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Such a large crowd of witnesses is all around us! So we must get rid of everything that slows us down, especially the sin that just won't let go. And we must be determined to run the race that is ahead of us. We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete. He endured the shame of being nailed to a cross, because he knew that later on he would be glad he did. Now he is seated at the right side of God's throne! So keep your mind on Jesus, who put up with many insults from sinners. Then you won't get discouraged and give up.
Hebrews 12: 1 - 3
In your walk with the Lord, how do you get rid of the sin that just won’t let go? That sin slows you down in the race that God has called you to run in this world.
These verses answer that question. Getting rid of anything that slows you down in your Christian walk is simply a matter of keeping your eyes and mind on Jesus.
When you keep looking at Jesus, you won’t be distracted by the “fruit” which is hanging on the tree of temptation. Jesus is the “perfect man” and you will be captivated by the sight of Him working in the world all around you!
And when your mind is continually pondering the Majesty of Christ the things of this world will “grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.” Those words come from a worship song called “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.”
When you look for Jesus in everything around you and think about Him all the time, you will find that the pull of this world is greatly diminished and your walk with the Lord will dominate your life!
“Lord Jesus, let me see You today in what is happening around me. And Jesus help me to keep you always on my mind! Praise Your Holy Name, now and forever. Amen.”