“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” [1 Corinthians 15:58]

There’s always a tension line in the lives of those following Jesus.  On the one hand we are to know and experience the value of stepping out of the crowd and resting, simply ‘being’ a child of God.  Then we read the words Paul penned, and we are reminded that time is short, the laborers few and we must be about our Father’s business.  Once again we are faced with the fact of faith that we can do all things in Christ and His life is a life fully engaged and abounding.  Whatever we are doing, we are being His offspring and as such we are:

Steadfast – Fixed or unchanging, firmly loyal or constantly unswerving.   A characteristic that reveals a faith with a firm foundation that can be rested upon.

Immovable – Not capable of alteration, unyielding in principle, or purpose.  Showing no sign of emotional stress, unimpressionable.  A characteristic that reveals the faith of the three Hebrew lads who would not bend, bow or burn but believed their God.

Abounding – To have a great amount.  To be fully supplied or filled.  A characteristic of faith that reveals the inheritance of the saints that is available in unlimited proportions. 

In a world filled with pressure and among a people who have lost their belief in the supernatural power of God this is unexplainable and unacceptable.  But those that know their God shall be fully engaged and do great exploits!  

Further Reading:  Daniel 3:19-25; Ephesians 1:11-14; Philippians 4:19