Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith…Hebrews 12:2
Keep Your Eyes on Jesus
There are many who have gone before us that were men and women of faith. They are witnesses to the life of faith. We know God exists because of this great crowd of witnesses. They ran the race and received the prize because of their faithfulness. Yes, they stumbled and fell sometimes, but they finished the race.
In the same way, we ought to take off every single thing that hinders us whether that be relationships, friendships, addictions, or false beliefs because these things slow us down. You can’t run very good when you have so many things slowing you down. Let us throw off the sin that entangles us and trips us up! Then we will be able to run the race that is before us. We will be able to run without hindrance when we keep our eyes on Jesus, our champion, who perfects our faith so we can run a good race. He did it for so many generations before us and will do it again.
A Prayer to Remember
Thank you for the race. Thank you for never giving up on me. May I bring joy to your heart as I run this race. Help me keep my eyes on Jesus as He perfects my faith. Amen