Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

I Corinthians 15:58

There is Joy in Serving Jesus

Many times periods of success in a believer’s life are followed by seasons of discouragement.  The apostle Paul understood and experienced this.  What is The Lord’s remedy for times like this?  I Corinthians 15:58 gives us the answer; “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”  So, if you feel discouraged in your life, just follow the Lord’s advice: [1] Stay put where the Lord has placed you.  Don’t run away from your responsibilities, even if you feel like running away—be ye stedfast, unmoveable”.  [2] Stay active in the work that the Lord has put you in.  Don’t stop doing what the Lord has asked you to do—always abounding in the work of the Lord.  [3] Stay convinced of the Lord’s truths.  Don’t let your mind start feeding you false information.  Stay focused on what you know—that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.  If you stay put, stay active, and stay convinced, it won’t be long till you will once again be cherishing the joy of serving the Lord.  The song writer had it right.  “There is joy in serving Jesus”. 

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