Stand Firm

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Therefore - 1 Corinthians 15:58 - Stand Firm - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Therefore – 1 Corinthians 15:58 – Stand Firm – Growing As Disciples

Therefore, my dear brothers, 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 (NIV)

Go All Out

Go all out. Give yourself fully to my work. Don’t hesitate. Don’t hold back. Move forward with me. Follow me to where I lead you. Do all that I ask of you. Will you do this for me? Yes Lord, I will go all out to serve you. I will hold nothing in reserve. I will not hold back. I will not hesitate. I will not retreat. I will move forward with you. I know that you will give me the power and strength to do all that you are calling me to do for you. Yes, I will. I know that my labor for you will never be in vain. I know that it would be impossible for me to misspend my life in serving you. You will help me to bear an abundance of fruit for your kingdom. You will help me to bring glory to your name. Yes, I will. There is no place I would rather go than to where you are leading me. There is nothing I would rather do than all that what you ask of me. Why are you so willing to wholeheartedly serve me? I am willing to serve you not because I should or must. I am willing to serve you because I love you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. Doing anything less than an all out effort or anything else than serving you has no appeal to me. I want to do what you want me to do for you. I want to know you. I want to walk in your ways. I can see that. 

What makes you so certain? Why are you so sure that your life will never be misspent serving me? Why will nothing move you? Why will nothing prevent you from going all out to serve me? I know who you are. I know what you have done for me. Tell me who I am. Tell me what I have done for you. You are my Savior and Lord. You lived and died for me. You gave your all for me. Yes, I did. I want to give my all for you. I also know my future. What is your future? One day I will come to live forever in heaven with you. That’s right. I also know that you will want me to tell you what I have done with my life. You will want to see the fruit that I have born for your kingdom. You will want to see that I have brought glory to your name. You will want to tell me that I have done well as your good and faithful servant. Yes, I will. That is why I am going all out for you now. That is very good.

Lord, thank you for the certainty that one day I will come to live forever in heaven with you. Right now, in this life, I will go all out to serve you. I will not work only for the rewards of this life. I want to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Amen

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Give Yourself Fully

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 132- 1 Corinthians 15:58 - Give Yourself Fully - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 132- 1 Corinthians 15:58 – Give Yourself Fully – Growing As Disciples

Therefore, my dear brothers, 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 (NIV)

Firmly And Fully 

There is one reason I can stand firmly with you. There is one reason I can give myself fully to you. Both are possible for the very same reason. Why can you stand firmly with me? Why will you give yourself fully to me? You lived and died and rose again for me. You forgave my sin. You cleansed my unrighteousness. You adopted me into your family. You made me to be your child. You broke the power of sin over my life. You filled me with your Holy Spirit. You made it possible for me to come to live forever in heaven with you. You have secured a place for me in heaven. I have a certain and eternal future that puts all of this life into perspective. What perspective do you now have on life? This life is temporary. This life is fleeting. This life is like the snap of the fingers or the blink of an eye. It would be foolish to labor for all that this world has to offer. Why is that? I brought nothing into this world, and I will take nothing out of this world. So, what will you pursue? How will you spend your life? What is worthy of your pursuit? I will spend my life pursing you. I will follow your example. I will think what you thought. I will say what you said. I will do what you did. I will pursue knowing and loving and following and serving you. I will live the life that you have called me to life. What life have I called you to live? You have called me to love like you loved. You have called me to give like you gave. You have called me to serve like you served. How did I love and give and serve? You gave yourself fully. You gave yourself sacrificially. You gave yourself relentlessly. You made no retreats, held nothing in reserve and had no regrets. You did all that your Heavenly Father gave you to go and do for Him. Yes, I did. That is what I will do. That is the desire of my heart. That is the mission and vision and goal of my life. I will stand firmly with you and I will give myself fully to you. I am at your service. Use my life to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Help me to bear fruit that will last for all eternity. Yes, I will. You count on me. That I will do. That is very good.  

Lord, all my hope is in you. I know that one day I will come to live forever in heaven with you. In the meantime, I will give myself fully to your word because I know that my labor will never be in vain. I will bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Amen

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Let Nothing Move You

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 70 - 1 Corinthians 15:58 - Let Nothing Move You - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 70 – 1 Corinthians 15:58 – Let Nothing Move You – Growing As Disciples

Therefore, my dear brothers, 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 (NIV)

Immovable

That is what I would like to be. What would you like to be? I would like to be immovable. What do you mean by that? I would like to keep on giving myself fully to your work. I would like to keep on moving forward with you. I would like to keep on following you to where you lead me. I would like to keep on doing whatever you ask of me. That’s very good. What’s the problem? Well, the problem is me. I know that you are rock solid. I know that I can trust you. I know that I can rely on you completely. You never change; you will always be my fortress of strength. I however am not rock solid. Everything about me does change. One day I am strong; another day I am weak. One day I am confident; another day I am timid. One day I am filled with faith; another day I have my doubts. I could go on and on. But you get the idea. Yes, I do get the idea. You are worried that you will not be immovable. I am more than worried. I am certain that with my own strength I will never be immovable. That’s good. That’s good? Why is that good? Has someone asked you to be immovable with your own strength? I thought so. Well, I have not asked you to be immovable with your own strength. You haven’t? No, I haven’t. Maybe it is you that have asked yourself to be immovable with your own strength. I guess so. You guess so? No, I know so. 

If you have not asked me to be immovable with my own strength what have you asked of me? Now, that is a very good question. I have asked you to come to rely on me. I have asked you to place all your faith in me. I have asked you to draw near to me. I have asked you to hold on to me. I have asked you to trust me completely. Does this sound familiar to you? Yes, it does. Do you believe that I can make you immovable? Do you believe that I can make you fruitful? Do you believe that I can help you to give yourself fully to me? Do you believe that I will help you to keep on moving forward with me? Yes Lord, I believe that you can do all these things in and through and for me. You will help me to keep on giving myself to your work so that I will be able to continue to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Yes, I will. I will place all my faith in you. That is very good.  

Lord, help me to be steadfast and immovable as I love, follow and serve you. Help me to give myself fully to your work. I know that my labor for you will never be in vain. Make me able to bear abundant fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Amen

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