Steadily Towards Victory

In 1 Thessalonians 1, there are evidences that God worked in the lives of the people. After hearing the Gospel message, the Thessalonians trusted God day by day to overcome what seemed impossible and head steadily towards victory. They used their faith to produce good works, their love to produce labor, and their hope in Christ to produce patience.

The Thessalonians heard about Jesus Christ from Paul and Silas and patterned their life after other Christians but then grew into seeing Christ as their model to how life should be lived. They faced violent opposition but remained true to the teachings of Christ. They overcame by focusing not on their current situation but upon their eternal hope.

The Thessalonians set the example so others could follow. They turned their back to idolatry, they worshiped God, and they looked for Christ’s return. We should do the same as we use our faith, hope, and love in our life. Because of the model we have in Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, we can turn what seems impossible and make it possible.

There may be times in our lives when the impossible seems impossible. Projects may be due, bills have to be paid, and there just doesn’t seem to be a way to make it all work out. This day with God, we don’t have to panic. As you go to the Lord in prayer today, rely on His love to face the challengers of life. Head steadily towards victory with confidence because grace wins every time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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