Fellowship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.

Challenge:

Friends are a gift from God. Don’t take them for granted. Pick up the phone and call a friend that you haven’t talked to in a while. A good conversation can be healthy for both of you.

Reference:

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 (NABRE)

Goals – Daily TAGline

Thought:

I always wanted to be somebody… Now I realize I should’ve been more specific!

Challenge:

It is easy to say to yourself that I want to be wealthy… I want to be famous… Or even, I want to be happy. The more difficult part is to clearly identify to yourself what specific things are necessary to become that person. Ask God for the courage and direction to better define who He wants you to be and what steps He wants you to take to become that person.

Reference:

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9 (NABRE)

Discipleship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Our walk with God is personal, but not private.

Challenge:

God desires a personal relationship with each of us so that we can know Him more intimately. As we more fully know God, we must realize that He also desires for us to share His Good News with others. As you interact with others this week, allow God to speak to others through your words, actions and deeds.

Reference:

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7 (NABRE)

Faith – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

Challenge:

Look for the good in everything you receive even if it is not exactly what you may have wanted. Remember to thank God for ALL his wonderful blessings and have faith that He will provide you with everything you need.

Reference:

From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. John 1:16 (NABRE)

Faith – Daily TAGline

Thought:

True faith is not simply going to God and asking Him to bless what YOU have decided to do, but coming to God and inviting Him to plant His designs within you.

Challenge:

Look for God to infuse you with a dream that seems beyond your reach. When this journey gets tough, rely on God’s wisdom and strength to take you one step at a time towards realizing HIS dream for you.

Reference:

Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.” Matthew 21:21 (NABRE)

Discipleship – Daily TAGline

Thought:

It is right to do good for your fellow man while waiting to begin your future in heaven. The future depends on what we do in the present.

Challenge:

Make sure you show kindness, compassion, empathy and love to your fellow man today. Your earthly future will be brighter as you have shown others the Christ within you AND your example becomes an inspiration for them.

Reference:

Yes, it is as you say, Jesus replied. “”But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” Matthew 26:64 (NABRE)

Courage – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.

Challenge:

Problems are inevitable. Our responses to them are not. Ask God for the courage and wisdom to approach all your problems as opportunities, starting today.

Reference:

For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails within me. Be pleased, O LORD, to save me; O LORD, come quickly to help me. Psalm 40:12-13 (NABRE)

Prayer – Daily TAGline

Thought:

And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. – St. Augustine

Challenge:

In prayer today, go to your heart and spend time with Jesus. Thank him for His sacrifice that we celebrate this weekend. Have a blessed Easter.

Reference:

Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you 2 Thessalonians 3:1 (NABRE)

Praise – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Take life for gratitude, not for granted.

Challenge:

As you gather with family and friends tomorrow, make sure you take nothing for granted. Remember to thank God often for your many blessings.

Reference:

When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. Deuteronomy 8:10-11 (NABRE)

Service – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Serving our world is the best way to reach it.

Challenge:

The best way to model Christ to non-believers is to be selfless and serve others in the community. Seek out an opportunity to serve outside of your church. Others will see Christ in your service.

Reference:

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:45 (NABRE)