Always abounding

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by: carole l. haines

58 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)

We all want to live a life of meaning, a life with purpose.  I want to know that what I do will bring good to others and bless their lives.  I love the above verse because it inspires me not to give up, even in the midst of confusing circumstances.  I looked up the original meanings for some of the key words.  Let me re-quote the verse for you, using the expanded Greek meanings.

Therefore, my beloved brethren, stand firm, be fixed in purpose. Do not be moved from your place, be persistent.  Remain where you are, for God will bring overflowing abundance from your work.  Like a flower going from bud to full bloom, God will cause your toil to abound.  Any work that you undertake to do, as a labor to the Lord, is not in vain in Him. 

I know it’s hard to remain faithful, but think of God’s faithfulness to us, to His promises, to His Word.  He never leaves us, always encourages us, spurs us on and corrects us when needed.  God has been my constant companion for over 40 years now, and I don’t know how people live a single day without Him.  He is so good, so faithful, so right in all His ways.  I can trust Him completely, even when I don’t understand what is going on, and so can you.  Get to know this wonderful God, by saturating and basking yourself in His Word.  The more you know Him, the more You will rest in His Purpose and will for your life.  Whatever is going on for you, don’t give up.  Trust Him and stand firm. He will bring abundant fruit out of your faithfulness.

58 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)

 

About eloracseniah

May Truth prevail and Love triumph, where we have failed. Amen
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2 Responses to Always abounding

  1. Cathy Rueter says:

    As always dear lady, spot on – just when I need it!

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