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Aug
31

" Walk this Way ... "

Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life. Proverbs 22:4

“This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21

Wisdom Shared: Today as I began my day … It is the Parable of Jesus – The Parable of the Sower as in Matthew 13, brought to my thoughts today… I also heard Isaiah 30:21-Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying; “This is the way; walk in it” …   It is by wisdom fear of the Lord is attained.  It is through humility that honor makes a way.  Beloved the word of God states fear [reverence] of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge … It is truly remarkable to see the transformation of one’s life through the word of God spoken into them.  The word of God … it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. [Hebrews 4:12] … Yes, beloved it adds to our learning, it refines us and redefines us to do great things in the name of Jesus.  As you walk through the rest of your day and your week … seek the wisdom of God’s word the Bible daily.  It will equip you for every good work he has called you to.  It is more valuable than riches … even silver and gold.

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

for understanding proverbs and parables,
the sayings and riddles of the wise.[a]

7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools[b] despise wisdom and instruction.

Prologue: Exhortations to Embrace Wisdom

Warning Against the Invitation of Sinful Men

8 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father,

We thank you for word that is Holy and filled with wisdom, love and power.  Thank you Lord for filling us to overflowing-brings us to repentance and rest through your salvation. Revive our hearts, make our desires align with yours Father. We will cast all our cares before you on your throne of grace because you care for us… Only you Father can complete us by your glory, strength and honor.  We lay all our concerns before you.  Thank you for the advance answer to our prayers.  In Jesus name; Amen!

Read Matthew 13

The Parable of the Sower …

Aug
30

In the day when I cried out, You answered me, And made me bold with strength in my soul. Psalm 138:3 …


Tranquil Tuesday…

Tranquil simply is – Quiet & Peace

Wisdom Shared:

Monday has a feel, Wednesday the middle of the work week for most is over. Thursday we are past the hump … and Friday is the start of our weekend. But Tuesday is just. well Tuesday… How about making it special between you and God. Only God can revive our heart, mind and spiritual being. Only God can speak to us through wisdom, knowledge and understanding that brings us vision and clarity to lifes’ turmoils brought on by trials, hardships and sometimes just simply put, bad decisions.

Tranquil moments are necessary in life, it is especially so in the tumultuous difficulties that come up in our daily lives. Being transparent, sincere to share through through encouraging words of God it opens the way for Him to show his glory in every life he created. It is in the most difficult times of my very own personal life through the hardships of life that I have grown the most. It is in those moments that trusting the Lord with all our heart, and not leaning on our own understanding … the vision becomes clear in the wisdom of the Holy Scriptures; the lot has been cast… Make time with God a priority to meditate; read, memorize, apply and pray over his word. Pray for strength in our journey, pray for guidance and direction in our relationships with our spouses; our children our family members, and our work relationships as well. We do not grieve, because it is the joy of the Lord that is our strength. That joy is Jesus!  Jesus, Jesus, Jesus … Lead us to the rock that is higher than us, give us tranquility: that is quiet and peace. Allow us to be bold and stout by the power of your word -THANK YOU JESUS! In the day when I cried out, You answered me, And made me bold with strength in my soul. Ps. 138:3 He makes us Bold and stout-hearted! … Take time out of each day to draw near to God in those tranquil moments.

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,

Jennifer Pettiford

Love-excellently~

Prayer:

Heavenly Father …

I will praise your Holy Name upon all the earth… You are worthy of all our praise and honor. You created the land and seas… the sky and all the stars in the universe. Help to increase our faith… Help to bring to remembrance all the trails we have been delivered from. Glory to glory – strength to strength … be with your sons and daughters equip them with all wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Bring clarity over doubt, bring revelation through your word. Open the eyes of our heart so that we can live only according to your will. May it be your will be done here on earth as is happening in heaven… Lead us away from temptation and delivers us from evil, along with evil deceptive people… Let us be faith-filled to put on the you full Armor of God- Then when the evil day comes, we will be able to resist the enemy’s attacks; and after fighting to the end, we will still hold your ground.   …with truth as a belt tight around our waist, with righteousness as our breastplate, and as our shoes the readiness to announce the Good News of peace. At all times carry faith as a shield; for with it we will be able to put out all the burning arrows shot by the Evil One. And accept salvation as a helmet, and the word of God as the sword which the Spirit gives us. Do all this in prayer, asking for God’s help. Pray on every occasion, as the Spirit leads. For this reason keep alert and never give up; pray always for all God’s people. In Jesus Name AMEN!

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Aug
29

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” – Hebrews 13:6

Motivational Monday…

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13


Wisdom Shared:

As you move through your day today… be motivated by these words from God’s Holy Scriptures — Continually pray without ceasing.  Prayer is our constant communication with the Almighty God.  Christ centered life includes faith, hope, love driven by trusting the Lord at all times in every circumstance. It is in the hope in God’s word that fills me and it also fills you with faith, with love and empowerment to move forward in God’s will for our lives.  Not that we can claim any good doing for ourselves, or our competency…our competencies come from God, through Christ that gives us strength.  So today, tomorrow and each day… pray throughout the day.  And trust confidently that he hears the cries of our heart.  He knows all things and is at work in your circumstance Beloved of God.  Stand on God’s word – Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,

In Christ Love,

Jennifer Pettiford

Psalm 42

As the deer pants for streams of water,

so my soul pants for you, my God.

2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

When can I go and meet with God?

3 My tears have been my food

day and night,

while people say to me all day long,

“Where is your God?”

4 These things I remember

as I pour out my soul:

how I used to go to the house of God

under the protection of the Mighty One[d]

with shouts of joy and praise

among the festive throng.

5 Why, my soul, are you downcast?

Why so disturbed within me?

Put your hope in God,

for I will yet praise him,

my Savior and my God.

6 My soul is downcast within me;

therefore I will remember you

from the land of the Jordan,

the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar.

7 Deep calls to deep

in the roar of your waterfalls;

all your waves and breakers

have swept over me.

8 By day the Lord directs his love,

at night his song is with me—

a prayer to the God of my life.

9 I say to God my Rock,

“Why have you forgotten me?

Why must I go about mourning,

oppressed by the enemy?”

10 My bones suffer mortal agony

as my foes taunt me,

saying to me all day long,

“Where is your God?”

11 Why, my soul, are you downcast?

Why so disturbed within me?

Put your hope in God,

for I will yet praise him,

my Savior and my God.


Prayer…

Heavenly Father,

Help us to reaffirm our firm footing through you, the power of Christ in us along with the Holy Spirit implanted in us.  May we write the word of God on the tablet of our hearts… may it be empowering giving us light to our eyes, illumination, understanding and much need revelation to guide us toward your will.  Fill us with the joy of your presence … Make those divine appointments recognizable as we deliver the good news …

In Jesus name – Amen!