Sep
23

I will sing of faithful love and justice; I will sing praise to You, Lord. Psalm 101:1
[ Psalm 101 ] [ A Vow of Integrity ] [ A Davidic psalm. ]

Psalm 67
All Will Praise God

For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A psalm. A song.

1 May God be gracious to us and bless us;
look on us with favor Selah
2 so that Your way may be known on earth,
Your salvation among all nations.
3 Let the peoples praise You, God;
let all the peoples praise You.
4 Let the nations rejoice and shout for joy,
for You judge the peoples with fairness
and lead the nations on earth.Selah
5 Let the peoples praise You, God,
let all the peoples praise You.
6 The earth has produced its harvest;
God, our God, blesses us.
7 God will bless us,
and all the ends of the earth will fear Him.

Wisdom Shared: Sing praise to Lord! Sing Praise to the God of all and shout out all the wonderful works of his hands.
Beloved … The wisdom of the word brings us joy, strength, peace and love that magnifies our faith through all circumstance
of life. In illness and in health – in poverty and in wealth – in good times and sad times his love endures all things.
May the glory of His Presence, through the power of Christ in you and the Power of the Holy Spirit deposited deep within
leading, guiding and prompting you in the way you should go. Do not grieve, the joy of the Lord is your strength… always!

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
In Christ Love,
Jennifer Pettiford
Love-Excellently~

Sep
06
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:1
Tranquil Tuesday …

Wisdom Shared;
Be content with what things you have…As I read Ecclesiastes 7 …this is the first thought that came to mind. And the Lord says; Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you. so we say with confidence; The Lord is my [our] helper, what can man do to me?” Remember your leaders [pastors’. deacons and eldors- and the word of truth spoken to you, imitate their faith because Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Yes, Beloved Jesus is the same, the Holy Word is the same … He doesn’t change nor does the word spoken to our hearts and mind. Be wise, and hold onto those wise words from the scriptures they will equip you in every area of your life circumstance.
Prayer:
Heavenly Father…
Help us to increase our faith…
That we would keep your word on the top of our minds and on the tip of our tongues. We seek to gain your godly wisdom to direct our day to day lives … We will seek your counsel through the wisdom you impart to us, knowing all too well that you don’t change, you are the same yesterday. today and forever.  May every word of Christ that is living and active come alive in our being.  We will rely fully on the wisdom of your word to add wisdom to our learning so that we can be equipped for every good work you have divinely appointed us to.  Thank you for your word spoken to us.  We thank you for the deliverance that shows your glory though our faith.
In Jesus name-Amen!
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
In Christ Love,
Jennifer Pettiford
Ecclesiastes 7
Wisdom for Life
7 A good reputation is more valuable than costly perfume. And the day you die is better than the day you are born. 2 Better to spend your time at funerals than at parties. After all, everyone dies— so the living should take this to heart. 3 Sorrow is better than laughter, for sadness has a refining influence on us. 4 A wise person thinks a lot about death, while a fool thinks only about having a good time.
5 Better to be criticized by a wise person than to be praised by a fool. 6 A fool’s laughter is quickly gone, like thorns crackling in a fire. This also is meaningless.
7 Extortion turns wise people into fools, and bribes corrupt the heart.
8 Finishing is better than starting. Patience is better than pride.
9 Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool.
10 Don’t long for “the good old days.” This is not wise.
11 Wisdom is even better when you have money. Both are a benefit as you go through life. 12 Wisdom and money can get you almost anything, but only wisdom can save your life.
13 Accept the way God does things, for who can straighten what he has made crooked? 14 Enjoy prosperity while you can, but when hard times strike, realize that both come from God. Remember that nothing is certain in this life.
Sep
02

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.  Proverbs 22:6

The Encouragement: Do not seek to be perfect, seek instead to work at love in excellence…but only through the grace of God. Parenting: It requires sacrificial love, commitment, consideration, planning, and the desire to give endless amounts of time, patience, understanding, seeking wisdom to impart wisdom … and yes many prayers. It’s not designer clothes, or the latest over priced sneakers, or the latest electronic gadgets, or expensive gestures that put us into financial ruin … It’s all about protection, safety, care and listening, spending quantitative – qualitative time … showing: truth, respect, honor through love toward our children. It’s living the talk …not just talking the talk. It’s correction without breaking spirits… Sound counsel without reckless words. Loving in the most excellent ways.

So often, I witness the breaking of spirits in children, while I am out and about… This is coming from a mother that raised two children one of them,an extremely active child.  I can tell you losing your cool is not good.  Breaking your child’s esteem is greatly at risk.  If your child doesn’t do well running errands with you then don’t bring him/her.  Work it in during your work week… before work, during lunch or after work before pick-up.  Make your free time about family time, after all in the blink of an eye they are off to college and onto their own lives.  If you are a single parent, try doing Wal-Mart on line grocery ordering,  a $50.00 minimum then pick it up later.  Check out your local markets see if they offer that service.  There services that are doing this for a minimal fee.  Do as much of on-line business as possible, technology is a great asset we can do on line banking, bill payments, shop for supplies for the house, school and work.  We can even keep up with the kids academics – You  don’t need to be hit with a last minute project and scramble around to help them complete it.  We can view the class syllabus on line; set your smart phones up for strategies and plan with you children.  The best plan I love is assigning chores; my kids were excellent at this because they were competitive.  Their competitiveness not only got the house cleaned and laundry done, they made sure it stayed that way.  I miss those days.  - The most important order of keeping life in order is getting rest … do your best to get you and everyone to bed early.  Nothing more stressful than working with no sleep.  The body needs to rest, repair and rejuvenate.  Do pray consistently daily find a time that works best for you. – Pray in you alone time; the kids nap time and pray as a family, it keeps good communication flowing between you and God and God and the children.  This is what I call faith in action…  Be blessed and rest in his presence.

Fathers,[Parents] do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Eph. 6:4

Read Ephesians 6

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,

In Christ Love,

Jennifer Pettiford

Love-Excellently~