THEME: PURPOSE REDEFINED
Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, 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, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
-The life of a pilgrim is guided by Christ Himself Who is pioneer and perfecter or rather beginner and completer of our faith. He went ahead of all believers and led to our definitive goal, hence the perfect embodiment and supreme model for faith, and celebrate His glorification at the right hand of the Father. In the previous chapter we find great examples of faithful men and women, who inspire our faith. As we learn the faithfulness of God through Jesus Christ, we are encouraged to stay away from every sin just as Christ endured and persevered the cross and shame. We should persevere in our Christian walk and God given purposes till the end looking up to Christ who is our encourager.
This is the day that You have made Lord, we rejoice and are glad in it. We rejoice in You Holy Spirit for the gift of life. Dear Almighty Father, we come before Your throne of mercy this day that we may obtain grace and mercy to help us in our time of need. We thank You for all You have done in our lives and for Your faithfulness. We surrender our lives to You asking that You may cleanse us from every sin and wash us with Your precious blood of Jesus Christ. We pray that You will remove every sin that easily entangles us and continue perfecting our faith all through. We ask for more grace to endure and persevere in the purposes that You have called us until the end just as You did Jesus Christ. We pray all this in Jesus Mighty name. Amen
Further reading: Hebrews 11:6, Matthew 21:22