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Want a great way to start your day? Grab a cup of your go-to beverage, your Bible and get a daily dose of inspiration from Pastor Chad as he leads us in a devotional thought each weekday morning. You don't need to be a theologian, or even have an expert grasp of the Bible. Come as you are. Each episode is about 2-3 minutes long.

The Daily Dose w/Pastor Chad Reisig Chad Reisig

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Want a great way to start your day? Grab a cup of your go-to beverage, your Bible and get a daily dose of inspiration from Pastor Chad as he leads us in a devotional thought each weekday morning. You don't need to be a theologian, or even have an expert grasp of the Bible. Come as you are. Each episode is about 2-3 minutes long.

    Episode 299 - Cause Confusion

    Episode 299 - Cause Confusion

    For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. ~ Romans 10:10 (NLT)

    Causes about helping the world to change are all the rage right now. There are causes which focus on the environment. There are other causes which focus on the plight of children everywhere, whether it be poverty, human trafficking (a cause which I am very passionate about), or whether cell phones are rotting their brains. Still, other causes focus on human gender and sexuality, how we view ourselves as humans. There are thousands of causes around the world focused on something which needs to be fixed. Millions of ads are purchased, billions of social media posts are made, protests and marches to raise awareness are held, and billions of dollars raised to help further one cause or another.

    When it comes to speaking up about what we are passionate about, this world has made it easy for us to do. The simple fact that we now have an always-connected device nearby which can feed us information on one cause or another gives us a global reach to mobilize those who are passionate about similar causes, or to help educate those that we feel should be passionate about our cause(s). However, as Christians, there is a danger here. Those aren’t the main causes we’re supposed to be focused on. We get cause confusion.

    While it is easy for many Christians to openly discuss politics, the environment, or any other cause, it is rare to see Christians openly passionate and outspoken about Jesus. Hence the confusion. Jesus must be at the center of all that we do, otherwise we have to question whether we have our priorities mixed up. The Apostle Paul put it like this, “For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.” Notice that last part, we can’t be closet Christians. In everything we do, it should be made clear that our faith in Christ is the cause which drives the passion for our other causes; not the other way around. There should be no question that we are Christians.

    Today, and every day, be passionate about Christ. Put Him as the priority above all other causes. Speak out about His love, grace, and mercy. Can we help our planet and society along the way? Yes. That’s how it’s all supposed to work. But we can’t be silent about our faith. Openly declare Jesus to others. Let Him be the cause which drives all of the other causes in life.

    • 3 min
    Episode 298 - The Wall

    Episode 298 - The Wall

    Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:7 (NLT)

    There is a fascinating episode that happens to every runner in a marathon. It is called “The Runner’s Wall.” No, it’s not a visible wall – though that would be a cool obstacle too. Instead, it is invisible, unseen, and you never know when you will hit it. The Runner’s Wall isn’t an actual physical barrier. Instead, it is a mental one. Their body is tired. It’s getting worn down. The race is over 25 miles long, and their body, at some point, will want to quit on them. The thoughts become overwhelming: Just walk a mile and you’ll be fine. You ran most of the race. Celebrate that fact and go get some ice cream! (Or, something along those lines.) Their thoughts, their mind, their body, is screaming at them to quit. Those that do quit have regret for giving in and not pushing on. Those that don’t quit understand how tough they actually are. That’s why even the person who finishes the marathon dead last celebrates. They not only conquered a ton of miles, they conquered their mind and busted through the wall.

    We need to develop that same mental toughness when it comes to loving others. Love shouldn’t be something that we quit on when it becomes hard, when the person we’re trying to show love to is resisting, when they push back and make life difficult. Whether we are a parent, friend, pastor, teacher, or human being, loving others needs to be like a marathon. It’s for the long-haul. Love doesn’t quit when things get hard. Love bears down and pushes through the difficulty because it knows that there are better times ahead.

    Our verse today echoes this concept when Paul wrote, “Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” Love is a marathon. We are called to give it, even when our mind, our enemy, is screaming at us to stop. Even in the midst of pain and sorrow, we must continue to speak and show love.

    Today, and every day, recommit to loving others with a love that never gives up. Dedicate your day to living a life of love which never loses faith. Show others hope by loving them unconditionally. And, when things get tough, let your love for others endure through every circumstance.

    • 3 min
    Episode 297 - Where's the Love?

    Episode 297 - Where's the Love?

    No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us. ~ 1 John 4:12 (NLT)

    Ah, Valentine’s Day. The day when men go broke trying to prove to their significant other how much they actually love them. The words “I love you” are probably spoken a million times more often that day than any other day of the year. Roses are cut down in the prime of their lives. Strawberries are crushed beneath the weight of a loved one’s teeth. Enough candy is given, and eaten, to make the dentists of the world cringe in horror. (Of course, they make money off of people having rotten teeth, so how true is the horror, really?)

    This begs the question: Why do we smother our sweethearts with love one day per year, but not so much the rest of the year? Sure, there are birthdays and anniversaries, but what about the other 363 or so days? Where’s the love?

    Sometimes we project this cynicism onto God. We feel Him closest during the big moments of our spiritual life: Christmas, Easter, youth conferences, etc. But, how come He feels so distant during other parts of the year? There are a lot of reasons. I think the main one is a bit harsh, yet absolutely true. We don’t feel His love in a super powerful way because we aren’t focused on loving. We aren’t giving love.

