Discipleship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.

Challenge:

Whether you realize it or not, your actions are always influencing others. Allow this THOUGHT to guide your every move today (and everyday!).

Reference:

Each one should test his own actions. Galatians 6:4 (NABRE)

Character – Daily TAGline

Thought:

One cannot think crooked and walk straight.

Challenge:

Ask God for the character and integrity to keep your thoughts honest and noble in order that your actions will naturally follow.

Reference:

You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. James 2:22 (NABRE)

Courage – Daily TAGline

Thought:

God’s ability is not limited by our inability.

Challenge:

When it comes to stretching yourself beyond your comfort zone, don’t be afraid to stretch yourself for a cause worthy of God’s blessing and support. Ask God in prayer to increase your ability and let Him use you to expand His Kingdom.

Reference:

For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. 2 Corinthians 8:3 (NABRE)

Praise – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Don’t complain about your thirst for guidance while standing in the rain.

Challenge:

Just as the rain can only quinch our thirst if we open our mouths, we must open our hearts to the Lord to hear His direction for us. Spend a quiet moment asking the Lord to guide you today.

Reference:

Let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance. Proverbs 1:5 (NABRE)

Empathy – Daily TAGline

Thought:

If you want to lose friends quickly, start bragging about yourself; if you want to make and keep friends, start bragging about others.

Challenge:

Make an extra effort today to say nothing about yourself, instead brag about others every chance you get. Do this each day and notice how you attract people to yourself.

Reference:

Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Romans 12:16 (NABRE)

Service – Daily TAGline

Thought:

A man’s intellect is stored powder; it cannot touch itself off; the fire must come from outside.”- Mark Twain

Challenge:

God has blessed you with many talents. Look for opportunities to ignite your stored talents and find a way to use them in service of others and the Lord today.

Reference:

For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you. Romans 1:9 (NABRE)

Empathy – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Generally speaking, you aren’t learning much when your mouth is moving.

Challenge:

Start listening more and concentrate on what others are saying. Don’t worry about what you are going to say as it will come naturally with the knowledge gained from really hearing what the other person is saying. Try the same approach with God.

Reference:

I waited while you spoke, I listened to your reasoning; while you were searching for words, I gave you my full attention. Job 32:11-12 (NABRE)

Attitude – Daily TAGline

Thought:

You can’t steward what you own.

Challenge:

God owns it all. He just challenges each of us to manage some of it for Him. If He returned today, would He be pleased with how you’re doing? Think about that for a minute and make the necessary changes today to be more effective with His gifts.

Reference:

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 1 Peter 4:10 (NABRE)

Discipleship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Give God an inch and He’ll take a mile, encouraging you each step of the way.

Challenge:

Take some aspect of your life today, no matter how trivial, and open it up to God. Let Him do great things with it, knowing that if you struggle, He will be there to encourage you.

Reference:

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 (NABRE)

Prayer – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Let us pray for each other, for this is the best way to love one another. – Mother Teresa

Challenge:

Before making requests on behalf of yourself today, pray for blessings upon someone else. Make this a daily habit, and let it be a daily example of your fulfillment of God’s greatest commandment to love one another.

Reference:

If two of you agree on earth concerning anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. Matthew 18:19 (NABRE)