Month: February 2010

Faith

Posted on February 26, 2010

THOUGHT:

The decision to live by faith or fear is just that: a decision

Challenge

Decide to live by faith. As you are faced with choices today make your decisions based in faith, true faith, and experience the life God has in store for you.

Verse

For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a spirit of adoption, through which we cry, “Abba, Father!”

Reference

Romans 8:15

Love

Posted on February 25, 2010

THOUGHT:

Where there is love there is life.

Challenge

The bible is the greatest love story ever written. Pick it up today and read one of the many stories that shows Jesus' love for us. Choose to live your life as Jesus taught.

Verse

And his commandment is this: we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another just as he commanded us.

Reference

1 John 3:23

Priorities

Posted on February 24, 2010

THOUGHT:

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

Challenge

Don't allow the negative elements of our society to discourage you from seeing the good in others and participating in God's plan. Look for the good in others today and restore your faith in humanity.

Verse

I believe I shall see the LORD’s goodness in the land of the living.

Reference

Psalm 27:13

Wisdom

Posted on February 23, 2010

THOUGHT:

When you see a man doing good things, try to emulate his example, and when you see a man doing bad things, search yourself for his faults.

Challenge

It’s never too late to learn from those around you. Emulate at least one person’s good habits or deeds each day. Also, be on the alert when you see someone on the wrong path so that you can avoid following in their footsteps.

Verse

Showing yourself as a model of good deeds in every respect, with integrity in your teaching, dignity,

Reference

Titus 2:7

Evangelism

Posted on February 22, 2010

THOUGHT:

Imagine the joy of greeting people in heaven whom you helped get there.

Challenge

Find a way to spiritually inspire someone close to you. Forward this TAGline and invite them to receive these daily inspirational messages in order that they may Think About God and grow closer to Him.

Verse

Conduct yourselves wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.

Reference

Colossians 4:5

Love

Posted on February 19, 2010

THOUGHT:

“Good works are links that form a chain of love. “ - Mother Teresa

Challenge

Begin growing your chain of love through your good works today. Keep it up day after day and you will find your chain growing far beyond your expectations [but not God’s expectation, he knows the power of love].

Verse

God’s Love and Christian Life. Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.

Reference

1 John 4:7-8

Joy

Posted on February 18, 2010

THOUGHT:

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Challenge

Increase your happiness by making sure your thoughts are in harmony with Christ's teachings so your words and actions will follow.

Verse

Finally, all of you, be of one mind, sympathetic, loving toward one another, compassionate, humble.

Reference

1 Peter 3:8

Praise

Posted on February 17, 2010

THOUGHT:

Can you imagine what air would cost if someone had to provide it?

Challenge

Each time you reach for money today, think about the "free" gifts God has given you - air, a friendly smile, salvation… Remember to thank God often for the unsung gifts we receive throughout the day.

Verse

We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the things freely given us by God.

Reference

1 Corinthians 2:12

Discipleship

Posted on February 16, 2010

THOUGHT:

Our walk with God is personal, but not private.

Challenge

God desires a personal relationship with each of us so that we can know Him more intimately. As we more fully know God, we must realize that He also desires for us to share His Good News with others. As you interact with others this week, allow God to speak to others through your words, actions and deeds.

Verse

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the one bringing good news, Announcing peace, bearing good news, announcing salvation, saying to Zion, “Your God is King!”

Reference

Isaiah 52:7

Faith

Posted on February 15, 2010

THOUGHT:

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

Challenge

Look for the good in everything you receive even if it is not exactly what you may have wanted. Remember to thank God for ALL his wonderful blessings and have faith that He will provide you with everything you need.

Verse

From his fullness we have all received, grace in place of grace,

Reference

John 1:16

Faith

Posted on February 12, 2010

THOUGHT:

True faith is not simply going to God and asking Him to bless what YOU have decided to do, but coming to God and inviting Him to plant His designs within you.

