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Dec
07

God’ s Word – Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye. Proverbs 7:2

Proverbs 7 – Warnings against the Adulterer…

Prayer:
Heavenly Father,

You Lord are Holy God.  You Lord are a loving and gracious God that has wash us clean by the Holy Word breathed out by you.  You have removed our sins as far as the east and west.  We rejoice in the victories you give. We thank you Father for Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.  That took on our transgressions and sins at Calvary.  Help to show that same pure love through forgiveness and mercy toward those who would sin against us so that we may not see bitterness dwell within us. The writer of the Proverbs share; At the window of my house; I looked out through the lattice.  I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who lacked judgment.  May we heed your warnings and hide in the shadow of your wing. Teach us your ways Lord, and direct our paths so that we will not behave in simple ways or lack judgment. He was going down the street near her corner, walking along in the direction of her house at twilight, as the day was fading, as the dark of night set in.  Then out came a woman to meet him, dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent. We will steer clear of the ways of the adulterer at all times of the day.  We will not seek the company of the (One who is loud and defiant, their feet never stay at home;  now in the street, now in the squares, at every corner they lurk.)  We will keep our eyes on Jesus our King of kings and Lord of lords so that we may not be snared by the behavior of the wicked adulterer and not take hold of them nor kissed them; nor speak with words that cause a snare:  “We will have fellowship offerings only with you at Father and look to fulfill our vows with only you Lord.  We will not look to meet with danger that snares on when they come out to meet the adulterer; we will seek you while you may be found and draw close to you Father while you are near.  We give you all the glory in all the victories that you bring into our lives through you word of truth that continually brings us faith and hope through your promise. And we know Father that hope does not disappoint Thank you, Father for your word of hope…In Jesus name we pray…Amen!
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiford

Things to Consider:
• Look to ways of the Lord
• Do not be a companion of those that lack judgement
• Steer clear of the adultery
• Do no make vows with the evil or wicked

Dec
01

God’s Word –  My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them.  Proverbs 1:10

Proverbs 1
Prayer:

Heavenly Father,

We will shout for joy to you LORD, for all the earth to hear. We will worship you LORD with gladness; we will come before you with joyful songs of thanksgiving.  We know that you LORD are our God.  It is you that made us, and we are your people, the sheep of  your pasture.  We will honor you and love your commands…We thank you for your forgiveness, that your daughters will forgive others that would sin against us. Your daughters will listen, to her father’s instruction and do not forsake her mother’s teaching. They will be a garland to grace to our heads and a chain to adorn our neck.  Your daughters will not be enticed by sinners and will not give in to them.  If they say, “Come along with us;  let’s lie in wait for someone’s blood, let’s waylay some harmless soul; We will not join or participate in waiting for someone’s blood, so that it would create harm. We will not go along with them, we will not set foot on their paths; Thank you for your presence in our lives.  Thank you for the victories you give.  Thank you for answers to our prayers…In Jesus name we pray…Amen!

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

Things to Consider:

• Do not forsake our parents teaching
• Do not let sinners entice you
• Do not cause harm to a harmless soul

Recommended Reading: Proverbs 1; Psalm 1

Nov
23

God’s Word – Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, Hebrews 13:5

Proverbs 23 – Have a balanced view of wealth…

Heavenly Father,
We thank you for your tender mercies, your love and your faithfulness.  When there are no figs on the tree or grapes on the vine, and the olive crop fails, and the fields produce no food great is your faithfulness Father: your daughters will trust in you!  We will rejoice in you Father we will be filled with joy because you are our strength.  Let the words of our mouth and the meditation of our hearts be acceptable to you.  We will love one another deeply because love covers a multitude of sins.  We will honor you by showing mercy and forgiveness. We will do as your word instructs: When you sit down to eat with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you; And put a knife to your throat.  If you are a man given to appetite.  Do not desire his delicacies, For they are deceptive food.  Your daughters will consider carefully what is before her when she is in the presence of the rich, she will not be a woman given to the appetite of what the rich possess.  She will not desire their delicacies because they are deceptive.   Do not overwork to be rich; Because of your own understanding, cease!  Will you set your eyes on that which is not?  For riches certainly make themselves wings; They fly away like an eagle toward heaven.  Father your word states keep our lives free from the love of money, that we will be content with what we have, you have said: Never will you leave us, never will you forsake us. We can confidently say; you Lord are our helper, will we not be afraid. Do not eat the bread of a miser,  Nor desire his delicacies;  For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.  Father we will be faithful not to accept gifts from those who do not love from a sincere heart, we know that love is the most excellent way.  Love is what makes friendship faithful and lasting.  Thank you for showing us your ways Father and teaching us your paths.  We will wait on you all the day long.  Thank you for your love and faithfulness.  May we continue to seek you with all our heart, mind and strength.  In Jesus name we pray…Amen!

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

Things to Consider:
• Do not desire another’s luxuries
• Do not live to become rich
• Love makes lasting friendship