“Catch us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes.” -- Song of Solomon 2:15, NKJV Foxes are sneaky, clever characters. The little ones seem cute and innocent, but they can do a lot of damage if they manage to slink into a vineyard. In the same way, we have what we consider minor and insignificant practices or thinking that can cause more destruction than we realize. It is important to outfox the enemy by keeping these crafty characte
Connection is essential to life. I have fruit trees in my backyard, and I know that if a branch breaks off from the tree, not only will it be unproductive, but the fruit already attached to it will die. Nutrients and hydration cannot flow to the branch and fruit if it loses connection to the tree. That is the point Jesus makes when He says, “abide in me.” In John 15, Jesus explains to His disciples the crucial need for connection by comparing this relationship to a vine, wit
You have everything you need to fight your battles and overcome the struggles of life. If you have received Christ, your eternity is secure. Not only are you saved, but you are set free from the power of sin. The Holy Spirit lives in every born-again believer.
Ephesians 1:13-14 –“… having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.” He unites ev
Spirit-filled Christians have a lot to give. God wants you filled with the Holy Spirit so that you can share His love with others, providing proof that there is a God in Heaven Who is alive and well. I am reminded of Peter and John when they came to the door of the temple to pray, and they came across a disabled man who was asking people for money. Here is what happened next -- Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus