Grace – Daily TAGline

Thought:

There is nothing more important to learn about Christian growth than this: Growing in grace means becoming like Christ.

Challenge:

Spend some time studying what the bible says about grace. Take some quiet time to think about what you’ve read. Thank God in prayer for what you’ve learned.

Reference:

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 (NABRE)

Habits – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Gossip speaks volumes of the character of the speaker.

Challenge:

Don’t gossip – Period. Perhaps more importantly, speak up and turn negative conversations into something more positive. Speak as if God was present in all of your conversations – He is.

Reference:

Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for edifying, as fits the occasion, that it may impart grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29 (NABRE)

Wisdom – Daily TAGline

Thought:

The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.

Challenge:

God made you who you are and He doesn’t make mistakes. He also designed a path to happiness for you. Identify your God-given strengths and use those as you pursue His plan for you.

Reference:

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 (NABRE)

Attitude – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Every song has an ending, but is that any reason not to enjoy the music?

Challenge:

Conduct your life and enjoy each day as if it were your last. Make the most of it. Don’t put off strengthening your faith, complimenting and encouraging those you love, and dancing to the music of life. You’ll always be glad you did.

Reference:

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 1 Timothy 6:17 (NABRE)

Discipleship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

The Church doesn’t need people operating under their own power, the Church needs people operating under the power of God.

Challenge:

Are you still trying to do things by yourself? Take a quick assessment of the things you are trying to accomplish today. Have you asked God for the power, courage and wisdom to accomplish your tasks? If not, tap into His power.

Reference:

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes. Romans 1:16-17 (NABRE)

Service – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise.

Challenge:

Listen. Learn. Take an interest in the needs of those around you. Then use what you’ve learned to provide the encouragement and the help to assist those in need.

Reference:

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, Romans 15:5 (NABRE)

Comfort – Daily TAGline

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:

It seems that lately the news has been filled with many disasters and some ask “Where is God?” Pain in our life is inevitable, but we must have faith that God is there to provide comfort to those who are hurting. The next time you hear about a tragedy, pray that God will embrace those impacted with his loving arms.

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)

Comfort – Daily TAGline

Thought:

“The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.”

Challenge:

God already loves you. All you have to do is let Him enter your life and He will change you into someone special. God has created you for more than the life you are currently living.

Reference:

Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. Deuteronomy 7:9 (NABRE)

Wisdom – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Don’t cry because it is over. Smile because it happened.

Challenge:

Ask God for the wisdom to find the bright side of life’s challenges, to always find a glass half full, and to learn from your experiences. You’ll discover a whole new positive world around you… just like He intended.

Reference:

But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. Psalm 38:3 (NABRE)

Encouragement – Daily TAGline

Thought:

If we were only logical, the future would be bleak indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope.

Challenge:

There are situations in our world that can be very discouraging. Choose to regard them with a sense of hope and be attentive to God’s signs that will lead you to a solution that is pleasing to both you and Him.

Reference:

Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12 (NABRE)