Chosen by God!
“Until then, there are three things that remain: faith, hope, and love—yet love surpasses them all. So above all else, let love be the beautiful prize for which you run.” (I Corinthians 13:13 TPT)
God defines success by spiritual growth - not numbers. Spiritual growth is anchored in faith, hope, and love.
Paul never wrote to any church to thank God they were increasing in numbers. He did talk about how they were growing in faith, hope, and love. Let this, people growing in faith, hope, and love be a true indicator of your fulfilling the Great Commission, instead of a packed house!
“For we remember before our God and Father how you put your faith into practice, how your love motivates you to serve others, and how unrelenting is your hope-filled patience in our Lord Jesus Christ." (I Thessalonians 1:3 TPT)
If your ministry, your church, your interactions with people are causing them to grow in their faith, love, and hope then you are successful! Numbers will never tell the full story.
“And so faith, hope, love abide [faith—conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope—joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love—true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (I Corinthians 13:13 AMPC)
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
"Encouraging and Empowering you to become who God created you to be, God's Masterpiece, a Divine Original!"
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