“Well done” – two words that embody the hopeful vision of a faithful finish.
“Well done” is the result of a life characterized by well doing. Many times in scripture, we are encouraged to not grow weary in “well doing,” but instead, to keep fighting the good fight of faith, and to finish strong. This is of paramount importance to Jesus since He fought and claimed an all-encompassing victory for us when He was crucified and resurrected.
But, what is “well doing?”
It is the consistent, tenacious application of the Word of God both in advance of, and in response to, everything in life, which in turn produces increase and paves the way for the establishment of His kingdom! Glory to God!
What does “well doing” look like?
We are each totally capable of living a life of “well doing” – even in our day-to-day lives. “Well doing” takes on many forms, such as:
Declaring the truth, “it is written…” in the face of every obstacle, test and trial (Matthew 4).
Maintaining your peace in the midst of trouble or uncertainty (John 14:27).
Forgiving someone who straight up did you wrong (Luke 11:4).
Casting down thoughts of worthlessness, fear or the enticement of sin (2 Corinthians 10:5).
Restoring someone who has fallen, lifting them up (Galatians 6:1).
Commanding sickness to depart from your body (1 Peter 2:24).
Putting others ahead of yourself (Romans 12:10).
Teaching your children to wage a good fight of faith (Deuteronomy 11).
Giving, sowing, reaping and harvesting (2 Corinthians 6).
Worshiping the King with your whole being (Psalm 45:11).
Walking, talking love (Ephesians 5:12).
Laying hands on the sick and seeing them recover (Mark 16:18).
Proclaiming the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ (Mark 16: 15-16).
It can change your world
We can never allow ourselves to grow weary in “well doing,” which is doing the Word of God.
Read it. Wield it. Kick some devil booty and change your world. Your finish line will be a celebration!
–By Deacon Jeni Willingham, Harvest Barn Church
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