THOUGHT: We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.
CHALLENGE: “We have all experienced the joy and personal satisfaction that only comes when we humbly help another. If that is the case, then brighten your day (and your way) today by helping someone. Try it more often.”
THOUGHT: We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.
CHALLENGE: Pay it forward by helping someone in need. This will cause a ripple effect that will change the world forever. Find peace in doing this and don’t look for any recognition.
REFERENCE: “Be careful to obey all these regulations I am giving you, so that it may always go well with you and your children after you, because you will be doing what is good and right in the eyes of the LORD your God.”
THOUGHT: The world is full of two kinds of people: the givers and the takers. The takers eat well-but the givers sleep well.
CHALLENGE: How do you sleep? Christ gave us the perfect example of servicing humbly as He cleaned the feet of his disciples. Don’t forget to serve first today.
REFERENCE: “Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin “
THOUGHT: The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention.
CHALLENGE: “We are called to serve the lord, not just think about it. Fird a chance to do a good deed today. Regardless of how small.”
REFERENCE: “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.”
THOUGHT: The best way to forget your own problems is to help someone solve theirs.
CHALLENGE: Seek out someone who could use a talent you possess and volunteer to help them. Feel the joy that comes from helping someone in need.
REFERENCE: “Each of you should not only look on your own interests, but also the interests of others.”
THOUGHT: “Never lie down at night without being able to say, “”I have made one human being a little wiser, or a little happier, or at least a little better this day.”””
CHALLENGE: Make a commitment TODAY to do a generous act for someone. A little assistance from you can go a long way towards improving someone else’s life.
REFERENCE: “You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in “
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THOUGHT: “A man is called selfish, not for pursuing his own good, but for neglecting his neighbor’s.”
CHALLENGE: Acknowledge the good that someone around you is doing. You may be surprised how much your encouragement will inspire and be appreciated.
REFERENCE: Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.
THOUGHT: “No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
CHALLENGE: “Go out of your way today to show someone how much you care – and remember, actions speak louder than words.”
REFERENCE: “But someone will say, “”You have faith; I have deeds.”” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.”
THOUGHT: There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
CHALLENGE: Exercise your heart today. Pick someone up with a kind word or gesture. You will both feel better as a result of your action.
REFERENCE: “The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea.”
THOUGHT: To feel sorry for the needy is not the mark of a Christian – to help them is.
CHALLENGE: There are many opportunities in life to help the needy. Show that you are a Christian today by acting on one of those opportunities.
REFERENCE: “He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker,
but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.”