I am excited, overjoyed and overwhelmed that this challenge is finally here! I am so grateful to God for the opportunity to go on this journey with you all.
Our theme for this month will be “Purify Your Heart”. I believe that purity begins and ends in your heart. If your heart isn’t right, everything else seems to fall out of line. For the remainder of this week we will concentrate on the key verse for this challenge, Hebrews 12:1 “…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”.
I would like for us to ponder on those things that hinder us and keep us from going deeper in God and purpose in our heart to cut the strings. We can make all the resolutions we like, however if we don’t actually cut all ties with the things, people or attitudes that are holding us back, we will never change. Every year we say “this year is going to be different”, what would it be like if this year were actually different?? My heart just leaped thinking about that! Let’s do it! God is waiting on you and me to REPENT. Repent means to turn away, as in you are not going to even look at what used to hinder you. Face Him. Love Him. Worship Him. Praise Him. Submit to Him. Bow down before Him. I am telling you, HE IS WORTH IT!!
Let’s run this race together. See you at the finish line :).