THOUGHTS FOR YOUR DAY.
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Let’s look at the word “witnesses”
There is more to this definition, but for today this is what Vines Dictionary says about this word in context.
“(a cloud) of witnesses,” here of those mentioned in ch. 11, those whose lives and actions testified to the worth and effect of faith, and whose faith received “witness”
Though these witnesses may be seen as spectators or as, “our cheering section”, it is also true that they are examples for us in our walk, in our race of faith.
Abraham and Sarah didn’t look at their circumstances as any reason to doubt God’s Word. Once they were clear on what HE HAD SAID, that was it, obedience and worship was their declaration, their walking out of faith. Their ANSWER came!
That’s not to say they didn’t recognize the circumstances, they were aware, but they gave heed to only the Word of God. They “looked unto” God and gave Him glory.
Jesus said to Jairus, " fear not only believe", He was keeping Jairus focused ... in effect he was saying "don't look at the wind and the waves", look right at Me. only at me, one direction, one focus ... believe.
Read Hebrews 11.
Lord, help us to see what you want to show us. Help us to understand what you are saying and to then move with you. Lord open our eyes, we want to see you more clearly than ever before.
In Jesus Name Amen