MONDAY August 20, 2018
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your
labor is not in vain in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Notice how we are to live the Christian life; we are to keep busy, always serving the Lord Jesus Christ. When the Lord returns, He should find us doing what we were called to do. So we need to continue to be: steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord.
Nehemiah was called by God to rebuild the walls around Jerusalem. He began the task in tears, prayer and fasting. Nehemiah encountered a lot of opposition from enemies both outside and inside the city. They came against the work of God. Yet this man of God never budged. Despite their mockery, false accusation, and other constant attacks, Nehemiah continued to rebuild the wall. He rallied the people, and under his leadership, the wall was completed in 52 days (Nehemiah 1-6).
Christians should not get disillusioned, become weak, or lose heart in their service to God. They should always place their eyes on Jesus Christ. Understand, each of us individually will be rewarded in eternity, so do not give up. We must pursue the Lord always and be rooted and grounded in His Word.
Then, as God places something on our hearts to do for Him, we will be guided by His Word. God will give us His strength, wisdom, protection and provision to fulfill all that He has called us to do.
For it is in Him [Christ], and in Him alone, that men will find all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge …in spirit I am by your side, watching like a proud father the solid steadfastness
of your faith in Christ.
~Colossians 2:1-7 (J.B. Phillips)~
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