Year: 2022

God's Guidance

Posted on May 23, 2022

THOUGHT:

Relegate troubles to the periphery of your mind, so that God can be central in your thoughts.

Challenge

Focus on God and entrust your concerns into His care. Let God lead you step-by-step so He can guide you through each day.

Verse

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely; In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.

Reference

Proverbs 3:5-6

Wisdom

Posted on May 20, 2022

THOUGHT:

Your happiness is not correlated with your circumstances, rather your reaction to those conditions.

Challenge

Your circumstances may not be what YOU want them to be. Turn to the Godly wisdom within to find God's plan instead of yours. Accept your circumstances and live the best version of your situation.

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

God's Guidance

Posted on May 19, 2022

THOUGHT:

Material possessions won’t make you happy … but everyone tries to find out for themselves.

Challenge

For many things in your life, personal experience can be a great teacher. However, the best teacher of ALL things is Jesus. Find ways to make God a bigger part of your day, and His lessons will teach you the way to eternal happiness.

Verse

They that hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar on eagles’ wings; They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.

Reference

Isaiah 40:31

Action

Posted on May 18, 2022

THOUGHT:

I cannot stay where I am and follow God at the same time; responding requires action.

Challenge

Are you waiting for God, or following Him? To follow God requires action. What steps can you take today to move closer to God?

Verse

But without faith it is impossible to please him, for anyone who approaches God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Reference

Hebrews 11:6

Character

Posted on May 17, 2022

THOUGHT:

Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.

Challenge

You're looking at a brand-new day today. Spread goodness to everyone you encounter. Treat them with kindness, compassion, and encouragement. Mean it. Spread God's goodness far and wide.

Verse

[And] be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.

Reference

Ephesians 4:32

Empathy

Posted on May 16, 2022

THOUGHT:

Empathy is an essential quality of civilization.

Challenge

Imagine what it is like to walk in someone else's shoes. Reach out to others every day with a newfound understanding and ask what you can do to help. Find more ways to show others you care.

Verse

Finally, all of you, be of one mind, sympathetic, loving toward one another, compassionate, humble.

Reference

1 Peter 3:8

Forgiveness

Posted on May 13, 2022

THOUGHT:

There are times when a clear conscience is a sign of a bad memory.

Challenge

We all have done things we regret or would like to do differently, but that does not mean we should not try to clear our conscience. As a matter of fact, God encourages us to share our concerns and confess our sins to Him so that He can forgive us. Open your heart to God and let him clear your conscience so you can make better decisions today.

Verse

Confession and Intercession. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful.

Reference

James 5:16

Encouragement

Posted on May 12, 2022

THOUGHT:

Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.

Challenge

Next time you run into someone who is down, do you best to pick them up. It may be nothing more than a smile or a few words of encouragement. Whatever the case may be, show them that you truly care. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit working through you, you will add color to their day.

Verse

Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up, as indeed you do.

Reference

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Faith

Posted on May 11, 2022

THOUGHT:

If you only believe when it's easy, you don't really believe.

Challenge

Life is not always easy. It is during the difficult times that our faith can be challenged. Talk with God daily so that when you encounter difficulties in your life, the strength of your relationship and your faith in Him will help you believe.

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.” Conclusion.

Reference

John 20:29

Priorities

Posted on May 10, 2022

THOUGHT:

The bad news is that time flies. The good news is that you're the pilot.

Challenge

It seems we are pulled in so many directions that we often lose control of our time. Take hold of the controls and fly at the speed and altitude that allow God to guide you towards the things that matter the most in your life. This will eliminate a lot of the turbulence and allow for smoother landings.

Verse

The human heart plans the way, but the LORD directs the steps.

Reference

Proverbs 16:9

Morals

Posted on May 9, 2022

THOUGHT:

Every decision you make is a decision against something else.

Challenge

How true. Make all your decisions based upon the word and example of Christ. May sure your "decision against something else" is always a decision to do the right thing.

Verse

So for one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, it is a sin.

Reference

james 4:17

Change

Posted on May 6, 2022

THOUGHT:

You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction.

Challenge

If you find that getting out of bed most mornings is becoming more difficult, it is time to make some changes in your life. Take a minute right now and reflect on those things that will add more meaning to your life. Ask God for the guidance and courage to make those changes so that you will end the day with more optimism for tomorrow.

Verse

You will let me hear gladness and joy; the bones you have crushed will rejoice.

Reference

Psalm 51:10

Action

Posted on May 5, 2022

THOUGHT:

Whatever you do, give 100%, unless you're giving blood!

Challenge

Jesus gave His all for us, including His blood. Find a way to give 100% of your abilities to help others each and every day. Be generous with your time and share your good fortune with those in need. You will be rewarded beyond your wildest dreams.

Verse

One person is lavish yet grows still richer; another is too sparing, yet is the poorer. Whoever confers benefits will be amply enriched, and whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

Reference

Proverbs 11:24-25

Priorities

Posted on May 4, 2022

THOUGHT:

Jesus first, others next, and yourself last spells J-O-Y.

Challenge

Experience JOY in your life by putting others before yourself. Thank God for the special people in your life. Focus your attention on their needs and experience the JOY that comes from serving others.

Verse

And one of them [a scholar of the law] tested him by asking, “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Reference

Matthew 22:35-40

Security

Posted on May 3, 2022

THOUGHT:

Christ is with you and for you. You face nothing alone.

