Pause

Slow down, breathe deep, and connect to your power source.

“In this room you see a big bulb and a big switch. But, if there is no connection with the main power house, then there can be no light. Faith and prayer is the connection with God, and when that is there, there is service.”

Mother Teresa

Take a moment, connecting with God, and know this: Faith carries you through. Faith calls you to action. Faith is enough.

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Listen

So we aren’t depressed. But even if our bodies are breaking down on the outside, the person that we are on the inside is being renewed every day. Our temporary minor problems are producing an eternal stockpile of glory for us that is beyond all comparison. We don’t focus on the things that can be seen but on the things that can’t be seen. The things that can be seen don’t last, but the things that can’t be seen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

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Think

So often, the temptation with passages like these is to say the stuff on earth doesn’t matter because we’re all waiting for heaven. There are plenty of things on earth, however, that can’t be seen, but still matter a great deal, and we often access those through the things that can be seen. Why do we rebuild houses? Why do we offer food? Why do we march for justice? Yes, it impacts, changes, and betters “temporary minor problems” in people’s lives, but it also restores hope, promise, and freedom to people.

It also produces faith in us. Those things are unseen and eternal. Instead of sitting by and waiting for heaven, we can play a role in focusing on the unseen eternal things in the lives of others – here and now.

Chris Cherry

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Pray

Lord, remind me that this life is not just a waiting game for the future. Give me the faith and strength to impact the unseen things in lives all over the world starting right now. Amen.

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Go

Faith is both amazing and frustrating. Faith is what invites questions and what keeps us going. What step can you take today?

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Chris Cherry

Chris Cherry is the Associate Pastor for Youth and Families at First Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC. He and his wife, Tory, just welcomed their first child and all are excited about this new adventure in life.

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