As believers we have got to become more STEADFAST in what we do for Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:58 (New King James Version) encourages us saying, “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.” Being steadfast only means that you are firm or unwavering in a belief or in a particular duty that you perform. It simply means being loyal or faithful-doesn’t everyone want loyalty and faithfulness?
We wouldn’t want God blessing us one day then cursing us the next day. We certainly wouldn’t want God to show us love and mercy today only to be cruel and unmerciful tomorrow. Of course not, we want God to be faithful unto to us. We want Him to be the same with us every day; and He indeed is the SAME yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8, NKJV). But how are we towards God? Are we steadfast towards loving Him, obeying His commandments, and doing His good work?
Some of us praise the name of the Lord one minute and the next minute we are using His name in vain. Some of us are doing the good work of the Lord one day only to do the work of the enemy the next day. This is NOT being steadfast! Being that God is so steadfast towards us, though we sometimes don’t even deserve it, we owe it to Him to show Him the same faithfulness! Then think about this: we are indeed created in the IMAGE of God (Genesis 1:27, NKJV) meaning we should be LIKE God in every way. We should have the same characteristics of God, being steadfast, loving, and holy just as He is.
People I urge you; whatever God has put on your heart to do: do it and do it over and over again! If God put it on your heart to start visiting people in homeless shelters or nursing homes don’t just do it one or two times and think your work is done. Be dedicated; Do it faithfully! If God has been convicting you concerning following one of His commandments, don’t just obey Him one day-obey Him tomorrow, the next day, and forever. Let’s be fair with God-He has been so good, faithful, and steadfast towards us! So let’s return the favor, doing the same towards Him!
Say this short prayer:
Lord, help me to be steadfast and faithful in all my ways. Lord you are faithful and I am created in your image. So help me to walk in that image you created me in. And help me to not get weary in well doing, knowing that you will indeed reward your faithful children. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.
One last thing: I usually don’t post on Saturdays but I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award and will do a special post about it on tomorrow! I’m very humbled and grateful that I was nominated! Look for that post tomorrow!
-To God be the Glory
*Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.