THOUGHT: “Maybe when the door of happiness closes, another opens, but often times we look so long at the closed door that we don’t see the one which has been opened for us.”
CHALLENGE: Seek God
REFERENCE: “Let the peace that Christ gives control your thinking, because you were all called together in one body to have peace. Always be thankful.”
THOUGHT: All people smile in the same language.
CHALLENGE: Be unselective in those you share a smile with today and watch the language barriers disintegrate as the smiles generate.
THOUGHT: Timeless Bumper Sticker:
CHALLENGE: “Open a door for someone, help someone carry a load, volunteer, give someone a compliment, buy a friend lunch, hug a loved one. Do one of these or do them all
REFERENCE: The true children of God are those who let God
THOUGHT: A knowledge of the path cannot be substituted for putting one foot in front of the other.
REFERENCE: “You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised.”
THOUGHT: “When you meet temptation, turn to the right.”
CHALLENGE: Christ always offers the right turn. Take this moment to reaffirm your decision to follow His directions.
REFERENCE: “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
THOUGHT: I am defeated if I meet any human being from whom I find myself unable to learn something.
CHALLENGE: Seek out a Christian friend today and initiate a discussion about your faith. You will be surprised by their willingness to share and what you may learn.
REFERENCE: “A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain wise counsels.”
THOUGHT: “A Los Angeles Cab driver recently found $350,000 of uncut, untraceable diamonds in a bag in his cab. He told reporters that keeping the loot never entered his mind, even though his wife loves diamonds and he dreams of opening a restaurant. “”God is up there
CHALLENGE: The next time temptation is near at hand think of that LA cab driver and remember to look up to the Heavens for the strength and remember that
REFERENCE: “If you think you are strong, you should be careful not to fall. The only temptation that has come to you is that which everyone has. But you can trust God, who will not permit you to be tempted more than you can stand. But when you are tempted, he will also give you a way to escape so that you will be able to stand it.”
1 Corinthians 10:12-13,
THOUGHT: Life is too short and death too sure to waste it on trifles.
CHALLENGE: God gave us a limited amount of time on earth. Use the time He has given us to the best of your ability. As you walk through your day today remember to ask this simple question: Are my actions glorifying to God?
REFERENCE: “Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.”
THOUGHT: Setbacks pave the way for comebacks.
CHALLENGE: We all have setbacks. Decide right now to make a comeback and be sure to include God in your comeback strategy.
REFERENCE: “Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.”
THOUGHT: “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the small, quiet voice at the end of the day saying,
CHALLENGE: Ask God to give you the strength not to give up on your dreams because persistence is the difference between having failed and being a failure.
REFERENCE: “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”