Grace, Peace, mercy, and love from God: Father, Son, Holy Spirit!
It is my joy to bring each of you reading this encouragement from God! What could possibly be better than the certain knowledge and presence of God’s grace, peace, mercy, and love?
Right now my heart is filled to over-flowing with encouragement for each of you that I find it difficult to know where to begin. Following God’s lead, after each of the first five days of creation, God said his work was good. After the sixth day, God said his work was very good! Then God rested… I don’t know where you are in your efforts: with your Secretariat; in your relationship with your family; in regard to _____? You fill in the blank with whatever thing, or things, currently causing you worry, concern, sleeplessness, stomach-churn, etc. Please know God is there! God is present! God will not leave you or forsake you! Persevere for the journey is not complete…
As I read the bible, God continually encourages, guides, directs, instructs (actually coaches) people as life unfolds. We often talk about the relationships in our lives: ours with God; God with us; ours with those that know God; ours with those that aren’t yet in relationship with God; those that we hold close; those that aren’t close; those that we cannot imagine ever getting to know; those we aren’t sure we want to allow to know us! The God of the bible, the creator of the universe, encourages us every step in our continuing journey of discovery. Please know and be encouraged knowing God cares and loves you so much! I trust that as summer unfolds, you will be encouraged in your journey and grow in your relationship with God and others.
May the Lord bless you and keep you; may the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; may the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
In Christ –
Eric is our current Webmaster and works on the NLS Communications Team. Raised in Judaism, he found Christ and the New Testament at age 16 in a Southern Baptist Church. He searched many denominations for the real church, only to find the Holy Spirit is present in all of them. He's worked for One for Israel, a group of native Israeli believers who are sharing the gospel in the holy land in Hebrew and is part of the only Hebrew speaking seminary in Israel.