Learn to Do Right

Verse of the Day:  Isaiah 1:17           

Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.         

Faith in Action: You have been given gifts to serve others and to do what is right. Be a faithful steward of God’s grace by using your gifts to do the right thing for others. Use your time, gifts, and abilities to help those in need.

Your Thoughts and Character

Verse of the Day:  Philippians 4:8     

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praise worthy think about such things.         

Faith in Action: Fill your mind with positive thoughts that build you up. Focus on the positive things in your life and surround yourself with likeminded people. Always have a thankful heart that chooses to see the good.

God’s Ways

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 119:15       

I will meditate on your precepts, and contemplate your ways.

Faith in Action: Instead of focusing on your problems or things that upset, disappoint, or annoy you consider the way God wants you to deal with them. Think about how He wants you to respond and then do the right thing.

Peaceful Nights

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 3:5 

I lie down and sleep: I wake again because the Lord sustains me. 

Faith in Action: God will allow you to lie down and sleep peacefully knowing that He is in control and He is working everything out for the good of those who love Him. Give all your cares, fears, and troubles to the Lord and He will give you rest for your soul.

True Peace

Verse of the Day:  John 14:27   

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Faith in Action: You cannot get true peace by your own means, nothing in this world will bring you true peace because the world does not have peace. Jesus is the Prince of Peace and by faith you are able to receive this precious gift that is Jesus Christ Himself.

Let Go, Let God

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 46:10         

Be still, and know that I am God       

Faith in Action: When you are tempted to try and work everything out for yourself, surrender your need to control the situation and let God be in charge. His ways are always better and He is always faithful to His Word and His promises.      

Overlook an Offense

Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 19:11    

A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.          

Faith in Action: We don’t necessarily have to agree with everyone, but we do need to be kind. Hurt people, hurt people, wise people try to understand. Instead of becoming angry show the offender God’s love and forgive them as God also forgives your offenses.

Guilt, Shame, and Forgiveness

Verse of the Day:  Psalm 51:1-2       

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

Faith in Action: When you’ve asked God to forgive you, you can let go of the guilt and shame you’ve been carrying because God has forgiven you and wiped your slate clean. It’s time for you to forgive yourself and start living the life God has planned for you.

Pray for All People

Verse of the Day:  1 Timothy 2:1       

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people

Faith in Action: Take time to pray for your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Pray for your pastor and your church. Pray for our leaders and people in authority and while you’re at it, pray for your enemies as well.

Finding the Good

Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 11:27    

Whoever seeks good finds favor, but evil comes to one who searches for it.

Faith in Action: Live a positive and optimistic life by trying to find the good in all people and making the best of things in all situations.