I know without a doubt that we are in the right place, pursing the right things at the right time. One way that is confirmed is that each step we take there are multiple challenges that must be overcome to continue. This is not an easy journey, there is a lot of hard work and lots of hard choices. I read Hebrews chapters 11 and 12 and know we have to choose to not grow weary and lose heart, even through all the challenges. Those who have run their race of Faith before us as both witnesses and encouragements of an Awesome and most loving God, they wanted to be on the end of the plan where the children of God are full of the Holy Spirit and able to persevere as the sons of God. There are so many around us that have no hope, who know no love or peace. We desire to be able to share with them who our God is!
We need those who can pray, to pray!
We need those who can give, to give!
We need those who can come serve, to come!
Hebrews Chapter 12:1-3 Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Romans 8: 18For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. 20For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope 21that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. 23And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. 24For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? 25But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted;
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners;