You can choose to abide in despair, depression, guilt and condemnation — or — choose the higher road; abiding in Jesus. Live in right relationship with the Father, growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. Listen to teaching tapes, Scripture tapes, praise and worship tapes during the day and at night. Almost every night I go to sleep with a teaching or Scripture tape. It takes effort and discipline to maintain your right relationship with God.

Father, in the name of Jesus, I am abiding in the Vine, and He abides in me to cultivate a harvest of love, joy, peace; forbearance, kindness, benevolence; meekness, and self-restraint in my life. I belong to Christ, having nailed my natural evil desires to His cross, where they were crucified. Father, I am not desirous of vainglory, and will not provoke or envy others, but I seek to bring forth those good fruits, which are to the praise and glory of God. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: John 15:1-17; Galatians 5:22-23;