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Nov
30

God’s Word – Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” John 7:38

Encouragement Shared: He gives us living springs of water to flow with in us… It is the joy of His presence that completes us, it is the word of God the Bible that sustains us and gives us the faith, hope to hold on to the faith we profess. …that has come to you. All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace in all its truth. Colossians 1:6

Everything has a season, a reason and purpose. Our prayers are more powerful than our words…

Hebrews 12
1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Hold Unswervingly to Hope:
I thought of Galatians 6:9; Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Hebrews 12 is firmly planted in our hearts because we are the children of God the Father and we are privileged to have Jesus Christ as our Great Interceder!
How awesome is that? If we become weary in doing good then we are not giving to Jesus…. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful .Hebrews 10:23 In Context-let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:22-24 The writer of Hebrews encourages us by stating: “Let Us” in other words if we choose to he who is faithful will not disappoint us ever by holding on to the faith we profess-before God the Father…Amen!

Be filled with overflowing with the joy of his presence; power and might as you continue to put your trust in him…
Trust, Delight, Commit, Be Still:
Psalm 37:3-9
Trust in the LORD and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Delight yourself in the LORD
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,
the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.
For evil men will be cut off,
but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

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

Nov
29


God’s Word
He is my loving God and my fortress,
my stronghold and my deliverer,
my shield, in whom I take refuge,
who subdues peoples under me.
Psalm 144:2-3

Encouragement Shared:
He speaks peace to his anointed…
Who am I that God is mindful of me that he loves me when I call?
Today as I sang songs of PRAISE …
Jesus Your name is power
Jesus Your name is might
Jesus Your name will break ev’ry strong – hold
Jesus Your name is life
Yes Beloved, Jesus is life!

Equipping for the Battle:
In your quiet time look to see the glory of the Lord and know he is equipping for the battle…
In our hand he has given us a shield and the sword for battle…
The shield is Jesus at work within the spirit, through the power of the Holy Spirit…
The sword is every word of God breathed into the Holy Scriptures and sown in the tablet of the heart…

Truth and Righteousness-Peace and love:
I will listen to what God the LORD will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints— but let them not return to folly. Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land. Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other. Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven. Psalm 85:8-11

<There is Victory Ahead:
The battle is the Lord’s just as David proclaimed before his victory, The Battle has been won! All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” 1 Samuel 17:47…

So what ever the battle is the victory has been won through the blood of the lamb and by the word of his testimony! For me personally, the victory is the day of salvation for my son; It is done; and by his wounds Jon his healed, redeemed, sealed and being sanctified through the on going storm he is in the midst of. So by the word of the Lord we are to stand firm:
So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD … ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty. Zechariah 4:6

Victory in the Storm:

The vision to see past the storm, he arms us for battle through the glory and might poured upon us. It is
through the vision of his glory he strengthens us! It is an anointing that pure and holy that is what is displayed for all to see. Beloved we are an aroma pleasing unto the Lord and to those saints whom are diligently seeking him too. But, to those whom are perishing it is an aroma of death. Beloved we are anointed of God in partnership with the King of Kings; Lord of Lords to rebuild ancient ruins being restored through the power and might within you. Glory to the Lord! To our God and King may you continue to rest in the shelter and the shadow of the ALL MIGHTY!

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

Nov
26

God’s Word
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the LORD Almighty
will accomplish this. Isaiah 9:6;7

Encouragement Shared:Prophetic Words Are Encouraging;
We all look to the Lord for a prophetic word. Isaiah The Prophet shared many prophetic words that came to fruition. The words of prophecy were not of his human outlook it was the word spoken by the Lord through Isaiah the Prophet.
These words are: Words of encouragement, warning, instruction and yes he shared the prophecy of Christ. From the conception of the young virgin mother to be through his death and resurrection.

It is truly through the divine power given us that we grow in wisdom, knowledge and understanding to discern the words of God spoken to us. His word is to become a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. It is only through the word of God that prepares our life for every good work in Christ.

God’s Word States: 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. 2Timothy 3:16-17; I love that verse because that verse rings so true in any life of a Christian who loves God along with reading the word. It brings forth within us wisdom, knowledge and joy to preserve through each and every circumstance, it builds up godly confidence to stand firm. …consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. but when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.Tthat man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does. James 1:2-8 As the Christmas season begins remember the prophetic words of Isaiah the Prophet. Look to the cross that represents Jesus’ life-death-ressurection. Yes, beloved Jesus is the only reason for the season.

Recommended Reading: Isaiah 9; 2 Peter 1
Prayer:
Heavenly Father,
Help us to grow in faith, wisdom and knowledge to know God’s will for our lives.
For this reason, since the day I heard about you, I will continue to pray for all the saints and their entire household and asking God to fill each heart with the knowledge of God’s will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And will continue to pray this in order that your daughters may live a life worthy of you Lord and may please you in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of our mighty God, being strengthened with all power according to your glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified your daughters to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For you have rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son you love, in whom we have redemption,the forgiveness of sins. I thank you Father for word that you have sown in us through grace and love, I thank you for each soul reading this devotion and I thank you for the advance answer to each prayer put before your throne of grace. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!

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