Praise – Daily TAGline

Thought:

What if God couldn’t take the time to bless us today because we couldn’t take the time to thank Him yesterday?

Challenge:

Think of all the blessings God has provided you. Make it a priority today to thank Him.

Reference:

I thank and praise you, O God of my fathers: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king.” Daniel 2:23 (NABRE)

Comfort – Daily TAGline

Thought:

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.

Challenge:

Open up to someone new today. Let your guard down, and tell them something about you that helps each of you grow closer together.

Reference:

We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you. 2 Corinthians 6:11 (NABRE)

Empathy – Daily TAGline

Thought:

People don’t care how much you know, unless they know how much you care.

Challenge:

Make a concious effort to listen with empathy to those around you today. Don’t tell anyone about your day if you haven’t heard about theirs.

Reference:

My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, James 1:19 (NABRE)

Empathy – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Listen to yourself with your head. Listen to others with your heart.

Challenge:

How often do we analyze the situation without feeling the pain of those in it? Take a minute and truly listen to the people who come to you with your heart and offer the help Christ would provide.

Reference:

A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 (NABRE)

Praise – Daily TAGline

Thought:

If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can’t buy.

Challenge:

Tonight when you pray, don’t ask for anything. Just count God’s blessings, and as you add each one to your list, thank Him.

Reference:

Give praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He has blessed us with every spiritual blessing. Those blessings come from the heavenly world. They belong to us because we belong to Christ. Ephesians 1:3 (NABRE)

Change – Daily TAGline

Thought:

The meaning of life is to give life meaning.

Challenge:

Escape to a quiet place today and examine your everyday routine. Ask God to inspire your positive spirit to recognize you are not too busy or afraid to reach out and find ways for you to get involved in a couple of things that would add more meaning to your life each day. After you identify the opportunities, the next and most important step is to act on it! Take more control of your life and who you are…One day at a time.

Reference:

Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter 1:13 (NABRE)

Love – Daily TAGline

Thought:

The love of God is like the ocean, you can see its beginning, but not its end.

Challenge:

We can never comprehend (or match) the vastness of God’s love, but we can become an extension of it. Show God your appreciation by giving His love to someone today.

Reference:

And so we know the love that God has for us, and we trust that love. God is love. Those who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. We love because God first loved us. 1 John 4:16,19 (NABRE)

Prayer – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Prayer should be our first resource, not our last resort.

Challenge:

We often feel compelled to pray when we are worried, anxious or “at the end of our rope.” Don’t wait. Right now, ask God for the peace and strength to face your anxieties before they come.

Reference:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6 (NABRE)

Forgiveness – Daily TAGline

Thought:

When you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

Challenge:

Take a few minutes today before prayer, be honest with yourself, and think of at least one thing that is making you bitter. Commit yourself to putting it behind you, forgiving and forgetting. Begin your prayers by asking God to give you the strength to see your commitment through.

Reference:

Another man dies in bitterness of soul, never having enjoyed anything good. Job 21:25 (NABRE)

Prayer – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Life is fragile – handle with prayer.

Challenge:

Life is very uncertain. Prepare yourself today and everyday for life’s obstacles by beginning your day with prayer. Don’t wait for troubles.

Reference:

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 1 Timothy 6:17 (NABRE)