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. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2)
There was no greater victory in history, then the victory of the cross. God triumphed over death by raising His Son to life. Through this one act, we now can experience victory in our own lives. Today, we have a choice… run with victory in mind or stand defeated. Will you chase after the victory that is yours in Jesus Christ?
“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.” ~Theodore Roosevelt
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Dear Father God, I continue to run with my eyes fixed on You. I celebrate every victory I’ve had and will continue to have through You. Thank You for creating in me a desire to fight and win every battle for You!
Standing in the Victory Arena,