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A Labor of Love

Therefore, my dear brothers, 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. (1 Corinthians 15:58)

My dear children, stand firm in Me. There is no power on earth that will overcome you when you remain in Me. Your victory comes through the Lord Jesus Christ. Stand firm in His victorious power, in the power of the living God within you. Do not be changed by the things of this world. Be moved by My work. Give yourselves fully to the tasks I give you. When you work for Me, your labor is not in vain. You will bring hope to the hopeless, freedom to the captives, healing to the broken-hearted, sight to the blind, hearing to deaf ears, wisdom to the simple-minded, life to the lifeless, and joy to the downcast. Because My Spirit lives in you, you will do even greater things than the Lord Jesus Christ did. Do not work for riches here on earth. Serve Me with dedicated fervor building yourself treasures in heaven. Serve Me in humility and I will lift you up. Your home is not of this world, but I have prepared a place for you in My eternal kingdom. Leave behind a legacy of faith, a heritage of devotion to Me. I am the Lord, and you are My precious child.


 

Life in the Son

Lord, I have been in a slump because of the dreary weather. Would you shine some light into my life? Does the sun, or lack of it, really make that big of difference?


My child, if you only knew. Life in the Son does make that much of a difference. The sun I have placed in the sky may lift your spirits while it shines; but it does not provide constant light, as you know. Truly, my Son will shine his light into your darkness all hours of the day and night. You never need to endure the storms of life alone. I am with you always. I will shine my light of life into every dark corner. I will light the way for you. I will lead you in the path of life.
 

My sweet daughter, life in the Son does make that much of a difference. Even on the darkest of days, you may have joy in your heart, because you belong to me. I am the true light that gives life. As you walk in the rain, my light will lead you on your way. Follow me and you will never walk in darkness, because I am the light of life. (See John 8:12) I have made my light shine in your heart to give you the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. (See 2 Corinthians 4:6)
 

My precious one, life in the Son does make that much of a difference. You may be downcast for a little while, but consider what I have done for you. I am light. I have given you my light. In me there is no darkness. (See 1 John 1:5) Never again will you remain in darkness, because you believe in me, the light of the world.
 

Are you downcast? Look to me for your happiness. Are your spirits low? I will lift you up on eagle’s wings. Are you depressed? I will remove your sackcloth and clothe you with joy. Are you stuck in a pit? I will pull you out of the pit and place you on solid ground. Are you caught in the middle of a storm? I am with you. I will weather this storm with you, and bring you to a place of rest.
 

Seek me, my child, and I will give you joy in your spirit and peace in your heart. My light will illuminate the darkest of days. Even as we speak, the skies are getting brighter. I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me shall stay in darkness. (John 12:46) Life in the Son does make that much of a difference. Choose to live your life in the Son.