the Word of God, it means those who have a desire to hear the Word, but their hearts have not changed.
• Because they have no desire to change, the Lord will allow nonsense to be preached which has no substance, because He knows their hearts. They will be seeking, but just as the rain dries and there is no crop, people will waste away, because they will not be able to find the Word.
• This scripture refers to those who profess to be saved, but they are really not; in their hearts they are not willing to change. The pharisees were religious people who professed to know God, and they thought they were okay. Jesus said You honor Me with your lips, but your hearts are from Me (Matthew 15:8-9).
• Jesus knew this, that’s why He spoke in parables. Therefore, speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand (Matthew 13:13).
• Have you ever talked to someone and you knew they were not interested in what was said, even when they acted as though they were? It’s like it went in one ear and out the other. It was the same when Jesus spoke, they had an interest, but they were not sincere like the genuine children of God.
• Jesus taught the disciples plainly and simply because they were true believers, which meant their hearts were open to hear the Word. He talked about certain types of people in the multitudes that wanted to hear Him, but their hearts were unwilling to change.
• You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. But you are not willing to come to Me that you may have life (John 5:3-40).
Some people who attend church today are like the pharisees who professed the love of the law of Moses, but it wasn’t in their hearts. Did not Moses give you the law, yet none of you keeps the law? Why do you seek to kill Me? (John 7:19)
One week the people cried out “Hosanna in the Highest, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord” (Matthew 21:9). A week they cried out, crucify Him (John 19:15). Similarly, some people profess a love for their church more than a love for God.
If you are sold out for Jesus, the devil will use people to persecute you and say all manner of evil against you falsely for Christ's sake (Matthew 5:11). Don’t get upset but, rejoice because your names are written in the Lamb’s book of life (Matthew 5:12). You must be doing some damage to Satan’s kingdom, because the kingdom of God suffers violence, but the violent takes by force (Matthew 11:12), we’re in spiritual warfare (Ephesians 6:10-18).
~ Betty A. Burnett ~
Some Reasons Why Many Christians Do Not Accept the Truth 9-6-2023
When I wrote this message, the next sentence was near the end, but there has been an attack on me already. God has opened a great and effectual door for me to minister, and there are many adversaries (1 Corinthians 16:9). Yet, since God is for me, who can be against me? (Romans 8:31). My God is greater than anything or anybody. I am not intimidated by anybody anymore.
• The ego makes people think they are the only ones who are correct, and they are not open to hear the truth, or even pondering in their hearts what has been said. Nobody is right about everything.
• Supposedly having the main thing in common when it comes to being born-again. However, they differ somewhat in their doctrinal beliefs. I don’t agree with everything that is being preached or taught, but I don’t take it personally, nor will I distance myself from others because of their beliefs, as long as it is not a cult or false religion.
• In fact, I read Charles Stanley’s materials and watch the TV programs, but I don’t agree with everything he said. Yet I think he was one of the greatest men of God who taught with simplicity. Nobody knows it all; I have been in error many times but was willing to be corrected when it was brought to my attention.
• I know of some denominational churches that will not affiliate with another denomination. The truth is they must think they are better than God’s other children. What I read in the Word was, God does not show partiality (Romans 2:11).
Loyal to a leader
• Example: I believe what my pastor said. Is your pastor God? The Word says, let God be true and every person a liar (Romans 3:4). Many pastors are so involved with outside activities rather than doing like the apostles did at the beginning of the church age. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word (Acts 6:4). How much can one hear from the Spirit of God, if they are not spending time in prayer and in the Word, so they can minister effectively to the congregation of people.
• Who gives anybody the right to say who God calls? Especially when it comes to females. These people are acting as if they are God.
A Divided People – Various Types of Cliques
• I am not saying they are not going to heaven, but they will be surprised when they get to heaven. What about all this racism in the church? And what about white (Caucasian) pictures of Jesus? When these people see Jesus, they are going to be shocked! What do people think it’s going to be like in heaven and throughout eternity? Come on somebody, it’s time for these people with that kind of mindset to fess up and repent (1 John 1:8-9).
• Everything I just wrote tells the level of walk these people are in. They are immature babies who think they are mature, but in reality they cannot handle the Word of God skillfully. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe (Hebrews 5:12-13).
• We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad (2 Corinthians 5:10). No Excuses!
A house divided against itself cannot stand (Mark 3:25)
Let there be no division among you (1 Corinthians 1:10)
One Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all (Ephesians 4:5-6).
If we allow the Lord to order our steps through His Word, these things will not continue to a part of our lives (Psalm 119:13).
Being instant in and out of season ~ Betty A. Burnett
The Truth Will Make You Free 9-5-2023
• I had written a couple of messages that the Spirit of God wants people to heed to the truth of God’s Word. Hearing the truth is one thing, but accepting it is totally different. I can hear anything but is it going in one ear and out the other, because I am stuck on what I already believe, which could be wrong.
