Time for another SOAP Notes devotional! If you aren’t sure what I am referencing, see this post for a full explanation of this series!
Today’s key verse is 1 Corinthians 15:58
S: Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord [always doing your best and doing more than is needed], being continually aware that your labor [even to the point of exhaustion] in the Lord is not futile nor wasted [it is never without purpose].
O: When working only for man, it can become exhausting and feel fruitless. When working as unto the Lord, we will always be accomplishing something of significance. Our work in the Lord is never wasted. Even when we go above and beyond.
A: Choose to partner with the Lord and view your work with spiritual perspective, rather than in context of earthly principles. Understand that we might not see the fruit of our labor right away (or even see it at all), but we must work with the faith that He will accomplish exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us (Ephesians 3:20).
P: Father, help me to find satisfaction in my work as I view my labor through spiritual eyes. May I create something of lasting value and kingdom significance through my partnership in working with and unto You.
“Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thought, hopes, or dreams]—to Him be glory…Amen. (so be it).” Ephesians 3:20-21