Nov. 13, 2014: Word For Today
Hebrews 12:1-2Amplified Bible (AMP)
12 Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us,
2 Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
A lot of times we worry about our lives and the distractions that come with it. We worry that because of our short comings, we will not be able to serve God in the way he deserves to be served. Truth is, that is not the case. If we fix our eyes solely on Jesus Christ, He will bring us to maturity and perfection. We will find that we are able to do all that He has called us to do and also we will discover that our lives have been transformed.
So stop worrying and focus on Jesus. The one who has the ability to change and deliver