1 Corinthians 15:56-58

The Psalms are full of powerful lyrics that give us a clear portrait of the Lord God. Never is He portrayed as a mild-mannered, passive Deity, hoping and waiting for things to happen. Always He is vigorously engaged in an all-out war against injustice and inequity.

Yet for us as humans, we battle the force of inertia. The antidote for that foe of effectiveness? You guessed it. Heart. It helps to have a passion for serving the Lord. Reflect on these words from the Apostle Paul:

Sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thankGod! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless (1 Corinthians 15:56–58).

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that theLord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ (Colossians 3:23–24).

There’s an old expression track coaches use to spur lazy runners to put more heart in their running: “Come on, guys, get the lead out!”Perhaps you’re battling with inertia today. Maybe you can’t decide which college to attend or which major to study once you get there. You might be procrastinating on starting that ministry that you know God has called you to. In your battle with inertia, God may be saying, “Come on: get the lead out!” It means, get off your duff and punch it into high gear when serving the Lord. Put some heart into it, why don’t you!


Devotional content taken from Good Morning, Lord ... Can We Talk? by Charles R. Swindoll. Copyright ©2018. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, a Division of Tyndale House Ministries. All rights reserved.