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Jan
26

Rebuilding a Stronger Life in Christ

God’s Word: 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.” Nehemiah 1:11 NIV

Wisdom Shared:

In the midst of our storms God preserves our lives and upholds us and strengthens us with His righteous right hand.  The truth is we may not understand the reason for the storms in life. The hardship, the complexities behind every action.  In our time of weakness he makes us stronger 2 Corinthians 12:9 … In our time of need he fulfills all our need according to his glorious riches in Christ.Philippians 4:19 And even in our disobedience he makes our paths straight. [Proverbs 3:6]
When trouble and disgrace came upon the Jews   Nehemiah 1-2 … . The wall of Jerusalem were torn  down, and its gates were burned leaving them venerable and afraid.  God was there for them and met every need and every goal to rebuild the walls of the city … Beloved, do not fear, regardless of the circumstance going on in you life …God is with us in our most broken times and he strengthens us, he provides for us in our greatest time need; during every circumstance.  Beloved, You fill in the blank [____] of your most specific need, goal or vision.  Beloved he will answer the need according to His “Glorious Riches” for you in Christ Jesus.  It is just as he did for Nehemiah in Jerusalem.  … Let Nehemiah’s Prayer be your prayer today, and from this day forward.  My prayer for you beloved; …that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, Ephesians 3:6
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
In Christ Love,
Jennifer Pettiford
Love-excellently~
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Nehemiah’s Prayer:
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.”

Jan
25

Pro-Life vs. LOVE

God’s Word: I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, Ephesians 3:16

Wisdom Shared;

To all the “Pro-Lifers” who profess Christ as your Lord and Savior. I have been seeing and reading your commentaries, memes and posts regarding those people that state they are pro-choice. The truth is we must be willing to share; …but in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 1 Peter 3:15

Wisdom Shared:  The truth is: We were once foolish and disobedient according to God’s Holy Scriptures; Titus 3:2-4 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone. At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared … By the grace of God we have been saved, no longer ensnared by the trappings and lies of this world. It is to our glory through God to answer the call to shine the light of Christ before thOse poor in spirit, broken and lost souls in order that they can know the truth to be set free; the gospel of peace through the hope we have. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you [Christian], the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, Ephesians 1:18 … Just as we are instructed — to forgive one another just as the Lord has forgiven you…because if we do not forgive others and their sins, your Father will not forgive you. This is pertinent instruction especially for those who believe it is a woman’s right to choose to abort a child. How can we reach them if we are behaving judgmental and critical? How can we share the testimony of God at work? I’m sorry we are not answering our call to love one another deeply with a pure heart and sincere faith through a clear conscience. 1 Timothy 1:5 We need to share out of benevolent heart, mercy, love, justice and humility with God leading the way. Is God leading the way when you’re sharing memes and sarcastic comments and post over Pro-choice issues they have no wisdom about?- Share the reason for your hope with gentleness and respect.

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,

In His Love,

Jennifer Pettiford – Love-excellently~

… Out of the mouth of Christ;

Matthew 6:9-15

9 “This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,[a]
but deliver us from the evil one.[b]’

14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Jan
23
God’s Word – He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. Proverbs 21:21
Proverbs 21 Righteousness and Love
Prayer:
Heavenly Father:
You are a marvelous and gracious God!  Your compassions they fail not, great is your faithfulness; your mercy endures all things.  You do not treat us as our sins deserve.  We thank you for the written word that you continually write on the tablet on our hearts so that by them we may live and not die.  Thank you for the forgiveness of our sins, we will display mercy and forgiveness toward those who would sin against us.  We know Father the king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD; He directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases. Father we know you are in control of every good thing and every bad thing may we lean on you for all that we do in all circumstances. .A wise man attacks the city of the mighty and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust. Thank you for filling us with your wisdom that creates in us strength through the power of Christ in us.  Your daughters will guard her mouth and her tongue so that we will keep our self from calamity. Your word instructs us that the proud and arrogant man-”Mocker” is his name; they behave with overweening pride.  Your word states you hate pride and arrogance and perverse talk from the lips.  We will guard our heart because it is the wellspring of life.   We will watch our words.  May the words of our mouth and the meditation of our hearts be acceptable, you are our rock and our redeemer.  Thank you for the all your words that are perfect and flawless. Thank you for your unfailing love that endures all things.  Thank you for the gift of salvation through Christ.  We will commit, submit, and delight in you.  In Jesus name we pray…Amen!
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiford

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