Faith is a prerequisite for hope and love, “Now these three remain-faith, hope, and love…” (1 Corinthians 13:13). So in a sense, faith is belief in something and a requirement to possess other things. Jesus said in Matthew 17:20, “…if you have faith as small as mustard seed…” you can accomplish amazing things for God. The mustard seed needs to be watered each day for it to grow. Seemingly, nothing happens for a very long time, but one day it sprouts and grows into a large tree.
We must endure – like Abraham, we cannot stop until we have reached the land he has promised. For us, that is eternity. Until we reach eternity, one way or another, He will never stop calling us deeper. Not when we’re 40, not even when we’re 75 or older! On this side of eternity, we have never arrived. When it comes to building the Kingdom, there is no such thing as a legal working age or retirement. We are all called to something!