People of faith really inspire me.
I had someone in my office last night who is walking through a tough season in his job. He faces it with faith.
A dear lady who is walking graciously through cancer and it seems to be winning rather than her. But a deep-rooted, evident faith.
A person burned by the church (not ours, thankfully!) who knows that the Bride isn't perfect yet and so isn't letting bitterness take root, festering into something toxic. That's serious faith.
A guy who I enjoy very much who has seen God move and provide, is looking for more of the same as a new job venture unfolds, and is doing it without worry. Confident faith.
The family from our church who took a month to minister on the mission field because they thought they should and there was a need. Global faith.
And those are just five. I have many more stories.
And they all inspire me to want to be a better man, a man of faith. That's why faith-stories are important in churches, small groups, neighborhoods, etc.
But that's just me thinking thoughts...