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Jan
19

Wrestling God?

Jacob Wrestles With God-Genesis 32

22 That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.23 After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions. 24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. 25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. 26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”

But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

27 The man asked him, “What is your name?”

“Jacob,” he answered.

28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel,[a]because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”

29 Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.”

But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there. Genesis 32:22-29

Jacob – wrestling God fights for us, God-of-Angel-Armies protects us.  Psalm 46:3 MSG

He who calls you is faithful and will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:24

Wisdom Shared:

Jacob-wrestling God fights for us, God-of-Angel-Armies protects us. Psalm 46:7 –

I was listening to the daily audio bible app;  https://dailyaudiobible.com/ Inspiration came  through the revelation that prompted me to share this area of scripture. Jacob wrestled with God and God of Angel Armies protects us.  I find myself wresting with God, just  as Jacob during certain times in my life.  It is through that very inspiration of the word of God  we see…  He meets all needs  long before prayers are lifted up…He knows my coming and he knows my going.  There has been much wrestling with God over the years; in my singleness, my parental role; my work and the overall direction of my life.  Most definitely I am a flawed woman saved by grace. I have made many detours on my journey that have brought me to road blocks and detours.  However, by His unfailing love, grace and mercy; He is a God of second chances.    He is the lifer of our heads!

Beloved, God has  already paved the way for you! regardless of the circumstance that you may be currently wrestling with; Home- Marriage; Parenting or loss of a precious loved one;  Health- a chronic pain, injury or illness. At Work; Employer, a project time line or co-worker. Financial obligations- monthly bill paying expenses; rent/ mortgage  and ah…those unexpected expenses.   Remain confident, He who started a good work in you will complete it until the day of Christ Jesus. He has called his angels to keep our foot from stumbling on a stone-  For he will command his angels concerning us to guard us in all our ways; they will lift us up in their hands, so that we will not strike our foot against a stone. Psalms 91:11-12 …May this Psalm soothe your spirit just as the “Balm of Gilead” Jeremiah 8:22- It has spoken to me and given me strength and joy for the journey…I pray the same for your sons/daughters of King today.

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,

Love in Christ,

Jennifer Pettiford – Love-Excellently

The Power of Prayer Works

Prayer:

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for the assurances of the word; I ask for encouragements through the scriptures that brings us the revelations and the healing for our souls.   Father our desire is that your word be like the Balm in Gilead; That we can walk in godly confidence knowing that you Lord pour out your power for victory in our time of distresses, along with Angel of Armies protecting us.  We will commit and submit all thing to you. We thank you for strengthening our faith. We thank you for your all sustaining grace.  In Jesus name we pray… Amen!

Recommended Reading: Psalm 46; Psalm 62:1-8

Jan
17

Thelma & Louise” – A Lesson in where the mind goes we follow…


God’s Word:

And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. Romans 8:30 NIV

Wisdom Shared: I have often heard it said, “Where the mind goes man follows” … It is because of that inclination God reiterates those oh so important points throughout the scriptures.  It was on my weekly call with my oldest, that during our conversation we spoke of the useless violence going on all around us.,,,shooting rampages…that lead to injuries and even death.  It was this profound word, that my oldest child stated; ” It is demonic… because of the violence in the music that people listen to eventually gets ingrained in their brain,  Then they act on it.”  As I was watching TV, and channel surfing I came across the movie; Thelma & Louise it brought to my thoughts. Where the mind goes the man/woman follows-it reiterates the need to think on positive thoughts.

Think on These Things

7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8Finally, brothers, whateveris true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right,whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think on these things. 9Whatever you have learned and received and heard from me, and seen in me, put these things into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.…

Godly To Do List:
  • Whatever is Honorable
  • Whatever is Right
  • Whatever is Pure
  • Whatever is lovely
  • Whatever is admirable
  • Whatever is excellent or praise worthy … Think on these things.
Thelma and Louise although it was a fictional movie there was an lesson that no bad deed goes unpunished.  It was a dark ending… but it does have an important hidden message,  … A life left to self is not good.  The life with out king Jesus, brings on sorrow and brokenness.  The truth is that without the power of God in us … Life’s hardships can lead us to a dead end.  Yes, Beloved, Jesus is calling us to remain in Him.  To believe in the promise through the word of hope through out the Bible. Although many may perceive that the Bible is an antiquated book that is not fitting to today’s standards.  Trust and believe that the opposite is true- If God is for us who can be against us? How often in the life of a Christian have we heard and often repeated that?… The truth Beloved God has called us and so generously equips us with every need-every circumstance. Yes because of God’s great love; we are more than conquerors.
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
In Christ Love,
Jennifer Pettiford
Love-Excellently~


Romans 8:30-32

More Than Conquerors

And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

More Than Conquerors
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?

Jan
16

Power to be Fearless

God’s Word - …I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the Lord’s praise,for he has been good to me. - Psalm 13:5-6

Wisdom Shared: Beloved, regardless of the outward circumstance occurring in your life right at this moment.  God is at work in you … He will quiet you with His love … He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 –  Yes, mighty warrior the Lord our God is with you.  His Promise; Never will he leave your or forsake you; so we say with sincere trust and confidence … The Lord is my helper I will not be afraid. [Hebrews 13]  Beloved, speaking for myself and for my life it is the through those very words that I have come to live by…standing on the promises of God.

O’ Lord, forgive me, because I do fall short of your glory…I stumble and fall- I become discouraged bring me to fail  because at times I doubt in disbelief … Let me not be tossed by the waves of the sea, increase my faith so that I may live in your glory.  That I not waiver in my faith.  In Jesus name-Amen!

Faithful Power to Prosper:
Beloved, it is in the darkest hour that our faith prospers … It is in the hardest times, that God preserves us and yes even uses us to fulfill those divine appointments.  When the Holy Spirit prompts you to move forward in your faith do so with great confident joy.  When God reveals truth … through the illuminating word.  God’s has strengthening power to fill your soul with wisdom, knowledge and understanding continually equipping us for every living circumstance that is life.  Trust and believe … God is with you “Mighty Warrior” …
God states, through Isaiah the Profit; So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Be Fearless:
It by His almighty strength that becomes lasting sustaining grace through all our days, nights and years. Faith through God eliminates all fears.   He gives us the power to believe, listen and act upon the wisdom of the living and active word that is evidence of faith, “through Christ that gives us strength”. Philippians 4:13

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


Psalm 13

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever
How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?

3 Look on me and answer, Lord my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
4 and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

5 But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
6 I will sing the Lord’s praise,
for he has been good to me.