A convicting word that we must pursue holiness, not just shiny “fruit.” I suck at this. My heart needs to be changed so much by Jesus.
”’Successful’ ministry is not measured by numeric indicators. When Christ addresses the seven churches in Revelation, does he commend the larger churches and rebuke the smaller? Does he compare growth rates and highlight numbers? No. Instead, he hits at the heart of character, faith, endurance, compromise, idolatry, and immorality.”