    Check out our verse today, “But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.” In other words, if we want to experience the “full expression” of God’s love in our life, we have to love others. When we are concentrated on ourselves, the love of God fades. When we are focused on loving others, the love of God grows in us. In short, we can’t experience the fullness of His love unless we are giving love.

    So, it’s pretty simple. If you want to experience the fullness of God’s love on a daily basis, put loving other people first on your to-do list each and every day. As you serve, encourage, pray for, comfort, laugh with, cry with, and love others, you will begin to experience God’s love on a magnitude that, perhaps, you haven’t before. And, it occurs every day.

    So, today, and every day, ask God to show you how to love your friends, family, neighbors, and strangers. Pray that He will allow you to experience the fullness of His love as you love others.

    • 3 min
    Pausing the Dose

    Pausing the Dose

    Hey everyone! In case you missed it, a new Daily Dose devo did not go out today. Let me fill you in as to why.

    I have had a hard time sitting at my computer for the past week due to a very painful pinched nerve in my neck which has not allowed me to work on content. Since I upload a week’s worth of Dose content every week, the buffer which I had built up ran out today. My situation is improving, but it’s far from being back to normal. That said, don’t worry, I plan on posting more devotional content in the near future.

    So, for the week of Thanksgiving (here in the USA), I will be taking a pause from posting to both my blog (which is at chadreisig.org) and on the Daily Dose Podcast. This is to allow me to heal a bit more, but also to allow me to focus on quality family time during this season of thankfulness.

    I’ll be back at it the following week, assuming we all survive Black Friday. 

    Wherever life finds you this Thanksgiving season, I hope that God richly blesses you there.

    Chad

    • 1 min
    Episode 296 - Genuine Love

    Episode 296 - Genuine Love

    Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. ~ Romans 12:10 (NLT)

    In this world, there are lots of things we are told to love. We are supposed to love our jobs. We are supposed to love our phones (Tinder anyone?). We are supposed to love where we live. We are supposed to love our houses. In short, there are lots of things that we are supposed to love, and perhaps do (I actually love my job!). But, what about the things that matter most? Do we actually love them, or is it words only?

    There is a movie set in the future (it’s a comedy) which has a scene of a futuristic Costco, which has basically taken over the entirety of the shopping world. As the main characters enter into the warehouse (which is about the size of the state of Colorado) a greeter looks at them with out any emotion, no smile, nothing, and says, “Welcome to Costco. I love you.” He keeps repeating the same phrase, with no emotion, to every customer who comes in. The words said “I love you,” his actions showed he actually didn’t mean it.

    We are supposed to love one another. This might be easy for our immediately family, and maybe even our extended family of cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. But what about our classmates or coworkers? What about the person at church that just bugs the life out of you? What about the person on the street who is living one meal to the next, one night to the next morning? Do we love them? Perhaps you are able to answer yes. But, pause and think about the people you really, truly love in this life.

    Our verse today says that we should, “Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.” Notice, it’s not a passive love that Paul is calling us to. He is calling us to an active love. When we love with “genuine affection,” there should be no doubt in the minds of those receiving the love that we truly mean it. Additionally, this love should be “honoring to each other.” In other words, we need to lift one another up. We need to respect each other. We need to celebrate when something good happens in the life of someone else.

    So, today, and every day, ask God to show you how to live a life full of genuine love. Not the cold, emotionless, words-only kind of love. But and love that will help others know that you care and that they are honored and respected.

    • 2 min
    Episode 295 - The Comeback

    Episode 295 - The Comeback

    I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts. ~ Isaiah 57:15 (NLT)

    One of the craziest games I played in high school varsity sports involved a basketball game my senior year. We travelled to play a team we hadn’t played before. Of course, going and playing a game on someone else’s home court is often times a bit more difficult as they not only practice every day on that court, they also have all of the student body and parents present to cheer them on. This is called the “home court advantage.”

    As the game began, it was clear that the intensity of the other team was much greater than ours. They jumped out to an early lead and it kept growing and growing. By halftime, we found ourselves down by over 20 points – which, in a high school basketball game, is rarely overcome. At half time, we entered the locker room with our heads held low. The coach just looked at us and uttered the words, “You guys figure it out for yourselves,” and left the room. What proceeded from the team was a shouting match at one another for poor play. However, something unexplainable happened. We began to admit our own failures and apologizing to our teammates for letting them down. It was pretty awesome. As the second half began, the intensity and teamwork belonged to us. We fought. We played hard. We worked together. We won by two points as my friend hit a buzzer-beater to clinch the victory. Our comeback was complete, and we stood victorious. We learned a lot about humility that day.

    Humility plays a key role in our faith journey with Jesus as well. Check out our verse today, “I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.” Humility, for us in relation to Jesus is realizing this: It’s not about me. Humility is admitting that each one of us have screwed up, and we need to own it. When we are humble enough to admit that we are sinners in need of a Savior, our spirits are revived. When we humble ourselves and seek God’s forgiveness, we become courageous. When we submit to His will, His team, we become fearless and confident. But, not for our own purposes. Instead, we become fearless in serving the Kingdom of God.

    So today, and every day, humble yourself before God. Realize each day your need of a Savior. Ask for, and thank Him for forgiveness. Find restoration. Find courage in Christ.

    • 3 min

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