31 Days of Prayer: Eighteen – Wetting Myself For Jesus

Perseverance

Children
“Lord, teach my children perseverance in all they do and help them run with perseverance the race marked out for them.”

Soak this in…

Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12:1 (AMP)

If you’ve ever stood at the start line of a marathon, especially in the winter or spring months, you’ve seen runners beginning the race in layers of clothing. Sometimes this clothing is an ensemble of flannel shirts and gloves purchased from their local Goodwill. Runners need to begin a race warm, but still have the freedom to strip off any unnecessary clothing once they’re going. Attempting to tie a shirt around their waist would distract them from the run. Worrying over their favorite jacket might slow them down.

And around mile two, you’ll find the streets filling up with discarded shirts, gloves and worn out jackets.

Let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) entangles us.

A determined runner will let nothing stop them from finishing strong. Especially if winning is an option. No hill too steep, no weather too extreme to slow them down. Even peeing or (disgustingly enough – pooping) will not stop them. A runner will urinate all over themselves to run the race marked for them.

What if this was our spiritual mindset. Nothing getting in our way. No clever sin attaching itself to our leg and dragging us with it.

I’m here to say, spiritually speaking, I’d wet myself for Jesus. I’d even poop my pants if it meant knowing Him more. Nothing… Nothing…Nothing will stop me from my pursuit. No valley, no mountain, no sickness, not even death, will keep me from my God.

Hallelujah.

So, my sweet friend, you cloud of witnesses you, let us run with patient endurance…steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us.

Myself and Others
“Lord, let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us. Let us run with patient endurance, active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us.

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One thought on “31 Days of Prayer: Eighteen – Wetting Myself For Jesus

  1. Good words, Becky! I love how you really spell out what the words mean. Sometimes we read familiar scriptures & sorta graze past the words without considering what they really mean. Thank you!

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