Year: 2021

Gratitude

Posted on June 18, 2021

THOUGHT:

One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.

Challenge

Fathers: Set a good example to your children through your acts and deeds of faith, love, kindness, humility, honesty, and generosity. Sons and Daughters: Show your father that you’ve been paying attention AND thank him for showing you the way. Happy Fathers’ Day – the TAGteam!

Verse

Honor your father and your mother’; and ‘you shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”

Reference

Matthew 19:19

Courage

Posted on June 17, 2021

THOUGHT:

The violence of the few is much less scary than the silence of many.

Challenge

We are likely to be concerned about scary things that might happen to us, but how about what could happen through us? Show those around you that you are a Christian through your actions and your words. Start right now.

Verse

By their fruits you will know them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

Reference

Matthew 7:16

Peace

Posted on June 16, 2021

THOUGHT:

There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein

Challenge

Think About God today and all His miracles you see around you. Take the time to appreciate everything and be amazed. Make this a habit and you’ll see another miracle forming within you… peace.

Verse

He does things great and unsearchable, things marvelous and innumerable.

Reference

Job 5:9

Compassion

Posted on June 15, 2021

THOUGHT:

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.

Challenge

While Jesus taught us to forgive, and forget, He was not talking about forgetting another’s kindness. Remember those who have been kind to you or your loved ones by returning that kindness to them and to others. Play it forward.

Verse

And now may the LORD show you kindness and fidelity. For my part, I will show generosity to you for having done this.

Reference

2 Samuel 2:6

Faith

Posted on June 14, 2021

THOUGHT:

We have a choice: to plow new ground or let the weeds grow.

Challenge

Commit today to plow new ground in your faith. Grow deeper in your faith by joining a bible study or outreach group at your church and let your faith blossom.

Verse

Thanksgiving. We ought to thank God always for you, brothers, as is fitting, because your faith flourishes ever more, and the love of every one of you for one another grows ever greater.

Reference

2 Thessalonians 1:3

Faith

Posted on June 11, 2021

THOUGHT:

Even in the hardest times, we must keep our faith in God. He is the one person that will never let you down.

Challenge

When you encounter your next struggle, focus your energy on your faith in God. His presence will lighten your burden.

Verse

Psalm 69 A Cry of Anguish in Great Distress - For the leader; according to “Lilies.” Of David. I - Save me, God, for the waters have reached my neck. I have sunk into the mire of the deep, where there is no foothold. I have gone down to the watery depths; the flood overwhelms me.

Reference

Psalm 69:1-3

Joy

Posted on June 10, 2021

THOUGHT:

Unless each day can be looked back upon by an individual as one in which he has had some fun, some joy, some real satisfaction, that day is a loss. It is un-Christian and wicked, in my opinion, to allow such a thing to occur. - Dwight D. Eisenhower

Challenge

God wants you to experience the fun and joy of His creations today. Take a break from your work and chores. Don't let one of His days go to waste.

Verse

You will show me the path to life, abounding joy in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever.

Reference

Psalm 16:11

Peace

Posted on May 31, 2021

THOUGHT:

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. ~William Penn

Challenge

Remember and pray for those no longer in this time. Get comfort from God knowing that you will once again be with them in eternity. MAY YOU FIND PEACE THIS MEMEORIAL DAY – The TAGteam

Verse

God has made everything appropriate to its time, but has put the timeless into their hearts so they cannot find out, from beginning to end, the work which God has done.

Reference

Ecclesiastes 3:11

Wisdom

Posted on May 28, 2021

THOUGHT:

I do not believe there is a problem in this country or the world today which could not be settled if approached through the teaching of the Sermon on the Mount. – Harry S. Truman

Challenge

Study the 5th, 6th, and 7th chapters of the Gospel of Matthew [The Sermon on the Mount]. Read them to get a deeper understanding of what Christ expects of us. Take mental notes and keep them with you.

Verse

Chapter 5 - The Sermon on the Mount. When he saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He began to teach them, saying:

Reference

Matthew 5:1-2

Service

Posted on May 27, 2021

THOUGHT:

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been stung by a bee, worn contact lenses, or seen a mother's face when her baby giggles. Little can be huge in the right circumstances.

