Today's Good News


11/01          Revelation 2:10-11

10 Don’t be afraid of what you are about to suffer. The devil will throw some of you into prison to test you. You will suffer for ten days. But if you remain faithful even when facing death, I will give you the crown of life. 11 “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. Whoever is victorious will not be harmed by the second death.


Jesus gives us the victory.  In Him we have the crown of life for He gives us His righteousness.  Today, whatever you are facing, Jesus declares victory in your life.  Today is the day to begin anew righteous living.  Today you can follow the Lord for He is present in your life and available for you to seek His counsel. 




10/31               Luke 11:2-4

2 Jesus said, “This is how you should pray: “Father, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. 3 Give us each day the food we need, 4 and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation. ” 


Follow the Lord’s direction when you pray.  Note that God the Father is the creator and keeper of our faith.  We need faith and we need Him every moment of our life.  Jesus is with us.  The Holy Spirit indwells us.  The Lord is good and He gives us all of the good things that make for a righteous life.  In Jesus we are alive and well for eternity. 


10/30               Luke 9:62

62 But Jesus told him, “Anyone who puts a hand to the plow and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God.”


Stay with the Lord.  Claim your place.  Ask Jesus to forgive your sin and cleanse you from unrighteousness.  Never evaluate where you are now against where you come from.  Then you were dead in your trespasses and sin.  Now you are alive in Christ Jesus.  Keep moving forward step by step, day by day and follow Jesus all the remaining days of your life.  He is Lord. 




10/29               Ezekiel 18:21

21 But if wicked people turn away from all their sins and begin to obey my decrees and do what is just and right, they will surely live and not die. 


Turn from your wicked ways.  Don’t evaluate yourself.  Let Jesus speak to your heart and tell you which way you should go.  Do the next right thing.  Surrender to Jesus.  Follow Him.  This new way is the narrow way and is the only way we should go.  Jesus is Lord and He is the Way the Truth and the Life.  Praise God from whom all blessings flow. 




10/28               Deuteronomy 11:13

13 “If you carefully obey the commands I am giving you today, and if you love the LORD your God and serve him with all your heart and soul, 


We need to pay attention to the way we live.  As we read God’s Word we need to make sure that our lifestyle is not in conflict with the way that the Lord says we should live.  Be careful because evil is like a roaring lion seeking whom he can devour every day.  Serve the Lord with gladness and walk in His ways.  Let the Lord guide you each day.  Spend time with Him and seek His direction. 


10/27               Joshua 24:14-15

14 “So fear the LORD and serve him wholeheartedly. Put away forever the idols your ancestors worshiped when they lived beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt. Serve the LORD alone. 15 But if you refuse to serve the LORD, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the LORD .” 


We choose.  We choose salvation.  We choose the lifestyle we will lead.  Life is a choice.  I will serve the Lord.  I choose Jesus.  Through all of life’s ups and downs I choose the Lord. 




10/26               Micah 4:5

5 Though the nations around us follow their idols, we will follow the LORD our God forever and ever. 


We need to focus on the things of God.  His Word.  Our relationship with Him.  We need to seek to know Him better each day.  Jesus is Lord.  The world is not. 





10/25               1 Peter 4:19
19 So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you.

Jesus will never, never, never fail you.  Trust in Him and do the next right thing.  Jesus will never fail you. 


10/24               Hebrews 10:23

23 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. 


God is a God of YES.  He is seeking our best good and He knows what we need.  When we get close to Him and are living in obedience to Him His Word to us is YES.  Every thought that the Lord has towards you is a thought for good.  Jesus is Lord. 




10/23               Hebrews 4:14-16

14 So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. 15 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. 16 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.


Go to the Lord.  Seek His face, claim His presence and pray boldly for His mercy and grace.  Ask Him to forgive and direct you.  Be with Him so that you will know Him.  Jesus is Lord.