When the reality of the present and the hope of the future cannot sustain, man creates his fantasy. And while he holds to illusion, he can never embrace the truth of the gospel.
A card to an airline rep, a Bible course to visitor, a verse for a neighbor—however you do it, be intentional in sharing the gospel.
The gospel has something to say to us all, whatever our station of life. The Spirit of God can work in us, whatever challenges we face. To the Lord, no trial or challenge is greater than another.
The center of our faith must always be engaged. “Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David; such is my gospel” 2Tm 2.8.
Gratitude and contentment go hand in hand, along with a willingness to suffer for the gospel. “I have experienced times of need and times of abundance. In any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of contentment, whether I go satisfied or hungry, have plenty or nothing” Php 4.12.
If the church is not pressing outward into the world with the gospel, the world will successfully press inward into the church with its worldliness.
It’s not up to the messenger to decide who to speak to. “Say to them, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says,’ whether they pay attention or not” Ezek 3.11.