Year: 2020

Praise

Posted on November 11, 2020

THOUGHT:

Believe 3/5 I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.

Challenge

Think About God every time you see the sun rise, and then throughout your day, see and acknowledge the wonderful blessings He has given you.

Verse

Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.

Reference

John 20:29

Prayer

Posted on November 10, 2020

THOUGHT:

Believe 2/5 You'll see it when you believe it.

Challenge

Take the time today through thought and prayer to really see what God wants for you. Focus your sights on the belief that this is your path. Then follow it.

Verse

Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive.

Reference

Matthew 21:22

Kindness

Posted on November 9, 2020

THOUGHT:

Believe 1/5 I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another. – Thomas Jefferson

Challenge

Feel the pleasure found in doing good to another knowing that you are following Christ's Golden Rule. Feel this genuine pleasure each and every day.

Verse

Do to others as you would have them do to you.

Reference

Luke 6:31

Joy

Posted on November 6, 2020

THOUGHT:

The best use anyone can make of any day is to enjoy it – and then spread that joy to others. Let us celebrate today!

Challenge

Thank God for the gift of today by enjoying it and spreading that joy to others. Find a way to reach out to someone today that will allow them to clearly see the joy within you. Joy is conTAGeous.

Verse

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice in it and be glad.

Reference

Psalm 118:24

Attitude

Posted on November 5, 2020

THOUGHT:

I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach. Perfection is God's business.

Challenge

Push for excellence in all you do. Strive to be all that God wants you to be and you will find peace in your accomplishments.

Verse

Whatever you do, do from the heart, as for the Lord and not for others,

Reference

Colossians 3:23

Attitude

Posted on November 4, 2020

THOUGHT:

Regardless of the road you choose, make sure you take God with you.

Challenge

As you encounter forks in your path, remember to follow Christ and you will never get lost. You may not know where you're going, but you can trust His navigation. Enjoy the journey.

Verse

You indeed are my savior, and in the shadow of your wings I shout for joy.

Reference

Psalm 63:8

Change

Posted on November 3, 2020

THOUGHT:

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.

Challenge

Be a caring person each and every day. Change someone else's world today by giving of your time, talent, and treasure to make a difference.

Verse

The Golden Rule. Do to others whatever you would have them do to you. This is the law and the prophets.

Reference

Matthew 7:12

Priorities

Posted on November 2, 2020

THOUGHT:

It is nice to be important, but more important to be nice.

Challenge

If you are fortunate enough to find yourself in a position of authority or leadership, lead like Jesus in a kind, encouraging and positive manner.

Verse

First of all, then, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone, for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity. This is good and pleasing to God our savior,

Reference

1 Timothy 2:1-3

Priorities

Posted on October 30, 2020

THOUGHT:

Don't be too busy making a living to live.

Challenge

As you reflect over the past week take a hard look at your priorities. What can you do better next week to show God that his values are shared in you?

Verse

For we are God's co-workers; you are God's field, God's building.

Reference

1 Corinthians 3:9

Attitude

Posted on October 29, 2020

THOUGHT:

Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Challenge

With God at your side, there is nothing you will encounter today that you can't handle. Take a deep breath and let go of the worry. Focus on the tasks and let God handle the schedule.

Verse

When they take you before synagogues and before rulers and authorities, do not worry about how or what your defense will be or about what you are to say. For the holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.

Reference

Luke 12:11-12

Habits

Posted on October 28, 2020

THOUGHT:

The Bible grows more beautiful as we grow in our understanding of it.

Challenge

In a world that can be ugly at times, isn't it great to know that we can ALWAYS find beauty in God's word? Discover more of that beauty today.

Verse

For whatever was written previously was written for our instruction, that by endurance and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.

Reference

Romans 15:4

Evangelism

Posted on October 27, 2020

THOUGHT:

A single line in the Bible can inspire you more than all the books you have ever read.

Challenge

Forward this TAGline to a friend and share your favorite Bible verse with them.

Verse

And that from infancy you have known [the] sacred scriptures, which are capable of giving you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Reference

2 Timothy 3:15

Stewardship

Posted on October 26, 2020

THOUGHT:

We're not in the land of the living moving toward the land of the dying, rather we're in the land of the dying moving toward the land of the living.

Challenge

Prepare yourself for the land of the living. Read the Bible. Pray. Serve others. Be a better example of Christ's undying love and start living more today.

Verse

And he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.

Reference

Luke 20:38

Comfort

Posted on October 23, 2020

THOUGHT:

While it may be comforting to be around those who agree with you, discover opportunities for growth from those who are not.

Challenge

As you spend time with people who have a different viewpoint today, be courteous and respectful of their opinion so you may have an opportunity to learn and grow. Ask God to always keep your heart open.

Verse

Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.

Reference

Romans 12:2

Discipleship

Posted on October 22, 2020

THOUGHT:

Speak Out – Don't Sneak Out.

Challenge

Christ calls us to speak out for Him. When an opportunity presents itself today, don't skip out. Be strong and take a stand for Christ.

Verse

Whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this faithless and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of when he comes in his Father's glory with the holy angels.

Reference

Mark 8:38

Love

Posted on October 21, 2020

THOUGHT:

Jesus is God spelling Himself out in a language we can understand.

