Thought:Your number one goal: Go to Heaven when I die, and take as many people with me as I can.
Challenge:Look at your calendar for today. Are there any activities that will help you achieve this goal? If not, adjust your calendar.
Reference:Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ. Acts 5:42 (NABRE)
Thought:Seven days without prayer makes one weak.
Challenge:Pray to abstain from temptation and bad habits…Don’t abstain from praying.
Reference:He said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” Luke 22:40 (NABRE)
Thought:Working for God on earth does not pay much, but His Retirement plan is out of this world.
Challenge:Invest in your future each and everyday – live by God’s word.
Reference:This is what you were called to do, because Christ suffered for you and gave you an example to follow. So you should do as he did. 1 Peter 2:21 (NABRE)
Thought:Maybe Christmas,” the Grinch thought, “doesn’t come from a store. – Dr. Seuss
Challenge:Find ways this Christmas to share love and Christ with your friends and loved ones that don’t cost money. A hug, a complement, and a prayer are good places to start. Merry CHRISTmas – the TAGteam.
Reference:Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord. Luke 2:11 (NABRE)
Thought:Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.
Challenge:Set a new goal for yourself today and look forward to the personal growth ahead.
Reference:But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. 2 Peter 3:18 (NABRE)
Thought:Kindness is contagious – And habit forming!
Challenge:Research says it takes 21 days to integrate a habit into your everyday life. Start forming your habit today with small acts of kindness.
Reference:The tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18 (NABRE)
Thought:Rules will not stop it. Doctors cannot fix it. Signs will not influence it. Laws cannot control it. Without a strong faith-based moral foundation in our homes, schools and churches, evil will flourish.
Challenge:Instead of looking to someone or something else to avert evil in our society, look for opportunities to build up God in your own community. Start by reflecting God’s grace and peace in your own thoughts, words and actions so that He can work through you to influence others.
Reference:Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Galatians 1:3-5 (NABRE)
Thought:Comfort streams immediately from God himself, as light shines from the sun; and sometimes beams itself into the meanest corners of the darkest rooms.
Challenge:Comfort streams immediately from God himself, as light shines from the sun; and sometimes beams itself into the meanest corners of the darkest rooms.
Reference:Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Psalm 23:4 (NABRE)
Thought:No one can do the good you can do today – Except you.
Challenge:No one can do the good you can do today – Except you.
Reference:Remember, O LORD , how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.
Isaiah 38:3 (NABRE)