Archive for October, 2017

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.