August 3, 2014
Jesus declared, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matt. 6:21). Biblical counselor Paul David Tripp in his insightful work, Dangerous Calling, warns, “What captures the allegiance of your heart will shape your ministry actions, reactions, and responses.” Paul writing the last of his prison letters, while facing potential death, provides insight into his heart that is influential for helping believers to face difficult or extreme circumstances with the same strength and joy. The Apostle Paul argues that the only approach to a fruitful life of ministry is one dominated and controlled by a desire for Christ. What does the believer desiring Christ do in the midst of struggle?