Yesterday morning God woke me with a song our church has been singing for quite some time. It’s called, “Jesus”. It has become our theme song and helps us to focus on who He is, what He has done for us, and what He continues to accomplish in our lives. This song reminds me of what He is able to do in my life if I let Him.
This past Sunday our Pastor spoke on the topic, “Be Steadfast”, and he focused on I Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.” (NASB)
This Scripture has really hit home with me, especially now as I endeavor to win the battle against anger in my life. Pastor said that we must be steadfast if we are to be victorious. He showed us a picture of a lighthouse being battered by the waves of the ocean during a very violent storm. The definition of steadfast is, “being firm in purpose, unwavering, firmly fixed in position.” That is how we must be if we are to win over whatever the enemy throws at us. Whether it’s trying to win over a sin or temptation, or just things that we encounter in our lives that rock us to our core, the preeminent thing is, we are to remain firmly fixed in position, BE STEADFAST!
The picture of the lighthouse in the storm really gave me an idea of how I must be when I encounter the storms of life and do battle battle against the enemy. The Apostle Paul encouraged the Ephesians that we are no longer to be like children who are, “tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine…” (Ephesians 4:14 KJV) I must determine in my mind that I am NOT going to allow Satan to have his way. I have to remain firm in my conviction to refrain from anger.
As Believers, we are called to work for God’s Kingdom, each one of us has a job to do. Part of that job requires that our attitudes be as much like Christ as we can possibly be. We are to be so much like Christ in every way, that we disappear, and all that others see is Him. This is a continuous action, we cannot give in. When we have won the victory, Peter tells us that there is a “ crown of glory” that we are to receive. A crown that will not fade away. (I Peter 5:4 NASB) Philippans 4:1 tells us that we are to remain faithful.