Lay.aside

Food for thought today….

In the Garden of Eden we see a wonderful example of a life created by God without sin …. for the most part. Unfortunately, we still find the old serpent hanging around. And for what? What business does he have in the Garden of Eden.  He’s doing exactly what he does best – he’s provoking sin.

Hebrews 12 tells us….”Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.”

I’ll sum this up quickly, because I really don’t care to spend much time talking about or even thinking about sin. I’ve been taught that – where the mind goes, the man follows (Prov. 23:7). Maybe the best antidote to excess weight and “sin” is simply stated here …. Lay it down, and Run!

If you don’t have someone who believes in your ability to run, then consider this devotion to be your “huge crowd” today – cheering you on! Lay it down and Run! You can do this.

P.S. Don’t forget that some of that weight you carry are those hurtful words that people spoke over you. Remember, we talked about this last week. Lay them down and Run!

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4 thoughts on “Lay.aside

  1. jamie lopez says:

    Interesting that God was speaking a very similar word to us this morning. Must be important.
    Love you, girl.

  2. candynivens says:

    I was thinking the same thing….I wrote mine, then decided to wait to post it – since it was on ‘sin’ and about 15 minutes later you posted yours, so I was like…..well there you go. So I posted. 🙂

  3. pastorkemp says:

    Adds another layer to my personal theme: “Running to Win!”

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