[Jesus] endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2
Is it difficult for you to keep the faith in dark moments? Sometimes what hinders us from following Jesus is not life’s hardships but its comforts. The challenge in holy desire is to maintain bold confidence in the goodness of God even when we don’t understand the grand mystery of His ways. The writer of Hebrews maintains that the only way to keep faith (and to keep running the holy race) is to fix our eyes on Jesus, who managed to cherish the goodness of God even as He faced his own death. Looking to Him, we are formed into a life of holy, surrendered desire.
Pastor Derrick Richardson
Pastor of Community Abundant Life Church