“Growing closer to God requires
distancing ourselves from
whatever distracts us.
We must lay aside
whatever we delight in
more than Him.”
– Lysa Terkeurst
This is the best kind of distancing in the midst of a time when we are craving connection.
Heed these words, investigate your heart and mind for distractions keeping you from moving forward in your relationship with God, and take just one step towards removing what is hindering you.
As for us, we have all of these great witnesses who encircle us like clouds. So we must let go of every wound that has pierced us and the sin we so easily fall into. Then we will be able to run life’s marathon race with passion and determination, for the path has been already marked out before us.
We look away from the natural realm and we fasten our gaze onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection. His example is this: Because his heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be his, he endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation, and now sits exalted at the right hand of the throne of God!
So consider carefully how Jesus faced such intense opposition from sinners who opposed their own souls, so that you won’t become worn down and cave in under life’s pressures.
// Hebrews 12:1-3 TPT
From time to time, I will write “To the point” posts – short entries focused on a quote, simple thought, scripture or piece of art. I hope these simplified posts will give you something to think about to enhance your spiritual journey and to put a smile on your face.