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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!

Names of God ~ Jehovah Nissi

God’s Word – Moses built an altar and called it The LORD is my Banner. Exodus 17:15

Jehovah Nissi (The Lord My Banner)

Wisdom Shared:
As we grow in wisdom through the word it builds us up, along with
the building of our faith. Yes, the Lord is our banner… Our protector… Our Shield.
Do you ever find your self going around and around the the same issues in a
certain area of your life? I know I do, and the questions I ask; Father what am I
to gain from this? How can I be obedient to learn, grow, persevere through this
circumstance. Beloved, that opens way for God to reveal, restore and revere us
through the desire to be obedient. To be obedient is better than sacrifice beloved.
To be obedient opens up the way for God to grow us through faith, and to bless us
with the best of the land. Yes, even our enemies will be at peace with us.

Watch and Pray:
Watch and pray through your circumstance, so that the evilness of temptation will not over take
you to bring forth havoc and destruction. Be a willing because we know the spirit is willing, but the body is weak…
Be devoted to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
Because we know “The Lord is Our Banner” Our Protector… Our Shield … Our Provider!

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

Scripture References:

• Exodus 17:15-16 – NIV
15 Moses built an altar and called it The LORD is my Banner. 16 He said, “Because hands were lifted up against[a] the throne of the LORD,[b] the LORD will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to generation.”
Deuteronomy 20:3-4 NIV
3 He shall say: “Hear, Israel: Today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not panic or be terrified by them. 4 For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.”

• Isaiah 11:10-12 – NIV
10 In that day the Root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples; the nations will rally to him, and his resting place will be glorious. 11 In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to reclaim the surviving remnant of his people from Assyria, from Lower Egypt, from Upper Egypt, from Cush,[a] from Elam, from Babylonia,[b] from Hamath and from the islands of the Mediterranean.
12 He will raise a banner for the nations
and gather the exiles of Israel;
he will assemble the scattered people of Judah
from the four quarters of the earth.

Heavenly Father,
You are our banner… Our protection and shield…
Thank you for your full armor that equips and protects
us in our daily life…Thank you for your word that equips us
For every good work you call us to in Christ…
You are the Great I AM…Our Great LORD … Our Banner!
Thank you Father for all you do… In Jesus name-AMEN!


God’s Word: …encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. Hebrews 3:13

Encouragement Shared: Today as I read my daily devotional I was lead to Galatian 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. And as usual I read through the entire chapter in context then read Matthey Henry’s Commentary. In doing this it helps to give clarity through assurance of the directive of God’s word. I purposed that if we carry one another’s burdens and lift those who have fallen into the deceitfulness of sin we are to bring them back through gentleness and respect. It is our Christian duty of love and act of faith through Christ. Other wise we are chastening, through a critical and cynical position of pride. Truthfully pride lies and divides, that is the vain deceit that is contained in pride. We are to encourage one another daily so that the deceitfulness of sin does not harden us. [Hebrews 3:13]

I know it becomes easy to stand on ceremony pointing out one another’s sin, and being overly critical over behaviors that we deem as unacceptable. However, we need to look intently at the word of God as a mirror into our very own soul. I traveled in a circle of Christian friends that were intelligent and wise with those things pertaining to the word. But, their tolerance for other people’s short comings were critical, unloving and the sad part is they would speak and act on sharing their opinions with out the gentleness or respect that is required. That behavior was just as awful as the sin they were sniffing out in others. They were standing on ceremony thinking themselves more highly than they should. Instead of encouraging through love they were flame throwers running people out of the church and wounding them unnecessarily. Truthfully beloved it is God who determines the motives of the heart, he also can direct the king’s heart as a water course. I have to then ask why do we feel compelled to do the work of the spirit without the promptings of God leading us? We ought to act in love not in attitude or judgment. Love through our faith is something that we ought practice daily through reading, studying and praying over it thoroughly. Speaking the truth in love this is what we are required and commanded to do … through love is the most necessary component. We are recognized by our love. It is God’s will that should be done, therefore allow God to do the conviction and encourage one another, just as we are called to do.

Thank you Lord for your word, it brings to life our faith, duty and sinful nature that only you alone can redeem us from, our sinful ways. Yes you father bring to revelation our sin via the conviction of your word through the power of Christ in us.  Thank you for your loving grace and restoring us to glory to glory – strength to strength.

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

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