Month: April 2018

Priorities

Posted on April 30, 2018

THOUGHT:

One day or day one, you decide.

Challenge

In this busy world we often put things like reading the bible off to one or some day. Trouble is that day never seems to come. Decide that today is day one for spending more time with family, friends, God and the bible. Then make each day hereafter a new day one.

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. A time to give birth, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant.

Reference

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

Encouragement

Posted on April 27, 2018

THOUGHT:

When you can't find the sunshine, be the sunshine.

Challenge

Brighten someone's day today. It can be as simple as a smile, a kind gesture or something more meaningful. The light you shine on others will also brighten your day.

Verse

Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.

Reference

Matthew 5:16

Priorities

Posted on April 26, 2018

THOUGHT:

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

Challenge

Most of the time, life's greatest treasures are the simple things we overlook or take for granted. Slow down today and ask God to help you recognize what matters most in your life.

Verse

For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be. Vigilant and Faithful Servants.

Reference

Luke 12:34

Gratitude

Posted on April 25, 2018

THOUGHT:

Happiness isn't about getting what you want all the time. It's about loving what you have and being grateful for it.

Challenge

Live every day in an attitude of gratitude. If you look through the proper lens, you will realize how much you have to be grateful for each day. Take a moment now to give God thanks for your many blessings.

Verse

In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.

Reference

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Service

Posted on April 24, 2018

THOUGHT:

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.

Challenge

Don't just sit around waiting for good things to happen, be proactive and find opportunities to make them happen to help others. Whether that be holding the door for someone with their hands full or donating to a soup kitchen running low on supplies it all matters and makes for a better world. God gave you the ability to seek, so use that ability and build doors in His name.

Verse

So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all, but especially to those who belong to the family of the faith. VI. Conclusion - Final Appeal.

Reference

Galatians 6:10

Faith

Posted on April 23, 2018

THOUGHT:

Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil, no point.

Challenge

The point is - the only way to eternal life is through Jesus. Strengthen your faith in everything you do and pencil in time for God each and every day.

Verse

Therefore, no one should disdain him. Rather, send him on his way in peace that he may come to me, for I am expecting him with the brothers.

Reference

1 Corinthians 16:11

Goals

Posted on April 20, 2018

THOUGHT:

You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

Challenge

Never be satisfied, never be complacent, never stop improving yourself. Set new goals and dream new dreams daily. God didn't intend for us to waste our precious time on earth. Show Him you understand by always continuing to expand on His plan for you.

Verse

I continue my pursuit toward the goal, the prize of God’s upward calling, in Christ Jesus.

Reference

Philippians 3:14

Change

Posted on April 19, 2018

THOUGHT:

You're always one decision away from a totally different life.

Challenge

Be more thoughtful in your decisions today. Make every decision count towards a better life for you, your family and your fellow man. Ask for God's guidance in everything you do and look at Christ's teaching as examples to follow each day.

Verse

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely; In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.

Reference

Proverbs 3:5-6

Wisdom

Posted on April 18, 2018

THOUGHT:

Speak only if it improves upon the silence.

Challenge

Don't be in a hurry to speak. Listen, show respect, and learn.

Verse

The wise by hearing them will advance in learning, the intelligent will gain sound guidance,

Reference

Proverbs 1:5

Gratitude

Posted on April 17, 2018

THOUGHT:

Begin each day with a grateful heart.

Challenge

As you start each day, acknowledge and be grateful that God has blessed you with so much. Take a second to start counting some of your blessings. If you really think about it, you'll run out of time before you run out of blessings.

Verse

In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.

Reference

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Courage

Posted on April 16, 2018

THOUGHT:

The phrase "do not be afraid" is written in the Bible 365 times. That's a daily reminder from God to live every day being fearless.

Challenge

What are you anxious about today? Discuss your fears with God, and then proceed with confidence, knowing God is with you and will provide what you need. Live fearless for God.

Verse

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.

