The OC Daily Minute

The OC Daily Minute

October 19, 2018

Friday Haters gonna hate   The victors, especially those who are victorious in their integrity, will have people who speak against them. However, when we follow after Christ and he is our motivation we can firmly deny the charges and accusations and continue on our path. We aren’t fazed by their words, rattled by their comments, or disheartened over their criticism.…

October 18, 2018

  Thursday Righteous over Riches The” victories” man is more concerned with his integrity than his pocketbook. Too often we are swayed into making poor decisions because we believe there might be a profit in it. We want money, we want comfort, we want stability and so we jump into decisions that we think will bring us those things, even if it costs us our…

October 17, 2018

Wednesday Think generational.   The victorious follower doesn’t just think about here and now, but they think about those who follow after them. It’s said that the first president wasn’t going to be limited to two four-year terms. They didn’t care how long we had a president when Washington was elected, they just wanted to vote every four…

October 16, 2018

  Tuesday They delight in his commands.   Do you delight in the word of God? I didn’t ask if you read it. Do you delight in it? Is there a longing for it? Do you seek after it? One focused on victory doesn’t just pick up God’s word on occasion, they actually delight in it. Allowing God to work in our hearts, knowing his word will shape and conform us…

October 15, 2018

This week we’re going to be looking at what it is like to live in victory.   Monday Fear the Lord   True victory comes from the proper perspective on God. The Bible encourages us to be afraid of God. This fear is not a terror, but it is a healthy respect, appreciation, and reverence for who he is. The God who created the world, the God who parted the red sea,…

October 12, 2018

Being good or being loved.   When we trust God in his work in our lives, and we long to be empowered by him, we begin to realize that we’ll never be good enough. We could never earn his grace. We could never make up for the gift that he has given us. His love and grace are so great that we could never earn.   This is a beautiful thing when we realize God knows…

October 11, 2018

God will pour into you his heart, passion, and joy.   We look to ourselves for joy. We think money, hobbies, and some relationships will finally make us feel better. So we pursue those things. Yet, when we allow God to work in our lives and in our hearts, His joy becomes our own. We start to find joy in things like helping others, being a part of mission, and giving…

October 10, 2018

God wants you devoted, not wasted.   Far too often we give our lives to things that don’t matter. We focus on careers, sobriety, family, money, and miss the very important things God has for us. We like to get caught up in our lists and our stuff and our religious obligations that we think make us better with God and we get too busy to actually listen to him when he…

October 9, 2018

God doesn’t just want to save you, he wants to empower you.   So many of us make salvation the goal. We want to be good enough. We want God to show up in our life in a real way and so we work tirelessly to mark as many things off our religious list as we can.   Jesus’ statements about being the true vine encourage us that those who have asked Jesus to forgive…

October 8, 2018

God will prune you.   It’s hard to hear, but God will work things out of your life. He loves you too much to leave harmful and sometimes very dangerous habits, attitudes, and sin lingering behind. God slowly works in and through us to make us more like him.   Take some time today and ask God what things in your life he would have you remove. What sin might be…

October 5, 2018

If Jesus is the way, what does that mean for me today? How do I lovedifferently? How do I serve differently? How do I work differently? Jesus declares Himself as the way, but by default he also claims himself as the object. He makes himself the thing we should chase after. He makes himself the end game in our life. For a big portion of our life we spend  our time chasing…

October 4, 2018

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”   The exclusivity of the gospel can sometimes seem offensive. Especially in a culture that is submerged in alternate facts and false news, the idea of one way being the only way seem confrontational and abrupt.   The gospel is exclusive though. It’s…