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Jan
06

God’s Word: And Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith. Genesis 15:6

Wisdom Shared: In our humanity … A life filled with responsibilities to our respective family; Spouse, children, immediate and extended family members, work – deadlines-co-workers … Everyday brings a indicative plan of its own. How often can it be said, I have this “To do List” …and as the day goes along an emergent issue comes along, then the “To do List” is put on hold.  I have come to realization because life happens. God’s word will continually remind us through out the scriptures the single point in a particular season of life we currently in over and over again and again.  Each day is a new beginning to do life right.  To trust and believe … Mary believed… Blessed … is she [and so are we] who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”  Luke 1:45  It is in the promises of God’s Holy Scriptures that give us the confidence in HIM, that he hears our prayers…
As another Christmas celebration has pass, and all through the season window displays in the stores are beautifully lit up with ribbons and bows…tinsel of silver with gold.
One department store holiday mantra; “Believe”.  
Each time I see the word sprinkled through out the store and in its displays, all that comes to mind for me …  Believe in what? Santa Clause? … Or the real reason for the excitement for the season- Jesus our salvation!  Yes, Beloved, I believe … You believe all that the Lord has said. We are blessed because we believe, more importantly we are righteous just as Abraham [aka Abram].  God reiterates this point through out the Bible; Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith. Genesis 15:6 … It was also mentioned:Romans 4:3 Romans 4:17 Galatians 3:6 and James 2:23
And for those who don’t believe the true faith is in Him Jesus Christ our redeemer who intercedes for us to the Almighty God; maker of the heavens and the earth. The encouragement for you: He answers our prayers; He gives grace and glory through faithful love. He reveals, heals and restores us… Christ brings glory, honor and strength, he is the faithful hope given.  He is the gift that continually is giving; Jesus is the light of the world for those who believe in HIM.  He is the word that came to life. [Recommended reading Isaiah 53]
My prayer for you Beloved, that you believe in the honorable things that will reveal and heal you in each and every area of your life.

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


Prayer

O Lord, don’t rebuke your Sons/Daugthers in your anger or discipline them in your rage. Have compassion on us, Lord, for we are weak. Heal us, Lord, for our bones are in agony.  We are sick at heart. How long, O Lord, until you restore us?  Return, O Lord, and rescue your Sons/Daughters. Save us because of your unfailing love. We will commit, submit, delight and trust in you Lord for healing; Body, mind and spirit.  We believe in your truth, your word Father is truth. …Yes, Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. Thank you for your unfailing love and faithfulness that surrounds us Thank you for the ability to see and believe in Jesus. In Christ name- Amen!

Prayer from Psalm 6:1-3; Jeremiah 17:14

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
10

Wise Words to Live By ~


God’s Word: Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked. Proverbs 10:6

Encouragement Shared: Beloved as this Proverbs speaks to my very being this morning, it reiterates the value in seeking wisdom. … Speaking wise words, remaining diligent and how the ways of the righteous brings wealth. Lazy hands create poverty … but blessings crown the head of the righteous. More importantly righteousness delivers us from death. Jesus has spoken much wisdom for practical life application. Wealth through wisdom is not about just monetary means, it is about the godly provisions that God graciously brings us along with the empowerment: We can do anything through God that gives us strength. Yes, beloved … Jesus is the joy of our strength. God will provide all our need according to His glorious riches via Christ Jesus. He died to give us a righteous life through Him that gives us strength. Today as I step into my day, it is the wisdoms of these words that will fill me with joy through the confidence to work through competence given by God the Father. On this day may he fill you to
over-flowing as he blesses and establishes the works of your hands today.

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
In Christ Love,
Jennifer Pettiford
Love-Excellently~ Love is the most excellent way!


Proverbs 10 The proverbs of Solomon:
A wise son brings joy to his father,
but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
2 Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value,
but righteousness delivers from death.
3 The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry,
but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
4 Lazy hands make for poverty,
but diligent hands bring wealth.
5 He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son,
but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.
6 Blessings crown the head of the righteous,
but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
7 The name of the righteous is used in blessings,
but the name of the wicked will rot.
8 The wise in heart accept commands,
but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
9 Whoever walks in integrity walks securely,
but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.
10 Whoever winks maliciously causes grief,
and a chattering fool comes to ruin.
11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,
but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
12 Hatred stirs up conflict,
but love covers over all wrongs.
13 Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning,
but a rod is for the back of one who has no sense.
14 The wise store up knowledge,
but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
15 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city,
but poverty is the ruin of the poor.
16 The wages of the righteous is life,
but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.
17 Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life,
but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
18 Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips
and spreads slander is a fool.
19 Sin is not ended by multiplying words,
but the prudent hold their tongues.
20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver,
but the heart of the wicked is of little value.
21 The lips of the righteous nourish many,
but fools die for lack of sense.
22 The blessing of the LORD brings wealth,
without painful toil for it.
23 A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes,
but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.
24 What the wicked dread will overtake them;
what the righteous desire will be granted.
25 When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone,
but the righteous stand firm forever.
26 As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,
so are sluggards to those who send them.
27 The fear of the LORD adds length to life,
but the years of the wicked are cut short.
28 The prospect of the righteous is joy,
but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.
29 The way of the LORD is a refuge for the blameless,
but it is the ruin of those who do evil.
30 The righteous will never be uprooted,
but the wicked will not remain in the land.
31 From the mouth of the righteous comes the fruit of wisdom,
but a perverse tongue will be silenced.
32 The lips of the righteous know what finds favor,
but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.