Thought:Nearly all men can stand some adversity…But if you want to test a man’s character – give him power.
Challenge:Ask God today to bless you with both righteousness and humility when you are the one in control.
Reference:For the Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” Romans 9:17 (NABRE)
Thought:The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.
Challenge:Ask God today to help you to fight through the clouds you will inevitably face on your way to reaching your goals.
Reference:In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter 1:6-7 (NABRE)
Thought:Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.
Challenge:Make a commitment today to feed your faith by reading your Bible more often. Make certain you come back for “seconds.”
Reference:This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever. John 6:58 (NABRE)
Thought:As Christians we should make an extra attempt during the Christmas season to practice our discipleship.
Challenge:Next time you hear someone sanitize Christmas by saying† Happy Holiday or† Merry Xma respond to them with a heartfelt “Merry Christmas”. Make certain that you are emphasizing the Christ in Christmas.
Reference:We have seen and can testify that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 1 John 4:14 (NABRE)
Thought:Don’t forget the reason for the season.
Challenge:As the activities of Christmas begin to consume your time, remember that we are celebrating the gift of Chris⁴ s birth. Have a Blessed and Merry CHRISTmas – The TAG team
Reference:“You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.” Luke 1:31-33 (NABRE)
Thought:If you want to cast a big shadow, stand in God’s light.
Challenge:As you pray today, ask God where He would like you to cast a big shadow. Let His Spirit guide you there, and let His light show you the way.
Reference:For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6 (NABRE)
Thought:When someone forgives you, they give you a gift; when you forgive someone else, you give a gift to yourself.
Challenge:When someone forgives you, they give you a gift; when you forgive someone else, you give a gift to yourself.
Reference:For if you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.
Matthew 6:14 (NABRE)
Thought:Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.
Challenge:Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.
Reference:The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 1:14 (NABRE)
Thought:We make a living by what we get; We make a life by what we give.
Challenge:We make a living by what we get; We make a life by what we give.
Reference:“Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone.
Luke 11:42 (NABRE)