Faith Is Believing What You Can’t See

“Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it” (Hebrews 11:1). Faith is visualizing the future in the present—it means seeing the future in advance. People say, “Seeing is believing.” God says the exact opposite: “Believing is seeing.” Some things you’ll…

Make Every Step Count

“All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadow boxing” (1 Corinthians 9:25-26). Spiritual growth must be purposeful. We don’t know how many days we…

How To Bear Fruit That Lasts

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last” (John 15:16). God’s mission is for everyone—including people like you and me. We don’t have enough missionaries in the world to fulfill God’s mission by themselves. Jesus said of us, “You did…

To Find Joy, Give Your Life Away

“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another” (1 Peter 4:10). You’ll never find happiness in pleasure, power, possessions, positions, or prestige. You also won’t find it in success, sex, salary, or status. Those are all temporary. Permanent, ongoing happiness only…

Whatever You Do, Do It as a Ministry

“Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Colossians 3:17). God has called you to be a minister. Maybe you’ll never preach a sermon. Maybe you’ll never officiate a wedding or a funeral. Maybe you’ll never lead…