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Tid Bits of Wisdom

TID BITS of WISDOM from the

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Feburary & March 2021 Vol 15 3-4

Rev 3:20
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if
THE CUP any man hear my voice, and open the door,
I will come in to him, and will sup with
OF LIFE! him, and he with me.

I have heard this verse used many times to invite someone to Christ, and
rightfully so, it can be used while witnessing to someone, but this was written to
the church. It is written to believers. I asked Jesus to come into my heart when
I was 16 years old, and He did come into my heart. But I believe this verse is
talking about relationship and not eternal life. It is about Him sitting at our table
and supping with us, which is fellowship. It is also Lordship.
When I knelt at the altar at 16 years of age I needed my sins washed
away. After having my sins washed away, I needed a relationship with Christ. I
remember saying to myself the night of my salvation that if I was going to be a
Christian then I wanted to be the best Christian possible. I left that altar with a
zeal to be the best. Not long after, I fell flat on my face. The first five years of my
salvation I attempted to be the best. But it is not within man to be the best. Try as
hard as you can, you cannot please God in the flesh! How many Christians today
are trying to serve God through their flesh? Somewhere they will become a wash
out, because we don’t have the power in our flesh to be victorious. We must live
in the Spirit to have the power to overcome. I think this verse in Revelations is
teaching us how to live in the Spirit.
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were embarrassed because your house was not clean? You didn’t want to invite
them inside, so you stood at the door and communicated. I fear that is what we
do with Christ. We leave Him at the door, either because our house is not clean
or we think we can handle things by ourselves. We want to know what He has to
say, but we don’t invite Him in to be a part of our work. We want to show Him
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The devil wouldn’t be attacking you so hard if
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there wasn’t something valuable inside of you.
THE CUP OF LIFE! Thieves don’t break into empty houses!!!!
what we can do. The Lord saved us to show us what He could do through us, not Faith doesn’t always take you out of the problem,
for us to show Him what we can do. Faith takes you through the problem.
After five years of trying to serve the Lord by myself, I finally went to
the door and invited Him to sit at my table and sup with me. Why did it take me
Faith doesn’t always take away the pain,
so long to understand?
The last few years I have taken a closer look at this verse and wondered, Faith gives you the ability to handle the pain.
what would He be supping with me? If you and I decided to fellowship we could
get a cup of coffee or tea, but what do you sup at the table of your heart? Faith doesn’t always take you out of the storm,
We are given daily, the cup of life. This is our lot or our fate for the day. Faith calms you in the miDst of the storm.
Some days it is a cup of pure blessing and some days it is filled with sorrow. Amen!
Some days we enjoy drinking our cup and other days we struggle over our cup.
Do you remember Jesus in the garden praying about His cup? It doesn’t matter how old you are or where you are from,
Matt 26:38-39
Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry
ye here, and watch with me. COMPASSION &
And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, RESPECT
if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou Will always be the signs of a decent human being.

Matt 26:42
He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup A PRETTY WOMAN and a HANDSOME MAN will make
may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.
a beautiful WEDDING.
Mark 14:36
And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup
from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt. But a VIRTUOUS WOMAN and a RIGHTEOUS MAN will
KJV make a beautiful MARRIAGE.
These verses used to bother me. I thought Jesus was asking the Father to
remove the cross, but it wasn’t the cross that troubled Him, it was the cup. The A recent study has shown that women who carry a little
cup contained the penalty of our sins. He was about to pay our debt for our sins
extra weight live longer than men who mention it!
and He had never been touched by sin. He knew when our sins were laid upon
Him that the Father would have to turn away and He had never been out of the
presence of the Father. He had no desire to drink that cup, but He did desire to The two most dangerous places to be in 2020 was
pay our debt of sin. Remember, He was in the flesh as a man. What Jesus wanted in a police officer’s uniform
more than anything was to do the will of the Father. He said to the Father, “If and in a mother’s womb.
this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.” He
drank His cup and now He offers to help us drink our cup. He wants to sup or Think about that for a minute!
share our cup of life, so we don’t have to drink it alone!
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(Continued from page 5) We can learn so much from Jesus in the garden. If we are facing a cup
that is hard to drink we have the right to ask it to be removed. Our God is a merci-
ful God and if His will can be accomplished without us drinking our cup, He will
removed it. But, if not, our prayer should be, “Nevertheless Thy Will be done.”
Here are some of the things I have learned serving through Jerry’s life. A
We as God’s children should live to do the will of God. It’s not always
happy man is more fun to serve. Work at making him happy. Always ask God for
easy and that is why Jesus stands at our heart’s door offering to come in and help
your desire, before asking your husband, then accept his answer as your answer
us sup our cup. We do not have to drink it alone!
from God. Don’t do your husband’s job. Leave it undone and when he pays the
But that’s not all there is to it. He also said, “And he with me.” We can
penalties he will learn to do his job. Sometimes we learn more in failure than we
sup from the Lord’s cup also and share all the victories He has won. The Father
do in victory. We are not to be their savior; we are to be their servants. In heaven
has put all things under the feet of Jesus and as children of God we are joint heirs
the servant has the greatest honor. We have a heavenly position.
with Jesus. Not only will He share our troubles, we have the right to share His
To the woman who has an evil husband, remember Esther and Daniel
who served under wicked kings. They were able to be used of God in ungodly
If you are still meeting the Lord at the door of your heart, you are missing
kingdoms. We have an evil government today and we are going to have to learn
out on wonderful fellowship. Next time He knocks, invite Him into the table of
how to serve through it. May we be a Daniel or an Esther for the Lord.
your heart. You’ll never be the same. It’s where we become friends.
It has been close to a year since Jerry passed away. What I miss most

