Running on empty

In Cape Town we’re in a hectic drought. The last 10% of our dams can’t be used because of all the yucky dirt. When I’m running on empty and under pressure, what’s really inside me comes out and it’s not always pretty.

“The mouth of a good person is a deep, life-giving well” (Proverbs 10:11 Message). A well doesn’t supply its own water but needs a water source. God wants to fill us up to overflowing with streams of living water. So why run on empty when you can drink deep of God and be a “fountain of life” to those around you.

Read Proverbs 10:11 here –



Choices – making good choices.

How do you make decisions? What or how do you choose?
Small decisions, big decisions, and those that seem insignificant, can still matter.

Check this out! Proverbs 15:22 (

Older, wiser Christians can give us wise counsel or advice as well as pray with and for us. God placed us with spiritual (church) family for our benefit. Make the most of times you have to listen and learn from them for life, both now and in the future!

Let’s choose wisely this week!



Words communicate. They tell stories, true or false. Words reveal – they expose who we are, our values and what our hearts are like. They show what and who we care about; our attitude and motivation. Words can be helpful but they can also be damaging to those who listen or read them.

Read Proverbs 10:19-20 (

Use your words carefully, thinking before you speak. Remaining quiet, just listening can even be better in some situations. Let’s ask God to help us honour Him with our lips, carefully choosing when to speak and when to be silent.



Proverbs 11:16-17 ( speaks about the value of kindness in a person.

Kindness is respectable and influential because of its effect on others. It is also a fruit of the Spirit, it reflects God’s character, and points others to Him. However, being kind isn’t always on people’s agenda.

Think over acts of kindness and those you consider to be kind to get a picture in your mind on what kindness looks like. Who can you show kindness to this week?

As Nike says, ‘Just do it!’