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God’s Word – “For you will go out with joy And be led forth with peace; The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12 NASB

Encouragement Shared:
The Bible states; God will make known to us the path of life; In HIS Majestic presence is fullness of joy; In HIS right hand there are pleasures forever. [Psalm 16:11] Yes, beloved in the joy of his presence we are to give our love and thanksgiving to Him. In the midst of our troubles he preserves our life, through giving us a future and hope. Our God is the God of eternal hope in all circumstances of life. There is no other hope than glory of his presence in our life, going before us ; showing us the path of life that is joy, that is also great peace. Beloved it is through that great joy and peace through the word that enables us to move forth in his strength.

There are times that our circumstances do discourage; dissuade and seem daunting leading us to be stagnant in our faith.  I know first hand that feeling of emptiness and disappointment that can some how come in and be all consuming with out a hope in the world.  I can see through the victories yet, they seem unattainable.  I see through the everlasting hope – then an overwhelming presence comes to mind that I am not worthy of the promise.  It is ineffective thinking that mind set is not godly vision but worldly dissatisfaction.  God is the strength of our heart, mind and spirit…it is through the promise of His word that he can lift us up when we feel discouraged, fearful and alone in our hardships.   If we hear his voice we can not harden our hearts, it is through the presence of the Holy Spirit poured out in us that leads us to the promise of victory, joy and peace through  the storm.  It it in those times that I can attest to you Beloved, that boldness – strength – courage become the shield that is Christ with us.  He is our strength and our joy… Let us sings songs of thanksgiving and praise in the storms of difficulty and encourage one another from the deceitfulness of sins grip.  Let us move forward, learn the lessons of hardship to increase our faith to living testimonies to encourage and inspire the wonderful presence of our God.

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

Heavenly Father,
We thank you for your awesome word that empowers your people to seek you … to seek you with all their heart, mind and spirit. Forgive us of our sins Father those of omission and commission …that we would repent and stand firm in your word so that the enemy would flee. We are confident that in the midst of life’s storms only you can preserve our life. Father, let the wicked forsake their wicked ways…because we know; You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; … Thank You God, because you have anointed Your sons and daughters With the oil of joy above all. … Give your sons/daughters the wisdom through your word to discern the works of the wickedly evil ploys set against us… May your word be on the top of mind and the tip of our tongue, and that those who plot what is evil in your sight the heart to repent and be restored; without repentance that they would suffer the consequence of their wicked and evil plans. Empower us through the joy of your presence so that we can rest in your peace without any anxiousness. In Jesus Precious name …Amen!

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.
    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

    God’s Word: The Lord is good. His love is forever Psalm 100:5 NCV

    Encouragement Shared:
    Here is a challenge; Today, and each day give thanks to the Lord because his faithful love endures forever!
    I am excited to share this Psalm only because God has shown me his faithful love in all circumstances. Life may not happen as I desire it to go, or His timing is not in tune with my timing. The truth is God is faithful in love … yes beloved He is faithful in all he does. May the peace of God guard your hearts, mind and spirit as you sing praise to His name.

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

    Psalm 100 Give Thanks!

    Shout to the Lord, all the earth.
    Serve the Lord with joy;
    come before him with singing.
    Know that the Lord is God.
    He made us, and we belong to him;
    we are his people, the sheep he tends.
    Come into his city with songs of thanksgiving
    and into his courtyards with songs of praise.
    Thank him and praise his name.
    The Lord is good. His love is forever,
    and his loyalty goes on and on.