Archive for June, 2018

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 06/24/18

June 25, 2018

This week’s scripture comes from Deuteronomy:

“You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him.”  (Deut. 13:4 NKJV)

The closer we stay to the Lord the better. May we remember each and every day to take time to be alone with the Lord and to spend time in thanksgiving and in prayer. How good it is to come before Him and bow our hearts and minds to Him who loves us. Let us endeavor to listen to His voice and to stay in His word. It is good to revere the Lord and to keep His commandments; it is a blessing for those called into His service. May we be steadfast in seeking Him first so that our service will be pleasing to Him. Let us hold fast to our Lord and to our faith, and let us always be faithful to follow close after the Lord our God.

May the Lord bless you in your walk with Him.

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Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 06/17/18

June 18, 2018

This week’s scripture is from Luke:

“The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’”    (Luke 17:5)

At times it seems that we do not have enough faith for what we are facing or what is coming against us, but thank the Lord Almighty that He is our strength, He is our provision, and He never abandons us or forsakes us. For He requires only faith as small as a mustard seed, and that we do whatever He has told us to do. When we are faithful in that, He does the rest, for we are but servants of our Lord, and our Master is always faithful to care for us. We place our trust in Him and He is trustworthy. Be in faith.

May the blessings of our Lord, Jesus Christ, be yours each and every day.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 06/10/18

June 11, 2018

This week’s scripture is from John:

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.”   (John 14:1)

How wonderful it is to be able to trust in Jesus, to believe His every word. With the challenges that seem to daily come against us and those the Holy Spirit sends us to minister to, it is so good to be able to trust in God to provide for our every need, physical and spiritual. It can be so easy to become troubled by what we see and what we must face; the difficulties can seem insurmountable, but praise God for He is there at every turn, and Jesus ever sits at the right hand of the Father making intercession for the saints. O what a Savior is our Lord. How good it is to trust Him. Praise to the Son of God. How blessed we are!

May the blessings of the Lord Jesus Christ wash away your troubles this very day.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 06/03/18

June 4, 2018

This week’s scripture is from John:

“Jesus stood and cried out, saying, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”        (John 7:37b-38)

It is good to thirst for the Lord, to desire Him like a dry land desires the rain, to seek after Him with a longing heart, to want to drink-in His righteousness and water your weary soul. Pray that the Lord grant you favor to be thirsty for Him, to seek Him each morning, and in every circumstance, and not to stand against the challenges of life alone, not to try to stand in your own strength, but to go to Him first, to drink deep of His Holy Spirit, to go to the Living Water, for when we are filled, then the Living Water will flow out of us and the Spirit of Truth will bring life and life abundant into every person and every situation.

May the Lord make you thirsty for the living water of His Holy Spirit.