The Initiative

Inspiration: Hebrews 12:1-3

Given all the complaining we do, can we stop and realize that we still here by God’s Grace & Mercy? Do we get that wrapped up in our issues, that we only talk the Christian lifestyle, but don’t put it to action?  When does one get tired of the same conversation and same issues to say enough is enough? When does one take the initiative to do more?  To trust God?

The word, Initiative, means the first step in a process that, once taken, determines subsequent events….

Folks when we are at the breaking points, for a minute, stop. You want the deliverance, the breakthrough, but the suffering didn’t come over night. And neither will the breakthrough. It’s a process that got you to the low state and it will be a process that you get you to prosperity in Christ. Once you understand that, then and only then are you ready to take the initiative to change. Don’t believe me… let’s go to the Word.

Hebrews 12 (The Message Bible)

Discipline in a Long-Distance Race

1-3Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!

THOUGHT:  Today is a great day to start… won’t you try?  Your eternity is connected to it…

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