Friday, February 26, 2010
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
When you put in long hours at work, it’s not because you want to…it’s because you have to take care of the family God gave to you. When you work hard for your family, you’re working hard for God. The next time your boss barely acknowledges your presence, just remember, there’s a loved one at home thanking you for all you do.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
If the LORD had not been on our side when men attacked us, when their anger flared against us, they would have swallowed us alive; the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us, the raging waters would have swept us away.
Just like a quarterback is protected by his defensive line, God does the same for you and I. It could’ve been worse, but God blocked it! It could’ve destroyed you, but God blocked it! It could’ve torn up your family, but God blocked it! Whatever you face today, know that God has already blocked it for you so that you can reach your goal.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
1 Corinthians 9:26
Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air.
Just waking up and starting your day is not enough. You need to have a plan of action that leads you one step closer to achieving your goals. If you haven't written down your goals lately, now is a good time.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
In order to receive your increase from God; your goal at the end of each day should be to find peace with everyone and every decision you made. Peace allows forgiveness, favor and the fortitude to reach new achievements and move you from good to great. Today, make it a peaceful day!
Monday, February 22, 2010
Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.
A benefits package is an added entity which makes you decide whether or not you want a particular job. Working for Christ works the same way. You either like the benefits of following Him or you think you don't need Him. Try to imagine a life without the benefits of Christ …there is no comparison.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
Circumstances in life only get worse when you give up. It is easier to just give up, but it takes more energy to fail than to succeed. Keep striving for a better you. Keep pressing for growth. Allow God to take you to the next level and you'll be so grateful for not giving up.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.
We all know someone who has "borrowed" something and never returned it. At this point, we should probably get over it and move on. The loss probably hasn't affected you that much and if it is helping them, then be glad they came to you with their request and that you were in the position to help them. Remember, it is always better to give than to receive.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.
As we enter into the season of Lent. We should use the next 40 days to journey into the heart of God for a closer relationship with him. When we have a clearer understanding of the benefits from having a relationship with Christ, we can't help but want to share with others of how much better we feel because of who Christ is in us. Sharing what faith has done for you will help someone else through their own story. At the same time, it will remind you just how good God has been to you and how far He has brought you. Today, share your faith story with someone because they may need to see how well it worked for you and it may even encourage them to dig deeper into their own faith.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harms.
Over time, I've learned to pick friends differently; and in this revelation, it has caused me to set higher goals for myself. It is important to figure out who in your life just wants to have a good time and those who want to help you succeed. If you only know people who just want to have a good time, then all you'll ever have is a good time, but never set any goals. But, if you choose people who want to have a good time WHILE succeeding, then you've got a good thing going. Today, choose your friends wisely and pay close attention to the influence they have in your life. If they're happy with where you are and never strike a conversation about where you can go next, then they may not be the BFF your soul needs.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NIV
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
Having a 2nd opinion on situations clears all doubt. Yes, you may think you know it all, but God has also equipped someone else in that same area to perhaps help you obtain your goal even quicker. Today, when approached with an opinion, receive it as advice. It may be the piece of the puzzle you've been trying to find all along.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared
As much as we try to maintain our own identity, sometimes, the behavior of other people can influence and alter that identity. Who you choose to let in your circle of influence greatly affects your growth. While building your network of people, choose people who are about growth, success, and achievement and together, both of you can soar to higher levels.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.
There may be times when it seems impossible to praise God when everything around you seems so dark; but always consider that your situation is probably still better than someone else's. As opposed to concentrating on your entire have not's, consider reflecting on all your possessions and begin to thank God for just the little things. Little blessings turn into big blessings when you begin to praise God!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
[Jesus says,] "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
The reason why you can't put off what you need to do today until tomorrow is because tomorrow is already full with other tasks. Each day has its own assignments, its own goals, and its own exit plan; you just have to be willing to complete them. Today, finish what you started.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
You didn't expect to receive all those blessings and not share it, right? However you reached your goals, it will be up to you to share that story with others so that everyone can receive the blessings of God. This means you may get called on more than ever to lead and direct others. Don't make them beg for the advice; give it freely so that you move forward together to even greater opportunities.
Monday, February 8, 2010
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
Personal and professional relationships are important to your growth. It is in these relationships where you receive advice, criticism and support from people who want to see you succeed. Once the dialogue begins, both parties find themselves feeding off of one another and then you find yourselves on common ground where both of you can grow to an even higher level of success. Today, let's sharpen each other to reach higher goals and then watch God blow our minds!
Friday, February 5, 2010
3 John 1:14
Peace to you. The friends here send their greetings. Greet the friends there by name.
If you have an unusual name like mine, you probably spend a great deal of time either repeating your name or spelling it over and over. However, even if you have a typical name, it still feels good when people remember your name because then, the relationship feels more personal. Today, instead of saying, "you" or "hey you," or even, "you know your name," call them by their name and they may even begin to remember your name more often.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
By faith Abraham, even though he was past age -- and Sarah herself was barren -- was enabled to become a father because he considered him faithful who had made the promise.
As long as you remain faithful to God, He will be faithful to you and answer your request. Remember, our timing is not God's timing so it will never be too late to get the victory out of a situation. Stay faithful; it's on its way!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men."
If you ever see people on top and then fall really fast, it's usually because something in them was revealed and it was the complete opposite of who they were portraying to be. When you've lost your flavor to inspire or lead people, you've probably lost your focus and need to tap back into what made you great before. Today, taste and see how good God is to you in your life, and keep your flavor to lead others. Remember, somebody is depending on you to be their leader.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Many of us can admit that we are where we are today because of the love and support of our parents. Even if this isn't your testimony, God still provided "parent-like" people in your life to help you make decisions. Whether you realize it or not, you could not have made it without them. Today, pay homage to your parents, your guardians, your caretakers, etc…and thank them for who you are.
Monday, February 1, 2010
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
The reason why all of us do not have the same job is because we were not born with the same skill set. Each of us has a specific purpose and destiny to fulfill according to God's plan for His Kingdom. If you have been feeling out of place in your current walk of life, perhaps maybe it is time to self evaluate and find your true purpose.