"Jesus taught that spiritual maturity is never an end in itself. Maturity is for ministry! We grow up in order to give out. It is not enough to keep learning more and more. We must act on what we know and practice what we claim to believe...
If you aren't serving, you're just existing, because life is meant for ministry. God wants you to learn to love and serve others unselfishly.
God wants to use you to make a difference in his world. He wants to work through you. What matters is not the duration of your life, but the donation of it. Not how long you lived, but how you lived."
- Excerpt from: Warren, Rick. The Purpose Driven Life
- RADIO TEACHING SERIES: Pastor Rick Warren - Shaped to Make a Difference - In this message series, Pastor Rick uses the acrostic SHAPE — your Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, and Experiences — to talk about the way God wired you and why you need to not just know your SHAPE but use it to do the things God made you to do.
- BLOG ENTRY: Living on Purpose/Living with a Mission (Craig Denison @ First15)