To remain unmoveable in the storms of life these last days, we must be joined to something stronger and possess certain abilities to keep us standing. Let's look at some of these:
1)Understand Foundational matters which include:
a)Correct church membership
b)Trust in God
c)Headship alignment in all areas
d)How to live by faith.
2)Depend on God: Acts 2:25- “For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved.” When fighting in the old days, the shield is carried with their left while the right hand is exposed. This means that in every area that men are naturally strong, deliberately depend on God in that area. Let God be your strength where naturally you could have been strong. That does not mean you deny your strength.
3)Learn how to fight: Psalm 144:1- “Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight”. Every critical issue of life has a battle attached to it. Don’t fight faith but rather understand how to fight the good fight of faith. Understand the fight. If you are not a fighter, you are going to be a victim.
4)Service to God: 1Cor 15:58- “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” To abound means to do more and more; you should always find where and how to serve God. The more you stay in Christ, the more you should be contributing and doing something in the kingdom. Serving God the more makes you more stable and stronger.
5)Count not your life dear unto yourself: Don’t spare yourself or the things that make up your life- time, money, energy, possessions; don’t spare them all in serving God. Give them to the things of God. If things can move you, the devil will use those things to buy you. The only way to ensure that things are not going to move you is to use those things to serve God.
6)Be a finisher and not a starter: No matter what, don’t let anybody call you a quitter. If you are not going to finish anything don’t start it in the first place. When I started my Christian walk, I made up my mind I was going to finish this race on a high note, that I will not be a ‘used-to-be Christian’. God is not a God of abandoned projects. No one receives reward at the start of any race but at the finishing line. Sometimes a football match can extend more than 90 minutes and after the 90 minutes, it is no more skills that determine the winner but stamina. Remember that FINISHING IS WINNING!
PRAYER: Lord, help me to finish strong, I will not be blown away by the storms of life in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Bible in a year: Joshua 15:1-63, Luke 18:18-43, Psalm 86:1-17, Proverbs 13:9-10