In everything give thanks: for this is the will God in Christ Jesus concerning you" (1 Thess. Romans 5:3-5 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces … IMPORTANT: WE WILL BEGIN FIRST PHASE OF MEETING AT THE BUILDING. When we have yielded to indifferent feelings for sometime and have sadly neglected prayer, we have a hard struggle to get through to the glorious light and victory and sweetness. Philippians 4:1 ; 2 Thessalonians 2:15 ; James 1:6-8. You may sometimes feel a strong impression to pray, but you do not need to have this feeling always in order to be duty -bound to pray. Therefore, "let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised)" (Hebrews 10: 23). But you must get out where the blessings fall; you must get where you have sweet tastes of love and the satisfying blessings of the presence of God. of And here let us not overlook the reassuring words of James: "the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much" (James 5: 16). You do not need to wait for such impressions before you act, for a knowledge of your duty makes you responsible. Ask the Lord to help you imitate Paul’s steadfastness in your journey toward righteousness and Godly kingdom building. One of the early occurrences of steadfastness in the New Testament is in Acts 2:42. Dan.6:26. Our Responsibility to Christ. When God delivered Daniel from the lions, Darius the king said, "I make a decree that in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and steadfast forever." But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3: 17, 18). This communal worship is vital to our spiritual growth and well-being. And we desire," says the writer of Hebrews, "that everyone of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: that ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises" (Hebrews 6: 11, 12). Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved. The need for prayer to remain steadfast in ones calling is well illustrated in Jesus own life. Scripture informs us that Jesus "went about doing good" (Acts 10: 38). 11. Steadfastness is a firm, fixed purpose of the heart to cleave unto God, to attend strictly and promptly to every Christian duty. Jesus, for instance, promises that "he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved" (Matthew 24: 13). Inasmuch as we can accomplish nothing without the Lord's help, Paul's prayer for the Colossians also addresses our need today. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. There can be no success nor prosperity in the Christian life when this principle is wanting. 8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. In another place we read: "resist the Devil, and he will flee from you. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. It is cleaving to God, let the storms rage as they may. Hence we are urged: "and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another..." (Hebrews 10: 24, 25).