Wisdom – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Friday – SHOPPING DAY (5 of 5): O God, give me the grace to shop wisely so I may purchase eternal happiness for myself and all others in need of love.

Challenge:

Refresh your faith everyday by reminding yourself of God’s perfect gift of everlasting life. Remember never to shop in the aisles of temptation, greed or selfishness.

Reference:

“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.” John 5:24 (NABRE)

Courage – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Thursday† CLEANING DAY (4 of 5): Lord Jesus, help me to dust out all the many faults I have been hiding in the secret corners of my heart.

Challenge:

Faults are controllable. Do your best today to control your faults before they control you and turn into actions. Be proactive and begin working to eliminate your faults – then, replace them with virtues.

Reference:

We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check. James 3:2 (NABRE)

Discipleship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Wednesday† MENDING DAY (3 of 5): O God, help me mend my ways so I will not set a bad example for others.

Challenge:

Make a concentrated effort to set a good example by emulating Christ’s love throughout your day. If you slip, immediately stop and make it right [offer an apology if appropriate] – you’ll sleep better tonight.

Reference:

I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. John 13:15 (NABRE)

Kindness – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Tuesday† IRONING DAY (2 of 5): Dear Lord, help me iron out all the wrinkles of prejudice I have collected through the years so that I may see the beauty in others.

Challenge:

Treat everyone you encounter today with an equal amount of respect and kindness. Show everyone your God given brotherly love through your actions.

Reference:

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” Matthew 7:1 (NABRE)

Discipleship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Monday† WASH DAY (1 of 5): Lord, help me wash away all my selfishness and vanity, so I may serve you with perfect humility through the week ahead.

Challenge:

Keep a close watch on yourself throughout the day that you are humble in all your dealings with others. Find a reason to praise or complement everyone you encounter today.

Reference:

For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with salvation. Psalm 149:4 (NABRE)

Discipleship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Sometimes we are so caught up in who’s right and who’s wrong that we forget what’s right and wrong.

Challenge:

Stop worrying about who’s right and wrong and aim your compass on what is right – use Christ as your example. Let’s all make this one of our first, most important, and eternally lasting, New Year’s resolutions.

Reference:

Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong. Not that people will see that we have stood the test but that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed. 2 Corinthians132:7 (NABRE)

Service – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Do two things today: Have a Blessed Day, and reach out to help someone else have a blessed day.

Challenge:

You’ll surely have a blessed day if you reach out and touch someone’s life. So make it your goal today to positively touch another’s life. This can be as simple as listening whole heartedly to someone, giving someone praise, or giving a helping hand – the positive possibilities are endless.

Reference:

With God all things are possible Matthew 19:26 (NABRE)

Discipleship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.

Challenge:

The greatest illustration of this thought in human existence is Jesus Christ. He became what he needed to be through His sacrifice. Are you prepared to make a sacrifice to be what you need to be?

Reference:

Unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven. 1 Corinthians 15:51 (NABRE)

Forgiveness – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Challenge:

As we remember Martin Luther King, Jr. today, let us remember that he constantly inspired us to Think About God. As you follow his advice to adopt a permanent attitude of forgiveness, you follow one of the most urgent teachings of the Lord – forgive and you will be forgiven.

Reference:

If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven. John 20:23 (NABRE)