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Nov
02

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
Love-Excellently~

Prayer:
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!

May
15

God’s Word – O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth! Psalm 8:9 NLT

Definition: Adonai (Lord, Master): The Lord – My Great God

Encouragement Shared: His Majestic Name Fills the Heavens & the Earth – Yes, even the mountains and the hills burst into song over the majesty of the Lord’s presence. All creation cries out to the majestic name of the Master: Adoni… Praise his majestic name his mercies never fail they are new each day! Great is his faithfulness… And his faithful love endures all things. … the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Isaiah 55:12
He is the God of the Mountains; Our Great God. He will resolve every problem, He will provide every provision… His presence is in our lives through Christ

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

We can rest in ADONAI – LORD OF ALL
For the LORD is the one who shaped the mountains, stirs up the winds, and reveals his thoughts to mankind. He turns the light of dawn into darkness and treads on the heights of the earth. The LORD God of Heaven’s Armies is his name! Amos 4:13

We can trust in ADONAI – MASTER “ In that day,” declares the LORD, “you will call me ‘my husband’; you will no longer call me ‘my master. ’ Hosea 2:16

We can trust in the blessed assurance ADONAI – OUR GREAT LORD
Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. 1 Chronicles 29:11

Scripture References:

Isaiah 40:3-5 (NIV1984)
3 A voice of one calling:
“In the desert prepare
the way for the LORD;
make straight in the wilderness
a highway for our God.
4 Every valley shall be raised up,
every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
the rugged places a plain.
5 And the glory of the LORD will be revealed,
and all mankind together will see it.
For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

Ezekiel 16:8 (NIV1984)
8 “‘Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your nakedness. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Sovereign LORD, and you became mine.

Habakkuk 3:19 (NIV1984)
19 The Sovereign LORD is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to go on the heights.

Prayer: Psalm 8
Heavenly Father,
O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet: all creatures big and small; all humanity and its troubles and tears, our sorrow and fears and our tragedies that bring us from strength to strength revealing your glory – You are our majestic Lord; Master, more importantly Our Great LORD! … Thank you Father for all you do… In Jesus name-AMEN!

Jun
05

God’s Word – Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Galatians 6:1-3

Encouragement Shared:
The words of the wise bring healing… So often I find that we are offending or being offended by something was said, something gestured in action or deed. There are times where emotions get the best of us. When that happens very often the emotion leads to reckless words.
There is freedom in God’s word, pray for one another, encourage one another as long as it is called today, because of the deceitfulness of sin. Hebrews 3:13 Beloved, doing good to all are necessary components in our journey of faith. So often I find myself at the receiving end of reckless words that pierce like a sword. I usually have a difficult time confronting those behaviors when a person dares to be so bold in such a thoughtless unwelcoming attitude. Those very same people are unaware of their behaviors, or actions that are unpleasant and/or demeaning. And when they are aware of their behavior they are not usually remorseful or repentant. They often find it difficult to apologize. Their perceptions can be destructive and destroy relationships. Those behaviors are self-absorbed, the only thing that counts is their opinion being heard. So often this personality is an authority on everything. Truthfully speaking they believe their way is the best way. When we operate without sharing the truth in love regardless of our gifts or talents our actions are futile. This behavior is a dangerous attitude to have; it is a root of pride… Pride believes the lie that we are something, when we are not. The Bible states: Pride goes before destruction … Proverbs 16:18 ` `
Speaking the Truth in Love:
Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. Ephesians 4:14-16


Items to Consider Before We Speak:• Is it loving
• Is it true
• Is it edifying
• Is it critical
• Is it spirit lead
• Is it carnal

Be Prayerful & Thoughtful:
Pray over it before for we say anything …we need to consider our words carefully before we speak. Are they reckless words – Are they wise words that bring healing. Be prayerful in hope, and in sharing opinions, though the intention is good, words can bring wounds. The Bible States: And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that. All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death. 1 John 5:15-17

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

Prayer:
Heavenly Father, Thank your for your word that equips us for every circumstance. Help us to do good to all in love. Let us prayerfully warn our brothers and sisters, if they are caught in a sin, let your son or daughter, who lives by the Spirit should restore that person gently and in love.