Archive for May, 2020

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 05/24/20

May 25, 2020

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“Hear my prayer, O Lord…”(Psalm 143:1a)

Let us go to a quiet place and draw near to the Lord our God; let us bow our head and our heart before Him and pray and seek His face. Let us worship His holiness and give Him thanks for all the ways He provides for us, for He is faithful and full of mercy, and in Him lie hope and forgiveness. Let us learn the language of supplication, and in every situation, whatever the circumstances, let us, like Christ, go first to our Father in prayer. If we face troubles, let us pray; if we are sick, let us pray. If we don’t know what to do, let us pray. If we wish to do the Lord’s will, let us pray. Pray to the Lord, for He is faithful to hear you.

May the Lord bless you each day to spend time with Him in prayer.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 05/17/20

May 18, 2020

This week’s scripture is from Philippians:

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6)

How important it is to spend time in prayer. How easy it is to allow our troubles to distract us from prayer and to be plagued with anxious thoughts, to worry about our situation and to despair about tomorrow. When it seems that things will never get better we need to stop and turn to the Lord, for the Lord is able, and where there does not seem to be a way, the Lord can make a way, and where all seems lost, the Lord can be found. Let us take hold and trust the Lord, for nothing can happen to us that He cannot handle for us. Let us trust in Him to whom we belong and let us praise Him and give thanks that in every situation He is with us; let us go to Him in prayer and seek His face that we might find our peace in Him.

May the Lord bless you as you pray and give Him thanks.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 05/10/20

May 11, 2020

This week’s scripture is from Isaiah:

“Let him trust in the name of the Lord
And rely upon his God.”
(Isaiah 50:10 NKJV)

Let us trust in the One who called us; the one to whom we belong, for He is the one who knows us, the one who made us, for He saw us before we were born. He saw the moment we came to be; He knitted us together in our mother’s womb. He knows the number of our days; He knows every breath we will take; He knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows that which is good about us and that which is not, and yet He loves us with an everlasting love. What does He not know? What can He not do? Let us trust in the Lord; let us come before Him believing, in prayer, for He cares for us. Let us ever trust in the Lord.

May the Lord bless you to put your trust in Him.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 05/03/20

May 4, 2020

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
His love endures forever.

Give thanks to the God of heaven.
His love endures forever.
(Psalm 136:1,26)

Let us give thanks to the God of heaven, for He is good and all He does is good. Let us praise Him for His goodness to us, for His love is everlasting. It knows neither times or seasons; there is never a time when the Lord is without love. He does not forsake us or stop loving us even when we are disobedient. When we belong to the Lord, we can always depend on His love, for God is love. His love never gives up; His love never fails; His love sets us free, for He sent His beloved son to show us His great love for us, and He sacrificed Himself for us that we might be able to love God and be reconciled to Him. How great is the love of God for us. How great His goodness and mercy to us. Let us give thanks to God for His great love.

May the Lord of Heaven bless you with His love this very day.