The OC Daily Minute (Page 60)

The OC Daily Minute (Page 60)

December 17, 2015

2 Corinthians 3:5 5 Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, Even the apostle Paul, who is so significant to the start of the Church and the spread of the gospel, confessed that he was not adequate in himself for the ministry entrusted to him, but he then asserted, “Our adequacy is from God”. Paul had…

December 16, 2015

Jeremiah 1:4-6 4 Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” 6 Then I said, “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.” Jeremiah claimed he didn’t know how to speak when he was called to be a prophet. In all…

December 15, 2015

Judges 6:12-15 12 And the angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him, “The Lord is with you, O mighty man of valor.” 13 And Gideon said to him, “Please, sir,[a] if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all his wonderful deeds that our fathers recounted to us, saying, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the Lord has…

December 14, 2015

Exodus 4:10 10 But Moses said to the Lord, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.” Moses saw his lack of eloquence as an obstacle to going before Pharaoh on behalf of God’s people. When we are asked to do something, our immediate thoughts normally focus on what we don’t have. As…

December 11, 2015

5: Gazelle Intensity! I was watching a nature documentary, and guess what showed up? Gazelles! Of course, you know the gazelles weren’t out there all alone! Before long, Mr. Cheetah showed up looking for lunch. Suddenly, God had my attention. The cheetah sprang into the clearing, and the gazelles took off in 14 different directions. Now, a gazelle can’t outrun…

December 10, 2015

4: Slaves to Debt In Proverbs 22:7, he was adamant about avoiding debt. Why? Because he understood what so many people today totally miss: Debt enslaves us! The Bible says that the borrower is slave to the lender. That’s pretty strong language, but it’s totally on target. Think about it. A slave can’t give because he doesn’t have anything. He…

December 9, 2015

3: Save Today, Secure Tomorrow What I’ve found is that the principle behind Proverbs 21:20 really does work in real life. Wise people do have enough when they need it because they plan for emergencies. But fools really do spend all they have – and more – as soon as they get it. One of the most basic things they do is save. Instead of chasing a lot of…

December 8, 2015

2: Planning Ahead The late Zig Ziglar used to say, “If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” I’ve always liked that quote because it’s a great reminder about the importance of planning. Jesus taught a similar lesson when He talked about discipleship in Luke 14:28 – 30. He said no one building a tower would move forward on…

December 7, 2015

Since we are discussing money and consumerism this week, I thought some practical advice that Dave Ramsey has pointed to in the scripture would be helpful this week. Whether you agree with all he has to say or not, you can apply part of the message by discussing some of these passages and thoughts from Dave with someone you trust. 1: Know Your Stuff The biggest part of…

December 4, 2015

1 Kings 19: 12 And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.[a] 13 And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” Priorities, obedience, confusion – we…

December 3, 2015

1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints, Anxiety and worry many times comes from us feeling confused about things going on in our life. God is not the author of confusion though. So if you’re feeling confused, guess what? It’s not God’s voice speaking in your life. If you’re a parent, do you want your kids…

December 2, 2015

1 Peter 5:6-10 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same…