is not having a head to work through. I not only learned how to work through a
The Bible speaks of all kinds of cups. You should take time to study
head, but I learned to appreciate having a head to work through. I have always
about the cups. I think you will find it very interesting.
done the writing of Tid Bits of Wisdom, but I always had Jerry check it over and
tell me if he approved. The Heavenly Father is husband to the widow, but we
can’t see Him or touch Him. It’s quite a change. I would never have believed TO MY WIDOW FRIENDS
in my youth that I would come to love the way God designed us to work. God’s I asked to hear from widows in the last issue, and since then I have re-
way is the only way that works and we need to stop resisting His Word. ceived several letters. I have so enjoyed reading their stories of how the Lord
Bow your knee to the Father. Accept His Word and then you will begin has provided for them. Almost all of them talked about how their prayer life had
to understand and see the beauty and joy of doing His Way. grown sweeter. I can relate to that, also. Prayer is more like a relationship than a
Prov 14:1 conversation now.
14 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with My pastor and my church have been very gracious to me. They continue
her hands. to show me the respect of a pastor’s wife. My pastor’s wife is also very good to
I had one desire for my marriage. I wanted to make a difference in Jerry’s me and shares her work with me from time to time. This is a treasure to me. I
life. Jerry died a better man than he was when we married. I don’t know how remember when my father died, my mother just felt lost. She had been a pastor’s
much I had to do with that, but at least being married to me did not destroy him. wife all her married life and she wasn’t sure where she fit after daddy’s death.
I am a much better person than I was when we married, and God used Jerry’s life Many preachers have died this year and I am sure many pastor’s wives are having
to mold me into what I am today. Are you building or plucking down your house to find where they fit. I know they would appreciate any help you could give.
today ? I lived in a pastor’s house all of my life until I married at 16 years of age.
I had always said I wasn’t going to marry a preacher. I wanted to just be one of
the people. I wanted to serve God without a title. I wanted people to know that I
I want God’s way to be my way
obeyed God because I loved Him and not because I was the preacher’s kid! Well,
As I journey here below.
God gave me 27 years to serve from the pew before He put my husband in the
For there is no other highway pastorate. God preformed many miracles in those 27 years, and then He called
That a child of God should go. Jerry to preach. I now serve God as a widow and my desire is the same. I serve
Though the road be long and rough God because I love Him and I trust Him with my life. I covet your prayers, that
If He leads me tis enough what years I have left, I will glorify God. ----Gloria Brewster
I want God’s Way to be my way everyday!

