May 4, 2020
Heaven Cheers Me On
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also 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.
Every day you run a spiritual race. It’s not a sprint but a marathon. In heaven, stands are filled with those who have gone before you, cheering you on to victory. Ever feel like giving up? Those who have gone before you are cheering you on to go deeper and further for Christ.
You Are in a Race
Imagine for a moment you are in a race. This is not a short dash but an extended marathon. As the race progresses, you feel like giving up. You just aren’t sure you have what it takes to complete the race.
As you begin each new lap, you aren’t sure if you will be able to make it through to the next. However, as you come around the last curve, you see the stands filled with people cheering you to victory. They clap, yell, and encourage you to keep going. Knowing the stands are filled with supportive friends, you move forward, you find new strength and focus on completing the race. Right now, you have the support of heaven. Because heaven is cheering you on, you know you can make it to the finish line.
The Book of Hebrews
In chapter 11, the writer of Hebrews described all the great men and women of faith who have gone before you. Abraham, Noah, Moses, and thousands of others who ran the good race of faith. Now they sit in the stands, cheering you on to be all God has called you to be. They cheer as you press on toward knowing Christ in His fullness. It’s not always easy, and sometimes you feel like giving up. Thoughts of fear, failure, and discouragement often crowd your mind.
When you feel like quitting and you think you’re unworthy to even compete in this race, remember, there is a crowd of witnesses who are cheering you on. Those who have gone before you are watching your progress and praying for your success.
Run the race with passion today because you have a team cheering you on to victory.
Look at the promise once again.
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also 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. – Hebrews 12:1
Make these confessions with me.
- Today I run the spiritual race with passion.
- Those who have gone before me are cheering me on to victory.
- I will not give up, give in, or give out.
- I run with my eyes focused on Christ.
In Jesus Name,
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