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Feb
27
 

28 Days to LOVE ~ Day 27 Living Water

28 Days to LOVE ~ Day 27  Living Water…
Love Excellently – “If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever— The Spirit of truth. John 14:16;17
The fruits of the spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control against such things there is no law…Galatians 5:22-23

Encouragement Shared: The fruits of the spirit are the key ingredients of living a fruitful life by divine design they are the Living Water we need daily to breathe.  We need water to live, so my encouragement today as you seek to be strengthened by God’s love is that you take in the Living Water daily…May these attributes described by Paul will unlock those keys to inspire your desire to seek God’s will and divine plan for your life through the power of God’s love.   The bible states in the Proverbs; If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you…Proverbs 9:12a 

Faith Increases Strength:
The word of God is a substantial component to knowing his will for your life.
The book of Hebrews makes it clear to us that faith comes by hearing the message of every word of God. This awesome love letter written to you personally has over 33,000 promises. The bible states we are blessed because we believe all that Lord has said.  [Luke 1]  Christ’s life then his death on the cross was part of that dedication to you and a testament of love. For God so love the world that he gave his one only son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 As  a young teenager I never grasp that fact, and as grown adult it took tragedy and restoration for me to grasp how deep and how wide and how high the love God has for me.   This love is not exclusive to me it is available to all who believe that Jesus is the way the truth and the life.  Remember the scripture reads God so loved the world to know this love brings us completion in our redeemer; Christ Jesus!

The word of God is God Breathed:
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 I love that verse Paul wrote to Timothy, It is a verse that speaks truth, wisdom and knowledge that will equip you for every good work of God through Christ.  My Prayer is that God would continue to fill you to overflowing through the power of His word in you!  As a deer pants for streams of water that we our souls would thirst for God, the living God. [Psalm 42:1;2]

 

Prayer:
Heavenly Father,   As a deer pants for streams of water, we too thirst for you Lord, the living God… Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls;all your waves and breakers
have swept over us.  By day you LORD directs you love, at night you song is with us— a prayer to the God of our life.  Thank you for directing your love through Christ… We love you Lord and desire to obey your commands…  Let not our soul be downcast or disturbed within us…we will put our hope and trust in you Lord, we will praise your name…  We will receive and believe all that your word teaches us so that we may be healed, restored and strengthened by the Power of you LOVE… Through Power of Christ our Lord and Savior and the “Holy Spirit” in us… In Jesus name we pray…Amen!

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

Feb
26
 

 28 Days to LOVE ~ Day 26 Everlasting Love & Loving Kindness

 

Love Excellently –The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. Jeremiah 31:3

Blessed is he who has regard for the weak;
the LORD delivers him in times of trouble.
The LORD will protect him and preserve his life;
he will bless him in the land
and not surrender him to the desire of his foes.
The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed
and restore him from his bed of illness.
 I said, “O LORD, have mercy on me;
heal me, for I have sinned against you.”
In my integrity you uphold me
and set me in your presence forever.
 Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.
Amen and Amen. Psalm 41:1-4; 12-13

Encouragement Shared:
His Word is alive … The word became flesh – Christ Jesus who is the living word.  Moses brought the law but grace and truth came by way of Christ.  For the word of God is active and alive.
The word of God is Powerful and Mighty; Sharper than a double edged sword…
God exalts his word higher than his name; I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name
For Your loving-kindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.
[ Read Psalm 138]

God’s Gift of Wisdom Brings Abundant Life:
Wisdom is a wonderful gift; James states if you ask for wisdom he will give freely and abundantly without finding fault. My advice is this get in his word more than you ever have been in your life!
Please don’t just read it; PAM –
Pray-Apply-Meditate for Memorization.
It is the word that redeems, restores, instructs, heals and fills the spirit,-With wisdom come knowledge and your actions will lead to abundant fruit-May he anoint you with oil of gladness more than any of your companions… The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10

For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

The Divine Plan Is in God’s Word:

God has a divine plan for your life; His plan is for victory not mediocrity-His plan for you life will unfold in his word! Live by “The Word of Truth” Planted in you and you will not lose! God has written this awesome love letter to you; with un-ending love and promises to you over 33,000-

Sharing Truths that set us free:
I am sharing His faithful words to refresh those hearts that need lifting up…The truth is we all need lifting up and we all need the power of his truth to fill us and equip us through God’s Perfect and flawless word… 

Prayer:
 Heavenly Father… I lift up to you “ The Daughters of The King”…May we grow in wisdom and knowledge through the glorious riches of your marvelous grace and love may our roots go deep, as we continually trust in you in all we do, in every area of our lives and yes precious sisters even those secret doors that have been bolted shut!  Your word tells us you Lord long to be gracious toward us, you rejoice over us in song, and more importantly you Father will quiet your daughters with your love…Thank you for all you do in and through us… In Jesus name-Amen!

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

Feb
25

28 Days to LOVE ~ Day 25

Love Excellently: For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love Ephesians 1:4
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, Ephesians 2:4
Encouragement Shared:

While  I was at work…A co-worker I will call her Constance because she is constantly complaining about her life.  As far as I could see she is a very blessed woman. She has her health, a husband that she so often speaks of in the most positive and encouraging ways.  She has family, friends that love her…  I encouraged her and reminded her of the blessings in her life, I told Constance about Christ and what he did for us.  When I finished speaking Constance snapped at me, and was very rude and curt with me the rest of the time we worked together.  Later on Constance was speaking to a customer she knew personally, Constance shared that since she started a second part-time job she is exhausted.  Constance mentioned the good thing is that when she gets home at night her husband has dinner waiting for her, he has become quite the chef.  As I was straightening racks of clothes, I thought to myself how nice it would be if I had dinner waiting for me.  When I got home that night, my friend Ada brought my daughter Jessica homemade chicken soup, because Jessica was not feeling well.  Her husband Robert made me a sandwich that was fantastic with sun chips, and a coke.   It was one of those special little blessings that God brings our way.  It touched my heart in such a wonderful way, letting me know once again…He satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry with goodness. Psalm 107:9

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