Trust the LORD

“Because of this, brothers, in spite of all our trouble and distress, we were comforted over you – because of your trust; so that now we are alive; since you continued to stand fast, united with the LORD.”
1 Thessalonians 3:7-8 CJB

Even when we are stressed and depressed, when we see others doing well, it should encourage and give us joy! We need to just trust the LORD!

“Praised be God, Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, compassionate Father, God of all encouragement and comfort; who encourages us in all our trials, so that we can encourage others in whatever trials they may be undergoing with encouragement we ourselves have received from God.”
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 CJB

The LORD comforts us and encourages us through our trials and often times He uses others’ victories to do so! So when we see someone being successful in the LORD, we should rejoice also!

“In my distress my comfort is this: that Your promise gives me life.”
Psalm 119:15 CJB

Today, know that the LORD is working things out in your life as well as in others! He promises us never to leave or forsake us! So let’s rejoice in other folks’ victories as we do in our own!
Have a blessed day knowing the LORD is coming to get us soon!
Shabbat Shalom!

Pass the test

“Instead, since God has tested us and found us to be fit to be entrusted with Good News, this is how we speak: not to win favor with people but God, who tests our hearts.”
1 Thessalonians 2:4 CJB

God doesn’t allow us to fall into trials, tribulations and testings to hurt us, but to build us up in Him and to see where our hearts are really at!

“Put your hope in Adonai, be strong, and let your heart take courage! Yes, put your hope in Adonai!”
Psalm 27:14 CJB

Yes, we will have trials and tribulations in life, even on a daily basis, but realize the LORD allows them to build us up in Him, so we can place all our hope and trust in Him!

“Commit your way to Adonai; trust in Him, and He will act.”
Psalm 37:5 CJB

Today, count all your trials and tribulations as tests to build your faith in the LORD!
Have a amazing day in the LORD and pass the tests!

Faith, Hope, and Love!

“We always thank God for all of you, regularly mentioning you in our prayers. “
1 Thessalonians 1:2 CJB

Are we praying for people and those we have shared the Good News with and those we have not? Instead of complaining about folks throughout the day, look at them as opportunities to pray!

“Calling to mind before God our Father what our LORD Yeshua the Messiah has brought about in you — how your trust produces action, your love hard work, and your hope perseverance.”
1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 CJB

Just like in 1 Corinthians 13:13: “Trust, Hope and Love” are key things to have in our walks! Our trust is in the LORD, our hope is in His return to take us home and our love of Him leads us to do marvelous works in Him!

“But someone will say that you have faith and I have actions. Show me this faith of yours without actions, and I will show you my faith by my actions!”
James 2:18 CJB

Today, may our trust in the LORD lead us to love the LORD that will lead us in a Hope in the LORD! We really need our faith to lead us to action for the LORD!
Have a blessed day looking to the LORD!

Be ready

“Behave wisely toward outsiders, making full use of every opportunity — let your conversation always be gracious and interesting, so that you will know how to respond to any particular individual.”
Colossians 4:5-6 CJB

We really need to be believers who are constantly studying the word of God, so we are prepared to give an answer and have intesting conversations with believers and unbelievers alike!

“Do all you can to present yourselves to God as someone worthy of His approval, as a worker with no need to be ashamed, because he deals straightforwardly with the Word of the Truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 CJB

What Paul is getting at here is we need to be believers who are constantly studying the Word of God, His Truth, always preparing to give an answer and have intresting and engaging conversations! God has made His word so accessible to us today, all we have to do is get into it!

“I will find my delight in Your regulations. I will not forget Your word.”
Psalm 119:16 CJB

Today, let’s be believers who are constantly in His word, studying and preparing to give an answer to anyone and everyone!
Have a blessed day in Him!

Focus on things above

“Focus your minds on the things above, not on things here on earth.”
Colossians 3:2 CJB

When we focus on the world, we can get depressed and filled with anxiety! But when we focus on things above, we are filled with His peace and anticipation for heaven!

“Therefore, put to death the earthly parts of your nature – sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed (which is a form of idolatry); for it is because of these things that God’s anger is coming on those who disobey Him.”
Colossians 3:5-6 CJB

We really don’t have to get caught up in the world and it’s worldliness. Realize the LORD is gonna deal with it! So don’t get caught up in earthly desires!

“Therefore take great care to love Adonai your God.”
Joshua 23:11 CJB

Today, focus on the LORD and not the world and know that He is gonna deal with it all things in His timing!
Have a blessed day in Him!