Updated: May 23, 2021
On May 6, 2021, I was asked to speak at a public gathering for the National Day of Prayer. My assignment was to offer prayer for the sphere of Media/Arts/Entertainment.
During my private time with the Lord, I was drawn to Hebrews 12:1-2. As I read the verses over and over, something began to shift in my spirit.
In the past, when I read these verses, I would consider my personal sin while seeking God’s help to expose any darkness in me; However, this time, God revealed His reaction (within me) to the sin that surrounded me in our nation.
Throughout the last year, the gross display of sin in the world has created great tension within me. The result of division and fear has pierced my heart.
The actual greek word used for “sin” in Hebrews 12:1, means “defection” from the gospel. The Holy Spirit opened my eyes to see the conscious abandonment of America’s allegiance to Christ.
During my intimate moments with Jesus, He opened my eyes to see how in the last year, He has used all of the darkness to actually PERFECT my faith. He is making me a bolder witness for Christ. I am ALL in!
He is releasing greater discernment, allegiance and compassion. He is casting out fear and releasing love!
When evil abounds, it presses against the “possessed strength” within me and causes it to COME FORTH!!
This week, reflect on Hebrews 12:1-2.
How is Jesus perfecting your faith?
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV