The OC Daily Minute (Page 3)

The OC Daily Minute (Page 3)

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…

October 29, 2018

Embrace His Availability   What a beautiful thing it is that God is available. He is always there. He is with us, in our greatest victories and in our lowest trials. God is available to us in every time of our lives. Do we lean on him, though? Do you go to God when things are rough? Do you go to him when you need answers? Do you seek his face in your life decisions?…

October 26, 2018

Friday Our service becomes immensely different when we see service as worship.   More than a song, more than a raised hand, more than lip service, God wants our lives to be given to serving him. He wants us to live in the fullness of what he created us for, his kingdom. We were made to be with God and tend his creation and after accepting Jesus as our Savior our…

October 25, 2018

Thursday We are purposed   Have you ever been forced to do a task that was pointless? Can you honestly say you gave it your all? It’s very easy for us, when we feel like the thing we’re doing isn’t worth it, to give less than 100% towards the goal. We put in some effort, enough to get by, but not really everything we have.   When it comes to our…

October 24, 2018

Wednesday We are overflowing   God loves us so much that he not only has blessed so many of us with the things we need,  in many cases more than we need. He blesses us with so much so that we can then turn around and pour those blessings on to those around us. We overflow from what God has given us so that all those who are around us will be blessed as well.  …