GOOD NEWS DAILY – NOVEMBER 14

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LARA’S LATEST UPDATE & PRAYER REQUEST………

Dear friend,

Yesterday I had the pleasure and privilege of attending a monthly meeting in New York City of pastors and leaders in ministry where we worshiped the Lord in praise and song, listened to a Bible-based message of encouragement from the pastor of the church where me met, prayed all at the same time aloud to the Lord in thanksgiving, and then sat down and shared a meal together. I left refreshed, encouraged, and excited to press on in ministry for the Lord.

The Lord did not create His followers to have denominations and differences but instead to be of one accord as one united BODY OF CHRIST. The church per the Bible is not a specific building where a limited number of believers in the Lord assemble, but is instead THE UNIVERSAL WORLDWIDE GROUP OF ALL WHO FOLLOW JESUS!

I encourage you to not limit your prayers to those who attend the church you attend, or to those who are part of a particular denomination, but to pray for whomever the Lord desires holding in your heart the knowledge that ALL who BELIEVE IN AND FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST AS LORD are part of God’s FOREVER FAMILY who will all one day be ALL TOGETHER FACE TO FACE IN THE LORD’S EVERLASTING GLORIOUS PRESENCE!

Let us pray for unbelievers who need to repent and turn to Christ as Lord, and let us pray for believers in Christ as belonging to Christ’s international everlasting family!

JESUS’ PRAYER FOR BELIEVERS IN HIM!: ““I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.” John 17:20-23

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IF YOU NEED HELP BEGINNING OR PRESSING ON IN A FOREVER RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT AT 843-338-2219 OR lara@GoodNews.love

love & blessings,

lara

TODAY’S LITTLE LETTER FROM LARA

Dear friend,

The Spirit of God who inhabits His followers told me in my morning time alone with Him and the Bible this morning that the devil has been coming to me over and again with the same bait knowing I will take it. The Spirit of God brought to light the very bait I have kept taking and told me NOT TO TAKE IT! Ugh. Wish I didn’t need the reminder. But I did. And I do! And maybe you need encouragement in this area also.

My beloved pastor and father in Christ who went on to be with the Lord several years ago taught his little sheep that a good fisherman will go to the same pond for as long as he knows he will get the fish he wants to catch! When he stops catching fish in that pond, he will move on. He told us the devil will keep coming back to us with the same temptation when he knows we will keep taking that very same bait!

I encourage you to be careful as I need to be about the bait the devil is using to tempt you. Let us learn in the strength of Christ for the glory of Christ not to take the devil’s bait whether it’s the same old bait he has sent our way over and again or whether it’s new bait. Let’s say no to the devil and his temptations and YES TO CHRIST, AMEN!

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” 1 Peter 5:8

“Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.” James 1:12-15
love & blessings,

lara

TODAY’S DAILY INSPIRATION

“There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”” Luke 13:1-5

Ever thought your sins are not as bad as other people’s? Or that your sins are far worse? Please understand the message in the verses above. WE ARE ALL SINNERS WHO NEED TO REPENT AND TURN TO JESUS CHRIST AS LORD! EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US NEEDS TO TURN FROM A LIFESTYLE OF SIN AND BELIEVE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD AND DIED ON THE CROSS TO PAY OUR SIN PUNISHMENT AND WAS RAISED FROM DEATH. EACH OF US NEEDS TO TURN TO GOD AND HIS WAYS. EACH OF US NEEDS TO STOP LIVING FOR SELF ACCORDING TO THE WORLD’S WAYS AND COMMIT TO LIVE FOR CHRIST ACCORDING TO HIS WAYS. JESUS CHRIST IS THE ONLY WAY TO ETERNAL LIFE!

Oh, how dangerous it is to compare ourselves to others and to justify our sin by pointing our fingers at others and think we’re not as bad off as they are. WE ALL FALL SHORT OF GOD’S GLORY, NONE OF US IS RIGHTEOUS, ALL OF WHAT WE CONSIDER OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS IS LIKE FILTHY MENSTRUAL RAGS IN GOD’S EYES, AND EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US NEEDS JESUS CHRIST AS LORD AND SAVIOR OF OUR LIVES!

Let us run HUMBLY to Christ’s MERCY SEAT and cry out in true sorrow over our sins for God’s forgiveness and place our hearts and lives and trust and wholesale commitment in the loving beautiful awesome all-powerful hands of the Lord God almighty!

“As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one; There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God.” Romans 3:10-11

“But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind,” Isaiah 64:6

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Romans 3:23

TODAY’S 365 BLESSINGS

365 BLESSINGS is a devotional book I wrote that is available in print by contacting me at 843-338-2219 or via lara@GoodNews.love.  

Blessing #193

““Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” 2 Cor. 7:1

Does the Lord tell us in this verse He expects us to be perfect this very moment and for all our time on this earth? No! But He does tell us to fear Him – in other words to honor, revere, and obey Him. Through the apostle Paul, He calls us to “cleanse ourselves”. We aren’t perfectly holy in our everyday lives, but we are to be “perfecting holiness”. He is strong, firm, and tough with us – but in love, mercy, grace, and greater care and compassion than we can imagine. How patient He is with us as we learn to perfect holiness. What a blessing the Lord is such a perfect Father to us as He by His Spirit in His infinite unfathomable love brings us to completion in Him!”

TODAY’S SERVING JESUS IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE

“Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God. But he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.” Luke 12:8-9

“Oh, magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt His name together.” Psalm 34:3

The very most important way we can love and serve others in Christ’s name for Christ’s glory is to share with them the Gospel message and to help and encourage them and pray for them to follow the Lord Jesus Christ now and forever.

But how many of us are holding back from doing exactly this because of fear, shame, pride, not wanting to be rejected, ridiculed, hated, and even persecuted, and because of distraction, other things we have made higher priorities, selfishness, or because of any other reason? Are we denying Christ in this regard in favor of pleasing ourselves? Are we making ourselves and our comfort a higher priority than Christ?

We must not deny Christ before others for any reason whatsoever. We are to live for Christ, we are to proclaim Christ, we are to share Christ, we are to love and serve in Christ’s name, and we are to glorify Him in all that we do.

Are you?

Please read the scriptures above. Let the words soak in. Let the message soak in. May we never deny the Lord Jesus Christ! May we cry out His name to the world! May we praise Him, worship Him, and ever as His Spirit leads us tell the world about Him!

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