Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Run With Endurance


We have a race set before us that is taking us to Christ. On the way home, there are smooth paths, bumpy one, dark days, sunny days, sin that hinders are race, etc.

Every day we have a choice to either obey the Lord or disobey. Every day we must deny ourselves, take up the cross and follow Him. Every day we must fix our eyes on Christ the authour and perfecter of our faith. It isn’t easy and that is why we have the Lord. We need Him every moment of every day.

Patience is the key to running this race. We have a race to run, a race of service and a race of sufferings, a course of active and passive obedience. So, we must run with patience and perseverance. We need patience to deal with trials and disappointments. Faith and patience are the conquering graces we must cultivate always. 

We must lay aside every encumbrance and sin that so easily entangles us. Get rid of those sins that hinder the race. We have an example in Christ and when we let sin remain subdued, it will hinder us from running the race, as it takes from us every motive for running, and gives power to every discouragement. We need to fix our eyes on Christ when we are weary, faint, or joyful.

Isn’t that the point. We can’t do anything without the Lord and when we take our eyes off Him (His word) we sink so to speak. We need to fix our hearts and thoughts on Him and His ways.

He is our great example and He is our great encouragement; we must look to Him for direction, for assistance, and for acceptance, on all our sufferings. Consider Him. Mediate on Him. When we compare our suffering to Christ’s, it exceeds our own. His patience excels our own and He is the perfect pattern for us to follow.

He will give us the comfort we need. When you are going through something difficult, and the word says, “Rejoice in the Lord always.” We have to ask, “Lord, teach me how to do that?” And He will. He is never going to leave us because He is always and will always hold our hand as we run this race home.

Ladies, when you are weary fix your eyes on Christ. Call out to Him for help. Seek a friend that will pray and encourage you. We don’t have to run it alone. We have our Saviour and He has provided saints that love the Lord and they will carry the load with us. We have a great and faithful God who will provide for us.

Therefore, since we have so great a could of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith. 
Hebrews 12:1-2

4 comments:

  1. I loved the application point in the second to last paragraph where you said, "When you are going through something difficult, and the word says, 'Rejoice in the Lord always.' We have to ask, 'Lord, teach me how to do that?' And He will."

    We have running to do, but every stride we take is by His grace!!! I'm so glad we get to live this life WITH Him!

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  2. This is such an encouraging post! I love all of these truths, and they are so comforting. Thanks for sharing your heart!

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    1. I love that God's words can comfort us.

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  3. It is so easy to forget that the Lord asks us to rejoice in the hard times! Another beautiful and encouraging post:)

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