God Talk: Deliverance
1 Corinthians 15.58 (CEB)
As a result of all this, my loved brothers and sisters, you must stand firm, unshakable, excelling in the work of the Lord as always, because you know that your labor isn't going to be for nothing in the Lord.
I typically define steadfast to mean constant. And while this is a perfectly reasonable definition of the term, I have begun to understand steadfastness is more akin to unwavering. Constancy has a connotation that seems fixed to one place. While unwavering helps to imagine steadfastness as, “there is nothing that can separate us” from God’s love.
God’s steadfast love moves with me and I with God as together we seek God’s will. God’s will is that all know the love shown to us in Jesus Christ. God’s love is patient with my impulsive nature, generous with my stubbornness, merciful when I am complacent and righteous when I am unkind.
These things: steadfastness, patience, generosity, mercy, righteousness are the building blocks of God’s kingdom. We are asked to work at being part of God’s kingdom.
Essentially, we are asked to share God’s steadfast love with all.
Where do you experience God’s steadfast love? How might you share that steadfast love with others today?
Grace and peace,
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