"But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 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” (1Cor. 15:57-58). It seemed like Satan was victorious in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3) and at the Cross. God, however, turned Satan’s apparent victory into defeat at the empty tomb. Knowing Jesus has overcome death and the grave provides us victory over our fear of death and should affect the way we live and serve today. Paul tells us that because of the resurrection nothing we do for the Lord is useless or ever done in vain.
At times believers can become apathetic in serving the Lord because we don’t see the results we expect or hope for right away. As believers, we must not let our defeated enemy discourage us or cause us to doubt the work we do for God’s Kingdom, be it great or small. As Paul says in (Romans 12:11), you must “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.” When you face challenges and obstacles, remain fixed and firm, abounding in your work for the Lord. Believe in His promises, trust Him and stand firm on His Word, He will provide you holy boldness, power and unshakable faith. Remember, you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you, so be steadfast and live victoriously!
Grace and peace always,