Topic: Running The Race pt.2 [Rhema for Living April 8th 2019 daily devotional]
TEXT: Hebrews 12 vs 1 [kjv]
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,
If we must run the race set before us till the end, we must lay aside every . weight. Weight is not necessary sin but weight can lead to sin .
Some believers today , the weight that is hindering their journey is fashion, flesh, an overestimation of self which they call self-esteem , but God calls it pride . If not for the grace of God , you are nothing
Paul said, “I am what i am by the grace of God.” Grace is what picked you and made you somebody. Your cry should always be O God i am the clay; You are the porter, lord mould me.
To run the race, we must run with patience . Patience is a necessary virtue to keep you on track focused on the faithfulness of God.
Faith needs patience to inherit the promise , Hence God counsels us not to be slothful but to followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the Promises [ Hebrews 6 vs 12]
God has a plan for everyone with different timing . You may be born the same day with someone but it is not when you understand divine timing, you will run well. You may not have gotten what you want, But you are not where you used to be.
My father, my maker, as i begin to pray, help me run according to the end .