Peace – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.  ~From a headstone in Ireland

Challenge:

Your memories of your loved ones past are what keep them alive here on earth. Take some quiet time this Memorial Day to pause and reflect on those loved ones who have already entered God’s house. Share those memories with others who knew them, and thank God for being blessed with the time you had to make those memories.

Reference:

The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 (NABRE)

Praise – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Belonging to Christ does not immediately eliminate our sins, but it does crucify them.

Challenge:

Reflect on Christ’s sacrifice, and understand He did not remove sins from your life, but He did free you from the destructive control they can have over your life.  You are human, but what He offers you is devine.  Accept His Gift and be eternally thankful. 

Reference:

For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.  Romans 6:6 (NABRE)

Goals – Daily TAGline

Thought:

When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement: “My purpose is to ___________ today.”

Challenge:

Take control of your day before it starts. Be clear about your purpose and make sure it will be pleasing to God. With that foundation, embark on your day with confidence.

Reference:

…for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Philippians 2:13 (NABRE)

Praise – Daily TAGline

Thought:

It takes more than just believing in God, even satan believes in God.

Challenge:

If you haven’t done so lately, take a minute and praise God for your salvation through your faith in His Son. It only takes a minute to affirm your trust in Him, but the rewards are eternal.

Reference:

Those along the path are the ones who hear, and then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. Luke 8:12 (NABRE)

Service – Daily TAGline

Thought:

The noblest service comes from unseen hands.

Challenge:

Feel the joy of doing good for God alone. Find an opportunity to serve another today without anyone else knowing. Enjoy knowing that you did good and the only one to get the credit will be God.

Reference:

Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men. Ephesians 6:7 (NABRE)

Comfort – Daily TAGline

Thought:

When I approach God in fear and trembling, I find not a tyrant, but a loving father.

Challenge:

No matter what you have done or said today, go to God knowing that any fear you have will always be washed away by His love.

Reference:

Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39 (NABRE)

Courage – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.

Challenge:

The mountain always looks the most steep when you are standing at its base. Ask God for the strength and courage to confront your most difficult challenges head on, instead of wasting precious time and energy rationalizing your inaction.

Reference:

That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10 (NABRE)

Priorities – Daily TAGline

Thought:

We face another hectic day with barely enough time to do the things we “think we MUST” do. Even worse, then we have excuses not to do the things we SHOULD do.

Challenge:

Make time to Think About God. Pray, read a passage from the Bible and meditate on what God is saying to you. Set aside those things that get in the way of time with Him.

Reference:

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor death, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Colossians 1:27 (NABRE)

Praise – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.

Challenge:

Look up to the stars tonight and imagine your perfect and everlasting life in Heaven with Christ. Then thank God for all your blessings and promise him you will make the best of your time here on earth.

Reference:

This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created. When the LORD God made the earth and the heavens- Genesis 2:4 (NABRE)

Courage – Daily TAGline

Thought:

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.

Challenge:

Ask God for the strength to act in a manner that emulates your vision of the best version of yourself. Continue these actions and watch and enjoy the transformation.

Reference:

Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter 1:13 (NABRE)