Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Today Reminder - 29 May 2012 (Endure)

My prayer for you for today is that you will keep your eyes on Jesus as you endure the race of life, in Jesus name.

Hebrews 12:1-2
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. Because of the joy awaiting Him, He endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now He is seated in the place of honour beside God's throne.

Endure - And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Every athlete trains with passion and motivation to become a champion in their events. Their bodies are conditioned and toned to deliver excellence and even their attire is streamlined to make them more agile with less and less resistance. When we run the race of life it is so important that we do the same as an athlete. We must train with passion and motivation in our spirits and read the word and spend time in prayer. We must make sure that we do not carry extra weight, especially sin that can so easily trip us. Every athlete has a role model, someone that they look up to and who inspires them. In our race we should keep our eyes on Jesus, our champion. He must be our focus point, our inspiration. He went through temptation, humiliation, pain and finally death to rise from it and defeat it for us, so that we can follow in His footsteps and finally be like Him, to be a champion like Jesus.

My dear friend lets warm up and put on our running shoes. Let’s look at our champion and follow His example and run with endurance. Don’t be discouraged if you do not succeed at first, but instead stand up again and try again. Just like Jesus carried His cross and when He fell, He stood up again, you should get up again when you fall or fail. Finally when He could no longer carry the cross alone, Simon helped Him. In the same way Jesus was helped, He stands beside you every step of the way ready to lift you up when you fall. Keep your eyes on Him and ask Him to help you. I pray that you will rise above all that holds you back so that you will become a champion of life, a hero to those you meet and to those that work with you, live with you and knows you.

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus