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I Corinthians 15:57-58 ” But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 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.”

The Apostle Paul could be writing these Scriptures to us today…Dear friends, stand firm and let nothing move you.  For it is only by the Lord’s help that we can choose faith over fear, peace over panic, and worship over worry.  Paul goes on to exhort us to look beyond ourselves and serve others.  For just because we’re facing difficult times doesn’t mean what God has called us to do is now exempt, futile, or pointless in His eyes.  Quite the opposite!   Earlier in this Chapter, Paul writes that we are God’s fellow workers, (I Corinthians 3:9)  and nothing we do in His Name will ever be insignificant, unimportant, or unworthy of the calling.  Be the hands and feet of Jesus to a lost and dying world today and make a difference!

Psalm 67: 1-2 ” May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face shine upon us, that Your ways may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations.”

When people look at you, what do they see?  Do they see Jesus smiling back at them  from behind your eyes?  You can’t help but do this if you have a firm grip on just how kind and gracious God has been to you.  If you really understand the depth of God’s favor and protection…His plan and purpose for your life…the victory over sin and death He has afforded you…how can you do anything but manifest His love through you?

II Chronicles 20:17 ” You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you…”

You don’t need to fight those battles alone.  You don’t have to stand unaided in front of the enemy of this world defenseless and vulnerable.  The Lord tells us very specifically in this scripture what our role should be in battle.  We are to stand our ground and commit ourselves to trusting God.  We are to hold our ground, not wavering in our belief that God is in control and fighting on our behalf.  Finally, we are to watch as the Lord works… giving us the victory.