The OC Daily Minute

The OC Daily Minute

February 19, 2018

Generosity is important. Generosity is about more than giving a tithe; it’s ultimately about having a heart like Jesus. Jesus was the ultimate giver. He gave us life. He gave us hope. He gave us a promise. He gave his life keeping that promise. He gives us grace every day. Every blessing we have is because He decides to be generous with us. So this week we’re going…

February 16, 2018

Our families should be dedicated to gathering. We should find value in our family being around other families that share in our faith and values. We should long to know them better and be a part of the community of God’s people. Why do you think we should go to church every Sunday? What are some of the good things that we get from going to church? What is your favorite…

February 15, 2018

Our families should be dedicated to serving together. We should be taking the skills and gifting that God has given us and using them to help others grow closer to Jesus. Sometimes this might be simple tasks, other times it might be bigger. But we should teaching and exemplifying service to the people around us. Why do you think it’s important that we serve others at…

February 14, 2018

Our families should be in the habit of bringing. We love those around us so we want them to know about Jesus. This means we’re intentional about talking to people, inviting them into our lives, and to our church community.   Why is it so important that we invite people to church?   Can you think of anyone who our family knows that doesn’t go to church and we…

February 13, 2018

We want our families to share in the sacrifices we make. We hope that they can take part in the sacrifices we make to see God’s kingdom grow. So today talk with your family about the way we give to God’s kingdom.   Why do you think we give to the church?   How can our giving help people know about Jesus?   What can each of us sacrifice this week to be able…

February 12, 2018

Our family should have Christ at the center. We should be talking about our faith, living it out, and dealing with it as a family. This week we’re going to give you questions that you and your family can talk about over dinner or during the night some time. Use these questions as a way to make sure Jesus is an important part of your family and its time together.  …

February 9, 2018

Pray   I cannot say this enough. Have you bathed your day in prayer? Are your conversations soaked in time with Jesus? Do you have quiet reflections? Do you have time for studying? Do you allow God the time and place to ravish your heart and prepare you?   When it comes to conversations with those we may not see eye to eye with, we’ve got to be reliant upon God.…

Change? Ew!

There’s a phobia for just about everything. Metathesiophobia is the fear of change. Even though you’re (probably) not a metathesiophobe, you might be resistant to change at times. It’s actually quite normal to not welcome change. We dislike change so much, according to this study from 2010, “the longer something is thought to exist, the better it…

February 8, 2018

Find Common Ground   We all have common ground. It may not be huge. But we all have common ground. Find something you share. It may be a mutual struggle. Maybe it’s a mutual passion. Maybe it’s a hatred of cold weather. Find common ground. Find something that you can relate on. When two people realize they share something, they’re less likely to attack. When…

February 7, 2018

Ask Real Questions   When someone tells you something, when they share, ask honest questions. Try to learn more about what a person believes. This doesn’t mean you’re interested in converting, it doesn’t mean you’re going to change your mind, but it will give you a better insight into who this person is and where they are coming from. Ask real…

February 6, 2018

  Be Engaged   There is nothing more annoying than trying to explain something while the other person is distracted. iPhones and tablets have ruined many marriages with their ability to dig in and distract us from the person or people around us.   If we want to learn to be a better listener we have to be engaged. We have to remove the distraction and other…

February 5, 2018

We talked this past Sunday about the importance of listening. We want to be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger. So this week in our devotions we’re going to take time to talk about what it means to be a good listener and how we can do better to hear those who may disagree with us. Let Them Speak.   Far too often we go into conversations with conflicting…