Encouraging Others

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

One of the easiest ways to express love to others is to help them feel valuable. Stop to think, most people we know do not have a sense of their infinite value as a child of GOD! The thought that GOD loves them and sees them as precious has never entered their minds.

Satan works overtime making people feel devalued and worthless, but we can help remove those lies by building people up and encouraging them! 

One way to do this is with a sincere compliment. Nothing major, just a little remark like: I value our friendship or you look so pretty today or I love your smile! 

How meaningful that can be to someone. A little bit of love and care goes a long way! 

Rom. 14:19 
Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.        

This act of edification isn’t time consuming or costly but is so valuable to the building up of GOD’S creation ( you & me)! 

Reach out today and spread the love of YESHUA; encourage someone. It only takes a minute!

Love & Blessings,

Bruce and Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

Exchanged Life

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

Each Messianic believer’s journey is unique! Yet certain stages of growth should be common to all believers. Example: GOD wants to use us through our walk with the Lord to show new believers the basic principles for the foundation of their new life in MESSIAH!

Next, we were created to do good works and this becomes evident as growing believers use their talents to glorify YESHUA!

Then because pride and self-confidence are threats to our spiritual growth, GOD will bring us to a place where we realize we can achieve nothing of value without His guidance and power. The LORD teaches us how to live the exchanged life, check it out in (Galatians 2:20).

Looking back you can recognize these stages, maybe you can see an area where GOD is still working with you. If there is anything standing in the way of allowing Him to live fully through you, then ask the RUAH HAKODESH to help you be everything GOD created you to be!

Love & Blessings,

Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

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God’s Amazing Love

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

Without a sense of purpose, there is no hope. But the LORD has created each one of us for a reason and also to love Him and be loved by Him! He pursues us and does everything in His infinite power to reveal Himself. He wants each person to understand who He is and then respond by worshipping Him being fully devoted to Him!

GOD’S love is personal; His desire is to have a personal relationship with every man, woman and child. His love for us is always unconditional; there is nothing about your character that can make Him love you more or less. Our scripture today tells us that love is who He is, not just what He does.

{1 John: 4:8…He who does not love does not know God, for God is love}…

ABBA doesn’t just say He loves you, He proved it by giving His Son as a sacrifice for your sins. His amazing grace is unending and then His divine blessing on us for the forgiveness of our sins through MESSIAH. What a waste to live life feeling unloved when GOD’S infinite and eternal love is offered to each and every one of us!

Love & Blessings,

Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

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Love Taking Charge

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

When love takes charge of us (meaning GOD is in charge), we cannot think bad thoughts because GOD is love, that’s who He is! When we are living the life of a Spirit-filled Believer, we allow the Holy Spirit to control all areas of our lives. This includes our thoughts, words and deeds.

GOD has a purpose for each of us and if you want to learn of yours, read through the New Covenant! GOD wants and desires for each of us to become His precious child; this is done by accepting His Son “YESHUA” as our Savior!

Then we are to go and lead others to MESSIAH and unless we are living a lifestyle as a “Messiah Follower” to back up what we are saying, we can’t be an effective witness for Yeshua the Messiah! This lifestyle is a reflection of our thoughts which must line up with GOD’S thoughts!

{Romans 8:9…But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit; if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Messiah, he is not His}…

We need to crucify our flesh and be led by the Ruach HaKodesh in our thinking and let love take charge of our minds; that’s where all Spirit-led living begins! When was the last time you led someone to Yeshua?!

Love & Blessings,

Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

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Being Still

Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman

Temptation, trials and suffering – we’ve all experienced them! Even as Messianic believers (sometimes, specifically because we are believers), we must endure pain, whether through loss, bankruptcy, unemployment or broken relationships!

While no one is immune to hard times, believers are empowered through the Holy Spirit to endure them. Our verse today tells us to “be still” and know who GOD is! This indicates that our best response to disappointment is to trust in the LORD! When troubles come (and they will come), it’s real easy to get caught up in our emotions, but we need to be wise in the Word of GOD and learn to be still and wait on the One who can work it all out for our good (Rom. 8:28), check it out.

{Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God and I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth… }

While on this earth, troubles won’t ever vanish (John 16:33). But, when storms are brewing on the horizon, buckle up and trust GOD to guide you through!

Love & Blessings,

Bruce & Suzi Elman

L’Chaim Messianic Congregation

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