Friday, November 21, 2014

A Week of Accountability - Galatians 6:5

"There will always be people willing to do your work for you because it does them good … but it’s not going to do you any good if you keep letting them. Some things get heaped on your shoulders for a reason. Deal with it." - Lauren Yost  #R15LC


“For each will have to bear his own load.” - Galatians 6:5

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Week of Accountability - Proverbs 21:20

"You’ve earned it. You’ve worked hard. You deserve it. Life is to be enjoyed, right? When given an opportunity, with no spirit of accountability at your back, your stewardship of that blessing is a matter of self-discipline. Could you indulge? Sure. Should you…? Debatable… Will you?" - Lauren Yost  #R15LC

“The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.” - Proverbs 21:20

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Week of Accountability - Proverbs 28:13

"When you give in to temptation, it’s really a lie you’re telling yourself that makes it “okay.” When you get caught with your weakness down, you have a choice … multiply your lie’s audience to cover it up, or just come clean – to them and yourself. One choice will free you, the other will leave you chained - in bondage to your own deception." - Lauren Yost #R15LC

“Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.- Proverbs 28:13

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Week of Accountability - Romans 5

"Stay committed. It may look like you’re loosing ground, but as long as you keep at it, there is still hope to pull it off. If you quit just because the odds are against you, you trade possibility for failure". - Lauren Yost #R15LC

“And endurance produces character, and character produces hope…”- Romans 5:4

Monday, November 17, 2014

A Week of Accountability - Luke 6

"If there were no instructions, anyone would struggle with what to do next. But the Word is right there – stop pretending you couldn’t have known there was a better way." - Lauren Yost #R15LC

If all else fails, read the instructions

“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?” - Luke 6:46 (ESV)

“Why are you so polite with me, always saying ‘Yes, sir,’ and ‘That’s right, sir,’ but never doing a thing I tell you?” - Luke 6:46 (MSG)

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Week of Strength for the Weary - 2 Timothy 4

"You need God’s strength and you’re praying for it, but you struggle with feeling worthy of His rescue.... Maybe this time it’s not about you, it’s about Him."  - Lauren Yost #R15LC

But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.” - 2 Timothy 4:17

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Week of Strength for the Weary - Isaiah 33

"You’re not sure you have the energy to even start the day, much less finish it. The mere idea of getting out of bed is stressing you out but the Lord’s strength is sufficient and He’s willing to share – just ask." - Lauren Yost

“O LORD, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress.” - Isaiah 33:2

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Week of Strength for the Weary - Isaiah 41

"From the position you’re in, you can’t exactly lift yourself out. Good thing God’s already got His hand outstretched, patiently waiting ... Grab on!" - Lauren Yost, #R15LC

“Fear not, for I am with you;  be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you,  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” - Isaiah 41:10

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Week of Strength for the Weary - Psalm 46

"It feels like you’re going to be crushed under the weight of this mess you’re holding over your own head, but God is your personal spotter... He knows when you need to struggle with it to get stronger and when He needs to lend you His Strength." - Lauren Yost #R15LC 

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”- Psalm 46:1

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Week of Strength for the Weary - Isaiah 40

"Your troubles have exhausted every last ounce of strength you have but it’s still not enough – you’re just too young to feel this old. Don’t turn back to your pillow for restoration – the Lord will fill you with His strength when yours is depleted." - Lauren Yost #R15LC


“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.  Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;  but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint…”- Isaiah 40:29-31

Friday, November 7, 2014

A Week of Hope for the Discouraged - Job 6

"The misery that weighs you down may feel so heavy it impedes your every attempt to move forward. But even the heaviest weights tied around you cannot impede your hope – cannot stop your prayers. No matter how bleak the prospects seem, your prayers will be heard and your patience rewarded." - Lauren Yost #R15LC

If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on the scales! It would surely outweigh the sand of the seas… Oh, that I might have my request, that God would grant what I hope for… What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient? ”- Job 6:2-3a, 8, 11

Thursday, November 6, 2014

A Week of Hope for the Discouraged - Job 7 - 8

“… I have been allotted months of futility, and nights of misery have been assigned to me. When I lie down I think, ‘How long before I get up?’ The night drags on, and I toss and turn until dawn…. But if you will seek God earnestly and plead with the Almighty, if you are pure and upright, even now he will rouse himself on your behalf and restore you to your prosperous state.”- Job 7:3-4, 8:5-6

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Week of Hope for the Discouraged - Job 4

“Your words have supported those who stumbled; you have strengthened faltering knees. But now trouble comes to you, and you are discouraged; it strikes you, and you are dismayed. ” - Job 4:4-5

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A Week of Hope for the Discouraged - Psalm 35

Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck… But I pray to you, Lord , in the time of your favor; in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation. Rescue me from the mire, do not let me sink; deliver me from those who hate me, from the deep waters…The Lord hears the needy and does not despise his captive people. Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and all that move in them, for God will save Zion .”- Psalm 35:1, 13-14, 33-35a

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Week of Hope for the Discouraged - Psalm 3

“Lord, how they are increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me … But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of my head … I lay down and slept; I wakened again, for the Lord sustains me.”- Psalm 3:1, 3, 5 (AMP)

Friday, October 31, 2014

A Week of Patience - Hebrews 10:36

“Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.” - Hebrews 10:36

“Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.” - Hebrews 10:36

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Week of Patience - Ezra 10:4


 “Arise, for it is your task, and we are with you; be strong and do it.”- Ezra 10:4

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Week of Patience - Revelation 14:12


 “Here is a call for the patience of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.” - Revelation 14:12

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Week of Patience - Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, October 27, 2014

A Week of Patience - 2 Peter 3:9

“The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” - 2 Peter 3:9