Posts Tagged ‘encouragement’

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 12/10/17

December 11, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Isaiah:

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: Behold a virgin shall be with child and give birth to a son, and shall call His name Immanuel” (God with us).    (Isaiah 7:14)

The Son of God come down to us as a child; O how great are the promises of God. How blessed we are, for the ancients knew the promise, but did not see it come to pass, yet we live in the time of God’s favor; we have seen His grace and His salvation, for He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to us that we might know Him, and through Him the blessings of His mercy and grace, unto life and life eternal. Glory to God, glory in the highest, for He is with us and we are forever blessed. Praise God Almighty; blessed be His name.

May the blessings of Our Lord Jesus Christ be yours this very day.

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Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 12/03/17

December 4, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Isaiah:

“Prepare the way for the Lord;”

“And the glory of the Lord will be revealed.”     (Isaiah 40:3a;5a)

Come, let us prepare our hearts for this season of joy and celebration in remembrance of the coming of our Lord and Savior. Let us rejoice at the advent of the Promised One, His coming foretold long ago, the glorious prophecy, fulfilled by our loving Father. Let us prepare our hearts by refreshing our hope in Him in whom all grace, all mercy, all faithfulness, all love, and all righteousness rests. Let us fill our hearts with the hope that is in Jesus Christ and His coming, and prepare to share that hope with as many as the Lord allows. Let us prepare to be generous with the love He has given us. Prepare your heart, and rejoice!

May the joy of the Lord and the love of Christ fill your heart.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 11/26/17

November 28, 2017

This week’s scripture is from John:

“The light shines in the darkness …

 “The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.” (John 1:5a, 9)

Thank God that He is true and always keeps His promises, for He sent His Son into this dark world to be our light and our salvation. Long it was foretold that He would come. Now He is the light of the world and a lamp unto our feet. He has brought us into the light, and how blessed we are that His light can shine through us, for truth lives in the light and He lives in us. Hallelujah!  Thank you, Lord!

May the light of God’s blessings be yours this day and every day.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 11/19/17

November 20, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Jeremiah:

“Give thanks to the Lord Almighty, for the Lord is good; his love endures forever.”  (Jeremiah 33:11)

Let us come before the Lord with thankful hearts and praise Him who loves us with an everlasting love. Thank the Lord who provides for all our needs and gives generously to all who come to Him. Let us bow down before Him and give thanks for the great and many blessings He has poured out upon us, for He provides for our every need and fills us with all that is good. Thank the Lord for sending His son Jesus Christ that we might know Him and the mercy of His grace. Let us praise God for He is good and all He does is good; let us give thanks to Him. Thanks be to God, the Lord Almighty, for all He has done.

May you be blessed as you come before the Lord with thanksgiving.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 11/12/17

November 13, 2017

This week’s scripture is from the Psalms:

“Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope” (Psalm 130:1,5)

It can be difficult to wait patiently for the Lord when seeking an answer to prayer or relief from suffering, but the Lord hears the cry of our hearts; He hears when we cry out from the depths of our soul. Yet He is faithful and true, and we can depend on His Word, for it is our help and our salvation, our hope in the day of trouble. May the Lord teach us to be patient in trials and affliction, and prayerful in waiting.

May the Lord bless you with the hope that is in His Word.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 11/05/17

November 7, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“The LORD is faithful to all his promises
and loving toward all he has made.

  The LORD upholds all those who fall
and lifts up all who are bowed down.”    
(Psalm 145:13b-14)

Thank God that He is loving and faithful. Do not let go of God’s promises. Believe the promises of His Word, for they are yea and amen in Christ. Believe if He has promised you healing, believe if He has promised salvation for one you’ve been praying for, believe if He has said He still has a work for you to do, believe God’s promise, believe His Word, for it never fails. He lifts up those who have been bowed down, for He is the Faithful One. Remember today to thank God and praise Him for His faithfulness.

I pray that this day, and each day, you will praise the Lord for His love and faithfulness towards you.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 10/29/17

October 30, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Deuteronomy:

“Let no one be found among you … who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.  Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord”   (Deut. 18:10-12)

In the days that are evil it is good to remember what the Lord has said, for the Lord does not compromise His word and He does not change His mind, nor does He bow to human ways or human wisdom. The Lord has set His truth before us and He has clearly said what must not be done. How foolish it is to engage with that which the Lord has said is evil. How perilous it is to cross into the pathways of that which leads into darkness. Let us remember Him who is holy; let us remember Him who is God of gods; let us remember Him at whose name every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord of all, for He will destroy all that is evil and detestable, for the Lord is light and darkness cannot stand before Him.

May the Lord protect you from that which is evil.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 10/22/17

October 23, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior…”   (Psalm 68:19)

Praise God for He is faithful and true. When you feel blessed, praise the Lord. When you feel thankful, praise the Lord. When you feel happy, praise the Lord. And when you feel weary, praise the Lord. When you feel burdened, praise the Lord. When you feel stressed, praise the Lord. Open your heart, raise your voice and praise the Lord. When you feel safe, praise God. When you feel loved, praise God. And when you feel overwhelmed, praise God. When you feel weak, praise God. Whether good times or bad times, praise God. Every day and in every circumstance, praise God. Sing praise to Him who is ever with us.

May you lift up your voice and praise the Lord.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 10/15/17

October 16, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

I have put my trust in the Lord God  (Psalm 73:28b NKJV)

God is all and is in all, what more do we need? He is the Lord God Almighty; He provides for every need. The Lord is with us and has promised to never leave us. He owns the storehouses of heaven; there is no need that He cannot supply. If we lack anything that He wants us to have all we have to do is ask and He will give it to us. Through Christ Jesus He will pour out blessing, for our sufficiency in Christ is always enough and in Him we can find whatever we need for the Lord is faithful and true, and His love for us is merciful and everlasting. Let us trust in the Lord and bring our hearts before Him. Ask of Him and He will open His arms. Pray and He will hear. Believe in His promises and He will deliver them. Trust in Him.

May you trust in Him who loves you with an everlasting love.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 10/08/17

October 9, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.  (Psalm 127:1a)

The Lord gives us life, and He gives us the ability to build our life, to make a life from what He gives us. But if we want to have success in our life, if we want our endeavors to produce fruit, if we want to have a life worthy of living, we labor in vain if we build carelessly or unwisely, for the wise builder makes the Lord first in everything in life: First in us, first in family, first in work, first in ministry, first in whatever we would build in our life. If we are wise we go to the Lord first before we even begin planning. For the Lord should be first and He wants to be first in everything in our life. Let Him who gave us life be first in our life.

May the Lord bless you to seek His plans for your life.