Dec
08

DO YOU BELIEVE IN JESUS ?..

God’s Word: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Isaiah 9:6
Angels We Have Heard on High
Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains
Angels we have heard on high
Sweetly, sweetly through the night
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their brief delight
Gloria, in excelsis Deo
Gloria, in excelsis Deo

Wisdom Shared: There are some days that I wake up with a song in my heart that brings joy and inspiration to the start of my day.  Today the song; Angels We Have Heard on High … was the song.  It is this time of year that we are inundated with images of  “The Magic of Christmas” … I will submit to you there is no magic,  we want to buy into the propaganda of magic because it keeps religion out of the concept of Christmas.   There are family traditions and memories that bring a life time filled with joy.    But, what if I told you that it is not a time of year or place … or magical?  It is an absolute miraculous event an expression of love for all humanity…  It’s not a feeling but a presence … And they shall call him “Emmanuel” which means God is with us [Isaiah Chapter 9] …   It is that prophetic word of the birth of Jesus, that empowers us to the joy of God’s Holy presence.

This is Love -  That the little Babe … was born to die for us to bring life in all its abundance.

The Bible states it this way:

Hebrews 2:8-10

… and put everything under their feet.”

In putting everything under them,[c] God left nothing that is not subject to them.[d] Yet at present we do not see everything subject to them.[e]9 But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

10 In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered.

It is a presence that leads us into eternity … The ultimate gift that brings wisdom, courage and strength.  The gift that is continually enriching our lives in the midst our troubles and fears yes, God preserves our lives.  In the midst of our brokenness and sorrows there is joy for tomorrow.  In our daily journey in life there is an Mighty Counselor, Everlasting Father … a Prince of Peace.  As you  move through your day and you see the words do you believe? … If you do believe in Christ, take the opportunity to share the “Good News of Emmanuel … God is with us!  And if you don’t believe in Christ seek the true meaning behind the Miracle of Christmas …

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,

In Christ Love,

Jennifer Pettiford

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.

Jul
09

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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~