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 the poor".
6.Your sacrifice of thanksgiving cannot and can never be in vain. why? God loves thanksgiving and when you appreciate Him , you honour Him and when you sow a seed of honour , God has no option but to honour you in return . Why? Isaiah 55:11(NLT)" It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it." Gen 8:22 (NIV)"As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease."
7.Your fasting is not in vain - I know some of us reading this , would say tony I have being fasting but no change yet! Key- when God is taking you to your place of greatness is a continuous process , the more you fast the more receptive your spirit becomes to the word and when you have it properly tuned just like Job said in the book of Job 14:14 " If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my warfare and service I will wait, till my change and release shall come.". you would be willing to wait without a doubt and just like Job believed it happened . So shall yours be in Jesus name , Amen.
8.Your hospitality is not in vain - One day Father Abraham entertained angels sent by God and that was what triggered his breakthrough . If he had sent them away , he would have missed it .Gen 18:2(NLT)"He looked up and noticed three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he ran to meet them and welcomed them, bowing low to the ground."
9.Your giving is not in vain - even the unbelievers give and still receive . you can never miss it when you are a giver . It works if you are persistent in your giving . Luke 6:38 (NIV)"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.". the key is make your giving persistent and never relent . your reward will surely come , if you won't just give up . Amen. Gal 6:9 (NIV)"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
10. Finally watch this -why would your own Creator lie to you ? Roms 8:32"He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
" It can happen now "
prayer: Father let not my labour of love be in vain in Jesus name , Amen.
You re blessed!