Corinthians 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.
There are things that will come in your path but let nothing cause you to lose your relationship with God, whatever it may be, it is not worth it. There are three (3) things that Paul advised the church at Corinth to do to hold firmly to God. Firstly, he said “be ye steadfast”. To be steadfast is to be firm in your belief, it is marked by unwavering faith in God despite what is happening around you. Keeping your eyes fixed on Jesus is the key to remaining steadfast in your walk with God. When Peter was walking on the water he wavered in his faith because he took his eyes off Jesus and started to look on the boisterous wind and then he began to sink (Matthew 14:30). Peter’s experience is an example of what will happen if we are not steadfast in our faith in God.
The second requirement to hold firm to God is to be “unmovable”. Being unmovable is consistently taking the same action despite facing unfavorable circumstances. Daniel was a perfect example; he was told In Daniel 6 that if he prayed to his God within a 30-day time span he would be thrown into the lion’s den. In response, Daniel opened his window and prayed three (3) times per day, as he did before the decree was signed. Daniel held unto God because he treasured his relationship with God more than his own life.
The third requirement to hold firm to God is “always abounding in the work of the Lord”; that means never stop growing in your relationship with God. If you are not actively trying to grow, the most likely outcome is that you will regress. Keep growing in your relationship with God by looking at ways to increase the time spent in His presence and increasing your knowledge of the word of God.
Life Application: Hold firm to God by fixing your eyes on Jesus, consistently taking godly action and pursue continuous growth in your relationship with God.
Prayer: Lord, keep me grounded in you. May I keep my eyes fixed on you despite what’s happening around me. In Jesus’ name, amen.