Your Life Story

by Barry Newton
marathon.jpgTheir lives are set in concrete. The stories about how Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Joseph, and Moses lived are unchangeable. In spite of adversity, the grit of life and the grind of time, they remained faithful. Meanwhile our spiritual marathon continues. Our conclusion has not yet been written. The trajectory of our lives can still be bent.
The author of Hebrews calls us to look up from our spiritual marathon to discover ourselves in a stadium surrounded by testimony emanating from faithful lives./1 What temptations or discouragement might cause you to stumble or give up? Ever felt spiritually stale and questioned the worth of taking the next step? Those in the bleachers have been there, and their lives testify that not only is it possible for us to go on, but they also knew the effort was worth it. Perhaps as a crescendo, the author draws our attention to the greatest hero of faith.
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”/2
How will you write the story of your life through your actions? Will your story conclude as a monument to serving Self or a faithful witness to the worth of serving God everywhere you go?
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1/Hebrews 12:1
2/Hebrews 12:2,3

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