The work of building God’s church on Earth can be intoxicating. We can quickly and easily be distracted from our Holy God—the Way-maker—and become caught up in making a way ourselves, building our own mini kingdoms for our glory, not His. We need to preach the gospel to ourselves every day, reminding ourselves and each other that we contributed nothing to God’s salvation plan. We can’t fabricate our own holiness. It’s by grace we’re saved, through faith (Ephesians 2:8–10), and the good works we spend the rest of our lives doing are just our love response—our living thanks—for the mercy poured out on us.