Thursday, January 31, 2013

Our Daily Bread Designs Bible Verse Thursday #66- Be Steadfast

"Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord 
because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."
~ 1 Corinthians 15:58

Some people hate washing dishes because more dirty dishes magically appear over night. Sweeping and vacuuming are the same way. Things never stay clean. Someone is always tracking dirt on your carpet. Is there no end? You get discouraged. It's only when you consider the alternatives that you get out your Hoover vacuum cleaner and have another go at it. 

Your wife may not keep track of how often you change the spark plugs. Your husband has no idea of how often you have to dust. But God keeps track of our faithfulness in His work. He sees us serving Him when no one else sees. And seeing us hanging in there brings joy to his heart. Our Christian service is not done in vain for three reasons:
  1. Christ's kingdom is built on your service, stone upon stone, act of kindness upon teaching the Junior boys Sunday school class, serving refreshments upon spending time with a grief-stricken believer.
  2. Seeing your faithful service brings joy to God's heart.
  3. God will reward you for your faithfulness, even when no one else sees. His ledger book gets fresh notations every time you serve Him. In a word, your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
Yes, I get discouraged and so do you. But God keeps bringing us back to this verse to buck us up and help us to see the importance of faithful service. Don't give up. Your labor in Christ is not in vain.

Your challenge this week is to create a project that reminds us that our service in the Lord is not in vain or that thanks someone for their service.  When uploading your project, please use keyword ODBDBVT66 and then join us at Our Daily Bread Designs Forum to share!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for a timely message, once again, Cheryl! I could definitely use an "attitude adjustment" for's so easy to forget that He is watching and that's all that matters!! Thanks for this super gorgeous, creative sample, wow, wow!!! Amazing work, GF!!!!! HUGS!!


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