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Jul
29


God’s Word:Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12

Encouragement Shared:
God’s merited favor establishes so many riches that are beyond anything that we could ever imagine. In good times he is with us, in hard times he defends and preserves us. It is in times that we sit quietly before him in those moments of stillness that we can hear the voice of the Lord leading – teaching – revealing those truths in the word that not only fill us to overflowing, but more importantly empower us for every good work we are called to in Christ Jesus.

Established and Equipped:
Yes, beloved it is the wisdom of God’s word that fills us to overflowing, so that we may be equipped and established for every good work we are called to in Christ Jesus. In the trials of life there are lessons. In our foolish choices there are consequences.
In either of these circumstance, we need to act justly, love mercifully and walk humbly before our God. Through these integrities’ there are lessons to be learned and victories awaiting us. By his faithfulness he defends us, protects us and shows us His salvation. Praise God that he withholds no good thing from us. [Psalm 84] … Beloved, regardless of the current circumstance your daughters will rest in confidence that you God are continually with us. Pray continually for the revelation , God’s revelations will not prove false.

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

Prayer:
Father, equip us through the dynamos power of your love and presence …
equip by your living and active word as we seek you daily especially in the shadow of the valley of death let us not fear evil because we can rest in the confidence of your presence. You are our shepherd and we are in want for no good thing … because you are provider and protector the defender of our “faith” … Lord you our joy and strength and we will praise you in all things. In Jesus name … Thank you Father – Amen!

Oct
16


God’s Word: To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue. Proverbs 16:1

Encouragement Shared: I get so excited when ever I learn something new. It brings on new perspective and confidence. The Bible states that our competence and confidence comes from God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. – 2 Corinthians 3:5

Persevere in Him:
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. 37 For, “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.” 38 And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” 39 But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved. Hebrews 10: 35-39 This area of scripture is a reminder that perseverance through godly confidence will be rewarded by acts of faith. Not acts of pride … the lying tongue acts of out of pride. The lying tongue slays and destroys. So does the prideful heart …
Beloved, …do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion; Proverbs 3:21

Prayer:
Heavenly Father,
Help us to understand our brevity … Let us heed the wisdoms and instructions to your word, so that we can live godly upright lives according to your will. Yes, we may make many plans but it is through you Lord that comes, the proper answer of the tongue and you graciously establish our steps. Thank you for protecting us through your love, mercies and faithfulness. Yes, Father great is your faithfulness your mercies are new each morning. On this morning and each morning we will give thanks for your wisdom and love. In Jesus name…AMEN!

31 Days in Proverbs ~


Proverbs 16
To humans belong the plans of the heart,
but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue.
2 All a person’s ways seem pure to them,
but motives are weighed by the LORD.
3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do,
and he will establish your plans.
4 The LORD works out everything to its proper end—
even the wicked for a day of disaster.
5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart.
Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for;
through the fear of the LORD evil is avoided.
7 When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone’s way,
he causes their enemies to make peace with them.
8 Better a little with righteousness
than much gain with injustice.
9 In their hearts humans plan their course,
but the LORD establishes their steps.
10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle,
and his mouth does not betray justice.
11 Honest scales and balances belong to the LORD;
all the weights in the bag are of his making.
12 Kings detest wrongdoing,
for a throne is established through righteousness.
13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips;
they value the one who speaks what is right.
14 A king’s wrath is a messenger of death,
but the wise will appease it.
15 When a king’s face brightens, it means life;
his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.
16 How much better to get wisdom than gold,
to get insight rather than silver!
17 The highway of the upright avoids evil;
those who guard their ways preserve their lives.
18 Pride goes before destruction,
a haughty spirit before a fall.
19 Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed
than to share plunder with the proud.
20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,
and blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD.
21 The wise in heart are called discerning,
and gracious words promote instruction.
22 Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent,
but folly brings punishment to fools.
23 The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent,
and their lips promote instruction.[c]
24 Gracious words are a honeycomb,
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
25 There is a way that appears to be right,
but in the end it leads to death.
26 The appetite of laborers works for them;
their hunger drives them on.
27 A scoundrel plots evil,
and on their lips it is like a scorching fire.
28 A perverse person stirs up conflict,
and a gossip separates close friends.
29 A violent person entices their neighbor
and leads them down a path that is not good.
30 Whoever winks with their eye is plotting perversity;
whoever purses their lips is bent on evil.
31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor;
it is attained in the way of righteousness.
32 Better a patient person than a warrior,
one with self-control than one who takes a city.
33 The lot is cast into the lap,
but its every decision is from the LORD.

Oct
03



God’s Word: …do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight,
preserve sound judgment and discretion; they will be life for you, Proverbs 3:21-22

Encouragement Shared: Beloved, keep a tight reign on wisdom… Seek to understanding the wisdoms of God’s word the Bible. Yes, trust fully in God, do not depend on your own reasoning or understanding. In all of your ways, acknowledge the Lord Almighty … He is the strength of our life, he will equip us for every good work in every aspect of our daily life. Yes, beloved, God will guide our heart, provide direction and provide protection as we commit, delight and submit in full obedience. He is faithful to hear us as we pray, and faithful to act in super natural ways. More than we can ever think, ask, or imagine. Trust in God with all your heart as you move forward today.

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

Proverbs 3
Wisdom Bestows Well-Being

3 My son, do not forget my teaching,
but keep my commands in your heart,
2 for they will prolong your life many years
and bring you peace and prosperity.
3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 Then you will win favor and a good name
in the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.[a]
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the LORD and shun evil.
8 This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.
9 Honor the LORD with your wealth,
with the firstfruits of all your crops;
10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing,
and your vats will brim over with new wine.
11 My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline,
and do not resent his rebuke,
12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves,
as a father the son he delights in.[b]
13 Blessed are those who find wisdom,
those who gain understanding,
14 for she is more profitable than silver
and yields better returns than gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies;
nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 Long life is in her right hand;
in her left hand are riches and honor.
17 Her ways are pleasant ways,
and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her;
those who hold her fast will be blessed.
19 By wisdom the LORD laid the earth’s foundations,
by understanding he set the heavens in place;
20 by his knowledge the watery depths were divided,
and the clouds let drop the dew.
21 My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight,
preserve sound judgment and discretion;
22 they will be life for you,
an ornament to grace your neck.
23 Then you will go on your way in safety,
and your foot will not stumble.
24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
25 Have no fear of sudden disaster
or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
26 for the LORD will be at your side
and will keep your foot from being snared.
27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
when it is in your power to act.
28 Do not say to your neighbor,
“Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you”—
when you already have it with you.
29 Do not plot harm against your neighbor,
who lives trustfully near you.
30 Do not accuse anyone for no reason—
when they have done you no harm.
31 Do not envy the violent
or choose any of their ways.
32 For the LORD detests the perverse
but takes the upright into his confidence.
33 The LORD’s curse is on the house of the wicked,
but he blesses the home of the righteous.
34 He mocks proud mockers
but shows favor to the humble and oppressed.
35 The wise inherit honor,
but fools get only shame.