TreeNear the end of his first letter to the church at Corinth, the apostle Paul wrote this:

1 Corinthains 15:58. With all this going for us, my dear, dear friends, stand your ground. And don't hold back. Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for him is a waste of time or effort. Message Bible

* There is a lot going in.

* In the midst of it all, God is for us.

* We must stand our ground. This requires strength, courage, tenacity, and perseverance.

* We must not hold back. Don't allow doubt, insecurity, fear or discouragement to paralyse you.

* We must throw ourselves into our God-given calling. Give it all you've got. No half-hearted effort. No apathy, indifference, or lethargy allowed to settle in.

* Be confident. Full of faith, that vital ingredient.

* Nothing done for God is a waste of time or effort. It all matters. It all counts. It all makes a difference. It will be fruitful. It will have an impact.

What a great way to start the week!