Saturday, October 31, 2015

Because of Salvation... Today Is Your Best Day

Today Is Your Best Day... Because of Salvation

This book (Today Is Your Best Day) was written to those who have received Jesus Christ by faith as their Lord and Savior, and who have committed their lives to walk daily with Him. If you have never turned your life over to Jesus Christ, and do not know the meaning of forgiveness for your sins, I have written the following section for you. 

Salvation means that God has made everything that is right, true, loving, and good available to you through His Son, Jesus Christ. Salvation is God's good news to your heart, your life, and your future.

Salvation means a new life; victory and deliverance from the pain and judgment of sin; freedom from the bondage of Satan and the powers of darkness; peace, joy and fellowship with God. It means that God's will ha become your will; that God's plans are your plans; that God's blessings are your blessings.

Salvation means that God has not said to you, "I want you to work your way to Me. I want you to try to save yourself by being good." Instead, God has said to you, "You don't have to work your way to Me, because I have come to you. I sent My Son to earth to die for you, be buried for you, and rise from the dead for you. He shed His blood on the cross so that your sins can be forgiven."

Salvation is God's free gift to you because of His grace and mercy. You cannot earn it. Salvation can only be received by faith alone in Jesus Christ.

Salvation also brings you the hope of eternal life. Salvation means that you will not be lost, or have to pay the penalty for your sins, because Jesus has paid that penalty by dying in your place. It means that you have escaped eternal condemnation and separation from God, and will have a home with Him in heaven forever.

You can receive the gift of salvation at this very moment. Turn now from your sins, ask God to forgive you, and open your heart to Jesus Christ. By faith, receive Him as your Lord and Savior. Ask Jesus to save you this very moment.

As you do, today will truly be your best day!

It is my prayer that God will use Today Is Your Best Day to bless, encourage, and enrich your life.  
-Roy Lessin

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 KJV

©Roy Lessin, 2015 Used with permission,
Today Is Your Best Day is available through most online book retailers.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Today Is Your Best Day... And The Future Will Be Even Better

Today Is Your Best Day... And The Future Will Be Even Better

Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. Titus 2:13 NKJV

The subject of the time machine has been a popular theme in science fiction. A common plot describes how someone discovers a way to go back in time to change the outcome of history. Another version of this plot describes how someone discovers a way to see into the future and tries to warn people about some tragic event ahead. Typically, as the story unfolds, few people believe the person's warnings and only a few people are prepared for what is to come.

The world we live in is a very uncertain place. As people look to the future their fears and concerns only deepen as they worry about what will happen and wonder how things will turn out.

Years ago, when John Wooden was coaching the UCLA college basketball team, I became an avid fan. One evening I sat down in front of my television to watch a game between UCLA and a conference rival. The game was close, and as it neared the end the outcome was uncertain. Fans at the stadium were screaming with excitement, tension was everywhere, and nerves were on edge as the game reached the final minute. Yet, in the midst of all that tension, I sat in my living room, cool, calm, and collected. Even through the drama was high, I remained unfazed. How could this be possible? My reason was simple. The game I was watching was a late-night replay. I already knew the final score, and that UCLA had won.

As a believer in Jesus Christ your future outlook is an upward look. You have a hope and a future that is glorious. The Word of God has already declared to you what the future will be and how things will turn out in the end. You can live today in calmness of soul and peace of heart because the final outcome has already been determined by God. You are on the winning side. Jesus Christ will come for you with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God. He will come triumphant, in power, and full of glory. He will establish His reign upon this earth and rule with a scepter of righteousness. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and you will be a part of it all.

©Roy Lessin, 2015 Used with permission,
Today Is Your Best Day is available through most online book retailers.