Challenge

You may soon forget the the "little" charites that you perform but the benefactor of those charities will not. To them it may be a major blessing that positively impacts their life. Make an extra effort today to do something nice for someone for no reason. Repeat tomorrow.

Verse

Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show his works by a good life in the humility that comes from wisdom.

Reference

James 3:13

Success

Posted on May 26, 2021

THOUGHT:

Four things for success: work, pray, think and believe. The most important of these is pray.

Challenge

Be successful in all facets of your life by starting with prayer. As you start your day, pray that your thoughts will be pleasing to God and believe in the success you will obtain.

Verse

Therefore I tell you, all that you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it and it shall be yours.

Reference

Mark 11:24

Grace

Posted on May 25, 2021

THOUGHT:

Sin separates, pain isolates, but salvation and comfort unite.

Challenge

At times your sin may make you feel separated from God, but don’t suffer by isolating yourself from His love and grace. It is only through your coming back to Him that you can rest in His comforting embrace. Run into God’s arms today.

Verse

For if we have grown into union with him through a death like his, we shall also be united with him in the resurrection.

Reference

Romans 6:5

Discipleship

Posted on May 24, 2021

THOUGHT:

The wise are guided by God but fools walk alone.

Challenge

Observe the world around you through the eyes of God and get a whole new perspective on your day. Let Him guide you to act differently as you work, play and interact with family and friends. Repeat again tomorrow.

Verse

Wise people have eyes in their heads, but fools walk in darkness. Yet I knew that the same lot befalls both.

Reference

Ecclesiastes 2:14

Discipleship

Posted on May 21, 2021

THOUGHT:

Each of us should be laboring with God to change the world. Are you?

Challenge

We know that God is at work to change the world, and we need to be the hands, feet and voice to execute His plan. Have you signed up to be one of God's laborers? Find a way to serve Him today.

Verse

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be firm, steadfast, always fully devoted to the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

Reference

1 Corinthians 15:58

Praise

Posted on May 20, 2021

THOUGHT:

Hymn: Now thank we all our God With heart and hands and voices Who wondrous things has done, In whom this world rejoices;

Challenge

Find an opportunity to thank God this week with heart (in prayer), with hands (by helping someone in need), and with voices (by singing praises to Him during your church service).

Verse

V - But here I am miserable and in pain; let your saving help protect me, God,

Reference

Psalm 69:30

Discipleship

Posted on May 19, 2021

THOUGHT:

He who merely knows right principles is not equal to him who lives them.

Challenge

Pay more than lip service to the 10 Commandments and Jesus’ teachings. Know them, teach them to others, and most of all live them as an important part of who you are.

Verse

Keep my commands and live, and my teaching as the apple of your eye;

Reference

Proverbs 7:2

Comfort

Posted on May 18, 2021

THOUGHT:

It is our human nature to "ask" Why especially during tough times. We may not always get a good answer, but if we "know" Who is good, and if we trust Him, He will protect us.

Challenge

Take comfort in knowing that every situation you encounter has already been thought out by God. Just follow His example.

Verse

His divine power has bestowed on us everything that makes for life and devotion, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and power.

Reference

2 Peter 1:3

Patience

Posted on May 17, 2021

THOUGHT:

God has a plan for us and for all time. Be patient and wait for what He has planned for you. Every plan has an appointed time.

Challenge

When you become frustrated or impatient with God or others; pray instead. Pray to God that He will make known His plan for you, and be patient with it.

Verse

For the vision is a witness for the appointed time, a testimony to the end; it will not disappoint. If it delays, wait for it, it will surely come, it will not be late.

Reference

Habakkuk 2:3

Discipleship

Posted on May 14, 2021

THOUGHT:

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

Challenge

Identify yourself as a Christian by speaking kindly, showing encouragement, or praising everyone you encounter today.

Verse

Thus says the LORD of hosts: Judge with true justice, and show kindness and compassion toward each other. Do not oppress the widow or the orphan, the resident alien or the poor; do not plot evil against one another in your hearts.

Reference

Zechariah 7:9-10

Stewardship

Posted on May 13, 2021

THOUGHT:

Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon them and to let them know that you trust them.

Challenge

God has placed responsibility on you to live a good life and He fully trust that you will. Take a minute and think about what God has entrusted to you. Recommit your life to Christ today by acting on this calling.

