Posts Tagged ‘prayer’

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 06/17/18

June 18, 2018

This week’s scripture is from Luke:

“The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’”    (Luke 17:5)

At times it seems that we do not have enough faith for what we are facing or what is coming against us, but thank the Lord Almighty that He is our strength, He is our provision, and He never abandons us or forsakes us. For He requires only faith as small as a mustard seed, and that we do whatever He has told us to do. When we are faithful in that, He does the rest, for we are but servants of our Lord, and our Master is always faithful to care for us. We place our trust in Him and He is trustworthy. Be in faith.

May the blessings of our Lord, Jesus Christ, be yours each and every day.

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Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 06/10/18

June 11, 2018

This week’s scripture is from John:

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.”   (John 14:1)

How wonderful it is to be able to trust in Jesus, to believe His every word. With the challenges that seem to daily come against us and those the Holy Spirit sends us to minister to, it is so good to be able to trust in God to provide for our every need, physical and spiritual. It can be so easy to become troubled by what we see and what we must face; the difficulties can seem insurmountable, but praise God for He is there at every turn, and Jesus ever sits at the right hand of the Father making intercession for the saints. O what a Savior is our Lord. How good it is to trust Him. Praise to the Son of God. How blessed we are!

May the blessings of the Lord Jesus Christ wash away your troubles this very day.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 06/03/18

June 4, 2018

This week’s scripture is from John:

“Jesus stood and cried out, saying, ‘If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”        (John 7:37b-38)

It is good to thirst for the Lord, to desire Him like a dry land desires the rain, to seek after Him with a longing heart, to want to drink-in His righteousness and water your weary soul. Pray that the Lord grant you favor to be thirsty for Him, to seek Him each morning, and in every circumstance, and not to stand against the challenges of life alone, not to try to stand in your own strength, but to go to Him first, to drink deep of His Holy Spirit, to go to the Living Water, for when we are filled, then the Living Water will flow out of us and the Spirit of Truth will bring life and life abundant into every person and every situation.

May the Lord make you thirsty for the living water of His Holy Spirit.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 05/27/18

May 28, 2018

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“We wait in hope for the LORD;
he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.” 
(Psalm 33:20-21)

When life comes hard against us, and our hearts are breaking, and crying out for relief, there is one who is holy and true, in whom we can trust, and his name is Lord of Lords. In Him we have our hope and our being, and our hope is not some wishful longing, but it is the assurance of Jesus Christ that He is our salvation and our shield. He sits at the right hand of the Father ever making intercession for the saints, and His words are true and righteous, life-giving and eternal. In Him we can wait; in Him we can trust, for He will not withhold his blessings from those who belong to Him. Hallelujah! Thank you, Lord Jesus.

May your heart be open to trust in the Lord and wait in hope for his blessings.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 05/20/18

May 21, 2018

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“Praise the Lord!

Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty heavens!

Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His surpassing greatness!”
    (Psalm 150:1-2)

How blessed we are to be children of the Most High God. Praise the Lord! How blessed we are to have received His saving grace. Praise God! How blessed we are that His Son, Jesus Christ, died for us, for our salvation. Praise the Lord God Almighty. How blessed we are to have forgiveness of our sins through the blood of Jesus Christ. Praise His Holy name. How blessed we are to have been set free from sin and death. Praise the Lord Most High. How blessed we are that the Son of God sits at the right hand of the Father making intercession. Praise the Lord! How blessed we are for His mercy and grace. Praise Him!

May the praises from your lips rise up to the Throne of Grace as you remember His mighty blessings.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 05/13/18

May 14, 2018

This week’s scripture is from John:

“Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”  (John 6:68)

Our Lord Jesus Christ is the living Word and His word is eternal. When the concerns and troubles of life are upon us sometimes they distract us from where we should be seeking our healing and relief. Yet He has given us His word, for He is the word, and His word brings life. Let us not neglect to spend time in the word, for it is good to be in the word; it is valuable for seeking the answers to our problems and dilemmas; it is full of wisdom, and a light in the darkness. The word is powerful to heal and to bind up, to bear witness and to forgive. The word is truth, and that truth brings life, the truth that leads to eternal life.

May the Lord bless you to be in His word this very day.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 05/06/18

May 7, 2018

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing the LORD’s praise,
for he has been good to me.”     
(Psalm 13:5-6)

Our troubles may at times seem daunting, but we can trust in the Lord to save us, for it is His love for us that is our strength, a love greater than the greatest problems, a love that overcomes every attack of the enemy, a love that has defeated even death and brings eternal life in Christ Jesus. “It is so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take him at his word,” says the old song, and so true it is. Let your heart rejoice at His matchless love for you; trust in Him and sing praises to His name for He will deliver you; He will be good to you, for no good thing will He withhold from those who love Him and are called by His name.

May the blessings of the Lord be upon you as you trust and praise Him.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 04/29/18

April 30, 2018

This week’s scripture is from Deuteronomy:

“Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long …”   (Deut. 33:12)

We know the Lord is our light and our salvation, and we can rest in His love. Regardless of our troubles or those things that rise against our peace and security, if we belong to the Lord then He will be our peace; He will be our shield. Whatever rises against us in the natural or the spiritual must bow before the Lord, for the Lord loves and protects His own and His love overcomes all that can come against us if we give ourselves into His hands and rest in His love. Let us remember to come and bow our hearts before the Lord who loves us, and pray and call upon His name and He will keep you safe and secure in His love.

May the Lord bless you to rest secure in His love for you.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 04/22/18

April 23, 2018

This week’s scripture is from John:

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”   (John 16:33)

The Lord did not promise us a trouble-free life. He knew that this fallen world can be a dark and troublesome place, where we find ourselves struggling against the darkness and the pain of suffering, sin, injury, and want. Try as we might we have not the power to overcome, but the Lord does, for He took the weight of sin and death upon Himself, and by His sacrifice, by His blood, death, and resurrection, He did overcome the world. He has defeated the darkness; He has triumphed; He is victorious, and in Him we can have peace. Let us rejoice and be glad, for we can have peace through our Lord Jesus Christ. Praise His holy name.

May the Lord bless you today with an abiding peace.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 04/15/18

April 16, 2018

This week’s scripture is from Isaiah:

“You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.
Trust in the LORD forever,
for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal.”
 (Isaiah 26:3-4)

Each day has trouble enough of its own, Jesus reminded us, and it is all too easy to be in turmoil trying to deal with the situations and problems that keep peace from our door. Yet the Lord tells us that we should not dwell on problems, but we should keep our minds on Him. We should place all of our trust in Him no matter what is happening in the world or what is happening in our own lives, for only in the Lord, and in Him alone, is there peace. Let us allow our heart to trust Him and our mind to be steadfast, for He who loves us and gave Himself for us is He who is able, for He is for us, He is forever, eternal, and He can make a way when there is no way. Trust our Lord, our Savior, our Deliverer. Praise His Holy Name.

May your heart and mind remain steadfast because you are trusting in the Lord.