Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
Coming off of the conference I sense a renewal of my focus. I have been encouraged to run with focus the race that is marked out for me. I have my Jesus, our vision and our values.
Now how do I run with perseverance in this race when there are so many hindrances and entanglements? God tells me to fix my eyes on Jesus and consider Him that I may not grow weary and lose heart.
No matter who we are. No matter our backgrounds, our race, our sex, our age, no matter our natural abilities and our learning, there are things that hinder us and temptations that easily entangle us and keep us from running the race well.
But to fix our eyes on Jesus and consider Him…
Fixing our eyes on Jesus – Jesus is the author and perfecter of our faith. He has run the race completely and finished it. I must daily fix my eyes on him and trust in him. The thing that hinders me often is my unbelief, my lack of faith. But I just read a chapter about men and women who ran their race and accomplished great things through their faith in God. Oh Lord help me in my unbelief, that I may run the remainder of my race well.
Considering Him – I think some of the greatest dangers that ruin life are the daily temptations that come and hinder or potentially entangle a person. When the temptations come, this is our time of need as danger is coming. Jesus is our high priest, who faced every temptation and yet is without sin. Now in Him and through Him, we can approach the throne of grace where we can receive mercy and find grace in our time of need.
We fix our eyes on Jesus and consider him in our time alone with Him.
“Our biggest battle in life is our daily appointment with God; keep it or all other battles will get bigger.” (R. Zacharias)
– Moe Montenegro (Resource Director, CO Khon Kaen)
Pray for CO Indianapolis:
New ministry at Indiana University – God to raise up a new generation of students there
- 8 new staff coming on board to multiply their lives on the campuses