Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ready, Set, Go!

Hebrews 12:1
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,

The cloud of witnesses were those listed in Hebrews 11 - the great Hall of Faith Fame.
Those who ran their race.

The Lord has set us all on a course. Designed us to run our own race.

What weights are slowing you down? It's hard to run well with baggage. Stuff. They can be worldly wants and desires that sidetrack us from the race. Wounds and hurts that have us fall to our knees instead of running. Anything that would hinder us from using the talents and gifts that the Lord has given us.

The sin which doth so easily beset us. Anything that would take our eyes and hearts from the Lord.

Run with patience. Almost sounds contradictory. To me - this tells me it's a marathon and not a sprint. Don't stop at the half way mark, keep going. Pressing on toward the mark.

Philippians 3:14
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Let's run. Shrug off the cares of this world, put on the full armor of God to bat away the sin that tempts us, and let us run with patience. Knowing that God is the author and finisher of our faith.

Let's run!


  1. Patty, this is one of my verses to live by. It often surprises me when I find myself entangled. But that awareness is what reminds me to lay those things aside and run with endurance the race God has for me to run. He provides the strength. Thank you for this reminder!