“Faithfulness is Essential”

I think every believer wants to the hear the words, “Well done thou good and faithful servant” from the Lord when they stand before Him on judgment day. I cannot imagine anyone wanting to hear Jesus tell them that they were unfaithful, slothful, or just mediocre. The question is not do we want to be faithful, but rather are we doing things that enable us to be faithful. Steadfastness is all about faithfulness, and it leads to being unmovable in what our Lord has left us here to do with Him and for His glory here on earth. For His will to be done here on earth as it is in Heaven, His children must subject themselves to His will for their lives while they are here on earth. If we are part of His Kingdom, we need to see Him as our King, not our butler or bellhop. If we are going to be unmovable, we must be steadfast or faithful, and only then can we be “always abounding in the work of the Lord”; the work of the Lord is the work He has gifted us to do with Him and His power. Abounding in the work of the Lord is part of the reason why we were given His Spirit. The work of the Lord is His calling to all who trust in Him to be their Saviour. The work of the Lord includes the Great Commission that He commanded His disciples when He departed earth to return to Heaven as our mediator with God the Father. Believers today are His disciples for this time in history, and it is up to us to faithfully occupy His work on earth while we are here if we are going to always be abounding when He returns for us. This is the only way we know that our life is not being lived in vain. This is the only way we know we will hear the words “Well done thou good and faithful servant” from the Lord.