Welcome to my first Thinking Thursday. With Christmas recently over, this seems a good topic to think about:
We cut down a pine tree, take it home, and put decorations on the outside. Nothing comes from inside the tree. Eventually the pine needles fall and the decorations come off.
You do not see people sticking flowers on an apple tree in spring, and later sticking fruit on. It comes naturally from the life within.
Examine your Christian life. Do you have a lot of impressive stuff stuck on the outside but in reality the pine needles are falling? Or do you bear fruit out of the life of the Spirit within?