Monday, March 20, 2017

Day 4 

 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:58

Sometimes it feels like what we are doing here on the earth is worthless.  I mean, when we look at the news or read social media we can sometimes just feel defeated.  We can feel like what we are doing is not really making any difference at all.  I mean who am I, right?  

Jesus has called you I as Christ followers into something far better and far more adventurous.  He's not wasting His time here.  He's doing something magnificent.  The key to all of this is getting our eyes off of ourselves and looking to Jesus.  Watching what He's doing, watching where he's going.  You see as you read in the verse above He's encouraged us not to quit.  He says ' be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord...' 

That's a big deal.  Because if He has given the command to live this out He's going to give us the strength to live this out.   Stop attempting to create something that you were never mean to create.  Rather move into the realm of just simply trusting what Christ has mandated for us to live out.  

What Jesus is doing in your life will matter in 10,000 years.  It will matter in 500,000 years.  It's eternal in nature.  His work in you in not in vain.  Don't be short sighted.  What's coming is bigger than you and I could ever even begin to imagine.  

I think that so often what happens is we look at eternity a-lot like we used to look at Christmas as a kid, it could never get here fast enough and as we've gotten older the year just flies by...eternity will be here before we know it, and all that will matter is what we did with Jesus Christ!  

So as you walk through this day it is unbelievably important that Christ is who you seek.  I say this to my family members many times during the week.  Jesus is all that really matters.  His goals, His mission, and His plan are the most important.  We need to just fall in line with those plans rather than try and scheme up new ones.   


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