Monday, December 19, 2011

Faith All Day

Luke 13:18-19

Then Jesus asked, "What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air perched in its branches."


Big things come in small packages. And, just like faith, you only need a little bit of it to receive big blessings. Too often, we think we have to do large and exciting things to get God's attention. While taking on what appears to be a large project to bring people in the fold of Christ is nice, God is more concerned that you kept your faith even when they didn't follow you to Him. Today, don't look for the big package to brighten your day, just keep a little faith with you to keep you happy through the whole day.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Believe In Yourself

Proverbs 16:3

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.


In order to have commitment, you must have discipline. You have to set up a plan from the very beginning that no matter how tired you get, you will not stop. No matter how frustrated you may get, you will not stop. No matter how many people don't believe in you, you will not stop! When you make a commitment to yourself, you are also making one to God. Believe in yourself because He already believes in you. Today, do not stop!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Can I Get A Witness?

John 1:6-8

6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.


A witness is a person who has firsthand knowledge about a particular situation. In any case, there may be an expert witness, a character witness, an eye witness, and even a false witness. It is up to you and I to make sure that when we say we are bringing others to Christ, or that we are witnesses of Christ, that we appear to have firsthand knowledge of what we are talking about. Today, be a witness that is willing to testify and tell of God's greatness to others. Can I get a witness?!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Pull Yourself Up

Job 2:9

[Job's] wife said to him, "Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!"


It won't always be your enemy persuading you to leave the grace of God. Sometimes, it will be the closest person to you. People are not going to always understand why in the midst of all your anguish, hard times, and despair that you can still give God praise. It's almost as if they'd rather see you die than to see you pull yourself up out of a situation. Today, know that if God isn't ready to bring you home, then He's not ready for you to give up. Forget what's around you and pull yourself up anyhow!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

His Timing Is Perfect

Romans 5:3

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us -- they help us learn to endure.


Rejoice!  Even if God has delayed the answer you think you should receive, stay patient, stay encouraged, but most of all, stay in the race because the victory may be closer than you believe.  Remember, our timing is not God's timing and if you rush Him or give up before He is finished with you, you will be disappointed.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Success On The Horizon

Matthew 25:23

[Jesus says,] "His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'"


In the work field, it's important to close the big deal, create the big concept or even deliver the big event. But, in God's eyes, the little things we do mean more to Him than all those big ideas. Remaining faithful with little tasks, prepares us for the bigger tasks we cannot see yet. While the little tedious assignments are nerve wrecking and almost seem ridiculous to have to do, look at them as stepping stones towards your bigger goal. If you don't give up now, you'll see success on the horizon.

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Right Decision Is In Front of You!

Isaiah 30:21

Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it."


The right decision is always right in front of us, but sometimes we choose the path with more obstacles because perhaps we may be thinking, "If it's too easy, there must be a catch to it. Well the only "catch" to traveling on the right path is you have to stay on the path that makes sense for you. Today, don't over think the obvious; save yourself some time and walk in the direction of success!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Say It Loud!

Psalm 150:6

Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.


Every breathing opportunity is an opportunity to say thank you. Unfortunately, we often use all this good breathing on nonsense instead of giving thanks for all God has done for us. If you haven't already said it this morning, say it right now, "Thank you Lord!" If you already have said it, say it again!