Keys for Successful Living

The Fruit of the Spirit is the Model of Life

The fruit of the Spirit reveals nine characteristics that describe the model Christian. Each fruit begins with love.  These ingredients produce a happy, well-adjusted, spiritually mature person.  It is the evidence of the Holy Spirit transforming your natural temperament into the image and personality of Christ. The […]

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Friendship is the Network of Life

Have you ever heard the phrase, “It is not what you know, but who you know that counts?” The wealth of the richest people in the world cannot be calculated by the huge amounts of money in their bank accounts, or the accumulation of their expensive possessions, […]

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Friendliness is the Congeniality of Life

I believe friendliness is an important key to success.  We all know people who automatically notice every person they meet on the street and acknowledge them with a smile, nod, compliment, or greeting.  Others are too shy, afraid, selfish, self-absorbed, task driven, or arrogant to give others […]

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Forgiveness is the Eraser of Life

The moment you ask God for forgiveness, it is as if yesterday didn’t happen.  Your sin is erased, excused, and released.  Of course, sin always has consequences in the natural, but the eternal penalty has been pardoned.  It is “removed as far as the east is from […]

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Focus is the Priority of Life

Have you ever looked at a photograph or video in which the photographer obviously neglected to focus the lens on the subject? What a disaster!  Our objectives will not become clear until we bring them into focus by prioritizing our life. Matthew 6:22 (AMP) says, “The eye […]

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Flexibility is the Resilience of Life

Believe it or not flexibility is an important key to success. People who are rigid and inflexible create all kinds of problems for themselves. When situations arise that require a change of plans, their frustration level can escalate from temper tantrums to despair.  Being the son of […]

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Fellowship is the Table of Life

In our fast paced American culture we have replaced mealtime around the family table with fast food in route to the next activity, or with a TV dinner around the television in what used to be the family room. No conversation, no interaction, no reflection, and no […]

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The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Life

King Solomon, who was considered the wisest man of his day penned these words in Ecclesiastes 12:13-14: “Now all has been heard. Here is the conclusion of the matter.  Fear God and keep His commandments for this is the whole duty of man.”  To fear the Lord […]

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Fasting is the Self-denial of Life

Why in the world would anyone want to fast? I am so glad you asked.  There are many benefits to fasting.  Believe it or not, a fast under a doctor’s supervision, using wisdom, and the right conditions is a very good way to rid your physical body […]

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Faithfulness is the Dependability of Life

If someone were to use one word to describe you, what do you think it would be?  I can think of no greater compliment than to be referred to as “faithful.”  The term faithfulness encompasses that which is stable, dependable, credible, loyal, sincere, truthful, and trustworthy.  The […]

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