Archive for September, 2018

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 09/23/18

September 24, 2018

This week’s scripture is from 2 Thessalonians:

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.  (2 Thess. 3:3)

Let us rejoice in the Lord, for He is the faithful one. He keeps His word from generation to generation. He does not change His word, but He speaks truth, and at His word the darkness trembles and is afraid. Call on Him and He will be there for you, for He does not forsake or leave His own, but He strengthens us with His word and reminds us of His love and His promises, which are yes and amen. The Lord does not leave us unprotected against the evil one, but His angels and His Holy Spirit will intercede for us and the Light of the Lord drives out the darkness and surrounds us with mercy and grace. Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord Most High. Blessed be His holy name.

May the Lord bless you and make His light shine upon you.

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Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 09/16/18

September 17, 2018

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“For the word of the LORD is right and true;
he is faithful in all he does.
The LORD loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of his unfailing love.

“By the word of the LORD were the heavens made,
their starry host by the breath of his mouth.” 
  (Psalm 33:4-6)

Let us rededicate ourselves to reading the Word of God, for the Word is righteous, the Word is truth, the Word is a fount of life, a gift from God for guidance — for wisdom, for comfort, for joy, for peace, for praise, for protection, for inspiration, for healing; a blessing for the heart, for the mind, for the soul. The Word is the breath of God, the power of creation, the witness of salvation, the tongue of the Spirit, the revelation of eternal life, the everlasting love of the LORD. Thank God. Let us pray, “Open my heart and my mind to this your Word, O LORD, place it on my tongue, make it part of my very being, and let me speak love into the people and situations I encounter each day.”

May the Lord inspire you to open His word and walk in its blessings each and every day.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 09/09/18

September 10, 2018

This week’s scripture is from Romans:

“If God be for us, who can be against us?”     (Romans 8:31b)

Many things in life may rise against us: troubles, hardship, illness. Work can become overwhelming, and deadlines unrelenting. Health can take a sudden turn; illness and injury can take a toll. Relationships can break down. For surely as we live these giants will challenge us. Yet let us remember what the scriptures teach us about when Goliaths rise up in our life. Though the outlook may seem dark and despair may try to take hold of us, we need to remember to whom we belong. We need to remember that we are a child of God, and He is for us and not against us, for God’s love is great and God’s love is powerful. Nothing in this life or this world can stop His love for us or stop His love from fulfilling its purpose in our life. Let us face our giants with Christ at our side for surely He fights for us and in Him we have the victory. For God gave His one and only son that we might never be separated from Him or the love of Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the love of the Lord be your strengthen this day and every day.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 09/02/18

September 3, 2018

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 provides, and He makes a way when there is no way. He shows himself in miracles great and small, and in the everyday miracles that form our very lives and that testify to His grace. May He forgive us if we take them for granted.

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 every day.