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

Walking in Darkness

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

The verse for today, written by John, was addressed to believers who already have a relationship with GOD (salvation through YESHUA) but needed a reminder of how to remain in fellowship with Him. Although believers have been made new in MASCHIACH (2 Corinthians 5:17), we are not yet perfect and still can fall into sin, short of GOD’S goodness! We are still human beings living in these fleshly bodies and can fall into temptation to appease the flesh, which invites darkness into our lives. 

When this happens, it’s important to understand that you have not lost your salvation but that you have chosen to get out of GOD’S will and veered off to a place of darkness for a time! 

Confessing that sin lifts that darkness and restores your peace with your almighty GOD!

1 John 1:5B & 6
God is light, and there is no darkness in Him at all. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth.

Darkness and light can not exist together; so when we fall into sin, let us be quick to repent and turn from that darkness!

Being in right relationship with our heavenly FATHER always radiates the light of His Shalom and Simchat for everyone to see! Then let your light shine!

Blessings,

Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Our new location:

WE MEET AT:
OASIS CHURCH
16401 SOUTHERN BLVD
WELLINGTON FL 33470

Adventure of Faith

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

A committed and consistent prayer life is essential for every believer who wants to grow in his relationship with YESHUA! Are you struggling in this area? Let’s take a look at some hindrances!

Some find it easy to pray when there is an urgent need, but once the urgency has passed, they drift back into not spending time with the LORD!

Then there is the time factor. Some think they are too busy to fit prayer into their schedule. Some may even think, “Why pray? GOD never seems to answer anyhow.” And they think it’s a waste of time! 

But the Word tells us just the opposite as we read in our Scripture today.

James 5:16B
The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

GOD didn’t design prayer as simply an avenue for requests. Spending time in conversation with our heavenly FATHER is meant to help us know Him and love Him! Then as we grow in passion for Him, spending that time we set apart each day will become a delight, and life will turn into an adventure of faith!

Blessings,

Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Our new location:

WE MEET AT:
OASIS CHURCH
16401 SOUTHERN BLVD
WELLINGTON FL 33470

Spiritual Anchor

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

When turbulent times are upon you, the Word of GOD should be your anchor! In our scripture for today, we find Isaiah’s writings about our source for that hope ( MESSIAH YESHUA).

Here GOD promises us strength, help and protection! Moreover, He gives us two commands: “Do not fear and do not anxiously look about you.” 

One of Satan’s successful traps is distraction! He knows that fear can choke faith. He works hard to make unsettling circumstances our focus!

Once our attention is diverted from GOD, and prayer and worship are in lack, then anxiety and doubt have room for growth!

Isaiah 41:10
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes I will help you. I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

The emotions of anxiety, fear and doubt don’t belong in a believer’s life! Let’s use the spiritual anchors throughout GOD’S Word to keep us steady in our faith!

Blessings,

Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Wellington FL