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E Well, we are in the beginning of a new year. Only God knows what this
M year will bring, but this one thing is sure, God will be with us. That’s really all the
A security we need. What we need to be sure of is our relationship with Him. I lost
the love of my life in March of last year,, but God was there. Many of you lost
L loved ones to Covid-19. However you suffered loss this year, remember God is
E still on the throne. Our worst days could be in front of us. We never know, but
By we do know the promises of God will never fail.
INSPIRATIONS Gloria Brewster Bro. Larry Connor is keeping the print shop going. Some of the equip-
ment that Judy was using is in need of repair. On Friday I looked online to see
what a copier would cost that could run at less 10,000 copies a month. It was
OH HOW LIFE DOES CHANGE YOU! $1,800 to $2,400 dollars. Late that day I prayed and asked the Lord to show me
I was having a hard time deciding what to write. I prayed several days what to do. Saturday morning I went to the mail box and there was a donation
asking the Lord to put something on my heart. Then He took me to 1 Corinathi- for 2,400 dollars. It was mailed before I prayed! Someone is looking into seeing
ans chapter eleven. My first thought was, I have taught on this many times. what we can find that will meet our need and we should know any day. A prob-
Then the Lord helped me to look at it personally and I knew what I must write. lem will be the ink. Ink is very expensive. I received a call this morning asking
I had a wonderful daddy and I loved pleasing him. It wasn’t hard to be if we had a need. They are giving $1,500, which will buy ink for awhile. One
obedient, BUT, I dreamed of growing up and being able to be my own boss. So, of our longtime supporters is being placed in rehab and can no longer support. I
I married at 16 thinking I would be free to do as I pleased! I knew that the Bible have a couple of other supporters who are in the same place. Maybe you could
said my husband was in change of our home, but I didn’t think it would be a ask the Lord if He would like you to take someone’s place. When I worked in
problem to convince him to go my way. Wow! Did I have a lot to learn. Bro. Roloff’s office he had many widows who sent a dollar a month. He called
I quickly learned he had his own desires and they were not always in them his darling dollar givers. Most works are supported by people with limited
line with mine. I moved quickly and he moved like a turtle. I’m left-handed he income. Your gift may not be large, but put with others, it keeps the work going
was right-handed. I loved adventure and he loved a simple life. I loved serving forward. Since Jerry’s death many of you have been gracious to me. Thank you
people and he loved his four and no more. He loved to play jokes on people and for the love shown to my life. Tid Bit’s of Wisdom is going on its 15th year and
I was very serious. We had lived totally different lives. How were we going to God has provided every step of the way and He has used many of you to do it.
bring our two lives together and find happiness at the same time? Jerry and I Thank you and God bless you!!!
often said to others, if we two could learn to love each other and produce a godly
home, then anyone could.
I knew God’s structure for the home. I had been taught it from birth. I
thought woman had to serve through man because of Eve’s sin and that made me All gifts made to Tid Bits of Wisdom go directly into Tid Bits
of Wisdom. The paper will be 15 years old this December
think it was a judgment against woman. I resented having to serve through man.
and many who started with us have died or become unable
I felt I was as smart as he was, so why should he be boss. The more we bumped to give. Many have been faithful all these years. Pray and
heads, the more I resented him as head of our home. I tried to look like I was a ask God if He wants you to join us with a monthly support.
submissive wife, but in my heart I resented it. You cannot have victory with a bad We are grateful for our faithful supporters.
spirit. All donations to Tid Bits of Wisdom are tax deductible.
Submission doesn’t start with man, it starts with God. He clearly said 1801 Old Hickory Trail, DeSoto, TX, 75115. Phone 214-
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with what God had done. I was accusing Him of being a respector of persons, but
I didn’t realize what I was doing. In 1968 I began reading through my Bible, seek- Jerry & Gloria Brewster
ing to find the mind and heart of God while yielding to Him as Lord of my life. Founders of Tid Bits of Wisdom
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(Continued from page 6) Whatsoever is not of faith is sin! By faith I accepted God placing the
GOD IS LOVE man as head of the home. I accepted that if God did it, it was for my good and
The thing that is missing today in the body of Christ is genuine godly not a judgment. It was God’s design and it was good, but I couldn’t understand it.
love! Why? “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax I submitted myself to the Word of God as being life, truth and good for my life.
My resentment went away and now I had to learn how to work through Jerry’s
cold.” (Matt 24:12) We have failed to purge out the iniquities of our lives.
Prov 16:6
life. That was a process and took some time to learn how to make it work for my
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the Lord good. The first thing I learned was, Jerry was not to be god of my life. He was to
men depart from evil. be head of our work (home). God was head of my life. It was my job to fulfill the
KJV will of my husband, like the Word fulfills the will of the Father. As I submitted
This is the secret of a blessed life. Mercy and truth will clean out your to God, He gave me understanding and taught me the beauty of working through
iniquities. Iniquity is truth and a lie working together. God wants us to purge my husbands life.
out the lies that destroy us. We must know the word of God in order to know the God made one man and that man was a male and a female. The female
truth. Mercy is the opposite of a judgmental spirit. We will not take the time to was made from the male and for the male. She was made to help meet what was
do this unless we live in the fear of the Lord. To fear the Lord is to fear the pen- missing in his life. He had seed, but no place to plant it. He had no life (breast
alty of sinful actions. Too often we say that our sin is little and it doesn’t really milk) to sustain life. God man woman to complete the man’s life. We were the
matter that much to God. Wrong! The wages of sin is DEATH! Every time we only creation created to serve another creation. Woman is unique! When woman
sin something dies. joins a man’s life he gives her his name and they become one. What they do from
Has your love turned cold ? Be merciful, seek truth, and walk in then on reflects on that name!
1 Cor 11:3
the fear of the Lord. Love the Lord thy God with all thine heart. Love thy
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of
neighbor as thyself! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!!! the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
We all work through a head! Even the Lord Jesus Christ works through
a head. Anywhere there is the knowledge of good and evil there must be a struc-
IN MEMORY OF: ture of authority. The moment Adam and Eve’s eyes were opened and they knew
evil, they had to serve a structure of authority. The union of a male and female in

