Love – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Forgetting oneself is not a refinement of love. It is a first condition of love.

Challenge:

Jesus is the ultimate example of unconditional and unselfish love. Follow His example and focus attention away from yourself today by serving those around you with unselfish love.

Reference:

But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8 (NABRE)

Anxiety – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Don’t be afraid of pressure. Remember that pressure is what turns a lump of coal into a diamond.

Challenge:

Turn your pressures into diamonds by working through them and growing stronger in the process. Look to God for strength and remember to thank Him for being at your side when things look overwhelming.

Reference:

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff comfort me.

Psalm 23:4 (NABRE)

Service – Daily TAGline

Thought:

God is not concerned with your lip service, but He is about your life service.

Challenge:

Be honest with yourself today. Ask God to reveal anything you might be saying but not doing. Honor Him as you serve others from the heart.

Reference:

‘This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me;

Matthew 15:8 (NABRE)

Faith – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Hold God’s hand with child like trust, and the way before you will open up step by step.

Challenge:

Yield to God today. Let Him set the pace of your day, resisting the urge to speed it up or slow it down. Your Father knows best.

Reference:

Yet I am always with you; you take hold of my right hand. With your counsel you guide me, and at the end receive me with honor.

Psalm 73:23-24 (NABRE)

Service – Daily TAGline

Thought:

There’s always a helping hand at the end of your sleeve.

Challenge:

Remember that God put those hands there, so you can pray, help yourself, and help others. Pick one of those right now and get those hands busy.

Reference:

May the favor of the Lord our God be ours. Prosper the work of our hands! Prosper the work of our hands!

Psalm 90:17 (NABRE)

Wisdom – Daily TAGline

Thought:

The ultimate freedom we have as human beings is the power to select what we will allow our minds to dwell upon.

Challenge:

It is in our mind where the Word of God first moves us to align our thoughts with God and His way. Take a moment to clear your mind and dwell upon a passage from the Bible. Pull your mind back to God throughout the day when you feel your thoughts drifting away.

Reference:

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.

Romans 12:2 (NABRE)

Wisdom – Daily TAGline

Thought:

We are not lost because we are going to end up in the wrong place. We are going to end up in the wrong place because we are lost.

Challenge:

Open your bible today and imagine seeing one of those “YOU ARE HERE” stamps on every page. You will never be lost if you use God’s word as your map.

Reference:

For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.” The Parable of the Ten Gold Coins.

Luke 19:10 (NABRE)

Prayer – Daily TAGline

Thought:

 If you walked into your church and saw a phone labeled “Hotline to God” would you pick it up? What would you say?

Challenge:

You already have a hotline to God, it’s called prayer – pick it up!

Reference:

II – I call upon you; answer me, O God. Turn your ear to me; hear my speech.

Psalm 17:6 (NABRE)

Anger – Daily TAGline

Thought:

In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.

Challenge:

Conflicts are inevitable, but the intensity of the argument is only increased by bringing up issues that you should have put to rest. In your disagreements, remember the lesson from Isaiah: do not dwell on the past.

Reference:

Remember not the events of the past, the things of long ago consider not;

Isaiah 43:18 (NABRE)

Courage – Daily TAGline

Thought:

Our ideas, like orange-plants, spread out in proportion to the size of the box which imprisons the roots.

Challenge:

It is important to “think outside the box,” but it is more important to step outside the box. Seek courage from God today in order to act on an idea that you have kept locked up inside of you.`

Reference:

I command you: be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD, your God, is with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9 (NABRE)