Your Labor Is Not in Vain in the Lord

I Corinthians 15:57-58:
-57: But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
-58: Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

“The word stedfast means to be fixed or settled as beloved brethren (in the Lord). The word unmoveable means to remain firm in our commitment to be beloved brethren (in the Lord). The word abounding means over or above the norm to stand and work with the beloved brethren (in the Lord). The word vain means empty, for our labor, as beloved brethren will manifest rewards – abundantly, and thus, we will not come up empty for laboring (in the Lord). God always blesses and gives us more than we could even ask or think as we stedfastly walk in the Lord.” ~LMJ~

Ephesians 3:20 (The Amplified Bible):*
Now to Him {God} Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams].

*Scripture taken from THE AMPLIFIED BIBLE.
The Amplified New Testament copyright (c) 1958, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation.
Used by permission

Rewards of the Kingdom

“At one time in my life I could not have fathomed receiving the kingdom of God, let alone everything else He gives (Romans 8:17). Then I discovered the author and finisher of my faith, Jesus Christ, and with him, my believing-faith began to grow effortlessly. The reason that we are encouraged to seek the kingdom of God — first, is because God called you unto his kingdom and glory– I Thessalonians 2:12. These are promises to and for those who diligently seek God first, as promised. All we need to do is believe, believe, and believe! Ephesians 3:20 reads, Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, and that power in us is our believing-faith, which energizes us exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think. As our own believing-faith grows, we will be enabled to believe in things that at one time in our lives we perhaps thought were impossible, yet with God, all things do become possible (Luke 18:27), as we with our believing-faith begin not only asking and seeking, but also receiving and enjoying, because God is a rewarder.” ~LMJ~

A Most Enjoyable Experience

“Being a Christian should be the most enjoyable experience in this whole world! You are loved by God! Yes, God loves everybody, but not everyone reciprocates by returning God’s love. This makes you a very, very special somebody ― to God you are precious (I Peter 2:7). You are your heavenly Father’s child, and you are a special individual before His Majesty, and when you believe His Word you have clout with unfathomable power to back it up (Ephesians 3:20)!” ~LMJ~

A Case for God to Work Mightily

“When we share our hopes and dreams with God and allow Him to work within our lives, He will most assuredly give to us the desires of our hearts, for God is able to do more than we could ever think of asking or even imagine (Ephesians 3:20). When we give God our earnest prayers, our continued love, and our daily thanks – believing that He has received them – then God begins to work mightily in our lives, For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure– Philippians 2:13.” ~LMJ~

Your Voice – Heard in Heaven!

“Some people believe that they have no voice in heaven, that they will not be heard no matter how sincere they are or how great their need is; even all too many professing Christians imagine this in the deep recesses of their minds and in the most disparaging ways. Thus, when they do muster up a prayer, they think that God or their concept of a heavenly being will not listen to them anyway, let alone answer a prayer request for their innermost needs. Yet the truth is, our heavenly Father indeed listens and supplies (Philippians 4:19). How can we know this to be true? Through knowing Jesus in the Word, then by way of our risen Savior and our prayer in his name grants us access to our heavenly Father; as we read in Ephesians 2:18, for Jesus continues revealing the Father’s will (Colossians 2:3). And if we know that he hear us {through prayer offered in Christ’s name}, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him– I John 5:15. Thus, we may confidently offer the name of Jesus Christ up to our Father Who answers prayer and with assurance receive even more than the full result of our believing prayer: Now unto him {God} that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us– Ephesians 3:20.” ~LMJ~