Challenge

Look for God to infuse you with a dream that seems beyond your reach. When this journey gets tough, rely on God's wisdom and strength to take you one step at a time towards realizing HIS dream for you.

Verse

Jesus said to them in reply, “Amen, I say to you, if you have faith and do not waver, not only will you do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ it will be done.

Reference

Matthew 21:21

Discipleship

Posted on February 11, 2010

THOUGHT:

It is right to do good for your fellow man while waiting to begin your future in heaven. The future depends on what we do in the present.

Challenge

Make sure you show kindness, compassion, empathy and love to your fellow man today. Your earthly future will be brighter as you have shown others the Christ within you AND your example becomes an inspiration for them.

Verse

Jesus said to him in reply, “You have said so. But I tell you: From now on you will see ‘the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power’ and ‘coming on the clouds of heaven.’”

Reference

Matthew 26:64

Praise

Posted on February 10, 2010

THOUGHT:

Thank God continuously for His blessings. It’s like priming the pump of a well.

Challenge

Continue to bring sacrifice and thanksgiving to our Lord until you are overflowing with gratitude. This will enable God's work to flow more freely through you, producing more thankfulness and more freedom and more blessings until your cup overflows.

Verse

II - You set a table before me in front of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Reference

Psalm 23:5

Character

Posted on February 9, 2010

THOUGHT:

When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

Challenge

Own up to ALL of your mistakes. Be honest with yourself and with others. Then show them your sincerity by making right by the error of your ways.

Verse

If such a one eats of a sacred offering through inadvertence, that person shall make restitution to the priest for the sacred offering, with an increment of one fifth of the amount.

Reference

Leviticus 22:14

Wisdom

Posted on February 8, 2010

THOUGHT:

If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.

Challenge

Don’t gloss over life. You're never too young or too old to truly understand and internalize what things in life really mean. With this learning, your roots will grow deep with knowledge and the fruits of your good deeds will hang low for those around you.

Verse

Teach me wisdom and knowledge, for in your commandments I trust.

Reference

Psalm 119:66

Wisdom

Posted on February 5, 2010

THOUGHT:

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

Challenge

Make it your goal to always take the time for reflection and analysis before you act. Reflection allows you the perspective to imitate the right things and to avoid experiences that may lead you away from His plan for you.

Verse

The Benefits of Finding Wisdom - Happy the one who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding!

Reference

Proverbs 3:13

Joy

Posted on February 4, 2010

THOUGHT:

Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.

Challenge

Share your smile more often during the day. Set a goal to greet at least ___(fill in the blank) people today with a smile. Tomorrow set your goal higher.

Verse

When I smiled on them they could not believe it; they would not let the light of my face be dimmed.

Reference

Job 29:24

Kindness

Posted on February 3, 2010

THOUGHT:

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.

Challenge

We often talk of forgiving and forgetting, but equally important is thanking and emulating kindness. Go out of your way today to thank someone who has been kind to you, and the next time you have the chance, emulate their kindness toward others.

Verse

They celebrate your abounding goodness and joyfully sing of your justice.

Reference

Psalm 145:7

Attitude

Posted on February 2, 2010

THOUGHT:

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.

Challenge

In a world possessed with possessions, dare to be different. Make the decision to do without things that have little value beyond today so that you can afford to support those who are in need.

Verse

More than that, I even consider everything as a loss because of the supreme good of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have accepted the loss of all things and I consider them so much rubbish, that I may gain Christ

Reference

Philippians 3:8

Service

Posted on February 1, 2010

THOUGHT:

When you leave your church service on Sunday, be sure to continue in His service.

Challenge

Continue your worship throughout the week. Worship the Lord by finding ways to help one of God’s children outside of your church, and then give thanks for the opportunity to serve.

Verse

For the administration of this public service is not only supplying the needs of the holy ones but is also overflowing in many acts of thanksgiving to God.

Reference

2 Corinthians 9:12