Are we to pray, hope, and labor for grand moments of redemption in the lives of those around us? Yes. But most of the Christian life and the Kingdom of God is manifest in the moment to moment living of Christians. If we had a better eye at recognizing those moment to moment manifestations of the power of the cross and the glory of the Kingdom then maybe one great cause of our discouragement would no longer be fed.
Jason Helopoulos, guest blogger on DeYoung, Restless and Reformed, Discouragement and the Kingdom, July 7, 2010