Encouraging Others

Encouraging Words with Pastor 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 care goes a long way! 

Rom. 14:19 
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 & me)! 

Reach out today and spread the love of YESHUA; encourage someone. It only takes a minute!

Love & Blessings,

Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Remedy for Fear

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

We all need a heart revelation of GOD’S true love for us! We can’t just know in our head that GOD loves us, it must become a life-changing heart revelation.

Through this revelation we can have freedom from fear. When our circumstances are good, it’s not hard to believe that GOD loves us, but when things turn for the worst, we are tempted to think He doesn’t care! Then fear comes against our mind and attempts to rob us of our faith. 

Satan will do his best to assure us that GOD’S love isn’t there for us. He’ll plant lies in our minds like: “You must have done something wrong or GOD’S mad at you now!” 

When we have a heart revelation of GOD’S perfect love, there is nothing in the world that can make us afraid.                                      

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But, he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

It is impossible to fear failure, rejection, lack or anything else if you really know GOD loves you. His love covers everything!

 

Love & Blessings,

Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Vessels of Love

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

We learn of the unconditional love our Creator has for us. That amazing love flows TO us and then it should flow THROUGH us to others. GOD’S perfect love is brought to completion when we learn to love one another.

This love was given to us freely through MESSIAH YESHUA, and we can do nothing to earn it or secure it. 

As we receive this love, we are to turn around and give it back to ABBA. We do that by worshipping Him with our life, spending time in His presence, studying His Word, praying and praising Him for His mercy and grace that He pours out upon us. 

That love perfected in you should flow through you to those around you so this will complete the cycle! 

1 John 4:12
“No one has seen God at any time. But if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.”

We are to be vessels of GOD’S love in our sphere of influence! Who among you needs to feel GOD’S love today?

Love & Blessings,

Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

 

 

Smile for Yeshua

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

Our scripture today talks of a cheerful countenance! What exactly is a countenance? It is your face and the way you look! GOD is very concerned about how we look because either we are walking advertisements for YESHUA or we are walking advertisements for Satan! This is why it is important that we learn how to have a cheerful countenance and a pleasant look on our face.

When you are smiling you put those around you at ease! Smiling makes others feel comfortable and secure, while a sour look on your face will make others feel discomfort and insecure!

Proverbs 15:13
A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance; but, a broken heart crushes the spirit.

All of our problems aren’t caused by the devil; they could be the result of the way we feel or act! Cheer up and learn to relax, and most of all, keep a smile on your face. It will make you feel better (including everyone around you)! 

Smile for YESHUA today!

Love & Blessings,

Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Living Hope

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

If we ever needed hope, it is now! “Hope” can be defined as the desire for something good and the expectation of receiving it. There is only one source of hope in our fallen world, and it’s not the government!

Messiah Yeshua, and He alone, is our genuine source of hope because He alone knows what is best and has the sovereignty and power to secure its fulfillment.

We all have different expectations about what our future will bring pertaining to our life here on this earth! But YESHUA promises us the “living hope” of an inheritance in heaven! These things on earth will fade away someday, but our future home in heaven is for all eternity! This is our ultimate security and our anchor when the storms of life while on earth are severe!

1 Peter 1:3

Praise be the God and Father of our Lord YESHUA MESSIAH. By His boundless mercy we have been born again to an ever-living hope through the resurrection of YESHUA MESSIAH from the dead. 

This Scripture tells us when we accept YESHUA as our Savior and Lord of our life (being born-again), we will then have that ever-living hope in our heart! YESHUA, who is our “living hope,” is waiting to be invited into your heart! He is your only true source of hope in these troubled times!

Love & Blessings,

Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Rest In Your Heavenly Seat

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

The apostle Paul said that we are seated in heavenly places with Messiah YESHUA as a child of GOD! So what does that mean? What do we do when we sit? We rest, right! So to be seated in heavenly places with YESHUA is to enter an inner rest!

When we get nervous or upset about our problems and worry overtakes us, we need to tell ourselves “to sit down!” And we’re not just talking about our physical body but also our soul (mind, will and emotions)! To me it’s very interesting, how we now have no choice but to sit and rest In this season of being homebound during the Coronavirus pandemic.

It’s important to let our entire being rest and just wait on GOD. We need to wait expectantly for GOD to do what we cannot do! Give Him the steering wheel!

Ephesians 2:4-6

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loves us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with MESSIAH and raised us up together and made us sit together in the heavenly places in MESSIAH YESHUA.

The promises of GOD’S peace are not made to those who work, struggle or strive in their own strength but to those who enter GOD’S rest waiting on Him!

Let’s thank God for this time of REST! It’s necessary and long overdue!

All our love,

Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation