Month: December 2015

Attitude

Posted on December 30, 2015

THOUGHT:

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.

Challenge

Avoid contact with these 2 types of people...Instead, surround yourself with positive individuals who believe in both themselves and in you. If you happen to be one of those other 2 people, know that with God's help, it is never too late to change. Where do you fit in?

Verse

Exhortation and Greetings. Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong.

Reference

1 Corinthians 16:13

Charity

Posted on December 29, 2015

THOUGHT:

Love is not patronizing and charity isn't about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the sameā€  with charity you give love, so don't just give money, but reach out your hand instead.

Challenge

During this Christmas season, find a way to reach beyond your pockets and help someone in need with your time and talents. Don't just feel sorry for those less fortunate - Lend them your hand and your heart.

Verse

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have; God is pleased by sacrifices of that kind.

Reference

Hebrews 13:16

Change

Posted on December 28, 2015

THOUGHT:

If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.

Challenge

It is natural for all of us to resist change, especially changing ourselves. Change is inevitable...Growth is optional. If you expect things to change, then ask God to help you find measurable ways to expect more from yourself.

Verse

Chapter 3 No One Can Determine the Right Time to Act - There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.

Reference

Ecclesiastes 3:1

Joy

Posted on December 24, 2015

THOUGHT:

Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family and to create memories that will last forever. Jesus is God's perfect, indescribable gift. The amazing thing is that not only are we able to receive this gift, but we are able to share it with others on Christmas and every other day of the year.

Challenge

Celebrate all day on Christmas. Celebrate your time with loved ones, Celebrate your faith, Celebrate God's many blessings, and most importantly Celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ our savior. Merry CHRISTmas - the TAGteam!

Verse

The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.

Reference

Luke 2:10

Gratitude

Posted on December 23, 2015

THOUGHT:

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.

Challenge

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. Take a few minutes now and think of all the positive things in your life. Now, with a clear head and warm heart, pursue your goals and dreams.

Verse

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the holy Spirit.

Reference

Romans 15:13

Habits

Posted on December 22, 2015

THOUGHT:

Certainly it does make the greatest possible difference what we think about God; the knowledge of God is the very basis of religion.

Challenge

Think About God more each day. Start with your daily TAGline and keep Him at the forefront of your mind throughout the day. You'll find peace and improve your knowledge of God's world around you as your reward.

Verse

But this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days—oracle of the LORD. I will place my law within them, and write it upon their hearts; I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Reference

Jerimiah 31:33

Attitude

Posted on December 21, 2015

THOUGHT:

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily.

Challenge

Find ways to feed your spirit and nourish your dreams. It is so much easier if you surround yourself with positive people. While you're at it, you may want to make more room for God in your life each day. He will make all the difference.

Verse

A joyful heart is the health of the body, but a depressed spirit dries up the bones.

Reference

Proverbs 17:22

Attitude

Posted on December 18, 2015

THOUGHT:

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.

Challenge

Don't allow the routines of everyday life to slowly erode and diminish the inner spirit of your dreams and creativity. Ask God for the courage and the energy to keep a youthful and optimistic attitude about your life. Nourish your spirit with positive thoughts and you will paint an inspiring example to those around you.

Verse

Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us exercise them: if prophecy, in proportion to the faith;

Reference

Romans 12:6

Priorities

Posted on December 17, 2015

THOUGHT:

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

Challenge

It does not matter if you're wanting to pursue your lifelong dream, or say your sorry to someone you love, or seek ways to enhance your spirituality, or literally plant a tree. It is never too late to do the right thing. Do it today.

Verse

Watch carefully then how you live, not as foolish persons but as wise, making the most of the opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not continue in ignorance, but try to understand what is the will of the Lord.

Reference

Ephesians 5:15-17

Parenting

Posted on December 16, 2015

THOUGHT:

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.

Challenge

If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money. During this season of gifts and giving, ask God to give you the wisdom to give the gift of your time and real "presence" to the ones you love the most.

Verse

Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it.

Reference

Proverbs 22:6

Change

Posted on December 15, 2015

THOUGHT:

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.

Challenge

Sometimes it can get pretty dark before you begin to see the light. Knowing that God is always by your side, Don't ever give up. His live is unconditional. Find strength through Him today, transform your life and begin to fly!

Verse

I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me.

Reference

Philippians 4:13

Compassion

Posted on December 14, 2015

THOUGHT:

When you work to improve the lives of others, you inherently elevate your own life in the process

Challenge

Make time this week to personally improve the lives of others. Your actions will be pleasing to God, elevating your connection with Him.

Verse

Each looking out not for his own interests, but [also] everyone for those of others.

Reference

Philippians 2:4

Character

Posted on December 11, 2015

THOUGHT:

Your soul becomes dyed with the color of your thoughts.

Challenge

Be aware of your thoughts as they will become your words and your words become actions which define who you are. Control your character and your destiny by allowing only positive thoughts to enter your mind. Think about God more often each day!

Verse

No foul language should come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for needed edification, that it may impart grace to those who hear.

Reference

Ephesians 4:29

Gratitude

Posted on December 10, 2015

THOUGHT:

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.

Challenge

We take so many things for granted every day. Make an extra effort today to show those around you how much you really appreciate them.

Verse

Giving thanks always and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father.

Reference

Ephesians 5:20

Faith

Posted on December 9, 2015

THOUGHT:

If you're going through hell keep going.

Challenge

God did not promise a smooth flight, but a smooth landing. Never, never give up knowing God is always at your side.

Verse

Though the just fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble from only one mishap.

Reference

Proverbs 24:16

Faith

Posted on December 8, 2015

THOUGHT:

The most important thing you can have in life is a relationship with God.

Challenge

How strong is your relationship with God? Pick up your Bible right now and read His word. It is a good start to building a better relationship.

Verse

He was in the world, and the world came to be through him, but the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, but his own people did not accept him. But to those who did accept him he gave power to become children of God, to those who believe in his name, who were born not by natural generation nor by human choice nor by a man’s decision but of God.

Reference

John 1:10-13

Prayer

Posted on December 7, 2015

THOUGHT:

In order to have a personal relationship with God, you have to feel worthy of God's love.

Challenge

You were made in the likeness of God - you are worthy of His love. Nurture your relationship with God by spending time speaking with Him in prayer today. He is waiting for you to check in.

Verse

Call to me, and I will answer you; I will tell you great things beyond the reach of your knowledge.

Reference

jeremiah 33:3

Determination

Posted on December 4, 2015

THOUGHT:

Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.

Challenge

Patience is a virtue, but when it comes to achieving your goals, allow the virtues of passion, hard work, perseverance and courage to guide your actions. When you talk to God, ask Him to strengthen your will, then hold yourself accountable for your results.

Verse

I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me.

Reference

Philippians 4:13

Success

Posted on December 3, 2015

THOUGHT:

Great ambition and conquest without contribution is without significance.

Challenge

In the words of Albert Einstein,"Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value." Focus your efforts more today on making a difference in someone's life - other than your own. If you're successful in accomplishing this, then your personal reward will be truly significant.

Verse

Entrust your works to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.

Reference

Proverbs 16:3

Empathy

Posted on December 2, 2015

THOUGHT:

Don't raise your voice, improve your argument.

Challenge

Most confrontations escalate for the wrong reasons. Pause and pray... Seek God's example to remain calm and open-minded in times of stress and turmoil in your life.

Verse

For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control.

Reference

2 Timothy 1:7

Courage

Posted on December 1, 2015

THOUGHT:

The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Challenge

Don't underestimate your influence and impact on others. Ask God for the faith to pursue your ideas and dreams. Your attitude, good or bad, is contagious.

Verse

I command you: be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD, your God, is with you wherever you go.

Reference

Joshua 1:9