GOOD NEWS DAILY – NOVEMBER 15

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LARA’S LATEST UPDATE & PRAYER REQUEST………..

Dear friend,

Praise the Lord a loving Christ-following couple felt led by the Lord to donate a high-yield TONER to my ministry which will help countless people nationwide to receive Gospel tracts and devotionals to learn about and be encouraged and supported in believing in and forever following the Lord Jesus Christ.

My heart’s cry is for more and more people to step forward in faith and love and make the sacrifice they have made by giving to this ministry for Christ.

People can give to the ministry as a whole to help me fulfill my mission to help people find and forever follow the Lord Jesus Christ, or they can donate to something very specific as this couple is so blessedly doing.

Needs include:

* toner, paper, & staples
* housing/hotels which are used year-round as I’m on the road full-time with the handicapped streets ministry doggies & use the housing/hotels as a portable office, shelter for me & the doggies, and usually minister in, nearby, and further away from where we stay
* veterinary supplies & food & provision for the handicapped streets ministry doggies
* general operating costs which I try hard to keep to a minimum

I do not receive a salary and do not have a staff and am devoted 24-7 to the Lord and ministry, and donations toward my personal needs are always welcome as well!!!

Thanks for your love, prayers, & giving!

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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,

I was walking down the street just a little while ago at an incredibly slow pace thanks to 14-year-old streets ministry doggy Abigail taking her good OLD time when this thought came to me:

The Bible is clear about how we must not grieve the Lord, but the verses on grieving Him are just the beginning of the countless ways we can hurt the heart of God in our sin against Him.

The Bible shows us what we SHOULD do to please the Lord – and what we should NOT do that displeases Him.

Is there any way in which you have been grieving the Lord? When we have a close relationship with Christ and spend time alone with Him and the Bible daily, rest assured His Spirit who inhabits His followers will bring correction when we need it.

I have been falling into fear, doubt, and distrust recently, and surely this grieves the Spirit of God. I have needed to repent and be diligent in striving to walk forward in faith.

How about you? I encourage you to seek the Lord and see if there’s anything you’re doing to grieve Him. If there is, please let it go. Then let Him lead you forth!

“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:30-32

love & blessings,

lara

TODAY’S DAILY INSPIRATION

“In the meantime, when an innumerable multitude of people had gathered together, so that they trampled one another, He began to say to His disciples first of all,… ” Luke 12:1

Notice in these verses how many people came to hear Jesus. So many that they trampled over each other! We’re living in a time right now when it seems much if not most of this world is trampling over each other to run in the opposite direction of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Bible.

I don’t know about you, but if the Lord Jesus Christ came to town today, I would be running so fast and furiously and excitedly and passionately to Him that I’d probably trample right over Him! I wouldn’t want anything or anyone to get in my way! I can’t think of anything more incredible in the universe than to be face to face with the Lord!

Friend, if the Lord came to your town today and He found you running, which way would you be running? Are your heart and life wholly His? Is there anything more wonderful and exciting to you in the universe than Jesus? If so, it’s time to change your priorities. May He be your first love and greatest priority in life – now and forevermore! AMEN!

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 #194

“then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own head.” Ezekiel 33:4

The Lord has such an astonishingly amazingly wonderful love for His creation that though we deserve death, hell, and the lake of fire for our sins, He doesn’t find pleasure in the punishment (Ezekiel 33:11). No, not at all! He is so loving, so merciful! He so desires we be in His forever fellowship instead! What does He tell the prophet Ezekiel to do in this verse? To call the people back then to repentance so they turn to the Lord for forgiveness. He desires we all repent and turn to Him as Lord! Oh, how blessedly loving, kind, and merciful is the Lord! Let us repent and turn to Him forevermore!

TODAY’S THE CROSS DEVOTIONAL

YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT ME!

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”” Deuteronomy 31:6

“being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;” Philippians 1:6

Here comes a confession. A big one. I actually had the sickening audacity to be up in the middle of the night telling the Lord how much I didn’t feel He cared about me! Oh, sure, I believed He loved me. But not that He cared! My heart was filled with fear, worry, doubt, distrust, and my soul was weary, so weary. From the trials of this life. Of course the Lord in His utter disgust and contempt made the big pronouncement that He would now leave and forsake me, that He was through with me, that He had given up on me, that He would now find a replacement for me, someone better, smarter, more filled with faith, someone who wasn’t so messed up as me. Right?

WRONG! The Lord in His amazing love, mercy, grace, kindness, and patience led me to repentance for my wrong thinking and helped me to go back to sleep and get much needed rest. Then, come morning, He filled me with His love and helped me to press on in my life and ministry. His mercy is stunningly awesome! His love is infinitely unfathomably glorious! His patience we can’t even conceive of! His kindness is like no human being is even capable of! Oh, how magnificent is the Lord!

Instead of turning away from me, He draws me closer to Himself. He changes me. He forgives and restores me, revives and refreshes me, calls me over and again to learn to trust in Him, to rest in Him, to learn from Him, and to carry on. In His strength. For His phenomenal everlasting glory!

Friend, when we have fallen, when we fall short, when we do as I did, we need to turn to the Lord seeking and receiving His forgiveness, to turn to His Word, to believe His love for us, to believe His Word to us, and to yield ourselves to Him as He continues His work in and through us. Let us press on!

TODAY’S SERVING JESUS IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE

The Garbage Men God Sees 

“For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” Colossians 5:13

Sometimes I stop to thank garbage men for the work they do. I want them to feel appreciated. Has it ever crossed your mind how much of this world is taken for granted, overlooked, disregarded, underappreciated or unappreciated, not validated, ignored, laughed at or looked down upon, and left in the dust as we hurry through our lives so often taking for granted all the people and all the ways they serve?

The Lord sees us all, and He sees all the ways we serve. Shouldn’t we see and acknowledge and be thankful for and love one another no matter the ways in which we serve? No matter how big or little the service seems?

I recently noticed all the food trucks in New York City as the truck drivers deliver food to the numerous restaurants. They carry super heavy loads of food day after day and walk up and down staircases into basements in all sorts of weather delivering food people will later eat. Have you considered the farmers who farm the food? Or the businessmen who organize the transport of it?

What about the janitors who clean public school and hospital bathrooms? What about government workers who get so often badmouthed?

This is one big world, isn’t it? With service worldwide. All sorts of it. Isn’t it time we be thankful for all those serving the Lord and others? Not everyone considers their work as service to the Lord. But in all that we do, work or otherwise, we should consider our work as to Him. And we should be thankful for all those who are serving however they may be called.

Oh, let us be thankful! And let us express our thanksgiving – to the Lord and to others. AMEN!

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