THOUGHT: The time is always right to do what is right.
CHALLENGE: “In your heart, you can determine what is right or wrong. Ask God to provide you with the strength to make the right decision EVERYTIME.”
REFERENCE: “For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of men.”
THOUGHT: You are the way you are because you were made for a specific ministry.
CHALLENGE: “We all have different talents for a reason. What can you do today to help spread the Word of God? Take a minute and think about the opportunities that will come before you to serve the Lord today. Don’t be afraid to serve the Lord through your words, and actions.”
REFERENCE: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
THOUGHT: Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
CHALLENGE: “If you feel like letting go today, remember that God is with you, and He can help you hold on. All you have to do is ask Him and you will get the help He knows you need.”
REFERENCE: “You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”
THOUGHT: You don’t have to choose between staying close to Christ and staying on your life’s journey. He is the WAY and staying close to him is your life’s journey.
CHALLENGE: “Take a closer walk with Christ today. In prayer, ask Him for the wisdom to see His Way more clearly, and then ask for the strength to walk with Him more closely.”
REFERENCE: “Jesus answered, “”I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.””
THOUGHT: Service is the pathway to real significance. It is through ministry that we discover the meaning of our lives.
CHALLENGE: “In a world that is very materialistic a small frail woman (Mother Theresa) is one of the most respected women of this century because of her tireless service to the needy. How much long term significance is your day going to provide to those around you? Don’t just do the ordinary, make a difference for someone today.”
REFERENCE: “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
THOUGHT: “God created beauty to declare the existence of His Holy Being. A magnificent rose, a glorious sunset, oceanic splendor – all these things proclaim His presence in the world.”
CHALLENGE: “Most people rush past these proclamations without giving them a second thought. Take a moment today to stop and enjoy something that displays the beauty of God’s creation, then thank Him for his presence in your world.”
REFERENCE: “And they were calling to one another: “”Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”””
THOUGHT: “You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you’ll get run over.”
CHALLENGE: “Most of the time, success in our journeys is the result of steadfast and continuous pursuit of our goals, not something that just happens overnight (especially our Christian journey). It’s important to get on the right track; however, it’s more important to wake up each day and strive to reach the next station.”
REFERENCE: “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.”
THOUGHT: There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
CHALLENGE: Take a minute and think about what’s happening around you. Do you see anything that doesn’t show your love for God? Make the necessary adjustments to change an obvious fact to show your love of the Lord.
REFERENCE: “This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”
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THOUGHT: “God created each of us with a unique combination of personality traits. There is no “”right”” or “”wrong”” temperament for ministry. We need all kinds of personalities to balance the church and give it flavor.”
CHALLENGE: “Just as a dish in a fine restaurant is made of many ingredients, so too is the church. If we all had the same gifts the church would be pretty bland and that’s not God’s plan. Use your unique gifts this week to spice up your relationship with others and the church.”
REFERENCE: “There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.”
THOUGHT: “You are called to serve God. Regardless of your job or career, you are called to full-time Christian service.”
CHALLENGE: “We are not just Christians on Sunday morning, but all the time. Take an extra measure of time to think about your actions today. Are you offering part-time or full-time service to the Lord?”
REFERENCE: “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.”