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Thought and Prayer for Friday, July 17, 2020

Friday, July 17, 2020

July 17, 2020 GOOD NEWS!

We all like hearing good news. Sometimes good news takes us by surprise and happens when we least expect it. We may be going through a tough time in life or just going through the motions of life and something great happens that changes our mindset and direction. Other times, good news is right in front of our noses and we don’t even see it. We are blinded by our thoughts or our issues in life and we miss out on something great because we aren’t paying attention. However, when we do hear good news, we are always anxious to share that good news with others so they can celebrate with us.

All of us have Good News readily available to rejoice about and to share. That is the word of God. God’s Good News is greater than any worldly good news we could ever experience. His Good News is about the salvation we have when we turn from sin, repent, and follow Him. The Good News God has is about how Jesus died for our sins so we would have eternal life. We are to focus on the Good News from God and all the promises in His word. Then we can remember every day how blessed we truly are!

SCRIPTURE:
Psalm 107:2 “Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write where and when you share God’s Good News.
2. List what opportunities you have today to tell others about God.
3. Know you are called to share His Good News.
4. Thank God for all He has done and seek opportunities to share His word.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, thank You for the Good News we have to share with others. Thank You for Your blessings and Your promises. We have so many great and wonderful blessings from You alone. Help us to stop thinking about the things of the world and start meditating on Your wonderful word. Show us where we can share Your Good News with others so they will know how great You truly are. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
God will give us the power we need to share His Good News with others.

Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (CSB)

Psalm 103:2 “Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me.” (NLT)

1 Chronicles 16:23 “Let the whole earth sing to the Lord! Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.” (NLT)

We are to share God’s Good News everywhere we go and give Him the glory in all things.

FOCUS:
Acts 8:4 “But the believers who were scattered preached the Good News about Jesus wherever they went.” (NLT)
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