Hello, Mighty Woman of God. I speak blessings upon your life and your entire household. This week we are going to GO FOR THE GOLD! I am going to give the messages from the book of Hebrews the 12th Chapter.
(Hebrews 12:1-4), 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. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right had of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lost heart. In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
The other day I was watching the Olympics and they showed a commercial about how much it takes for people to compete in the Olympics. To be in the Olympics, you have to start practicing your sport at a very young age, some at the age of 3. The person that has tried out and competed in the Olympics has most likely gave up a lot of things. That person stays focus on the goal that they have placed in their mind that they want to achieve. Through falling, sweating, swollen hands, fingers and ankles. Sprung wrist and toes; people go through a lot to achieve that one goal, which is to compete in the Olympics. They spend every waking moment practicing and getting their mind set to the point where they seem to eat and breathe their particular sport. That person has endured some of the toughest things that we probably would quit.
Jesus Christ went through much more that we could every imagine. When I watch the movie, The Passion of Christ, it is very hard for me to watch as even the actor goes through the pain. Even though I know that this is a movie and the man is acting a role. But what I do know is that Jesus Christ went through everything that was going on in the movie. Jesus was whipped with something called catanine tails. That actually pulls your skin off each time you use it.
Sin hinders us from getting God's best. That thing that you know God wants you to be delivered from or that person, place or things that is keeping us from running the race with everything within us. We don't want to suffer for 5 minutes let alone 5 years. When dealing with that sin that is keeping us out of the race, we have to fix our eyes on the prize (Jesus). Have the faith that He will walk with you through your pain. It is painful to give up something that we have been doing for years. Deliverance can be painful, but think on this: Have you been whipped, has anyone put a crown of thorns on your head, do you have nails pierced through your skin. Jesus endured, so that we don't have too. Jesus endured all the way unto death. Are you willing to just sweat a little bit? LET US PRAY!
Heavenly Father, I praise you on today, Lord I ask that you create in me a clean heart and right spirit. Comfort me and walk with me as I go through my deliverance. That thing Lord that you know I need to let go of. I pray that you renew my mind so that I can run this race and glorify You. Lord when I think that I can't make it or I want to give up, I will keep in my mind that Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior never gave up and He did it for me, in Jesus name Amen!
Sign up the Spiritual Growth for Women Conference, Sat. June 7th 1P-3P., Chicagoland area Come on out for a blessed afternoon in the Lord, bring a friend. God bless you.