Fellowship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

People have one thing in common – they are all different.

Challenge:

Even though we are all different, God expects us to love one another. Look past the differences in those around you and give them praise and encouragement. Do this every day and the world will begin to seem a little less different.

Reference:

The right word spoken at the right time is as beautiful as gold apples in a sliver bowl. Proverbs 25:11 (NABRE)

Priorities – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Selfishness has never been admired.

Challenge:

Since you are human, chances are you will be faced with an opportunity to be selfish at least once today. When you are, do the admirable thing and put the other person’s needs ahead of your own – not to be admired, but because it is the right thing to do.

Reference:

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Philippians 2:3 (NABRE)

Discipleship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

The trouble with some self-made men is that they worship their creator.

Challenge:

Reflect on the accomplishments in your life. With humility acknowledge that your good fortune is primarily a result of God’s blessings. Give credit where credit is due.

Reference:

The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” Mark 10:24-25 (NABRE)

Wisdom – Daily TAGline

Thought:

We all know a fool when we see one, but not when we are one.

Challenge:

To avoid being foolish, always seek to do the Lord’s will. On the other hand, remember the Bible tells us we may appear foolish to others who do not know the Lord. In this case, seek to be labeled a lunatic!

Reference:

The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. 1 Corinthians 2:14 (NABRE)

Forgiveness – Daily TAGline

Thought:

We are never more Christ-like than when we choose to forgive.

Challenge:

Christ’s ultimate purpose – to die so that our sins would be forgiven. It is no wonder that we are most like Him when we forgive others. Reach out today to someone who needs your forgiveness.

Reference:

Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38 (NABRE)

Prayer – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Amazing isn’t it – that our prayers can move the very heart of God who created the universe.

Challenge:

The next time you prepare to pray, consider this Thought. Let it give you a different perspective on how you pray and what you pray for as you talk with your creator.

Reference:

&they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything in them.” Acts 4:24 (NABRE)

Faith – Daily TAGline

Thought:

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.

Challenge:

Select a passage from the Bible. Read it slowly and reflect on its message. Make it a habit to do this daily and you will feed your spirit and nourish your faith.

Reference:

Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. Revelation 1:3 (NABRE)

Leadership – Daily TAGline

Thought:

The authority by which a true leader leads is not power but love, not force but example, not coercion but reasoned persuasion.

Challenge:

During your lifetime, you will have many opportunities to lead – at work, at church, at home. When this opportunity comes, follow Christ’s leadership formula for success. Lead others with love and respect.

Reference:

We have different gifts, according to the grace given us…if it is leadership, let him govern diligently. Romans 12:6 and 12:8 (NABRE)

Leadership – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd: a little bit more. They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more. – A. Lou Vickery

Challenge:

Thank God for all your blessings and ask his guidance on sharing “a little bit more” of your time, talent and treasure with those less fortunate. Start giving that little bit more in some way today before you lie down to rest.

Reference:

Surely he says this for us, doesn’t he? Yes, this was written for us, because when the plowman plows and the thresher threshes, they ought to do so in the hope of sharing in the harvest. 1 Corinthians 9:10 (NABRE)

Empathy – Daily TAGline

Thought:

You can win more friends with your ears than with your mouth.

Challenge:

When you meet with others today, make the extra effort to listen to them. Make an effort to speak as little as possible, and just listen.

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)