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Jan
17

The Bible in One Year

Today’s Bible Reading:

Genesis 41-42, Matthew 12:1-23

Psalm 17

A prayer of David.

1 Hear me, Lord, my plea is just;
listen to my cry.
Hear my prayer—
it does not rise from deceitful lips.
2 Let my vindication come from you;
may your eyes see what is right.

3 Though you probe my heart,
though you examine me at night and test me,
you will find that I have planned no evil;
my mouth has not transgressed.
4 Though people tried to bribe me,
I have kept myself from the ways of the violent
through what your lips have commanded.
5 My steps have held to your paths;
my feet have not stumbled.

6 I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;
turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.
7 Show me the wonders of your great love,
you who save by your right hand
those who take refuge in you from their foes.
8 Keep me as the apple of your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings
9 from the wicked who are out to destroy me,
from my mortal enemies who surround me.

10 They close up their callous hearts,
and their mouths speak with arrogance.
11 They have tracked me down, they now surround me,
with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.
12 They are like a lion hungry for prey,
like a fierce lion crouching in cover.

13 Rise up, Lord, confront them, bring them down;
with your sword rescue me from the wicked.
14 By your hand save me from such people, Lord,
from those of this world whose reward is in this life.
May what you have stored up for the wicked fill their bellies;
may their children gorge themselves on it,
and may there be leftovers for their little ones.

15 As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face;
when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,

In Christ Love,

Jennifer Pettiford

Jan
16

The Bible in One Year

Today’s Bible Reading:

Genesis 39-40, Matthew 11

Psalm 16

miktam[a] of David.

1 Keep me safe, my God,
for in you I take refuge.

2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
apart from you I have no good thing.”
3 I say of the holy people who are in the land,
“They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”
4 Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.
I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods
or take up their names on my lips.

5 Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
you make my lot secure.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.
7 I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
nor will you let your faithful[b] one see decay.
11 You make known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,

In Christ Love,

Jennifer Pettiford

Jan
15

God’s Word: 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. Matthew 6:14-15

Wisdom Shared:
Prayer is the most important aspect of communication with God the Father… But without forgiveness our prayers are hindered. Beloved before you pray, be absolutely sure that you are not harboring any un-forgiveness.  There is no contemplating forgiveness God’s word clearly states:  For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. Matthew 6:14-15

Prayer & Forgiveness:

Prayer is a matter of sacrifice … a sacrifice of time; energy and duty of the faith poured out in us. Yes, in God we trust … Forgiveness is matter of God’s evidence of love in you. We must forgive quickly and pray fervently over all our hurts, all our disappointments and all our goals, desires and needs. Most importantly we must also intercede on behalf of others. And finally be ready to share the reason for the hope we have in Christ Jesus.

Jesus has given us a model prayer that gives us the ability to pray God’s word. The word of God is a powerful prayer empowering us for every good work we are called in Christ. It allows us to pray through without praying a manipulative attitudes: gossip, negativity, anger or any controlling emotions.  Our prayers should be godly centered on God’s will be done in every circumstance that is life here on earth. Thank you beloved for taking the time to intercede in prayer just as the bible states; Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2  My encouragement and prayer for today; May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23

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

Prayer:

“This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
Yours is the kingdom and the power… Forever!
In Christ Name… Amen!