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Jan
27


God’s Word – The LORD is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

The Encouragement:
The Lord is our light and our salvation…
We will not fear! Reguardless of the outward circumstance of life, our heavenly Father is our
refuge and strength. Even when it feels as though we are being attack from every angle our
heart will not fear. Be confident in the promise of the word spoken to our heart.
The word of God is faithful and true, he will watch over us and never leave us or forsake us.

As we face the storms of life we must be still and trust in HIM!
There are many storms in life we will face beloved and we have the promise of the word to seek his direction for clarity. The word says seek his face…yes seek his face in the quietness of the day. Seek his face in the word of hope “The Bible”…yes it
will prepare our hearts for every circumstance, every storm, every trial and yes even through
the consequence of sin. Continue to walk in faith – Seek his face in the time of prayer…yes seek his face
as cast all your anxieties on HIM, because he cares.

Be blessed by the promises of the word of hope.

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

Psalm 27
Of David.
1 The LORD is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When the wicked advance against me
to devour[a] me,
it is my enemies and my foes
who will stumble and fall.
3 Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then I will be confident.

4 One thing I ask from the LORD,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the LORD
and to seek him in his temple.
5 For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock.

6 Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the LORD.

7 Hear my voice when I call, LORD;
be merciful to me and answer me.
8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
Your face, LORD, I will seek.
9 Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
God my Savior.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
the LORD will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, LORD;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
spouting malicious accusations.

13 I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.

Jan
20


God’s Word – Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Romans 15:7

Encouragement Shared:
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life. 1 Timothy 1:14-16 – As I read these verses it brings to mind the understanding of God’s acceptance of our fallen nature. We must enter into the throne of grace with thanksgiving for his acceptance through his unfailing love for us. Yes, I know for myself that I am the worst of sinners toward the battle of the thoughts that plague me. Thoughts of fear, thoughts of doubt, thoughts of judgments and at times thoughts of disparity that eventually brings forth doubt. These are real issues of the battle of the mind that keeps me from receiving the victories that God the Father has waiting. That is when I pray for the word to speak to me, and fill me with God’s truths that set me free. Reading the word, memorizing the word, studying the word set us free so that we can walk in victory. It is the word spoken to us that make us clean. [John 15] It is the word of God that builds our faith, fills us with the wisdom of God that equips us for every circumstance of life. It is the emotions that we allow to control our words along with our actions that create the battle of the mind that spills over into our words, our actions, and our relating one to another without love or acceptance. The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Romans 15:7 The MSG-

Our Battle is His Battle:We need the word of God to win the battle of the mind – the truth is the battle is not ours but the battle is the Lord’s. Beloved we are commanded surrender all our cares on him because he cares for us. — …the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel 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 1:5-6

It is through God’s word we have the hope, the promise to grow in faith through the love he pours out on us. Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your laws. Psalm 119:149 It is nothing profound that we do or say, it is through the biblical truths that set us apart so that we may have full acceptance to love one another exactly where we are at, just as Christ Jesus accepted us.

My prayer for today: Heavenly Father, May the truths of your word fill us to overflow through the hope and love you pour out in us. May we share that love with one another through love and acceptance. In Jesus name I pray-AMEN!
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiford

Jan
19

j0313891God’s Word on Anger – Be angry do not sin; ponder in your own hearts, on your beds and be silent…Put your trust in the Lord. Psalm 4:4;5b

Encouragement Shared:
Trust in The Lord forever…When our identity is in Christ we have the peace that surpasses understanding.  We have the ability not to be easily offended. We have the ability to know our redeemer Jesus Christ intercedes for us.  Yes, our redeemer lives in us along with the power of the “Holy Spirit” directing us nothing is impossible. 
Once we recognize that Jesus is the way the truth and the life. [John 14:16] the transformation occurs and the healing and growth begins till the day we are called home.  more…