THOUGHT: “Blessings come in many forms, from opportunities and abilities to contentment and delight.”
CHALLENGE: Count your blessings this morning. Take a minute out of your busy morning to just thank God for the delight of your friends and family. Ask for peace and comfort for you and those around you.
REFERENCE: “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
2 Corinthians 9:6-8,
THOUGHT: “An escalator can never break, it can only become stairs.”
CHALLENGE: Let this simple parable remind you to always keep a positive “glass half full” attitude about life. This is God’s world and everything in it was perfectly made.
REFERENCE: “Shout with joy to God, all the earth!”
THOUGHT: “I believe in my Christian faith as I believe the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything.”
CHALLENGE: “As you go through your day, try to see things through Christ’s eyes. This new perspective may shed some light on the way you look at your friends, your job and even your faith.”
REFERENCE: “I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light…so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.
THOUGHT: Christ is always beside you: will you ignore or ackowledge Him with your actions today?
CHALLENGE: Remember that Christ is with you each and every time you make a decision today. Look to Him for guidance and ensure your actions make it clear to those around you that Christ is walking with you.
REFERENCE: “God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.”
THOUGHT: I do not merely want to possess faith; I want faith to possess me.
CHALLENGE: Don’t be content solely with the knowledge of your faith; also become immersed in the love that being faithful to Christ brings. Love God and let Him possess you.
REFERENCE: “We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know. But the man who loves God is known by God.”
1 Corinthians 8:1-3,
THOUGHT: “You can’t change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying about the future.”
CHALLENGE: God knows what lies ahead. Pray that He will provide you with the necessary blessings to deal with whatever the future brings. Replace your worries with faith.
REFERENCE: Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life ?
THOUGHT: Service is the rent we pay for living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
CHALLENGE: Christ was very clear in His expectations that we are to serve others. How will you serve Him today?
REFERENCE: “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'”
THOUGHT: A person may be theologically knowing and spiritually ignorant.
CHALLENGE: “Don’t simply read the Bible, but let its message sink into your spirit. Pick a passage today, read it slowly and thoughtfully, and then take a few minutes to meditate over it. Allow its message to move you spiritually.”
REFERENCE: “You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.”
THOUGHT: Faith and Action Go together.
CHALLENGE: Onward Christian Soldiers – that’s you – get up and do something. SHOW your faith. TALK your faith. LIVE your faith.
REFERENCE: “So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless. Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.””
THOUGHT: Being good isn’t good enough.
CHALLENGE: Being a Christian is more than just being good. Christ commissioned us to share the Gospel with others. Send this TAGline to someone else to remind them about our need to have Jesus in our life.
REFERENCE: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”