Challenge

Let His name be written on your heart so that you can have a clear understanding of His perfect L-O-V-E. Act in a language that everyone can understand by clearly translating His Love to others today.

Verse

That he lavished upon us. In all wisdom and insight, he has made known to us the mystery of his will in accord with his favor that he set forth in him

Reference

Ephesians 1:8-9

Discipleship

Posted on October 20, 2020

THOUGHT:

The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.

Challenge

It is said you reap what you sow. Sow seeds of faith and love today, and when they return, you will be in much better shape to receive them.

Verse

Consider this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

Reference

2 Corinthians 9:6

Discipleship

Posted on October 17, 2020

THOUGHT:

"A little bit more" – Four short words sum up what has lifted most individuals above the crowd. They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more.

Challenge

Do a little bit more today to show those around you that you are strong in your Christian faith. Rise above the crowd and make Him proud.

Verse

If I preach the gospel, this is no reason for me to boast, for an obligation has been imposed on me, and woe to me if I do not preach it!

Reference

1 Corinthians 9:16

Faith

Posted on October 16, 2020

THOUGHT:

When in doubt, just take the next small step.

Challenge

We all face uncertainty, and at times it can almost paralyze us from making the decisions necessary to achieve our goals. Ask God today for the faith to keep taking the next step.

Verse

But seek first the kingdom [of God] and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.

Reference

Matthew 6:33-34

Discipleship

Posted on October 15, 2020

THOUGHT:

Not only do we know God through Jesus, we only know ourselves through Jesus.

Challenge

Read and reflect on John's Gospel this week, and as you do, pray for the wisdom to get to know Jesus better. You never know what God might reveal to you about yourself in the process.

Verse

So Jesus said [to them], "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM, and that I do nothing on my own, but I say only what the Father taught me."

Reference

John 8:28

Service

Posted on October 14, 2020

THOUGHT:

Bigness comes from doing many small things well.

Challenge

Serving God does not always require dramatic action. Consistent acts of kindness, no matter how small, will accumulate and have a significant impact over you and others.

Verse

As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace.

Reference

1 Peter 4:10

Fellowship

Posted on October 9, 2020

THOUGHT:

A meaningful relationship is just like a raffle ticket at a country picnic: You must be present to win.

Challenge

Take a few minutes today and plan a special time to get together with the ones you love the most. Once you are together, really make an effort to be present in this special moment so you can truly enjoy it.

Verse

A friend is a friend at all times, and a brother is born for the time of adversity.

Reference

Proverbs 17:17

Love

Posted on October 8, 2020

THOUGHT:

If a relationship has to be secret, you shouldn't be in it.

Challenge

If you are humble and always true to yourself, it becomes much easier to be honest with others. There are no gray areas when it comes to your integrity and fidelity. Listen to your heart today and make the right choices.

Verse

Do not let love and fidelity forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.

Reference

Proverbs 3:3

Attitude

Posted on October 7, 2020

THOUGHT:

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill

Challenge

Always look for opportunities to better yourself and help others. The more you exercise your opportunity muscles the easier it will be to overcome adversity.

Verse

As the smoke is dispersed, disperse them; as wax is melted by fire, so may the wicked perish before God.

Reference

Psalm 68:3

Wisdom

Posted on October 6, 2020

THOUGHT:

It takes a long time to become the person you want to be.

Challenge

Practice being a kind, caring and giving person. Doing so will assure you become the person God was hoping you wanted to be. Focusing on these three things will shorten the time it takes you to get there.

Verse

The spirit of the LORD will rush upon you, and you will join them in their prophetic ecstasy and will become a changed man.

Reference

1 Samuel 10:6

Service

Posted on October 5, 2020

THOUGHT:

Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can.

Challenge

Find time in your busy day to do something specific in service to God. It will likely be the most worthwhile accomplishment of your day.

Verse

Thus those who serve well as deacons gain good standing and much confidence in their faith in Christ Jesus. The Mystery of Our Religion.

Reference

1 Timothy 3:13

Comfort

Posted on October 2, 2020

THOUGHT:

You have to have darkenss .. For the dawn to come.

Challenge

We all experience darkness in our life. Rest assured that with faith in God, He will bring you comfort and light. God is a prayer away.

Verse

And make your righteousness shine like the dawn, your justice like noonday.

Reference

Psalm 37:6

Discipleship

Posted on October 1, 2020

THOUGHT:

A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.

Challenge

Do you have a Masters in God? You only need to study one text book. Take a lesson today.

Verse

Do not neglect the gift you have, which was conferred on you through the prophetic word with the imposition of hands of the presbyterate.

Reference

1 Timothy 4:14

Wisdom

Posted on September 30, 2020

THOUGHT:

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.

Challenge

Leave the judging to God. Let your Christian actions in service to God define who you are.

Verse

For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you.

Reference

Matthew 7:2

Character

Posted on September 29, 2020

THOUGHT:

Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.

Challenge

How was your character yesterday? Take a minute to think of the little things you could have done better. Now go out with that newfound awareness and focus on the significance of the small moments that will define your character.

Verse

A Tree and Its Fruits.Either declare the tree good and its fruit is good, or declare the tree rotten and its fruit is rotten, for a tree is known by its fruit.

Reference

Matthew 12:33

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