Try to be tactful

‘Let your conversation be gracious and attractive.’ Colossians 4:6 NLT If you habitually put your foot in your mouth, there’s a Scriptural remedy. ‘Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.’...

Being ready

‘It did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.’ Matthew 7:25 NKJV Did you know that before it snows, certain fir trees retract their branches so that the weight of the snow they’ll have to bear will be reduced? This withdrawal response is programmed into their...

Bearing spiritual fruit (2)

‘Abide in Me, and I in you.’ John 15:4 NKJV A branch doesn’t bear fruit by trying, working, or straining. It bears fruit by simply ‘abiding’. What does this mean? How do you abide in Jesus? Let’s illustrate it this way: when you put a tea bag in a cup of hot water,...

Bearing spiritual fruit (1)

‘No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine.’ John 15:4 NIV Jesus said: ‘My Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch… that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are...

Learn to set boundaries

‘Follow the Lord’s rules for doing His work.’ 2 Timothy 2:5 TLB Are you so eager to stay in everybody’s good graces that you comply with their every demand? You’re not alone—good people burn out every day because they can’t set boundaries. And once that happens, it’s...