What’s the one thing that keeps us from God?

Posted: July 27, 2020 in Thoughts on God
Hebrews 12:1 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,
What does this verse say to you? I see it broken down into two components.
1. What sin ensnares us? We need to take stock and evaluate what sins we are held captive to. Once we confess those sins, we need to focus on getting out from under them. This can only be accomplished through the power of the Holy Spirit. Confession first, recognizing we need the strength of the Holy Spirit second. Then thirdly, leads us to the second component of this verse that’s so important.
2. Perseverance! We need to learn to run this race that we call life as marathon runners, not sprinters. Our lives are a constant struggle between good and evil. Between Satan and Jesus. We all know who will win the race if we stay committed to our Lord, but there are times when we need to be patient and let the Holy Spirit work things out for us. We need stamina, not speed.
I hope we can all apply this passage to our lives today, and I will be lifting you up in prayer.

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