Posts Tagged ‘God’

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.

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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.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 08/25/19

August 26, 2019

This week’s scripture is from 1 Kings:

“… for the glory of the Lord filled his temple.” (1 Kings 8:11b)

In Solomon’s day the glory of the Lord filled the temple, but in our time the Holy Spirit resides within us. If you have come to salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ, then the Holy Spirit lives within you, for the Lord has said that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, and the glory of God will shine out of you. Remember who you belong to; remember what He has said and what He has promised. You carry the Holy Spirit of God within you. Overflow with the Spirit and pour out upon others that which He has given to you. Pour out blessing, pour out mercy, pour out healing, pour out the Lord’s grace, pour out His love.

May the glory of the Lord shine forth from you today as a child of the living God.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 08/18/19

August 19, 2019

This week’s scripture is from 1 John:

See what great love the Father has lavished on us… (1 John 3:1)

God loves us with an everlasting love. He has blessed us with His love, for He sacrificed His precious son that we might be reconciled to Him and become His children. His love for us is boundless if we belong to Him, and we can never be beyond His love. There is no place we can go where His love cannot find us. There is nothing we can do that His love cannot redeem us. If we fail, He still loves us. If we sin, He still loves us, and He waits for us to repent and come back to Him. Oh how great is the Lord’s love toward us. Let us give thanks to the Lord for His great love, and praise Him who loves us with an everlasting love.

May you know the Lord’s great love for you this very day.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 08/11/19

August 12, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Acts:

“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit …”    (Acts 2:4a)

Praise the Lord for His blessings! Praise the Lord for His promises! Praise the Lord for His faithfulness! Celebrate! For as He promised, the Father sent the Holy Spirit to dwell within all who believe and are baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins. He is come to be helper and counselor, the Spirit of Truth from the One who is the Truth, to teach us all things and remind us of the words of the Lord, the words of life, and to testify to the truth, to testify that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. Sing Hallelujah! Embrace the Holy Spirit and be glad, for He cares for you. Praise be to God.

May the mighty Holy Spirit be a blessing to you today.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 08/04/19

August 5, 2019

This week’s scripture is from 1 Thessalonians:

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”   (1 Thess. 5:16-18)

What blessings the Lord has poured out upon us. May we be ever mindful to thank the Lord with rejoicing and prayers for His surpassing love towards us as seen in our Lord Jesus Christ. May we give thanks in every circumstance, for we belong to Him and He is ever with us, through every trial as well as every blessing. May we learn to ever live in His presence and give thanks. Give thanks to the Lord.

The Lord bless you as you come to Him with a thankful and joyous heart.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 07/28/19

July 29, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Isaiah:

”Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
 (Isaiah 41:10)

We may be facing a sea of troubles; waves of affliction maybe crashing around us. The enemy of our soul may be rising up like a flood against us. Yet whatever trials we are facing, whatever is opposing us, it is the promise of God that He will help us; He will strengthen us; He will uphold us, for nothing is stronger than God’s love; nothing is greater than His promises. We need have no fear for He is with us; He does not forsake us, and if He is with us what can stand against us? His strength is stronger; His love is greater. He is the God above all gods. If you belong to Him, He holds you in the palm of His hand.

May the Lord give you strength and uphold you in His righteousness.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 07/21/19

July 22, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“[Give] to the LORD the glory due his name;
worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.”
(Psalm 29:2)

Set your eyes upon the Lord. Look to Him. Let our hearts be filled with worshipping the Lord, praising Him and giving glory to His name. Too often we get distracted by the world and by troubles; we even get distracted by serving the Lord and doing ministry, yet the Word commands us that we are to first seek and worship the Lord, then all else will be given to us. So it is in heaven and so it should be on Earth, if we will be obedient instead of being busy. The angels in heaven sing “Holy, holy, holy” and give God glory, and everything the Lord wishes to accomplish is accomplished. He will work all things through us, if we let Him. Start by worshipping the Lord and giving Him glory, and see what He will do through you.

May your lips be filled with praise and worship each day as you give Him glory.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 07/14/19

July 15, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Philippians:

“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.”       (Phil. 4:19-20)

It is good to remember that no matter what we need in life, whether that need is spiritual or physical, God Almighty will give us whatever we need through Jesus Christ. If we need provisions, we can call upon His name; if we need healing, we can call upon His name; if we need His spirit to touch us in any way, we can call upon the Lord and He will provide. Our Lord’s grace and His storehouse are never empty, and He wants to fulfill our every need. If we are faithful to call upon His name; He is there. Call upon the Lord and He will bless you in Christ Jesus this very day.

May the Lord’s love and mercy flow to you as you call upon His name.