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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
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!
The Promise:
Is anything impossible for the LORD? At the appointed time I will come back to you, and in about a year she will have a son.” Genesis 18:14

“But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this season next year.”Genesis 17:21

Genesis 18
Sarah Laughs at the Promise
…13And the LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, when I am so old?’ 14“Is anything too difficult for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, at this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.”15Sarah denied it however, saying, “I did not laugh”; for she was afraid. And He said, “No, but you did laugh.”…
Wisdom Shared: In our greatest time of need in our distresses, in our sorrows we become disillusioned about tomorrow.  We lose sight on the promise because it has not occurred in our timing.  But remember Beloved, Nothing is impossible for the Lord.  And God;s timing is always perfect.  For the beauty of the word inspires to wait patiently for the Lord.  Trust, commit, and delight in Him and he will fulfill the desires of your heart.  Write his word on the tablet of your heart … pray with complete confidence that what you are asking will be done according to God’s will and purpose. Because as the word states; this is impossible with man; but with God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
In Christ Love,
Jennifer Pettiford

Heavenly Father…
Increase our faith… Help your children to wait patiently for the promise through your word.  Help me to believe that nothing is impossible for you.  You Lord are not capable of lying.  For you Lord are a God of the impossible.  Thank you to the answers to the many prayers place on your throne of grace.
In Jesus Christ we pray… Amen!

Cross References:

Matthew 19:26
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Luke 1:37
For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Romans 4:21
being fully persuaded that God was able to do what He had promised.

Genesis 17:21
“But My covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you at this season next year.”

Genesis 18:10
He said, “I will surely return to you at this time next year; and behold, Sarah your wife will have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door, which was behind him.

Genesis 18:13
And the LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, when I am so old?’

Genesis 18:15
Sarah denied it however, saying, “I did not laugh”; for she was afraid. And He said, “No, but you did laugh.”

Genesis 21:1
Then the LORD took note of Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah as He had promised.

Genesis 21:2
So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the appointed time of which God had spoken to him.

2 Kings 4:16
Then he said, “At this season next year you will embrace a son.” And she said, “No, my lord, O man of God, do not lie to your maidservant.”


God’s Word – He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. Proverbs 21:21 

Encouragement Shared: As I read Proverbs 21:21 it reminds me of my failed marriage.  The truth is when we look at divorce we must be honest and not say failed marriage.  The truth is for me I failed the marriage.  It was my selfish need to have my way.   My love was not sacrificial, my love was not respectful, my love wanted it’s own way…  Looking back at my relationship I see very clearly my love was not about love at all.  It was about pride and demanding my own way.   The word of God gives us a godly view of what love is; [1 Corinthians 13].  My sisters as you go through your day, pursue righteousness and love it will bring you life, prosperity and honor.  Guard your heart because it is the well spring of life.  My encouragement for today; LOVE your husbands as God has loved you…sacrificially.  Sisters-Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that we will not grow weary and lose heart.  In our struggle against sin, we have not yet resisted to the point of shedding our blood… Hebrews 12:3-4 

Jesus shed blood for us and he died on a cross for us on the third day he rose again.  It is through his death, burial and resurrection we have the power of Christ in us when we acknowledge that Jesus is Lord- He is the way, the truth and the life. [John 14:6]. Yes we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength! [Philippians 4:13] Including loving our husbands, flaws and all.

Proverbs 21 Righteousness and Love


Heavenly Father:
You are a marvelous and gracious God!  Your compassion’s they fail not, great is your faithfulness; your mercy endures all things.  You do not treat us as our sins deserve.  We thank you for the written word that you continually write on the tablet on our hearts so that by them we may live and not die.  Thank you for the forgiveness of our sins, we will display mercy and forgiveness toward those who would sin against us.  We know Father the king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD; He directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases. Father we know you are in control of every good thing and every bad thing may we lean on you for all that we do in all circumstances. .A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust. Thank you for filling us with your wisdom that creates in us strength through the power of Christ in us.  Your daughters will guard her mouth and her tongue so that we will keep our self from calamity. Your word instructs us that the proud and arrogant man-”Mocker” is his name; they behave with overweening pride.  Your word states you hate pride and arrogance and perverse talk from the lips.  We will guard our heart because it is the wellspring of life.   We will watch our words.  May the words of our mouth and the meditation of our hearts be acceptable, you are our rock and our redeemer.  Thank you for the all your words that are perfect and flawless. Thank you for your unfailing love that endures all things.  Thank you for the gift of salvation through Christ.  We will commit, submit, and delight in you.  In Jesus name we pray…Amen!

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiford

Things to Consider:

Pursues righteousness and love find life, prosperity and honor
Guard our mouth and our tongue and keep from calamity

Recommended Reading: 1 Corinthians 13