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Mar
25

God’s Word: Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God. Romans 8:34

Answer the Call Today!

Wisdom Shared:
Today as we reflect on Good Friday… Let us keep at the top of our minds that He died for us all.
Christ’ ressurection is a call to action – Duty and faith … Wisdom and knowledge … Power and glory. He died and three days later
he rose again to sit at the right hand side of the Father. He has risen, he has risen and the power and the glory is within us.
Regardless of our position, if we are in Christ or not … The truth remains the same; DBR – Death, Burial and Resurrection occurred.
Christ died one Friday and three days later he rose again, to give us redemption from sins and hope of a new life in HIM. A hope of glory through HIM!

Rest in Confidence:

Beloved, it is a solemn day, but it is the beginning of a new life … The gift of salvation that will deliver us from dark times, hard times,
through the everlasting love that delivers us to strength to strength – glory to glory. Christ intercedes for us bring us to victory in the
battles of life. What ever circumstance you are walking through today spiritually, emotionally and physically rest in confiedence that
he [Christ] took on the punishment for you, for me, and all humanity so that we could keep our eye on {HIM}Jesus the author and perfecter of
our faith. Rest in confidence – God is for us and nothing in this world can separate us from the love of God.

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

Prayer:

Heavenly Father,
May we reflect on the call of our lives … your call to relinquish our sinful self to be delivered into the richness of your glory.
Help us to remain strong, empower us through the living Christ that took on our pain, our shame, our fears and our sorrows, so that we
can be reconciled to you. The living hope of glory that preserves us in our troubles, and restores us to a position of wisdom,
understanding through the light of your presence, and the power of your word. Thank you Father for all you do to draw us near.
H In Jesus name, Amen!

Romans 8:28-39New International Version (NIV)

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

More Than Conquerors
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”[b]
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[c] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Footnotes:

Romans 8:28 Or that all things work together for good to those who love God, who; or that in all things God works together with those who love him to bring about what is good—with those who
Romans 8:36 Psalm 44:22
Romans 8:38 Or nor heavenly rulers

Apr
06

God’s Love
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

 
Encouragement Shared:
Holy Week is the most precious time in all the year…
It is a time of reverence and awe in the awesome Glory of Christ!
God’s Perfect Plan:
I came that they may have life and may have it abundantly. John 10:10
The bible says that the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. John 1:17

John Announces The Way – Christ
He is described by John the Baptist as the Lamb of God, Look, The Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29 There is no love that could compare than that of our heavenly Father has for us!

The Living Word – Jesus Christ:
 
Therefore Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.He will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.  ”I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.  ”I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me? just as the Father knows me and I know the Father?and I lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life?only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”John 10:7-18 more…