As I was riding in the car with a 4 year, His little eyes spotted a Toys R Us.
“Toys R Us”, he screams.
I responded with, “I see it. But it’s closed.”
He says, “No, they will open on Sunday.”
I let him know that they aren’t open anymore and won’t open again. He would not accept what I was saying. Here I am, older and wiser trying to explain the cause of Toys R Us closing. He still didn’t want to hear me. How often do we cut God off. Here He is with His infinite power and great wisdom. But we act like we know it all. We insist on getting our point across and block out what God is saying. If we can just get in our heads that God’s ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts are higher too. He knows things that we don’t. Way more! So the next time God try’s to tell you something, listen. He’s speaking now. Are you listening?
1. What sin keeps you entangled? Verse 1
2. How can you break free from the cycle of sin? Verse 2
“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.”
Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV
Peace and patience have this in common… They are both from God. Getting strength to do all things will take them working together. Peace is given when you think on things that are noble, true, right, pure, lovely, and admirable. Patience is given when you go through a trial or storm. You will have the patience within the storm as you are pulling on peace. So now that you are thinking heavenly thoughts, you have the strength to do all things through Christ. So if you are having trouble making it through a rough path in life, it may be due to what you are thinking about and pulling on. If you’re depending on yourself to bring you through, you are going to remain in the situation. Pull on God and remain content even in the season you are in. He will bring you through with more power, grace, and strength.