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May
02

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God’s Word: For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Proverbs 2:10

Wisdom Shared:  The one reassuring benefit of wisdom is that it will guide you through any and all circumstances in life.  The more one reads God’s word the bible … the more transforming grace occurs within our entire spiritual being.  There is only victory ahead for those whom seek the wisdom of God through the presence of Christ in us that brings us strength.

May this Proverb richly bless you as you move through your day and walk in faith.

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


Proverbs 2
Moral Benefits of Wisdom

2 My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,
2 turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding—
3 indeed, if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
4 and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.
6 For the Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7 He holds success in store for the upright,
he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
8 for he guards the course of the just
and protects the way of his faithful ones.

9 Then you will understand what is right and just
and fair—every good path.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
11 Discretion will protect you,
and understanding will guard you.

12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,
from men whose words are perverse,
13 who have left the straight paths
to walk in dark ways,
14 who delight in doing wrong
and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
15 whose paths are crooked
and who are devious in their ways.

16 Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman,
from the wayward woman with her seductive words,
17 who has left the partner of her youth
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18 Surely her house leads down to death
and her paths to the spirits of the dead.
19 None who go to her return
or attain the paths of life.

20 Thus you will walk in the ways of the good
and keep to the paths of the righteous.
21 For the upright will live in the land,
and the blameless will remain in it;
22 but the wicked will be cut off from the land,
and the unfaithful will be torn from it.

Jan
25

Pro-Life vs. LOVE

God’s Word: I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, Ephesians 3:16

Wisdom Shared;

To all the “Pro-Lifers” who profess Christ as your Lord and Savior. I have been seeing and reading your commentaries, memes and posts regarding those people that state they are pro-choice. The truth is we must be willing to share; …but in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 1 Peter 3:15

Wisdom Shared:  The truth is: We were once foolish and disobedient according to God’s Holy Scriptures; Titus 3:2-4 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone. At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared … By the grace of God we have been saved, no longer ensnared by the trappings and lies of this world. It is to our glory through God to answer the call to shine the light of Christ before thOse poor in spirit, broken and lost souls in order that they can know the truth to be set free; the gospel of peace through the hope we have. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you [Christian], the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, Ephesians 1:18 … Just as we are instructed — to forgive one another just as the Lord has forgiven you…because if we do not forgive others and their sins, your Father will not forgive you. This is pertinent instruction especially for those who believe it is a woman’s right to choose to abort a child. How can we reach them if we are behaving judgmental and critical? How can we share the testimony of God at work? I’m sorry we are not answering our call to love one another deeply with a pure heart and sincere faith through a clear conscience. 1 Timothy 1:5 We need to share out of benevolent heart, mercy, love, justice and humility with God leading the way. Is God leading the way when you’re sharing memes and sarcastic comments and post over Pro-choice issues they have no wisdom about?- Share the reason for your hope with gentleness and respect.

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,

In His Love,

Jennifer Pettiford – Love-excellently~

… Out of the mouth of Christ;

Matthew 6:9-15

9 “This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,[a]
but deliver us from the evil one.[b]’

14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Jan
17

Thelma & Louise” – A Lesson in where the mind goes we follow…


God’s Word:

And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. Romans 8:30 NIV

Wisdom Shared: I have often heard it said, “Where the mind goes man follows” … It is because of that inclination God reiterates those oh so important points throughout the scriptures.  It was on my weekly call with my oldest, that during our conversation we spoke of the useless violence going on all around us.,,,shooting rampages…that lead to injuries and even death.  It was this profound word, that my oldest child stated; ” It is demonic… because of the violence in the music that people listen to eventually gets ingrained in their brain,  Then they act on it.”  As I was watching TV, and channel surfing I came across the movie; Thelma & Louise it brought to my thoughts. Where the mind goes the man/woman follows-it reiterates the need to think on positive thoughts.

Think on These Things

7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8Finally, brothers, whateveris true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right,whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think on these things. 9Whatever you have learned and received and heard from me, and seen in me, put these things into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.…

Godly To Do List:
  • Whatever is Honorable
  • Whatever is Right
  • Whatever is Pure
  • Whatever is lovely
  • Whatever is admirable
  • Whatever is excellent or praise worthy … Think on these things.
Thelma and Louise although it was a fictional movie there was an lesson that no bad deed goes unpunished.  It was a dark ending… but it does have an important hidden message,  … A life left to self is not good.  The life with out king Jesus, brings on sorrow and brokenness.  The truth is that without the power of God in us … Life’s hardships can lead us to a dead end.  Yes, Beloved, Jesus is calling us to remain in Him.  To believe in the promise through the word of hope through out the Bible. Although many may perceive that the Bible is an antiquated book that is not fitting to today’s standards.  Trust and believe that the opposite is true- If God is for us who can be against us? How often in the life of a Christian have we heard and often repeated that?… The truth Beloved God has called us and so generously equips us with every need-every circumstance. Yes because of God’s great love; we are more than conquerors.
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
In Christ Love,
Jennifer Pettiford
Love-Excellently~


Romans 8:30-32

More Than Conquerors

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?