The OC Daily Minute (Page 62)

The OC Daily Minute (Page 62)

February 10, 2016

Proverbs 24: 21-22 My son, fear the Lord and the king; Do not associate with those given to change; For their calamity will rise suddenly, And who knows the ruin those two can bring? A rebellious person does not choose to obey- rather, they are pulled in various directions by their own desires and lusts.  They are unstable, subject to frequent changes of their own…

February 9, 2016

Proverbs 22: 24-25 Make no friendship with an angry man, and with a furious man do not go, lest you learn his ways and set a snare for your soul. When you have a strong friendship with an angry person, you are probably going to find yourself developing an angry spirit.  The danger with angry people is that they damage other people, regardless of the motivation for the…

February 8, 2016

In the message we covered establishing a foundation for strong relationships and the tools necessary to build them.  It’s possible that most of us ended up with our relationships because of proximity and affinity.  This isn’t terrible because we serve a sovereign and providential God, however as we discussed in the message we need patience to find out who to embrace and…

February 5, 2016

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…

February 4, 2016

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…

February 3, 2016

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…

February 2, 2016

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…

February 1, 2016

Dave Ramsey is a nationally known radio show host who gives financial advice, but he is also a follower of Jesus.  This week we will hear from him for our OC DAILY Minute. Know Your Stuff The biggest part of managing [your stuff] is simply knowing what you have and what you’re doing with it. Proverbs 27:23 challenges us to “know the state of [our]…

January 29, 2016

Isaiah 58:11 – The Lord will guide you always. I was speaking at a church in Texas years ago, and the young man I was with introduced me and spoke of the influence I’d had in his life. I was overwhelmed sitting in the front row listening to him, and the Holy Spirit immediately softly spoke to me and said “how about your kids?”  It reinforced my objective…

January 28, 2016

Colossians 3:12 – Clothe yourselves with compassion. Compassion is easier for some than others.  If you have been hardwired with a priestly gifting then you probably regularly find yourself wanting to care for people.  If not, sometimes it doesn’t come so easy, but yet just like this text implies, we are to clothe ourselves with it.  So since we decided a few days…

January 27, 2016

1 Peter 3:10 – Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil. We are all different people and we all have different methods and personalities in relation to our parenting.  However, one consistent thing is that we all need to use words to parents. So what words, and how we use them should be intentional?  Our words are an incredibly…

January 26, 2016

Psalm 128:1 – Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in his ways. There are times when I believe we should allow our children to experience the unpleasant consequences of sin. Rebellion = Pain, and if we pull the pain away every time they rebel they won’t realize that easily.  Our kids need to understand that those painful consequences come by God’s design.…