Happy Friday to our beloved readers! Our team hopes you are doing well, and we’re praying for you.
Let’s get the bad stuff out of the way first: covid-19 is still here and affecting our lives in a big way.
The good news: we’re staying steadfast as Christians—now more than ever—and we’re sharing how we do it. Brother John has some solid scriptures that will help. As the world becomes more unstable, let’s become more unmovable.
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#CleanHeart #RightMind #StayingSteadfast
By Brother John Shepard
It seems like such a difficult thing, especially during this time, to stay unmovable in the work of the Lord. After all, we can’t even gather together at church as much as we’re accustomed to for a couple more weeks. This is why it’s so important to stay stedfast. Ask yourself a very real question, “How strong is the church in my house?”.
There are many verses in the Bible that speak of being double-minded, of a double heart,
lukewarm, etc., and it’s very easy to find ourselves in that condition. The moment you let up at all of being stedfast, is the very moment that unthankfulness, fear, worry, doubt, and many other feelings start to rush back in abundantly. This is why “always abounding in the work of the Lord” is critical.
“And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; towhom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.” -Acts 13:22
I love this scripture for the simple reason that it gives me an example to follow. What made David a man after God’s own heart? You have to first try to understand God’s heart.
Check Out These Scriptures Concerning God’s Heart
“For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.” -Malachi 3:6
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” -Hebrews 13:8
“Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us.” -Hebrews 6:17-18
Remember when David wrote about his change of heart in Psalms 51?
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” -Psalm 51:10
He acknowledged that his way was wrong and pleaded with God to clean him up and show him God’s way. By doing this, he was proving that he was contrite, and breaking his own spirit. There is still more to being after God’s own heart than just having a broken spirit or a contrite heart on one occasion, or at a one-time trip to the altar, in your life. It is very important to have that experience, but to be steadfast and keep that faith going is a completely different thing altogether.
Keeping it All Going—This is Where Steadfastness Comes In!
How important it is to “keep” His way!
“Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.” -Psalm 37:34
“By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.” -Hebrews 13:15
Let’s keep on fighting the good fight of faith.
If we don’t let up, we can lay hold on eternal life!
Praise the Lord!