THOUGHT: “Frame all of your daily worries with these words: “”In five years, will this matter?”””
CHALLENGE: “It’s too easy to get consumed with daily worries. Make your decisions and move on. If you are living and deciding as Christ commands, then leave the results to Him.”
REFERENCE: “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”
THOUGHT: “When God paints, He uses unspoiled whites full of all the purity and hope of the Heavens where He reigns.”
CHALLENGE: Live your life each day with the purity and hope that awaits you in Heaven. Do this and you will surely set a good example for others to follow on their journey.
REFERENCE: “Be an example to all believers in what you teach, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.”
THOUGHT: Live your faith. It is a way to achieve immortality.
CHALLENGE: Your legacy will be defined by your actions. Share your faith and knowledge with others so that Christ can be glorified through you.
REFERENCE: “Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.”
THOUGHT: The best cosmetic in the world is an active mind that is always finding something new.
CHALLENGE: “Don’t focus on improving the superficial elements in your life. Rather, spend time doing a facelift of things that really matter. Start with your faith, your friends and your family.”
REFERENCE: “…let the wise listen and add to their learning,”
THOUGHT: Those who dance are often considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.
CHALLENGE: Dance the tune of your faith to everyone you encounter. Let those deaf to the Word of God be transformed by your insanity. Pray that the Holy Spirit spins His music for them.
REFERENCE: Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
THOUGHT: “When I say… “”I am a Christian”” I’m not claiming to be perfect. My flaws are visible, but God believes I am worth it.”
CHALLENGE: “Go forward today with hope, knowing that God loves you – flaws and all. He doesn’t expect you to be perfect, in fact, He expects you NOT to be perfect. That is why He sent His Son to be your savior.”
REFERENCE: “The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.”
THOUGHT: Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
CHALLENGE: Bring sunshine to at least one person’s day today. Reflect on how that made you feel. Thank God for the opportunities to spread His sunshine.
REFERENCE: “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
THOUGHT: “When I say… “”I am a Christian”” I’m not holier than thou, I’m just a simple sinner who received God’s good grace, somehow.”
CHALLENGE: “Take a moment right now to pause, read the bible verse below and just say, “Lord I receive Your grace today.” Thank Him for this ever-present gift.”
REFERENCE: “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”
THOUGHT: I dreamt and life was joy. I awoke and life was service. I acted and service was joy!
CHALLENGE: “We all have experienced the joy of giving, and it has often been said that you get more out of giving than receiving. Wake up today and start looking for ways to serve others, then ACT ON IT IMMEDIATELY. It will change your life!”
REFERENCE: “The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
2 Corinthians 9:6-7,
THOUGHT: Your friends are like elevator buttons…they can either take you up or down.
CHALLENGE: “What buttons have you been choosing lately? As you make your decisions each day on what buttons to push, make sure you are riding with God at your side. He will make sure you end up on the right floor.”
REFERENCE: Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”