Sep
01

Proverbs of Inspiration: Proverbs 1 PROVERBS …for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; Proverbs 1:2

Wisdom Shared: Today as I reflect on my very own personal study time … As I prepare to enter into a new day… a new month as well as transitioning into a new season I am thankful for God’s power at work.

Seeking the almighty God in his word; The Bible; Gaining words of wisdom along with inspiration to move forward and upward in God’s divine plan for life today… I wanted to send encouragement  as you move through your day on this first day of the month … to get into an attitude of wisdom – for wisdom is power.  It directs our heart, mind and journey through faith by the power of Christ in us.  It is through God’s Holy Presence we can be empowered to move as directed by instruction of the word of God and the prompting of the Holy Spirit deposited in us. Wisdom is a valuable tool that brings us revelation … restoration and motivation to act in faith; through obedience and love.  More importantly the revelation come at its appointed time, it will not prove to be false and it will bring us a transforming life in Christ.  It will bring us healing to our body, mind and spirit…Trust in the Lord –FOREVER!

Wisdom – Instruction-Insight:

Beloved as we move forward in faith, trust and believe God is with you in all you do!

May the words of this Chapter of Proverbs richly bless you as you mover through your day!

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance, In Christ Love,

Jennifer Pettiford

Love-Excellently~

Proverbs 1:1-9 Purpose and Theme 1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: 2 for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; 3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair; 4 for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young— 5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance— 6 for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.[b] 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools[c] despise wisdom and instruction. Prologue: Exhortations to Embrace Wisdom Warning Against the Invitation of Sinful Men 8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. 9 They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.

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Mirror … Mirror — The Mirror of God’s Word Enables Us to See Clearly: For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection [of reality as [a]in a riddle or enigma], but then [when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been fully and clearly known and understood by God]. 1 Corinthians 13:12 – (AMP)

OBJECTS ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR

Encouragement Shared: As we continue to grow in God’s loving wisdom and grace … it is the race of the good fight for the “FAITH” … It is in our humanity that God uses the simple to confound the intelligence of the intelligent.  It is through our daily battles that God lifts us up and empowers us to walk through the battle through Jesus that is the only one that gives us strength.  It is through the lessons in life that have a profound effect in God’s transforming grace in us.  As we look through the mirror of our souls;  The word of God becomes the mirror of our souls.  It is the redemptive refection of the person of Christ we are called be.  It is by the wisdom of the word that reveals and heals us …bring us to a new level of glory and grace.  It is in the face of adversity God’s glory  is apparent through power of His unfailing love flowing in and through us.  It is apparent through how our lives unfold in good times and in the most difficult times.  It reveals the full measure of faith that has been poured in us bringing us from one glory story to another glory story.

It is through our current sufferings that we suffer, that enables us to comfort those who would suffer the very same sufferings …that we might become the hands and feet of Christ.

The God of All Comfort

2 Corinthians 1:3-7

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 5 For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. 6 If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. 7 And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.

Mirror – Mirror …

I am thankful for what I see …

God’s presence  has strengthened me …to be a woman of faith through the light of Christ leading me through to spiritual victory.  This comes through the power of God’s word that fills me with peace beyond understanding.  Thank you Lord for your love and mercies that never fail… Great is your faithfulness. Beloved, regardless the season you are walking in right now, rest confidently in God’s loving transforming grace, that is at work bringing you to a new level of His “glory”!

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
In Christ Love,
Jennifer Pettiford
Love-excellently~
May
03

God’s Word: Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 3:3

Wisdom Shared: Allow love and faithfulness of God instruct and lead to succeed.  In regard to spiritaul matters God is fight for us.  He will empower us to stand firm on the faith.  It will bring us from glory to glory – strength to strength. Beloved lets take a personal vow to write the word of God on our hearts creating us to act and react in faith.
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,

In Christ Name,
Jennifer Pettiford
Love-Excellently~

Wisdom Bestows Well-Being

3 My son, do not forget my teaching,
but keep my commands in your heart,
2 for they will prolong your life many years
and bring you peace and prosperity.

3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 Then you will win favor and a good name
in the sight of God and man.

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
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7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord and shun evil.
8 This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.

9 Honor the Lord with your wealth,
with the firstfruits of all your crops;
10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing,
and your vats will brim over with new wine.

11 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline,
and do not resent his rebuke,
12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
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13 Blessed are those who find wisdom,
those who gain understanding,
14 for she is more profitable than silver
and yields better returns than gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies;
nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 Long life is in her right hand;
in her left hand are riches and honor.
17 Her ways are pleasant ways,
and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her;
those who hold her fast will be blessed.

19 By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations,
by understanding he set the heavens in place;
20 by his knowledge the watery depths were divided,
and the clouds let drop the dew.

21 My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight,
preserve sound judgment and discretion;
22 they will be life for you,
an ornament to grace your neck.
23 Then you will go on your way in safety,
and your foot will not stumble.
24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
25 Have no fear of sudden disaster
or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
26 for the Lord will be at your side
and will keep your foot from being snared.

27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
when it is in your power to act.
28 Do not say to your neighbor,
“Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you”—
when you already have it with you.
29 Do not plot harm against your neighbor,
who lives trustfully near you.
30 Do not accuse anyone for no reason—
when they have done you no harm.

31 Do not envy the violent
or choose any of their ways.

32 For the Lord detests the perverse
but takes the upright into his confidence.
33 The Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked,
but he blesses the home of the righteous.
34 He mocks proud mockers
but shows favor to the humble and oppressed.
35 The wise inherit honor,
but fools get only shame.