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Feb
18

God’s Word: This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, Romans 3:22

Woman Caught in Adultrey
John 8
8 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4 and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” 6 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.
But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
11 “No one, sir,” she said.
“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

Encouragement Shared: During the Sundays teaching at church; my Pastor spoke about the woman caught in adultery. And this morning my devotional reading was about the same topic. I interpret this event that occurred and told by John as a warning about exposing others sins. The truth is we need to encourage one another daily because the deceitfulness of sin. Yes, when we get down to it, we all have some kind sin that we are battling. Some of us are blatantly aware of our sin, and some of us are unaware of our sin. We have those sins that are hindering us from growing and moving forward keeping us paralyzed and keeping us ineffective for the faith.

Sin – Duty & Faith:
Sin, is sin and drawing near to God, being in his word brings to revelation those things that hinder us on our journey through the “Faith”… It is by the word of God that we grow in faith, wisdom, knowledge and understanding of those things that are of God. [Read Colossians Chapter 1] …faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ. Romans 10:17 –

The encouragement today; Read the bible daily. It’s good for the soul. There is nothing other than good things that come from spending time in his word. Find a translation that speaks to you and brings forth the revelations that will inspire you to seek God in a new way through faith. Without faith it is impossible to please him. Hebrews 11:6. Those whom seek the Lord diligently will be rewarded…and will lack no good thing. [Hebrews 11:6b; Psalm 34:10]
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
In Christ Love,
Jennifer Pettiford

Feb
15

God’s Word –I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. Find God in His Word! Proverbs 8:17

Find Love in God’s Word

Encouragement Shared:
It is with great love and reverence of God the Father, Jesus Christ…that I read God’s words of hope, and sow them to the tablet of my heart. Isaiah the prophet states: seek the Lord while he may be found, call to him while he is near. Isaiah 55:6 Why? The writer of Hebrews says- He rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6b Wow, what an awesome promise, but he is an “AWESOME GOD!” There is great reward in seeking the Lord and his strength. It is during the darkest times in our lives that we do call to him, sometimes cry out to him in brokenness. He hears our cries and saves from ALL our fears; The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry. Psalm 34:15 Here is the exhortation: Search for the LORD and for his strength; continually seek him. Psalm 105:4

God’s Love and Wisdom Supersedes All Things!
I am going to be sharing on love, it will be an encouragement for the married and for the single. The heart of the King is God’s hand and he stirs it like a water course. We need to receive God’s love in order to expierence the healing to grow in wisdom and most importantly to love from a point of strength. This cannot be attained in our strength but by God’s grace. We need to be in God’s word to gain wisdom and understanding so that by His word we can be filled to overflowing. His mercies they fail not they are new each and every morning. When we are filled we can then pour into others through the same love and mercy we have received through Christ in us.

Love is the Focus:
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:6-9

Prayer: we pray…Amen!Heavenly Father, we will love you with all our heart soul and with all our strength. We will meditate on your word and impress them upon our heart. We will impress them in our marriages; our relationships and to our children in love though the power of the living Christ in us. In Jesus name

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

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Feb
14


Love Excellently – God is LOVE…We love because he first loved us. 1John 4:16;19

1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Love God’s Way…

The most excellent way is LOVE!
Love is kind and patient,
never jealous, boastful,
proud, or rude.
Love isn’t selfish
or quick tempered.
It doesn’t keep a record
of wrongs that others do.
Love rejoices in the truth,
but not in evil.
Love is always supportive,
loyal, hopeful, and trusting.
Love never fails!


Prayer:
Heavenly Father, Let us love through the example of the life of Christ…
Let us love fearlessly, love from a pure heart;
and seek the biblical attributes of love through your word of truth.
May we deliberately put these things into practice in our marriages;
relationships through those we know.
We thank you Father for the victories in the area of love.
In Jesus name we pray…Amen!

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