Thought:We have no more right to put our discordant states of mind into the lives of those around us and rob them of their sunshine and brightness than we have to enter their houses and steal their silverware.
Challenge:It is understood that some days bring more joy than others; however, make sure that you always try to reflect the light of Jesus to everyone you meet by recognizing all the blessings He has provided you.
Reference:See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. 1 John 3:1 (NABRE)
Thought:Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.
Challenge:Superglue yourself to Christ. Put your trust fully in Him and reap the benefits of a better relationship with God and others.
Reference:Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant. 2 Samuel 7:28 (NABRE)
Thought:The time is always right to do what is right.
Challenge:Never procrastinate about doing the right thing – it may be risky to stand up for what you believe, but the greater risk is remaining silent. What are you waiting for? Do the right thing now.
Reference:But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded. 2 Chronicles 15:7 (NABRE)
Thought:The world needs a “stable” influence.
Challenge:In all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, take time to reflect on the calm, simple and humble surroundings of the birthplace of Jesus. Allow this mental image to help you focus on what really matters during this special season and provide you with “stability” throughout the year. Merry Christmas from the TAGTeam!
Reference:The Word became human and made His home among us. John 1:14 (NABRE)
Thought:If you make your prayers an expression of gratitude and thanksgiving for the blessings you have already received, instead of requests for what you do not have, you will obtain results a great deal faster.
Challenge:God knows what you want, and more importantly, what you need. Today, thank God in prayer for the many blessings He has already given you. Live with an attitude of gratitude, confident that God will provide for your wants and needs.
Reference:Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NABRE)
Thought:A baby is born with a need for love – and never outgrows it.
Challenge:Find a way to fulfill that need for love with more people. Your capacity to give love grows each time you give it.
Reference:Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:7-8 (NABRE)
Thought:The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
Challenge:The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
Reference:The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but people are tested by their praise.
Proverbs 27:21 (NABRE)
Thought:Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. – Mother Teresa
Challenge:Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. – Mother Teresa
Reference:Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God.
Romans 4:20 (NABRE)
Thought:Look at a thoroughbred and a Clydesdale – one built for speed and one for pulling and hauling. Both are horses, but each has their own special gift. Not only did God create them with unique gifts, neither one fully utilizes their gifts until they submit to their master.
Challenge:Look at a thoroughbred and a Clydesdale – one built for speed and one for pulling and hauling. Both are horses, but each has their own special gift. Not only did God create them with unique gifts, neither one fully utilizes their gifts until they submit to their master.
Reference:…for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.
Romans 11:29 (NABRE)