Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman
The apostle James challenges us to understand the connection between faith and obedience! He writes in James 2:17 that faith without works is dead. In other words, we cannot have unshakeable faith without obedience!
Developing steadfast trust takes time; yes, we are born again through simple, childlike faith but a growing knowledge of GOD and a deepening confidence in Him keeps us convicted. It strengthens our faith in times of testing (trials).
Hebrews Chapter 11, shows us that obedience is critical to steadfast faith, check it out! Noah never seeing rain, obeyed GOD and built the ark! Abraham left his home to go to a place not yet known, obeying GOD by faith! Hebrews11:6a “But without faith, it is impossible to please Him… ”
Knowing and trusting GOD through His Son, experiencing His presence and living obediently are the two factors needed to develop an unshakeable faith! How unshakeable is your faith? Let’s pray for that kind of faith.
Love & Blessings,
Bruce & Suzi Elman
L’Chaim Messianic Congregation