Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 11/12/17

November 13, 2017

This week’s scripture is from the Psalms:

“Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope” (Psalm 130:1,5)

It can be difficult to wait patiently for the Lord when seeking an answer to prayer or relief from suffering, but the Lord hears the cry of our hearts; He hears when we cry out from the depths of our soul. Yet He is faithful and true, and we can depend on His Word, for it is our help and our salvation, our hope in the day of trouble. May the Lord teach us to be patient in trials and affliction, and prayerful in waiting.

May the Lord bless you with the hope that is in His Word.

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Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 11/05/17

November 7, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“The LORD is faithful to all his promises
and loving toward all he has made.

  The LORD upholds all those who fall
and lifts up all who are bowed down.”    
(Psalm 145:13b-14)

Thank God that He is loving and faithful. Do not let go of God’s promises. Believe the promises of His Word, for they are yea and amen in Christ. Believe if He has promised you healing, believe if He has promised salvation for one you’ve been praying for, believe if He has said He still has a work for you to do, believe God’s promise, believe His Word, for it never fails. He lifts up those who have been bowed down, for He is the Faithful One. Remember today to thank God and praise Him for His faithfulness.

I pray that this day, and each day, you will praise the Lord for His love and faithfulness towards you.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 10/29/17

October 30, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Deuteronomy:

“Let no one be found among you … who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.  Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord”   (Deut. 18:10-12)

In the days that are evil it is good to remember what the Lord has said, for the Lord does not compromise His word and He does not change His mind, nor does He bow to human ways or human wisdom. The Lord has set His truth before us and He has clearly said what must not be done. How foolish it is to engage with that which the Lord has said is evil. How perilous it is to cross into the pathways of that which leads into darkness. Let us remember Him who is holy; let us remember Him who is God of gods; let us remember Him at whose name every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord of all, for He will destroy all that is evil and detestable, for the Lord is light and darkness cannot stand before Him.

May the Lord protect you from that which is evil.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 10/22/17

October 23, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior…”   (Psalm 68:19)

Praise God for He is faithful and true. When you feel blessed, praise the Lord. When you feel thankful, praise the Lord. When you feel happy, praise the Lord. And when you feel weary, praise the Lord. When you feel burdened, praise the Lord. When you feel stressed, praise the Lord. Open your heart, raise your voice and praise the Lord. When you feel safe, praise God. When you feel loved, praise God. And when you feel overwhelmed, praise God. When you feel weak, praise God. Whether good times or bad times, praise God. Every day and in every circumstance, praise God. Sing praise to Him who is ever with us.

May you lift up your voice and praise the Lord.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 10/15/17

October 16, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

I have put my trust in the Lord God  (Psalm 73:28b NKJV)

God is all and is in all, what more do we need? He is the Lord God Almighty; He provides for every need. The Lord is with us and has promised to never leave us. He owns the storehouses of heaven; there is no need that He cannot supply. If we lack anything that He wants us to have all we have to do is ask and He will give it to us. Through Christ Jesus He will pour out blessing, for our sufficiency in Christ is always enough and in Him we can find whatever we need for the Lord is faithful and true, and His love for us is merciful and everlasting. Let us trust in the Lord and bring our hearts before Him. Ask of Him and He will open His arms. Pray and He will hear. Believe in His promises and He will deliver them. Trust in Him.

May you trust in Him who loves you with an everlasting love.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 10/08/17

October 9, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.  (Psalm 127:1a)

The Lord gives us life, and He gives us the ability to build our life, to make a life from what He gives us. But if we want to have success in our life, if we want our endeavors to produce fruit, if we want to have a life worthy of living, we labor in vain if we build carelessly or unwisely, for the wise builder makes the Lord first in everything in life: First in us, first in family, first in work, first in ministry, first in whatever we would build in our life. If we are wise we go to the Lord first before we even begin planning. For the Lord should be first and He wants to be first in everything in our life. Let Him who gave us life be first in our life.

May the Lord bless you to seek His plans for your life.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 11/01/17

October 2, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;  my hope comes from him.

 He alone is my rock and my salvation…”    (Psalm 62:5-6a)

May the Lord keep us ever mindful of where our hope comes from, for in Him alone can we find rest for our weary souls. In God, and in God alone, can we hope; He is our rock: unmovable, unshakable; He is our salvation, and there is no other, for no other loves us as He does. He sent His Son that we might find rest in Him when we are weary and burdened, for this is His promise, today, tomorrow, and always. Look to Him and He will give you rest.

May the Lord bless you with the hope that comes from Him, and find rest for your soul.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 09/24/17

September 25, 2017

This week’s scripture is from 1 John:

See what great love the Father has lavished on us… (1 John 3:1)

God loves us with an everlasting love. He has blessed us with His love, for He sacrificed His precious son that we might be reconciled to Him and become His children. His love for us is boundless if we belong to Him, and we can never be beyond His love. There is no place we can go where His love cannot find us. There is nothing we can do that His love cannot redeem us. If we fail, He still loves us. If we sin, He still loves us, and He waits for us to repent and come back to Him. Oh how great is the Lord’s love toward us. Let us give thanks to the Lord for His great love, and praise Him who loves us with an everlasting love.

May you know the Lord’s great love for you this very day.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 09/17/17

September 18, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Isaiah:

“The Lord will deliver us.”  (Isaiah 36:18)

Let us call upon the Lord, the Mighty One, for He is mighty to deliver. He has delivered us from sin and death. Let us worship Him and praise His holy name. He delivers us from the evil one and sets our feet upon solid ground. When the giants rise up in our lives He is mighty to deliver us. He makes a way where there is no way; let us rejoice and be glad. Let us stand strong in our faith in our deliverer, for He is the faithful one. He is never defeated and He always accomplishes what He says He will do and keeps all His promises. He will never abandon us or forsake us. He is our Lord and our deliverer. Let us praise Him.

May you trust in the Lord to deliver you.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 09/03/17

September 4, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

The Lord Almighty is with us…    (Psalm 46:7a)

The Lord is with us. The world may tremble and shake, our lives may be turned upside down, but He who saved us from sin and death is ever with us for we are His children and He cares for us. In every situation where we might find ourselves, He is already there. There is nothing that can happen nor anything that can ever befall us where the Lord is not there to be with us. He is ever interceding for the saints, for those who belong to Him, and the Lord Almighty hears His voice. His love covers us; His strength upholds us; He helps us in time of trouble. He calls upon us be still and know that He is the Lord God Almighty.

May the Lord bless you with His presence,