Monday, February 7, 2011

Running the race

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses,
let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.
And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.
For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame,
and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners,
so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Hebrews 12:1-3

Tonight Hebrews 12 is the prayer of my heart. God may we continue to run this race with perseverance. Not walk. Not jog. Not saunter. May we run to you Lord, with our eyes fixed on your face. Give us strength to persevere when the road is long, the journey is tough and the hope seems depleted. God grant us the determination to not grow weary and to not lose heart. May we face each "no" from you, with grace and dignity. May we accept your timing and your plans with a persevering faith that does not waiver. God fix our eyes so steadfastly on you that we cannot be swayed by the temptations of this world. May we be encouraged by your example of enduring the cross. Let us run Jesus, every step, every day, let us run the race.

1 comment:

heartincharge said...

Thank you!
"May we accept your timing and your plans with a persevering faith that does not waiver."

Thank you!