The Power of Love

Encouraging Words with Bruce & Suzi Elman

Believers are channels for GOD’S love. His love flowing through us is a powerful force that enables us to do more than the unbeliever who relies upon himself. The love that dwells in us is described perfectly in our verse today!

First, “love is patient” ; with GOD’S Spirit living within, we are empowered to wait upon His timing and purpose! We can then be patient with others, knowing GOD is working in their behalf.

Second, “love is kind”, and with GOD’S love, we have the capacity to be genuinely kind, regardless of how others may treat us.

Third, “love is not jealous”; jealousy is a fear of losing someone! GOD’S love gives us the security to hold relationships more loosely.

Love does not brag, is not arrogant, and because we understand our value in GOD’S eyes we don’t need to be arrogant.

1 Corinthians 13:4… “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up… ”

GOD’S Love is powerful! When we allow  His caring Spirit to flow through us, we can have a profound effect upon our world!

Love & Blessings,

Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Encouraging Others

Encouraging Words with Bruce & Suzi Elman

One of the easiest ways to express love to others is to help them feel valuable. Stop to think; most people we know do not have a sense of their infinite value as a child of GOD. The thought that GOD loves them and sees them as precious has never entered their minds.

Satan works overtime making people feel devalued and worthless, but we can help remove those lies by building people up and encouraging them. One way to do this is with a sincere compliment. Nothing major; just a little remark, like “I value our friendship or you look so pretty today or I love your smile!” How meaningful that can be to someone. A little bit of love and caring goes a long way!

Romans14:19
“Therefore, let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another… ”

This act of edification isn’t time-consuming or costly, but is so valuable to the building up of GOD’S creation
(you & I).

Reach out today, encouraging someone and spread the love of Yeshua; it only takes a minute!

Love & Blessings,

Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Prayerlessness

Encouraging Words with Bruce & Suzi Elman

It may sound simple, but it is true – our prayers are not answered when we do not pray! Just as our scripture for today states, we have to ask for what we need and want!

Sometimes we work on our situations, in our thoughts; we discuss them with our family and friends and wish and hope for them to be taken care of. But, all that is not prayer!

Prayer is going to ABBA  “in the name of Yeshua” and asking Him to give us an answer to our needs! As a matter of fact, He is waiting for us to come to Him in faith knowing He is ready and able to act on our behalf if we only believe. His love for us is unconditional and His desire is always to bless us beyond measure, but until we come to Him in prayer, His hands are tied!

James 4:2C “You do not have because you do not ask… “

Open the door for GOD to intervene in your situation with prayer. Don’t ever let prayerlessness hinder GOD from working in your life and the lives of your loved ones! He is waiting!

Love & Blessings,

Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Choose to Forgive

Encouraging Words with Bruce & Suzi Elman

Last week we talked about our prayer life and some of the hindrances to unanswered prayer. I truly believe that the number one hindrance is unforgiveness!

The Bible contains many scriptures on the importance of forgiveness! We are to forgive as GOD in MESSIAH forgave us (Ephesians 4:32).

We live in a fallen world full of imperfect people and we can’t avoid the fact of getting hurt or offended. We will always have a reason to be angry, but unresolved anger will turn to bitterness and unforgiveness, and that will hinder our prayers.

If we want GOD to answer our prayers, let’s go to Him with a pure heart – empty of any anger, resentment or unforgiveness!

YESHUA made it very clear in our scripture today; let’s read it.
Mark 11:25 “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your ABBA in heaven may also forgive you, your trespasses… ”

Don’t wait until you feel like forgiving, make it an intentional choice to forgive and remember forgiveness will set a prisoner free and that prisoner is you!❤️🙏🙏

FROM SUZI ELMAN ❤️

 

Pray About Everything

Encouraging Words with Bruce & Suzi Elman

You and I can be sincere Messianic Believers eager to please GOD in all we do and still have honest questions about prayer. Even though YESHUA’S’ disciples spent a lot of personal time with Him, they still felt the need to ask Him to teach them how to pray!

Yeshua helped them (Luke 11:2-4), check it out. I believe that when we ask Him, He will help us too. As a result, we will not only experience increased effectiveness, freedom and enjoyment in our prayer life, but also greater closeness in our relationship with Him. We should not be intimidated by the ideal of prayer; we should actually look forward to spending time doing something that is meant to come naturally—like breathing!

Luke 11:1 “Now it came to pass as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples… ”

Our Creator loves us and longs for fellowship with us every day. We can and should pray anywhere, anytime and about anything and everything. GOD wants to hear from you today, He’s waiting!

Love & Blessings,

Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

A True Worshiper

Encouraging Words with Bruce & Suzi Elman

What does the Bible have to say about worship? It is a personal relationship and spiritual intimacy and a passionate expression of devotion to Messiah Yeshua!

True worship is having the fire for the love of Yeshua in our heart that spills out over everything we do and say! Just knowing that we have a true and living relationship with ABBA DADDY through MESSIAH should fill our hearts with enthusiasm and zeal! This is the kind of worshiper that is pleasing to GOD! He is seeking true and genuine worshipers. He doesn’t want us to worship Him out of obligation or religion, but out of a loving relationship!

John 4:23 “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship ABBA  in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him… ”

True worship is a lifestyle that reflects the righteousness of GOD, of loving Him and loving His people and obeying His Word!

Are you a true worshiper?

 

Love & Blessings,

Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation