MONTHLY CHALLENGES

“Write the vision and make it plain that they may run and not faint…”

January: New Commitment

Recommit yourself to the things that will build up the Kingdom of God.  The Bible tells us to consider our ways.  There is something about our daily lives that we should enhance, add or even drop.  Let us seek God this month and inquire of Him what we need to do.

Scripture Meditation:

"Let your heart therefore be wholly devoted to the LORD our God, to walk in His statutes and to keep His commandments, as at this day."- I King 8:61

February: Sacrifice Something

It may be easy to give from what is left over or do something for someone after everything you have done is complete.  Sacrifice your time, energy and your resources to a higher cause or for someone other than yourself.

Scripture Meditation:

Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. – Romans 1

March: Encourage Someone

Let us this month be deliberate in looking for the good in someone and giving them an “Atta boy”.   It will encourage their behavior and make you feel good as well.

Scripture Meditation:

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart!

I have overcome the world." – John 16:33

April: Care For Ourselves

 One may ask, “What about me?”  God may respond by saying, “What about you?”  God wants us to manage (or be good stewards) over the things that he has loaned us.  One thing is our bodies.  The Bible tells us that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit.  Let us take care of our “temples” by being deliberate to monitor what we eat, commit to an exercise regimen, not allowing stress to overtake us, etc.  We need to seek God daily on how to balance taking care of ourselves and prioritizing the needs of the Kingdom so we may be even more effective for Him and others.

Scripture Meditation:

"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, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." – I Corinthians 6:19-20

May: Read the Book of Proverbs

This particular book gives sound wisdom on how we are to live

a Godly lifestyle in our practical lives.

Scripture Meditation:

"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work."

– 2 Timothy 3: 16-17

June: Act of Kindness

Demonstrate Christ love to someone you would not typically show kindness to

and do so without expecting anything in return.

Scripture Meditation:

"32 And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another [readily and freely], as God in Christ forgave you." – Ephesians 4:32 (AMPC)

July: Pray for someone openly

Most times people say, “Keep me in your prayers”. 

Let us not (if we have the opportunity) let that them go away. 

Pray for them on the spot.

Scripture Meditation:

"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, - 1 Timothy 2:1

August: Give financially

Here, we are not only speaking about bringing your tithes and offerings

to the storehouse (church) but also giving to someone in need.

Scripture Meditation

“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.” – Acts 20:35

September: Go the extra mile

This is the attitude that Christ encourages us Christians to have.  The bible says that if we have it to give, do not tell our brother to go and come again.  It also encourages us to do a little more than what was asked.  Let us have this mindset this month to do a little more in that we may be called the children of God.

Scripture Meditation:

“And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.”- Matthew 5:41

October: Walk By Faith

God tells us that without faith, it is impossible to please Him.

Let us this month, please Him by stepping out on faith as the Holy Spirit leads us without wavering.

Scripture Meditation:

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,”- Ephesians 2:8

November: Make Amends

We understand that sometimes life brings heartaches and troubles that sometimes are bought on by persons we love.  Let us show the love of Christ while it is yet today and reconcile with that loved one by making contact with them.   Tell them that you forgive them or ask for their forgiveness.

Scripture Meditation:

Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven. – Matthew 18:21

December: Give a Gift

Give a gift to someone who cannot give back.

The Bible says that even evil men know how to give good gifts, how much more will the Father give to those who ask.  Let us be deliberate in giving to someone or an organization in need.

Scripture Meditation:

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, - Matthew 25:35

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