Rev. David Tracy marriage is a picture of the image and likeness of God. The male represents the
Father, who is head of the God head, and the woman represents the Word (which
Loved one of is Jesus), who is the life, the truth and the way. Together they produce a spirit,
Mr. & Mrs. Gene Patee which is either life or death depending on how they respond to God’s Word. Sa-
tan is standing by trying to keep us from functioning like the image of God. How
many homes do you know of, that have a spirit of life flowing from their home?
1 Cor 11:8-9
I am sure there were more For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.
THOSE WHO HAVE READ who read through their Bibles this Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
THROUGH THEIR BIBLE year but these are the only names I 1 Cor 11:11-12
IN 2021 received. Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the
Gloria Brewster Please take time to read man, in the Lord.
For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all
Dorothy Cheatham through your Bible this year. There things of God.
Kevin Spracklen is something about reading each Man didn’t come from woman, but woman came from man. The woman
D’Elda Spracklen day that puts life in your spirit and is OF the man and the man is BY the woman. Two little words, OF and BY. By
Doris Richards gives strength for the day. Join us. man joining himself to woman he can fulfill God’s command to multiply and
Ronda Vaugh You will be glad you did! replenish. We make it possible for man to reproduce creation.
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1 John 4:8-21
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because
GOD IS LOVE! that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we
might live through him.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us,
and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
We use the word ‘Love’ often. Actually, we mean we have a desire 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one
for whatever we call love. If love is God, then loving is expressing God’s
person. If you are not acting godly, then you are not acting out of love.
Why should we live in an attitude and spirit of love? Because, 12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another,
“Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
law.” ( Rom 13:10). Do you want to fulfill the law of God in your life? 13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, be-
Then act and live in the spirit of love. You won’t do damage to anyone if cause he hath given us of his Spirit.
you exercise godly love and you will be fulfilling the law of God. 14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the
A man once told his pastor that he was leaving his wife and children
because he loved another woman. The pastor said, “If I can prove to you
Son to be the Saviour of the world.
that you do not love that woman, would you remain with your wife?” The 15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God
man said, “Yes.” The pastor said, “By leaving your wife you are harming dwelleth in him, and he in God.
her and your children and you are also harming the woman’s husband and 16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to
children. Love wouldn’t do that!” us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God,
If you have sex outside of marriage, you are causing that person, and God in him.
as well as yourself, to sin. You are not loving that person. Y ou are using
that person for selfish reasons.
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have bold-
Why should we live in an attitude and spirit of love? Perfect ness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this
love casteth out fear! Fear has torment! If you live in fear, you are not world.
living in love. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear:
Why should we live in an attitude and spirit of love? “But as it because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect
is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the in love.
heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”
(1 Cor 2:9) If you don’t live in the spirit of love you are going to miss out
19 We love him, because he first loved us.
on priceless blessings. God already has these blessings prepared. All we 20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar:
have to do is love Him! for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can
Why should we live in an attitude and spirit of love? “For in he love God whom he hath not seen?
Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; 21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who
but faith which worketh by love.” (Gal 5:6) Without faith it is impossible loveth God love his brother also.
to please God! Faith works by love! Without love you are not pleasing
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