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Thought:

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may you safely enjoy this Halloween.

Challenge:

Pray for your children this Halloween. Ask God for his protective love, then follow along with them on their journey through goblins, monsters and jack-o-lanterns. Have a happy and safe Halloween – the TAGteam.

Reference:

But you have given my heart more joy than they have when grain and wine abound.

Psalm 4:8 (NLT)

5681

Thought:

A person may be theologically knowing and spiritually ignorant.

Challenge:

Don’t simply read the Bible, but let its message sink into your spirit. Pick a passage today, read it slowly and thoughtfully, and then take a few minutes to meditate over it. Allow its message to move you spiritually.

Reference:

You search the scriptures, because you think you have eternal life through them; even they testify on my behalf. But you do not want to come to me to have life.

John 5:39-40 (NABRE)

5680

Thought:

Faith and Action Go together.

Challenge:

Onward Christian Soldiers – that’s you – get up and do something. SHOW your faith. TALK your faith. LIVE your faith.

Reference:

So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead. Indeed someone may say, “You have faith and I have works.” Demonstrate your faith to me without works, and I will demonstrate my faith to you from my works.

James 2:17-18 (NABRE)

5684

Thought:

I do not merely want to possess faith; I want faith to possess me.

Challenge:

Don’t be content solely with the knowledge of your faith; also become immersed in the love that being faithful to Christ brings. Love God and let Him possess you.

Reference:

B. Offerings to Idols Chapter 8 – Knowledge Insufficient. Now in regard to meat sacrificed to idols: we realize that “all of us have knowledge”; knowledge inflates with pride, but love builds up. If anyone supposes he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if one loves God, one is known by him.

1 Corinthians 8:1-3 (NABRE)

5674

Thought:

There is no alternative to being yourself…

Challenge:

God made you in his image. Be proud of who you are and let your God given personality and talents speak for themselves.

Reference:

God created mankind in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Genesis 1:27 (NABRE)

5678

Thought:

Being good isn’t good enough.

Challenge:

Being a Christian is more than just being good. Christ commissioned us to share the Gospel with others. Send this TAGline to someone else to remind them about our need to have Jesus in our life.

Reference:

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit,

Matthew 28:19 (NABRE)

5677

Thought:

Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less.

Challenge:

Your duty as a Christian is to love one another and be a disciple of Christ. Make a concentrated effort to do more of both each day. The opportunities are endless.

Reference:

To be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles in performing the priestly service of the gospel of God, so that the offering up of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the holy Spirit.

Romans 15:16 (NABRE)

5676

Thought:

When you focus on things that are wrong in your world, you will refuse to enjoy life until those things are "fixed."

Challenge:

The problem: those things will never be "fixed." Instead of focusing on things that are wrong, focus on what is good, and if you see things from God’s perspective, everything is good.

Reference:

God looked at everything he had made, and found it very good. Evening came, and morning followed—the sixth day.

Genesis 1:31 (NABRE)

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Thought:

Faith is not a leap into the dark, but rather a step into the light.

Challenge:

Today and everyday, let God call you into the light through your faith in Him. Follow Him and you will never be in the dark.

Reference:

The people who sit in darkness have seen a great light, on those dwelling in a land overshadowed by death light has arisen.”

Matthew 4:16 (NABRE)

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Thought:

Exercise your soul – walk with the lord.

Challenge:

Remember to keep God at your side today and show him you know the Christian path. Be kind to others, spread His word, love your neighbors, and help those in need.

Reference:

But be very careful to observe the commandment and the law which Moses, the servant of the LORD, commanded you: love the LORD, your God, follow him in all his ways, keep his commandments, hold fast to him, and serve him with your whole heart and your whole self.”

Joshua 22:5 (NABRE)