• After reading Charles Stanley’s message yesterday, I felt the Spirit wanted me to post this first, because it lines up with some of my future messages. This will give the readers a better understanding of the messages.
From one of Charles Stanley’s daily messages
• In the Garden of Gethsemane, hours before His arrest, Jesus prayed for the disciples: “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth” (John 17:17). A little later, when questioned by Pilate, Jesus replied that He’d come into the world to testify to the truth. This prompted Pilate’s philosophical question that people today still ask: “What is truth?” (John 18:37-38).
• The meaning of the word corresponds to what actually is, not what we feel or wish were true. We may avoid truth—or water it down or cover it up—because it can be uncomfortable to expose weakness or bring wrongdoing into the light.
• Truth is so important it’s mentioned almost 200 times in Scripture. In fact, in chapters 17 and 18, which describe Jesus’ last hours before the crucifixion, the word is mentioned six times. Here’s why it matters so much: When truth loses its supreme position in our life, everything begins to crumble.
• But truth is more than factual or accurate information. It’s a way of living that removes barriers and sets people free to enjoy the abundant life Christ wants for us. (See John 10:10.) He is “the way, and the truth, and the life” (John 14:6), and by following Him, we’ll discover the key to true peace and fulfillment.
• If you truly want to be free, accept God’s Word which is the final authority and it is packed with truth.
Coming tomorrow – A Few Reasons Why Some Christians Do Not Accept the Truth
~ Betty A. Burnett ~
Jesus is the only way to be Free
Have a Blessed Labor Day 9-4-2023
• When I was attending high school, history was not one of my favorite topics; as a matter of fact, it was on the bottom of my list. But many years later, I found out if one does not have some knowledge of history, it is difficult to understand the meaning of whatever the topic may be.
• On that note a future topic will be shared about not having historical knowledge about people that may have caused us to compromise our spiritual values.
• I encourage people to learn about their ancestry, because if one does not know where they came from, how will they know how to move forward? This also includes things that were inherited from our forefathers, or any other embedded root that has a stronghold in our lives.
• More importantly, if one does not know the history (culture, language of the people, there will be a misinterpretation of what the Word is saying.
Some history of Labor Day
• Observed the first Monday in September, Labor Day is an annual celebration of the social and economic achievements of American workers. The holiday is rooted in the late nineteenth century, when labor activists pushed for a federal holiday to recognize the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being.
• Before it was a federal holiday, Labor Day was recognized by labor activists and individual states. After municipal ordinances were passed in 1885 and 1886, a movement developed to secure state legislation. New York was the first state to introduce a bill, but Oregon was the first to pass a law recognizing Labor Day, on February 21, 1887.
During 1887, four more states – Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York – passed laws creating a Labor Day holiday. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday.
For those who did not know the history of Labor Day, with this information, you will have a more enjoyable day.
Finally, one day we will rest from our labor, when we are with God, our Father (2 Corinthian 5:8, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 14:13). In the meantime, I am resting in my Father now (Matthew 11:28).
Have an enjoyable day!
~ Betty A. Burnett ~
What a Fellowship 9-3-2023
• The day before traveling back to New Jersey, I dropped something off at the caterer who provided the food for our ministry cookout.
• My intentions were to visit my in-laws on a trip back to Greensboro, but it did not happen until Monday. One sister-in-law lived around the corner from the caterer, so that was the opportune time for me to visit. I wasn’t going far because of the condition my truck was in and the next morning the nine hour trip would start.
• I pulled up to the house, got out of the truck, started toward the front door and my niece (Karen) ran out of the house screaming “Aunt Betty”!
• We went into the house and another sister-in-law was there. All of us were overjoyed to see each other. One sister-in-law (Linda) was sitting in the kitchen chewing some of the other sister-in-law’s delicious cake (that woman is truly a cake lady and professional cake designer).
• Linda said, “we were waiting on you” like they knew I was coming. Maybe she had seen it in the spirit realm. I said, “where is my cake?” Harriet went to the cake dish and got me a piece of cake (there was only one piece left).
• We had an awesome time reminiscing about the past. We also got to talk about spiritual things and what was intended to be a half hour visit ended up being three hours. What a fellowship, and O’ the joy that flooded our souls.
• We agreed that there is nothing better than discussing the Word of God; the Word brings life, joy, comfort and encouragement, the Word comforts and gives rest to the weary.
• I heard one testimony after the other and the Lord knew exactly what each of us needed; confirmation, strength and encouragement built my faith and each of us was edified by one another.
• In fact, their testimonies were so powerful that I have asked them to share them so that people on social media and Burnett Ministries blog will be encouraged.
• I truly thank God our Father for setting the stage for me to visit this part of my family. Thanks, Linda, Harriet, and Karen for your extension of love to me. I love you.
Grateful ~ Betty A. Burnett (formerly Liggins)