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Author: Becky Juett Miller

Becky Juett Miller

Becky is an Army veteran, Moms in Prayer leader, military retiree wife, and mother of two grown sons.  She is also blessed with a beautiful daughter-in-law.  She has been actively writing since being laid off from an airline job in 2008.  You can follow her writing daily by liking her Facebook page or reading her blog.


So You, Too, Must Keep Watch

So You, Too, Must Keep Watch


"So you, too, must keep watch!  For you do not know the day or hour of My return."  (Matthew 25:13)  

 

No one can predict when Jesus’ will return. People have attempted to but the word of God clearly states we don’t know. There are many signs leading up to His coming. 

 

When Jesus’ returns what do you think he will find you doing? He is a loving savior but likes all mankind to want to follow him. 

 

Are you keeping watch? Are you daily reading scripture and looking up? You need to be ‘watchful’ and thankful until he comes again. And he WILL be back. 

 

PRAYER: Each day I get up and am thankful that I am alive. I realize I have a distinct purpose and thank you for that. Use me to help point others to Jesus’. In Jesus’ name. Amen

 

Becky Juett Miller

God's Lemonade Stand

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Just Pray...Okay?

Just Pray...Okay?

Just Pray...Okay?

“Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart,” Luke 18:1 AMP Bible Gateway

Today is the start of 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting in many churches across the United States which is intentional intense focused prayer which every believer should participate in just once if not every time it rolls around. But don’t wait for an organized prayer event to pray but pray always!

Don’t wait until a crisis and cry out to God but go to Him daily several times a day and talk to Him. He can use you to reach others for the kingdom as well.

I can testify to the power of not quitting and seeing miracles and I am sure some others can as well. Your words and cries and groans don’t fall on silent ears. Your enemy the devil tries all he can to keep you from seeking God. Don’t listen to his lies and keep pressing in trusting God.

PRAYER: Lord I pray for those I know who don’t pray for whatever reason some even being raised in Christian homes. I pray for others who may have grown weary not to give up. Help me trust you each day that you work all things for your glory. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Note: below is a link to 21 Days of Prayer

https://21days.churchofthehighlands.com/

Becky Juett Miller

God's Lemonade Stand

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Where's That Smile

Where's That Smile

Where's That Smile

A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit. The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.All the days of the oppressed are wretched but the cheerful heart has a continual feast. Proverbs 15:13-15 NIV Bible Gateway

How you feeling today? Grumpy, angry, alone, scared? Why not try to give those emotions over to God and exchange them for a big beautiful smile. 

Smiling and laughing is proven to be good for you and not bad to those on receiving end being blessed with a happy face. Now that many places are being able to take off masks that beautiful smile can shine through mightily! 

It is so much easier to be cheerful than gloomy. Of course there are situations where sadness is not an option such as in death of a friend or family member or pet. But as you go about day to day try your best to be cheerful even when you don’t feel like it. 

PRAYER: I like to smile and bring joy to others. Even those people at stoplights asking for handouts can use a smile and eye contact sometimes. Share Christ love with a smile! In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

Becky Juett Miller

God's Lemonade Stand

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https://www.godslemonadestand.blogspot.com

Honor Those Brave Warriors

Nuggets of Faith:  Honor Those Brave Warriors

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." Galatians 5:1

Memorial Day is a reverent solemn holiday which should be respected by our nation and used to be. Nowadays merchants use it to get more money during all sorts of sales. As a veteran that has always appalled me to use a day to honor dead service people to hock their goods. 
 
Honor and respect need to be taught not caught. Take your children to a national cemetery of one is nearby and explain about those heroes who lost their lives in battle defending our precious freedom. 
 
President Ronald Reagan said “Freedom is only one generation from extinction” and the way many progressive politicians jerk us around not serving us but serving themselves is a farce. Lately some woke professors and teachers have tried to smear the history of these United States and teach that  its’ founders and people were horrible. Stand for the truth or you will fall for anything. God has blessed us so honor those who paid the ultimate price to save America. 
 
PRAYER: Father forgive us for taking freedom for granted. Forgive us for standing for the American flag which also represents religious liberty. Forgive me when I have not spoken up when people are destroying our history. Help me always show honor. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
 

Say It! Speak It! Believe It!

Say It! Speak It! Believe It!

Say It! Speak It! Believe It!

And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I believed and therefore I spoke," we also believe and therefore speak.  2 Corinthians 4:13

Do you catch yourself spewing negative words out of your mouth which demonstrate worry, fear, lack of trust? God wants you to believe and receive not be a doubter and pessimist. It is way easier to be a negative person. 

Who would you rather hang out with a person complaining or criticizing all the time or the person who intentionally is kind and courteous? Not a hard question and a pretty easy answer. 

Do you ever pray for healing for someone and then start doubting and negating your prayer in the process? Stand firm, take authority, use God’s word. Don’t just own a Bible but make a point to study it and memorize scripture. It will serve you well when ministering to those around you. 

PRAYER: Help me be convinced that when I pray you hear me and I trust you are answering prayers on your time table for your purposes. Give me the ability to receive graciously in the way you have planned. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Becky Juett Miller

God's Lemonade Stand

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Harness The Good, Release The Bad

Harness The Good, Release The Bad

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things."  Philippians 4:8

Years ago there was a television comedy sketch where a comedian played a psychologist and his phrase he kept repeating was “harness the good, release the bad” and even though this was done in humor there is much truth to it.

Dwelling on junk that drags you down will drag you further down. This is a tactic of the enemy as he knows how to push our buttons on weak areas in our life. For instance, trying to get people to like you who have no interest is futile, and continuing to hound them and beg them sends them further away. Instead cherish friends who really like and care for you and don’t try to figure out why the others one don’t. It is a waste of time.

Release those things in your life that are not bringing you closer to Jesus. If something is causing you constant stress and turmoil it is obviously not of God. Pray and ask God to handle it.

PRAYER: Lord I thank you for helping me break strongholds that keep my mind occupied on areas that take me away from you. Help me let go of hurtful things and embrace the good things in life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Becky Juett Miller
God's Lemonade Stand
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Running Off At The Mouth

Running Off At The Mouth

Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips.  Psalm 141:3

Does your mouth get you in trouble? Most people could honestly say yes or at least there have probably been times when you say the wrong thing at the wrong time. Perhaps you hurt someone and never asked for forgiveness. Maybe you lied about something? Gossiped?  The tongue indeed can cause lots of trouble if not kept in check.

Once something is said it is out there. It could be recorded to haunt you later or in form of a letter, text,  or email. The main thing to remember is to ask God to help you if this is a weak area. Your mom may have told you at one time "If you can't  say something good don't say it at all" and indeed how true that statement is.  James chapter three in the New Testament talks about no man being able to control the tongue. Oh if you and I could just think before we communicate.

Let your yes be yes and your words and thoughts  stay positive. You need right thinking and right thinking is developed by a steady diet of God's word. So what do you say...only good things I hope!

PRAYER:  Lord I thank you for your forgiveness and grace cause when I mess up with my mouth I am feeling horrible and I need your help to stay on track. In Jesus' name. Amen. 

Becky Juett Miller
God's Lemonade Stand
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Post Dramatic Stress Syndrome (PDSD)

Post Dramatic Stress Syndrome(PDSD)

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27

Life in general can create allot of drama. No one really has to hold the title of drama king or queen for this to occur. Stuff just happens and sometimes the human reaction is just to sigh and throw up your hands. After this occurs a good case of PDSD may occur.

Perhaps things happen in your life and seem to barrel out of control. You feel overwhelmed, exasperated, frustrated, and just want normality to return. When you get this way the best thing to do is stop what you are doing. Regroup. Pray. Relax. Now do that same sequence over. Take a breath. This too shall pass.

Give your worries to God. Give your relationship issues to God. Give your heart and life to God.

PRAYER:  I am thankful I do not have to allow frustrations to define me. I am thankful I can go to call out to God at any time. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Becky Juett Miller
God's Lemonade Stand
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Your 'Job' Friends

Your 'Job' Friends

One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.  Proverbs 18:24

You may recall in the book of Job in the New Testament, Job was greatly tested to see his allegiance to God. If you have never read this account take some time and read this book. In Job 19:19 it says "All my intimate friends detest me; those I love have turned against me."

I have 'been there, done that, got the tee shirt' as the saying goes and it is not fun. It is very confusing particularly when you are clueless as to what brought it on. Indeed you do learn from bad situations in your life although they are devastating to endure.

If you have been shut out by a close friend first and foremost pray for this person. You may be angry, and confused. Think about Jesus when he was betrayed. How He must have hurt. Cling to God and He will get you through these times.

PRAYER:  Lord I can't control other people and what they do but I can pray. Help me never be hateful when I am rejected but to remain steadfast in prayer. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Becky Juett Miller
God's Lemonade Stand
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Rough Patch? Get the Sandpaper!

Rough Patch?  Get The Sandpaper.

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  James 1:2-3

No ones life is immune from trouble of some sort.  As much as you may not like to hear this, troubles actually make you stronger in the long run if you don't cave in to the enemy wanting you to get angry at God.

You are sort of being sanded or transformed into what God wants you to be.  Sandpaper is not a fun thing to rub on your skin and I don't recommend it but you get the idea?  A carpenter needs to sand wood to have a nice finished product that people will not end up getting splinters.  So too our Heavenly Father 'sands'  His creation.  Us!

I realize many of these trials are the unimaginable kind but lean in on God and He can and will see you through.

PRAYER:  Lord Jesus when I look back on the rough patches of my life I can see how you worked in me.  I pray for those people going through being sanded now that you will transform their lives in a positive way.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.

Becky Juett Miller
God's Lemonade Stand
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https://www.godslemonadestand.blogspot.com


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