The OC Daily Minute (Page 2)

The OC Daily Minute (Page 2)

November 30, 2018

God is faithful. He provides. And we sing to him, in our words and our songs and our personal time, because he truly is great. He does so much to care, love, protect, and grow us. He just wants us to trust him.   The truth is, we don’t sing because we’ve got the victory. For so many of us, we’re waiting for God to deliver, we’re waiting for the walls to come…

November 29, 2018

God can do some pretty amazing things when we trust him. He can make the impossible happen. He can deliver us from circumstances into amazing places that we never thought before. He can do so much, if we just let him.   Often times we limit God and place him in a box. If we can’t see a way out, if we can’t figure out what God’s going to do, then clearly it cannot be…

November 28, 2018

God’s greatness is always worth the cost of following him. If you’ve been following God for any time you’ve seen the wonderful ways that he works to help provide for us in our times of need. He comes through in very real ways all the time.   Like right now, if you’re reading this you’re blessed. You have been blessed in so many ways already. Now, this isn’t to…

November 27, 2018

The thing we have to remember about this life, following Jesus and praising him, is that it won’t always be easy. Often, our struggle to be diligent and grow more like Christ takes us down hard roads and uncomfortable places.   We should expect this though. Jesus told us things would be that way. He said, if they hated him, we should not expect them to love us. If…

November 26, 2018

Worship, in praise, is about something words cannot contain. It is us telling God how great he is, in a way that we cannot do with words alone.   All over in the Bible, we see this happen. Authors will be in the middle of telling stories when out of nowhere you see the text break from narrative and turn to poetry or song. It’s like the person telling the story was…

November 23, 2018

Faithful because he is faithful.   God is faithful. People aren’t. God will answer. People sometimes don’t. God will be there, people won’t. So many of us focus on others, and ourselves, and we pull motivation from things that fail. We trust things that won’t truly care for us or protect us. God is faithful. Are you faithful to him? Are you trusting him…

November 22, 2018

God wants you to win Some of you need to hear this today. You need to write it down someplace you’ll see it regularly. You need to say it to yourself constantly and to others. God wants you to win. He wants you to overcome and he wants you to succeed. We spend so much of our time worried that God is not for us but the truth is God wants victory for you. He brought it to…

November 21, 2018

You can overcome. The truth most of us forget is that there is something after this. In the midst of our struggle we get afraid that this is the new normal and this is just how things are always going to be. We forget how great God is and how much things can AND will change. Some things will change in this lifetime, but ultimately everything will change in the end. God…

November 20, 2018

God is faithful regardless   One amazing thing about God is his faithfulness. He is faithful. Even when we are not, he is. Even when we’ve made mistakes, he is strong. Even when we’ve fallen by the wayside, he remains. Even when we are unfaithful, he is faithful.   He is faithful to protect. He is faithful to care. He is faithful to guide, and he is faithful to…

November 19, 2018

You’re not alone in your struggle We all have struggles. We all face things that tempt  us, that push us towards apathy, towards foolishness, towards sin. Yet for some of us, we have this need to hide our struggles. We go out, pretend everything is okay, hope people think we’re all good, but on the inside we’re truly struggling. We’re tempted. Tempted to give in, tempted…

November 16, 2018

Grateful people give.   You’ve been blessed with so much. It might not seem like it sometimes, but comparatively, you really have been. If you are reading this now, you’re blessed. You’ve got internet, maybe a phone, you’ve got power, probably a place to stay. So, you’re already doing better than most the world. If you’re reading this you’ve been blessed and have a…

November 15, 2018

Grateful people share with others.   When you’re grateful for what you have and those around you, you can’t help but be generous. Realizing every good thing is from above places a different perspective on the way we give. We no longer give from a place that feels like loss, but we begin to give from a place that feels like gain. Giving is no longer about taking…