Month: February 2021

Wisdom

Posted on February 26, 2021

THOUGHT:

God will always give us answers to the questions we ask, ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS LISTEN.

Challenge

In everything you do today, LOOK AND LISTEN FOR GOD’S VOICE.

Verse

Get wisdom, get understanding! Do not forget or turn aside from the words of my mouth.

Reference

Proverbs 4:5

Character

Posted on February 25, 2021

THOUGHT:

A person is like a body of water; it should not be admired for the reflection of the world on its surface, but for the beneficial treasures in its depth.

Challenge

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, or you'll miss out on many great stories. Focusing on something other than outward appearance, pick a talent or gift that you admire about someone and praise them for it today.

Verse

No foul language should come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for needed edification, that it may impart grace to those who hear.

Reference

Ephesians 4:29

Stewardship

Posted on February 24, 2021

THOUGHT:

Generosity is both an action and a trait. It is an act of giving without the expectance of requital. It is the trait of humbleness and charity in a person.

Challenge

Give of yourself. Give your time, talent, and treasure. Do not expect anything in return. The sense of joy that bursts through your heart as you do this is beyond the necessary amount of recompense.

Verse

It is good for the man gracious in lending, who conducts his affairs with justice. For he shall never be shaken; the righteous shall be remembered forever.

Reference

Psalm 112:5-6

Discipleship

Posted on February 23, 2021

THOUGHT:

It is ironic that the Son of God visited this planet, and one of the main complaints against Him was that he was not religious enough.

Challenge

Jesus was radically different from the religious leaders of the time. Is your love for Jesus so radically different that you stand out from the crowd? Be radical and reach out to those who need to know Christ.

Verse

He heard this and said, “Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. Go and learn the meaning of the words, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”

Reference

Matthew 9:12-13

Discipleship

Posted on February 22, 2021

THOUGHT:

In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.

Challenge

Acknowledge daily that there is work to be done. God gave us all the power to make the world a better place. Use your God given talents to improve the lives of those around you. Start with something small and let the work build from there.

Verse

So with yourselves: since you strive eagerly for spirits, seek to have an abundance of them for building up the church. Need for Interpretation.

Reference

1 Corinthians 14:12

Marriage

Posted on February 19, 2021

THOUGHT:

Success in a relationship is more than finding the right person; it is being the right person.

Challenge

God wants you to be the best you can be. It is only right that you become the best person you can be for your spouse and other meaningful relationships. Ask yourself today and every day: 'What can I do to be a better person for those I love?'

Verse

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace:

Reference

Ephesians 4:2-3

Forgiveness

Posted on February 18, 2021

THOUGHT:

Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin; all hope consists in confession. In confession, there is mercy.

Challenge

As you go through your day, do not only notice and acknowledge your sins, but go to God, confess and ask for His forgiveness. God's grace and mercy are abundant. Jump off your busy train today and take just a minute to reflect and then ask God for His help and forgiveness.

Verse

For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.

Reference

Romans 10:10

Discipleship

Posted on February 17, 2021

THOUGHT:

The Bible was never intended to be a book for scholars only. From the very beginning it was intended to be everybody’s book.

Challenge

Don't rely solely on someone else's interpretation of the Bible's teachings. Instead, read the Gospels and let its message sink into your soul. Feel the humanness of Jesus and learn from His emotions, His actions, and His Word.

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

Wisdom

Posted on February 16, 2021

THOUGHT:

Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. – Steve Jobs

Challenge

Hold firm against peer pressure and those who would promote sin. God gave you the free will to make your own decisions. Make them in His honor.

Verse

The Ministry of Reconciliation. Therefore, since we know the fear of the Lord, we try to persuade others; but we are clearly apparent to God, and I hope we are also apparent to your consciousness.

Reference

2 Corinthians 5:11

Forgiveness

Posted on February 15, 2021

THOUGHT:

God is willing to give you His forgiveness. Are you willing to sincerely ask for it?

Challenge

Get down on your knees and ask God to forgive you of all your sins. Trust that God will listen and be kind and merciful towards you.

Verse

Peter [said] to them, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the holy Spirit.

Reference

Acts 2:38

Love

Posted on February 12, 2021

THOUGHT:

The eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.

Challenge

Love was so important to God that he gave his only Son and that Son taught us the most important thing we can do is love one another. How many ways can you tell [or show] those around you that you love them this Valentine's day? The rest of the year? HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY – The TAGteam.

Verse

Greet one another with a loving kiss. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.

Reference

1 Peter 5:14

Discipleship

Posted on February 11, 2021

THOUGHT:

I used to ask God to help me. Then I asked if I might help Him. I ended up asking Him to do His work through me.

Challenge

Today, look for ways to be God's eyes, mouth, hands and feet. Just ask, and He will equip you with whatever you need to be His servant.

Verse

May the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep by the blood of the eternal covenant, Jesus our Lord, furnish you with all that is good, that you may do his will. May he carry out in you what is pleasing to him through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever [and ever]. Amen.

Reference

Hebrews 13:20-21

Gratitude

Posted on February 10, 2021

THOUGHT:

Salvation gives you the opportunity to live forever with God.

Challenge

Think About God and all that he does for you. Do you do anything in return? Do a good deed and spread His Word. Remember, the smallest action can go a long way.

Verse

But to those who did accept him he gave power to become children of God, to those who believe in his name,

Reference

John 1:12

Peace

Posted on February 9, 2021

THOUGHT:

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.

Challenge

The complexity of your life can become a crutch and an excuse. Find the courage to speak and act in a way that embraces simplicity and peace.

Verse

I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.”

Reference

John 16:33

Discipleship

Posted on February 5, 2021

THOUGHT:

Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

Challenge

Only God knows each of our journeys and what each of us needs. Focus on making your journey worthy of God's approval and let it be an example to others.

Verse

The priest said to them, “Go in peace! The journey you are making is under the eye of the LORD.”

Reference

Judges 18:6

Peace

Posted on February 3, 2021

THOUGHT:

Make peace with your past so it won’t mess up the present.

Challenge

Let go and let God. After all, you're only human. Live for today and tomorrow by making peace and forgiving your past.

Verse

Clear out the old yeast, so that you may become a fresh batch of dough, inasmuch as you are unleavened. For our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed.

Reference

1 Corinthians 5:7

Faith

Posted on February 2, 2021

THOUGHT:

The condition for a miracle is difficulty. For a great miracle, it’s impossibility.

Challenge

But remember; nothing's impossible for God. Take your biggest challenges to God today. Have faith and let Him work His miracles.

Verse

Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.”

Reference

Matthew 19:26

Discipleship

Posted on February 1, 2021

THOUGHT:

Loyalty is meaningful and boundless. Its reward is fulfilling and unique.

Challenge

The next time God's existence is questioned, stand up for Him. Be dedicated and committed to His Word. He always does the same for you.

Verse

Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father. But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father.

Reference

Matthew 10:32-33