"Therefore we also,
since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
and the sin which so easily ensnares us,
looking unto Jesus,
despising the shame,
~ Hebrews 12:1-2
I just read this morning in my devotions, and I never tire of reading God's word, it is life to my bones and bread for my soul.
I love to think of the 'cloud of witnesses', all the pilgrims that have gone before us throughout the centuries.
I have two of my Aunties with Jesus who stepped over from darkness to light on their death beds and now they are in eternal bliss. I have my brother who left this earth at the age of 6 (2 years older than me) who is with Jesus.
The other day I was having a whinge to my my husband about some things, little things & silly things.
It's so easy to take our eyes off Jesus and His ways for us. I had done that for a couple of hours and I whinged, because my eyes were on myself, how I was feeling, my selfish attitude.
Well some time with the Lord and in His presence soon dispelled those feelings and I was sorry to Him and Jesus refilled my cup with His joy and peace...HALLELUJAH!
God is amazing and I am continually amazed by His unfathomable and indescribable love and mercy for us.
Be encouraged sisters...you are LOVED!