Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman
Emotional needs can be every bit as acute as bodily needs! The desire for love, acceptance and a sense of safety were instilled in us by the LORD. These necessities are what cause us to seek out friendships, marriages, and ultimately, a relationship with our heavenly FATHER.
And at the root of all our heart needs is the longing to feel valued!
Without a solid sense of self-worth, we can’t fully receive love and acceptance. We can’t feel safe or at rest. We turn to loved ones and friends for the proving of our value through verbal assurance or displays of loyalty. But this doesn’t work! Why? Other people’s judgements and acts of love make for a yo-yo-like self-image; it will be up and then down.
But, on the cross, YESHUA gave us the only accurate assurance of our significance in this world.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, MESSIAH died for us.
A rock-solid self image is rooted in the recognition of who we are in MESSIAH ! We are His beloved and redeemed children of the Most High GOD!
Love & Blessings,
Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman
L’Chaim Messianic Congregation