Reference

Philippians 4:6

Forgiveness

Posted on April 13, 2018

THOUGHT:

If you spend your life holding a grudge, you won't have a free hand to reach out to those in need.

Challenge

As you reflect on your life, what is holding you back? Take a second to release those grudges and use the newfound energy and time to help those around you.

Verse

[And] be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.

Reference

Ephesians 4:32

Evangelism

Posted on April 12, 2018

THOUGHT:

Managers light a fire under people, leaders light a fire within people.

Challenge

How often do you wake up thinking of God as your leader? His Spirit is strong within you. Reflect for a minute on the way God is trying to motivate you with the opportunities He has placed in your path. How are you responding?

Verse

The Advocate, the holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name—he will teach you everything and remind you of all that [I] told you.

Reference

John 14:26

Worship

Posted on April 11, 2018

THOUGHT:

God's supreme word to us is life; our highest worship of Him is love for the living.

Challenge

God doesn't ask much. He asks us to believe in Him and love your neighbor. Put this into practice daily and you'll be rewarded beyond your comprehension. He asks so little, but gives so much. Show Him through your actions that you truly value His overwhelming and undeserving grace.

Verse

He said in reply, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

Reference

Luke 10:27

Worship

Posted on April 10, 2018

THOUGHT:

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.

Challenge

Look around you daily at the beautiful earth to remind you of the generous God we share. Worship Him and His Son at every opportunity. Take the time today to worship and thank your creator.

Verse

Serve the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful song.

Reference

Psalm 100:2

Faith

Posted on April 9, 2018

THOUGHT:

I believe in Christ like I believe in the sun, not because I can see it, but by it, I can see everything else.

Challenge

Try to view the world today through the eyes of Jesus. He will light your path and broaden your view to truth and happiness.

Verse

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Reference

2 Corinthians 5:7

Courage

Posted on April 6, 2018

THOUGHT:

Do not wait to strike until the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.

Challenge

If we always wait for the perfect moment to act, we will always find a reason to wait. With God as your guide, act today!

Verse

It is better not to make a vow than make it and not fulfill it.

Reference

Ecclesiastes 5:4

Attitude

Posted on April 5, 2018

THOUGHT:

Being over confident is equal to being blind.

Challenge

It is ok to be confident, but don't let it turn to arrogance as arrogance is a sin that blinds us and prevents us from seeing God's plan. Better to spend time being humble, grateful, and praising others than thinking of yourself. Open your eyes to the love of putting others before yourself.

Verse

Many Parts in One Body. For by the grace given to me I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than one ought to think, but to think soberly, each according to the measure of faith that God has apportioned.

Reference

Romans 12:3

Fellowship

Posted on April 4, 2018

THOUGHT:

The fellowship of true friends who can hear you out, share your joys, help carry your burdens, and correctly counsel you is priceless.

Challenge

Fellowship is a blessing we often overlook. Open your eyes to opportunities God has provided you to share meaningful time with others. Make your life richer today by being willing to open up and share it with those around you.

Verse

Many Parts in One Body. For by the grace given to me I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than one ought to think, but to think soberly, each according to the measure of faith that God has apportioned.

Reference

2 Corinthians 13:14

Attitude

Posted on April 3, 2018

THOUGHT:

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.

Challenge

This is a very fitting thought for the Easter season upon us today. Take a few moments each day admiring the beauty of God's earth recently renewed with the resurrection of Christ. By doing this you'll renew yourself, your world, and your attitude.

Verse

You will let me hear gladness and joy; the bones you have crushed will rejoice.

Reference

Psalm 51:10

Determination

Posted on April 2, 2018

THOUGHT:

Worship - Work - Win! - Sister Jean

Challenge

Even the biggest underdogs can position themselves for success. When your priorities and values are centered on the basic lessons that Jesus has taught us, your hard work will allow you to cross paths with many unexpected victories.

Verse

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

Reference

Proverbs 16:3