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Jan
11

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God’s Victory and Awesome Work: In your majesty ride forth victoriously in the cause of truth, humility and justice; let your right hand achieve awesome deedsPsalm 45:4

Wisdom Shared:
Beloved to be victoriously awesome, we need to walk in truth – God’s word is truth.  Being so lovingly merciful, walking humbly with God … showing justice.  The true key word is humility through Christ that arms us with strength.  Micah 6:8 states we are required to … To act justly and to love mercy     and to walk humbly with our God. Yes, Beloved humility before honor. The word humility does not come out much in today’s social circles.  Truthfully speaking it is a strong virtue that is evidence of God’s love in us.  The Bible states, Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life. Proverbs 22:4 It is through our reverence and love for God the Father comes the power to display humility.
Duty & Faith:
Today’s worldly standards appear to display entitlement, this is part of the reason we have a hard time coming together as people.  It is an act of duty and faith to walk in love.  Show love, through God’s power and might in us.  Faith without deeds is useless. [James 22:20] – Love is the main ingredient in our faith.  That love comes by Jesus Christ who empowers us to do good and love one another deeply with a pure heart and clear conscience. Beloved as you move through your day… At home, at work and play … Walk in humility and love because its wages are priceless treasures, honor and life. My prayer for you today is to walk in love through humility with our God.
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Jennifer Pettiford
Love-Excellently~
Prayer 1 Timothy 1:4-6
Heavenly Father …
We thank you for the power of your unfailing love through Christ. We thank you for the wisdom of your word and the power of the Holy Spirit that teaches and guides us to direct path unto you.  Your sons/daughters will seek in advancing God’s work—which is by faith. The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. We look to you and your Holy Word so that we will remain loyal to you Lord and not as some have done; departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk. Thank you for truth of you word… Thank you for the unfailing love through Christ.  In Christ name – Amen!
Nov
02

God’s Word – “For you will go out with joy And be led forth with peace; The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12 NASB

Encouragement Shared:
The Bible states; God will make known to us the path of life; In HIS Majestic presence is fullness of joy; In HIS right hand there are pleasures forever. [Psalm 16:11] Yes, beloved in the joy of his presence we are to give our love and thanksgiving to Him. In the midst of our troubles he preserves our life, through giving us a future and hope. Our God is the God of eternal hope in all circumstances of life. There is no other hope than glory of his presence in our life, going before us ; showing us the path of life that is joy, that is also great peace. Beloved it is through that great joy and peace through the word that enables us to move forth in his strength.

There are times that our circumstances do discourage; dissuade and seem daunting leading us to be stagnant in our faith.  I know first hand that feeling of emptiness and disappointment that can some how come in and be all consuming with out a hope in the world.  I can see through the victories yet, they seem unattainable.  I see through the everlasting hope – then an overwhelming presence comes to mind that I am not worthy of the promise.  It is ineffective thinking that mind set is not godly vision but worldly dissatisfaction.  God is the strength of our heart, mind and spirit…it is through the promise of His word that he can lift us up when we feel discouraged, fearful and alone in our hardships.   If we hear his voice we can not harden our hearts, it is through the presence of the Holy Spirit poured out in us that leads us to the promise of victory, joy and peace through  the storm.  It it in those times that I can attest to you Beloved, that boldness – strength – courage become the shield that is Christ with us.  He is our strength and our joy… Let us sings songs of thanksgiving and praise in the storms of difficulty and encourage one another from the deceitfulness of sins grip.  Let us move forward, learn the lessons of hardship to increase our faith to living testimonies to encourage and inspire the wonderful presence of our God.

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

Prayer:
Heavenly Father,
We thank you for your awesome word that empowers your people to seek you … to seek you with all their heart, mind and spirit. Forgive us of our sins Father those of omission and commission …that we would repent and stand firm in your word so that the enemy would flee. We are confident that in the midst of life’s storms only you can preserve our life. Father, let the wicked forsake their wicked ways…because we know; You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; … Thank You God, because you have anointed Your sons and daughters With the oil of joy above all. … Give your sons/daughters the wisdom through your word to discern the works of the wickedly evil ploys set against us… May your word be on the top of mind and the tip of our tongue, and that those who plot what is evil in your sight the heart to repent and be restored; without repentance that they would suffer the consequence of their wicked and evil plans. Empower us through the joy of your presence so that we can rest in your peace without any anxiousness. In Jesus Precious name …Amen!

Jan
22


God’s Word: For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. Romans 7:18

Wisdom Shared:
How often I find myself relying on self… trying hard to be good. The truth is there is only one person that is good, that would be Jesus…He was born to die for me, for you, and for all humanity. I also find myself stuck in the middle between failing and victory,working to resolve my own issues…falling into that reliance of self. It is a trap a constant whirlwind of hard core circumstances, that come as a result. In the midst of those times the reliance on self brings no victory, no revelation and more importantly no deliverance or healing. It brings to mind that 70’s song:

Stuck In The Middle With You
By – Stealers Wheel- Composers; Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan
Well I don’t know why I came here tonight,
I got the feeling that something ain’t right,
I’m so scared in case I fall off my chair,
And I’m wondering how I’ll get down the stairs,
Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you

Stuck in the Middle:
I equate this to Israelite’s Exodus out of Egypt. They were stuck for 40 years going around the same mountain. A good friend of mine once told me that the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over, then expecting different results. That is insane! It is a pain staking going nowhere getting the same result. Yet, I do not want to do the same things … I want to do those things that honor God, gain understanding of the scriptures that are directed by God. This is possible through the power of the Holy Spirit in us, along with submissive desire to grow in faith. I want to act in God’s strength in order to gain wisdom and understanding to attain spiritual success. More of Jesus less of me.

Personal Challenge: To summit, commit and delight in God’s word in a deeper more profound way.

Prayer:
Heavenly Father,
Help us to be more like Jesus…and less like us. Thank you for loving us so much, not allow us to remain the same.
Thank you for the gift of Christ who died for us, and empowers us to grow in faith. In Jesus name; Amen!

Read: Romans 7:15-25
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Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
In Christ Love,
Jennifer Pettiford
Love-excellently~