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Thought:

To observe without judging is the highest form of intelligence.

Challenge:

Ask God for the wisdom to be objective and not to judge and evaluate others. Just listen and learn.

Reference:

Chapter 7 – Judging Others. “Stop judging, that you may not be judged.

Matthew 7:1 (NABRE)

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Thought:

Life is a journey, not a destination. It should be enjoyed, not endured until the final reward.

Challenge:

Look around you and pick out at least three things God has given you to make your life better. Show Him your appreciation for these blessings by looking for ways to make your journey more enjoyable each day.

Reference:

From his fullness we have all received, grace in place of grace,

John 1:16 (NABRE)

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Thought:

I would rather walk with God in the dark, than go alone in the light.

Challenge:

If you encounter a "dark" moment today have faith God is always with you lighting the way.

Reference:

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff comfort me.

Psalm 23:4 (NABRE)

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Thought:

The recipe for perpetual ignorance: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.

Challenge:

Don’t allow yourself to be content with your knowledge of the Bible. Make a commitment this week to read and study the Bible more each day. Let the knowledge of God guide your actions and influence your opinions.

Reference:

You see those who are wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for fools than for them.

Proverbs 26:12 (NABRE)

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Thought:

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.

Challenge:

Don’t be content with your success. Remember, if you are not moving forward, you are moving backward. As you’re moving forward, make sure you’re moving with God.

Reference:

Are you so stupid? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now ending with the flesh?

Galatians 3:3 (NABRE)

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Thought:

What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.

Challenge:

Pledge to slow down, free up your calendar and spend quality time with those you love. A bit more love by everyone reading this TAGline would have a ripple effect beyond comprehension. Love each other – this is God’s command.

Reference:

This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.

John 15:12 (NABRE)

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Thought:

Man’s mind, stretched by a new idea, never goes back to its original dimensions.

Challenge:

Stretch your mind daily with God’s word, by listening to others, and by keeping current with the world around you. Use this newfound knowledge to help you discern God’s expectation for you and to gain an understanding that will last a lifetime.

Reference:

Chapter 5 – The Covenant at Horeb. Moses summoned all Israel and said to them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and ordinances which I proclaim in your hearing this day, that you may learn them and take care to observe them.

Deuteronomy 5:1 (NABRE)

Anxiety – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Don’t be afraid of pressure. Remember that pressure is what turns a lump of coal into a diamond.

Challenge:

Turn your pressures into diamonds by working through them and growing stronger in the process. Look to God for strength and remember to thank Him for being at your side when things look overwhelming.

Reference:

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff comfort me.

Psalm 23:4 (NABRE)

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Thought:

Whatever you can do, or believe you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic to it.

Challenge:

Remember that boldness also has God in it. He gave you this among other gifts to help you through this life on earth. Use it to accomplish great things for Him.

Reference:

On the day I cried out, you answered; you strengthened my spirit.

Psalm 138:3 (NABRE)

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Thought:

Life is fragile, handle with prayer.

Challenge:

Life here on earth does have its challenges. Always remember that God is just a prayer away to give you the strength to meet those challenges head on. Don’t struggle without Him.

Reference:

That he may grant you in accord with the riches of his glory to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self,

Ephesians 3:16 (NABRE)