The OC Daily Minute (Page 3)

The OC Daily Minute (Page 3)

November 14, 2018

Grateful people treat people differently. They just do. They are not only appreciative of the things and rewards of this life but they are also appreciative of the people around them. They know how valuable time, energy, and service are and when someone else gives them some of theirs they appreciate it. They’re thankful for the Friday night fires and they’re thankful for…

November 13, 2018

They don’t expect but appreciate. Expectations can ruin so many things. It can ruin a job, a marriage, and it can ruin your life if you’re not careful. If you expect things, simply because, you’re more than likely going to be let down. If you expect to have a better life but don’t work for it, you’re going to be let down. If you expect a better marriage and…

November 12, 2018

We’re called to be grateful. So over the following week, we’re going to look at a few signs that you are or are not living from a place of gratitude.   Monday Take the time to smell the roses. Grateful people appreciate the little things. They see the small victories. They love the sunsets, the small steps forward, and the little things God does for them on a daily…

November 9, 2018

We want to live in a way that is congruent with our faith. We want to make sure we’re informed about our faith. But we also have to be in the right heart.   Too many believers look at declaring him as some obligation. It’s something. We have to talk about or we’re in trouble. The beauty of this idea is that for you and me, we should be so passionate, so informed, so…

November 8, 2018

Speak informed   There is nothing worse than talking to someone who doesn’t know what they’re talking about, but wants you to buy in. It’s a bad salesman, a weak minded person jumping on a tending idea, and it’s frustrating.   Do you know what you believe and why? I’m not asking you to go to seminary, I’m not asking you to read millions of books, but I’m also…

November 7, 2018

Would people be shocked?   If you had to walk around for a week wearing a big cross patch to indicate you were a Christian, how many people that your normally see would be surprised? How many of them would be confused?   I’m not an advocate of JUST living the gospel and waiting until people asked. We are called to take the gospel to the world and that means…

November 6, 2018

Our lives have to match our lips.   Some people don’t share their faith because their lives don’t match up. Others share their faith even though they know it doesn’t.   This isn’t a push towards legalism. We’re not suggesting you need to get your life together in order to love and serve Jesus. However, if we’re going to start claiming and declaring in our work,…

November 5, 2018

This week we’re going to look at something you can do to make sure you’re declaring him God in a healthy, honoring, and fruitful way.   Monday Actually talk about it.   One fear for many believers is sharing their faith. Sometimes is because we don’t feel like we know enough, sometimes it’s because we’re afraid of how they might react, and sometimes it’s because…

November 2, 2018

Follow His Prompting   It’s easy to know what God wants from us. It really is. The Bible is full of things God wants us to be focusing on, working on, and watching out for. It’s a more specific will from God that most of us sit up waiting for before we move. We want to know which job, which car, which house, and what to do so we wait. We sit. We wait.   Don’t…

November 1, 2018

Listen for his voice   Turn off the noise. Let things be still. Listen for his voice.   Far too often we allow our lives to be overwhelmed by chaos and static and things that really don’t matter. We become so busy that we can’t hear his voice. Everything else going on drowns it out. That is why it’s so important to slow down.   God wants to speak. Are you…

October 31, 2018

Trust His Leading   We don’t always know best. We think we do, but often times we don’t. Our emotions, our logic or our gut can make us think a path is the right way and then God can close that door. This can lead to confusion, frustration, or even feeling like God is distant. Yet, we know he is there.   Trust his leading. Trust that God is doing…

October 30, 2018

Continue the Relationship.   We can’t ever give up on our pursuit of Jesus. Sometimes in our faith, we are tempted to walk after things that don’t matter. We’re tempted to look for quick results, or easier options, or even to become complacent in our faith. We get angry about injustice or mourn pain and loss and can often let our relationship with God be the…