My heart is steadfast, God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises! Psalms 57:7
My heart is steadfast, God; I will sing, I will sing praises also with my soul. Psalms 108:1 NASB
🌹God I want to be steadfast. Lord, give me a sureness and a continuousness in my faith that can be depended upon. As my Potter, Creator, make my vessel watertight, strong and firm that I may stay loyal when enduring strain. Help me to be persistent in working for Your kingdom purpose, Lord God. I thank You, God, and will sing praises with my very soul to You!
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58 NASB
All things done for the kingdom of God is worth the toil we extend. What is this life on earth compared to eternity?Should our time be used for our gain, joy, and not care for others on the road to eternal death?
Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God 1 Corinthians 15:50 NASB
Perishable must put on imperishable and mortal must put on immortality then death will be swallowed up in victory! 1 Corinthians 15:54-55 NASB
Are we sreadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord so those around us can be thankful, as we are, for the victory given to us through our Lord Jesus Christ?
🌹The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:56-57 NASB
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:56-58 NASB
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. 2 Corinthians 2:14 NASB
Victory in Jesus, our Savior forever! Victory over sin! Thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ!
🌹THEREFORE let us be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. In this victory let us remember that our toil is not in vain in the LORD!!!
Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, the chief of his officials, to bring in some of the sons of Israel, including some of the royal family and of the nobles, youths in whom was no defect, who were good-looking, showing intelligence in every branch of wisdom, endowed with understanding and discerning knowledge, and who had ability for serving in the king’s court; and he ordered him to teach them the literature and language of the Chaldeans. The king appointed for them a daily ration from the king’s choice food and from the wine which he drank, and appointed that they should be educated three years, at the end of which they were to enter the king’s personal service. Daniel 1:3-5 NASB
King Nebuchadnezzar had a world view of what was success. Respect, deserving of honor and wisdom by his standard. God had a plan, He always does, and He made sure that Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah met the king’s criteria.
The king was offering paid education, gourmet food and a career when groomed for the king’s benefit.
But Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king’s choice food or with the wine which he drank; so he sought permission from the commander of the officials that he might not defile himself. Daniel 1:8 NASB
🌹What are you willing to sacrifice for the world’s idea of success? Your walk with the Lord? The choice morsels of God’s word? What are you willing to compromise? Steadfastness, full surrender to God’s will?
Tomorrow we will look at where real success comes from.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord. — 1 Corinthians 15:58
Work is a part of life. We work to meet our needs in life. We work to get that dream vacation or special vehicle. We work because we have to for our families survival.
When work comes up in a conversation it usually takes on negative tones. We don’t like our boss or another employee. We don’t like our schedule or feel as if we are overworked and underpaid. We can complain that it seems that we never get the cake job but get dumped on. And so on and so on. We work to just get to the weekend. If you think about it that is a bleak existence. I made the decision a long time ago that if I am spending the majority of my life at work, I might as well make the most of it and enjoy the time I am there.
The work of the Lord is no different. We can complain about everything that isn’t going right and whine and complain about every little thing or we can be steadfast, immovable and always abounding in the work of the Lord. Our livelihood on earth may not have eternal value but we can make that work have eternal value. We can make every workday, no matter what we do for a living, have eternal value by abounding in the work of the Lord and making it a part of our everyday life and work. No matter your lot in life you can make a difference in the lives of all those you meet through work for the kingdom. So abound in the work of the Lord knowing that your toil is not in vain.
My Name is Yanira Vargas. I am a Senior at Washington State University. I love all things expression and creative. I was in a relationship with my childhood best friend of 4 years, who happens to have had passed away with stage 3 brain cancer. I still believe in God, and in the beauty of mircles. Join me and embark on this journey with me.