Sunday morning I asked:
What if Jesus never again worked in any of our lives in a miraculous way?
What if prayers for the sick never brought about healing?
What if prayers for the needy never resulted in provision?
Would we continue to place our complete trust in him?
Would we still pursue a deeper relationship with Jesus?
Frankly, Jesus continues to do the miraculous in each of us and does so on a daily basis.
1 Corinthians 15:58 delivers a powerful promise. After declaring that Jesus’ resurrection brought victory over sin and the grave, Paul wrote,
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (NIV).
Pay particular attention to the final segment of the verse. Your labor in the Lord is not in vain. Because Jesus has risen from the grave, and because he works within the lives of each of us who walk in commitment to him, our Kingdom labor is never in vain. It always brings about an eternal result.
The greatest of all of Jesus’ miracles is his resurrection from the dead. His resurrection makes him victorious over both sin and the grave, and that victory is at work in each of us every day.
However it is that you serve Jesus today, do so with complete confidence, for the resurrected Jesus is at work through you efforts and will bring about the victory.