Misplaced Priorities

L'Chaim Messianic Congregation, Lake Worth Florida, Palm Beaches

There is always a penalty for misplaced priorities (Luke12:6-21)! That Scripture reference is about a foolish man who passed away with no opportunity to enjoy his goods, and even worse, he died with a bankrupt soul (missed out on Heaven)!

We as believers must make service for GOD our main concern. Serving the LORD and His Kingdom is the key to setting correct goals. Life is not something that simply happens to people. Where you are today is largely determined by the way you prioritized your concerns in previous months and years.

This means we can positively impact our future by organizing our priorities according to biblical guidelines!

Matt. 6:20
But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.

Let’s not be like the rich, foolish man in YESHUA’S parable in Luke 12, who only provided for himself and not for others. He also provided for his body (flesh) and not for his spirit! While making provision for his present life here on earth, he gave no thought to his life to come (eternity). 

 

Blessings,

Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Our new location:

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation meets at:
OASIS CHURCH
16401 SOUTHERN BLVD
WELLINGTON FL 33470

A True Follower

L'Chaim Messianic Congregation, Lake Worth Florida, Palm Beaches

When YESHUA walked this earth, a vast multitude followed Him. They came for many reasons, some noble, some selfish. The same is still true today. Not all that seek GOD are really His followers!

Let’s take a look at our own walk and ask ourselves, “What do we want from Him?” How committed are we to being His disciples?

In the Bible, some followed YESHUA because they had urgent needs that He alone could meet. Some wanted to see signs and miracles and feel that thrill of excitement.

Today, some go to their congregation only to get pumped up. 

However, mountaintop experiences are usually followed by valleys! Then when hardships come, they are quick to abandon the LORD!

John 6:2

A huge crowd kept following Him wherever He went, because they saw His miraculous signs as He healed the sick.

Are you more interested in what YESHUA can do for you than in just being with Him?

Do you find it hard to stay committed without an emotional experience to sustain you? 

Our physical and emotional needs can draw us to the LORD, but they should never be the foundation for our walk with Him! 

 

Blessings,

Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Our new location:

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation meets at:
OASIS CHURCH
16401 SOUTHERN BLVD
WELLINGTON FL 33470

God’s Character

L'Chaim Messianic Congregation, Lake Worth Florida, Palm Beaches

When evil people affect our lives, we often wonder how GOD could permit such a thing? Humanly thinking, that question would make sense. And when this happens, we may never understand the reason wickedness was allowed to touch us. However, the LORD gives several assurances in His Word to sustain us during those times!

First, GOD will remind us that His ways and thoughts are higher than ours (ref. Isaiah 55:9)!

As we see in Romans 8:28, our Heavenly FATHER promises us that He will work all things together for the good of all believers!

Then in our Scripture for today, He provides insight into His character: Psalm 100:5 “For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.”

We live in a fallen world, and all of us will be affected sometimes by evil people! Knowing GOD’S Word and understanding His character gives us hope and will give us endurance to persevere during those times.

Blessings,

Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Our new location:

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation meets at:
OASIS CHURCH
16401 SOUTHERN BLVD
WELLINGTON FL 33470

Desire or Necessity

L'Chaim Messianic Congregation, Lake Worth Florida, Palm Beaches

Sometimes people perceive a desire as a necessity. The heart can become so consumed with a craving that fulfilling it feels critical to your well-being. Then when GOD doesn’t meet the “need,” anger and frustration come about! 

If your need wasn’t met by GOD, ask yourself, “Is my petition essential to accomplishing GOD’S purpose, or is it only for my enjoyment? 

If it is essential for GOD’S purpose in your life, then He will answer when you pray for Him to fulfill it (ref. Philippians 4:19). 

Almighty GOD is always pleased to satisfy desires that fit within the confines of His purpose and will for your life (ref. Psalm 37:4). 

Remember, our Heavenly FATHER isn’t obligated to grant wishes or fulfill any plans but His own! 

Psalm 34:9-10
Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want for those who fear Him. The young lions lack and suffer hunger; but those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.

ABBA wants to be the One in whom fulfillment and satisfaction are found! When we are truly seeking the LORD, then we won’t require a lot of stuff and entertainment and especially people to meet our needs in order to be happy. Our JOY is in the LORD!

Blessings,

Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Our new location:

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation meets at:
OASIS CHURCH
16401 SOUTHERN BLVD
WELLINGTON FL 33470

Be a Doer

L'Chaim Messianic Congregation, Lake Worth Florida, Palm Beaches

The LORD conforms us to the truth by continually confronting us with the truth (the Bible)! When He does, either we accept it as truth or we ignore it. 

When we accept the truth from our heavenly FATHER, we can expect His richest blessings, even when we don’t have any reason to expect any blessings at all! 

Denying GOD’S Word is an attitude He will not bless. Think about when you heard the Word of GOD being preached last! Did you walk away with that Word heavy on your mind? Or did you simply walk away with no thought of it whatsoever? 

We need to let GOD’S truth work its way into our hearts and lives!

James 1:23-24
For if anyone is a hearer of the Word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.

Let’s ask the LORD in prayer today to refocus our thoughts and help us to be an aggressive listener and to allow the Holy Spirit to cause the Word to penetrate our hearts.

Blessings,

Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Our new location:

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation meets at:
OASIS CHURCH
16401 SOUTHERN BLVD
WELLINGTON FL 33470