About Bette Cox

Born, raised, educated, employed, and married all in Florence, SC, USA. Mother of two, grandmother of two, great-grandmother of four. Writer / blogger. Follower of Jesus. Intercessor.

Why does God love us?

Esther's Petition

EarthBlueMarbleLargeJan2012Lone.

Not lonely, lone. Sole. Only. One. A plurality of one. Singleness. Unity. United.

Agreement. Always. Peace. Always. Perfection. Always.

Is that the why of creation? Perhaps. But one day God decided to not be lone. Alone. So he took steps to do something different for a change.

Be un-alone. Create a being that would be fit for him to be un-alone with. A beloved. A treasured fellowship.

First, meditate. What kind of being? Composition. Appearance. Size. Longevity. Ability. Goals? Purposes? Aims? Decide. Don’t create yet.

Next, design. Decide environment for that being. Appearance. Size. Composition. Next, plan. Decide how and in what order to proceed.

Begin process. Create building material for environment. Photons. Particles. Quarks. Electrons. Protons. Ions. Atoms. Element. Only one element was necessary, every other element comes from rearranging particles in that first element.

Materials that would serve as building blocks, supplies, habitat, for the beloved treasure…

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Esther's Petition

A gifted fellow blogger commented that my post (https://estherspetition.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/why-does-god-love-us/) reads like poetry… such a touching compliment. Here’s part of my response to her.

That post wasn’t written as poetry, it’s a very, very shortened version of a conversation I had with the Lord some time ago about space – like why are there so many galaxies in the universe, are there more than one universe, etc. If I posted the entire thing it would be many pages long, way too long for anyone to wade through.

LeafEdgesIt was sort of like the night I was wondering about grasses, and trees, and shrubs – why are there so many shades of green? The Lord asked if I had ever considered the edges of leaves… weird, huh?

Not just leaves, the edges of leaves. All were carefully designed and constructed, so many different types, configurations, thicknesses, textures, colors, purposes, right down to…

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The cloak of God

Cloaks have been on my mind today…

Esther's Petition

I’ve had to think about this – and pray about it – for a while before I posted it.

June 24, 2013

A song about the train of his robe filling the temple was running through my mind as I prayed last night.

Suddenly I saw the Lord Jesus standing at the Father’s throne in heaven, wearing and flipping back the edges of a long, wide black cloak. He smiled as I took note of that cloak.

What on earth!? I said. I knew it was Jesus, but he certainly wasn’t dressed in the kind of robes I would associate with him in heaven.

What do you know about cloaks, he asked?

Cloaks. Hmmm. I started to think about that. Before I could answer, He went on to explain cloaks.

Cloaks have many uses. Of course they can be used as coats, that’s how many people use them.

Some people…

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Throwing stones from our glass houses

In My Father's House

I hesitated to post this because I don’t want it come across as an attack against parts of the Body of Christ. Quite the opposite, my desire is that we would stop throwing our doctrinal rocks at each other. I genuinely LOVE all streams of the body of Christ, whether I agree with them doctrinally or not. Besides, Jesus seems to think the world will know we’re His by our love for one another, and by our union in Him, not by our doctrinal agreement (John 13:35; 17:23).

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2020 Part 2

What else? I asked the Lord the other night. What else will 2020 be like?

“It will be a year of Surprises,” he said. “Can you define surprise?”

Hmm. I gave that some thought.
Unexpected, not anticipated, not predicted, not even imagined.
They can be things or events, I suppose. Life-changing, maybe. Something you didn’t or can’t prepare for in advance.

Surprises can be good, bad, or neutral; puzzling, thought-provoking or fascinating.
Perhaps joyous, exciting, gratifying and satisfying. Those would be good.

Or shocking, horrifying, grievous or worrisome. Repugnant. Not good.

Whatever they are, there will be a few in 2020.

We need to keep our spiritual eyes out.

2020

December 27, 2019

What will 2020 be like? I asked the Lord tonight.

“Pause. Full Stop. Go back,” he said.

He showed me people on the wrong path because of wrong decisions in the past.

Unhappy. Unsuccessful. Dissatisfied. Depressed.

Frustrated. Fearful. Anxious. Angry.

I saw chaotic situations and confused circumstances, small and large communities of people at odds with each other. Coworkers. Families. Friends. Men and women in business, religion, and government.

In the coming days, weeks and months, the Lord will get his message across, if he has to yell.

Pause! Full stop! Go back!

Go back to where you made the wrong decision, the wrong turn. Where you were faced with two paths and you chose the wrong one. Set aside ego and pride, admit your mistake – your wrong – and begin again on the right path. (In other words, I thought, repent.)

And if they don’t, I wondered? One way or the other, 2020 will be an interesting year.

Above All Remember These Things

Reblogged from Mario Murillo… anointed. And so very appropriate.

Mario Murillo Ministries

Matthew 2:3, “When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.”

Dear Friend,

Today is Christmas day so remember this…  Yes, we live in a world of explosive insecurity.  Yes, we live in a time where disaster comes without warning and destroys lives instantly.

America has finally become the generation with nothing to look forward to.  This is a time where people are melting down because of a crushing sense of helplessness and despair.  Some react with mindless panic and rage. They shoot and kill their loved ones and then turn the gun on themselves rather than face their losses.  Others are too frozen in fear and uncertainty to do anything.  Still others frantically numb their despair by plunging into addictions and perversions that prior generations never imagined.

How deep and widespread is this panic?  It is so pervasive that it has seeped…

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