LGD 042: Stand Firm

man making bricks

Over the past few months, we have seen the unemployment rate skyrocket due to the global pandemic. My heart breaks for the massive numbers of people that suddenly found themselves out of work.

Our scripture today encourages us, as believers, to stand firm. We are to anchor ourselves to the word and promises of God. Just as we were told to build our house upon the rocks, and not the sand, we are told to anchor ourselves.

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

1 Corinthians 15:58

Let nothing move you – do not be swayed by the trappings of our world. These actions are easier said than done. None of us are perfect, only Jesus.

As we have seen throughout the health crisis, many are coming to faith in Christ. We do not waver from sharing our faith or helping someone along their faith journey.

We are to give ourselves to this work – reaching out to those who need Jesus – especially now. Our labor is not in vain. Each touchpoint God uses to help someone move further down the road in their faith journey.

The end may not be visible to us, but it is not invisible to God. We may think that a small gesture here or there does nothing, but you never know when a simple “how are you” or “how can I pray for you today” will change the eternity of one life.

Your labor is never in vain, when doing the work of the Lord.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for your promises which are new every day. Thank you for using me to help shape someone’s eternity. Help me to stand firm in my faith, and to keep pressing forward as you guide me. Amen!

I am the host of an ABF Lifegroup - a collection of folks doing community and life together. We are a ministry of Agoura Bible Fellowship. When I am not leading this group, I love to travel, take photographs, share stories, and design workspaces that matter.

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