GOOD NEWS DAILY – November 9

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LATEST UPDATE & PRAYER REQUEST………

Dear friend,

I am currently seeking help with converting my Facebook page to a business page, managing my Google Ad Grants account to help people know about the ministry if the Lord leads them to sign up for my Good News Daily, order tracts, devotionals, and books, reach out for help in finding and forever following the Lord Jesus Christ, and to go to the website to read the Gospel message and receive loads of love and encouragement.

Please pray for help for me with this, and please let me know if you are skilled and available in these areas!

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,

Imagine my surprise when the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart these words:

“DO YOU WANT TO GO BACK TO WHAT I LED YOU OUT OF OR DO YOU WANT TO GO FORWARD TO WHERE I AM SENDING YOU?”

I wasn’t surprised! He was reminding me given my history of living in the past that He wants me to go forward not backward – specifically regarding something He had recently led me out of.

Living in the past really isn’t living anyway, is it? Isn’t it really about being stuck and in bondage to the past such that we are not entirely free to follow the Lord Jesus Christ as He leads us forward?

Anything or anyone you need to let go from the past per the leading of the Lord?

I encourage you to follow the Lord Jesus Christ day in and day out including when the Lord makes clear it’s time to leave the past where it belongs. In the past.

Let’s press on!

“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:12-14

love & blessings,

lara

TODAY’S DAILY INSPIRATION

BUT THIS DOESN’T MAKE SENSE!

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

“That doesn’t make sense,” I whined when the Lord made clear He wanted me to do something.

“It doesn’t need to make sense, does it?” His Spirit essentially said to my heart. “Just do it.”

Friend, we don’t need to understand the Lord’s instructions. He is Lord! We simply need to follow the instructions! We need to simply follow Him!

Is there something in your life right now you are clear the Lord is telling you to do? Something that maybe doesn’t make sense when you consider it?

Consider this. JESUS CHRIST IS LORD FOREVERMORE! When the Lord gives us instructions, whether or not they make sense isn’t the point. We need to obey. For He is Lord of Lords, King of Kings, Savior of the world, almighty God, sovereign God, awesome master, magnificent redeemer, Jesus the Christ forever and ever AMEN!

TODAY’S 365 BLESSINGS

365 BLESSINGS is a devotional book I recently wrote that will soon be available in print by the grace of the Lord for the glory of the Lord! 

Blessings #187-9

“And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32

Three more blessings. Kindness. Tenderheartedness. Forgiveness. The Lord calls us to this. To be this way. To be kind. To be tenderhearted. To forgive. But this verse does not stop here. We are to forgive as God forgives us through Christ when we turn in repentance and faith to Him. Who is the greatest role model ever of kindness, tenderheartedness, and forgiveness? The Lord Jesus Christ! Who gives us the ability when we surrender to Him to be kind, and tenderhearted, and to forgive, even in the hardest of situations? Jesus! Oh, such blessings! Such blessedness! Such love and mercy! Thank you most precious Father! Amen!

TODAY’S THE CROSS DEVOTIONAL

WHERE ARE YOU GOING, MY FRIEND? 

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9

Yesterday, I expected to hear the news that a beloved friend after a long arduous life-threatening medical trial had been taken off a ventilator in the hospital and died. Instead, I was told she had woken up from her apparent coma and began to speak. A miracle of the Lord. She may live for another day. She may live for 25 more years. The Lord numbers our days on this earth.

My friend told me once she had been looking up to the heavens since she was a child excitedly waiting for the Lord Jesus Christ to come again. Oh, how she loved the Lord even as a child!

When she was diagnosed with a deadly disease, she had peace. She knew either she would survive and the Lord would be with her here on this earth, or she would die and go be with Him for eternity.

There is NOTHING and NOBODY more important in the universe than THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, and we don’t know when we will draw our last breath. The only way to forever with God in heaven instead of eternity in hell and the lake of fire is THROUGH THE LORD who died on the cross to pay our sin penalty and was raised from the dead. We are given His glorious gift of forever life with Him when we turn from our sins, believe in and receive Him as Lord, and devote our lives to God and His ways.

This life is temporary. Eternity is not. Where and with whom will you spend it?

TODAY’S SERVING JESUS IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE

YOUR CALENDAR BOOK

“and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” 2 Cor. 5:15

Do you keep a calendar book? If so, how much of it is filled with spending time alone with Jesus and the Bible? How much of it is filled with serving Him in your everyday life? How much of it is filled with telling others about Him? How much of it is filled with doing things that bring the Lord praise, honor, and glory? How much of it is filled with LIVING FOR JESUS instead of living for yourself?

For years, I told the world I believed in Jesus but lived for myself according to the world’s ways. Today, because of His loving, merciful, kind chastening and correction, I live for the Lord according to His ways.

Someone once helped me see there is a difference between someone who believes in Jesus Christ as Lord and someone who follows Jesus Christ as Lord.

Today, at long last, by His grace alone, I am a full-fledged follower. What does your calendar book reveal? Does it show you are living wholly for Christ? Oh, may it be so!

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