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God’s Word: For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. John 1:17

Wisdom Shared:

How often does the worldly race for life interfere with the focus on Christ who gives us new life ?…  Strength for the journey.  How often do we give thanks for all circumstance remaining joy filled and thankful as commanded in the book of 1 Thessalonians 5  Life goes pretty quickly and before you know it we are in a new stage where we become tired, beaten down.  There is a need for relationship with the Father through power of Christ interceding for us.  There is enrichment for life through the word of God to renew, restore with its redeeming grace.  Giving  God the glory for every good thing he puts before us.  Looking to God’s grace and truth gives illumination to reveal the journey to true freedom in Christ, to finish the race through grace well.  Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

My prayer for you today saints may his GRACE abound in you as you continue to put you trust in him…
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiford

Psalm 84:5-9
Those who put their strength in you are truly happy;
pilgrimage is in their hearts.
6 As they pass through the Baca Valley,
they make it a spring of water.
Yes, the early rain covers it with blessings.
7 They go from strength to strength,
until they see the supreme God in Zion.
8 Lord God of heavenly forces,
hear my prayer;
listen closely, Jacob’s God! Selah
9 Look at our shield, God;
pay close attention to the face of your anointed one!

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for your great grace for the race to end in your glory… Thank you for Christ in us that fill us with your beautiful presence.  Let your daughters/sons move through our day leaving behind us the shame and looking to your glory that fills us with your unfailing love.  You Father are our sun and shield no good thing will you with-hold from your righteous one.  We will sing songs of thanksgiving for your deliverance through the tough journey we find our selves in.  We will sing of your marvelous works … Thank you Father, for the love you pour out in us, thank you for the love through the body of believers … We give you our praise and glory as we move through the day!  In Jesus name-AMEN!

Psalm 84:5-9 …pilgrimage is in their hearts.6 As they pass through the Baca Valley,they make it a spring of water.Yes, the early rain covers it with blessings.7 They go from strength to strength,until they see the supreme God in Zion.8 Lord God of heavenly forces,hear my prayer;listen closely, Jacob’s God! Selah9 Look at our shield, God;pay close attention to the face of your anointed one!


Today’s Reading Plan: January 5th

Genesis 13-15, Matthew 5:1-26

Psalm 5[a]

For the director of music. For pipes. A psalm of David.

1 Listen to my words, Lord,
consider my lament.
2 Hear my cry for help,
my King and my God,
for to you I pray.

3 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait expectantly.
4 For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness;
with you, evil people are not welcome.
5 The arrogant cannot stand
in your presence.
You hate all who do wrong;
6     you destroy those who tell lies.
The bloodthirsty and deceitful
you, Lord, detest.
7 But I, by your great love,
can come into your house;
in reverence I bow down
toward your holy temple.

8 Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness
because of my enemies—
make your way straight before me.
9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted;
their heart is filled with malice.
Their throat is an open grave;
with their tongues they tell lies.
10 Declare them guilty, O God!
Let their intrigues be their downfall.
Banish them for their many sins,
for they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

12 Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous;
you surround them with your favor as with a shield.