Expression of Love

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

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

Stop and think every time you see the sun rise each morning or watch the rain falling from the sky to water all the earth. Take a look at the green carpet of grass and all the array of beautiful flowers in bloom; it’s all for us to enjoy! 

In our Scriptures today, the apostle Paul knew how powerful and important a revelation of GOD’S love is!

Ephesians 3:17-19
Then MESSIAH will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high and how deep His love is. May you experience the love of MESSIAH though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

Meditate on these Scriptures today and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you this awesome love ABBA has for you, and receive the fullness of everything GOD has for you! Wow! Yes!

In Yeshua’s Name. Amen

 

Love & Blessings,

Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

It’s All About 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! Everyday we have trials and tests we all go through, but how we go through these trials and tests has a lot to do with their outcome! 

Keep in mind we have a very real enemy, “satan”, who roams around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). But he can never defeat a person who has an abiding faith in Messiah Yeshua, which certainly ought to produce a good attitude! An attitude of gratitude!  

As Messianic believers, we should always show others a good attitude; because if we claim to be believers in Messiah Yeshua,  you better believe people are watching us! Just because of that, our attitude is very important! 

Our attitude will either draw people to us or push people away from us! GOD’S Word tells us we are to be the light in a dark world ( and there is much darkness today), so let your light so shine to lead others to MESSIAH!                                    

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 🛑 & THINK: “What would  YESHUA’S attitude be?” 

Why? Because the world around you is watching to see how a believer in Yeshua would handle that!!

 

Love & Blessings,

Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

The Riches of His Grace

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

Scripture says that YESHUA chose to become poor—leaving Heaven and everything that belonged to Him as GOD’S Son so that we might become rich (2 Corinthians 8:9). We read in Ephesians chapter 1 about the riches of His grace, check it out! 

We were chosen by GOD Himself; we belong to Him. He gives us a purpose for life, and we are, at the same time, eternally secure (as believers)! We have been given permanent citizenship in GOD’S Kingdom (Heaven), an inheritance that won’t perish (1 Peter 1:4).

Because of our redemption in YESHUA, His death on the stake, satisfying divine justice, our sin debt is marked “paid in full” in GOD’S eyes. And because of our salvation through MESSIAH, we enter into a personal relationship with our heavenly FATHER, and then we become His adopted children.

Ephesians 1:7
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the richest of His grace.

Many of us don’t realize how rich we are. We think in earthy terms (like bank accounts or material possessions) instead of spiritual ones! Our real wealth is found in the spiritual blessings we have been given through MESSIAH YESHUA. We are rich in His grace!

Love & Blessings,

Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Living Hope

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

If we ever needed hope, it is now! “Hope” can be defined as the desire for something good and the expectation of receiving it. There is only one source of hope in our fallen world, and it’s not the government!

Messiah Yeshua, and He alone, is our genuine source of hope because He alone knows what is best and has the sovereignty and power to secure its fulfillment.

We all have different expectations about what our future will bring pertaining to our life here on this earth! But YESHUA promises us the “living hope” of an inheritance in heaven! These things on earth will fade away someday, but our future home in heaven is for all eternity! This is our ultimate security and our anchor when the storms of life while on earth are severe!

1 Peter 1:3

Praise be the God and Father of our Lord YESHUA MESSIAH. By His boundless mercy we have been born again to an ever-living hope through the resurrection of YESHUA MESSIAH from the dead. 

This Scripture tells us when we accept YESHUA as our Savior and Lord of our life (being born-again), we will then have that ever-living hope in our heart! YESHUA, who is our “living hope,” is waiting to be invited into your heart! He is your only true source of hope in these troubled times!

Love & Blessings,

Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Priority of Prayer

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

Without daily fellowship with our ABBA FATHER through MESSIAH YESHUA, He may seem like a stranger. You can’t ever really know someone without communication! Prayer is our avenue to that! GOD (the creator of this universe) knows you inside and out, but unless you make prayer a priority, you will never know Him! To miss out on knowing your Creator intimately is a great tragedy!

The  life of a MESSIAH FOLLOWER in YESHUA isn’t merely about how much you serve, how generously you give or how faithfully you attend a congregation! All these things should result from a close relationship with ABBA! We need to prioritize our time to be alone with Him in prayer and meditation of His Word to experience His awesome presence!

Mark 1:35

Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, Yeshua went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.

Just as the Scripture said, even though YESHUA was the sinless Son of GOD and Deity Himself, He made prayer a priority! He is our greatest example! Prayer is the lifeblood of our existence as a Messianic Believer!

Love & Blessings,

Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation