10 KEYS - YOUR LABOUR IS NOT IN VAIN
LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF 1 COR 15:58 (NIV)
"Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, 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."
1. Your labour in the word is not in vain - Why? Because it is through the word you enter into God's rest .Rest from what ? you might want to know . Rest from all the struggles of life . When you enter into God's rest , you enter into His peace ,His joy,His love and abundance. Once the word enters your spirit , nothing can hold it back , it will surely manifest in your life. .Heb 4:11(NIV)"Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience."
2.Your prayers are not in vain - Most times when we don't see answers to our prayers , we tend to conclude that all our efforts in prayer is all in vain .No, no . prayer is an act of worship . deep prayers , reverence to God , the longer the problem, the deeper the prayer becomes and the more effective . Now here is the key - when your prayer gets to the level of "effectiveness" [praying with deep intensity ], there is no way you will not see results to your prayers ,so the key is we keep praying until our prayers become effective enough to produce the desired result. James 5:16b(Amp)"The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]."
3.Your Faith is not in vain - Most times , when the challenges we face gets overwhelming , we tend to believe all our faith confessions , works was all in vain . no . no .. faith is never static but faith grows . The more you study and listen to the word , the more your faith grows to match the challenge you are facing .When it gets to that level of equilibrium , without a doubt when you issue a command the strangers in your life have no option but to obey you. Psalm 18:44"As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me."
4.Your labour of love is not in vain - your kindness is not in vain , there is a sure reward when you show kindness .Prov 11:17a"Your kindness will reward you, but your cruelty will destroy you." ".key - without love your faith cannot work and love is what you need to lubricate your faith for your desired manifestation . Gal 5:6(Amp)"For [if we are] in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith activated and energized and expressed and working through love."
5.Being a blessing to the poor can never be in vain -I have heard and I am also a testimony of this . Scripture puts it rightly when it says in the book of Proverb 22:9 "He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed: for he giveth of his bread to th