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Jan
16


God’s Word: …you, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
I call out to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy mountain.
I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
Psalm 3:3-5

Encouragement Shared: Each day we lay down and we wake up, it really is a testimony of God’s faithfulness through love, mercy and grace. As I sit quietly before him … Looking out to nature before me, I see palm trees, I hear the birds … and I hear the faint noise of traffic going by. It is in those quiet times that give me the reassurances through the word that God’s presence is always with us. He is in control of all matters both big and small. He sustains us in all circumstances. Psalm 91 states; His faithfulness will be your [our] shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day. Yes, the will guard us beloved, regardless of the battle before you. In the midst of our troubles the Lord preserve’s our life.

Rest in His Confidence;
The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever. Isaiah 32:17

Trust in the Lord forever … He is our rock eternal [Isaiah 26:4] As you step into your day confidently say; The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. [Psalm 23] He is our joy and our strength and nothing can keep us down. His faithful love will carry us through from glory to glory and strength to strength.

Prayer:
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the gift of Christ in us. Thank you for the assurance of your word, we can rest on your promises because you are the lifter of our heads. Thank you for your love and faithfulness … Your joy and your protection. Father help us to take heed to your word, may it redefine and refine us. It is in Jesus name I pray …Amen!

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

Jan
07


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: God’s merited favor establishes so many riches that are beyond anything that we could ever imagine. In good times he is with us, in hard times he defends and preserves us. It is in times that we sit quietly before him in those moments of stillness that we can hear the voice of the Lord leading – teaching – revealing those truths in the word that not only fill us to overflowing, but more importantly empower us for every good work we are called to in Christ Jesus.

Time with God:

Yes, beloved … Open your mind and pour yourself in God’s Holy Scriptures, let’s not just read the word to say, “ I read my bible “. Let us do what it says … Watch and pray the word each day and your relationship with God the Father will grow more intimate, your life with the wisdoms of the word will change immensely, If you’d like to see change then follow this encouragement. If you want to remain the same don’t change a thing.
Today, I am focusing on the Psalm 23; most of us know it by heart because we grew up reciting that Psalm in church. But in the midst of our troubles and hardships; The Lord Preserves’ our life Psalm 138:7]. He is with us in the shadow of death. Fight for us in the heavenly realms unseen by the human eye. So have no fear in face of evil. Rest confidently as you grow seeking God through Christ in us and through his living and active word the bible.

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

My prayer for today:
Father, equip us through the dynamos power of your love and presence … equip by your living and active word as we seek you daily especially in the shadow of the valley of death lets not fear evil because we can rest in the confidence of your presence. You are our shepherd and we are in want for nothing … because you are provider and protector … our joy and strength and we will praise you in all things. In Jesus name … Thank you Father – Amen!