Archive for August, 2018

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 08/26/18

August 27, 2018

This week’s scripture is from Micah:

Therefore I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; My God will hear me.   (Micah 7:7 NKJV)

Where do we look in times of trouble? Let us remember to look to the Lord. Where do we turn when trials and hardship are upon us? Let us be faithful to wait upon the Lord. When sickness comes, when the money is not there, when work is not working out, when relationships are breaking, where should we turn? Let us be ever mindful of our Lord and Savior. For if we will look to the Lord, if we will wait faithfully upon Him, if we will turn to Him, if we will call out and pray, He will hear us, for we are His children, His beloved, the fruits of His salvation. Let us remember to let the Lord be Lord over our lives, for He cares for us with an everlasting love, and the Lord will make a way where there is no way, if we will let Him.

May the Lord bless you to let Him be Lord of your life.

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Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 08/19/18

August 20, 2018

This week’s scripture is from Micah:

“He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you / But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God…”    (Micah 6:8)

How hard we try to please God. We often strive to please God, to be good servants. If we love God we try to be good disciples; we try to keep ourselves busy with “the Lord’s work.” We want to feel worthy of His love for the great sacrifice He made for us; we want to win souls for the kingdom, and to spread the Word and love of God into our world. Yet what is it that the Lord requires of us? What does He say is good?  Busyness? Accomplishments? Certainly He has work for His faithful, but what He wants from each of us is what is on God’s own heart. He wants what is right, but most of all He wants us to — walk with Him.

May our merciful God bless you to do as He wants us to do.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 08/12/18

August 13, 2018

This week’s scripture is from James:

“Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.  Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”    (James 5:13-16)

Prayer is powerful, and the Lord is mighty. Let us not hold back, but in the power and the might of the Lord pray boldly, pray strong, pray in tongues, with thanksgiving and supplication, for the Lord Jesus makes intercession for us with the Father, God Almighty. Pray in the name Jesus Christ, pray in the power of His blood, death, and resurrection. Pray for healing and there will be healing; pray against suffering and suffering will cease; pray against sins and they will be forgiven; pray for salvation and salvation will come. Pray against the darkness and the light of Christ will destroy the darkness. Pray the Word of God; pray in the Holy Spirit. Pray in the power of His righteousness.  Pray and keep praying.

May the Lord bless you to pray and may He make your prayers bold through Christ.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 08/05/18

August 6, 2018

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.”   (Psalm 52:8 ESV)

God has promised never to leave us nor forsake us. In our most difficult times, He is there; whether we can feel Him with us or not, He is there; whether we can hear His voice or not, He is there, for He has said He will always be there, and his love never fades and never fails. The love of God for us knows no season; it does not ebb and flow like the tide; it does not come and go like the wind; it does not wear out or grow weary, for His love is everlasting. The Lord is faithful and His love is true; it knows no bounds and it has no limits, for God is love, and we are who He loves. Trust in His love for you and listen to His heart.

May you know the Lord’s unfailing love for you.