Are you having a rough day or a rough month, like me? It seems as if everything has gone wrong this past month for me. So what should you and I do when everything turns to “garbage”? When trials and tribulation hit you and they will; remember Acts 2:42. It says, “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” This verse says much about what we need as Christians today. When our world comes crashing down on us. When trouble seems to be on every corner and everything is going wrong what do we do? Where do we turn, most of the time we turn to everything and everyone except the One who can rescue us. We forget God and we try to “fix” things on our own in our own strength.
When that happens and it happens more than we can count; this is where Acts 2:42 comes into play. “And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Please notice that the early church “continued steadfastly.” When all seems lost, continue on! Don’t give in or give up and don’t wave the white flag of defeat! Yes brothers and sisters continue to move forward loving the unlovable and continue displaying a Christ like spirit. Continue in the “apostles’ doctrine” which is the Word of God. Continue reading the Bible because it is the bread of life and go on studying and meditating upon the things of God so you can stand against the wiles of the devil! And don’t forget to continue to provoke and encourage one another on to good works all the while as you continue to fight the good fight of faith! Continue to stand firm as you labor for the Lord and never forget First Corinthians 15:58, it is one of the greatest messages on encouragement in the Bible. “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” Remember, you will never regret the time you spent in the assembly, the time you prayed, or the time you spent as you studied God’s Word. You will never say, “I wish I had not given of my time and service to the Lord.” As you go through this life keep in mind that life is not over until it is over. In fact your stand is not over until you hear the one who died for you say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant. Enter thou into the joy of the Lord!” Brothers and sisters keep “truckin” there is a lot of “road” between here and our heavenly home!