Verse

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Reference

Mark 12:30-31

Discipleship

Posted on May 12, 2021

THOUGHT:

There is nothing to fear except fear itself. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Challenge

What would you be willing to do if you weren't afraid of the consequences? Who would you stand up for? Who would you go out of your way to help? Now go do these things. Go throughout the day remembering that God is with you and you don't have to be afraid, and see how much more of an impact you can make.

Verse

This is the commitment I made to you when you came out of Egypt. My spirit remains in your midst; do not fear!

Reference

Haggai 2:5

Encouragement

Posted on May 11, 2021

THOUGHT:

Don’t tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.

Challenge

Don’t let anyone try to limit your ambitions. Have the courage to chase your dreams. Start now with confidence knowing that with God all things are possible.

Verse

If it be a question of strength, he is mighty; or of judgment, who will call him to account?

Reference

Job 9:19

Wisdom

Posted on May 10, 2021

THOUGHT:

A long life often grows much knowledge, but that knowledge doesn't guarantee wisdom.

Challenge

Take a minute to reflect on life's "lessons learned". Ask God for the wisdom and willingness to use those lessons to help others you encounter today.

Verse

But if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and he will be given it.

Reference

James 1:5

Fellowship

Posted on May 7, 2021

THOUGHT:

The ribbons of a Mother's love are woven around their child's heart.

Challenge

Remember that these ribbons wrap a gift from God. Pray for your mother, thank your mother and thank God for the gift of your mother today. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY - The TAG Team.

Verse

You know the commandments: ‘You shall not kill; you shall not commit adultery; you shall not steal; you shall not bear false witness; you shall not defraud; honor your father and your mother.’”

Reference

Mark 10:19

Worship

Posted on May 6, 2021

THOUGHT:

There's more to idolatry than worshiping Greek gods or a golden calf. An idol is anything that you put over God in your daily life.

Challenge

As you go throughout your day, pay careful attention to how you prioritize everything. Evaluate every aspect of your day. For anything that distracts you and takes away from your time with God, cut at least some of it out. On the list of things that are most important in your life how often does God appear? Make more room for God. Start today.

Verse

Those who fashion idols are all nothing; their precious works are of no avail. They are their witnesses: they see nothing, know nothing, and so they are put to shame.

Reference

Isaiah 44:9

Discipleship

Posted on May 5, 2021

THOUGHT:

Knowledge is a gift from God, expressing our faith is our gift back.

Challenge

Acknowledge God’s existence and the wonderful deeds he has done for you. Show your appreciation by living a faith-filled life. Take advantage of the many opportunities you have to share your faith today.

Verse

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,

Reference

Matthew 28:19

Faith

Posted on May 4, 2021

THOUGHT:

God’s goodness is for all because He gave all His children faith.

Challenge

We are all God’s children and through our faith we will find goodness. It might not always come exactly when we want it, however, our patience and faith will be rewarded. Stay strong in your faith.

Verse

So that you may not become sluggish, but imitators of those who, through faith and patience, are inheriting the promises.

Reference

Hebrews 6:12

Habits

Posted on May 3, 2021

THOUGHT:

Over prepare, then go with the flow.

Challenge

Take the time to read the bible more each day. You can’t be over read in the Word of the Lord. Then when your time is up here on the earth you’ll have the inner peace to go with the flow to Christ.

Verse

So too, you also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come. The Faithful or the Unfaithful Servant.

Reference

Matthew 24:44

Attitude

Posted on April 30, 2021

THOUGHT:

The real act of discovery is not in finding new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.

Challenge

Discover a positive attitude by seeing everything through new eyes; eyes that see the good in others and the wonders of God’s planet. Then, thank the Lord for your new view.

Verse

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to think in harmony with one another, in keeping with Christ Jesus,

Reference

Romans 15:5

Compassion

Posted on April 29, 2021

THOUGHT:

Love lost can be love found.

Challenge

Jesus said to his disciples, “Love one another as I love you.” Jesus set an example that we should follow. Challenge yourself to put a smile on someone’s face that makes them feel better about themselves.

Verse

Deep waters cannot quench love, nor rivers sweep it away. Were one to offer all the wealth of his house for love, he would be utterly despised.

Reference

Song of Solomon 8:7