To embrace the vision is to act upon it. Vision is more than recognition. Vision is manifested by the action it prompts.
If there is no prompting to action, there is no vision and without a vision, “The people perish” (Proverbs 29:18). “But he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”
If you do not act on what is revealed to you, God will not reveal more than what He has already shown you.
1 Corinthians 15:58: “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
To abound is to produce or generate great quantity from a source – not just a token result of labor, but a “great quantity.” When we are motivated by our love for Christ and believe in the power of His resurrection, we will have works of holiness with the approval and anointing of the Holy Ghost. We will not ashamed of our efforts or the results.
Abounding is going beyond the ordinary. When a farmer plants the seed, he doesn’t stop there. In his mind is the vision of a bountiful crop and he acts upon that vision. As the seeds begin to grow, he continues to cultivate until the crop is ready to harvest. If he neglects the fields, no doubt, some seeds will come up, some will even produce a little fruit, but not working the farmland will produce minimal results. The vision will not be fulfilled. The proper work was not done to produce a bountiful harvest.
If we abound in the work of the Lord, we will reap great results. Our labor will not be in vain. God will bless works of holiness. Holy people will produce works of holiness. It takes full surrender to God to abound in His work.
Titus 3:8, 14: “This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men … And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.”
To abound is obeying the Lord’s commands in His service. Be diligent and persevering going onto perfection. You can’t have too much zeal. You can’t have too much determination. You can’t have too much joy in serving the Lord. We must abound in His work and in holiness and sound doctrine. What inspires us? The Glorious Hope. That is our motivation to be pleasing to Christ.