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Day Five – Look Forward

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Hebrews 12:1-3

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.

Philippians 3:13-14

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Reflection

One thing we’ve never seen in a marathon race is a runner running back to the starting line, as if he/she liked what was behind better. Many of us might not have run a race but we all can relate with having deadlines, goals, and an end.  We might even had similar feelings of wanting to give up part way but when we fix our eyes on the goal, we press on and not letting things hinder or stop us we finish, meet the deadline, or come to the end.  Sometimes on the spiritual journey, we experience the looking back or the things that slows us down but the encouragement is to throw off those things that hinder, forget about what’s behind and go forward because what ahead is much better than what we left behind. What is ahead is Jesus.  So when we fix our eyes on Jesus, we can stay on the course and the run toward Him.

Response

Let’s ask God to help us to fix our eyes on Jesus so that we can throw off those things that hinder and look forward toward the goal.  As we pray, let’s spend some time throwing off the things that hinder, and let’s receive again His empowering to run the race toward Him.  Let’s also pray for our brothers and sisters, that together, we will strain toward what is ahead in Christ Jesus.

Day Four – Give, Imitate, Pray

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Day Three – Bearing and Shining

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Day Two – More Like Jesus

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Day One – White Hot Power of God

Monday, December 2nd, 2013