Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman
The life of a FOLLOWER of MESSIAH is a journey; it has stages of growth we need to reach on the way to spiritual maturity.
First: Salvation—we all begin our journey in the same place, spiritually dead and uninterested in what matters to GOD (Ephesians 2:1-2). Only through salvation (accepting YESHUA as your Savior and Lord of your life), can we receive the Holy Spirit, who creates in us a desire to know GOD and His Son!
As we learn more about our triune GOD, our faith deepens and our hearts will swell with thanksgiving!!!!
That leads to the next step of our journey—serving Him! Our hearts will desire to give back to GOD in appreciation for His grace and mercy toward us! But then we must focus on GOD’S plan for our life and not our plans.
We’re to listen attentively to the voice of the Holy Spirit as He brings forth fruit in us (Galatians 5:22-23) to draw us into unity of service with fellow believers. Ephesians 4:15 … but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things unto Him who is the head of His body, the BODY OF BELIEVERS.
Growth is a key principle in a believer’s life. Spiritual maturity begins with salvation and follows with a lifetime commitment to be a servant for GOD.
Are you dedicated to serving Him? It’s such a great, amazing blessing to know and serve Him! Wow!
With lots of prayers, love & shalom,
Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman
L’Chaim Messianic Congregation
Lake Worth, Fl