Welcome back. Today marks day three of our run the right race with the right pace engagement. This week we have been savoring and digesting the spiritual meal the Lord provided us Sunday morning. My prayer is that you have been challenged by what the Lord has been teaching you over the last few days. I certainly have. Monday, we took time to evaluate our position in the race. Have you started? Are you running? Where are you on the journey? Tuesday, we considered the importance of resting when necessary. Jesus found the chance to rest invaluable for Him as he connected with His Father to gain insight and energy for the steps ahead.
Today would you take some time to recognize those who have gone before you? Having come off the Memorial Day holiday, we understand the important of those who have gone before us and sacrificed themselves so that we could experience testimonies and witnesses surrounding faith. The word for “witnesses” in Hebrews 12:1 is the same word we get the word “martyrs” from. This reality reminds us of the sacrifice and leadership of men and women of faith from the past.
Today would you go back and review Hebrews 11? Would you journal what you know of those who are mentioned? Would you look back in scripture for input about the lives of the men and women listed in Hebrews 11? Who are some more modern day “martyrs” who have influenced your life? What qualities of the lives of those who have gone before you would you like to model and reflect to the world around you?