|Nov. 25, 2022 Charlotte, North Carolina|
Greetings to my family and friends of Love For His People Ministry.
If I could give you one thing during this season of thanksgiving and giving, I would give you Jesus (Yeshua). Pure and simple.For He is all you would need. I can promise you that.
Read my message below, When All Else Fails, and you will know why.
And remember to keep looking up, for that is where our salvation can only come.
Steve Martin, Founder, Love For His People Ministry
|When All Else Fails |
“But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him…” Philippians 3:7-9, NKJV
CeCe Winans recorded a great album entitled Believe For It on July 25, 2021, at Times Square Church in New York City, New York. Of all places, NYC, where it certainly has seen a lot better days than now. There are so many great songs from that night that I have added to my cell phone playlist, including the album’s title song Believe For It, and then Hunger, and Just To Be Close To You. I strongly encourage you to listen to them all. Again, and again, and again. And then again.
One song that I would have worn out my cassette in decades gone by, but thank the Lord for digital technology now, is the song Hunger mentioned above. When we get desperate enough, when we realize our dependence must be solely on Him, Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach, then maybe, just maybe, our clarity, discernment, courage, boldness, and all of the good things He has in His character, will filter down to us.
Until we are hungry, until we are desperate, when all else has failed… We will realize our need for Him.
Just To Be Close to You…another great song on the recording follows Hunger. What an awesome time to just draw closer to the Lord, in His presence, in His being.
Sometimes the holidays leave people wanting more. Sometimes our expectations for the things in life we long for, search for, and cry out for – can leave us half-full, or even empty. We have tried filling the longing with sports events, big events, travel to exotic lands, and relationships that sometimes bring less than the expectations desired. But until our longing is finally landed on Jesus (Yeshua) then we will keep longing, seeking, and not finding what our spirit and soul were created to know. Him, and Him alone. The life He gives. Not the one the world tries to continually say we need and so broadly advertise, which will fail every time.
This message is to encourage you to seek Him, listen to Him, and depend on Him. As the days get darker it will be His light that shines ever brighter, for then we will see as He sees, and we will know our sole desire, our sole being, our sole life will and must depend on Him.
During these times of busyness and doing all expected of you, take time to be with Him. Put Him first in line before anything else. He will bring rest. He will bring encouragement. He will be all that you need Him to be. He Alone can be, for He alone is God. Nothing is too difficult for Him.
Of Yeshua (Jesus) it is so clearly written of His faithfulness, Who will be there when all else fails. “He says, “It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also make You a light of the nations so that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel and its Holy One, to the despised One, to the One abhorred by the nation, to the Servant of rulers, ” Kings will see and arise, princes will also bow down, because of the Lord who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel who has chosen You.” Isaiah 49:6-7, NASU
Ahava and shalom, Steve Martin
Love For His People Founder
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Message #127 in this series – in the year of our Lord 11.25.2022 – “When All Else Fails” – Friday, 10:00 am in Charlotte, North Carolina
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Usually, I feature a “Walk With Me” video that I recorded while in Israel recently, or at the MercyMe concert this month. But I just have to share this song from CeCe Winans with you. For if you didn’t click on it that I included in my message above, maybe now you will! Be blessed with His blessings on ye head (gray, white, balding, or in full provision!) Ahava and Shalom, Steve Martin Listen here: Hunger
I do hope you have bought my latest book. IF not for you, then as a gift for a loved one for Christmas! Click here: WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO- Paperback, Kindle, and HARDBACK, for only $14.95!
|WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO by Steve Martin (published Nov. 14, 2022)|
On Nov. 11, 2022, as I awaited the shuttle to the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, I asked the Lord what the title of my 36th book should be. “Why We Do What We Do – We Live For the Lord” came the response from the Holy Spirit. So, I named it that.
The morning after I got home on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, I opened the November/December 2022 issue of Charisma Magazine which my good wife Laurie had been reading on the kitchen table. I skimmed through the pages and noticed an article by Rod Parsley entitled, “Seek the Father’s Face, Hear His Voice”. I had known of Rod and his ministry, but not a regular listener. On page 57 of his article, the written paragraph header was, “His Voice in My Ear”. In the 4th paragraph, he wrote of the Lord asking Him this question, “Why do you do what you do?”
Thus, I had heard the Lord also. This book contains the five months of messages I shared with subscribers to my weekly email, and then posted on our website www.loveforhispeople.com and other social media platforms. For each of us to accomplish the Lord’s will, plans, and purposes for our individual lives we must know what we are to do and do it. We will then understand the “why we do what we do” question, as we walk out His ways.
Be inspired and encouraged as you read, either as a daily discipline or as a book with examples as to how to walk the Christian faith in your own life. And as you know the “why”, your courage, boldness, and firmer commitment to live for Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach, will be evident to many. You may not even have to say a word.
I have also included the six messages I wrote from Jerusalem, between Oct. 24-Nov. 11, 2022 when I was there on my 26th journey to the Land. Since 2010 I have called these journeys “Ahava Adventures”. “Ahava” is love in Hebrew.
Blessings on ye head.
Ahava and Shalom, Steve Martin, Founder, Love For His People Ministry
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