Wisdom, Our Friend

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

Godly wisdom can be defined as the capacity to see things the way the LORD sees them and to respond according to His principles. 

This will bring us inner peace and contentment!

Wisdom will always lead you to GOD’S best for your life. Godly wisdom teaches us how to choose our friends wisely, guides us in our finances, and shows us how to always be willing to forgive, and live our lives in a way that is pleasing to our heavenly FATHER! 

Wisdom will lead us to make right decisions when difficulties come our way. Sometimes we would like to say yes to situations when GOD might want us to say no. Wisdom will show us the right way to go.                                                       

Proverbs 3:13
Happy is the man who finds wisdom and the man who gains understanding.

Wisdom is our friend, helping us at all times not to live in regret. It would be very sad to look back on our lives and feel regret about what we did or didn’t do! 

Let divine wisdom guide you today to make choices that you will be blessed with in the future!

 

Love & Blessings,

Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Expressions of Love

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

When GOD created the heavens and earth, He wasn’t just trying to keep busy or do something constructive with His time. Look around, everything you see He created just for you. All of creation is an expression of His true love for us!

Stop to think every time you see the sun rise each morning, watch the rain falling on this earth, look at the carpet of lush green grass and all the beautiful flowers that seem like they are smiling at you; it’s all for us to enjoy! In our verses today, the apostle Paul knew how powerful and important a revelation of GOD’S love is.                         

ESPHESIANS 3:17-19
“…that MESSIAH may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width, length, depth and height to know the love of MESSIAH which passed knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”

Meditate on these Scriptures today. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you this awesome love the FATHER has for you, and receive HIS FULLNESS!

 

Love & Blessings,

Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Power Source

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

The power of the Gospel of YESHUA MESSIAH is Love; nothing else! It is the highest form of spiritual warfare that we can do. One believer, totally committed, dedicated and submitted to the love of GOD will make hell tremble! 

Imagine how great our warfare will be with lots of believers acting in love!

So, as believers, let’s go to war on our enemy. Every single one of us needs to decide right now to declare war on selfishness! 

  • Let’s declare war on thinking only of ourselves in our families, homes and even in our work place. 

  • Let’s announce to Satan and his kingdom of darkness: “I refuse to just live for me and be a selfish, self-centered person!”

  • Let’s declare that the love of GOD that is inside of us will shower upon others today everywhere we go.                                               

Romans 12:21
Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.

Start today, living with purpose, and show the love of MESSIAH on purpose everywhere we go. 

Start by getting yourself off your mind and putting others first. Be willing to give yourself as a sacrifice, and start really loving people!

 

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Attitude Adjustments

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

In a previous blog (“A Good Attitude” click here), we learned the importance of a good attitude, showing others YESHUA. 

Today we will see that there is power in keeping a good attitude!

A good attitude helps us to keep our focus in the right place—on GOD and not on the problem. 

A positive attitude with any situation that comes our way will give us the confidence that GOD will work it all out for our good and for His glory. 

If we choose to keep a positive attitude, GOD can cause the things our enemy (satan) has meant for harm in our lives to work out not only for our good but also for the good of many other people. There are lots of hurting people in our fallen world that need YESHUA!

GOD is looking for experienced workers (those who have gone through stuff already) to work for His Kingdom.                 

Ephesians 4:23
And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind (having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude).                

Attitudes begin in the mind. Our minds are renewed by the Word of GOD. Start today to meditate on the Word, and begin renewing your mind on a daily basis. And see the attitude adjustment begin!

 

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

A Good Attitude

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

In this life, your attitude makes all the difference; it can be your best friend or your worst enemy! Trials and tests will come our way, but how we go through them has a lot to do with their outcome. 

Keep in mind we have a very real enemy: Satan! He roams around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5: 8). But keep in mind Satan can never defeat a person with a good attitude! 

As BELIEVERS IN MESSIAH YESHUA,  we should always show others a good attitude because if we claim to be believers in Yeshua, we better know others are watching us. Just because of that, our attitude is very important as witnesses for Messiah.

Our attitude will either draw people to us or push them away! GOD’S Word tells us we are to be the light in a dark world, leading others to Yeshua!

Philippians 2:5
Let this same attitude and purpose and mind be in you which was in Messiah Yeshua.

Next time a situation arrives in your life, take the time to stop and think: “What would Yeshua’s attitude be?” 

Why? 

Because the world around you is watching to see how a MESSIANIC BELIEVER would handle it!

Love & Blessings,

Pastor Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation