“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience 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 is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds,” Hebrews 12:1-3.
If your heart is heavy this morning, The LORD Jesus Christ wants to encourage you right now.
If you could see into heaven you would see the great cloud of witnesses that have gone before you, who through Jesus were victorious.
They are there as a testimony of His love and faithfulness, you are not forgotten nor are you without help.
Cast your cares upon The LORD, repent for carrying something or laboring over something that is not yours. We can cause much grief in our lives by being out of Gods will.
Beloved, we have a race to run, one that has been purposed before the foundation of the world, that can only be run with patience.
But, to run in this way we must look to Jesus. He is the author and finisher of our faith… But he had to do something first… He had to count it all joy... Don’t let the devil steal your joy today.
Jesus despised the shame of The Cross. He endured contradiction of sinners against Himself, but He endured it with JOY.
How could He do that?
He saw the finished product, he saw the reward, he saw the that the Father was glorified because He was obedient.
You see we have to look ahead, we have to look through His eyes to have the victory!
Look to Jesus and live! Let go of the past, let go of the sin that so easily besets you (gets you off course), and live!
Remember who you are in Christ, and that His Holy Spirit is your Helper, your Counselor, your Strong Tower… He is your lifeline to The Fathers heart!
I like what Jesus did when the pressure got to be to much… He went to the mountain to pray, and cry out to the Father.
When was the last time you had a prayer meeting with God, just the two of you.
You will find your answer and your relief there in His very presence. Let Him help you today… He is the answer!
God Bless You, you are in my prayers
~ Celeste Dewey