“So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.” (I Corinthians 15:58 NLT)
No matter what happens in our daily lives–the good, the bad-the seemingly overwhelming odds we must overcome–we must remember that in the end–the victory is ours if we just stay strong, refusing to be moved by what we see, and know that what we do for the Lord–is all good.
After Paul explains in his letter to the church at Corinth how when we physically die, our corruptible bodies (subject to return to the dust of the earth) will rise incorruptible (spiritually) and we will never die again. Once we understand the purpose of the law (sin-driven) and the work of the cross (sin-defeated), we will have victory over sin–we can and must control our actions and then we have victory over death. Hallelujah!
Many of us get excited about a lot of things–new jobs, new cars, basketball teams, football teams, soccer teams, getting married–all sorts of things that we celebrate. Have we considered celebrating our victory over death? Do we really get excited about God’s love for us–redeeming us from the law of sin and death?
If you think this is just about going to church (as a celebration)–think again. Celebrating victory over sin and death doesn’t have to wait until the doors of the church open–we can celebrate Jesus every waking moment of our lives, excited about what He has done for us and willing to share the Good News with all we meet! We celebrate in our praises, in our dances, in our tears of joy, and in communicating His love with all we do. With joy in our hearts and a song on our lips–we celebrate His love for us! Glory to God!
And when we know what we know and do what we do that pleases Him–we know nothing we do is in vain–with His guidance in everything–it’s all good, nothing ever useless and time never wasted in sharing the news!
Now think–really think–do you have a reason to celebrate Jesus today? If you know Him for yourself, you do–start right now, don’t waste another minute–rise up from your beds of affliction and shout the victory in His name! If you don’t know Him–now is a good time to get to know Him and understand what it is He has done for you–providing an avenue to forsake sin and have victory over death!
Let The Lord into your hearts today and receive all His many benefits–celebrating His love! Hallelujah!
Thank You Lord, for Your Love, for new mercies each morning, for victory over sin and death, for making sure no weapon formed against us will ever prosper, for making us the head, not the tail, for blessing us with success in all things we do to Your glory! Our God is awesome and He alone deserves all our praise! He’s Worthy! There is None Like Him! Nobody can do for us what Jesus does and when we do–out of love–it’s all good!