The OC Daily Minute (Page 3)

The OC Daily Minute (Page 3)

March 16, 2018

Accountability – Maybe you can do it alone. Maybe you’re independent, maybe you’re strong. Maybe you don’t NEED someone else to kick the temptation to the curb. But why? We tend to look at our temptations as solo battles. We want to struggle with our own issues and our own faults and keep them bottled up inside. Meanwhile God is putting people in our lives to…

March 15, 2018

Be honest with yourself – Sometimes, because we’re blind to ourselves or because we just like the thing we’re tempted by, we lie. We pretend like it’s not an issue. We act like we’ll be okay and we find ourselves again and again falling back into the same struggles. Every weekend we get drunk, but never piece together that maybe I just shouldn’t go to those…

March 14, 2018

Rest- Our rest is so important. The commandment to Sabbath in the Old Testament is sometimes viewed as God’s way of forcing faith on to people, proving that he would provide on just six days work, but what if the Sabbath was about something more? What if God wanted us to rest a day of the week so we’d be better on the other six? Like what if resting is almost like a break…

March 13, 2018

Scripture- We know we should talk to Jesus in our temptation but what about him talking back? Wouldn’t it be nice to know that he doesn’t leave us hanging but wants us to succeed and wants us to overcome? Well, he does. And he tells us all over scripture. The Bible is filled with words of encouragement for those who are struggling with temptation, but if you never read…

March 12, 2018

We saw how terribly David fell due to his temptations. We’ll all face temptations in our lives, but what can we do to help overcome those moments? What can we do to build a system of support to stay strong in the face of our temptations? Pray- This one seems simple, buts it’s often the most forgotten. In the middle of our temptation, we often forget to simply pray…

March 9, 2018

In the first chapter of 2 Samuel, David still isn’t the king. However, Saul takes his army to deal with another uprising and attack from Philistines. In this battle the army of Israel is over run and before Saul can  be captured he has one of the men kill him. The man who killed Saul, at his own request, runs back to the city to let the people know and he comes across…

March 8, 2018

In 1 Samuel 22 we see one of the most terrible acts that Saul commits. He hears of a group of priests who had helped David after he escaped and who had counseled him at the same time. Saul, enraged that these priests would help David in any way has his guards kill all them except one. Saul was a poor excuse for a man. He was a coward. He was was weak. He was prideful and…

March 7, 2018

David and Jonathan had a great friendship and as David and Saul fought that friendship would help David survive. In chapter 20, David realizes that Saul is trying to have him killed and confides in Jonathan. David and Jonathan come together to see if the rumors are true and it turns out that they are indeed so. Jonathan had to made a really hard choice. It would have been…

March 6, 2018

Of all the crazy things that could have happened between David and Saul after all the drama we discussed Monday, David and Saul’s Daughter Michal endup falling in love with each other. Saul hears about it, and decides to use it against David. He tells David that he came only marry Michal if he kills an unthinkable number of Philistines in battle. Let’s not talk right now…

March 5, 2018

David and Jonathan had a strong friendship. In the beginning of chapter 18 we see that Jonathan gives David his armor and coat and loves David with a great love. The story of these two friends should be inspiring to us in the way that we love our friends. Do you think you’re a Jonathan kind of friend? Do you support, encourage, and care for the friends you have in your…

March 2, 2018

In college, I used to hear people say they were “called” to this and that Jesus “led them” to our school and they all had these insanely spiritual stories about how they ended up in school for ministry. For a while, it made me insecure. I wanted a grand story. I wanted an experience to know exactly what God was calling me to do. Where was my prophet to anoint me and speak…

March 1, 2018

  When is it enough? I feel like that sometimes. When I feel like God is asking me for something, I often wonder this. Didn’t I give up my career for ministry? Didn’t I give up the club life for Bible study? Didn’t I give up the lavish life to live a simple life in your graces? It’s easy when God asks something from us, to look back and wonder,…