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Nov
16

God’s Word: the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does. James 1:25

Encouragement Shared:
Beloved, regardless of our outward circumstances we must be encouraged by the word of God inscribed on the tablet of our hearts. Not just knowing the scripture is enough, it is having the faith in our times of need that really brings the word to life in us.

Blessings Come In Listening: God’s word encourages us to do what God’s word instructs us to do. When we follow the commands of God’s word we will be blessed in all that we do. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does. James 1:22-25

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Check List to Success:
Regardless of the outward circumstance of our circumstance, trust that God is in control:
 Do Not Fret
 Trust in the LORD
 Delight in the LORD
 Commit to the LORD
 Be Still before the LORD
 Refrain from Anger

Psalm 37
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
Psalm 37
1 Do not fret because of evil men
or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away.
3 Trust in the LORD and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Delight yourself in the LORD
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,
the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
7 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.
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.
9 For evil men will be cut off,
but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 But the meek will inherit the land
and enjoy great peace.

Nov
14


God’s Word – May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us—
yes, establish the work of our hands. Psalm 90:17

Encouragement Shared: Take comfort in this Psalm that is a prayer of Moses beloved. There is nothing that is hidden from God. There is nothing that he can’t redeem us from or restore to his glorious strength. Yes, the bible continually reiterates these things consistently. So rejoice beloved, though our sins are like scarlet, he makes us white as snow. Though we are bent below our loads he lifts us up…he is the lifter of our heads. The Lord Almighty is everlasting… The Lord Almighty is “mighty” to save.
My prayer for today: May the favor of God rest on upon you as he continually blesses and establish the work of your hands. The blessing of the Lord be with you beloved as you seek for His strength to grow in wisdom, knowledge and understanding.
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiford

Psalm 90
A prayer of Moses the man of God.
1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place
throughout all generations.
2 Before the mountains were born
or you brought forth the whole world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
3 You turn people back to dust,
saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.”
4 A thousand years in your sight
are like a day that has just gone by,
or like a watch in the night.
5 Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death—
they are like the new grass of the morning:
6 In the morning it springs up new,
but by evening it is dry and withered.
7 We are consumed by your anger
and terrified by your indignation.
8 You have set our iniquities before you,
our secret sins in the light of your presence.
9 All our days pass away under your wrath;
we finish our years with a moan.
10 Our days may come to seventy years,
or eighty, if our strength endures;
yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow,
for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
11 If only we knew the power of your anger!
Your wrath is as great as the fear that is your due.
12 Teach us to number our days,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
13 Relent, LORD! How long will it be?
Have compassion on your servants.
14 Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
for as many years as we have seen trouble.
16 May your deeds be shown to your servants,
your splendor to their children.
17 May the favor[a] of the Lord our God rest on us;
establish the work of our hands for us—
yes, establish the work of our hands.

Nov
12


“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,” Colossians 1:9 NIV

Encouragement Shared:
Colossians 1:3-4 a powerful area of scripture. I am personally led to pray this area of scripture and it is awesome. Yes, beloved…I reserve the word awesome for the things of God. The power of prayer is powerful and effective. The power of praying God’s word in prayer is awesome; it keeps our prayers in alignment with the spirit, along with God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven. It keeps the word of God written on the tablet of our hearts. One of my biggest encouragements is to memorize God’s word, to spend time reading it and praying over it. Praying God’s word brings wisdom, understanding and results that are truely effective. Praying over God’s word is the encouragement that opened the oppourtunity for me to start this blog. God’s is word living, active… it is sharper than a double-edged sword, it penetrates even divides the soul and spirit. It judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. [Hebrews 4:12]

My encouragement for you today beloved; Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiord

Colossians Chapter 1
Thanksgiving and Prayer

3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people— 5 the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel 6 that has come to you. In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and truly understood God’s grace. 7 You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant,[c] who is a faithful minister of Christ on our[d] behalf, 8 and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.