Challenge

When you feel anxious, turn to Christ for comfort for He knows and understands all of your needs. Thank Him for always being with you and for being the source of the peace you seek.

Verse

What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Reference

Romans 8:31

Determination

Posted on April 29, 2022

THOUGHT:

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.

Challenge

God takes care of the needs of all the earth, even the baby birds, but he does not throw food into their nests. Opportunities present themselves when you prepare yourself to meet them. Ask God today for the courage to take the steps necessary to be the person you want to become.

Verse

I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me.

Reference

Philippians 4:13

God's Guidance

Posted on April 28, 2022

THOUGHT:

When you find your path becoming more difficult, look to God for comfort.

Challenge

When life presents you with challenges, turn to God. He knows the path He has for you and His path is the right one for you. Allow God to lead you through the difficult parts of your path and trust in His direction.

Verse

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely; In all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.

Reference

Proverbs 3:5-6

Peace

Posted on April 27, 2022

THOUGHT:

In order to reflect and find peace and joy within, sometimes you need to be willing to disconnect from all the noise in your life.

Challenge

Find time today to get away from all the devices, the noise, and the distractions so you can truly focus on what God is trying to tell you. Use this quiet time away from the noisy world to meditate in prayer.

Verse

When cares increase within me, your comfort gives me joy.

Reference

Psalm 94:19

Action

Posted on April 26, 2022

THOUGHT:

God is constantly on the move. I cannot stay where I am and follow God at the same time; responding requires movement.

Challenge

Are you waiting for God, or following Him? To follow God requires movement. What steps can you take today to move closer to God?

Verse

But without faith it is impossible to please him, for anyone who approaches God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Reference

Hebrews 11:6

Faith

Posted on April 25, 2022

THOUGHT:

Don’t worry if you're not where you want to be yet: Great things take time.

Challenge

Keep going. Even when you don't feel your life is where you hoped and planned, keep your focus and don't give up. Have faith knowing that things happen in God's time, not always our time.

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

Change

Posted on April 22, 2022

THOUGHT:

Life always offers you another chance, it's called tomorrow.

Challenge

Take comfort knowing that if you fell short yesterday, you have a chance to make it right today. Thank God in prayer for giving you a fresh tomorrow every day.

Verse

Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up.

Reference

Galatians 6:9

Change

Posted on April 21, 2022

THOUGHT:

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.

Challenge

If your life flashed before your eyes today, would you like what you see? You still have the chance to make whatever changes you would like. Make them now while you still can, so when the day comes, you will be proud of what you see.

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

Priorities

Posted on April 20, 2022

THOUGHT:

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.

Challenge

Don't worry about getting "too much of a good thing" as long as they are the right things. Ask God for the ability to select the right good things so you can enjoy a balanced life. Remember the best things in life aren't usually things.

Verse

Those to whom God gives riches and property, and grants power to partake of them, so that they receive their lot and find joy in the fruits of their toil: This is a gift from God.

Reference

Ecclesiastes 5:18

Joy

Posted on April 19, 2022

THOUGHT:

The Gospel by definition is good news.

Challenge

Grab your bible today and start rereading the Gospel. Rejoice in the good news of Jesus risen!

Verse

The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.

Reference

Luke 4:18-19

Joy

Posted on April 18, 2022

THOUGHT:

The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies.

Challenge

He is Risen! Happy Easter from the TAG Team.

Verse

Then the angel said to the women in reply, “Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

Reference

Matthew 28: 5-6

Gratitude

Posted on April 15, 2022

THOUGHT:

Earth's saddest day and gladdest day were just three days apart.

Challenge

As a Christian, we know that Christ's suffering turned to Joy and that this act of love is our assurance of everlasting life with God. As we contemplate His sacrifice and suffering today, do so with a grateful heart and prepare ourselves for the Joy that we will celebrate on Sunday - a Joy that lasts forever!

Verse

Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit”; and when he had said this he breathed his last.

Reference

Luke 23:46

Love

Posted on April 14, 2022

THOUGHT:

When you look at the Cross, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you celebrate Communion, you understand how much Jesus loves you now.

Challenge

Each time you celebrate the Last Supper during Communion, thank Jesus for the love that he showed you on the cross. Each and every day, thank Him for His constant love and companionship that can comfort you and bring you joy.

Verse

Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.”

Reference

Luke 22:19

Service

Posted on April 13, 2022

THOUGHT:

A life without cause is a life without effect.

Challenge

It is easy to get caught up in the daily hassles of life. Avoid the trap. What meaningful causes are God calling you to have an impact on? Make sure your daily actions cause a positive effect in service to God.

Verse

Whatever you do, do from the heart, as for the Lord and not for others, knowing that you will receive from the Lord the due payment of the inheritance; be slaves of the Lord Christ.

Reference

Colossians 3:23-24

God's Guidance

Posted on April 12, 2022

THOUGHT:

Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems you face.

Challenge

No matter what problems you are experiencing, take comfort knowing that God's Word will provide you with the answers. Trust Jesus as you open your bible. Take comfort knowing God's love and guidance awaits you.

Verse

Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.

Reference

Hebrews 4:12 

God's Guidance

Posted on April 11, 2022

THOUGHT:

God hears all prayers, it may be the answer He gives that we choose not to hear.

Challenge

We may choose to ignore the way God answers our prayers, but He knows His plan for your life. Take time today to quietly reflect on your prayers that "haven't been answered". Trust God.

Verse

Call to me, and I will answer you; I will tell you great things beyond the reach of your knowledge.

Reference

Jeremiah 33:3