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Jan
09
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
Love-Excellently~

Prayer:
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.”

Sep
02

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.  Proverbs 22:6

The Encouragement: Do not seek to be perfect, seek instead to work at love in excellence…but only through the grace of God. Parenting: It requires sacrificial love, commitment, consideration, planning, and the desire to give endless amounts of time, patience, understanding, seeking wisdom to impart wisdom … and yes many prayers. It’s not designer clothes, or the latest over priced sneakers, or the latest electronic gadgets, or expensive gestures that put us into financial ruin … It’s all about protection, safety, care and listening, spending quantitative – qualitative time … showing: truth, respect, honor through love toward our children. It’s living the talk …not just talking the talk. It’s correction without breaking spirits… Sound counsel without reckless words. Loving in the most excellent ways.

So often, I witness the breaking of spirits in children, while I am out and about… This is coming from a mother that raised two children one of them,an extremely active child.  I can tell you losing your cool is not good.  Breaking your child’s esteem is greatly at risk.  If your child doesn’t do well running errands with you then don’t bring him/her.  Work it in during your work week… before work, during lunch or after work before pick-up.  Make your free time about family time, after all in the blink of an eye they are off to college and onto their own lives.  If you are a single parent, try doing Wal-Mart on line grocery ordering,  a $50.00 minimum then pick it up later.  Check out your local markets see if they offer that service.  There services that are doing this for a minimal fee.  Do as much of on-line business as possible, technology is a great asset we can do on line banking, bill payments, shop for supplies for the house, school and work.  We can even keep up with the kids academics – You  don’t need to be hit with a last minute project and scramble around to help them complete it.  We can view the class syllabus on line; set your smart phones up for strategies and plan with you children.  The best plan I love is assigning chores; my kids were excellent at this because they were competitive.  Their competitiveness not only got the house cleaned and laundry done, they made sure it stayed that way.  I miss those days.  - The most important order of keeping life in order is getting rest … do your best to get you and everyone to bed early.  Nothing more stressful than working with no sleep.  The body needs to rest, repair and rejuvenate.  Do pray consistently daily find a time that works best for you. – Pray in you alone time; the kids nap time and pray as a family, it keeps good communication flowing between you and God and God and the children.  This is what I call faith in action…  Be blessed and rest in his presence.

Fathers,[Parents] do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Eph. 6:4

Read Ephesians 6

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,

In Christ Love,

Jennifer Pettiford

Love-Excellently~

Sep
01
God’s Word –
In repentance and rest is your strength Isaiah 30:15 …

The Lord is a A faithful God blessed are those who wait for him to help them. Deuteronomy 7:9

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:11
    Wisdom shared: During the waiting and being still, it’s good to praise the glory of the Lord working in us and through us. Yes, it is good to praise him while we wait… It is in those quiet times we are comforted and we are stretched.  We learn patience, perseverance, and we gain perspective through God’s purpose.  It is through those quiet times we gain godly visions instead of our own fleshly actions.  When we wait on God we see the results of his love, mercy and grace.  It is in the darkest times of my life I have seen the goodness of the Lord … I am thankful for the deliverance out of the darkness.  I am thankful for His unfailing love…

    Do Not Give Up … Each time I’m ready to give up I am reminded of the promises given to me years ago. It is because of the promises that have been given to me through God’s word of truth that I have endured in sickness and also in health. I have also been sustained during great times of need and in times of abundance. I have seen the goodness of the Lord and each time I am ready to give up I am reminded of the Almighty God who is patient and never forsakes us. Yes, beloved it is through the word of hope The Bible that he continually heals my soul. He will never leave us or forsake us so we say with confidence the Lord is my helper I will not fear … What can man do to me?… [Hebrews 13;5-6] Yes, we are reminded to maintain an attitude of gratitude, to display  patience and kindness. We are not to be anxious, we are not to be prideful, arrogant or rude. We are not to be self seeking or easily angered not counting wrong doing of others. Instead we want to rejoice in all circumstances encourage the weak, and help the lost. Yes we will rejoice in the truth, that is the eternal hope of his word of Christ in us. We have the power to endure through all circumstance. We have the promises to stand firm in the word to remain confident.
    Prayer:
    Heavenly Father, We thank you for the wisdom of your word. It is through your word that we are empowered to do every good work that you qualified us to do. May we continue to stand firm in the faith and fight the good fight for the faith, in sharing your gospel of peace. By the way we live our lives for all to see as well as being bold to evangelize to those who are weary and lost. We thank you for the word in us that it would be fruitful and multiply 100 times over!
    In Jesus name. Amen!
    Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance …
    In Christ Love,
    Jennifer Pettiford
    Love-excellently~