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Jan
26

Rebuilding a Stronger Life in Christ

God’s Word: Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man.” Nehemiah 1:11 NIV

Wisdom Shared:

In the midst of our storms God preserves our lives and upholds us and strengthens us with His righteous right hand.  The truth is we may not understand the reason for the storms in life. The hardship, the complexities behind every action.  In our time of weakness he makes us stronger 2 Corinthians 12:9 … In our time of need he fulfills all our need according to his glorious riches in Christ.Philippians 4:19 And even in our disobedience he makes our paths straight. [Proverbs 3:6]
When trouble and disgrace came upon the Jews   Nehemiah 1-2 … . The wall of Jerusalem were torn  down, and its gates were burned leaving them venerable and afraid.  God was there for them and met every need and every goal to rebuild the walls of the city … Beloved, do not fear, regardless of the circumstance going on in you life …God is with us in our most broken times and he strengthens us, he provides for us in our greatest time need; during every circumstance.  Beloved, You fill in the blank [____] of your most specific need, goal or vision.  Beloved he will answer the need according to His “Glorious Riches” for you in Christ Jesus.  It is just as he did for Nehemiah in Jerusalem.  … Let Nehemiah’s Prayer be your prayer today, and from this day forward.  My prayer for you beloved; …that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, Ephesians 3:6
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
In Christ Love,
Jennifer Pettiford
Love-excellently~
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Nehemiah’s Prayer:
4 When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. 5 Then I said:

“Lord, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, 6 let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you. 7 We have acted very wickedly toward you. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws you gave your servant Moses.

8 “Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations, 9 but if you return to me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen as a dwelling for my Name.’

10 “They are your servants and your people, whom you redeemed by your great strength and your mighty hand. 11 Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man.”

Aug
28

God’s Word: Hear my voice when I call, Lord;be merciful to me and answer me. Psalm 27:7

Bless The LORD O’ My Soul … Lift Up His Holy Name…

Encouragement Shared:
I attended the premiere for the movie War Room …
And I came home inspired;
It impressed upon my heart, that our prayer life must be
a priority. That spending each day in God’s word is necessary
it stand firm for the good fight for the faith.
It brought me back to the time when I was a baby
Christian; I would write down every prayer … prayer request;
I would write down every scripture; The Lord brought me to
during my devotions; I have note books filled with prayers;
prayer request; and prayers lead by the Lord; even those
prayers from the scriptures that were place on my heart, for
me, and sometimes for me to share with others. The beauty
about that is … My prayer always has been to be that godly woman
that always has a timely word. [Proverbs 15:13]

It was journal writing and sending personal encouragements to people via email, cards and letters that started my ministry of blogging six years ago.
My prayer is that whom ever reads my blog be inspired to seek the Lord and seek his word for a full life with Christ, growing in wisdom, knowledge and understanding to know God’s perfect will for our journey of faith.

A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! Proverbs 15:13

As I prepared for bed Psalm 103 is a song my church worship team sings and it was a
song in my head and my heart last night. It inspired me to share today.

Bless the LORD O’My Soul … Bless His Holy Name, Sing like never before O’My Soul … Bless His Holy Name.

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

PSALM 103

Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
2
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
3
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
4
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
5
Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6
The Lord executes righteousness
And justice for all who are oppressed.
7
He made known His ways to Moses,
His acts to the children of Israel.
8
The Lord is merciful and gracious,
Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
9
He will not always strive with us,
Nor will He keep His anger forever.
10
He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor punished us according to our iniquities.
11
For as the heavens are high above the earth,
So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
12
As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
13
As a father pities his children,
So the Lord pities those who fear Him.
14
For He knows our frame;
He remembers that we are dust.

Jan
16


God’s Word: …you, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
I call out to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy mountain.
I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
Psalm 3:3-5

Encouragement Shared: Each day we lay down and we wake up, it really is a testimony of God’s faithfulness through love, mercy and grace. As I sit quietly before him … Looking out to nature before me, I see palm trees, I hear the birds … and I hear the faint noise of traffic going by. It is in those quiet times that give me the reassurances through the word that God’s presence is always with us. He is in control of all matters both big and small. He sustains us in all circumstances. Psalm 91 states; His faithfulness will be your [our] shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day. Yes, the will guard us beloved, regardless of the battle before you. In the midst of our troubles the Lord preserve’s our life.

Rest in His Confidence;
The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever. Isaiah 32:17

Trust in the Lord forever … He is our rock eternal [Isaiah 26:4] As you step into your day confidently say; The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. [Psalm 23] He is our joy and our strength and nothing can keep us down. His faithful love will carry us through from glory to glory and strength to strength.

Prayer:
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the gift of Christ in us. Thank you for the assurance of your word, we can rest on your promises because you are the lifter of our heads. Thank you for your love and faithfulness … Your joy and your protection. Father help us to take heed to your word, may it redefine and refine us. It is in Jesus name I pray …Amen!

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