Thought:Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people.
Challenge:The glory of Heaven can come at any moment. Are you prepared?
Reference:However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him— 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NABRE)
Thought:God’s plan for enlarging His kingdom is so simple – one person telling another about the Savior. Yet we’re busy and full of excuses. The joy you’ll have when you meet that person in heaven will far exceed any discomfort you felt in sharing the gospel.
Challenge:Don’t be afraid to share your faith with others. Seek out the right opportunities and share the word of the Lord. Share this TAGline with someone to help get your conversation started.
Reference:In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 2 Timothy 4:1-2 (NABRE)
Thought:The quieter you become the more you can hear.
Challenge:Become quiet in this physical world where listening to others is a sign of respect and love. Become quiet in the spiritual world by taking time to pray and listen to what God wants you to hear. A win-win-win!
Reference:He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, Psalm 23:2 (NABRE)
Thought:May you have the joy of Christmas which is hope; The spirit of Christmas which is peace; The heart of Christmas which is love.
Challenge:May your Christmas Season be filled with the joy, peace and love. Merry Christmas from the TAG Team!
Reference:He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit. Galatians 3:14 (NABRE)
Thought:I feel it’s a responsibility for anyone who breaks through a certain ceiling… to send the elevator back down and give others a helpful lift.
Challenge:Regardless of your stage in life, there are always opportunities to help others. Make it a priority to use your gifts to reach down and help others up. Let the Holy Spirit work through you to help those with less. If you were struggling wouldn’t you want someone to send the elevator back down for you?
Reference:Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6:31 (NABRE)
Thought:I thank God for protecting me from what I thought I wanted and blessing me with what I didn’t know I needed.
Challenge:Rely on the protection of God and let His blessings flow as He deems best for you. Pray for the wisdom to recognize the blessings of unanswered prayers.
Reference:But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Psalm 5:11 (NABRE)
Thought:In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins… not through strength, but through persistence.
Challenge:In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins… not through strength, but through persistence.
Reference:We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 1:3 (NABRE)
Thought:The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
Challenge:The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
Reference:He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.
Luke 10:2 (NABRE)
Thought:An eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind.
Challenge:An eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind.
Reference:“If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt.”
Luke 6:29 (NABRE)