Archive for September, 2012

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 09/23/12

September 24, 2012

This week’s scripture is from Daniel:

“Peace be multiplied to you.

“I thought it good to declare the signs and wonders that the Most High God has worked for me.

“How great are His signs,
And how mighty His wonders!
His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And His dominion is from generation to generation.”
    (Daniel 4:1b-3)

Let us never forget that we serve a God of miracles for He is a wonder-working God, and nothing is impossible with God. He heals; He makes a way when there is no way. He shows himself in miracles great and small, and in the everyday miracles that are our very lives. May He forgive us if we take them for granted, for we live in the miracle of His grace to us.

His wonders are on display in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and on the lands. The universe is a miracle of awesome wonder, magnificent and marvelous to behold; the tiniest particle of an atom is beyond our brilliance, and understanding life is still the greatest mystery of all. Yet above it all is the Lord God Most High, the Everlasting King, who in His miraculous grace loves us. He loves us. Hallelujah!

May the God of miracles, the God of grace, the God of glory, bless you this day and each day.

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Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 09/16/12

September 17, 2012

This week’s scripture is from Isaiah:

“Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
  (Isaiah 41:10)

We may be facing a sea of troubles; waves of affliction maybe crashing around us. The enemy of our souls may being rising up against us. Yet it matters not what trials we are facing or what is opposing us for it is the promise of God that He will help us; He will strengthen us; He will uphold us, for nothing is stronger than God’s love; nothing is greater than His promises. We need have no fear for He is with us; He does not forsake us, and if He is with us what can stand against us? His strength is stronger; His love is greater; He is the God above all gods. If you belong to Him, He holds you in the palm of His hand.

May the Lord give you strength and uphold you in His righteousness.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 09/09/12

September 10, 2012

This week’s scripture is from Galatians:

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithful-ness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.   (Galatians 5:22-25)

How good God is; how wonderful His blessings; how great His gifts. He gives to all who believe in Him and are called by His name. He gives His Spirit, and the fruit of His Spirit grows in the believer’s life. Cultivate the fruit of the Spirit; prune away everything in your life that doesn’t bear spiritual fruit. Embrace the Spirit and let Him embrace you. His fruit comes forth from love. Let His love lead you; let His love bring you to fullness in the Spirit. If we walk in love, we walk in the Spirit, and in Him we have the fullness of Christ, the richness of His blessings, the fruit of God’s love.

May His Spirit lead you and may you walk in the blessings of the Spirit.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 09/02/12

September 3, 2012

This week’s scripture is from Romans:

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”    (Romans 12:1-2)

To belong to Him is to be changed, for we are no longer what we were but we now are His. In His mercy and grace we are made new, for He lives within us; the old is gone and the new has come, for now we are servants of the Most High God, a new creation in Christ. We are not ours but His; we are sacrificed to Him; no longer are we to be shaped by this world, but we are of His making and of His kingdom. Our heart belongs to Him; our mind belongs to Him, whose thoughts are greater than our thoughts, whose ways are higher than our ways, and who means to transform us into kingdom dwellers in His Kingdom.

May you allow the Lord to transform you into the person He created you to be.