This morning as I woke up the word “fixed” was on my heart. There are many definitions of the word “fixed”. First, fixed means to be fastened, attached, or placed so as to be firm and not readily movable. The Lord designed the mountains to be moved (Mark 11:23) so we wouldn’t have to be! 1 Corinthians 15:57-58 says, “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” We are called not to let the troubles move us, but to be immovable! Our victory is in Him, so let our faith be fixed. As our faith is fixed in Him, we will abound in all He has called us to do.
Another meaning of the word “fixed” is to be rendered stable or permanent. Matthew 7:25, “…the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.” This scripture is referring to the way the storms of life can either destroy us or cause us not to be shaken. If our faith is fixed, it’s built on the Rock. If we’re not building our lives on the Word of God, we’re going to be shaken and sifted like a house made of sand.
Another meaning of the word “fixed” is to be set or intent upon something or to be steadily directed. Hebrews 12:1-2, directly following the great faith chapter of the Bible, reads, “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Jesus lived His life set and fixed upon the plan God had for Him and the victory that was only to be found in Him. There has been no greater trial to man than the crucifixion Jesus endured, but He kept His focus on victory. Christians, the victory is already won for us! Let’s keep our faith fixed in that truth! This means we’re going to have to stand guard against distractions and against sin that tries to entangle us.
Another definition of the word “fixed” is not fluctuating or varying, but definite. Philippians 1:27, “Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.” Someone whose faith is fixed isn’t wishy washy. A Christian isn’t meant to have faith one day and fear the next. A Christian isn’t meant to live for a God one day and live in the world the next. To be fixed, isn’t fluctuating. As the body of Christ, we need to be in one accord, fixed with the same faith, striving together to reach this lost world.
A final definition of the word “fixed” that stood out to me is, to be set in order. The Word of God has this amazing ability to set our lives in order, in perfect order as God intended. God is a god of order (1 Corinthians 14:40), and He wants our lives to be lived in order. When our faith in His Word is fixed, meaning we will follow it above all else, we’ll have perfect peace, perfect provision, perfect strength and health, perfect joy.
The early church continued daily in the faith (Act 2:46) and lived daily their faith in the Word and in what Jesus did. The early church also saw many miracles, many healings, and thousands turn their lives to Christ. Let us follow that example, having our Faith Fixed.