Thought:I did not go through the Book. The Book went through me.
Challenge:Do you find yourself reading the Bible as if it were a history book? Take time today to read The Bible for what it is: God’s personal letters to you. Let it sink in to your heart and change your life.
Reference:The Gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. 1 Thessalonians 1:5 (NABRE)
Thought:Sometimes when you are angry you have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give you the right to be cruel.
Challenge:Ask God’s help to avoid seeking revenge, but instead to seek understanding and the ability to calm yourself. This will help you down a path of forgiveness and forgetting.
Reference:” ‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD. Leviticus 19:18 (NABRE)
Thought:Without the Christmas spirit, there would be no Holy Spirit.
Challenge:Ask the Holy Spirit to inspire the Christmas spirit to be with you throughout the year.
Reference:After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. Acts 4:31 (NABRE)
Thought:Christmas without Christ is like a sunset without the sun.
Challenge:Keep the Lor s Son shining in your Christmas by remembering the Reason For The Season† remind others also. Merry CHRISTmas… The TAGteam.
Reference:She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21 (NABRE)
Thought:A truly rich person is one whose family and friends run into their arms when their hands are empty.
Challenge:This holiday season, count your true riches as you spend time with your family and friends. They are your greatest gifts.
Reference:One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor yet has great wealth. Proverbs 13:7 (NABRE)
Thought:When God guides, God provides.
Challenge:When God guides, God provides.
Reference:If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:11 (NABRE)
Thought:Possessions pamper the mind; deprivation trains and strengthens it.
Challenge:Possessions pamper the mind; deprivation trains and strengthens it.
Reference:Jesus (said), “If you want to be perfect, go sell your possessions and give to the poor and you will have treasure in Heaven. Then come follow me.”
Matthew 19:20 (NABRE)
Thought:When you feel like your life is not a garden of roses, remember who wore the thorns.
Challenge:When you feel like your life is not a garden of roses, remember who wore the thorns.
Reference:‘I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Acts 2:25 (NABRE)
Thought:He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
Challenge:He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
Reference:For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.
Luke 9:24 (NABRE)