Posts Tagged ‘prayer’

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.

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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.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 07/07/19

July 8, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Deuteronomy:

“Surely the Lord our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire.”    (Deut. 5:24)

Our God is an awesome God; the heavens declare His glory; the Earth displays the splendor of His creation. How majestic is His name in all the Earth; how magnificent is His reign; how miraculous is His love, beyond all understanding. At His Word the world appeared; at His Word life appeared; at His Word truth and salvation came to us in Jesus Christ. To God belongs the glory; great things He has done, and around the throne of God the angels sing, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory.” Glory to God in the Highest; Glory to God in the Highest. He is an awesome God.

May the glory of God fill your heart with praise and worship each day.

 

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 06/30/19

July 1, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Matthew:

Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.  (Matt. 4:23)

Good things happen when Jesus is present in our lives. If we read and follow His word we learn what He wants us to learn, and we can teach others. Knowing His word we can spread the good news of the kingdom of God to all around us and to the ends of the Earth. And it is Jesus who changes us from who we were before we knew Him to who we are supposed to be. He heals us in all the ways we need to be healed. It is miraculous that He heals us spiritually, mentally, and physically. When we come into the Lord’s presence with praise and thanksgiving we make ourselves available for the power of the Holy Spirit to come over us to heal us and make us whole, and to make us more and more like Christ. Let us come before the Lord with prayer, praise, and thanksgiving; let us come into His presence and be healed.

May the Lord bless you with His presence.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 06/23/19

June 24, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Romans:

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”    (Romans 5:1-2)

How good is God. Let us rejoice that though we were once wanderers and enemies of God that through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ we now have peace with God, and that by that same faith we live under His grace. How great is the love of God towards us that through His Son we can rejoice in the assurance of the “hope of the glory of God,” now and unto eternal life. Let us praise the Lord for reconciling us to God and bringing us peace.

May the peace of God that comes through faith be with you each day in every circumstance.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 06/16/19

June 17, 2019

This week’s scripture comes from Ephesians:

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” (Eph. 1:3).

It is good to remember that all our spiritual blessings come from God our Father who blesses us with every good thing. We are blessed because He has blessed us through His son Jesus Christ in whom all blesses flow and find their fulfillment. Let us praise our Father in heaven for the gift of His son through whom we are forgiven, through whom we have our salvation, through whom we are loved, and through whom we have eternal life. Blessed be the name of our Lord and Father in heaven, for great are His grace and faithfulness; great are His promises; great is His love for us. Let us praise the name of the Lord Most High. Let us give thanks and bow our hearts before Him. Great are our blessings in Jesus Christ.

May you raise your voice in praise to God our Lord and Father.