The OC Daily Minute

The OC Daily Minute

December 12, 2018

Wednesday Receptivity Some people will hear you and some won’t. Every conversation you have about Jesus will not end in salvation. You’re not responsible for that though. It’s not on you to convince, convict or convert. It’s simply your responsibility to be diligent in sharing your faith actively.   You go where God tells you and let him handle the details.

December 11, 2018

Tuesday Community   One of our greatest tools for witnessing when it comes to sharing our faith with the world around us is our community. The church community, living, loving, and sharing the way Jesus called us to is an amazing thing. People getting to see us love one another, care for one another, forgive one another, and live in mission together is amazing…

December 10, 2018

We are witnesses. This week are going to be looking again at some of the characterizations of a true witness of Jesus.   Monday Movement: Jesus went out to the people. He went to their homes and he went to their cities and he met them on their turf. He did everything he could to be in constant movement with the people.   Would your life be characterized by…

December 7, 2018

Generous lifestyle   Too often we look at generosity like it’s just another action. We think about tithes, we think about gifts, and we think about actions, but true generosity is a lifestyle. It is a state of our heart. It’s the understanding that everything I have is God’s and I should be using everything that I have to be generous and loving to those…

December 6, 2018

Generous with time. We are all busy. Schedules keep us bouncing from one thing to the next it seems. In the middle of this fast-paced life, it is really easy to get greedy with our time. It’s easy to feel like we can’t make it fit. We can’t find time for coffee. We can’t find time for a conversation with someone else. We can’t find time for our…

December 5, 2018

Intentional in generosity.   Are you intentional about being generous? Do you plan for it? Do you make space in your budget to give to others? Or do you just think it happens when it happens?   Imagine if you did that with your other life expenses for a moment. Imagine you ignore your budget this month and just buy what you want when you want and as rent comes…

December 4, 2018

Generous with strangers   How are you in the car? It says a great deal about your temperament toward people. Do you cut them off, blast your horn, scream and yell? Or are you gracious?   How do you treat your waiter or waitress? Are you kind, forgiving, and pleasant? Or do you treat them like the help? Is it “their job” so it doesn’t matter how much of a mess…

December 3, 2018

Generosity is important. Generosity is about more than giving a tithe, but 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…

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…