Archive for September, 2019

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 09/29/19

September 30, 2019

This week’s scriptures come from Genesis and Psalms:

“I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth which You have shown Your servant…” (Genesis 32:10a)

“I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised…”  (Psalm 18:3a)

Despite our best efforts and intentions, at times we still seem to stumble in our walk and service to the Lord, for temptation and sin lie in wait for us and Satan comes to trip us up. It is humbling to be reminded that our strength is not sufficient, and we are not worthy of Him who has called us. But He is worthy! Thank God! Thank God! Thank God! He is worthy! The Lord is worthy and worthy to be praised, for He is our strength and our redeemer, without whom we are blind and lost. Only the blood of Jesus Christ shed for us allows us to stand against all that comes against us. Only His blood washes away our sins and allows us rise up to speak the truth: Jesus Christ is Lord. Praise God, Praise God, He is worthy.

May the mercies of the Lord Jesus Christ, the worthy One, the Son of God, bless you again and again.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 09/22/19

September 23, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“You make known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”
 (Psalm 16:11)

How beautiful it is to spend time in the presence of our Lord; what surpassing joy! What a blessing just to sit in His presence. The troubles and turmoil of the world try to overwhelm us, but in His presence there is peace. Out of His presence there is darkness, but in His presence there is light. Without Him we lose our way, but in His presence the path of life shines before us pointing the way. Come, take time today to sit in the presence of our Lord, to quiet yourself before Him, for He is jealous for you and wishes to bless you.

May the Lord grant you the blessing of spending time in His presence today.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 09/15/19

September 16, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“The LORD is gracious and full of compassion,
Slow to anger and great in mercy.
The LORD is good to all,
And His tender mercies are over all His works.”  
(Psalm 145:8-9)

God answers prayer, and God is full of grace. The Lord is good and full of compassion. Though life’s trials and troubles come against us, we are not overcome, for we have seen the Lord relieve suffering, send healing, even stop the attacks of the enemy. His love for us is strong, boundless, never-ending, and His mercy is gentle and true. Let us remember to call upon our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and God Almighty not only to protect and save us, but also to praise and thank Him for all He has done for us.

May the grace, mercy, and goodness of the Lord bless you each and every day.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 09/08/19

September 9, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“Praise the LORD!

Praise, O servants of the LORD,
Praise the name of the LORD!
Blessed be the name of the LORD
From this time forth and forevermore!
From the rising of the sun to its going down
The LORD’s name is to be praised.”             (Psalm 113:1-3)

Praise the Lord! How blessed we are to be able to praise the Lord, for only those who know Him can sing His praises and bless His name. Praise the Lord! How blessed we are to be servants of the Lord Most High, for only those who are called by His name are called to serve Him. Praise the Lord! How blessed we are for we are His and He is ours for now and forevermore. Praise Him, Praise Him, Praise His Holy Name. Let us never stop praising the Lord. Blessed be His holy name.

May the Lord bless you as you praise Him, praise Him, praise Him.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 09/01/19

September 2, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For He is our God,
And we are the people of His pasture …”
 (Psalm 95:6-7a)

There is only one who is worthy of our worship, only one who is worthy of our adoration and reverence, only one before whom we should bow down and worship. He is the Lord Almighty, the God of heaven and earth and all the universe, the Holy One, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. He is the one who made us, the one who provides for us, the one who loves us, the one who sent His son to die for our sins that we might be forgiven, reconciled, and redeemed, that we might become His children. Come, let us worship Him with word and song, let us dance before His throne, let us pray and fast, let us bend our knees and bow our faces before our Lord and our God. Let us worship in His presence in spirit and in truth.

May the Lord bless you to worship Him with a joyful heart.