The OC Daily Minute (Page 75)

The OC Daily Minute (Page 75)

January 11, 2016

This week I’m gonna give you 9 statements for you to think through and then look up these passages to anchor the statement to your work. God created all things, and even though creation has become fallen, God will restore it to perfection. Genesis 1; Genesis 2; Isaiah 65; Revelation 21:1-22:5 Our work in every sphere matters to God now and eternally. Genesis 1:27; Genesis…

January 8, 2016

Hebrews 4:16English Standard Version (ESV) 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. 1.When you face your most desperate need for mercy and forgiveness because of your sin, how do you feel about approaching God? To what refuges do you run when you are hurting? Afraid of something…

January 7, 2016

Proverbs 23:2English Standard Version (ESV) 2 and put a knife to your throat if you are given to appetite. 1.When are you tempted to feel hopeless about change? What false hopes for change have you relied upon: Morbid introspection?  Mere accountability?  Expecting to hit rock bottom?  Changing life seasons (e.g. “When I am married…”)? Others (supplements; workouts)?

January 6, 2016

1 Timothy 4:8English Standard Version (ESV) 8 for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.  Using your responses to the previous two days of questions as clues to deep idols in your heart, what surface idols do you find in your life?  Considering your response to the…

January 5, 2016

1 Corinthians 6:19-20English Standard Version (ESV) 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. When struggling with a habitual sin that you hate, it can be confusing to understand—since you hate it—why you keep returning to…

January 4, 2015

Since this week’s message is quite personal and even pretty agonizing to many of us, I’d like to give you some space to listen to the Holy Spirit instead of me.  I’m including the scripture I used in the message and then I’m gonna give you some questions that continue to be helpful for me in the battle for my health.  We will conclude Friday with a Scripture I…

January 1, 2015

Preservation Protect the spiritual gains you have made and persevere through life’s inevitable struggles. “So make every effort to apply the benefits of these promises to your life. Then your faith will produce a life of moral excellence. A life of moral excellence leads to knowing God better.” – 2 Peter 1:5 You establish boundaries that prevent your return to sick and…

December 31, 2015

Transformation Transform your pain into a purposeful mission out of your desire to share with others and love them. “All praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the source of every mercy and the God who comforts us. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort…

December 30, 2015

Forgiveness Forgive your own failures and the failures of those who have hurt you. “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.” – Matthew 6:14 You hand back your rights to God (the rights you usurped from Him) and invite Him to be in charge. Asking for forgiveness and making restitution for the damage you’ve done. You no longer…

December 29, 2015

Confession Begin to open up about the reality of your life. “Confess your sins one to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.” – James 5:16 You submit yourself to God’s way of handling secrets, respecting His desire for openness and vulnerability among His people. You are willing to overcome your fear of rejection by revealing your failures to…

December 28, 2015

So if we are gonna take this year and have regulated steps then these 7 things we are gonna need to make part of our focus. Surrender Allow God to help you grow as you submit to His authority. “So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and in His good time He will honor you.” – 1 Peter 5:6 Humbling yourself before the God of the universe. Admitting that God is…

December 23, 2015

“Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.” (Philippians 2:4-5 NLT, second edition) When you meet someone to resolve a conflict, you first have to confess your part of the problem. Then, you need to listen for the other person’s hurt and perspective. We think we argue over ideas.…