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God’s Word: Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. 1 Chronicles 16:10

Encouragement Shared: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10
In this race for life remember your journey of faith. Reverence is fearing the Lord, beloved do not let fear of trials and hardship dictate your emotional well being. Rest confidently in the wisdoms through the knowledge of God’s word bring you full understanding. Seek for the Lord beloved and seek his strength and continually seek HIM in all you do. [ 1Chronicles 16:11 ] … In the midst of our troubles the Lord is with us beloved, we must act in confidence, humility and most importantly love. Regardless of the circumstances of life … God is an everlasting presence in times of trouble. We need to seek him in our quiet time, through his word of wisdom the Bible. His word is faithful and true. Our emotions are mistrusting and destructive. God’s word will bring forth healing and direction. Just rest confidently that there is Power in the Word. It will illuminate the path of righteousness that is the living Christ in you.

May the peace of God bring forth many good things especially in those times of trouble. There is joy in our times of trouble beloved the word states; Do not grieve, the joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10 … Jesus is the joy that is our strength. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. 1 Chronicles 16:10
Yes, beloved it is healing through the illumination of God’s word that brings us deliverance and success in our great time of need. Do not allow the fear of hardships and disappointment divert your faith.

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

Nehemiah’s Prayer

1 The words of Nehemiah son of Hakaliah:

In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa, 2 Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant that had survived the exile, and also about Jerusalem.

3 They said to me, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.”

4 When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. 5 Then I said:

“Lord, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, 6 let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you. 7 We have acted very wickedly toward you. We have not obeyed the commands, decrees and laws you gave your servant Moses.

8 “Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations, 9 but if you return to me and obey my commands, then even if your exiled people are at the farthest horizon, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place I have chosen as a dwelling for my Name.’

10 “They are your servants and your people, whom you redeemed by your great strength and your mighty hand. 11 Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man.”

I was cupbearer to the king.


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 JoCounselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Encouragement Shared: It becomes so simple to enjoy this time of year the joys of Christmas … Then allowing the excitement of family, gifts along with the sights and sounds that come in the season to diminish the true meaning of Christmas. We love because He (meaning God) first loved us. The truth is that little baby born in the manger was born to die for us. Yes, he was born to give us freedom from bondages that ensnare us.

John 3:16-21 states:
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

Take heart beloved, and live confidently in faith that in the midst of life’s circumstance Jesus was born to die for our salvation the forgiveness of our sins. My encouragement for today; remember the true celebration of Christmas is Christ Jesus!

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

Isaiah Chapter 9
9 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan—
2 The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned.
3 You have enlarged the nation
and increased their joy;
they rejoice before you
as people rejoice at the harvest,
as warriors rejoice
when dividing the plunder.
4 For as in the day of Midian’s defeat,
you have shattered
the yoke that burdens them,
the bar across their shoulders,
the rod of their oppressor.
5 Every warrior’s boot used in battle
and every garment rolled in blood
will be destined for burning,
will be fuel for the fire.
6 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.
7 Of the greatness 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.