Forgiveness – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Christians aren’t perfect, just forgiven.

Challenge:

Chances are you were not the “perfect” Christian yesterday. Begin today by reflecting on those shortcomings, thanking God for forgiveness, and asking for His strength to overcome in your weakness today.

Reference:

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace Ephesians 1:7 (NABRE)

Courage – Daily TAGline

Thought:

If you won’t climb the mountain, you can’t enjoy the view.

Challenge:

God has not promised us an easy climb, but He offers us comfort and strength on the journey. Commit yourself today to continue the climb, and look forward to the view.

Reference:

For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. 2 Corinthians 1:5 (NABRE)

Habits – Daily TAGline

Thought:

What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows.

Challenge:

Ask God to help you realize that your every action shapes your character. More importantly, ask God to give you the will to keep making the right decisions so that your character will begin to mold itself over time in a way that more closely represents His love.

Reference:

Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:19 (NABRE)

Priorities – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Christ made room for you in His kingdom. Have you made room for Him in yours?

Challenge:

Our “kingdoms” tend to get cluttered with stuff that satisfies our earthly desires. Take inventory of your kingdom. Is there stuff you can clear out to make more room for Christ?

Reference:

In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. John 14:2 (NABRE)

Attitude – Daily TAGline

Thought:

One can learn more from life’s trials than life’s triumphs.

Challenge:

God has a plan for your life. Remember that whatever happens is part of His plan, and look for the silver lining in every situation.

Reference:

Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare. Psalm 40:5 (NABRE)

Priorities – Daily TAGline

Thought:

To hear God’s voice, turn down the world’s volume.

Challenge:

Make a commitment today to ensure your time of prayer or Bible reading is done when you can turn off the noise of your daily life and devote your thoughts to God.

Reference:

I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind. 1 Corinthians 14:15 (NABRE)

Praise – Daily TAGline

Thought:

If you pause to think, you will have cause to thank.

Challenge:

Pause at this moment to think of a blessing you have already received today. Thank God for His generosity and His grace.

Reference:

Always use the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to thank God the Father for everything. Ephesians 5:20 (NABRE)

Comfort – Daily TAGline

Thought:

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.

Challenge:

The best way to pick yourself up is to find someone else who is down and lend them a hand.

Reference:

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 (NABRE)

Peace – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.

Challenge:

When we are at peace with God, the conflicts of our life become manageable. If you are faced with a conflict at this time, stop and pray for the peace of the Holy Spirit to fill you. Go forward knowing you are protected and loved.

Reference:

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NABRE)

Love – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Love is the greatest gift one person can give another.

Challenge:

On this Valentines Day, make a conscious effort to show your love to someone special. Your love and kindness are more meaningful than a dozen roses or a box of chocolates.

Reference:

Now we see things imperfectly as in a poor mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God knows me now. There are three things that will endure–faith, hope, and love–and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:12-14 (NABRE)